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  • Bossyboots
    Bossyboots Posts: 6,746 Forumite
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    I bought both yesterday, white for clothes and brown for cleaning. The white is not particularly money saving, particularly compared to brown so I will try the brown on the towels I use for the dog just to double check it at a higher temperature than 50.
  • Prudent
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    I use brown vinegar from Lidl also. It is just so cheap and seems to do exactly the same job as white. I have had no problems with staining.I find it great because my daughter has sensitive skin and can react to other (more expensive) products, but she is okay with vinegar.
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  • Hi

    I am new to this site but I have seen a post somewhere that you can use vinegar to clean out a dishwasher. I have not used mine for some time and thought I could give this a go, but I can not now find the post !!

    Please could some one help me and is there anything else I can use the vinegar for ? Oh yes, does it matter which type of vinegar ?!!!

    Many thanks,
    Bek x
  • Ems*Honie
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    I just pop the vinegar into the drawer where the tablet normally goes and run it through,, not sure how everyone else does it but this works for me ;)

    I use whichever I have handy between malt ans white/clear :)
  • I'm sure someone will point you to a link to the millions of uses for vinegar! But here are some of my favourites:

    A couple of capfuls instead of fabric softener.

    Diluted and sprayed on worktops/dining table.

    To clean the sink/hob/kettle (stainless steel.)

    Diluted and sprayed on windows and wiped with old newspaper to clean and shine.

    To clean the bathroom.

    Mixed with a little washing up liquid and lots of water to clean the floors. (Depends on your floors I think.)

    Added to wash when cleaning nappies.
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  • squeaky
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    bektoria wrote:
    Hi

    I am new to this site but I have seen a post somewhere that you can use vinegar to clean out a dishwasher. I have not used mine for some time and thought I could give this a go, but I can not now find the post !!

    Please could some one help me and is there anything else I can use the vinegar for ? Oh yes, does it matter which type of vinegar ?!!!

    Many thanks,
    Bek x
    One way to use the vinegar is to half full a cup and then sit it upright on the top tray.

    Another is that you can use vinegar as the rinse aid.

    The right vinegar, sometimes called white, but in fact it's clear vinegar, this is distilled vinegar and is the preferred choice.
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  • Murtle
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    or by me, the brown stuff cause I still can't find the white stuff!!! It doesn't stain your clothes!!!!
  • zeddy_2
    zeddy_2 Posts: 116 Forumite
    Since trying out Vinegar for washing our clothes I haven't looked back. Both me and my boyfriend started to itch in our clothes and bedding a few weeks back and I thought I would try using vinegar jut instead of conditioner at first. Although my clothes were softer, they weren't any less itchy so I did away with the washing powder as well. Now I was only in vinegar (clothes only - obviously) and wouldn't go back. Our clothes are softer, are keeping their colour and are easier to iron. (They are also clean - forgot to mention)!

    I have been using white vinegar for fear of staining, but I've trusted you once (even though my boyfriend thought I was mad) so I'll trust you again. Malt vinegar here I come!
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