June 14, 2013
Vinegar does way more than just make you pucker. Besides being a versatile ingredient in food preservation and a tasty flavor addition, here are 10 things we bet you didn’t know you could do with vinegar. (And why it’s the secret weapon in your food storage pantry!)
Kills weeds: Spray it on leaves and roots.
Disinfectant: Do not mix vinegar and bleach! That mix creates a harmful gas.
Degreaser, de-gunker, and rust resolver: But don’t use it on marble counters, stoneware, or waxed surfaces.
Laundry aid: Cuts the amount of soap you need and softens fabric.
Odor neutralizer: Great in a garbage disposal or on cutting boards.
Keeps eggs from cracking while boiling
Hair rinse: Gets rid of product build up.
Stain remover: Works on clothes (collar and underarm stains), hands, blood stains.
Insecticide: Spray anywhere you've seen ants, put it in a jar with small holes in the lid to attract fruit flies,
Looks like a little vinegar in your food storage pantry can turn into a big survival help.