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What material wok did I get while thrifting today?

I asked all 4 employees but nobody could tell me. It is heavy, and it doesn't look like the same material as my cast iron pan. A magnet sticks to it. There are no markings on it at all. I think ...
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How to clean aluminum with lye "stains"

I got careless and used a lye solution to clean an aluminum moka pot. The end result was that the whole thing was covered in sodium aluminate with some stains standing out from the rest. Here's what ...
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Durable loaf pans for quick breads?

I'm a quick bread kind of guy (pumpkin bread is my fave). I love my teflon-coated steel pans, until they start to flake and rust and I have to buy new ones so I don't get schmutz on my crusts. Two ...
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Need help cleaning an old aluminum coffee pot

I use an old Wear Ever heavy aluminum coffee pot for boiling water. I don't allow unused water to sit in it. It has stains inside and needs a good cleaning. It has white residue at the water line that ...
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Thermal Properties of Seasoned vs Anodized Aluminum?

I recently made an Aluminum baking "Steel" for baking pizza. The entire point of Aluminum is that it is orders of magnitude more thermally conductive than steel and (relative to its weight) ...
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Something dark gray coming off of sheet pan after scouring

I've been using a stainless steel sheet pan and an aluminum sheet pan for baking/roasting for the last year (new to cooking). I used the steel one regularly, so it accumulated a lot of brown stains. ...
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Do I need to season an old cast-aluminum pan?

I received a cast-aluminum pan as a hand-me-down from my mother's grandmother. As far as I know it was never seasoned while in my mother's possession. A little food will stick on occasion and I wash ...
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How to season / care for a Bundt pan?

I just got a new cast-aluminum Bundt pan and I want to take care of it so my bundts don't stick. Does anyone have any helpful advise about how to season and clean the bundt pan?
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classical sauce-making with induction cooktop

In classical french sauce-making lined copper pots are preferred for their responsiveness. Can anyone tell me how induction-capable cookware such as Demeyere Atlantis sauciers or All-Clad D3 ...
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How to clean stains from anodized aluminum pans?

I've baked some pie on my anodized aluminum pie pan but things went awry, and some dough was stuck to the pie in the end; I assume it was overbaked? I could remove the pieces but stains were left ...
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Why did my rum cake turn black?

A friend baked a rum cake for me. She baked it in an aluminum pan. The cake was soaking in rum. Overnight the cake turned BLACK. I suspect this is a chemical reaction, but cannot find information ...
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What is this rust-like stain on my aluminum pot, and how do I clean it?

Today I tried making Dulce de Leche from a can of condensed milk, using my aluminum pot as it's the biggest cookware I have. However, after lifting the can, it seems to have left this circular, ...
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Keeping an aluminium dish in a convection microwave

Wanted to know if I could use my aluminium tray in my Onida convection microwave.
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Can I put a disposable aluminum pan directly over a burner?

If I need to melt margarine on the stove and have no pots or pans available, can I melt it in a thin disposable aluminum pan directly on the burner (on a low flame), or will the pan burn/melt?
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What squeezes out juice better, auger or press?

I'm thinking to buy manual juicer. I considering two options: plastic auger one or thick aluminium press. Like this: And this:
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Seasoning old non-stick aluminum pan?

I have an old set of nonstick aluminum pans that have gained scratches and lost their non-stick coating over the past several years. There's nothing physically wrong with them except for those few ...
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Used Metal Knife on Aluminum Cake Pan, is it Ruined?

I'm learning to make cakes from scratch and bought two of these 4-inch round pans to make a small layered cake. After letting my layers cool, I turned one layer out and the cake fell from the pan ...
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How can I clean dark non-stick pots (e.g. Calphalon)?

We have Calphalon non-stick cookware and it seems, after 5 years, not to want to get clean. Even the best scrubbing leaves kind of a hazy look on them. Additionally, the exterior of our most used ...
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What kind of foods react with aluminium pressure cookers?

While researching about pressure cookers, I found a comment in a review that says: As with all aluminum pressure cookers, the metal will react with some foods and can overheat if you are not ...
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Is it okay to remove oil/grease stains from anodized aluminum pan using vinegar?

I bought a brand new hard anodized pan for making roti. I used some oil while cooking. After cooking, washing I saw these stains (most likely grease) that would not be removed after washing with my ...
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What determines if the handle of a pan gets hot while in use?

About three years ago, we replaced a one 10" skillet with another, both Macy's Tools of the Trade anodized aluminum teflon skillets. (The teflon coating didn't last on the old pan.) The old pan had ...
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Can't make an omelette in my all-clad pan because of sticking

I have an all-clad pan that I have used many times for scrambling eggs. Usually there is no issue with sticking. Recently, I've tried to make an omelette in the pan by sautée-ing the vegetables first. ...
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Should I have more than one dishwashing soap?

In Brazil, there is a soap paste ("sabao pastoso") commonly used to clean aluminum pots with steel wool. I'm guessing the benefit here, compared to normal liquid dishwasing soap, comes only from a ...
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Cooking qualities between Glass and metal pans

I have this recipe that is of the cake family. The base is canola oil and sugar. Whenever I cook this pan in a square glass pan it cooks perfectly. However, when I use metal pan it doesn't cook ...
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Seasoning on Magnalite anodized aluminum fry pans needs to be removed and re-done, what is process?

I bought a set of three Magnalite anodized fry pans(used) and was told they needed to be cleaned out and re-seasoned. What would be the best way to remove the old seasoning?
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'Espresso' Maker - Base turned dark, is it bad?

A few days ago I got an 'Espresso' maker made out of Aluminium (one of these). At the moment I am experimenting a bit with it, but I noticed something strange. The base (the part where you put the ...
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oil disappearing from pan

I have an aluminium hard anodized non stick pans. When I use oil for sauteing, it many times disappears - For example when i fry shallots or eggplants. Is this normal? Even if I use a large amount of ...
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How should I clean anodized cookware?

I'd been bought an anodised wok as a birthday present a couple of years back, but recently, when using a honey/mustard marinade, I managed to burn some of the excess marinade, and now can't seem to ...
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How to ADD a black patina to a bare aluminum frying cauldre

I was born in 1936 and my mother bought a small aluminum ( 6.5 inches in diameter ) cauldre, thus it is my own age, 75 years old. It had a beautifull black patina on the outside and to make a long ...