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reviewed Reject suggested edit on What's the size of the plastic cup that came with my rice cooker?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Should I rinse canned beans before using them?
Nov
23
answered Why do my nonstick fry pans 'bow up' and not make good contact with my flat top stove
Nov
23
answered How to turn froth into juice?
Nov
23
comment My hand mixer came with dough hooks, can I knead dough with it?
Doubtful. The mixer likely uses a plastic worm gear drive to step down the AC motor to mixing speeds. Those wear very fast under heavy load. I once blew out a mixer such as you describe, straight from the store, on a single mix of wet brownie batter. Even many of today's stand mixers, I'm looking at you KitchenAid, have plastic gears that'll disintigrate if your dough is too doughy.
Nov
17
comment Killed Enzymes in Yogurt
@rumtscho - Bacteria do make handy containers to carry enzymes around; self-replicating too. Going to purified enzymes when bugs have worked fine for centuries does seem a bit of a stretch too. Recipe may emphasize the bacterial enzymes bit rather than the organisms themselves.
Nov
17
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Nov
17
answered Killed Enzymes in Yogurt
Nov
16
comment Why does oil reduce the effectiveness of Japanese waterstones?
Oil is viscous, does not evaporate, and can harden into a varnish. From the sound of it, Japanese waterstones, are soft and large-pored; just the sort of thing a metal powder loaded semi-drying oil could soak into, polymerize and ruin. I use Diamond plates myself, they aren't all that expensive anymore.
Nov
15
comment Killed Enzymes in Yogurt
Why not just add more enzymes after the stuff cooled sufficiently?
Nov
15
comment Would it be a bad idea to electroplate a knife?
@Jefromi Sure, I was just wanting perfection, and that'll prove hard to get.
Nov
14
comment Would it be a bad idea to electroplate a knife?
Electroplating will dull the edge. Sharpening will remove the electroplate. Might look nice to have a set of gold plate steel knives though. Plating builds up quickly at sharp edges, so sharpening will be a must: anoplate.com/featuredarticles/avoid_plating_headaches.html You might do something with say vacuum deposition of diamond though.
Nov
13
comment Red spots found in Active Dry yeast
Sounds to me like a manufacturing/packaging problem with the yeast.redstaryeast.com/science-yeast/manufacturing-yeast
Nov
11
reviewed Reject suggested edit on A proper way to cook Mi Goreng noodles?
Nov
11
comment Is Greenpan safe?
Thermolon actually is trademarked. Look it up here:tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/… " PAINTS, VARNISHES, LACQUERS; RUST PRESERVATIVES IN THE NATURE OF A COATING; RAW NATURAL RESINS FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF RESINS AND FOR GENERAL INDUSTRIAL USE; NONSTICK COATINGS FOR COOKWARE AND PORTABLE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES" That description is at odds with the "Inorganic Ceramic Coating" description at their website: thermolon.com/html
Nov
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Do I need hard or soft brown sugar for brownies?
Nov
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I maximize the shelf life of my homemade hot sauce?
Nov
10
comment How do I maximize the shelf life of my homemade hot sauce?
I've used 50:50 peppers/vinegar for years without problems. Store the stuff on the basement steps for up to a year, still good. If a years batch is a bit thin, I'll cheat and add 0.1% Xanthan gum. That keeps the sauce from separating.
Nov
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Uses for stale bread?
Nov
8
comment Why does instant coffee have less caffeine?
It's highly doubtfull that the makers of 'Folgers Instant Crystals' use the highest quality, most select, caffeinelicious beans as starting material for the brew and freeze-dry process.