Vinegar Solution for Disinfecting Vegetables

cleaning with vinegar

Vegetables and fruits are covered with bacteria and pathogenic microorganisms that cause various diseases. To avoid unpleasant consequences, you can disinfect them by using vinegar.

Prepare a solution of three parts water and one part vinegar. Pour it into a spray bottle. Once you have washed the vegetables with running water, spray them with the vinegar solution. Then rinse them under running water again to remove the smell of vinegar.

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Vinegar has disinfectant and bleaching properties and is an excellent solvent for grease. Greasy dishes are washed with water and vinegar to better remove the oils.

Burnt dishes can be washed very easily and quickly, if you soak their bottoms with plain vinegar and leave them overnight.

Using vinegar, you can regain the outer glow of your pots and pans. Pour salt on a sponge for washing dishes and then some vinegar on it. Just rub the surface and the pot will shine once more.


Vinegar has the ability to remove bad odors. Along with eliminating the smell, it can kill bacteria that multiply in the refrigerator or stove. Use a solution of equal parts water and vinegar to clean them.


Clean your bread box in this fashion, in order to prevent the appearance of mold. The same solution can disinfect and clean all kitchen surfaces, including the microwave oven.

Be sure to use vinegar to disinfect your wooden cutting board as it retains a huge amount of bacteria. If not removed, they are transferred to the products you cut and eat.

The ability of vinegar to remove odors may be very useful to you when you fry fish. Once done frying, pour some vinegar in the pan and leave it on low heat. As it evaporates, it will remove all odors.

If you cook pasta and then rinse them with water, you can add a little vinegar to the water to prevent them from sticking together.


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