Vinegar is made of acetic acid which travels through a bacteria cell’s membrane and causes it to die.
There are many different types of vinegar including white distilled vinegar, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, malt vinegar and more.
When it comes to cleaning, vinegar is a great non-toxic cleaner because of its acidity.
You should avoid cleaning with especially dark vinegar like balsamic vinegar as they can stain the item you are cleaning.
However, white vinegar is often safe to clean appropriate items with.