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Old 21.09.2018, 15:27
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Re: HELP! What is white vinegar???

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Back to square 1? Never mind edot, the thread was opened 2009

Tom, any idea why this is so expensive at amazon.de?
Germany is expensive!

Though it's only EUR 6 if you buy the half size: https://www.amazon.de/Heinz-Destille...SQDXV9QN26M9K0

$15 from Amazon.com, which is 20x the Italian price.

https://www.amazon.com/Heinz-Vinegar.../dp/B000RAB7F0

$0.99 at KMART https://www.kmart.com/smart-sense-di...2&blockType=G2

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Old 21.09.2018, 15:57
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Re: HELP! What is white vinegar???

Wow, thanks for that research-work!
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Old 21.09.2018, 17:19
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Re: HELP! What is white vinegar???

We buy it in France, it’s incredibly cheap there. I use it for cleaning.
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Old 22.09.2018, 11:41
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Re: HELP! What is white vinegar???

I bought white vinegar yesterday in Migros. It's m budget product, cost chf.70 and is called Tafelessig.
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Old 22.09.2018, 12:27
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I bought white vinegar yesterday in Migros. It's m budget product, cost chf.70 and is called Tafelessig.
Yes, that seems to be it, and at the correct price!

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Re: HELP! What is white vinegar???

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No.

It's made from pure alcohol, and is pretty tasteless, thus good for cleaning (no residue) and preserving (no extra taste).

It is also clear, like water.

Tom
Thanks Tom. Then some of the tafel essigs definitely fulfill this criteria. I went home and checked. I have a bottle from Lidl, a brand called Winarom Tafelessig. The content is "aceto di alcool" which I am guessing is alcohol. I found some photos online and can confirm that the product is crystal clear (I use it for cleaning too).

https://www.foodrepo.org/ch/products/20004 (photos of the stuff)
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Re: HELP! What is white vinegar???

White vinegar is the kind you find in LIDL in plastic 1 liter transparent bottle very cheap, right? We use it for everything like cleaning the bathroom, softening clothes, spraying it on weeds in the garden to kill them, cleaning windows, but just not for food as it's originally intented to, as it's pure industrially distilled acetic acid diluted in water. For food you supposed to use apple vinegar...
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Old 22.09.2018, 18:16
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I bought white vinegar yesterday in Migros. It's m budget product, cost chf.70 and is called Tafelessig.
Brilliant! The candidate gets 5 points (sorry, that's the EF-max).

And - as I learnt in the past days - if the express injeras don't work I'll just use the rest for cleaning

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Brilliant? The candidate gets 5 points (sorry, that's the EF-max).

And - as I learnt in the past days - if the express injeras don't work I'll just use the rest for cleaning
Sorry, but vinegar that one buys at Migros for cleaning (Tafelessig) is 20% stronger than the one used for cooking. I wouldn't put Taffelessig anywhere near my kitchen!

Here is what I found online... (Googled Taffelessig versus white vinegar for cooking)

"Regular white vinegar is 5% acidity and cleaning vinegar is 6% acidity. The one percent actually makes it 20% stronger. Cleaning vinegar is not to be used for cooking. The fresh scent of cleaning vinegar smells exactly the same as white vinegar.May 22, 2016"
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Ok, so the distilled rice vinegar I was talking about is not the same thing, I think?
You use the distilled vinegar for cooking I also bought the Tafelessig from Migros but I use it only for cleaning and it is typically found in the cleaning product section at the Migros where I shop.
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Old 22.09.2018, 18:48
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Sorry, but vinegar that one buys at Migros for cleaning (Tafelessig) is 20% stronger than the one used for cooking. I wouldn't put Taffelessig anywhere near my kitchen!

Here is what I found online... (Googled Taffelessig versus white vinegar for cooking)

"Regular white vinegar is 5% acidity and cleaning vinegar is 6% acidity. The one percent actually makes it 20% stronger. Cleaning vinegar is not to be used for cooking. The fresh scent of cleaning vinegar smells exactly the same as white vinegar.May 22, 2016"
I see your point but "Tafelessig" doesn't seem to be sold as cleaning liquid at Migros. (I'll know once I see where it is stored in the shop )

I suspect the high acidity is the reason it's used in the express injera recipe as normally the injera batter needs to rest for days.
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Old 22.09.2018, 18:52
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Sorry, but vinegar that one buys at Migros for cleaning (Tafelessig) is 20% stronger than the one used for cooking. I wouldn't put Taffelessig anywhere near my kitchen!
Sorry, but good quality cooking vinegar can easily be 6% or more.

I just checked my cupboard, the red-wine vinegar and the IGP balsamic are both 6%.

To me 5% is crap quality.

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I see your point but "Tafelessig" doesn't seem to be sold as cleaning liquid at Migros. (I'll know once I see where it is stored in the shop )

I suspect the high acidity is the reason it's used in the express injera recipe as normally the injera batter needs to rest for days.
I will be interested in where the Tafelessig is located in your Migros too! Maybe they put in the wrong section at the Migros where I shop...lol
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Old 22.09.2018, 19:15
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Re: HELP! What is white vinegar???

Saw the Tafelessig at Migros today (from a distance) - in the same section as all the rest of the vinegars used in cooking.

If it is 12% you dilute by 3 to 4 with water to get something suitable for food prep. The bottle I have is Ättiksprit from Sweden, so concentrated it has lasted at least 15 years (the obligatory xmas herring prep)
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Re: HELP! What is white vinegar???

White Vinegar is clear in colour. I do not buy it often and usually look in a larger supermarket.
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Old 23.09.2018, 10:17
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Saw the Tafelessig at Migros today (from a distance) - in the same section as all the rest of the vinegars used in cooking.

If it is 12%
It's not, it's 4.5%.

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Old 23.09.2018, 11:32
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Re: HELP! What is white vinegar???

I didn’t look at it...”IF it is...”

nasty stuff in any form
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Old 23.09.2018, 11:41
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I will be interested in where the Tafelessig is located in your Migros too! Maybe they put in the wrong section at the Migros where I shop...lol

Got to get down on your hands and knees.

Its on the bottom shelf!
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Old 23.09.2018, 11:50
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Got to get down on your hands and knees.

Its on the bottom shelf!
I think terrifish meant whether it is with the vinegars or the cleaning agents.

For budget-products you always have to bend down - actually a nice side-effect to the low prices.
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Old 23.09.2018, 11:54
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I think terrifish meant whether it is with the vinegars or the cleaning agents.

For budget-products you always have to bend down - actually a nice side-effect to the low prices.
It is definitely with the vinegars in our Migros. The stuff they sell in the cleaning department is not the same at all and is called putzessig or somesuch in German.
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