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Worried about my potatoes and botulism

I made mash potatoes two nights ago and I left the pot that I made them in on top of the stove for two days before washing it. I’ve been sick and got around to it today. The majority of the potato had ...
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Exploding leaf lard

The title says it all...almost. I was preparing a warm (90-100F) mixture of tap water, EV olive oil, and leaf lard (each about 50-60g). At first, the oil and water were added and brought to said ...
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Cooking time for multi meats cooked together [duplicate]

If I cook 3 Pork Butts in the same pot at the same time how long do I cook them. Each pork butt is 2 pounds and I have three so that is 6 pounds. They say 45 mins per pound. Do I cook them for 1 hour ...
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Bartenders friend left on too long

Is it safe to use stainless steel pot after left bartenders friend on for 25-30 minutes? Noticed it left a dark ring on bottom edge of the pot. If I rinsed it thoroughly, is it still safe to use for ...
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Can a beef and pork mix burger be served medium

I have seen many record state a burger can be served a little pink. Even 'medium'. I understand what this means. My question is about food safety: Is this also safe if the patty was a mix of beef and ...
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Is it safe to assume that potential pathogens are only present on the surface of animal meats?

In this Seasoned Advice answer regarding meats, the writer states: Additionally, we generally assume that any potential pathogens are only present on the surface of whole muscle cuts. Is this a ...
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Cracked egg leaves egg white residue. Should I worry about the other eggs?

I had an egg crack in the carton and cover the other eggs with egg white. I consider the cracked egg a lost cause, but what about the splash damage? Are the eggs that have received an inadvertent egg ...
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Melted plastic wrap in oven at high temp

Tonight I preheated my oven, forgetting that I had some dough proofing inside. The dough was sitting in a glassware bowl covered with glad cling wrap and the oven reached about 350F before I realized ...
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Is my microwave damaged if I can smell the food inside it?

I think I can smell the food inside my microwave. Is that bad? I figured it's not necessarily unsafe, since you only need a cage to block the microwaves from escaping, but I'm not familiar with the ...
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Maximum oven temperature for glass cookware

Is there a maximum safe temperature for cooking with a glass casserole dish in an oven? Got some Dutch ovens on the bottom rack at 240C (450F) and wondering if I dare put a Pyrex dish on the top rack ...
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What pH range is suitable for cooking on teflon?

We shouldn't cook acids, alkali and concentrated salts on teflon. But what are exact numbers? Can I put a sour dairy stuff for on it example, like kefir (it's good to put it in pancakes) ? Where is ...
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Why do Hong Kong chefs use a white towel instead of gloves to clutch a wok?

Is the towel to prevent heat and injury? Aren't their woks' handle insulated enough? If the insulation falls short, how's a towel a stop-gap? What if the chef accidentally touches the wok without the ...
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Is it safe to boil frozen vacuum sealed chicken without thawing?

Need to cook it fast and it's frozen. Can I place it in hot water with the pouch? Or is that dangerous because plastic particles get on it? What about if I use the microwave to thaw it with the pouch?
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Do I need to worry about marinade dripping in a gas grill?

I bought a marinated flank steak that I’ll be grilling on a gas grill. When I purchased it, the butcher suggested I use aluminum foil while grilling it to avoid the marinade potentially causing huge ...
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Is the milk spoiled when a thin layered textured appears in the bottom of pan?

I use Pasteurized Amul milk (see here). Last time, I purchased it on May 3rd and has expiry as today, 05-05-19. (Outside temperate in our area is around 35-40 degrees) I keep it (packaged when not ...
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Induction cooker on a wooden table?

I have an induction cooker like the one in the image below. Is it safe to place it on a wooden table?
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Microwave Oven Rust -Does it affect FOOD cooked in it (hurt us?)

Can anyone tell me if there is a toxicity effect on food cooked in a microwave oven with rust along the edges inside the microwave itself??
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Safe to use pot that has a scratch inside?

My pot has a scratch in it, is it still safe to use? I attached a picture of the scratch
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Is it safe to cook in discolored stainless steel pots?

I sauteed some fresh cut veggies in a stainless steel wok and it has a rainbow tinge on the inner bottom? Is it safe to continue using this wok for future cooking?
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Are trace amounts of lead in seasoned bakeware safe?

I want to order a custom-cut steel plate to use like baking steel in the oven, and I read that in common raw steels the trace amount of lead can get up to 0.36%. If I season the steel like I would ...
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Cold / cooked pasta safe to eat?

If I cook a pan full of pasta and then put it in the fridge, is it safe to eat it cold over the space of several days? I'm all about the convenience and don't want to have to rely on putting boiling ...
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Hot rock cooking - type of rock required

For many years now it has been fashionable to cook your food on a 'hot rock' in restaurants. What is the rock that is used? I live in an area where volcanic rock is available (on the side of the ...
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Gas Cooking Hob

We are looking to buy a home (flat) in the coming months. We have a strong preference for a gas cooking hob but have found that most of the new developments have electric cooking hobs. We have heard ...
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How do I find a commercial kitchen?

Was wondering if you had any go to resources for finding a commercial kitchen that is suitable for producing food for the public (licensed, insured, inspected, etc)? I searched around this site but ...
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Is it safe to reuse steamer water?

My youngest is a fussy eater, and we have problems getting him to eat vegetables. Recently we've tried using a wide steamer and he likes it, because its wide enough to keep all the carrots from ...
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Will coated chicken fry up ok if not fried right away?

Will coated chicken fry up okay after keeping in the frig for an hour?
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How do you avoid getting burnt by hot oil?

I find myself getting hit too much by boiling oil. Even when I keep my face really far from the pan it hits me. Are there any general guidelines or best practices to avoid getting hit by boiling oil?
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