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Not trying to be flippant here, but perhaps the 5 minutes it takes to make your daily salad is not worth the added efficiency of a device of some sort. Vegetables like carrots and celery can be prepped during less hectic days of the week. Likewise, cucumbers can be marinated in wine vinegar, water & spices, to add a piquancy to the salad. Cherry or grape ...


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You could chop all your veges with a knife once a week and put them in containers... If you are set on a machine, pick up a Food Processor (like a Cuisinart). It has attachments to slice or grate your veges quickly and uniformly, and has many other uses too (quick bread dough, sauces, puree soups, etc.) A Mandolin slicer will also work, and you can ...


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I only saw 1 post that stated a very important reason to preheat . And it is not so the instructions can give the correct cooking time . No one leaves something in the full time with out making sure it is not burning , and they also dont pull something out at the exact time with out visual that it is looking done . The big reason to preheat is the lower ...


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Just as a prelude, I've heard these referred to by a huge number of terms: "waiter's friend", wine opener, combination corkscrew... on and on. I'm going to call it a wine key below simply because that's how I first heard it described. I have always found hinged versions to be much easier to use, and they do help with rounded tops as you describe here. ...


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I'm taking a stab here, but since you're accustomed to making mayonnaise in a food processor, you probably already have a habit for how you pour in the oil. Since a food processor moves so fast, it can emulsify quickly, so you can pour the oil in relatively quickly. A mixer is much slower, like using a whisk, you need to pour the oil very slowly, so every ...


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Let me preface my answer by saying that I have a gas range, not a glass cooktop. However, I have found on both gas and electric ranges that there is a world of difference in pans made of different metals. I have two sets of stainless steel pots and pans. One is a more expensive brand with a thick bottom and the other is a more moderately priced set with a ...


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Ahhhh!!!, I answered once in more detail and it deleted because inwasnt signed in!! The wells (not scallops- that makes me think bread knife). Are supposed to capture fluid and make for smoother slicing. Though, a Santoku should have a different angle of sharpened edge than a "western" edge. So you may lose slicing ability in your inability to properly ...


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This is a pretty intricate question and my answer is based on what I have read and personal experience. If I understand correctly, knives with dimples or scallops are supposed to create more air space between the knife and the food, thus reducing adhesion and making release of the food easier. This seems to be the reason most stated for an advantage of this ...


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Baking! I learned this on Good Eats and have used it to cook for a dozen people and it's as easy as working with a rice cooker. The recipe linked is for brown rice, but I've used it for sushi rice as well which would just call for different proportion of water and shorter cook time. Also, skip the butter, of course. The recipe also mentions a glass dish, ...


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I've put regular ceramic bowls under my mixer before (also a Kenwood, but that doesn't really matter.) The only things you have to look out for are: Does the paddle scrape the bottom? If so, raise it up until it doesn't (paddle height is adjustable.) Does the paddle hit the sides as it rotates? If so, your bowl is not wide enough. Get a wider bowl. If ...


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Go to Walgreen get Intestinal Lubricant Mineral Oil, this is food safe, it is the same stuff I believe sold in small bottles for $7-8 bucks for cutting boards, bamboo, etc, with a fancy name. You will get a lot more for less money at Walgreen as an intestinal lub. Yeah, it is a laxative. For seasoning cast iron. ...


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Just last night I used the small grating side for zesting a lemon; it worked out great just like I see on the Food Network. I don't yet own a microplane so the cheese grater was my only option. I'll definitely use it again until I purchase a microplane.


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I have the same problem years ago, I am a clumsy person and always cut my self whenever I work or cook in the kitchen. I avoided using knives for many year and just throw almost everything to the food processor. But everything changed when my friend send me this NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves last Christmas, and boy..everything changed after that. I am more ...


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I tried MAPP gas and got a sooty residue. Not recommended. I have used propane, esp. when melting cheese, with great results.


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It also helps you tell if your oven's actually working. If you're a good judge of temperature (or if you have an oven thermometer), you can also judge if the oven's keeping the correct temperature before you close it up and ignore it for a lengthy period of time. (from Pork shoulder put in broken oven for 10 hours, safe to eat?)


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A cast iron pan will do the trick. You probably have one (thus don't need to purchase and store another piece of metal). I will frequently forget to take something out of the freezer. So, when I do, I just place it in the pan (or turn the pan over to place on the flat bottom). Items in contact with the pan thaw significantly faster than items simply ...


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As @Jolenealaska said it's a defrosting tray like a miracle thaw or the like. There's nothing magic about it, it's simply a piece of metal that has high thermal conductivity. Materials that have a high thermal conductivity transfer heat more efficiently than those with a low conductivity. Aluminum is cheap and has a high thermal conductivity relative to ...


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reference: http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/conductive-heat-transfer-d_428.html Let's take a moment to look at the heat transfer equation. Looking at it, we can see the ways to get more efficient heat transfer q / A = k dT / s q / A = heat transfer per unit area (W/m2) k = thermal conductivity (W/mK) dT = temperature difference (oC) s = wall thickness ...


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How nice to have a question I can just answer. I remember the ads for that thing. You can still buy it, it is called The Miracle Thaw. Now there are knock offs. I am so pleased that you didn't ask how. It's too close to my bedtime for that.



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