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  1. Marta Lukowski
    March 27, 2013

    Thank you very much for providing an education on the various uses of vinegar. And I have no doubt there are perhaps many more.

    In my case a shot glass of white vinegar and a shot glass of Dawn liquid soap plus a thimble full of regular isopropil alcohol into a small bucket and “voila” no streaking even in the sun. Obviously YOU figure out the amounts you’ll need according to how many windows you are cleaning.

    My best tip is use crumbled newspapers for drying rather than a squeegee or rags. Newspapers work SUPERBLY – just don’t use the comic strips.

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    • D. Learned
      October 3, 2017

      Hey, smart guy, if ‘white’ vinegar and ‘distilled’ vinegar are two distinctly different things, then what is ‘distilled white vinegar’? My point is distilled vinegar is not white (it is as clear as water) and should be labeled ‘distilled vinegar’, NOT ‘distilled WHITE vinegar’. Case closed. Drop the ‘white’. It is not accurate or correct.

      D

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      • Bob
        August 18, 2018

        Maybe it’s white vinegar that has been distilled? Hmm..

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      • D-Learned The Twat
        September 3, 2018

        @D Learned …Seriously? I dunno if I should insult your stupidity, your attitude, or your IRONIC name. Just STFU, your ignorance is a 3-day cringefest.

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      • Patricia m Fallis
        July 7, 2019

        Its not being used as a physical discriptor, only a differentiation.

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    • Margaret
      November 30, 2019

      Yep ( you’re smart, I do the very same

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  2. nancy laverick
    September 16, 2013

    when mixing vin and dawn do u use water in the bucket?

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    • Marta Lukowski
      November 14, 2013

      Plz forgive me for not having replied in good time. Somehow I got sidetracked on my end. No you do not use water because water does nothing. What I’ve outlined is just fine. You can pick up a lot of added tips if you buy Heinz all natural distilled white vinegar. Call them @1-800-255-5750 for not only their booklet of tons of “uses” but also dozens of other incredibly great tips on all types of uses of white vinegar. It’s not only for salads/cooking — that will surprise you. I also use it as a TOP cheap water softener. It unclogs wash machine residues (1/2 cup on a rinse cycle) I buy white vinegar by the gallon cuz of so many household uses that it has. Keep in kitchen, laundry room, garage, unclog your steam iron with 2 runs, etc………Good Luck and enjoy.

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      • Laurie
        July 22, 2019

        Thanks for the phone number. I had something similar thumbtacked in one of my kitchen cupboards back in the 1970s. Darned angry that I forgot to take it with me when I moved. This sounds very similar to what I had (and have greatly missed). I will be calling them in the morning.

        Thank you.

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  3. Emily
    February 1, 2014

    Can the white / spirit vinegar also be used for home remedies ie athletes foot? Thanks so much for a great article!

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  4. Carol
    July 26, 2014

    has been suggested to use apple cider vinegar as a rinse for getting yellow out of white hair would white vinegar work better since it has no color. Any other suggestions from anyone

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    • alice
      September 9, 2018

      I would say better stick with Apple Cider Vinger, as it’s more nutritious and not so irritating for your hair. It’s great as a hair conditionner rince just before getting out of the shower 🙂

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  5. Roberta Liford
    April 28, 2015

    Which vinegar is better for cleaning fruits and veggies? The gallon (cheaper) size says “reduced with water to 5% acidity. Would that be effective enough for cleaning fruits and veggies

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  6. Louise
    May 7, 2015

    Hi, I need to buy white vinegar to make a buttermilk substitute, to do this I have to add a tbsp white vinegar to a cup then top the remainder of the cup up with milk and mix, then let sit for 5 mins..

    The closest I can find anywhere is distilled white vinegar, is this the same as white vinegar?? I’m confused…

    This is the vinegar I mean:
    http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/vinegar/sarsons-distilled-white-vinegar-568ml

    I carnt find anything else except for distilled malt vinegar…

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    • sharon clauss
      July 16, 2015

      Which vinegar is best for a sauerkraut salad?

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    • Dennis
      May 18, 2016

      In the first sentence, it should be ‘surprised by’ rather than ‘surprise of’. Poor sentence construct. Furthermore, I can accept ‘spirit’ vinegar, but there is no such thing as ‘distilled white vinegar’! It is simply ‘distilled vinegar’. It’s clearly clear. Milk is white. So there.

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      • Scott Hannigan
        June 29, 2016

        You are fabulous!

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      • Andrew
        July 18, 2016

        Dennis
        Heinz has a gallon size of “All Natural” Distilled White Vinegar @ 5% acidity.

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      • Andrew
        July 18, 2016

        Dennis
        I noticed Wegmans also sells “White Distilled Vinegar” and the ingredients listed on the side panel state it is made from white distilled vinegar reduced with water to 5% acidity.

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  7. Laura
    October 27, 2016

    Question… Im making pepper jelly. I need two cups of either Cider Vinegar (which I prefer) or I could use White distilled… (Yes, it does day white) Anyhoo… I only have one cup apple cider and a bottle of white… can I use a cup of each?

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    • Andrew Hasco
      October 28, 2016

      Let me answer this way. When I made my chive blossom/garlic scape vinegar, I used distilled white vinegar for a batch, I used apple cider vinegar for a batch and then I used a half and half mixture of white distilled and half apple cider vinegars combined. They turned out with each vinegar being infused with the chive blossoms and garlic scape but I believe the apple cider vinegar has a stronger taste because of it being “apple” than plain distilled white. Hope this helps.

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  8. Chavella
    October 2, 2017

    Your title is wrong! Distilled vinegar is clear (white) vinegar! The dark brown color vinegar is apple cider and not distilled. Those 2 should be your “versus.” Distilled vs. Apple Cider.

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    • Andrew
      October 3, 2017

      Distilled vinegar and apple cider vinegar are made the same way, but use different starting ingredients. This results in differences in flavor and…

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    • jodie-louise Kane
      September 20, 2019

      Oh my days,. There is more than two types of vinegar.
      1)There is distilled vinegar (sometimes called distilled white vinegar despite being clear usually used for cleaning),
      2)There is white vinegar( again clear and usually used for cleaning) ,
      3)White wine vinegar ( a pale colour and usually used on salads and food),
      4)Apple cider vinegar (usually a yellowish colour NOT DARK BROWN is used in salads on food etc),
      5)Red wine vinegar (darker colour not quite brown but reddish hue, used again food and salads)
      6)then you have your malt vinegar ((a brown colour THIS IS YOUR DARK BROWN ONE and used mainly on food)(in the UK malt vinegar is the most popular and is commonly used in fish and chip shops)

      There are probably many more but these are the ones I’ve used and have had experience of learning and using in different countries cultures and recipes over the years

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      • ahmed
        February 10, 2020

        jodie, you came the furthest ahead of the rest on the forum in explained the various names, however like everyone else you failed to provide numerical evidence in relation to ingredients and dilution levels to justify your naming process…. points for effort though!

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  9. Lacey
    January 14, 2018

    Wow. Who knew people could get worked up over vinegar? I have a bottle in front of me, Dennis…it’s Heinz White Distilled Vinegar. And, this was exactly what I was looking for: White Vinegar vs. White Distilled Vinegar because I have a recipe that calls for White Vinegar but all I have is the White Distilled Vinegar. It seems I have what I need. Thanks!

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  10. Melinda Kennedy
    March 3, 2018

    Dennis. You need a life and maybe meditation . Manners would also help.

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  11. Ann
    March 7, 2018

    It seems Dennis you are a very rude man!! Not necessary. Article informative.

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  12. Renee
    June 3, 2018

    I just found a mosquito in my bedroom and frightened by getting bitten. Can’t be sure if I killed it but as soon as my light went out it came out looking for a meal ( me ) ! I went online and found what I had on hand was my distilled white vinegar.

    Even though I have off mosquito spray I’d much rather use something natural ( and did I mention not stain my sheets ) ? It stunk to high heaven but I applied it to my face and body using paper towel. The most important area under my nose and where carbon dioxide is detected from super far away.

    This kicked butt with PEELING HARD BOILED EGGS earlier. Not sure about this vinegar thing or if it will even work tonight but going to purchase vanilla extract tomorrow for these pests.

    They spread disease and if my smelling like vanilla doesn’t work I’ll have to just use the dreaded off spray. Thanks for listening everyone sorry I rambled.

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  13. Casey
    July 9, 2018

    Dennis, I have to agree with Melinda and Ann. There is a saying that says “Attitude is Everything”. Another one is “Sometimes you can be Right and still be Wrong”.
    Both of these can apply to your posts. Think about it.

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  14. Timothy Mullins
    July 11, 2018

    What vinegar do you use when boiling eggs ?

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  15. Vinay
    October 28, 2018

    Need sugarcane vinegar please call 918840549041

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  16. Kory johnson
    September 21, 2019

    I have a sweet pickle relish recipe of my uncle’s, he states use strong vinegar,not distilled. I’ve never found non distilled. And distilled seems to work. Any comments?

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  17. ahmed
    February 10, 2020

    is it me or does everyone seem to have their own idea of the differences between the various names of vineger…. anyhow, i just want to know how one distinguishes the difference between white vinegar, distilled vinegar and distilled white vinegar if there is any as from many articles online its the same thing content wise!

    Although i agree there are many types of vinegar im getting the impression after too much time spent searching online that white, distilled and distilled white vinegar are just that, different names for the same thing….
    please give % of dilution for clarity aswell, I would like to see one person on this forum back their points with numerical evidence rather than statements for clarity.
    ; j

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  18. Ray
    May 9, 2020

    Thank you & well done for providing such a clear explanation on the subject of white/clear vineger! You have clearly explained the different manufacturing processes and acidic/alcolic content of vinegar. Very helpful indeed! You have cleared up all the confusion!

    Respect to you all over!

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  19. Jane Boyd
    September 29, 2020

    Yes people being rude ova Vinegar,pathetic,I googled what ws the difference of dark malt Vinegar & distilled malt Vinegar(clear) as that’s what I had in my cupboard! WOW I couldn’t believe all the comments of of CERTAIN people,that had to not just add a comment but If they can get Rude ova Vinegar,Must be rude to others ova Anything in life,& obviously THINKS they’re Correct This Person Needs Anger Management!! ( I tend to read the ingredient label)Lol.Jane
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  20. Jane Boyd
    September 29, 2020

    PS The Name just confirms This,I think,lolx.

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  21. Gary
    November 1, 2020

    Thanks for helpful information.

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