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Non Life Sciences => Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology => Topic started by: katieHaylor on 22/06/2018 13:27:15

Title: Can vinegar be used as a rinsing aid?
Post by: katieHaylor on 22/06/2018 13:27:15
Jo asks:

Is it true that a dash of vinegar in hot rinsing water will help remove
the soap from dishes that have just been washed?


What do you think?
Title: Re: Can vinegar be used as a rinsing aid?
Post by: Colin2B on 22/06/2018 17:38:14
Haven’t seen that anywhere, it may be that it comes from the idea that you can use vinegar as a rinse aid in dishwashers. Miele says in their manuals:

“Alternatively, it is possible to use household vinegar with a max. 5% acid content or Liquid citric acid with up to 10% acid content.”

In this case the acid is removing calcium spots from the crockery.