10 surprising but brilliant ways to use vinegar in the kitchen

It’s no trade secret that vinegar is a wonder for a million household tasks. From killing weeds in the garden to whitening up the laundry, vinegar provides a natural solution to everyday problems. Used straight-up or diluted in water, vinegar is safe for kids and pets too.
There are so many uses for vinegar around the house we thought we’d narrow our focus to just the kitchen. Check out these 10 ways you can use vinegar in the kitchen:
1. Save your eggs
The next time you boil eggs, put a tablespoon of vinegar in the water. If your eggs crack, the vinegar will prevent the egg white from leaking into the water. (The vinegar coagulates the egg whites).

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2. Clean your kitchen blinds
Slip on a cotton glove, dip the fingers in a mixture of white vinegar and water, then wipe the dirt and dust away from thinner blind slats.
3. Unclog your drains
Reader’s Digest recommends using a funnel to pour 1/2 cup of baking soda into your drain. Then use the funnel to add 1 cup of vinegar. The well-known chemical reaction clears blockages and removes odors. Once the fizz stops bubbling, rinse with hot tap water and rinse again with cold tap water a few minutes later.

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4. Replace buttermilk
If your recipe calls for buttermilk and you’re fresh out, add one tablespoon of vinegar to 8 ounces of plain milk. Let it stand for a few minutes before adding the amount needed to your recipe, How Stuff Works says.
5. Kill odors
Remove greasy odors from the kitchen by filling a small saucepan with water and a little bit of vinegar. Bring the water to a boil and let the mixture simmer until the water is almost gone.

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