How To Use the Natural Magic of Vinegar to Clean Your Kitchen

Butcher block countertops!

For the last couple of weeks we’ve been rounding up all the amazing ways you can clean the kitchen with just three things: lemons, baking soda, and today, vinegar! This amazing cleaning trifecta can handle most kitchen jobs, and the ingredients are cheap and gentler than traditional cleaners.

White distilled vinegar is an excellent thing to keep around the kitchen. Not only does it make a great rinse aid in the dishwasher, but you can use it to clean butcher block boards and remove scum from the blender carafe. Here are the top 10 reasons we’re always going to have a bottle of this stuff around the kitchen.

You can clean your dishwasher with vinegar!

1. Stainless steel appliances

A little vinegar and oil is the cheap, natural way to give a shine to your stainless steel appliances (big and small).

See our tutorial: How To Clean Stainless Steel Appliances with Vinegar and Oil

2. Silver

You can quickly remove tarnish by combining vinegar with baking soda, salt, and boiling water.

See our tutorial: How To Clean and Polish Silver

3. The dishwasher

If you run an empty cycle with a cup or two of vinegar in the bottom of the dishwasher, you can remove hard water deposits and odors.

See our tutorial: How To Clean the Dishwasher

4. Dishes in the dishwasher

Did you know vinegar makes a great rinse aid? It leaves dishes sparkling.

See our post: 10 Tips to Help the Dishwasher Run Better

5. The freezer

Vinegar and hot water make a quick, effective cleaner for the freezer.

See our tutorial: How To Clean the Freezer

Vinegar is the best thing to happen to your coffee carafe.

6. A coffee maker

Banish those coffee stains and mineral deposits!

See our tutorial: How To Clean a Coffee Maker

7. Butcher block countertops

Undiluted white vinegar (and a little elbow grease) can freshen and sanitize butcher block countertops.

See our tutorial: How To Clean Butcher Block Countertops

8. The oven

You know it.

See our tutorial: How to Clean the Oven with Baking Soda and Vinegar

9. The blender

While we prefer using a lemon to remove cloudy build-up on our blender carafe, vinegar is a solid substitute.

See our post: The Best Way to Clean Your Blender

10. A whole host of kitchen surfaces

Take it one step further and use vinegar to make an all-purpose cleaner.

See our tutorials: How To Make an All-Natural Kitchen Cleaner and How To Make an All-Purpose Kitchen Cleaner Using Citrus Peels

How do you clean with vinegar?