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    So, this condiment seems to be a wonder "drug", cleaner, etc. Tell me, what have you used vinegar for - besides salad dressing.

    I use it each night - warm water in a plastic shoe box and 3 Tablespoons white vinegar. Soak my feet for 15 minutes. I no longer have any cracked heals, corns or nail problems.... I'm a diabetic. Must take care of the tootsies.

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    I do a final rinse of my hair in the shower with white vinegar. It keeps my hair soft and silky and it actually cuts down on static. It helps bring out the natural highlights, too. You can use apple cider vinegar, too. I use white vinegar because the apple cider vinegar makes my blonde hair darker.

    I use vinegar for everything!

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    I clean my coffeemaker,

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    i mix it with water to wash the windows

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    I use it in the laundry to keep odors down (especially if I forget I have a load in there for a long time!!) I can't use scented detergents because of allergies.

    I also use it to clean my spa tub on a monthly basis. Just fill about jets, add one cup of vinegar and turn jets on for about 15 minutes. Keeps it nice and clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    i mix it with water to wash the windows

    me too, also clean gunge in washing machines, soak shower heads and taps/faucets to get clean.
    put white vinegar over dog pee to neutralise, clean s/steel etc etc .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanamoms
    I use it in the laundry to keep odors down (especially if I forget I have a load in there for a long time!!) I can't use scented detergents because of allergies.

    I also use it to clean my spa tub on a monthly basis. Just fill about jets, add one cup of vinegar and turn jets on for about 15 minutes. Keeps it nice and clean.
    Ah, I have to tell my neighbors about the spa. They have one and the water treatment solution gives the wife a terrible rash! Maybe cleaning with vinegar on a regular basis might work better.

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    I use it in my dishwasher.. half a cup (along with the tab..)

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    I used to soak my diamond wedding rings in vinegar to clean and make them sparkle.

    Clean hairbrushes and combs with a vinegar/water soak.

    Jan in VA

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    Thanks for the tip. My DH is diabetic and his feet will crack a lot. I'll start him on this remedy.

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    also I just did some research and save lots of ideas on my blog

    http://worldwidecookingrecipes.blogs...long-list.html

    also good to get grease and oil out of clothes, when my hubby worked in factory had to wash his clothes this way

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    I use vingar and HOT water th mop my tile floors works great even the grout lines come clean.

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    This may be the strangest "use" for wine or balsamic vinegar.

    I drink it.

    LOVE the stuff!!

    If I have a bad upper resperatory congestion, I make myself a mug of hot wine vinegar. The fumes from it boiling is enough to clear the whole town of congestion :)

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    I use white vinegar to fix color on fabrics, preventing them to keep bleeding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    also I just did some research and save lots of ideas on my blog

    http://worldwidecookingrecipes.blogs...long-list.html

    also good to get grease and oil out of clothes, when my hubby worked in factory had to wash his clothes this way
    Wow! I should have thought of this! My husband constantly ruins his T-shirts with grease from something he ate (usually not at home!) Vinegar in the laundry room - right now :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooklabell
    So, this condiment seems to be a wonder "drug", cleaner, etc. Tell me, what have you used vinegar for - besides salad dressing.

    I use it each night - warm water in a plastic shoe box and 3 Tablespoons white vinegar. Soak my feet for 15 minutes. I no longer have any cracked heals, corns or nail problems.... I'm a diabetic. Must take care of the tootsies.
    Are you serious..it cures cracked heels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    This may be the strangest "use" for wine or balsamic vinegar.

    I drink it.

    LOVE the stuff!!

    If I have a bad upper resperatory congestion, I make myself a mug of hot wine vinegar. The fumes from it boiling is enough to clear the whole town of congestion :)
    Wait, do you dilute it with water? :shock: I can't imagine swallowing full strength and hot to boot!

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    If your garbage disposal or drains start to smell funky, vinegar and baking soda works everytime.

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    I keep a spray bottle of vinegar in the shower and spray the shower walls and glass doors before I get out. You'd think my bathroom would smell like a pickle, but it doesn't and makes cleaning the shower much easier.

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    If you ever accidentally put too much soap in your washer and it starts to bubble over, just add some vinegar to the wash. It cuts down on the bubbles. This is a tip learned at my local laundromat. When a kid put a ton of soap in one of the washers.

    It's also good to put down your kitchen sink every so often.

    I use it or lemon juice as a final rinse on my hair, to be sure I've gotten all the soap out.

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    I don't go near it. Makes my skin break out, and I sneeze uncontrollably and get a migraine. I won't have it in the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    I do a final rinse of my hair in the shower with white vinegar. It keeps my hair soft and silky and it actually cuts down on static. It helps bring out the natural highlights, too. You can use apple cider vinegar, too. I use white vinegar because the apple cider vinegar makes my blonde hair darker.

    I use vinegar for everything!
    Maybe I should start using apple cider to darken the greys?



    Balsamic vinegar with strawberries ... mmmmmmmmmm!

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    Vinegar also cleans rusty bolts and nuts.

    Put the offending fasteners in a bucket and cover with vinegar. Let sit a day or two, then thoroughly wash the nuts and bolts. Use a wire brush if needed to remove any stubborn debris. Make sure that you use plenty of water to rinse because the vinegar will continue to eat away at the metal. After they are dry spray with some WD-40.

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    I rememer my mom using it to wash the panel walls down. Her and my dad were both smokers and she used it to clean away the smoke stains and the odor. I use it to wash out my coffee maker.

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    I put some in with the towels about once per month instead of fabric softener. It cuts down on fab softener buildup and towels are able to absorb more water. Learned that tip on the QB. :)

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