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cheap brown vinegar works for...?

edited 22 June 2010 at 9:03PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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ksh123ksh123 Forumite
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edited 22 June 2010 at 9:03PM in Old Style MoneySaving
I have read in lots of threads that people are afraid of using brown vinegar for the conditioning rinse in their washer - especially for white things.
Well I find it almost impossible to buy white vinegar in money saving quantities and have always used brown. And, as I sit here in my sparkling whites a la soap powder advert, I can tell you that it certainly doesn't stain - not at 40 or 50 degrees anyway which are the hottest wash temps I use.
So I just thought I would put your minds at rest on that score.


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  • QueenieQueenie Forumite
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    I've resorted to malt at times too - I always dilute it so never have any problems.
    I prefer to use white though ... especially as my youngest likes to have a bit of dinner with his vinegar! (Think it must be a family trait; my eldest brother used to have a swig at the malt vinegar bottle when he was a lad too :confused: )
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  • ChippsChipps Forumite
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    Hi, I use malt most of the time too, with no problems; neither stain nor vinegar smell.
    It's easier to get, and only 19p a bottle at Lidl, but I can only find sarsons white vinegar locally - can't remember how much that is, but more than 19p!
  • ksh123ksh123 Forumite
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    that made me smile Queenie - using vinegar in the wash and always diluting it - errr aren't the clothes in water anyway?? lol
    I buy my malt vinegar in bulk from Costco or Macro but I have never been able to get white in anything other than 1L bottles and its dear compared to brown. so I stick to brown and find it great. I shall always be grateful to the person who first mentioned the vinegar thing on here must be a couple of years ago now, but it sure has saved us all a lot of money!
    thanks
    ps catznine: I promise it won't hurt your whites.
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  • QueenieQueenie Forumite
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    ksh123 wrote:
    that made me smile Queenie - using vinegar in the wash and always diluting it - errr aren't the clothes in water anyway?? lol

    :rotfl: Yup, I know the clothes are in water anyway ... but, I want the vinegar to be on *all* the clothes, not just the first spot it hits! ;)
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  • ksh123ksh123 Forumite
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    hope you don't think I was being sarky? but I understand now, srt of makes sense in a backwards kind of way :) (oooer big storm here, mega lightening, dog shaking)
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  • QueenieQueenie Forumite
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    ksh123 wrote:
    hope you don't think I was being sarky? but I understand now, srt of makes sense in a backwards kind of way :) (oooer big storm here, mega lightening, dog shaking)

    Sarky?:rotfl: No way!!! I'm just not as green as I'm cabbage looking ;) :rotfl:
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  • ksh123ksh123 Forumite
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    I knew that! I read your other posts.........
    Stop looking for answers....
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  • QueenieQueenie Forumite
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    How's the storm? Is your dog ok? :(
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  • Curry_QueenCurry_Queen Forumite
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    So you mean I don't have to keep paying out for Sarson's distilled vinegar then :rolleyes:



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