Kitchen Hacks: Top 5 Things to Never Clean Using Vinegar

Posted by Staff Reporter ( on Mar 22, 2016 06:40 AM EDT
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A kitchen set in a studio features two Kelvinator ovens, a KitchenAid dishwasher, a Kelvinator refrigerator, a table under a green tablecloth, a stool (with red knit stool cosy), a stove, glass shelves for glasses, a bottle of vinegar, and a decanter of brandy, 1970s. Above the window at center a spotlight is visible and to the right of the refrigerator the wall opens onto a fake tree. A clock above the ovens reads 12:15. (Photo : Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Here are some of the things you can find at your home that should never be cleaned using vinegar.

According to Carolyn Forte, the director of the Home Appliances and Cleaning Products lab at Good Housekeeping Research Institute, homeowners should veer away from using vinegar as a cleaning product for granite or marble countertops. First and most importantly, the acid found in vinegar can etch the marble and granite finishing of your tables and countertops. When this happens, it becomes impossible for one to see the shine of the tables.

Additionally, vinegar is also not to be used on stone floor tiles that are typically found in the bathroom. One of the reasons is it can also remove the shine from the floor. Additionally, it can also be dangerous because the acid in the vinegar should not be mixed with soap, shampoos and the like.

Meanwhile, vinegar is also not to be used on egg stains. If for some reason egg spills in your house or car, never use vinegar to clean it. First of all, the vinegar can only make the stain stick further on the floor or any surface of the car. As a result, it will become more difficult for you to get rid of it, according to Elle Décor.

Don't also use vinegar when cleaning your iron. According to Forte, "Vinegar can damage the internal parts of an iron. So don't pour it through to freshen and clean it out. To keep irons from clogging, empty them completely after use, and follow the manufacturer's cleaning instructions."

Lastly, don't use vinegar on stubborn stains. When there are stains at home or even your clothes, simply use water to get rid of them.

Now that you have an idea when it comes to the use of vinegar, hopefully you can use it better at home or the workplace.

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