Questions tagged [cleaning]

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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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Microwave sponges or not?

I can't decide between the conflicting research! Who's correct? Stop Microwaving Your Sponges, Immediately. “When people at home try to clean their sponges, they make it worse,” Egert said — similar ...
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Can steam from my rice cooker's steam vent sanitize sponges?

My rice cooker will vent steam at the red arrow, when the rice is almost cooked. I've been holding my sponges and toothbrush heads over, but not blocking, the steam exhaust to try to sanitize them. ...
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From a food safety perspective, what's the difference between a dish I ate in and rinsed off afterward vs. a dish with food that I didn't eat in?

I have asked the following question before: Is it safe to only rinse visible residue from container if I then refrigerate the container? I've gotten some great answers to it which help me further ...
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Is it okay to eat fish with an isopod parasite on it?

I bought some frozen Hairtail fish (Chinese: 帶魚) and one of them had some kind of isopod on it. I already removed the bug and threw it out, but after some research it looks a lot like the image here: ...
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Is it safe to only rinse visible residue from container if I then refrigerate the container?

I like to eat off silicone containers. I've noticed that if I rinse them right away after eating, there will be basically no visible residue left on the surface. Now let's say that, err, I had a ...
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How should I wash butter muslin?

I used butter muslin (the link is to the specific product I used as an example) to roast a turkey crown (following the method from this article). I now have a piece of muslin with a tie-die pattern of ...
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Need advice re chance of damage to a stainless steel tray in a very hot oven

I need to heat a clean stainless steel tray to the temperature of boiling water. Would the self-cleaning cycle of the oven damage my tray in any way?
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How can I clean chia seeds?

I'm wondering about how to properly clean chia seeds since they cannot be washed in water as other seeds. I've read that they need not to be washed, but then how to clean them?
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Removing long-term residue from teflon

Over time, teflon manages to become coated by polymerised oils, similarly to the intentional seasoning on an iron pan. This tends to make the pan just too sticky for such as fried eggs. I have tried ...
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Weird residue left on pan

When I cook this particular sauce in this particular pan it leaves this weird red (slightly purplish) reside that doesn’t wash off with soap but does come out in oil. The ingredients in the sauce are “...
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Orange juice preservation by chemical presevatives

How much Sodium Benzoate should I add to preserve 200ml Orange juice?
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How to clean/wash (Sichuan) peppercorns?

Tragically, I spilled over a bottle of Sichuan peppercorns on the kitchen floor, which is fairly dirty (we walk on it with outdoor shoes, and if you wipe at the floor with a cloth it will pick up a ...
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Why do my stainless steel fry pans always develop a residue?

I have a set of stainless steel frying pans. They are Emeril Lagasse brand which at some point was mentioned to be made by all-clad. I don't believe they are of particularly high quality but seem to ...
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Is it possible to avoid smoking when seasoning a cast iron pan after using it for deep-frying?

I have a cast-iron dutch oven similar to this one, which I infrequently use for deep frying. I tend to use what tends to be generically described here in the UK as "vegetable oil" for the ...
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Removing burnt oil from first seasoning for carbon steel wok [duplicate]

I attempted to season my new carbon steel wok using an outdoor gas fryer, which worked great for turning the metal the proper blue color. Unfortunately, for the seasoning step, I put too much canola ...
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What do I need to clean off before I season this cast iron? [duplicate]

Here's my cast iron frying pan. I had seasoned it before but wasn't sure if I'd got it right so I figured I'd start again. I'm not clear on what state it needs to be in before I do that. I sanded a ...
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What should I use to clean out a plastic bucket I am planning on using to store food in?

I want to store some rice in a plastic bucket with a lid that I picked up at the hardware store. But the plastic bucket hasn't been cleaned out, and I don't know what is safe to clean it with given ...
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Stainless steel in contact with molten plastics - useable after cleaning?

(Context:) Years ago, I borrowed a stainless steel pot to an acquaintance. When they returned it, they apologised and said they had accidentally molten significant parts of a plastic ladle in it. As ...
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Does washing an apple with cool water remove most of the wax and residue? [duplicate]

Livestrong: You'll remove most of the wax and residue by rinsing the apple under cool water Is this true? Ideally, I'd like for some actual scientific research that compares various methods for ...
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Is it okay to wash a plate at a later point?

After reading: Do the dishes: Why you should keep up with the washing up - ABC News And especially: "You will end up with a lovely bacteria soup, then you will stick your hand in the sink to ...
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How do you get burned wood off of a glass stovetop?

I accidentally set a cork trivet on fire on top of my glass stovetop the other week, and it's left behind a gray burned on spot that feels different to the touch. I can't figure out how to get it off; ...
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how to clean calabaza made of pumpkin

my yerba mate i drink with calabaza made of a real pumpkin, and i take care of it and clean it after each use. but during the time i see more and more stronger smell and inside looks like not clean, i ...
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Is there any cleaning utensil that is comparable to fingernails?

As you know, sometimes the best scraping tool in the kitchen for cleaning up is your own fingernails. The only thing I know of that compares in terms of effectiveness is metal, but you shouldn't use ...
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How to get crystallized honey out of a bowl

I was attempting to make a teriyaki sauce with soy sauce generous amounts of honey and orange juice boiling it all down on medium heat with some starch to thicken it. I ended up overdoing both the ...
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How to clean silicone ice cube forms?

I bought silicone ice cube forms and when I used them something white swam on the water. I guess some silicone that dissolved from the form. First I made ice three times and threw it away, but the ...
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How do I clean my gas oven at the very bottom where the burner is?

Last night I was baking a peach cobbler at 400F when my son noticed orange flames coming out of the vent holes at the sides of the bottom panel of the oven. I shut off the oven and eventually the ...
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Should you wash raspberries?

I know, the hard and fast rule is to wash all your produce, but I have the hardest trouble washing raspberries. They inevitably get waterlogged and lose so much texture no matter how gentle I am. I ...
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Removing white Corrosion on my rice cooker heating element [closed]

How do I remove it or is it safe to just leave it?
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How to get spices off pan - even after washing

I cooked using spices a lot, and I notice this problem most after cooking with turmeric. I wash the pan after I'm done using it, with dish soap, and allow it to soak, then scrub with a scourer or ...
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Can I use Star San “no rinse” for sanitizing canning tools and utensils?

I've been brewing beer (totally amateur) for a few years as a hobby. I now want to get into canning my own garden-grown veggies. I've bought several books and watched several videos (like this one ...
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How high is the bacterial reduction when using Lysol brand sanitizing wipes, when compared to bleach solution?

Suppose you have some utensils and dishes that came into contact with raw meat. After cleaning them with hot soapy water, if I also use Lysol sanitizing wipes, what proportion of the bacteria is ...
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How to unclog the stove

After cleaning the stove holes with some liquid detergent, one of them is clogged now. I used a sewing needle, without any effect. Did anybody run into this problem before?
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Debeard or purge mussels first?

In the process of cleaning mussels, should I be letting them purge, then remove the beards? Does the order not matter? I ask because I don’t want to give the mussels any discouragement of purging and ...
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How do you sterilize a non-metal canning funnel?

Non-metal canning funnels exist, but how can you use them safely? (For example, Ball makes one) Specifically, is it possible to sterilize them safely, without damaging the product?
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How to clean up after kneading dough?

I've been making my first steps in baking recently. I usually knead the dough in the same large bowl I mix the dough in to minimize the mess but it's still a pain to wash the bowl and any sponge I use ...
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Remove soap water mixed with granulated sugar

Due to the lockdown amidst COVID-19, I bought granulated sugar online and got it delivered. To take extra precaution, I washed the sealed packet with soap water. Later I found out that the packet ...
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How can I get these stains off my glass stove top?

I have this glass stove with stains on it. I've tried baking soda, 15 minutes and a wet cloth but nothing happened. I don't even know what kind of stains they are! Could I please get some help?
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How to clean melted plastic from stove

Coming home from grocery shopping, I ran out of space and put some plastic bags on my electric stove. As I was putting my groceries away, I accidentally bumped the dials on the stove and turned one of ...
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I have used Mr Clean Magic Eraser to clean my porcelain bowl, what to do next?

According to https://gimmethegoodstuff.org/mr-clean-magic-eraser-is-it-toxic/ You shouldn’t use it on dishes or something you eat off of as bits of the polymer are left behind. You should avoid ...
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How to get Garlic & other strong Spices' smell out of my Zojirushi Flask/ Thermos acquired via a herbal Immunity decoction?

How to get Garlic & other strong Spices' smell out of my Zojirushi Flask/ Thermos acquired via a herbal Immunity decoction? Major components of this decoction were: Garlic cloves Black Pepper ...
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Is it safe to use glass cooktop cleaner to clean and polish stainless steel pots?

My glass cooktop cleaner has abrasive materials and other components which are very effective when cleaning the hob: grease, burnt and solid stuff... I thought this could be used to clean and polish ...
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Should I throw away my pan if I accidentally melt plastic on it?

I have a pan/wok that I use for toasting flatbreads. Yesterday, I placed it in my cupboard while it was still hot and it accidentally touched a plastic bag full of salt. The plastic immediately ...
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Lysol on microwave, how to clean off?

Honestly, I’m still learning about some cleaning products. I made an approximately 10% Lysol 90% water solution, dipped a small paper towel into it, and wiped all exterior sides (no interior) of a ...
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How to remove an improper seasoning? [duplicate]

I bought the Ikea Vargaden iron skillet. The instructions said to season the pre-seasoned skillet with my oil of choice (i used canola oil) and heat it for a finish. I made the mistake of not wiping ...
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How do you clean cheesecloth full of bean roots?

Related: How do you clean cheesecloth? My problem is a bit more complex. I sprout beans in cheesecloth and it's been working okay. The cheesecloth is able to get some of the bean roots off the beans ...
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How can I clean utensils (e.g., knives) used to cut longkongs?

After using utensils to prepare/eat longkongs, the utensils are very sticky (by far stickier than for any other types of fruit that I have tried so far). I tried to use soap and dishwashing liquid, as ...
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Damage to pan bottom

I have a non stick Tramontina frying pan. Today, in an effort to remove the brown stains on the reverse (metallic) side, I put the pan in boiling water with baking soda for 30 min. After cleaning it ...
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How can I remove discolouration on my ceramic dish?

I have some very pale blue/grey dishes that have (what looks like) specks of grease that have "burnt on". You will see why I put that in quotation marks in the photo. It looks like it would come off ...
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What is my Paella Pan made of?

I bought a paella pan at a flea market. I have no idea what metal(s) it's made of. It cooks like a nonstick but doesn't have a commercial nonstick coating. I clean it by washing it with dawn and hot ...

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