Vinegar is considered to be a favorite cleaning ingredient among many people for many different reasons, including:

*Natural/non-toxic

*Cheap

*Versatile

While vinegar can be used to clean many things, it can’t be used to clean everything.

Here are three things that should never be cleaned with vinegar:

*Kitchen knives (can make the knives look old)

*Countertops made of marble, granite, or soapstone (can cause the countertops to pit and lose their shine)

*Clothes irons (can cause the inner workings of the iron to get damaged)

While there are certain things that can’t be cleaned with vinegar, there are many things that can be. These include the following three items:

*Refrigerator (added to a spray bottle with hot water and lemon essential oil, then spraying on and letting sit for a couple minutes, can clear away messes)

*Hard water stains (soak a rag in vinegar and wrap around the affected area)

*Smelly towels (washing them in a washing machine with a mixture of hot water, vinegar, and baking soda)

Thank you for visiting Bates Cleaning, an Austin cleaning service. If you need help cleaning your home during these hot summer months contact our office today.