Is it safe to have vinegar in water while cooking food?

I live in an area with hard water. One way to handle lime scale build-up, which is recommended here on the forums, is to run the unit with water and vinegar when needed. I’m considering running with a smaller amount of vinegar in the water, but to do this every time I use the unit rather than only for cleaning. The plastic bags should prevent the vinegar to affect the food. Has anyone tried it, and/or know of any reason not to do this?

I too have hard water issues.  I add white vinegar to the water most of the time (basically when I remember to dump it in).  I haven’t had any issues yet.  Besides, there really isn’t anything to damage.  As for the food, I vacuum seal, so it isn’t affected due to the heavier bags.  I have no idea how zip lock bags might react since I’ve never tried them.

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Thank you, acs. This is about what I expected, and I’ll be trying it out from now on.

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I’d question what it does to your machine over the longer term