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Old 04-20-2013, 06:09 PM
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ive tried that combination and while it helped it wasnt as effective as store bought cleansers
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by B'ichela View Post
I was watching G word on Planet Green. they were showing the power of baking sode and white vinegar at cleaning. Being they are both foodstampable items I bought some. Results? Worked like a charm! Granted my house smells like a salad bar. (just a tiny bit, I had my windows open.) it got the gunk off my microwave and sinks that the regular commercial stuff left behind. On the linolium floor in my kitchen it got the ground in dirt out. without out too much sweat on my part.

Now here is my question. What else can these two products be used for? Can they clean a slightly soiled electric oven? I hae yet to try that.

I am amazed that two everyday grocery items can out perform commercial cleaning products. Is there any other grocery products that can be used to clean with too?
Before you head to bed, say an hour before, a shot of vinegar will insure your stomach is settled. Works if you already an upset stomach too. Just drink a few sips and gone.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:35 PM
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If I have a grease stain on clothing I use vinegar, soda, dawn dish detergent and then lemon juice. Rub that on the stain then put it in the wash with Tide, and it always comes out clean.
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:53 PM
Location: Cushing OK
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As someone who is allergic to both bleach and ammonia and their fumes, I like it when establishments use viniger to clean with as I've left restraunts unable to breath. Vinegar is strong, but disapates quickly and best of all it is NOT a poison like the others.

I use a fifty fifty mix with the bathroom and it does a beautiful job on all surfaces includine mirrors. I even use it on the plastic counter since I didn't ask for that and intend to cover it with tile.
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:31 PM
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Yes you are right.My wife used baking soda several times to clean utensils and floors as well.
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Old 02-10-2017, 05:31 AM
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Saw a tip online and Im trying it right noo.. you put a load of orange peel in a jar with a lid.. pour on vinegar to cover and leave for five days or more... then put it into a spray bottle, put some baking soda on the bottom of the oven or whatever needs a good clean, then spray on this mixture and watch it foam up... on the youtube ad it looks amazing, cant wait to try it... only its quite a new oven I have and the bottom is clean as i have a liner, so Ill have to ask my daughter to try it out on hers, if it needs it of course..
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Old 02-18-2017, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by L0ve View Post
I have not bought chemical cleaners in years.

For window cleaner, just mix vinegar and a bottle of rubbing alcohol...zero streaks.
Vinegar is dilute acetic acid. Rubbing alcohol is ethanol with enough methanol to make it poisonous so you can't drink it. If you heat up a blend acetic acid and ethanol you can make ethyl acetate, another chemical that itself is common solvent and another potential cleaner.

They are ALL chemicals and ALL dangerous if used improperly. Commercial cleaners use many of the same chemicals and many similar acids, bases, and polar solvents. There is no reason to think that acetic acid (vinegar) or ethanol/methanol (rubbing alcohol) blends are any safer.
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Old 02-22-2017, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Skyecrafts View Post
White Vinegar Rocks! We are cleaning up our home to try and sell it when the market gets a little bit better. My shower is from 1976, all original tile. It was caked in grime, really bad. I thought the tiles were destroyed because that was the way it was when I moved in. I just would use Tilex and try and keep it clean. So, one day I soaked rags in vinegar and left them in my shower on the tiles for a couple of hours. The grime came off. My shower actually looks nice and retro chic and I don't have to pay thousands to put in that plastic tub thing.

Wow, good idea. I never thought of laying down towels/rags soaked in vinegar for the shower tile. I usually just dump a bunch of wh vinegar down and toss some baking soda on top.
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Old 02-23-2017, 03:47 AM
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I use vinegar on my worktops as it kills germs, the smell goes away quickly .... I also use it for windows, fabric softener and other jobs around the house....we dont need the Mr Muscles etc... and bad for you and the environment.
Amen to that! I live in Europe too, and the local market sell large bottles of white vinegar (not suitable for foods it says) in the area where other cleaning products are sold.

It is a fraction of the cost and works better than anything I have ever tried. As Dizzybint said the smell dissipates in a very short time - in fact it lasts far, far, far less time that those phony ocean/forest/floral stenches that are added to chemical cleaning products.

I keep a bottle on the countertop next to the dish soap because I use olive oil a lot. Using vinegar to clean my oily dishes along with the soap cuts the oil very quickly.

I use it on just about everything except wood. It's the best!
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Old 04-01-2017, 06:01 AM
Location: 404
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I have only apple cider vinegar because I drink it for digestive health and a second vinegar bottle is not worth the space. I put some in a spray bottle for small doses and cleaning walls.
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