Vinegar Cleaning #2 Kitchen/Bathroom

Vinegar Cleaning #2 Kitchen/Bathroom

Use white distilled vinegar unless noted different.

Vinegar All Purpose Cleaner

Fill a bucket with 1/2 cut white distilled vinegar, 1 cup ammonia, 1/4 cup baking soda and 1 gallon of water.  I fill a spray bottle and put the rest in a gallon jar to replenish the spray bottle when empty.  Spray on spots and stains wipe with a clean cloth.  Great for cleaning walls and painted surfaces.

Glass, Stainless Steel, Plastic and Laminate Surfaces

Fill a spray bottle with 2 cups water, 1 cup vinegar and couple drops dish washing soap.  Spray and wipe clean.

Pots and Pans

This is safe house on all metal cookware, including copper pans.  Combine equal part salt and flour.  Add just enough vinegar to make a paste.  Work the paste onto the cooking surface and around outside of pan.  Rinse with warm water and dry.

Mopping ceramic Tiles on Floor

Add 1 pint vinegar to a gallon of warm water.  Mop floor.

Ceramic Tiles on Walls

Mix 1 cup vinegar to 3 cups warm water.  Wipe tiles clean.


Keep sponges fresh by soaking overnight in 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup water.  Rinse before using.

Coffee Maker

Fill decanter with vinegar and 1 cup water.  Place filter in machine and pour mixture into the coffeemaker chamber.  Let coffeemaker run through a cycle.  Remove filter and replace with a new filter.  Run clean water through for 2 cycles.

Cutting Boards and Storage Jars

Wipe clean with full strength vinegar.

Drains deodorized and Unblock

Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down drain.  Next pour 1 cup vinegar down drain.  After foam disappears flush with hot water.  Wait 5 minutes.  Flush with cold water.  Repeat if necessary.

Glasses, Crystal, Fine Cut Glass

Add 1 cup vinegar to your sink filled with warm water.  Wash glasses.  Allow to air dry.


In a glass bowl place 1 cup water and 1/4 cup vinegar.  Place in microwave and set for 5 minutes.  When bowl has cooled use mixture to wipe out microwave.


Clean with vinegar and rag.  Wi[ing everything down.


Wash scissors in vinegar.  Keep open to air dry.

Teapot, Thermos

Fill with equal parts vinegar and warm water.  Let sit one hour.  Rinse and air dry.

Vinegar Cleaning #2 Kitchen/Bathroom


Scrub and wipe down with vinegar on sink and toilet.  Rinse with cold water.

Shower Curtain

Place couple towels and shower curtain in washer.  Add 1/2 cup liquid laundry soap and 1/2 cup baking soda.  Wash on warm water cycle.  Add 1 cup vinegar to rinse cycle.  Before washing machine spins remove shower curtain and hang to air dry.

Shower Door, Sliding Door Tracks

Fill tracks with 2 cups vinegar.  Let sit 3 to 4 hours.  If tracks are really dirty heat vinegar for 30 seconds in microwave.  Scrub tracks.  Flush with hot water.  Vinegar Cleaning #1  Laundry/Washer



33 thoughts on “Vinegar Cleaning #2 Kitchen/Bathroom

  1. I learn something new every day. I never thought about using vinegar as a cleaner, but after reading your post it makes sense. I’m going to have to give this a try.

  2. Vinegar is such a versatile cleaning solution. I’ve used a few of the solutions you wrote about but I learned so many more ways to use vinegar as a safe, non toxic cleaner. I never knew vinegar was safe to use on crystal. Thanks for the tip.

  3. Vinegar is one of my favorite ways to clean. I use it on my floors and on my counters. McLean so much and it does not cost a lot of money to buy.

  4. I am shocked at all of the uses that vinegar has for everyday purposes. I love avoiding chemicals, however I would probably add essential oils of citrus, eucalyptus or peppermint for fragrance.

  5. It is truly amazing what we can do to clean our home without the use of harmful chemicals! Cleaning with vinegar is an excellent way to do this. Lemon Juice in water is another one of my favorites.

  6. I’m definitely going to try using vinegar with salt on some pots and pans. That’s a neat trick. It seems like I could save a lot of money by using vinegar.

  7. Oh my goodness I love this so much. I started using some vinegar to clean my house, then I started second-guessing myself because I wasn’t sure if it was actually working. I know this is a tried-and-true method of cleaning, this post is just confirmation that I’m doing it right. Thanks for all these recipes, this is awesome.

  8. I love cleaning with natural supplies such as vinegar. I have had such a hard time coming up with a great streak free spray for my stainless steel appliances, can’t wait to try your recipe!

  9. I seriously had no idea there were so many uses for vinegar! I do use it to clean the coffeemaker – usually once a month. I have also heard it helps to put it in the toilet tank – we have hard water that leaves rust stains, and it’s really caked up inside the tank. I think it will take a few bottles to help that situation!

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