A phone call from my daughter prompted this page. These are the six essential kinds of vinegar to keep in your pantry.

The vinegar you should have on hand.

Keep these in your pantry, and you’ll not regret it.
( images are representative )

Distilled White Vinegar

Keep 1 Gallon or more on hand

Go grab a gallon (or two). It does everything from cooking to cleaning. Critical to an excellent sweet-n-sour sauce, for example.

Rice Vinegar (plain)

Keep 8oz or more on hand

Light and fresh. Needed for pot-sticker sauce, homemade salad dressing, and many Asian dishes.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Keep 1 Pint or more on hand

Used in many recipes and is the mainstay of my BBQ sauces, such as my Cider-Soy Sauce marinade.

Red Wine Vinegar

Keep 8oz or more on hand

You will see many recipes call for red wine vinegar. Also standard on salads, vegetables, and some soups.

Balsamic Vinegar

Keep 4oz or more on hand

Buy the best you can afford. If you buy high-quality, you will find it will go a long way. Prices range from $20 to over $160 for 4oz.

Sherry Vinegar

Keep 8oz or more on hand

Use it instead of White Wine Vinegar. Great on salads and soups. More hearty flavor than white wine vinegar.