From a dip for dry or grilled meat, or as a drizzle to your salad, or even a base for your stew (did anyone say adobo?), vinegar, for the most part, is more widely recognized as something that you ingest.
but if you've ever seen your mother, grandmother, or anyone you know who cleans the house, and does it thoroughly, especially people who don't like using hard chemicals?
You've probably seen them using vinegar as an all-natural cleaner.
You can prepare a mixture and use it to clean sinks, countertops, and other household surfaces, such as glass, windows, countertops, and even chrome fixtures like faucets and showerheads.
Mix equal parts white, distilled vinegar and water and store the mixture in a spray bottle.
Of course, since it's an acid (acetic acid, to be exact), there are some surfaces you shouldn't use it on. If your countertop is made of granite or marble, you should use something else.
Some people claim that vinegar can be used as a disinfectant, however, EPA standards state that in order for it to be classified as such, it needs to be able to kill 99% of germs, bacteria, and disease-causing viruses. This is the reason why at this time, it can't be classified as such.
But as a cleaner that can help remove stubborn stains and hardened grime and food? Especially when you find yourself suddenly out of your usual products, and don't want to go out immediately, just to replenish your supply? This can tide you over, until your next trip to the supermarket.
(this post isn't sponsored by Heinz. it was just the first photo of white vinegar we found. lol.)