White vinegar, for the most part, is useful; it can be used on a lot of things and can be a great benefit to your laundry routine. It does live up to its effective cleaning reputation but for other things, it can cause more damage than good. To save yourself from trouble and cleaning headaches, here is our list of 5 things you shouldn’t clean with vinegar.
1. Washing Machine
From time to time, your washing machine does need cleaning and it’s a task we strongly recommend you undertake. However, the washing machine is on our list of things you shouldn’t clean with vinegar. The reason being is that the plastic and rubber parts of the washing machine can be corroded due to the vinegar. If this happens, the appliance will have leaking problems
2. Egg Stains
We all love eggs for our breakfast but hate the feeling of dropping them and making a mess. You should avoid using vinegar to clean up the mess as this will only make the egg stains thicker and harder to remove.
Fortunately, we have ‘cracked the code’ on properly removing egg stains in our blog here.
If you do encounter any egg stains, just get in touch with Laundryheap and we’ll remove them for you!
You should also avoid using vinegar to clean your mirror – be it in the bathroom or wardrobe mirror because it will only corrode the glass and ruin the reflection quality because dark spots will form.
Instead, use spray cleaning products to clean your mirrors.
4. Electronic Screens
Using vinegar on your electronic screens like TV, phones or MacBooks will cause scratches to form because vinegar damages the coating. Instead, use a cloth to wipe off any dust carefully.
5. Steam Irons
Vinegar may be useful when getting rid of the limescale inside your kettle but when it comes to steam irons, you should avoid using vinegar to clean them.
Irons have metal, plastic, and rubber inside them and unfortunately, these will be eroded if you add vinegar to your tank to clean them.
To properly take care of your irons, we recommend reading the cleaning instructions in the manual to be on the safe side.
Vinegar is popular among many households for its ability to cook and clean. It is versatile.
We hope our blog has given you more knowledge on the 5 things you shouldn’t clean with vinegar.
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