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11h
comment Why wooden sticks for ice cream bars?
Wooden spatulas (not food grade?) are <$0.01 each in bulk, a plastic mold costs >$0.01 to make and press per item regardless of plastic content from my experience
11h
comment Why wooden sticks for ice cream bars?
Plastic locks up carbon for many many years which is good too, and saves trees being cut down :-) . Also most plastic is made from by-product of petrol manufacturing, so if we didn't use it for plastic junk, it would be sitting around in huge piles at the refinery
11h
comment Why wooden sticks for ice cream bars?
@Jefromi You may be confused since paper bags are generally more expensive than plastic bags, but that's due to manufacturing process, not ingredients
1d
comment Storing unused portion of red onion
For fridge storage for a couple of days, the small amount of air in a re-usable plastic container will not hurt the onion. The container, or single use plastic wrap, is to stop onion gases contaminating the rest of the fridge
1d
comment How to make pizza crust thin and elastic at the same time?
I haven't voted on your answer, but your first paragraph is not good. And I am not sure if baking soda and pizza should be in same sentence!
Jul
31
comment Defrosting Fish without Bag
Well while you walk to the store, you can pick up the plastic bags, and put them in the rubbish. The water in LA is scarce, don't run it, just fill a bowl. Fish doesn't need much defrosting
Jul
31
comment Defrosting Fish without Bag
Walk out on street, find a plastic bag flying around, wash it, use that
Jul
31
comment Defrosting Fish without Bag
Where in the World are you hat you can't find a plastic bag?
Jul
27
comment Fruit salad with tomatoes
@bdsl You're welcome to disagree. How some people use the word "vegetable", does not define the word "fruit". How about helping the OP though?
Jul
27
comment Fruit salad with tomatoes
@bdsl By definition, fruit have seeds, that's what a fruit is "a container for seeds". So vegetables end up being everything else
Jul
26
revised How to control temperature of a charcoal bbq
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Jul
26
comment Why do milk products stay fresh longer when stored in glass?
Resistance? How does that apply?
Jul
26
comment Why does my canned enchilada sauce smell and taste like dog food?
@Tim Post melamine is a toxic chemical to humans. Safe levels are in the order of 1 mg/Kg, so not suitable in a can where implements might be used to scrape the can contents out. Cans are generally lined with various forms of epoxy (heat safe). They used to be lined with tin. If this membrane was faulty, the contents would quickly eat a hole through the can. Most canned goods are acidic
Jul
25
comment Why do milk products stay fresh longer when stored in glass?
Does fat react to plastic? Wouldn't the plastic bottle then dissolve if this was happening?
Jul
25
revised What is the difference between French and British cuts of beef?
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Jul
25
revised Can a water bath be used to bake brownies?
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Jul
25
comment Papaya ripe or over ripe
But then the fruit is bruised? Think of others
Jul
25
comment Cooking issue with cheap plastic forks
Various studies have shown that the energy used to make and wash cups is more than their lifetimes worth energy to make polystyrene cups. May apply to plastic forks too?
Jul
24
comment Why does my canned enchilada sauce smell and taste like dog food?
Melamine? Aluminium. For a can of food. Seems strange? Are you familiar with the brands canning process, or did you mean epoxy and steel?
Jul
23
answered Are garbage cans food safe, or made of food grade plastic?