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For questions about identifying, choosing, and using kitchen vessels for preparing food such as pots, pans, and dutch ovens and includes containers such as cake/muffin tins and other bakeware. These come in a wide variety of materials including cast iron, stainless and carbon steel, copper, aluminum,...

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how can I save banana milk shake from being black?

We often see that when we make banana milk shake and keep in refrigerator after some hours it getting black.why it do so and how we can save it for a long time from being black?
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Fat free cooking in 18/10 stainless steel cookware

I'm considering a set of stainless steel cookware from either AllClad or Inoxia Both cookwares are made of 18/10 stainless steel but Inoxia states you can cook fat free in their cookware: During ...
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Stainless steel pan

It's stainless steel pan. After using it for steaming chicken, fish, the pan has got brown/stains (pls see picture). Cannot be removed with baking soda and stains are smooth. Should I continue to use? ...
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Is it really necessary to avoid using soap on a cast iron skillet?

Hello Seasoned Adviced community! When talking about cast iron skillets, it is common to hear the advice "don't ever use soap to wash the skillet." However, I rarely hear specific reasons for why it ...
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Is this SS Pan safe to use? (Pics inside) [duplicate]

It is a 18/10 pan with a "sandwiched core" (https://i.stack.imgur.com/ctJzD.jpg) As you can see there are white dots that won't go away with any sort of cleaning Do I throw this pan out? Or Is it safe ...
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Scratched coating in old ice-cream maker: is it safe?

I got an old ice-cream maker at a thrift store (Vitantonio's Gelato Modo II). The bowl has a Teflon coating. There is a chip in the bottom about half the size of a dime, below which there appears to ...
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Made in America Silicone Bakingware?

Looking for Made in America Silicone Bakingware. So far all I've been able to find, that doesn't look sketchy, is Regency Silicups, Silicone Cupcake Cups. I was hoping to find a Silicone Baking "...
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Is there a way to un warp a pan bottom? [duplicate]

I have recently moved into a new home, and for now, I'm stuck with a horrible electric glass top stove. My old place had a gas stove with a continuous grate across the cooking surface. All my pans ...
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Black spotting/dust in stainless steel utensils.Is this mildew?

I moved into this house a couple of months ago and bought some high quality stainless steel utensils with me from my house. I am noticing some black spots that don't go away with scratching or washing ...
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My hotpot has a stand attached to it

So my dad bought a hot pot. I know what you cook in a hot pot. It says in the bottom "Hot Pot." But the bottom isn't what I expected. Normally, a hotpot is in a bowl shape. But this one has somewhat a ...
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Skillet rust (?) and next steps with regard to seasoning

Yesterday, I got a cast-iron skillet, and the first thing I did was try to season it. I washed it vigorously with soap and water, then rinsed it for several minutes. After drying it with a paper ...
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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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What size pan should I use if I want to split a recipe in half that calls for a 13x9 inch pan?

I have a recipe that calls for 13x9 glass pan, which I have used over and over successfully. This year for holidays I would like to split the recipe so that I get two smaller end products to give as ...
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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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What is the way to use a readymade double boiler with whistle?

I have purchased this double boiler. It is written that we have to fill water after opening the whistle. How much water am I supposed to fill? How do I know that? I filled it completely with water....
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What skillet pan to use for making spring rolls wrappers?

I'm trying to make spring rolls wrappers. My dough looks fine, but it doesn't stick to the skillet. What skillet is the best? I'm trying with non-stick ones (teflon and seasoned cast iron) but I ...
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non-rusting sauce pot for boiling water

I am trying to find a way to boil 1-2 quarts of water for 10 minutes and want to be absolutely sure that the pot doesn't leak any chemicals into the water. I have tried 3 stainless steel sauce pots ...
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Tramontina lid stuck to pot

Loved my tramontina 3 piece induction system from Costco until this happened. Was boiling some eggs as I do every morning and had done for 9 days in a row with this system. This morning I might have ...
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enamelled pot with a chip on the outside on the bottom

I have an enamelled pot with a chip on the outside on the bottom. This isn't a problem, is it? It is about an inch long and maybe an eighth of an inch wide.
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Is using a frying pan to boil water for pasta a good or a bad idea?

I just found out how my girlfriend makes pasta: She uses a (non-stick) frying pan to boil the water. I told her she should use a cooking pan. When she asked why I did not have a response. After some ...
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Why have a stainless steel griddle instead of simply a stainless steel pan?

I've seen a lot of gas cooktops that have stainless steel griddles built into them. This seemed like a useful feature, but it occurred to me that I could just throw on a stainless steel pan, ...
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How did I strip the patina off my wok?

I do not have much experience or knowledge of cooking, but I've slowly been learning. Today I followed this recipe: Beef Stir-Fry. Besides some vegetable substitutions, I had a bit more meat and ...
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Use non-inductive pans on induction cook top

I moved to new place with inductive cook top. But all the pans I have are the normal non-inductive pans (ceramic and stainless steel). I tried using them with no luck. Cooktop shows error, keeps ...
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Roasting rack? I'm stumped as to what this is…Help! :)

A friend gave me a bunch of her old inherited cooking accoutrement and I'm not entirely sure what the function of this is. Anyone know?
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What's happening to the coating on the OUTSIDE of my roommate's non-stick cookware as we wash it?

My roommate has a set of non-stick pots and pans. They advertise themselves as dishwasher-safe, so we typically machine-wash them. The exterior of the pans is not bare metal; it's covered in some ...
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Can the non-stick coating be removed from cookware and still be useable?

I have an old but very useful baking sheet. It is heavy-gauge aluminum, and in reality having had it for so long it is unlikely that I would be allowed to replace it. Here is a photo to give any idea ...
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How to repair a pot with rusted screw on handle

Expanding on How to reattach handles on 30 year old pots?, I have a specific example. This pot has a screw-on handle that has rusted over time. I guess this is common since it is easy to get water in ...
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Spots in Stainless Pots after cleaning in self cleaning oven

Is there anyway to restore the Stainless finish to a pot that has been cleaned in a self cleaning oven. I burned it so badly it was the only way to salvage the pan. Still works great and didn't warp ...
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Overheated stainless saucepan - food now sticks

I overheated my Stellar stainless steel saucepan. It is discoloured and if I poach an egg in it, it sticks. Is there any way of restoring the surface?
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Could You Use A Dutch Oven as A Casserole

Is there some scientific reason as to why a recipe would suggest using a casserole dish instead of using dutch oven. I understand (that usually) one is ceramics and one is cast iron, but does that ...
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Can I use this reversable griddle on a glass top?

A local bargain store has a few of these for sale, and I'd like to pick one up because 1.) It's thick so it's unlikely to warp (A problem I'm having with my current griddle) 2.) It's flat without a ...
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Skillet warps when hot — Is it toast?

A griddle I've had recently appears to have adopted a strange behavior -- It's flat when cold, but after being on the stove for a little while it bows upward away from the burner. This makes doing ...
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Is there a guide to traditional culinary knives by cuisine?

I went to a nearby supermarket that caters to a Spanish South American and Brazilian/Portuguese clientele. In addition to their excellent onsite fishmonger and butcher, the cookware section had a ...
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Could you show how nonstick Hard Anodized Aluminum is with an example? Say you leave pasta cooking for 1 hour

goal -- im having a very very hard time finding out if 'Hard anodized aluminum' is nonstick, or if i should go with 'nonstick coating' on a jumbo cooker/pot heard that nonstick coating wears off over ...
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Why avoid olive oil in Gotham Steel pans?

Background Gotham Steel is a ceramic coated titanium pan. It's the brand with the commercials where they put a mixer in the pan, supposedly to show that it doesn't scratch if you use metal utensils. ...
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Should I fill up a double boiler or leave an air gap?

I have a double boiler that looks like this: I have been trying to use it to warm soup, but the soup heats up very slowly. Currently, I have just an inch or two of water in the bottom, so the ...
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Induction cooking pan bottom is concave - will this affect performance?

I've just installed a convection cook top, I've researched it and am confident in my purchase. My question has to do with cookware. I've read reviews and bought a Cuisinart set that is "induction ...
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What are the rings on the bottom of a frying pan called and can you use them on a glass cooktop?

I got a 12" frying pan as a gift and it has many raised, concentric metal rings on the bottom, on the outside, where it would touch the stove. I don't know what this type of bottom is called so I can'...
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What differences will happen if you use a rectangular baker to bake cookies instead of a tray?

Hey so I have these rectangular bakers that I use to make lasagna. Unfortunately I don't bake cookies that often so I don't have a standard cookie tray. I decided to bake some cookies though so I ...
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My new pan has a max temperature of 350 F but the recipe calls for 425 F. What should I do?

My recipe calls for an oven temp of 425 degrees but my pan can only withstand 350 degrees per manufacturers instructions. If the original recipe called for 15 minutes at 425 degrees. How long would ...
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Where can I find an extremely slim wooden stirring spoon?

A friend of mine has this very slim wooden stirring spoon. It's handle is a little thicker than a pencil, and the spoon itself is about 1.5 inches wide. It does any amazing job of stirring and ...
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Copper-lined stainless steel vs pure copper skillet

I want to invest in a copper skillet, the heating characteristics intrigue me. When searching, I found a copper-lined stainless steel skillet, which has the bonus of being induction-compatible. I had ...
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Do tomatoes or tomato pastes damage stainless steel cookware?

I enjoy making a good ragu, and I often want to let it sit in the stainless steel cookware so I can have leftovers the next day (not a commercial setting). But I'm concerned about the acid from the ...
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Identifying Cast Iron Skillet - with weird pattern

My mother gave me an old skillet she had, and to me, it looked like a normal cast iron. I wanted to 'clean' it the way I normally clean and season my other pans, by scrubbing it with chain mail ...
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Baking in drinking glasses — heat vs. logo paint, other issues

I've made this chocolate Guinness cake (Nigella Lawson) before. It's delicious and looks good. But it would look even better baked in pint glasses (or half pint). It's a moist, slow-baking cake so ...
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Iron cast cookware: rust-ish or black coat even on new cookware, is it safe?

Some time ago I got iron cast dutch oven, alomost right away I noticed that when I wash it (just water, no soap) when I wipe it with white paper towel I get something black on it (see pictures). ...
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Chef at restaurant seemed to be using really flimsy pans

I was at a restaurant and sat at the chef's table where I could see the chef making the entrees. He seemed to be using thin pans that were battered and dented. I couldn't tell what material they ...
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Who first put ridges on Ramekins and why?

These white things are called Ramekins. Why do they have the ridges around them and who was the first person to make the ridges on them?
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23 Year old, looking for first cookware set with longevity, suggestions? [closed]

I am ready to start cooking in my new apartment and I am looking for a cookware set that users on SA have purchased and would recommend to a beginner chef. My main goal is buying a set that will last ...
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Care Instructions for PTFE Nonstick Pan: Function of First Use 'Seasoning'

After purchasing a PTFE nonstick pan, I noticed something in the Use & Care Instructions with the product for first use: Before using your cookware for the first time, hand-wash with warm, ...