Many uses for vinegar outside of that dressing (or cleaning your coffee pot)!
- Arthritis tonic and treatment; two spoonfuls of apple cider vinegar and honey in a glass of water several times daily.
- Thirst-quenching drink: apple cider vinegar mixed with cold water.
- 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.
- Skin burns: Apply ice cold vinegar right away for fast relief. Will prevent burn blisters.
- Make cauliflower white: Add a spoonful of vinegar to cooking water to make the cauliflower white and clean.
- Storing cheese: keep it fresh longer by wrapping it in a vinegar-soaked cloth and keeping it in a sealed container.
- Remove stains from stainless steel and chrome with a vinegar-dampened cloth.
- Rinse glasses and dishes in water and vinegar to remove spots and film.
- Prevent grease build-up in your oven by frequently wiping it with vinegar.
- Prevent mold: Wipe jars of preserves and canned food with vinegar to prevent mold-producing bacteria.
- Eliminate mildew: To eliminate mildew, dust and odors, wipe down walls with vinegar-soaked cloth.
- Clean windows with vinegar and water.
- Hardened paint brushes: Simmer in boiling vinegar and wash in hot soapy water.
- Clean breadbox and food containers with vinegar-dampened cloth to keep fresh-smelling and clean.
- Unclog: Pour boiling vinegar down drains to unclog and clean them.
- Fireplace: Clean fireplace bricks with undiluted vinegar.
- An excellent all-purpose cleaner: Vinegar mixed with salt. Cleans copper, bronze, brass, dishes, pots, pans, skillets, glasses, windows. Rinse well.
- Condiments: Make your catsup and other condiments last longer by adding vinegar.
- Congestion: To clear up respiratory congestion, inhale a vapor mist from steaming pot containing water and several spoonfuls of vinegar.
- Apple cider vinegar and honey as a cure-all: Use to prevent apathy, obesity, hay fever, asthma, rashes, food poisoning, heartburn, sore throat, bad eyesight, dandruff, brittle nails and bad breath.
- Boiled eggs: When boiling eggs, add some vinegar to the water to prevent white from leaking out of a cracked egg.
- Poached eggs: When poaching eggs, add a teaspoon of vinegar to the water to prevent separation.
- Weight loss: Vinegar helps prevent fat from accumulating in the body.
- Canned fish and shrimp: To give it a freshly caught taste, soak in a mixture of sherry and 2-tablespoons of vinegar.
- Flavorful fruit: Add a spoonful of vinegar when cooking fruit to improve the flavor.
- Sweeter fish: Soak fish in vinegar and water before cooking for a tender, sweeter taste.
- Ham: Add vinegar to boiling ham to improve flavor and cut salty taste.
- Desserts: Improve the flavor of desserts by adding a touch of vinegar.
- Deep frying: Add vinegar to your deep fryer to eliminate a greasy taste.
- Gelatin: Add a tablespoon of vinegar to fruit gelatin to hold it firm.
- Herbs: Steep your favorite herb in vinegar until you have a pleasing taste and aroma.
- Fried and boiled foods: Use vinegar instead of lemon on fried and broiled foods.
- Your tea kettle: To remove lime coating on your tea kettle; add vinegar to the water and let stand overnight.
- To make a good liniment: beat one whole egg, add 1-cup vinegar and 1-cup turpentine. Blend.
- Skin care: Apply vinegar to chapped, cracked skin for quick healing.
- Vinegar promotes skin health: Rub on tired, sore or swollen areas.
- Mineral deposits: Reduce mineral deposits in pipes, radiators, kettles and tanks by adding vinegar into the system.
- Uncooked ham: Rub vinegar on the cut end of uncooked ham to prevent mold.
- Jars: Clean jars with vinegar and water to remove odor.
- Cabbage odor: Avoid cabbage odor by adding vinegar to the cooking water.
- Skunk odor: Remove from pets by rubbing fur with vinegar.
- Painting: Paint adheres better to galvanized metal that has been wiped with vinegar.
- Pets' drinking water: Add vinegar to eliminate odor and encourage shiny fur.
- For fluffy meringue: beat three egg whites with a teaspoon of vinegar.
- Pie crust: Add 1-tablespoon vinegar to your pastry recipe for an exceptional crust.
- Plaster: Half a teaspoon per quart of patching plaster allows you more time to work the plaster before it hardens.
- Discolored potatoes: Prevent discoloration of peeled potatoes by adding a few drops of vinegar to water. They will keep fresh for days in fridge.
- Poultry water: Add vinegar to increase egg production and to produce tender meat.
- Preserve peppers: Put freshly picked peppers in a sterilized jar and finish filling with boiling vinegar.
- Olives and pimentos will keep indefinitely if covered with vinegar and refrigerated.
- Fluffy rice: Add 1-teaspoon vinegar to cooking water for fluffier rice.
- Cleaner laundry: Add vinegar to laundry rinse water: removes all soap and prevents yellowing.
- After shampoo hair rinse: 1 ounce apple cider vinegar in 1 quart of distilled water.
- Crusty bread: 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.
- Homemade sour cream: blend together 1-cup cottage cheese, 1/4-cup skim milk and 1-teaspoon vinegar.
- Cooking pots: Boil vinegar and water in pots to remove stains.
- Berry stains: Remove berry stains from hands with vinegar.
- Cake icing: Prevent sugaring by mixing a drop of vinegar in the cake icing.
- Sunburn: Cold vinegar relieves sunburn.
- Tenderize meat: When boiling meat, add a spoonful of vinegar to the water to make it more tender.
- Marinating: Marinate tough meat in vinegar overnight to tenderize.
- A strength tonic: Combine raw eggs, vinegar and black pepper. Blend well.
Extra: Vinegar Foot Soak
Place two garlic bulbs in a blender along with two handfuls of fresh or dried calendula petals, one handful of chopped fresh comfrey root, and the chopped hulls of several black walnuts. Pour vinegar over the herbs and blend well. Place mixture in a large, shallow pan, and add 20 drops of tea tree oil.
To treat Athelete's Foot, soak feet in solution for at least 15 minutes. Rinse feet and dry in sun or in the light of a sun lamp. Use the foot soak 3 to 4 times per day. Make a fresh batch for each use.
Extra: Kitchen Vinegar
Not only does this preparation taste great in salads, stir fries and marinades, but it contains anti-bacterial properties as well. Gather fresh oregano and place in a blender with 10 peeled cloves garlic. Pour vinegar over the herbs and blend. Bottle and allow to sit for several weeks. You may strain out the herbs or elect to leave them in the preparation. This vinegar keeps well for several months unrefrigerated.
Make sure that your cornstarch is fresh. Test by combining a tablespoon of vinegar and corn starch together, if it bubbles, it is still fresh.
Fight Off Ants
Fill a trigger spray bottle with equal parts vinegar and water and spray around ant-attracting plants and trees. The acetic acid in vinegar kills ants.
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