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There is really no advantage or disadvantage to using a sandwich press. This is more a choice of preference from person to person. For me, a sandwich press is preferable as it toast the bread on both sides simultaneously, so you get an even toast on both sides, and it also presses the sandwich together so that it does not fall apart. A sandwich press also ...


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I've used the harsch crocks myself - for longer ferments (3-8 weeks). However I've used the giant glass pickle jars for beets when making kvas for borscht. The thing with the harsch is it takes the guessing out - once you seal it you don't really have to worry about anything except keeping the little water lip filled. Fermenting in glass jars, to me, ...


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It is not originally for camping but for using with a real flame or fire. Used it for years. It is the only kind I have. Works great on gas stove burners.


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Used an oven cleaner, brushed it off with warm sudsy water, dry with patting (paper towel), re-oiled it with Veg oil, baked in oven at 300.


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I usually grate my jaggery block on a microplane grater although your standard cheese grater will work too. I haven't tried a food processor yet, although that would probably work. Next time I'm going to get granulated palm sugar as I've found working with a jaggery block too much hassle.


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I highly doubt that this practice would damage your macchinetta. It's a relatively simple device, and with simplicity comes durability. If finely-ground coffee won't plug the baskets and filters inside, then it's doubtful that much larger tea leaves will. As with normal (i.e. coffee) use, just ensure that the pressure release valves are unobstructed (you ...


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After searching online for weeks and coming up fruitless, I got some terrific smaller jars (2 1/2 qt) at a local Target. Glazed ceramic with wooden lids. Easy to drill a hole if you like, but I found it easier to pull off the rubber gasket which made it loose-fitting enough to breathe as-is. $15 or so.


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How small? You could use mason jars...or even plastic quart containers. I frequently use Cambro brand food containers. The key is to use food safe products and avoid material that is worn or cracked, which could harbor bacteria...other than that, almost anything can work.


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I've had this discussion on more than one occasion with my mother. All else being equal, our experience has been to get a coffee maker optimal to the size of pots you will be brewing. By getting a maker too large, the grounds will not receive the hot water in the rate or pattern that is intended for that size. Having a basket of grounds filled only ...


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Alright. I did it. I took photos, but it might be only later before I can upload them. The Equipment. Small macchinetta, enough for two small tea glasses. The Process. I put about half the height of the holding chamber. In retrospect, I could have gone even 2/3rd of the height. Edit: I just opened up the pot, to clean it up, it seems that my amount was ...


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By leaves, I would imagine you mean something like this: Will it damage the macchinetta? Quite possible. Depending on how much tea you put in the holding chamber, you might create a blockage in the moka pot which will lead to excess pressure build up in the water chamber and possible damage to the moka pot as well as shrapnel flying about. Is it going ...


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You can avoid the tray altogether and bake them on a steel rack. Lye doesn't react with stainless steel (or with carbon steel, for that matter). It will stick lightly to the rack, just like anything else on stainless, but due to the small surface, you should be able to separate them. The second way would be to just use enough rock salt on a steel tray so ...


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Mix 3 parts coconut oil with one part beeswax and melt together - that's it. The beeswax 'hardens' the coconut oil and gives a better, more water-resistant finish. Wipe it on, leave it half an hour, wipe it off. Good for your hands, too ;)


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High torque and continuous duty motors definitely help, so you won't burn out your grinder. Also be sure to look at how much it can hold; if it's too small you'll have to do a lot of batches. I have been using a Bamix immersion grinder for over 10 years and wore out 2 grinding attachments. It will make creamy or coarse nut butter, depending on how much you ...


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http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/06/equipment-how-to-buy-a-wok-which-wok-is-the-best.html Read this. Great advice. Woks CAN work great on an electric range. But you have to buy carbon steel, not non-stick. Don't listen to the nay sayers. It works great. Try it!!



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