by Susan Doyle

The Many
Uses
for
Vinegar


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Kill bacteria in meats.
Marinating meat in Heinz Vinegar kills bacteria and tenderizes the meat. Use one-quarter cup vinegar for a two to three pound roast, marinate overnight, and then cook without draining or rinsing the meat. Add herbs to the vinegar when marinating as desired.


Dissolve warts.

Mix one part Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar to one part glycerin into a lotion and apply daily to warts until they dissolve.


Remove stubborn stains from furniture upholstery and clothes.

Apply Heinz White Vinegar directly to the stain, then wash as directed by
the manufacturer's instructions.


Grow beautiful azaleas.
Occasionally water plants with a mixture of two tablespoons Heinz White
Vinegar to one quart water. Azaleas love acidic soil.


Relieve arthritis.
Before each meal, drink a glass of water containing two teaspoons Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar. Give this folk remedy at least three weeks to start working.


Kill unwanted grass.
Pour Heinz White Vinegar in crevices and between bricks.


Clean the hoses and unclog soap scum from a washing machine.

Once a month pour one cup of Heinz White Vinegar into the washing machine and run the machine through a normal cycle, without clothes.


Cure an upset stomach.

Drink two teaspoons Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar in one cup water to soothe an upset stomach.


Kill germs on bathroom fixtures.

Use one part Heinz Vinegar to one part water in a spray bottle. Spray the bathroom fixtures and floor, then wipe clean.


Clean soap scum, mildew, and grime from bathtub, tile, and shower curtains.
Simply wipe the surface with Heinz Vinegar and rinse with water.


Deodorize the air.

Heinz Vinegar is a natural air freshener when sprayed in a room.


Relieve itching.

Use a cotton ball to dab mosquito and other bug bites with Heinz Vinegar straight from the bottle.


Clean lime deposits and calcium sludge from an automatic drip coffee maker.
Once a month fill the reservoir with Heinz White Vinegar and run through the brew cycle. Rinse thoroughly with two cycles of cold water.


Relieve a sore throat.

Put two teaspoons of Heinz Vinegar in your humidifier.


Soothe sunburn pain.

Apply undiluted Heinz Vinegar to the burn.


Clean food-stained pots and pans.

Fill the pots and pans with Heinz White Vinegar and let stand for thirty minutes. Then rinse in hot, soapy water.


Clean rust from tools, bolts, and spigots.
Soak the rusted tool, bolt, or spigot in undiluted Heinz White Vinegar
overnight.


Keep a garbage disposal clean and smelling fresh.

Mix one cup of Heinz Vinegar in enough water to fill an ice cube tray,
freeze the mixture, grind the cubes through the disposal, and flush with cold water.


Clean a toilet bowl.
Pour in one cup of Heinz White Vinegar, let it stand for five minutes, and flush


Clean dentures.
Soak dentures overnight in Heinz White Vinegar, then brush away tartar with a toothbrush

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Remove perspiration stains from clothes.
Apply one part Heinz White Vinegar to four parts water, then rinse.


Cure the hiccups.
Mix one teaspoon Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar in one cup of warm water, and drink.


Eliminate odors from used jars.

Rinse peanut butter and mayonnaise jars with Heinz White Vinegar.


Condition dry hair.

Shampoo, then rinse hair with a mixture of one cup Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar and two cups water. Vinegar adds highlights to brunette hair, restores the
acid mantel, and removes soap film and sebum oil.


Clean mineral deposits from a steam iron.
Fill the water tank with Heinz White Vinegar. Turn the iron to the steam
setting and steam-iron a soft utility rag to clean the steam ports. Repeat
the process with water, then thoroughly rinse out the inside of your iron.


Remove light scorch marks from fabrics.

Rub lightly with Heinz White Vinegar, then wipe with a clean cloth.


Repel ants.
Use a spray bottle or mister filled with a solution of equal parts Heinz
Vinegar and water around door jambs, window sills, water pipes, andfoundation cracks.


Prolong and brighten propane lanterns.
Soak new wicks for several hours in Heinz White Vinegar and let them dry before inserting. Propane lanterns will burn longer and brighter on the same amount of fuel.


Remove decals or bumper stickers.

Soak a cloth in Heinz Vinegar and cover the decal or bumper sticker for several minutes until the vinegar soaks in. The decals and bumper stickers should peel off easily.


Prevent lint from clinging to clothes.

Add one cup Heinz Vinegar to each wash load.


Prolong the life of flowers in a vase.

Add two tablespoons of Heinz White Vinegar plus three tablespoons of sugar per quart of warm water. Stems should be in three to four inches of water.


Prevent cracked hard-boiled eggs.

Add two tablespoons of Heinz White Vinegar per quart of water before boiling to prevent the eggs from cracking. The egg shells will also peel off faster and easier.


Clean windows.

Use undiluted Heinz Vinegar in a spray bottle. Dry with a soft cloth.


Remove wallpaper.

Mix equal parts Heinz Vinegar and hot water. Use a paint roller to wet the
paper thoroughly with the mixture. Repeat. Paper should peal off in sheets.


Eliminate animal urine stains from carpet.

Blot up urine, flush several times with lukewarm water, then apply a mixture
of equal parts Heinz White Vinegar and cool water. Blot up, rinse, and let
dry.


Relieve a cold.

Mix one-quarter cup Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar with one-quarter cup honey. Take one tablespoon six to eight times daily.


Deodorize a stale lunch box.
Soak a paper napkin in Heinz Vinegar and leave it inside the closed lunch box overnight.


Prevent soapy film on glassware.

Place a cup of Heinz White Vinegar on the bottom rack of your dishwasher, run for five minutes, then run though the full cycle. A cup of white vinegar run through the entire cycle once a month will also reduce soap scum on the inner workings.


Unclog a showerhead.

Unscrew the showerhead, remove the rubber washer, place the head in a pot filled with equal parts Heinz Vinegar and water, bring to a boil and simmer for five minutes.


Relieve a cough.
Mix one-half cup Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar, one-half cup water, one teaspoon cayenne pepper, and four teaspoons honey. Take one tablespoon when cough acts up. Take another tablespoon at bedtime.

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