We have used this Great Value white vinegar for several different purposes, and it has worked well for all of them. Vinegar can have a rather strong taste, but when we have used this particular one for pickling foods (such as eggs), it does the job well without having too strong of a flavor. We also have used this vinegar for cleaning, whether cleaning the floors, cleaning mineral residue off of dishes, or cleaning a fish tank and its accessories. This vinegar always does a good job of cleaning the dirt, again without leaving a strong or overpowering smell behind. The bottle seals well and the lid does not leak, even after it has been opened. We also have never experienced any problems with it after letting it sit on the shelf for an extended period of time. Since it is Great Value brand, it is also cheaper than most other name-brand vinegars. Combining its low price with its great effectiveness and versatility leads me to highly recommend this vinegar.