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Shallower bowl or longer dough hook for Kitchen Aid 7qt Stand Mixer?

I have a 7qt lifter style kitchen aid stand mixer and use it often to make bread and pizza doughs. Generally works great for very large batches, but I find that either the 7qt bowl is too deep or the ...
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Deglazing pan with textured coating

I saw some frying pans in the store with unfamiliar nonstick coatings called Megastone, and Granite something. Both of those surfaces are not smooth but are flecked with slightly raised specks, ...
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Can my copper bottom pot be fixed?

My favorite copper bottom pot is finally losing it's bottom. In fact, everyone uses this pot. However, I've hidden it so no one can use it until I find a solution. I hate the thought of tossing it and ...
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does a tool like air bag opener exist for paper bag application?

There are these air bag openers that exists which are used in the food industry and assist with packing food: https://www.pack-secure.com/Bag-Opener-_c_513.html Is there a tool, hand held or ...
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Batter not sticking to aluminum rosette

The batter doesn’t stick to the rosette when I dip it, it falls off. What am I doing wrong? I made the batter, heated the rosette for 15 minutes, and dipped it into batter, which didn't stick.
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Red Copper Cookware

Just bought a new stove with glasstop. I have a Red Copper (ceramic copper infused cookware) and not sure if it is recommended for the glass top. I read that ceramic cookware not recommended and ...
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Can a tool for cracking macadamia nuts be used for cracking hickory nuts?

Chinese hickory nuts (山核桃), or Carya cathayensis, are related to American pecans. Both are species of hickory, Carya illinoinensis. Here is an example of Chinese hickory nuts from Changbai Mountain (...
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Looking for stovetop sandwich maker

I'm looking to find a stovetop sandwich maker that seals the sides and bisects them into two triangles (possibly called "jaffles"1). We used to have a countertop sandwich maker that looked ...
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How much is the flavour of a BIR curry affected by the aluminium pans used in takeaway restaurant cooking?

BIR (British Indian Restaurant) cooking is a specific method used by takeaway restaurants to quickly cook curries using precooked ingredients. Typically, spices are fried in oil, ginger and garlic ...
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Using Instant Pot Duo Crisp to mimic smoker-cooked pork shoulder

I have once prepared pulled pork on our basic charcoal kettle grill with fabulous success: the end result is succulent meat well permeated by the rendered fat and smoke, and there is a crisp crust ...
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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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Is there a slow speed walnut grinder?

I am currently grinding walnuts at home using a manual grinder and I would like to use an electric one. I have seen there are several models available on the market, but I haven't seen one which can ...
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Are there any other brands like Xtrema?

I'm looking for lead-free, cadmium-free, arsenic-free 100% ceramic cookware. Unfortunately, Xtrema is not available where I live. Are there any other brands like Xtrema?
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Should a cook be concerned about the type of symmetrical edge-grind from the manufacturer on a chef's knife?

Asymmetrical edges are out of scope of my question because I feel like they're too different from symmetrical edges as it relates to the question. If the stock edge-grind on a chef's knife is any ...
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Is there any cooking oil mister designed such that the oil is never in contact with plastic parts?

Is there any cooking oil mister designed such that the oil is never in contact with plastic parts? I just don't like the possibility of having any plastic chemicals dissolved in the oil.
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Make Super Fine Sugar

I am looking into creating some super fine sugar (finer than confectioners sugar) for icing. This is more for experimentation than anything, I am more interested to see how this impacts the ...
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Is it safe to use flax thread for cooking?

I was not able to get hold of hemp thread and so I bought flax (100%) thread instead. It smells a bit funny, but is it safe to use for cooking? I plan to use it for a bouquet.
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Repairing Minipimer knife blade

The knife blade of my beloved ancient Minipimer has become loose. What can I do to fix it tighter to the axle. Both the blade and the axle are all metal.
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Why did my ceramic coated loaf pan turn brown?

I used ceramic a coated loaf pan and the inside color which was white, changed to brown, as if it has burnt, is that normal?
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Rust in my Moka Coffee Pot

Hi I have a similar pot (SS Stovetop Espresso Maker) and have been using it extensively. Recently I have noticed a few rust spots in the section where you need to add water. I am a coffee lover, ...
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Can I fix my universal meat grinder which leaks when I make cranberry orange relish

'Tis the season for cranberry orange relish, but what a mess! The source of the leak: where the handle meets the barrel of the grinder. Is there a gasket there that can be replaced?
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Prevent the grinder basket on Cuisinart coffee maker from sticking

I have a Cuisinart grind and brew coffee maker. The grinder basket is very hard to remove. I have cleaned it as well as I could and Cuisinart just offered to sell me a new part for $30 that may or ...
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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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Advice on commerical kitchen layout

I'm setting up a commerical delivery only kitchen and so far I have a flat top grill and fryers. Beside these under the hood i need to add induction hobs for cooking potatoes and pasta and rice ...
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Replacement rings/gasket for Rocco jars

I see two types of material for replacement gaskets for Rocco jars, silicon and rubber. What would the difference of these materials be if simple used for food storage at room and refrigerator ...
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How can I separate starches from plant based milk (lentil milk)

I made decanted plant-based milk using lentils (nut milk bag), I'd like to remove the starches from the milk. I have tried several methods so far and a couple I have not tried such as enzymatic ...
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Bread from bread maker turns out strangely shaped

I am a bread making newbie. I purchased a break maker and followed the instructions for white bread to start and pushed the button that outlined and got this: What did I do wrong?
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Scraper for Ugolini & C miniGel L4

I have recently inherited a "Ugolini & C miniGel L4" gelato or ice cream maker that my mother bought in the early 1980s (Williams and Sonoma began importing this model in 1979 but ...
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Donvier ice cream maker - inserting the bucket

Recently I bought a Donvier 1 pint ice cream maker on Ebay. When I figured out how to put the rim on the chill recepticle it didn't seem that hard. When the ice cream didn't freeze I did some ...
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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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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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Compact steel toaster ovens without glass?

Are there any compact, counter-top, steel toaster ovens that do not have glass windows? The closest I've been able to find are Wisco's pizza ovens, but I would like something smaller (sandwich/pannini ...
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Baking on a rocket stove

I'm wondering if it is possible to bake on a SilverFire rocket stove, ie. by attaching a metal box to the top, or any other way? I have researched it- Google search, YouTube etc, but can't find any ...
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Technical terms for an oven that would resist to cleaning products wipping out painted symbols?

Hi not sure if anyone could help with this but I aim to buy an oven that would keep its settings symbols for a decent amount of time. Would be great if ovens had a technical term(s) that would ...
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