The First Thing You Should Do When Opening A New Bottle Of Vinegar

May 29, 2020

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A staple in every kitchen is vinegar.  Not only is it an ingredient in many recipes, it turns out to be one heck of a cleaning agent. Next time you’re reaching for a new bottle of vinegar, there’s one thing you should do with it before anything else: de-gunking your faucet of hard-water deposits. Your kitchen faucet is where you get water for washing your dishes, produce, and hands. And for most people, it’s also a source of drinking water. When was the last time you looked underneath the faucet or examined its jets? If you don’t regularly clean your kitchen faucet, there could be calcium deposits from hard water, or even mold or mildew. Vinegar is a simple, safe and effective method for taking care of the gunk building up in your faucet.  Just grab a plastic baggie, fill it about halfway with distilled white vinegar, and pull the baggie up and over the faucet head. Then use a rubber band or elastic tie to secure the bag in place so that the faucet can soak for 20 to 30 minutes. After the timer’s gone off, remove the bag and use a dish brush and water to remove any remaining gunk. Do this about once a month or every six weeks (or whenever you open a new bottle) and you’ll have a nice, clean faucet.

SOURCE: Apartment Therapy

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