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Cleaning Dishwashers with Vinegar

The Daily Mail (United Kingdom) featured a story on dishwashers being a breeding ground for potentially harmful fungi, including Exophiala, Rhodotorula and Candida parapsilosis.  This is based on new research, which was published in the journal, Medical Mycology. According to the article, it is recommended that consumers remove the racks from their dishwashers and wash them […]

Cleaning Fruits and Vegetables with Vinegar

NBC 5 (Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas) featured a story on cyclospora due to the recent bagged lettuce outbreaks.  The information is also contained on its website, including a video segment. The video segment and accompanying article recommends cleaning fruits and vegetables “with something with acidity” and notes lemon juice or vinegar.  Unfortunately, the video segment […]

Dr. Oz Recommends Vinegar Mixture for Sore Throat

A slide show on Dr. Oz’s website titled, “Dr. Oz’s Top 9 Home Remedies,” suggests using vinegar for a sore throat or persistent cough, as follows: Mix 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons of water and 1 tablespoon of honey. To view the slide show, please go to  […]

Cleaning Tankless Water Heaters

The (Everett, Washington) featured an article on the benefits of tankless water heaters.  Of note, the article states, “Tankless water heaters require minimal maintenance, other than periodic flushing to descale them of mineral buildup. A plumber can do that service, typically for about $100 to $150. A handy homeowner can clean the system with […]

Homemade Cleaning Products

An article on, titled, “Save money with gentle, homemade products,” featured recipes for a variety of cleaning products, using several ingredients, including vinegar.

How to Make Natural Dyes for Easter Eggs

USA Today featured a story in print and online on natural dyes for Easter eggs.  The article is titled, “How to make natural dyes for Easter eggs.” The article shares some concerns with “artificial” dyes and then offers several natural dye recipes.  All of the recipes include vinegar.

Use Vinegar as a Fixture Polish

The Washington Post/Kings Feature Syndicate provides a tip from Heloise to clean chrome bathroom fixtures with vinegar.  The tip follows: “Using undiluted vinegar and a microfiber cloth, wipe the bathroom fixtures and let the vinegar sit for a minute or two, rub with the cloth and then rinse with water. If you have really hard-to-remove […]

Use Vinegar to Strip Veneer

The channel, Fox 14 (Joplin, Missouri/Pittsburg, Kansas), featured a story on their website to use vinegar to strip veneer off of furniture.  Click here to learn more.

New Website Launched Touting the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

A press release was issued on PR Web regarding the launch of a new website touting the benefits of apple cider vinegar.  The site was launched by a “group of entrepreneurs.”  According to the release, company spokesman Alex Moore noted, “after a thorough research and in-depth study we have concluded that many people are not […]

Vinegar Cleaning Tips Featured in the Wall Street Journal

In the Wall Street Journal online, there was an article on how to clean a variety of home appliances, including the use of home remedies.   Vinegar was suggested for cleaning dishwashers, garbage disposals and coffee makers.  To view the entire article, please use this link.