Asked on Sep 5, 2018

No white vinegar for cleaning, substitute with apple cider vinegar?

HeidiCindyChloe Crabtree


I ran out of white vinegar for cleaning, can i substitute apple cider vinegar instead?

7 answers
  • Lori Fitzgibbon
    Lori Fitzgibbon
    on Sep 5, 2018

    Sure. I do it all the time

    The smell is just a little stronger.

  • Ann Purkat
    Ann Purkat
    on Sep 5, 2018

    Great ! Thank You so Much ! Have a Groovy Day

  • Patti Nicholas
    Patti Nicholas
    on Sep 5, 2018

    Sure but be careful on white surfaces

  • Ann Purkat
    Ann Purkat
    on Sep 5, 2018

    will it stain the surface

  • Chloe Crabtree
    Chloe Crabtree
    on Sep 6, 2018

    Apple cider vinegar offers the same benefits as plain white vinegar and a more pleasant smell. Both have a similar acidity level and can be used to clean and disinfect around the house, on everything from floors to drains. Apple cider vinegar is a nontoxic, biodegradable cleaning alternative.

  • Cindy
    on Sep 6, 2018

    Hi Ann. I'm Cindy. Yes, go ahead and use your apple cider vinegar in place of regular vinegar. You may find that you like it better than regular white vinegar. It smells better.

  • Heidi
    on Mar 17, 2020

    Can you use it with water instead of white vinegar to clean furniture before you paint it?

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