7 genius uses of vinegar in the kitchen

Some easy hacks for you

Kitchen uses of vinegar (Courtesy)

We are pretty sure that by now, you’re well aware that there are loads of ways you can use vinegar, be it for beauty or cleaning purposes. Tell you what, the uses are endless! That’s right, this very useful product is a household must-have because it comes in handy for so many things. Thankfully, it’s a super affordable product, unless you’re going for the organic kind. For most of these hacks, normal vinegar will work just fine. Today, we will show you genius kitchen hacks using white vinegar.

1. To tenderize meat.

Mix one part vinegar with two parts broth or warm water and then soak your raw meat in the fridge for two hours to marinate. Remember to poke the meat with a fork, massage it on both sides in the marinade and add some spices if you wish. For best results, put the bowl with the meat and marinade in a ziplock bag before putting it in the fridge. This will really help tenderize the meat.  

2. To clean the microwave.

If your microwave is really dirty, fill a small bowl with water, add a significant amount of vinegar then place the small bowl in the microwave and set it to 5 minutes. Ensure that the bowl is microwave-friendly so that it doesn’t break. Once the timer is done, take out the bowl carefully, switch off the microwave, then clean it with a kitchen sponge.

3. To prevent boiling eggs from cracking.

Have you ever boiled eggs and they started cracking? Or you went to drop the eggs into the boiling water and they developed a crack and the egg white started spilling into the boiling water? Next time that happens, simply add a tablespoon of vinegar into the boiling water this will prevent the cracking or the spilling if already cracked.

4. When boiling potatoes.

Sometimes, when you’re boiling your potatoes, say to make mash, the water can take so long to boil. To allow the water to boil quickly, simply add a teaspoon of vinegar.

5. To wash your vegetables.

Vinegar helps kill germs so, when preparing your vegetables for cooking, soak them in water then add a spoonful of vinegar, soak them in that solution for a bit then wash them.

6. To clean sinks.

You can use vinegar to clean your dirty sink. Simply wet a dry piece of cloth with vinegar then clean the sink. Not to mention, you can unclog a sink with vinegar and baking soda.

7. To keep off ants.

If you constantly have ants in the kitchen, mix an equal solution of water and vinegar in a small spray bottle then spray it directly onto the ants to kill them and wipe them off. 

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