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Some of the items that you store in your kitchen cabinet and pantry are amazingly good cleaners. Vinegar acts as a thorough cleaner and when you need to removed bathroom stains left by mildew and mold, you can use cream of tartar. These are but a few items that are available in your pantry or even fridge in addition to your kitchen cabinet. There a various items that you will not notice and here are just a few of them.


When your old home appliances or pots and pans start rusting, you can dip half a potato into salt and rub on the surface. You will be surprised at the way the rust is stopped.
Cream of Tartar
Cream of Tartar is good making things sparkle. These include coffee pots, porcelain, copper and stainless steel. It helps in removing marks from mugs and plates as well as bathtub stains related to mold and mildew. It is useful where stains have occurred.


Your copper ware will be all the better if you employ ketchup. It will remove any discolor from your copper items.
Table salt
Stuck-on food on kitchen items and counter tops can be removed through the use of table salt as a scrubber. Its course texture ensures that any solid grime is removed effectively.


Lemon citrus juice will is good for shining brass. It is an excellent stain remover on linen and cleans the grime off the surface of your microwave oven.

Olive Oil

If you get under the hood and pick up some grease, Olive oil will be the best solvent to get rid of the grease. The same applies to paint. Conversely, when your wooden furniture needs a polish, Olive oil will do the job.

Vanilla Extract

Instead of buying a deodorized, you can use the essence of Vanilla to keep your room or fridge smelling fresh. All you need to do is to pour a few ounces onto an open container and leave it there to waft through the air.


Flower lovers will be glad to know that rice serves a variety of purposes. One of them involves cleaning vases by mixing rice with dish detergent and warm water. The rice acts as a good scrubber and ensures that your vase is sparkling.

Baking Soda

If you are looking for a strong all-purpose cleaner, Baking Soda will come in handy. All you need to do is to mix it with some warm water and get right to work.


As much as you would like to drink it only, Vodka is good for shining porcelain and chrome surfaces. What’s more, it is also useful in deodorizing clothes.


You can use cornstarch to clean rugs and carpets as well as windows. It is also good for polishing your furniture.

Orange Drink or Powdered Lemon

Your dishwasher may experience some stains and rust because of being exposed to water and grease from dishes. The citric acid in the orange drink or powdered lemon will remove the rust and stains easily.