Yes, @1950lemans, this works great! We've used this method for years as an alternative to chemical drain cleaners. Cheaper and more environmentally friendly. For cooking we use red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar and rice wine vinegar. For cleaning, plain white vinegar and apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar was the only thing to rid our pets' pillow and blanket of cat urine smell after our cat was confined to a crate following surgery. None of the commercial detergents or cleaners even came close.