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Re: HELP! What is white vinegar???

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I didn’t look at it...”IF it is...”

nasty stuff in any form
Why nasty?

It's what most people use for canning if they don't want the vinegar to impart it's own taste.

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Re: HELP! What is white vinegar???

Still didin't get the right flour for my express-injera-trial (the place is out of the way for me).

Cleaned the kitchen- and bathroom floor with the white vinegar instead. Good stuff.
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Re: HELP! What is white vinegar???

I wanna clean my glass stove but the white vinegar does not help much.
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I wanna clean my glass stove but the white vinegar does not help much.
Buy glass stove top cleaner such as Krust-Ex, Cera Clen, Sipuro Glaskeramik-Reiniger, etc. or a Putzstein.
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Re: HELP! What is white vinegar???

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I wanna clean my glass stove but the white vinegar does not help much.
Use sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) with some water first to dissolve the fats, rub it all over, then spray the white vinegar. Repeat if neccesary. Most ecological way to clean the stove.
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Re: HELP! What is white vinegar???

Is "Putzessig" the same as distilled white alcohol vinegar?
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Old 11.01.2020, 20:54
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Re: HELP! What is white vinegar???

No. It needs to be diluted afaik and is used mostly for cleaning

Edit: if this is Essigessenz

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Old 11.01.2020, 21:20
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Is "Putzessig" the same as distilled white alcohol vinegar?
Yes.

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Re: HELP! What is white vinegar???

Ok ... officially "verwirrt" here.
Is this item :
https://shop.kitchener.ch/white-dist...gar-500ml.html
the same thing as Putzessig from Coop for example?
https://www.bauundhobby.ch/wohnen-li...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
or this from migros:
https://www.leshop.ch/de/supermarket...roduct/3745677)
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Re: HELP! What is white vinegar???

The second one is for cleaning only.
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The second one is for cleaning only.
So what is the first one for?
Isn't it for cleaning too?

What make it for cleaning "only"?
Are these not all "pure" ingredients?
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So what is the first one for?
Isn't it for cleaning too?

What make it for cleaning "only"?
Are these not all "pure" ingredients?
The first two are both for cleaning. The third one is food grade so ok to be consumed.
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Ok ... officially "verwirrt" here.
Is this item :
https://shop.kitchener.ch/white-dist...gar-500ml.html
the same thing as Putzessig from Coop for example?
https://www.bauundhobby.ch/wohnen-li...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
or this from migros:
https://www.leshop.ch/de/supermarket...roduct/3745677)
The first I don't know.
The second has a "Gefahrenhinweis" (hazard warning), it's not as "oeco" as it likes to appear then. Plus probably smells from lemons ..... or oranges or God knows what.
The third is alcohol vinegar. Funnily it says it is coloured, funnily because it is actually transparent. It is sold next to all the other vinegars = you could eat it but I'd never.
It is absolutely great for cleaning, I just did my windows with it yesterday and they reflect so much at night now, that I can't see wether my neighbours are at home anymore. Which is fine by me.
And it costs only 70 Rappen a liter - no reason to take any fancy-pancy stuff, I tell you.
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Hi all,

I have been given the task of creating a pavlova (kiwi dish) for the hostfam, my trusty recipe however, requires white vinegar....what is that in german?? so far, its not weissweinessig, maybe tafelessig??? does anyone know for sure though?

Thanks very much
Hi, for me white vinegar is just a name for diluted acetic acid.
For food use I would suggest using weissweinessig (white wine vinegar). Otherwise you can find some ¨vinaigre de ménage¨ wich is just acetic acid diluted in water but less noble than weissweinessig and mostly for cleaning purposes.
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Is "Putzessig" the same as distilled white alcohol vinegar?
Yes. Putz means to clean. So cleaning-vinegar.
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The first I don't know.
The second has a "Gefahrenhinweis" (hazard warning), it's not as "oeco" as it likes to appear then.
If I am not mistaken the hazard warning is simply there because the vinegar is not sold as a food product. Food products do not need a hazard label. But as soon as you sell it for other purposes you have to look at the potential harm for user and environment and label it accordingly.

If you look at the particular hazard warning, you will see that specially splashes in the eye can be harmful. I bet my grand mother and here coffee mill that "all natural" vinegar is not much less harmful in this regard.
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So what is the first one for?
Isn't it for cleaning too?

What make it for cleaning "only"?
Are these not all "pure" ingredients?
Nothing to do with the purity of the ingredients.

Substances sold as food for human consumption need to have a "Volldeklaration", meaning all ingredients must be declared on the package, as well as potential allergenes that may be contained.

Non food substances (and strangely this includes some animal food) need only declare the main or active substances.

The actual ingredients are typically handled with the same level of care, hygiene and protection. And food and non food often comes out of the same factory and off the same processing line. Non food ingredients are not, in general, less pure.

A lot of stuff sold as non food may actually be less harmful / more nourishing than quite a lot of stuff sold as food. But it is still recommendable to stay away because you might not know what else it contains.
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Yes. Putz means to clean. So cleaning-vinegar.
Well, the question was not if Putz-essig is for cleaning - which is obvious, but if it was the same as "distilled white alcohol vinegar"
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Well, the question was not if Putz-essig is for cleaning - which is obvious, but if it was the same as "distilled white alcohol vinegar"
The safety data sheet for the Coop Oecoplan Putzessig specifies 5-10% acetic acid
and 0.1 - 1 % Sodium diacetate
http://gefahrengutdb.coop.ch/pdf/Datenblatt_9099_D.pdf

The question is what is "distilled white alcohol vinegar" exactlz, and what properties are you looking for.
https://supremevinegar.com/2016/08/2...nts-explained/

Form acidity and purity point of view it seems to be mostly the same.
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The question is what is "distilled white alcohol vinegar" exactlz, and what properties are you looking for.
https://supremevinegar.com/2016/08/2...nts-explained/

Form acidity and purity point of view it seems to be mostly the same.
Yes, that is the question, what is it exactly, so I can find an equivalent here.

I am looking for a vinegar that is as acidic as possible and without color (transparent) nor taste.
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