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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: The Book Peddlers; 1st edition (2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0916773531
  • ISBN-13: 978-0916773533
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.3 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In Vinegar, Vicki Lansky (a contributing editor to "Family Circle" magazine) provides homemakers with a complete and comprehensive household reference to the uses of vinegar as a home remedy, diet aid, stain remover, condiment, odor eater, grooming aid, preservative, cleaner, recipe ingredient, and more. Lansky reveals the history of this versatile kitchen ingredient along with such invaluable advice as to how to make basic vinegar, how long it can be safely stored, and how to make flavored vinegars. There is even information about vinegar museums and science tricks involving vinegar and suitable for kids to perform. Vinegar is a welcome and enthusiastically recommended addition to family and community library reference collections.
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A book filled with so many useful tips in such an easy reading style easily earns five stars. "Vinegar: over 400 various, versatile, and very good uses you've probably never thought of"-- The title alone tells you just how much you are missing without this book.

Home remedy, diet aid, stain remover, condiment, odor eater, grooming aid, preservative, cleaner, recipe ingredient--that's our vinegar!

Home Remedy: To relieve poison ivy itching, pat on a mixture of cider vinegar and water and let dry. (I wish I had known this two weeks ago when the last of four (4!!) different episodes of poison ivy rashes were finally disappearing. I've been clearing out different areas of my yard with heavy poison ivy growth. I had poison ivy rashes three months, almost non-stop!)

Grooming aid: To an unfinished bottle of water add a little vinegar and use for a hair rinse; to get rid of hair lice and dandruff, rinse with white vinegar and water.

Preservative: Use vinegar for making pickles (which I do every summer). The acid kills bacteria. Using white or cider vinegar determines taste outcome. There's a recipe for making pickled eggs.

Recipe ingredient: How about Vinegar Pie? (It's really a custard pie!) If you're out of wine, use a flavored vinegar in making Coq au Vin. If you add too much salt to a recipe, cut the salty taste with a spoonful of vinegar and sugar (this idea is going to my sister-in-law, heavy-handed with a salt shaker!).

Cleaner: Clean out your drain and garbage disposal with a special combination of baking soda and vinegar. Spray vinegar (use an old empty sprayer or find one in the travel section of your pharmacy) full strength on a cutting board at night and don't rinse.
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If you want to go green this is a way to start. Vinegar does an amazing number of things to keep your house and yourself in top shape. And best of all it does not leave a lingering smell as other cleaners do. Try it.
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If you've read the other reviews you know what this book is about. Just wanted to confirm the positive aspects... this book has solved so many problems that I've become the vinegar guy among friends. I just can't help telling people how well it works for this or that, and have seen many converts. Yes I know it sounds ridiculous at first... until you try it.

Worried about the smell...? It's no big deal and I'm very sensitive to smells. The vinegar smell goes away very, very quickly. Commercial products cost literally many-times the amount and contain all kinds of cheap perfumes. Who needs it?

We get white vinegar at Sam's Club, 2 gallons for $3.00. It's cleaned the skunk smell off my dogs, saved a beautiful vintage bathroom faucet that had lime scale that caused it to drip, cleans rust off metal and kills weeds in the driveway. I've used it with great success to clean the glass-top of our stove, with table salt as an abrasive.

The book is a great way to get started.

A couple of cautions:
Be aware that mixing vinegar with chlorine bleach creates poisonous mustard gas. You CAN hurt yourself or your pets! Also, keep it away from electronic circuits... dampen a cloth to clean the appliance knobs, but NEVER let it get inside a device or you may lose the function of your equipment. I learned this the hard way.
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You're paying for time. The time that you would use for researching vinegar and the uses online is cut drastically. This book has several different uses for vinegar. I think what bothered me the most is that the author said she doesn't know if everything in the book works or not. I thought that was a little weird. The information tends to repeat itself as well. Overall, helpful information.
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This book will help us toss out expensive chemical products to acheive the same results with less harm to ourselves, our children and our environment. Use it liberally without fear. One thing, you can use a small amount of diluted vinegar as a rinse for washable silks. Silk is a protein, like your hair, both of which benefit from the acid to rebalance their ph.
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This is probably the most practical, and useful book I've read in a decade. I did not know that there were so many kinds of vinegar, and I really did not now how versatile and useful it is, not to mention cheap (the white kind that you can use around the house).

It was like a glimpse into yesteryear and how my grandmother kept things sweet and clean before all these popular cleaning chemicals were invented. For example, running your washing machine on an empty cycle with one cup of vinegar to clean out the pipes and hoses, or doing the same with the dish washer. I did not know that washing in vinegar water could make your glassware shine, or that it was good for cleaning toilets. It is good for everything from pet stains to fireplace bricks, to jazzing up your clothes in the laundry, to adding to your pet's water to combat fleas! It's useful in the kitchen,the bathroom, for beauty and grooming, as a home remedy for minor medical problems, outside in the yard, in your car, for cleaning up after kids, etc.

I'm getting carried away with household uses. The author also discusses vinegar for culinary uses. I was in awe of the concept of vinegar pie. I've never heard of such a thing. I'm just wondering what that would taste like? There are tons of hints on cooking with vinear like vinigrettes and salad dressings, makiing your own vinegar, recipes for making your own flavored vinegars, and desserts made with vinegar.

What appealed to me most was all the money I can save on expensive cleaners on things that can be done simply and cheaply with vinegar. I would say that this book is a must in every home. -- Valerie Lull, Author Ten Healthy Teas
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