Bottle of apple cider vinegar next to apples
How To Clean Your Kitchen With Just Apple Cider Vinegar

Although not a great disinfectant, apple cider vinegar can clean things and surfaces around the kitchen like white vinegar, but it has a milder smell and is not as acidic or harsh.

To clean a glass window, start by removing any dust or dirt off its surface with the help of a dry, reusable microfiber cloth. Then, mix a 1:1 ratio of ACV and water.
Window Glass

Spray small sections of the glass with the solution at a time and wipe it using another microfiber cloth. Once the entire window is clean, buff and dry the glass with a dry cloth.

Before using ACV to polish sinks, faucets, or other things made of stainless steel, test the vinegar on a small section of those items and ensure there’s no damage.

Stainless Steel

Spray the ACV onto the surface and wipe it off along with any dirt using a soft microfiber cloth. Clean the surface with a water-dampened cloth before buffing it with a dry cloth.

To remove caked-on grime and odor lingering inside your microwave, heat 1 cup of water with ¼ cup of ACV in a microwave-safe bowl until the solution begins to steam.


Then, remove the bowl, dip a microfiber cloth into the heated solution, and wipe the interior of the microwave. Clean any remaining residue, stains, and vinegar with a dry cloth.

A 1:1 mixture of water and ACV can effectively clean items like stove tops, oven glass, air fryers, toasters, rice makers, Instant Pots, and Brita filter pitchers.

Other Appliances

You can also run a brew cycle through your coffee maker or hot water kettle using diluted vinegar to remove mineral build-up, oils, or mold. Run a few cycles using water afterward.

With a few caveats, ACV can clean kitchen surfaces like walls, cupboards, counters, and floors. Be sure to test first, wipe the ACV away with water, and dry it off.

Other Surfaces

Avoid using it on porous surfaces, marble, granite, other natural stones, grout and hardwood, waxed wood, or stone tile floors. It’s safe for ceramic, vinyl, and laminate flooring.