From windows, mirrors and accessories to the backsplash and possibly even the countertops and stovetop, glass is nearly everywhere throughout the home, but you don't clean all glass the same way. Spotless, glimmering glass not only makes a home appear well-maintained, but it also allows more light reflection, such as off mirrors, or filtration through windows, making a home brighter. Vinegar is an effective, streak-free, eco-savvy glass cleaner, providing that it's diluted correctly when needed, and that you finish with an important step.
Mix one-part white vinegar with one-part water in a clean spray bottle. Shake gently.
Spray a soft, lint-free cloth or a bunched-up newspaper page with the vinegar water. Rub off dust, smudges and stuck-on dirt or debris from windows, mirrors and glass backsplashes and accessories throughout your home. Respray the cloth as needed. Do not spray a mirror directly; drips or overspray could come into contact with the frame and silver backing, causing corrosion or discoloration.
Dampen oil-free 0000 steel wool with water to gently remove stuck-on grease or stubborn marks from glass, suggests the Glass Association of North America. Do not clean glass cooktops with steel wool; instead, refer to the owner's manual, which may suggest cleaning the stove's glass area with undiluted vinegar after carefully removing heavy soil, using a single-edge razor blade.
Shine all glass after washing it for better results, using a clean, dry chamois or soft cloth. Paper towel leaves behind lint.