Vinegar, Cleaning Wonder & More.

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Vinegar, Cleaning Wonder & More.

Vinegar is made from over-fermenting alcohol. White vinegar is made out of corn alcohol, Apple cider vinegar is made from cider or the apple must and Balsamic vinegar is made from the concentrated juice or must of white grapes.

As the sugar ferments it is converted to alcohol, but when alcohol is fermented further with air, the alcohol is catalytically oxidized and becomes the carboxylic acid acetic acid (the chemical name for vinegar).

Vinegar contains acetic acid which is good for disinfection and deodorizing.

There are 1001 Uses for White Vinegar, here are a few:

  • Deodorizing and cleaning: combine ½ cup of baking soda and ½ cup hot water.
  • Clean grout by letting full-strength white distilled vinegar sit on it for a few minutes and scrubbing it with an old toothbrush.
  • To clean a grease splattered oven door window, saturate it with full-strength white distilled vinegar. Keep the door open for 10 to 15 minutes before wiping with a sponge.
  • Remove mineral deposits from coffee makers with white distilled vinegar. Fill the water reservoir with 1 cup or more of white distilled vinegar and run it through a whole cycle. Run it once or twice more with plain water to rinse clean. (Check the owners’ manual first.)
  • Get rid of fruit flies by setting out a small dish of undiluted white distilled vinegar.


There are many other uses for vinegar

Around the garden ~ Stop ants from congregating by pouring white distilled vinegar on the area.

In the laundry~ Attack spaghetti, barbecue, or ketchup stains with a white distilled vinegar and water solution.

Health related uses ~ Stop insect stings and bites from itching by dabbing them with a cotton ball saturated with undiluted white distilled vinegar.

Pets ~ Remove skunk odors by wiping down the animal with a 50-50 solution of white distilled vinegar and water, followed by a plain-water rinse. Repeat if necessary.

Cooking ~ When poaching eggs, add a little white distilled vinegar to the water. The whites stay better formed.


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David Popoff is a certified “Green” Realtor in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.

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I love the idea of using natural products. I am tweeting this post and am heading out the door to buy a gallon of White Vinegar! =)

Feb 19, 2013 10:21 PM #1
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
We much prefer using things like vinegar instead of any of the noxious chemical concoctions prepared to poison the entire world.
Feb 19, 2013 10:24 PM #2
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi David -- I'm aware of this website and the "powers" of vinegar!   Good stuff!

Feb 19, 2013 10:32 PM #3
Edward Gilmartin
CRE - Boston, MA

And it is very affordable compared to what one pays for cleaning products these days.

Feb 19, 2013 10:37 PM #4
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

It is a win win ~ Non toxic and cost effective!!!!

Feb 19, 2013 10:51 PM #5
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

You are not making this up, when you say 1001 uses. Every home we renovate has the final cleaning done with this product.

Feb 20, 2013 08:44 AM #6
Regina P. Brown
California Coast & Country Homes, Inc. - San Luis Obispo, CA
e-Pro Realtor

The wonders of white vinegar!  It's a great use of natural products.  It's safe and more affordable too.

Feb 20, 2013 11:46 AM #7
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi David.  It's pretty good in a salad:)

Feb 20, 2013 08:56 PM #8
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Joe you are a head of your time and Conrad you are making me hungry, one product multi use I like it.

Feb 20, 2013 09:03 PM #9
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

David, this is a great post that I shall include in my next newsletter.   Homeowners are always looking for ways to clean different parts of their home.

Feb 20, 2013 11:09 PM #10
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Joan what a great idea to add it to a newsletter thanks

Feb 21, 2013 03:01 AM #11
Sheree Holsey
Sold Buy the Sea Realty - Hampstead, NC
I am Happy to Help You Find your Way Home!

I had a sitter who was allergic to everthing, and made me a mixture of vin. & water when she was cleaning up after my boys... leaves no odor... love it!

Oct 15, 2013 12:46 PM #12
KimLynn Tipton
Keller Williams Realty Inc. - Dallas, TX

David Popoff I will have to try the vingagr by the garden, they seem to build mansions suring the night in ours, haha. Thank you for sharing these tips

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