Vinegar can be a fantastic way of naturally cleaning many parts of your home, without using chemicals. But if you’re wondering what not to clean with vinegar, it’s worth noting that there are also many things that won’t stack up well when being cleaned using the acidic solution.
As part of many people’s regular kitchen cleaning or bathroom cleaning routine, it's understandable to assume that distilled white vinegar (when mixed with water) can be used for almost anything. After all, we’re always told that it’s something of a natural wonder product – and that may well be true, given that's a natural disinfectant, and can swiftly dissolve stubborn dirt and stains.
But just like with any cleaning product, it’s not suitable for all surfaces or items in your home, given that the acidic nature of vinegar can actually be damaging in some cases.
Emma Lewis-Jones, product director from CookServeEnjoy tells us, "White vinegar is the perfect solution for a whole host of deep cleaning tasks, but when it comes to some household items, the acidity can actually cause damage."
Cleaning expert at MyJobQuote, Sarah Dempsey, explains, “Over time, vinegar can take away the shine of certain surfaces. Some surfaces may become etched and damaged with the use of vinegar. It is the acid in vinegar which can be harmful.”
Because of this, it'll pay to remember the following items when considering what not to clean with vinegar.
BY AMY HUNT