Tips & Tricks

Fall Cleaning Kitchen Tips with Vinegar

We love how vinegar always adds a crisp and bright addition to cooking. Often it is the “secret” ingredient to making a good dish great! But, just plain old white distilled vinegar also offers many solutions for keeping your home, crispy clean! Here are two of our favorites!

For Your Dishwasher and Dishes:

Vinegar can help leave your glassware sparkling, as it will get rid of hard water spots. Simply pour 1 cup of white vinegar into the bottom of your dishwasher, then run the cycle as usual. You can also clean the appliance itself with vinegar—just place a cup full of the liquid on the top rack and run a hot cycle to get rid of grease, grime, and musty smells.

For Your Microwave

If you have baked-on food inside your microwave, save yourself some scrubbing by steaming out the appliance with vinegar. Combine ½ cup vinegar and ½ cup water in a microwave-safe container. Put the mixture in the appliance, and turn it on for three to five minutes. Carefully remove the container (it’ll be hot!), then use a sponge to easily wipe away grime.