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Dec
5
comment What are the benefits and drawbacks of washing dishes in hot water?
@ Jon Story See above
Dec
5
comment What are the benefits and drawbacks of washing dishes in hot water?
@Davor Yes soap will damage and kill bacteria, but only what it touches. Unlike bacteria, soap is not a living and growing organism. bacteria will be 1,000 of cells deep, while the soap can only damage the outer layers of the bacteria colony. This is why mechanical scrubbing is required to remove the food debris housing the bacteria. From my days in the food lab the actual kill count is remarkably low for normal soap
Dec
4
comment What are the benefits and drawbacks of washing dishes in hot water?
Soap does not kill bacteria, it simply removes it
Dec
3
comment What are the benefits and drawbacks of washing dishes in hot water?
This is the correct 3 point answer, but very beer slanted :-)
Dec
2
comment What has a cooler got to do with sous-vide cooking?
For two steaks the temperature accuracy may be fine, but when you load up a whole party things go wrong. With plenty of packages in a vessel, water loves to isolate itself in heat patterns, even with a circulator. The Joule should be better as it has the circulator exit at the bottom of the vessel, not halfway up the side.
Nov
27
comment How long can I reuse this delicious bacon grease for cooking?
Possible duplicate of How do I know if food left at room temperature is still safe to eat?
Nov
26
comment What can I do with the meat and fat trimmed from the top of lamb ribs?
Why did you cut it off, that is part of the "rib cut"?
Nov
26
comment Can I store a fresh turkey in my garage for a few days?
@Joe just being pedantic, but the OP does not use the word "how". A more general question is required here, this one is going to be wasted
Nov
25
comment Can I store a fresh turkey in my garage for a few days?
@Joe First bold paragraph of linked answer! Is the linked answer wrong?
Nov
25
comment Can I store a fresh turkey in my garage for a few days?
Possible duplicate of How do I know if food left at room temperature is still safe to eat?
Nov
23
comment Why most chocolate bars have trans fat?
From the plant. Remember, natural cocoa (like most plants) has alcohol in it too, so you can't give chocolate to children :-)
Nov
21
comment How do you ensure a tortilla keeps all its contents when making a burrito?
@SimonEast not at all? Many traditional cultures use flat beads for eating saucy food without utensils, they are hygienic, and tidy. They don't have food to waste
Nov
21
comment Omiting salt in baking recipes?
Ahh right, I'm confused!
Nov
20
comment Omiting salt in baking recipes?
I think you have this back to front. Extra salt speeds up yeast action, hence it's use in commercial operations
Nov
20
comment How can I remove salt from a saline infused pork sirloin roast?
@Himarm eHow is paid content, and time and time again the content is either totally wrong, or of very poor quality. Please be nice here!
Nov
18
comment Elements of a chilli sauce
Sugar can be used as a preservative too
Nov
16
comment How to fry eggplant with less oil?
@rumtscho there is oily, and then there is eggplant which sponges up more oil than you could possible want. Grilling(broiling) or baking in oven is the trick
Nov
13
comment How to make perfect crispy bacon strips?
The oven technique is really the only reliable one, especially for more than one serving. To fit more on a tray you can fold or better yet loseley roll the bacon strips up. Over time they all come out perfectly crisp, and the rolls look very interesting on the plate
Nov
13
comment How do I adjust cooking time for an under-powered microwave?
Each microwave oven has a different magnetron (the thing that generates microwaves), the actual heating efficiency of that plus the cookign chmaber desing is what counts, so it's never an exact formula, and the difference can be quite large
Nov
11
comment How to get Grill/Sear Marks
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