Vinegar, a humble pantry staple, has long been hailed as a powerhouse when it comes to cleaning. But what exactly makes it such an effective cleaning agent? Let's delve into the science behind cleaning with vinegar to uncover its secrets.


Understanding the Chemistry

At the heart of vinegar's cleaning prowess lies acetic acid, typically found in concentrations of about five percent in household cleaning vinegar. Do note, that cleaning vinegar is different from food vinegar, which is a staple in your home’s kitchen. This higher acidic compound in cleaning vinegar plays a key role in breaking down dirt, oils, films, stains, and even bacteria. Its acidic nature makes it adept at dissolving mineral deposits like limescale, making it a go-to solution for tackling stubborn stains in bathrooms and kitchens.

Versatility in Action

One of the remarkable qualities of cleaning vinegar is its versatility. Whether you're cleaning glass, windows, walls, or countertops, a simple solution of vinegar and water (in a 1:1 ratio) can work wonders. This gentle yet effective cleaning solution is safe for most surfaces, but it's always wise to test it in a small, inconspicuous area first, especially on delicate surfaces like natural stone or waxed wood.

Effective Disinfection

While your regular cleaning vinegar is not as potent as commercial disinfectants or bleach, it does possess antimicrobial properties. Research has shown that vinegar can effectively inhibit the growth of certain bacteria, making it a valuable tool for cleaning and sanitising surfaces. However, it's important to note that regular cleaning vinegar may not be suitable for all disinfection needs, especially in high-risk areas like cutting boards or refrigerator shelves.
This is where SOVI’s Multi Purpose Vinegar Cleaner comes in very handy for all your deep cleaning needs. It enhances the cleaning vinegar with the right natural additives like active salts to make it super effective in cleaning refrigerator shelves & cutting boards, removing hard water stains & limescale marks and as a kitchen degreaser.

The Vinegar Toilet Cleaner Myth

One popular use of vinegar is as a toilet cleaner. But does it really work? The answer lies in chemistry. Vinegar's acidity helps break down mineral deposits and stains in toilets, making it an effective cleaner for everyday use. However, for tough stains or heavy buildup, you may need to supplement vinegar with other cleaning agents or tools.
Here again, SOVI & TYDI BOWL’s Toilet Cleaner leverages the science of cleaning vinegar and sea salt to provide you an excellent toilet cleaner that is adept at removing limescale, hard water stains, urine scales and bringing a shine to your toilet without any toxic fumes or corrosion of your favourite bathroom fittings.

Safety Precautions

While vinegar is generally safe to use, there are a few precautions to keep in mind. Avoid using cleaning vinegar directly on surfaces prone to corrosion, such as cast iron or aluminium. Additionally, the strong odour of vinegar may linger temporarily, so adequate ventilation is recommended, especially for those sensitive to strong odours.
This is why SOVI & TYDI is India’s First Vinegar powered cleaning products, and they use unique, indulgent and luxurious fragrances like StarDust, Sugar Cookie, BubbleBlast & French Connection.


In conclusion, the science behind cleaning with vinegar is rooted in its acidic properties and antimicrobial effects. From cutting through grease and grime to disinfecting surfaces, vinegar offers a natural and eco-friendly solution for household cleaning needs. Discover the power of vinegar cleaning liquid and unlock its potential to transform your cleaning routine.
Explore SOVI & TYDI's range of vinegar-based home cleaners to experience the science of cleaning with vinegar firsthand. Harness the power of nature's own cleaning solution and achieve sparkling-clean results, effortlessly. All of this, while enjoying an indulgent fragrances during and after the cleaning process for a truly luxury-at-home experience.