The Benefits of Vinegar: Grease-Cutting Machine
- Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Vinegar is fantastic for cutting grease. When the Clean My Space crew encounters a greasy area, namely the kitchen, we arm ourselves with clean cloths and plenty of the good stuff.
The key is to always buff it dry to avoid any damage (because vinegar is acidic). Apply the vinegar, let it sit, and then wipe off with a cloth or semi-abrasive sponge (depending on what is being cleaned).
Fingerprints on cabinet doors that just don’t seem to come off any other way easily come off with a quick splash of vinegar. Always consult the manufacturer of the fixtures before using vinegar on any surface (i.e. cupboards, granite, etc.).
Even for pots and pans that are heavily greased, vinegar will do the trick if left to sit on the soiled pot or pan for about 5 minutes.
When cleaning an exhaust fan vent, you will experience the same wonder as vinegar eats away at the grease and leaves the vent clean shiny.
If your stainless steel is dirty (large or small appliances), use some vinegar to remove the gooey buildup!
Vinegar is also amazing on floors, especially tile and laminate. Add about half a cup to hot water and mop. Be sure to wring the mop well to avoid streaks. Let vinegar do the dirty work!