Vinegar to clean glass. It Stinks.

polydJune 3, 2014

I like how clean and natural vinegar is and all, but for the most part it takes forever to get the small out of my house and even using half vinegar and half water the smell is getting to me so much that I am looking for another alternative. I tried putting some essential oils in it- no help. I am very sensitive to smells so I can't use regular glass cleaner- the ammonia makes me dizzy and affects my asthma. Any ideas on cleaning my glass tables? And it has to clean dog marks on windows too ;-)

Thank you

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That's more vinegar than anyone needs to use. Usually it's about a 1 part vinegar to 4 parts water ratio. You might try this, although the alcohol also smells. You need to mix it well and continue shaking it up.

The odor dissipates pretty quickly.

1/4 c. rubbing alcohol
1/4 c. white vinegar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
2 c. warm water

You also might try substituting lemon juice for the vinegar.

This post was edited by rrah on Wed, Jun 4, 14 at 8:09

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 8:06AM
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You could add a few drops of an essential oil that you like the smell of.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2014 at 8:33AM
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Plain water on a microfiber cloth should work on almost everything.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2014 at 8:45AM
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yep... agree with lazygardens.. plain water and microfiber cloth most things.
also like rrah said, use much less vinegar.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 5:23PM
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I'm not a vinegar fan myself (I've seen it eat away tile grout). I use water and a few drops of Dawn for glass (start with maybe a teaspoon or less for a 32 oz. spray bottle; adjust +/-.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 8:05PM
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I just use a damp microfiber cloth!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 1:41PM
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50/50 alcohol and water in spray bottle makes a great glass cleaner. I use this on kitchen counters, sinks, tile floors, toilet seats, mirrors, windows, glass coffee table, etc. Dries fast with no streaks.

I am very sensitive to cleaners.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 3:17PM
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I am going to try the 50/50 water and alcohol. I tried plain water and microfiber- it worked ok but it didn't get the grease off. Thanks guys!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 10:52AM
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Use some lemon drops with vinegar for cleaning your glass table. After cleaning with vinegar, wash it with water. Then it will not smell bad.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 2:31AM
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