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What's an effective way to remove this stubborn burnt-on oil from a saucepan? [duplicate]

I have a stainless steel saucepan that has dark burnt on oil around the sides. I'm assuming it's from cooking oil since I use oil in this saucepan a lot. It seems to just keep building up and up and ...
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I accidentally put aluminum foil in my microwave, how can I clean the scorch marks?

I have a microwave/grill combo and I accidentally had aluminum foil inside when starting the microwave function. By the time I realized it was already sparking and left brown scorch marks on the ...
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Sanitizing a meat rack

If a meat roaster rack has become contaminated with mold, etc, would soaking it in hot water and bleach (0.5 cup bleach to 1 gal of hot water) for 2 - 1 hour cycles with hard scrubbing between soaks ...
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Effecient way to dab grease from dehydrating meat without paper towels

I have read the question here but that question doesn't help me, since the options available in that situation, are not applicable in this situation (see "Limiting factors"). Problem I love ...
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How to get rid of plastic and residual weird taste from food stored in tupperware?

When I store leftovers in plastic tupperware and eat them later, I sometimes taste plastic. I do have some glass pyrex containers and they don't leave this aftertaste, but I would like to be able to ...
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Can some dishes be washed with only water?

How can you know when washing something with soap is a waste of time? If a quick rinse removes all residue - is water needed?
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Is it necessary to remove the seeds of Tinda before cooking Tinda sabji?

Is it necessary to remove the seeds of Tinda before cooking? And if so why?
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What's this discoloration in my saucepan? [duplicate]

I've noticed this discoloration on or near the bottom of my saucepan, which stays even after cleaning. When dry, parts of the pan will appear slightly pinkish or greenish. Furthermore, there is often ...
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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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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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Induction adapter left stain on cooktop

My induction adapter left stain on my cooktop. I use the hob cleaner, vinegear but nothing seems to work. can anyone help. It’s new hob.
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How to remove white stain after stove cleaning?

I cleaned the gate of my stove using easy off oven cleaner and then had some white stains that cannot be removed: How do I remove the stains?
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How do you clean tupperware? [duplicate]

How do you clean tupperware that is always so stained after pasta sauce has been in it
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How to clean fresh champignons? [duplicate]

I bought some fresh champignons from the supermarket. What's the proper way to clean them before cooking (or rather frying) them? Should I just wash them with cold water? Should I peel them?
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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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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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Is is safe to use a stainless steel pan that has been cleaned with bleach (Comet)?

I have been cleaning my stainless steel pan with Comet for quite some time now and have only now come to know that I shouldn't be using bleach on stainless steel. If I clean it with dish soap and hot ...
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How did grease get in under cooktop on stove?

Even though I don't fry things often somehow there is grease all along the gap between my gas cooktop and the rest of the stove (above the knobs) which I suddenly noticed. The cooktop does not lift up ...
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What is the best chemical cleaning agent clean tough stains out of a microwave other than vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice?

I have seen this question posted on here before but the answers are always always water, vinegar, baking soda, or lemon juice. I have tried all these methods and including boiling and steaming each ...
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What is a good method to clean stainless steel hot water pot?

Cleaner / Stripper Note - If this question requires more information to be a better fit for the website, please comment so that I can make it a better question. I have seen the suggestions over at ...
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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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Is eating soap or bleach dangerous?

i was cooking some dessert today which contains milk as a primary ingredient. While cooking I started to notice that powder ingredients weren't dissolving in the milk. After a while under heat they ...
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How can I remove the little white insects from semolina and flour?

Sometimes I feel that little white insects seem in flour and semolina , specially in rainy season. The flour and semolina attacked these insects can be used ? If yes then how can I remove these ...
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Do dishes used for preparing food need to be washed with soap?

It seems to me that washing dishes with soap serves two purposes: To remove food residue from the dishes To kill bacteria that got on the dishes As far as I know, the primary way bacteria get on ...
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Can one use SOS pad on Gotham frying pan?

Stains remaining in frying pan after cooking meat that sticks to the pan. I have tried SOS pads, is that okay?
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At what concentration is sodium bicarbonate a sanitizing solution?

I can't find an authoritative answer to the question @rumtscho asked me here about the concentration of sodium bicarbonate, mixtures of which I've come to rely on as a cleaning and sanitizing solution ...
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How can I remove oil spots from kitchen floor? [closed]

Sometimes during cooking oil drops falls in floor, and look ugly. How can I remove these types of oil spots from floor?
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Advantages/disadvantages for limescale cleaning methods?

Are there any advantages/disadvantages for different methods for cleaning limescale (from a kettle/thermos)? The methods I know about: Citric acid (lemon/lime salt?) Vinegar I usually prefer the ...
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Easy Oven Cleaning - No products

The manual for my oven states that only warm water should be used for cleaning. I've followed this so far but it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep the oven in a respectable condition. Does ...
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How do I prepare ground flaxseed for consumption? (If needed at all)

I haven't prepared or eaten flaxseed before. I just purchased a bag from Sprouts Farmers Market in their bulk section. The flaxseed appears to already be ground up. Do I need to wash or cook/heat ...
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Which products are recommended to clean and polish a cooking pot? [duplicate]

I have a metal (probably stainless steel based on its weight) cooking pot that seems to be getting old. I am not worried about the outside, but on the inside, I can see: Shallow scratches Small oxide ...
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How to clean pulp collector of a fruit juice extractor

Not sure if my problem is directly related to home improvement, but this problem at home is making trouble for me. I have a New Life juice extractor of model FJU-30W-310 which has a pulp collector ...
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My wok pan looks worn off, I can see the silver underneath, why?

I saw this today and it's very new. What's the problem? Is it caused by scratching or using dishwasher? What may have caused it? I always wash it with a very soft sponge, but other flatmates might ...
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do flavors transfer?

I brought out my old cast iron pan and scrubbed it with salt and seasoned it yesterday. I have used it in the past for a few things but not much. I want to start using it on a regular basis. ...
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How do I clean deep burns in my oven?

So our apartment has an oven that, without fail, creates considerable smoke when we use it. And we've been trying to clean it as best we can with baking soda and vinegar, along with Bon Amie powder ...
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Getting oil residue out of a container

I have a ceramic oil bottle that I don't use. It's just not as convenient as I hoped it would be. I'd like to donate it, but it still has an oil residue inside it. It has a long curved neck so ...
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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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Cooking different meats on George Foreman grill

If I cook some chicken breasts on a George Foreman Grill, can I cook another type of meat straight after it? Or do I need to clean the grill inbetween each? I've been doing the latter since I bought ...
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Safe and efficient way to keep hands clean while preparing food [duplicate]

In various cooking videos (either online or tv etc) I have seen the cook typically touch either raw chicken or raw meat or raw eggs and then without washing their hands touch other thing like salt and ...
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How do I clean a moldy rice cooker heating element?

There's a pretty large patch of white and green mold on the heating element of my rice cooker, near the magnet. Is there a way to remove it? It's grown to the point of bumpy. It seems that my brother ...
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To finely spray a thin layer of warm liquid Coconut Oil?

Online, I've been seeing these metal, glass, poly/ plastic bottles that are said to keep & spray cooking/ edible oils. Let's assume the oil is warm & liquid, not cold & frozen, which ...
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How to clean stains from rice cooker element?

I have a nicer Zojirushi rice cooker that has a removable pan which reveals a small heating element with a button in the middle. Through my use the element has gotten some light brown and black stains ...
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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 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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preseasoned pan - now blackened and chipping [duplicate]

While I've found similar posts, I have not found a perfect answer and thought I'd share my cleaning routine in case that is creating a problem. I purchased a pre-seasoned Lodge skillet about a year ...
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Stainless steel pan discoloration [duplicate]

I couldn't find something that resembles this but one day I used my stainless steel pan and I think I didn't clean it properly so I woke up to discover these "stains" on it (BKF didn't help scrub them ...
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Cleaning Range Ventilation [duplicate]

I have a hood ventilation system that vents to the outside. It has removable grease traps, as pictured below. I've put them in the dishwasher, but the grease has polymerized onto them. I'm looking ...
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Stains off of a glass top stove [duplicate]

I have tried a number of the solutions listed on my stove top to no avail. The stains are white, like water stains & I can't figure out what they could be. Any suggestions?
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How do you remove cayenne pepper (capsicum oils) from your hands? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cure for burns from hot peppers / capsicum oil? The cayenne pepper crops are in and I have been stringing peppers for winter use and drying, I also tend to use a lot of ...
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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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