Questions about kitchen safety. For food safety please use the tag [tag:food-safety].

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Is heated up bleach dangerous?

I put my electric flattop oven on self cleaning. This heated up the top of the oven. I then bleached the flattop. The bleach steamed up and made it nearly impossible to breath. The entire room is now ...
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Why is the handle of sauce pans tilted and not horizontal?

Why is the handle of a saucepan tilted upwards now-a-days rather than the old fashioned horizontal handles?
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Why must the oven be preheated for a Pyrex glass pan?

This Pyrex glass safety label says "Always preheat oven". Any idea why?
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Safely making truffle honey

Since New Zealand has import restrictions on honey, I'm looking to make some truffle honey from scratch. I recall reading somewhere that incorrectly making it could cause some horrible toxin buildup ...
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Did I ruin my stoneware dutch oven by heating it on a gas stove?

I was following this baked beans recipe. Relevant excerpt: Place a cast iron Dutch oven over medium heat and stir in the bacon, onion, and jalapenos until enough fat has rendered from the bacon to ...
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Cracked Eggs & Safety

I bought some fresh eggs the other day which don't expire until next month. They've remained in the fridge in their carton. I just realised that a few of the eggs are cracked. Is it still safe to ...
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Are countertop blenders with plastic jars dangerous?

At my local shopping center, I notice that all models of countertop blenders, even the most expensive ($500 USD), have plastic jars. I am concerned that if the blade inside comes loose or breaks while ...
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Any health risk eating cold refrigerated pizza?

I love eating cold pizza leftovers straight from the fridge. Someone recently told me that you should always reheat leftover pizza to kill off any bad bugs that could be growing in there. Is there any ...
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Smoking Boston Butt and Smoker Went out - Food Safety

I borrowed a buddies pellet smoker to test it out. I got it going bright this morning. Got it up to about 225 and loaded it up a 6.5 pound Boston Butt. It never really stayed at 225, but hovered ...
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Is food contaminated with swarf due to polishing metal plates or sharpening knives safe for our body? [duplicate]

Swarf is a word for metal particles or debris produced in polishing metal with abrasive tools. For example, swarf can be produced when polishing teppanyaki grill or sharpening knives. I often see ...
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Where to store my propane torch?

Yesterday, I began using a propane torch (which I won in a raffle; Yay!) for browning the tops of foods. My quandary is: where do I store the torch? The instructions say not to store it in your living ...
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Deep frying and burning eyes

I live in a small 800 sq ft. apartment and will occasionally deep fry food. Any time I do, everybody in my household experiences a burning sensation in their eyes. I'm monitoring the temperature of ...
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Refreeze Sherbet

Can you eat Sherbet once it has completely thawed and then frozen again? Mine was left out over night in about 65 degree room. Is it okay to freeze it again and eat it. I put it back in the freezer in ...
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Weird russet potato?

I'm supposed to be boiling it, but this russet potato has this one smooth spot on it. It's not like the rest of the potato's texture, it's almost as smooth as my phone screen. Not oddly colored. Is ...
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Prevent pepper spray effect when cooking raw hot peppers

Something I've noticed when using raw, fresh jalapeƱos and adding them directly to heat. It can sometimes put out a "pepper spray" which can make you and others around the area you are cooking cough ...
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Can I heat frozen waffles in the oven without a baking sheet?

Where I live I currently don't have a toaster, baking sheet, pan, or really anything that I could use as a container in the oven. I'm starving and I'd like to heat up some frozen waffles and was ...
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Why does my pan always splatter when I make chicken breasts?

I've been cooking for myself since summer started and have been pan-frying a lot of chicken breasts in Sunflower oil. They taste great, but from about halfway through, there's a TON of splattering. ...
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How do you avoid getting burnt by hot oil?

I find myself getting hit too much by boiling oil. Even when I keep my face really far from the pan it hits me. Are there any general guidelines or best practices to avoid getting hit by boiling oil?
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Is it safe to leave a broth simmering overnight on an electric stove?

I am trying to cook bone broth in a pot on an electric stove like this one and it needs to simmer for at least a day (so the stove is set to a low temperature). Is it safe to leave the stove ...
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Is plastic saying “dishwasher safe” safe on both shelfs or only on the top shelf?

I have some new plastic "Thermos" brand drink ware that says "Dishwasher Safe". If it doesn't Say "Top Rack Only", can I put on the bottom if the top rack is full? I generally wash all plastic up top, ...
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Red potatoes-partial cooking, freezing to bake at a later date

I am trying to par cook shredded red potatoes with the skins on and then freeze them until baking at a later date. My concern is keeping the potatoes from turning brown until cooked.
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forgot to turn on crock pot for less than 2 hours [duplicate]

I left a pork roast in my crock pot for a little less than 2 hours, but forgot to turn crock pot on. It still felt cool to the touch. Is it safe to eat?
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Safety of meat marinade [duplicate]

I understand the safety issues of ANYTHING coming into contact with raw meat, but is it safe to reuse raw meat marinade if it has been kept frozen?
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Whole tenderloin temperature concerns [duplicate]

I put a whole tenderloin in my garage refrigerator but the door was accidentally left ajar overnight. The temp of the meat is 80 degress internally. Did I just ruin $150 worth of meat?
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Started crockpot meal on wrong temp. for four hours (Warm) Is it ruined? [duplicate]

Put some chicken breasts and veggies in the crockpot at 6:30 am, only I accidentally put it on warm instead of low heat...oopps. According to what I've read, it appears that it probably only reached ...
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Can left boiled milk in the pot whole night? [duplicate]

I normally boiled the fresh milk at night and left in the pot with cover for 2nd day morning, I will make warm for my child to drink in the morning , is that safe?
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Smoked meats how to cool [duplicate]

I smoked alot of meat for a Christmas party.I put the meat in aluminum pans.The meat is still very warm.Should I put it in the refrigerator or can I leave it in a cooler for the night?
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reheating improperly stored pasta sauce and meatballs [duplicate]

My meatballs and pasta sauce were left out in 55F temps for 18 hours. I'm guessing I should toss the homemade meatballs with commercial pasta sauce? They were thoroughly cooked, then covered to cool ...
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Is it safe to boil lemon water?

Is it okay for me to mix lemon juice and water, than bring to a boil on the stovetop? I want to make the house smell like lemons.