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Oct
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comment Is it ok to use plastic containers to bake in an electric oven?
Even if you misunderstood the question to mean "microwave oven", are you not worried about the BPA. Even bpa-free poly carbon plastics have bonding substitutes that are more harmful than bpa. NEVER apply heat to poly carbon plastics because they have carcinogenic molecular bonding radicals that would leach into your food.
Oct
11
comment Is it ok to use plastic containers to bake in an electric oven?
Really, you downvoters would actually put a plastic container in a baking oven ? Or you have no idea the difference between a microwave vs a electric element oven ? I have silicone plastic bakeware. Silicone can withstand high temps, as the space shuttles attest to that. But poly carbon chloride plastics?
Oct
11
comment Is it ok to use plastic containers to bake in an electric oven?
Microwave oven or electric element oven ?
Oct
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Sep
18
comment Does meat marinate while it is in the freezer?
"hesitate to apply chemistry or engineering calculations applicable to ideal conditions". Engineering is the adaptation of ideal mathematics into non-ideal situations. Otherwise, the 3GHz processor we engineered for you would not have worked.
Sep
17
comment Does meat marinate while it is in the freezer?
"To the point of stopped, for all practical purposes." You wanna take a look at the phase diagrams of saline at subzero temps before making that statement.
Sep
17
comment Does meat marinate while it is in the freezer?
But with salt in it, the marinating is actually quite effective while in the freezer, over two weeks - slow gradual and even marinating action. The ionic activity of saline ice at -5 C is still quite significant. Should not confuse the ionic activity of saline vs that of plain water.
Sep
17
comment Does meat marinate while it is in the freezer?
I did the math, with engineering and chemistry math - I say that marinating is still in progress in the subzero celcius freezer. It is not "stopped", just slowed.
Jul
20
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Mar
29
comment Eating mangoes with skin intact
There is only one research. The one in Israel is referring to that one research. It could be the mango tree beetle-cide that is used on the orchard. That particular "research" needs to be repeated. People should stop the circular referencing based on one "research", even if it was done with the NIH.
Mar
29
answered Eating mangoes with skin intact
Mar
29
comment Eating mangoes with skin intact
I think its more that people are not using fruit/veggie detergent or baking soda to wipe the pesticides and whatever-cides before they ate the mango skins. Especially the ones you bought straight from the orchard. Mango skin has a layer of sticky oil that retains such chemicals well. A lady who had eaten mangoes all her life blogged that when she ate the mango with its skin intact from an orchard in FL, her lips started swell, and attributed it to the mythical presence of urushiol, she had just read. Wouldn't the "urushiol" could simply have easily merged into the cutting board too? Illogical!
Mar
29
comment Eating mangoes with skin intact
I have a huge doubt about human allergy/sensitivity to mangoes or mango skin. I have never encountered anyone who had such allergy. There is so far only one single research on this subject, and the same "research" has been referenced by every page attempting to document the subject, all over the internet. I'm afraid it could be simply like the doctor who fraudulently attributed autism to vaccination, which then everyone virally referenced his unverified "research" until some common-sensed people decided to verify his claims.
Feb
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Oct
31
revised Crock-pot/slow-cooker basmati sushi/ketupat
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Oct
31
asked Crock-pot/slow-cooker basmati sushi/ketupat
Oct
16
comment Why is it necessary for Turkish Coffee to start brewing with cold water?
+Mischa, "Coffee particles have more time to soak in the solvent". Then why not soak the coffee in a slow cooker overnight? I'm allergic to coffee, so I wouldn't know what I am asking.