You know the feeling: you turn on the faucet and the water sprays in weird directions because the holes that the water is supposed to come out of are all clogged with mineral deposits. And maybe the faucet itself isn’t too pretty, either, coated with a white film that won’t come off no matter how hard you scrub.
Fortunately, there’s an easy solution: vinegar!
If you have a retractable faucet, here’s how to do it. (I’ve included some tips for traditional, non-retractable faucets at the end.)
If you don’t have a retractable faucet, the simplest way to soak it is to soak a clean rag in hot white vinegar (you can heat it for a minute or two in the microwave), then wrap the rag around the faucet and tie in place with a rubberband. Let that sit for a few hours and proceed as above.
If you’re able to unscrew the aerator (the round knob at the end of traditional faucets where the water comes out), you can just soak that part in a little vinegar for a few hours, instead, then screw it back in and turn the water on to flush any remaining deposits out.