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We had a glass French press for over a year without having to replace the filter screens. But sadly the glass carafe cracked due to accidental drop and hit hard on the floor. So I could say that the lifespan of the filter screen could last the same as the unit. But if you need to replace it, the Bodum replacement filter screens are mostly compatible with ...


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I can verify that the green pan can handle high heat. My wife accidentally left the green pan on the element on high for more than 8 hours (she left the pan on the element in the morning and then went to work and totally forgot about it). When i returned later that afternoon around 5pm, the pan was on the stove with the element on high and the pan did not ...


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I can only say, that from my own personal experience, this does indeed work, i just dont have the foggiest idea how... So I can only base this phenomenon on, yes, you guessed it, my own use of stainless steel soap. It would seem that there does exist, a certain fraction of magic in the world, and this is one such instance :)


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Well I am not 100% sure when the headache starts. Like most headache's its difficult to trace the cause. To avoid the headache you need to know where it is coming from. It happens either while your cooking or after you eaten? If its while your cooking, it could be: 1. Heat from standing at the stove. So if you get headaches generally from heat this is ...


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I have a square Lodge Logic 10" Cast Iron Grill Pan, and the best solution I have come up for cleaning in between the ridges is a stiff bristled toothbrush. When I have stuck on bits of food between the ridges. I will pour off the grease (if there is any), then run under hot water while it is still hot. Then I will put in enough water to cover the ridges and ...


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I found this link about this subject : http://www.whistlepighollow.com/2013/06/16/7-ways-to-replace-aluminum-foil-in-your-kitchen/ It may be useful. Some suggestions you will find : (1) Covering dishes during/after baking. Dishes that need to be covered during baking can be accommodated by purchasing a casserole dish with a glass lid [...] (2) ...


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Are you using non-stick cookware? Beware because there is a well-documented medical effect caused by the fumes released when various non-stick components are heated starting at about 300 °F (149 °C) and beyond. Polymer fume fever You should always have something in a non-stick pan when it is over a flame.


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Some metal react differently with some food, mostly with acidic ingredients like tomatoes. Stainless steel and ceramic are non-reactive and should not impart different flavor to the food. Aluminium, "regular" steel, iron(cast-iron), copper are known to be reactive and will react to ingredients and will change some of the flavors. I mostly used stainless ...


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To heat water quickly and to thaw ice quickly requires microwaves of different frequencies. Ovens generate microwaves at a single frequency, so if it's good at the former, it'll be poor(er) at the latter. I never use the microwave to defrost stuff. In fact, the only difference between 'full' and 'defrost' is that, on the former setting, microwaves are ...


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By the late 1990s, most microwaves had turn-tables in them. This was to prevent standing waves from heating up specific points within the oven, while ignoring others. It's better than nothing, but it's still not perfect. There's a newer system in some models where the cylcotron itself moves, so that the food can remain stationary, and they can better ...


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Boil in pressure cooker or oven. I think the worst you have to worry about is Botulism, and it dies at 240. So the pressure cooker would allow you to get the temp high enough to kill anything real bad. Oven would work too, but be careful not to go too high because the stone could crack. And make sure to let it cool completely before you move it. The ...


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Aside from the differences in cleaning and price, which are important, I find that the biggest issue for me is actually cooking on the stove. Gas This is what you're used to using The control of it is reasonably accurate (if your gas stove has better control than high/low/off) The response time is immediate (if you lower the setting, it has immediate ...


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Sypderco ceramic sharpening rods; that is the easiest for me. Very easy to do, holding the rod like a carrot to be peeled, then run the peeler down the edge of the rod. To see how to do it at the end of their three-part training video (their site or youtube). You can buy their sharpening system, or just buy the replacement rods (other companies sell them ...


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Lots of opinins but not much metallurgical knowledge.....reminds me of hotroders thinking something is better if its made out of billet instead 6061 AL (same thing). Where's that crazy smilie? Carbon steel is actually a misnomer, in many industries carbond steel is refered to a mild steel alloy that isn't stailness. What our knives are made of is a medium ...


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I know this thread is old but maybe someone will come accross it in the future, looking for the same. What you're looking for can be found on AliExpress.com for under $3, shipping included. Just enter "meat tenderizer needles" in the search and you'll find it (a few versions exist but the principle is the same each time).


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Induction (I never actually read this, but thought it looked useful; used my own knowledge) Only work with certain metal pots Will not burn non-metal items, as long as they haven't had a metal (kid-friendly) Cost-efficient once installed (if not in CA or other states with expensive electricity) Easy to clean: water and soap Gas Works with all types of ...


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I found this on Amazon. It looks like the real deal around $6 + $5 for shipping. Might be able to find it in an Asian supermarket also. http://www.amazon.com/Light-Belly-Pork-Skin-Hammer/dp/B00X72BLAG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438915774&sr=8-1&keywords=pork+belly+needle


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I'd recommend using ABS for food tools, as well as cleaning in the dishwasher. The heat from the dishwasher will kill whatever contaminants you might encounter and the ABS plastic has a high enough melting point to avoid being ruined. PLA will just melt in the dishwasher and some cookie cutters have details you won't be able to clean properly by hand without ...


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I know it's been a while since this was posted but I thought I would add an answer relevant to 2015: These days you can custom print your own cookie cutters using a 3D printer. While initially the cost is steep (like $1000 or so for a decent one) - You can make so many cool things with these things for pennies once you're up and running. But of course, we ...



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