White Vinegar from Cleaning with Kitchen Staples Slideshow

Cleaning with Kitchen Staples Slideshow

Allison Beck
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White Vinegar

An all-around kitchen workhorse. Wipe a vinegar-soaked towel over your greasy stove-top to clear away any residue. One TDM editor always uses 1 part white vinegar to 16 parts warm water when mopping her floors. Run out of descaling powder and need to clean your coffee or espresso maker? Use ¼ cup white vinegar with 4 cups of water and run it partway through your machine. Let it sit overnight, then run the remaining liquid all the way through. Rinse the machine by running four cups of water through, and then repeat a second time.