Where can I bulk buy vinegar and things for cleaning?

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Where can I bulk buy vinegar and things for cleaning?

Post: #164175 Islay
Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:16 am

I'm finally beginning to run out of my last bulk buy of method products, and I'm determined to give cleaning with more natural (and, crucially, cheap) stuff, so I thought I'd try some of the vinegar/bicarb etc combos that are recommended all the time.

So, can anyone (a) point me in the direction of where I can buy bulk quantities of these things (preferably from a british/eco source) and (b) give me some 'recipes' for cleaner etc?
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Re: Where can I bulk buy vinegar and things for cleaning?

Post: #164180 Annpan
Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:38 am

I use summer naturals too :cheers:

I will post some eco cleaning recipes for you later if that's OK :mrgreen:
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Re: Where can I bulk buy vinegar and things for cleaning?

Post: #164218 Islay
Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:46 pm

Thank you, will check out summer naturals.

Annpan I will await eco cleaning recipes with baited breath!
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Post: #164239 Milims
Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:16 pm

If you are near a chinese supermarket you can usually buy 5litres of vinegar and 3kg Bicarb at a time for a reasonable price
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Re: Where can I bulk buy vinegar and things for cleaning?

Post: #261760 Rosendula
Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:32 pm

Just been looking at the summernaturals website and they do 25kg sacks of bicarb. Does anyone know how big this will be please? Bit short of cupboard space here!
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Re: Where can I bulk buy vinegar and things for cleaning?

Post: #261781 demi
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:02 am

25kg is like a big sack of potatoes. we buy 25kg bags of flour and its too heavy for me to lift. the bags are over 1/2 a meter high and about just under 1/2 meter wide. if thats any help. its heavy.
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Re: Where can I bulk buy vinegar and things for cleaning?

Post: #261782 Rosendula
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:24 am

Sorry Demi but it's nothing like a sack of potatoes. Lay 4 potatoes on a table next to each other as close as they will go and notice the amount of space between them. You don't get that with bicarb*. Thank you so much for taking the time to measure it though, it's really appreciated. :icon_smile:

I asked the same question somewhere else, too and received this absolutely awesome reply
"Bicarb has a higher density (689kg/cu m) than wheat flour (593) but a lower density than granulated sugar (849), so the dimensions of the package will be between the two of those. In other words, 25kg of bicarb will take up less space than 25 1kg bags of flour but more space than 25 1kg bags of sugar."

*edited to say you do get that with bicarb of course, but it's so tiny it's insignificant.
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Re: Where can I bulk buy vinegar and things for cleaning?

Post: #261787 boboff
Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:49 am

Is it just me, or is that just slightly pickie Rosey?

You ask a question, you get an answer and spend the time working it out just to say the person who generously replied to your question was wrong?

Odd. You don't happen to run the 2nd Biggest VW Camper Van forum in your spare time do you?

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Re: Where can I bulk buy vinegar and things for cleaning?

Post: #261793 Rosendula
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:37 am

I did thank Demi for taking the trouble to measure her potato sack and reply, Boboff. I need to have an idea as to whether or not a 25kg sack of bicarb will fit in particular cupboard. A 25kg sack of spuds won't go near it. As a 25kg bag of bicarb WILL be a fair amount smaller than the same weight of potatoes, the answer could be that it will fit. Going by the other answer I received (and quoted), I think it will . If I had just gone with Demi's answer, I wouldn't buy the bicarb.

Yes Demi did very generously provide an answer, but it was a wrong answer! What should I do? Just go along with it? This wasn't about opinions, it was about measurements. What if I had asked if how big a 25kg sack of feathers was and someone had said it's the same size as a 25kg sack of stones? Would it be considered 'picky' to point out the error?
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Re: Where can I bulk buy vinegar and things for cleaning?

Post: #261795 boboff
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:56 am

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