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What are some ways to use vinegar as a cleaner?

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A mixture made from 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar and 1/2 gallon of warm water can be used to wash no-wax floors. Vinegar can also be used to wash woodwork; a mixture of 1 cup ammonia, 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar, 1/4 cup baking soda and 1 gallon water can be wiped over wooden walls or blinds with a sponge or cloth. This mixture does not leave streaks or dull a painted finish.

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What are some ways to use vinegar as a cleaner?
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Coffee makers can be cleaned using white distilled vinegar; the vinegar excels at dissolving the mineral deposits that often form in these appliances. Owners are advised to fill the water reservoir with vinegar and run it through a brewing cycle, and then rinse the coffee maker with clear water.

Vinegar can be used to unclog a showerhead. This is accomplished by saturating an absorbent cloth in vinegar, wrapping it around the showerhead and leaving it to soak overnight.

If a pet has an accident on the carpet, it can be cleaned up with white vinegar. Homeowners are advised to sprinkle plain white vinegar over the stained area, wait a few minutes and then begin blotting up the vinegar from the outside of the stain inward. For stubborn pet stains, this process may need to be repeated several times.

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