Valuable Vinegar Hacks!
Five Crazy Uses of Vinegar!
- Just a bit of apple cider vinegar can make those post-workout sores a thing of the past. If you add a few tablespoons into a cup of water, dip a cloth in and apply it to your sore muscles for 20 minutes. (Source: https://bit.ly/2GHaiiT)
- Bring your garden back to life with some trusty vinegar. If you add two tablespoons of vinegar to one-quart water, the soil acidity increases. Azaleas thrive in acidic soil! (Source: https://bit.ly/2Ep6gJZ)
- Fill a saucepan with water and add in one-cup of vinegar and bring it to a rolling boil. Leave your stained white socks in overnight and rinse them with cold water in the morning. Voila! Good as new! (Source: https://bit.ly/2H0Ng9K)
- I think we can all agree, hiccups are the worst. Thousands of people swear the best way to get rid of those pesky hiccups is to just take a shot of vinegar and you’re all set. (Source: https://bit.ly/2GHaiit )
- Take your pranks to the next level by making a rubber chicken bone! Just soak a chicken bone in vinegar for several days and it’ll become just like rubber. (Source: https://bit.ly/2H0Ng9K)
Vying for New Vinegar Uses?
Did you know that May is National Vinegar Month? Yes, vinegar month. Most of us are pretty familiar with the normal uses of vinegar. It is part of our favorite salad dressing, cleaning up some carpet stains and giving our potato chips an extra kick! But, you probably didn’t know just how helpful it can be. Don’t worry, though, we’re here to help. Check out this month’s Kuhn’s Food Hacks all centered around vinegar!
Get the Most Out of Your Produce
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Vinegar is a great way to make sure your taste buds get the best fruits and veggies that they possibly can. If you just drizzle some balsamic vinegar on different fruit like strawberries or grilled peaches, it really brings out the sweetness! You can also try a small amount of balsamic vinegar on your roasted vegetables like asparagus and carrots.
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We all know the struggle of keeping a pair of scissors longer than a year or two. If they’re not being misplaced, they get gross and grimy right before you really need them. Well, if you’re cleaning your scissors with water, eventually they will rust away or become too dull to use. What if I told you that vinegar can help give you at least a few more months of use? Just wipe the blades down with a cloth dipped in full-strength white vinegar and dry them off with a dish towel.
When Life Forgets the Lemons, Use Vinegar!
What do you do if you’re craving some guacamole, but you’re missing lemons and limes? Easy, use vinegar! Vinegar is actually a really great lemon and lime substitute. If you’re making guacamole, just add a little Balsamic and for grilling fish, a splash should do just fine.
Make Your Paneling Good as New
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We’ve been there, you absolutely fall in love with the wood paneling, only to see that in a few years it becomes grey and dull. Did you know that just washing it a bit with apple cider vinegar will make it look good as new? Mix 1-pint of warm water, 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a container. Shake it up a bit and apply it directly to the wood paneling with a clean cloth. After it soaks for a few minutes, polish it with another dry cloth and then, you can fall in love with the paneling all over again.
Solve Your Salt Problems
Salt is a tricky ingredient. The line is thin. It seems like there’s not much room for error when either adding too much salt or not enough. The good news is that vinegar can be used to solve both of those problems! Vinegar will bring out some flavor enhancement in whatever you’re cooking so you can completely do away with salt all together. If you use too much, vinegar can also help neutralize both salt and sugar.
Get Rid of the Smoke Smell
Cooking accidents happen all the time. But, it’s really hard to get that burnt food smell out of your kitchen once it’s in there. Vinegar can help! Just place a shallow bowl three-quarters full of white or cider vinegar where the scent is the strongest. The odor will be gone in less than a day. You can also dampen a cloth with vinegar and wave it around to get rid of fresh smoke!
The Perfect Marinade
Adding vinegar to a simple meat marinade will kill the surface bacteria on the meat. It also breakdowns the touch fibrous parts of the meat to make sure your steak is especially tender. This is a sure-fire way to get your steak to be the absolute talk of the town at the next barbecue!
Give Your Coffeemaker A Break
I love coffee as much as the next sleep-deprived person, but to ensure you’re getting a fresh pot every time, you have to make sure you’re cleaning your coffeemaker correctly. Water and soap can only do so much and to make sure you’re getting into the hard to reach areas. This will stop your coffee from coming out a little bit too weak or bitter. Just fill the decanter with two cups of white vinegar and one cup water. Place a filter in the machine and pour the solution into the coffeemakers water chamber. Let it run through a full brew cycle, replace the filter and run clean water through the machine for two full cycles, replacing the filter for each brew. You should be cleaning your coffeemaker after 40 brew cycles!
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