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What determines if the handle of a pan gets hot while in use?

About three years ago, we replaced a one 10" skillet with another, both Macy's Tools of the Trade anodized aluminum teflon skillets. (The teflon coating didn't last on the old pan.) The old pan had ...
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How should I clean anodized cookware?

I'd been bought an anodised wok as a birthday present a couple of years back, but recently, when using a honey/mustard marinade, I managed to burn some of the excess marinade, and now can't seem to ...
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Can I put a disposable aluminum pan directly over a burner?

If I need to melt margarine on the stove and have no pots or pans available, can I melt it in a thin disposable aluminum pan directly on the burner (on a low flame), or will the pan burn/melt?
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oil disappearing from pan

I have an aluminium hard anodized non stick pans. When I use oil for sauteing, it many times disappears - For example when i fry shallots or eggplants. Is this normal? Even if I use a large amount of ...
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How to season / care for a Bundt pan?

I just got a new cast-aluminum Bundt pan and I want to take care of it so my bundts don't stick. Does anyone have any helpful advise about how to season and clean the bundt pan?
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Seasoning old non-stick aluminum pan?

I have an old set of nonstick aluminum pans that have gained scratches and lost their non-stick coating over the past several years. There's nothing physically wrong with them except for those few ...
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How to ADD a black patina to a bare aluminum frying cauldre

I was born in 1936 and my mother bought a small aluminum ( 6.5 inches in diameter ) cauldre, thus it is my own age, 75 years old. It had a beautifull black patina on the outside and to make a long ...
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What material wok did I get while thrifting today?

I asked all 4 employees but nobody could tell me. It is heavy, and it doesn't look like the same material as my cast iron pan. A magnet sticks to it. There are no markings on it at all. I think ...
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'Espresso' Maker - Base turned dark, is it bad?

A few days ago I got an 'Espresso' maker made out of Aluminium (one of these). At the moment I am experimenting a bit with it, but I noticed something strange. The base (the part where you put the ...
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What kind of foods react with aluminium pressure cookers?

While researching about pressure cookers, I found a comment in a review that says: As with all aluminum pressure cookers, the metal will react with some foods and can overheat if you are not ...
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Seasoning on Magnalite anodized aluminum fry pans needs to be removed and redone, what is process?

I bought a set of three Magnalite anodized fry pans(used) and was told they needed to be cleaned out and reseasoned. What would be the best way to remove the old seasoning?
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How can I clean dark non-stick pots (e.g. Calphalon)?

We have Calphalon non-stick cookware and it seems, after 5 years, not to want to get clean. Even the best scrubbing leaves kind of a hazy look on them. Additionally, the exterior of our most used ...