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Can I still use my microwave after fire? [closed]

I was going to melt some chocolate but j forgot that there were left over sea weed chips on my microwave. Without remembering about it, I started the timer and immediately heard a spark. But i shrug ...
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Foil wrap cooking fully assembled burger in George Foreman grill?

If I seal a burger, complete with bun, in tin foil, and cook it in a George Foreman grill... Will the burger cook through without the bread burning? Will the bread burn or potentially cause a fire? ...
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What to do to cool down oven after grease fire?

I have cleaned the grease out the oven but the oven is still warm and it’s not on. What do I do to get the oven to cool down so it’s back to normal?
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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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Sunflower oil reaching smoke point on medium temperature. Is this normal?

If I turn the heat any lower I fear that the meat won't be cooked well enough. It's only a small amount of smoke. I'm learning to cook and I'm afraid I will start a fire.
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Cooking rice on a fire pit vs gas burner

It is widely believed in East Asia that cooking rice on a fire pit, with firewood as fuel, allows one to make the most tasty rice. Both Cantonese pot rice and Japanese kamameshi, for example, call for ...
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Baked Potatoes Cooked Over a Fire

This weekend, my wife and went camping. I tried to impress her with a surprise meal (much more than the usual smokies or hotdogs roasted on a stick). I went for steak, potatoes, mushrooms, salad and a ...
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Oven caught fire while using self-clean

Oven caught fire while using self-clean. Now the oven looks bad (greyish tinge) - how do I clean it? (I'm only renting!!)
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Why can I have an indoor pizza/wood oven, but not a BBQ or smoker? (or can I...?)

I know people have indoor wood-fired pizza ovens. I also know that in general people cannot have barbecues or smokers indoors, presumably because of the potential for leakage of dangerous or deadly ...
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How can I cold smoke without any of the equipment?

I need to cold smoke a whole leg of lamb for a few hours. I have a barbecue and plenty of space, but none of the equipment for cold smoking. What can I do? I'm looking for a quick, simple, one-off ...
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More efficient way to cook fresh caught fish while camping

I am camping over the weekend in Idaho. Plan on catching primarily trout. Will keep the fish fresh and alive until dinner time. A camp fire will be maintained through out the day to ensure hot embers ...
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problem with flame control in a natural gas grill

I have a natural gas grill and replaced the burners a couple years ago with generic adjustable length burners. Lately I noticed I was getting yellow flames so I adjusted the air flow on the burner and ...
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Why didn't microwaving a stainless steel spoon set my kitchen on fire?

I am a new, and newly sleep-deprived, dad. As such, I didn't think twice about taking a big, shiny, stainless steel spoon and sticking it right in a baby bottle sterilizer. ("I want this supplement to ...
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Flammable gas emitted by sausage

While cooking a kielbasa in a toaster oven today, I noticed that periodically there would be flashes near the heating element. At one point there was a very large, bright flash of light and pop as ...
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How did rust appear on my cast iron in a matter of minutes?

So this has been an on-going saga the last few days, and I've already posted several related questions here, and I am feeling quite defeated. I have/had a beautiful 16" cast iron dutch oven from ...
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Have I over- or under-cleaned my cast iron dutch oven?

There are several questions on this site addressing how to fix a cast iron pan or dutch oven when it collects rust or gets rock hard black food melted into it, including this question that I posted ...
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How to salvage a totally nuked cast iron dutch oven? [duplicate]

Please note: I don't believe this question is a dupe. There is this question, which has some excellent answers, but they are suggestions that don't apply to my situation because I have ruined my cast ...
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How to avoid too hot pan that causes fire

I've start cooking large batches of food on Sunday in preparation for the week. One item is cooking chicken at a high temperature on my cast iron skillet until it is cooked through. Last night as I ...
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Is it possible for a potato to catch fire after 10 minutes in the microwave?

Yesterday on reddit a user posted this picture of a potato: He said that he followed an online recipe. He put it in the microwave for 5 minutes, turned the potato, and put it back in for 5 more ...
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Is it OK to leave pans unattended on an induction stove that is turned off?

I was just wondering if leaving pans unattended on an induction stove while it is turned off is actually safe? Could any external factor turn the stove on?
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Cafe brulot in emily post's etiquette

I've searched everywhere and I've been unable to find a copy of the recipe I found in the 1938 or so edition of Etiquette by Emily Post. She describes a drink that is served flaming mixed with spices, ...
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Fire under electric stovetop element

I was cooking and I saw flames shoot up from under the oven element ... why might this be, and what can I do to prevent this? I wasn't too concerned because it wasn't the food that was on fire but ...
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Baked item that would catch on fire/smoke?

This is an odd question. Are there any suggestions as to what baked items would catch on fire or smoke (possibly from being forgotten for a few extra minutes) and make a big mess? I am researching ...
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Did I just almost start an oil fire?

I wanted to make some burned onion rings, so I chopped up some onions and let it cook in oil on the stove. Heating the oil was taking a long time so I decided to leave the oven alone for a bit. I ...
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Cooking over an open flame at home

Is it doable to cook over the flame of a cooking gas stove at home. Is it dangerous? Couldn't it be even better as an open fire over coal or wood, since gas is cleaner?
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Saved-for-later then reheated potato mixture sparks and catches fire in microwave

I have a bird who gets medicine twice a day. I hide it in a mashed potato fruit mixture. I make enough that the potato mixture lasts several days and add the medicine as I need it. I take a small ...
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Is cooking beans or any other food in metal cans safe?

Occasionally, I go camping and cook beans over a fire inside of the [what I am assuming is tin] can it comes packaged in (after opening the lid). Does heating the metal can release any chemicals in ...
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Barbecue on wood fire

Normally we use charcoal in the BBQ I want to use wood for BBQ and this may generate a lot of smoke. One way to handle it, is to first make charcoal from wood, and then use this charcoal to BBQ. ...
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Open Fire Paella - do I need to fry rice?

I often cook a paella outside. I use chicken and prawns. Usually, I fry chicken for 30 mins to brown and cook first - then I remove it. Fry the prawns and remove them, then fry the sofrito. Once that ...
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Which fuels (burning materials) can be used in a wood fired oven?

I have recently made a brick wood fired oven. It's a black / dirt / Roman / traditional type of oven: where you burn the fuel (typically wood) in the same chamber where you put the food to be cooked. ...
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How do I melt the chocolate in a s'more?

It is an age old question. How can I ensure that the chocolate in a s'more is properly melted. Even when assembling them quickly the marshmallow just doesn't have enough heat to melt the chunk of ...
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How to cook common bean in mess tin in campfire during hikers camp ? Possible?

How to cook common bean in mess tin in campfire during hikers camp? Each night would be in the other location. The challenge is to first soak the beans and then to cook them. Beans should be cooked on ...
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Can I cook with fire?

In Japanese restaurants, I always see the chefs doing crazy things with fire, and seeming to make very good grilled vegetables by lighting things on fire. I know most of that is for show, and that the ...
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flash fire from self-cleaning oven

We have a self-cleaning oven (GE). We put in some stewing beef in a roaster into the oven at 300F for 45 minutes. After about 20 minutes there was smoke coming from the rear vent. When I noticed it I ...
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Is it ok to leave a slow cooker unattended?

Is it safe to leave a slow cooker (Crock-Pot) on unattended (for example, while you're at work and no one is home)? Or is that a fire hazard?
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How do I cook chicken and asparagus over an open fire?

I have some chicken breasts and some asparagus that I want to cook tomorrow whilst we're out camping for midsummer. The fire will have a grate over it probably. Is it better to wrap the food in ...
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Fire side cooking

Last week we had a pretty strong winter storm which knocked out our power. We have an electric stove which of course puts a cramp in cooking. However i do have a fire place and cast iron, so i tried ...
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How to roast chestnuts on an open fire?

I have never managed to successfully roast chestnuts on an open fire. I tend to end up with charred chestnuts, which are inedible. Is there a good technique for this?
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Why did my banana catch fire in the microwave?

Wow, that sounds like a silly question, but really! My wife froze bananas in the freezer with the peel still on. You can't peel them frozen. I put it in the microwave for one minute at 50% power. ...
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How can I control the heat when cooking on a campfire?

In a few weeks a group of us will be camping and rafting. My wife and I have been assigned dinner responsibility. I've done the hamburger/hot-dog thing on campfires, but I was looking for something ...
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What safety precautions should be taken when attempting to flambe at home?

Is this one of those things that unless you've been taught by an experienced person and you know what you're doing you probably just shouldn't try? If I did want to try, what precautions should I take?...
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