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  •     Around the House

1. Sagging cane chairs: Sponge them with a hot solution of half vinegar and half water. Place the chairs out in the hot sun to dry.
2. Remove stains from stainless steel and chrome with a vinegar-dampened cloth.
3. Soak cloudy drinking glasses in warmed white vinegar for a few hours to remove the film, simply wipe clean, rinse, and dry.
4. Prevent grease buildup in your oven by frequently wiping it with vinegar.
5. Wipe jars of preserves and canned food with vinegar to prevent mold-producing bacteria.
6. To eliminate mildew, dust and odors, wipe down walls with a vinegar-soaked cloth.
7. Clean windows and mirrors with vinegar and water.
8. Hardened paintbrushes: Simmer in boiling vinegar and wash in hot, soapy water.
9. Clean breadbox and food containers with a vinegar-dampened cloth to keep them fresh smelling and clean.
10. Pour boiling vinegar down drains to unclog and clean them.
11. Clean fireplace bricks with undiluted vinegar.
12. An excellent all-purpose cleaner: vinegar mixed with salt. Cleans copper, bronze, brass, dishes, pots, pans, skillets, glasses, and windows. Rinse well afterwards.
13. To remove lime coating on your teakettle, add vinegar to water and let stand overnight.
14. Reduce mineral deposits in pipes, radiators, kettles and tanks by adding vinegar into the system.
15. Boil vinegar and water in pots to remove stains.
16. Half a teaspoon per quart of patching plaster allows you more time to work the plaster before it hardens.
17. Add vinegar to laundry rinse water; it removes all soap and prevents yellowing.
18. Use it full strength to polish car chrome with a cloth and see it shine! Use it on your car’s windshield and windows, too. Wipe out your refrigerator with vinegar to clean, deodorize, and help prevent mildew.
19. Periodically run a gallon of distilled vinegar through your washing machine to clean it thoroughly, get rid of soap scum, and clear out the hoses. Run the machine through the warm water wash cycle empty and then add the vinegar during the rinse cycle.

  • Health and Body

20. Vinegar can be used to treat dandruff. Simply pour a few tablespoons of vinegar on your hair and massage into your scalp. Wait a few minutes, then rinse and wash hair like normal. Try this for a few days, and you should see results.
21. To clear up respiratory congestion, inhale a vapor mist from a steaming pot containing water and several spoonfuls of vinegar.
22. Arthritis tonic and treatment: Two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and honey (to taste) in a glass of water several times daily.
23. Facial for skin blemishes: Wash your face as usual. Then add three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a quart of water. Heat till steaming and pour into a bowl. Cover your head with a towel and lean over the bowl. Steam your face for 10-15 minutes. Pat the vapors into your skin and let air-dry.
24. Apply vinegar to chapped, cracked skin for quick healing.
25. Vinegar promotes skin health. Rub on tired, sore or swollen areas.
26. Two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with two tablespoons of honey in a glass of water, taken a half hour before meals, helps digestion and supplies trace minerals.
27. Facial toner: Mix 1/4 teaspoon of vinegar with a cup of spring water; splash on your face. Let dry. Put the remainder in the fridge to use for a few days.
28. Paint adheres better to galvanized metal that has been wiped with vinegar.
29. Pets’ drinking water: Add vinegar to eliminate odor and encourage shiny fur.
30. Suffering from a sore throat? Mix a teaspoon of vinegar with a glass of water. Gargle with the mixture and then swallow.
31. Remove berry stains from hands with vinegar.
32. Skin burns (including sunburn): Apply ice-cold vinegar right away for fast relief. Will prevent burn blisters.
33. A strength tonic: Combine raw eggs, vinegar and black pepper. Blend well.
34. You know those hard calluses that can build up on the bottoms of your feet with age-that thick skin that won’t seem to go away? Try soaking your feet in a combination of white vinegar and warm water nightly, and watch your feet soften noticeably.
35. Add ½ cup of vinegar to warm bath water when bathing and get double benefits-softer skin and a cleaner bathtub!
36. Vinegar makes a simple, inexpensive conditioner for your hair and helps remove the sticky stuff shampoo can leave behind. About a tablespoon will do it, or simply add ½ cup of vinegar to your bath water when bathing, as suggested above, and your hair will also reap the benefits.
37. Prevent sugaring by mixing a drop of vinegar in the cake icing.
38. When boiling meat, add a spoonful of vinegar to the water to make it more tender.
39. Thirst-quenching drink: Dash of apple cider vinegar mixed with cold water.
40. Add a spoonful of vinegar to cooking water to make cauliflower white and clean.

  •     Food-related

41. When boiling eggs, add some vinegar to the water to prevent white from leaking out of a cracked egg.
42. When poaching eggs, add a teaspoon of vinegar to the water to prevent separation.
43. Canned fish: To give it a freshly caught taste, soak in a mixture of sherry and vinegar.
44. Add a spoonful of vinegar when cooking fruit to improve the flavor.
45. Soak fish in vinegar and water before cooking for tenderness and a sweeter taste.
46. Add vinegar to boiling ham to improve flavor and cut salty taste.
47. Add vinegar to your deep fryer to eliminate a greasy taste.
48. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to fruit gelatin to hold it firm.
49. Make your ketchup and other condiments last longer by diluting slightly with vinegar.
50. Storing cheese: Keep it fresh longer by wrapping it in a vinegar-soaked cloth and keeping it in a sealed container.
51. Use vinegar instead of lemon on fried and broiled foods.
52. Rub vinegar on the cut end of uncooked ham to prevent mold.
53. Avoid cabbage odor by adding vinegar to the cooking water.
54. For fluffy meringue: Beat 3 egg whites with a teaspoon of vinegar.
55. Pie crust: Add one tablespoon of vinegar to your pastry recipe for an exceptional crust.
56. Prevent discoloration of peeled potatoes by adding a few drops of vinegar to water. They will keep fresh for days in the fridge.
57. Marinate tough meat in vinegar overnight to tenderize.
58. Preserve peppers: Put fresh peppers in a sterilized jar and finish filling with boiling vinegar.
59. Olives and pimentos will keep indefinitely if covered with vinegar and refrigerated.
60. Add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to cooking water for fluffier rice.
61. For a shiny crust on homemade bread and rolls: just before they have finished baking, take them out, brush crusts with vinegar, return to oven to finish baking.
62. Homemade sour cream: Blend together 1 cup of cottage cheese, 1/4 cup of milk and 1 teaspoon of vinegar.

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