When finished cooking with fish or onions, place a small bowl with 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar near the stove to eliminate any leftover smells.

 
To keep eggs from cracking when boiling add a tablespoon or two of white distilled vinegar to water. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

The shelf life of olives or pimientos can be extended by refrigeration and covering them with white distilled vinegar. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Turn out great rice by adding a teaspoon of white distilled vinegar to boiling water. Then cook the rice as usual. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Keep molded gelatin desserts and salads from sagging or melting in the summer heat by adding a teaspoon of white distilled vinegar for each box of gelatin used. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

If you’ve added too much salt to a recipe, add a spoonful of white distilled vinegar and sugar to try correcting the taste. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Eliminate the greasy taste of fried foods by adding a dash of white distilled vinegar to your deep fryer before cooking. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Perk up any can of soup or sauce with a teaspoon of red or white wine vinegar. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Make perfect, fluffy meringue by adding a teaspoon of white distilled vinegar for every 3 to 4 egg whites used. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

To keep frosting from sugaring add a drop of white distilled vinegar. It will also help keep white frosting shiny and prevent it from discoloring. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Add moistness and taste to any chocolate cake mix—homemade or from a box—with a spoonful of white distilled vinegar. Then bake as usual. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Make onion odors disappear from your hands by rubbing with white distilled vinegar. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Add flavor to your fish or any fried or broiled meat with adding a few dashes of apple cider vinegar or malt vinegar to the dish. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Try having your French fries British-style! Splash apple cider vinegar or malt vinegar on your fries in place of ketchup. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Give some extra zest to your white sauce by adding 1/2 teaspoon of white distilled vinegar. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Make pasta less sticky by adding a dash of white distilled vinegar to the water as it cooks. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Freshen wilted vegetables by soaking them in cold water containing a spoonful or two of white distilled vinegar. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

When poaching eggs, add a splash of white distilled vinegar to the water. The egg whites will keep their shape better. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Tenderize meat with white distilled vinegar. Use it in marinades or when slow cooking any tough, inexpensive cuts of meat. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

To make the perfect picnic potato salad dressing combine 1 cup mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons white distilled vinegar, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Make a creamy vinaigrette by adding cream to a mixture of 1 part white distilled vinegar to 3 parts oil. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

To make basic vinaigrette salad dressing use 1 part white distilled vinegar to 4 parts oil. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Add a dash of herb flavored vinegar when making tuna salad to boost flavor and minimize fishy odors. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Keep cheese fresh longer by wrapping it in a cloth moistened with vinegar. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Give homemade bread a shiny crust by brushing the top of a loaf with vinegar a few minutes before baking is finished. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Keep peeled potatoes from discoloring for short term use by covering them with cold water and a splash of vinegar. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Rub fish with vinegar for a few minutes before scaling to make the process easier. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Add a couple tablespoons of either white or cider vinegar to boiling ham to reduce the salty taste and make the meat more flavorful. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004

Make creamy scrambled eggs. As eggs thicken when scrambling, add a tablespoon of vinegar for every two eggs used and stir until eggs are done. Source

Vicki Lansky, "Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of." 2004