Handy tips with wonder Vinegar

Handy tips with wonder Vinegar
Handy tips with wonder Vinegar

You must be wondering why something that has a sour smell, taste and is colorless is being given so much of importance. The truth is vinegar is a wonder product. Produced during the oxidation of ethanol in beer, wine or cider, vinegar has acetic properties that make it a popular choice in every household.

Kitchen Tips
~ Want to rid the microwave of the odor and stains? Add 1-2 capfuls of vinegar and 1 cup water in amicrowave safe bowl. Set this for at 4-5 minutes. The steam from the water-vinegar mixture will remove the odor and help you in cleaning the insides of the microwave with ease.
~ During defrosting your refrigerator, clean the insides with a clean cloth dipped in vinegar water solution.
~ To flush the drainage of your kitchen sink, mix 1 bowl of hot water with 1/4th cup of vinegar added to it. Pour this hot mixture as and when required into the kitchen sink. This will clean the drainage and prevent dirt, muck and germs from settling in.

Health Tips
~ Sunburn can be effectively treated by applying vinegar on the skin. There is no need to dilute the vinegar. Just dab a bit of it on a cloth and gently apply on the affected areas.
~ Its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties are highly effective to remedy feet infections like fungal growth and athlete’s foot.
~ Suffering from a tooth ache? Dab a bit of vinegar in a cloth and rub it gently on the painful tooth. This will temporarily subside the pain while you rush to the dentist.

Home Tips
~ To rid tobacco odor from a room, keep open bowls of vinegar to absorb the smell.
~ Cleaning the windows? Make a solution of water and vinegar and watch the windows shine as new.
~ By regularly cleaning your kitchen floor with vinegar you can remove the greasiness and kill germs.
~ To keep ants away, regularly clean your table tops and kitchen slabs with vinegar.
~ Wash your garbage bins with vinegar solution. This is a perfect way to kill germs.
~ After chopping veggies or meat, wash the chopping board with vinegar.

For, 24th September, 2007.

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Tanya is a graduate in Sociology from Sophia College, Mumbai, a post-graduate in Communications and Media from SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai and holds a Master's Degree in Journalis & Mass Communications from Chandigarh University. A former writing mentor and a seasoned lifestyle writer, Tanya writes columns on The Lifestyle Portal of life and living.

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