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Questions on selecting, maintaining, and using cooking tools and equipment.

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Spray bottle keeps spraying even when not squeezing trigger [closed]

I know that spray bottles are usually cheap and konk out or break or whatever much sooner than we would like them to. Yeah that is a bummer, I know. But, I have the opposite problem. I have a sprayer ...
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Emeril 360 Oven. How do i disable timer when baking?

With the Emeril 360 oven, is it possible to use with out timer running? Can you turm off timer when baking?
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Baking a Pie in a Stainless Steel

My ceramic pie dish broke recently and I only have stainless steel as well as cast irons in the approximate size of my desired pie. Can I bake my pie in these or will something go terribly wrong? And ...
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Can you season over some thin flash rust and get a usable pan as a result? What are the downsides of doing so?

I've had a carbon steel pan with some thin flash rust spots. I've tried to remove them by scrubbing, but after applying a new layer of seasoning it turned out I hadn't removed all of it. While I find ...
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Is there a Pyrex baking dish that can fit a packaged dry lasagna noodle?

Pyrex baking dishes all seem to be 9-inch by 13-inch, and many sites recommend that as the ideal size for lasagne. As a result, the most tiresome and messy part of making lasagne is getting the ...
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Is it possible to repair damage to the non-stick surface?

I thought I signed up before writing that post, but I can't edit it! Sorry for screwing up. I want to provide details here. Thank you so far for assistance! I used that pan JUST on Electric Cook Top ...
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Why did my Zwilling Aluminium pan cookware surface corrode just after 1 month?

On March 3 2021, I bought this Zwilling 33 cm / 13 inch Aluminium deep saute pan with lid. Please review pictures below, inside my red circle. The coating on the surface appears to have corroded! Why? ...
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Is anyone aware of cast iron pots and pans that are enameled on the exterior with plain cast iron (no enamel, no non-stick) interiors?

Looking for a brand of cast iron pans that is enameled on the outside, but with a bare iron interior. In other words no enamel, no ceramic, no non-stick on the inside. (so it is less likely to scratch ...
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What is the reason for the automatic fruit and nut dispenser on some bread makers?

What is the difference between putting fruit or nuts into a bread maker at the beginning and adding them via the fruit and nut dispenser on some bread maker models? I thought it might be due to the ...
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Why does KitchenAid recommend against using the Dough Hook on Speed 1?

KitchenAid's manual for the stand mixer contains several warnings not to use the dough hook on any speed other than 2. While lots of websites explain how high speeds can overheat the dough, what can ...
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How can a tandoor oven cook skewered meat evenly

I am going to build or buy a tandoor. Before I invest, I have done some research into how to cook in one. The part that confuses me is, all the video's I have seen, show the skewers in the tandoor ...
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Electric cooktop for sous vide-level precision?

Yes, I know, but bear with me here. I've been thinking about getting an electric cooktop, and reading about them online a lot of people seem to mention that on some of the low settings, their cooktop ...
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Is it safe to use an enamel/cast iron Dutch oven with small cracks and worn enamel

I have a few-years old enamel/cast iron Dutch oven. I haven’t looked after it that well, and the inside is showing small cracks (crazing), and there is some grey discolouration which looks almost like ...
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Why are most circular pizza peels designed with holes in metal

I am looking to buy a pizza peel. In the UK, I'm noticing a difference in styles, and was curious if there was a reason more than design There is the "paddle" design, which is more ...
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What is this cast iron skillet with diagonal ribs intended for? [duplicate]

I'm not actually sure if "skillet" is the right word for this, but it seems close. We got this second hand, so not sure of its origin. The particular feature that I'm not sure of is the set ...
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How do I avoid microwave-safe covers melting in the microwave?

I've twice now had a microwave cover that was advertised as microwave safe melt while heating food. The first time, I was reheating Chinese leftovers (3 minutes on 950W, like I usually reheat my foot) ...
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Microwave Oven Operating Frequencies

I have read that industrial microwave ovens operate at 900 MHz rather than the more common 2.4 GHz ovens found in most homes. Why is this? Some examples of this claim: Continuous Microwave Processing ...
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Can I still use a Tagine that was outside for a while?

I have a ceramic Tagine that I used regularly to make Middle Eastern dishes. However over the last few months I didn't use it and it sat outside on the balcony for a while, collecting rain water and ...
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Could I use a sous vide rack for cooking lasagna in boiling water?

I enjoy cooking my lasagnas in boiling water before using them in the pan. I am perfectly aware that putting a little oil in the boiling water helps avoiding the noodle to stick together. But I cook ...
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What blender is required to create an emulsion?

Let's consider for specificity an emulsion prepared with the use of a protein possessing emulsifying properties as an emulsifying agent. Domestically most commonly prepared protein-based emulsion is ...
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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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Double boiler sort of pan

I have a stainless steel sort of double boiler made in Israel, but the top only has one cylindrical steam vent sticking up about 3 inches off center. What would it be used for?
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Cooking French fries with strainer from IKEA's Idealisk

I want to make French fries, but I don't have a proper deep fryer, but just a dutch oven and a strainer from IKEA, Idealisk. Is it OK to leave the potatoes in the strainer and submerge them in the hot ...
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Lasagna in a sandwich maker

I have some lasagna sheets that I would like to use, and our oven is rather unreliable. Is it possible to prepare lasagna using only a sandwich maker? How could I go about doing this?
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What's this brush for a reuseable stainless steel mesh coffee drip filter?

I saw this on Amazon. What does this brush do?
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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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Using muffin/cupcake pan for basque burnt cheesecake

I've seen images of regular cheesecake (crust + filling) baked in muffin tins, Will basque burnt cheesecake be as creamy as the original in muffin/cupcake pan? Here's the pan I'd like to use, each ...
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What accounts for Dutch Oven price variation?

I have recently been looking to buy a good Dutch Oven that will last a while, and I am a little lost since there is so many options at many different price points. I recall a few years ago I bought a ...
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Will adding salt to stainless steel steamer cause pitting? [duplicate]

I have bought a stainless steel pot steaming insert. Will adding salt to food (maybe frozen) when I start cooking it with steam cause pitting of the insert? Thank you.
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Oven features required/desirable for baking bread at home

I am considering to buy a new built-in electric oven for my kitchen because the old one does not have top or bottom heat (believe it or not). I regularly bake heavy rye bread (e.g., of the Danish kind)...
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How can I restore and keep a built-in cutting board in good condition?

I have somewhat recently bought a house that has a cutting board as a part of the counter. I have had no experience with this and haven't found anything online really. I know that there are ways to ...
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Commerial-grade packaging (long shelf-life) for my cookie-like pastry

I have a cookie-like pastry that I would like to put in a commercial-grade packaging so that it can sold in stores. How are products such as dates, nuts and cookies packaged so that they have a shelf-...
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What are multi-stage pastry molds called?

Like many amateur pastry chefs I love watching Amaury Guichon. There is a tool that he and other pastry chefs use very frequently that I'm completely unable to find. One clear example is his famous ...
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Chocolate molds in shapes of kitchen supplies

I am going to be making a gag gift for some friends. I want to make chocolates in the shape of pots, pans, and cooking utensils as they are in the process of closing on a new house. I have no issues ...
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Cooking Tasks for Children [closed]

One of the positive things about lockdown has been cooking more with my children (6 and 9). They enjoy the obvious tasks to give them peeling & washing veg, grating, picking leaves of herbs, and ...
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How to crack walnuts?

I got a large batch of walnuts and started cracking them using a standard hinged lever nutcracker (ostkaka from IKEA). It is pretty messy and either the whole thing gets squashed to pieces and it's ...
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Pumpkin Nitro Mousse?

I want to make little pumpkin mousse brûlée deserts, and I also want to play with my new whipped cream dispenser. Do you think pumpkin purée would do bad things to my dispenser? I swear I've seen TV ...
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My misti is not working properly [duplicate]

My misto sprays in a stream. I have cleaned it amd follow the instructions. What can I do to correct this problem?
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Globe 725L Meat Slicer Gearbox Grease

I have an old Globe 725L meat slicer. The gearbox between the motor and the blade had hardened gross grease in it, and I cleaned it out. I'm putting food grade white grease back in it. Just wanted to ...
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Uses for a sushi mat other than making sushi [closed]

I recently tried sushi for the first time by making it myself. While I loved the rice and insides, I sadly did not like the flavor of the seaweed. I don’t think I will make sushi for myself in the ...
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Are there “home” category powered refrigerated plates?

Consider this example commercial product, powered refrigerated cold plate It has A a compressor unit like in any fridge, B the piping and C a cold plate. These commercial units are three or four ...
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Grilling on an iron fire pit

While walking home yesterday, I found a discarded fire pit (I initially thought it was a portable grill, but then then realized that it had only a mesh cover). Some details: it's essentially an iron ...
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Which measuring scale should I buy?

I am trying to buy a measuring scale so that I can stop using cups and start measuring by weight. I’m personally not sure which to buy. Here are two options: Can some experienced bakers out there ...
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Name of this jar?

I love this jar for making sauerkraut. Its mouth is as wide as the jar which makes stomping sauerkraut much easier than Ball/Kerr jars. Its glass is thicker than Ball/Kerr jars as well. I bought it ...
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Cooking Turkey Legs and boneless Turkey breast in an electric roaster

Just two people for Thanksgiving. One wants to eat healthy (I bought a boneless Turkey Breast at Whole Foods) and the other wants Turkey legs (also from Whole Foods). My oven is broken so I just ...
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What is the difference using plastic or bronze mould for pasta maker?

I want to understand the difference in using plastic or bronze mould for my Philips 200W pasta maker. There is option to get a bronze or plastic mould for my machine. I have read the bronze will give ...
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What dough recipes are suitable for “shaping” with a piping bag?

I have made cookies based on this recipe, and we have really liked the taste. The appearance was not ok but not perfect, partly because my make-a-ball-and-flatten technique is not great (the outcome ...
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Does this tool exist? Perforated disc for making stock [closed]

There's a piece of kitchen equipment (described below) that I frequently find myself wanting, but I can't find any sign that any such thing actually exists. Perhaps I've looked in the wrong place. ...
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Baking Pan Color Changed [duplicate]

After I used a baking pan to steam bake (in a moist environment) a cake part of it changed to this color. Why is this happening? Can I still clean it? (I tired soaking it with vinegar and scrubbing ...
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What other cookies/biscuits were traditionally baked in shell shaped forms like this one?

This is an old form I got from my German mother-in-law, here in Southern Germany. It is 10 cm (~ 4 in) long and 5 cm (~ 2 in) wide at the widest part. From the double shell shape, it appears to be a ...

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