I’m a cleaning expert and I love vinegar to make my home shine

A RISING number of top cleaning professionals will tell you they rely on vinegar to keep their homes sparkling clean.

But TikTok cleaning and organizing fanatic Neat Caroline, aka Nice.Caroline, has now revealed that while she’s also a huge fan, there are five places you should never use them — from stainless steel knives to stone surfaces.

Cleaning expert Caroline shared the places you should never use vinegar

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Cleaning expert Caroline shared the places you should never use vinegarCredit: tiktok/@neat.caroline

In a new video, Caroline, who lives in New York, tells her 153,000 followers, “If you know me, you know I love vinegar, but here are some things you should never clean with vinegar.”

She then goes through them one by one, explaining how vinegar can actually do more harm than good in those specific spots.

First, Caroline says vinegar should be completely banned near any electronics in your home, including television and computer screens.

She explains, “Vinegar will damage the anti-glare coating on your screens.”

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Next, Caroline points out that there are several ways to avoid vinegar in the kitchen.

Refining her cast-iron skillet, Caroline says, “Vinegar causes rust and removes the spice oils on the surface.”

It’s also not a good idea to deep clean stone surfaces like kitchen and bathroom countertops with a vinegar solution.

She continues, “Vinegar can cause ridges and wear on the surface over time.”

Meanwhile, Caroline maintains that we should never use vinegar on waxed or untreated wood surfaces as it would ultimately change their appearance for the worse.

She reveals: “Cleaning the floors with vinegar leads to discoloration over time.”

Finally, Caroline explains the reasons for not using vinegar on stainless steel knives.

She says, “Vinegar can damage the finish and leave the edges pitted.”

When many of Caroline’s concerned followers flocked to the comments section to say they had used vinegar incorrectly, the cleaning expert did her best to reassure them.

When a lady said she’d cleaned her TV a couple of times with the household product, Caroline replied, “That’s fine! A few times shouldn’t be a big deal.”

Vinegar and electronics are not a good mix

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Vinegar and electronics are not a good mixCredit: tiktok/@neat.caroline
Likewise, using vinegar on things like cast iron skillets is not advisable

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Likewise, using vinegar on things like cast iron skillets is not advisableCredit: tiktok/@neat.caroline
Stainless steel knives also do not respond well to the detergent

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Stainless steel knives also do not respond well to the detergentCredit: tiktok/@neat.caroline

https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5348250/five-places-you-should-never-use-vinegar-cleaning-expert/ I’m a cleaning expert and I love vinegar to make my home shine

Jessica MacLeish

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