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How do you avoid touching your face or putting your hands in your pocket while in the kitchen? [closed]

Regardless of whether we are working in a large warehouse-sized prep cook operation, or we are working in a small restaurant kitchen, we must endeavor to keep our hands free of pathogens, such as the ...
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High pressure cooker classic vs electric multipurpose

I was looking to buy a pressure cooker and I see that besides the classic ones with the valve that you put on the kitchen stove there are some that are electric and also multifunctional i.e. pressure ...
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Can you wash a pop can or ( in my case ) a monster energy drink can in a dishwasher?

Can you wash a pop can That os recealable but empty in the dishwasher or will it degrade?
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Are there any drawbacks to covering a carbon steel pan while seasoning to reduce smoke?

I live in a house with poor ventilation. Often whenever I season my pan the smoke alarm goes off & a burnt oil smell lingers in the house for a few days. I've considered covering my pan with a ...
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Creme Brulee, Kilner jars and Sous Vide - heat up fast or slow?

I normally use bags for my Sous Vide recipes but I have invested in some genuine Kilner jars to make Creme Brulee. America's Test Kitchen places the custard in sealed jars in the hot 180F (83C) bath. ...
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Best way to deal with drying dishware to minimize hazards?

I have a glass/ceramic bowl. I've used the bowl so now I gotta wash it; instead of using a dish cleaner I manually wash it with soap and rinse it off with hot steamy water for about 1 minute. I pour ...
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Can I engrave a stainless steel pot inside?

I'm thinking about giving my stainless steel pot volume markings on the inner wall, like in 250ml increments, with a multitool and fine diamond tip. Various info says that scratches in stainless are ...
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Anyone? Induction cooktop and ferrous metal distances that Will NOT can NOT heat ferrous metal? [closed]

1,800w portable induction cooktop. I want to keep my ferrous metal propane tank FAR out of induction range in my tiny DIY RV can’t move stuff with out complete renovation. EMF at 1-ft was 30mG, and 7-...
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3 lb pork butt roast, started in crockpot on warm instead of low. For 4.5 hours

I placed a 2.89 lb pork butt in crock pot, on warm accidentally instead of low, left to cook for 4.5 hours before I realized it. Internal temp was 122.6 when discovered. Think it's safe to continue ...
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Safety of drying without rinsing

I was recently in a camp where the group of attendees would take turn into cooking and doing the dishes. There I observed that, while I followed these steps while washing the dishes: coarse rinse ...
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Limited prep space, left food scale in microwave

I currently have limited room and I was making a recipe I had no other room but in my microwave to prep. I forgot the scale was in there and turned my microwave on. Will it be harmful health wise like ...
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Heat/Fire hazard with over the range convection oven?

I'm interested in getting a new combination convection/microwave oven that would fit over the range. There are wooden cabinets just above and around the space where I currently have a microwave. Would ...
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What happens to nitride-treated carbon steel skillet if overheated?

I just got a nitrided carbon steel skillet that has a max temp of 450f. This is supposedly the max temp of the treatment, but I can't find anything about what happens if it does overheat. Does it ...
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Is a stainless steel stain in a pressure cooker safe?

I placed a stainless steel idli stand in a pressure cooker (unsure if the cooker is Aluminium or steel, but it has the word "wrought" etched on its worn out bottom), poured some water into ...
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Is it ever safe to use a non-stick pan under the broiler (e.g. frittatas)?

I see a lot of frittata recipes call for using a non-stick pan, and for finishing under the broiler (or "grill" in UK-speak). However, I have also read that non-stick pans in general are not ...
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Do you need to boil the liquid used to make the perfect hot water pastry?

Scalding flour is the process where the flour starch is gelatinised by the addition of very hot water (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starch_gelatinization). I'm assuming here that a very similar ...
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Rust and hole in outside range wall

Is it safe to use a gas oven if the outside housing has rust hole/soon to be holes in it? Our nonprofit was offered this stove to purchase and we want to make sure it is safe to use with the rust that ...
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Mothballs coffeepot [duplicate]

Had a coffeepot in storage a few packaged mothballs fell in water reservoir proceeded to rinse with hot water vinegar rinse multiple times is it now safe to use
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How to store opened canister of butane?

I opened a canister of butane last night to cook, and it's now half empty. What is a safe place to store it? Can I leave the canister in the stove? (note - stove is disengaged) Or do I have to take ...
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Is a polypropylene container safe for sous vide use?

I have recently purchased a 10 litre semi-opaque (grey) plastic container which appears to be ideal for sous vide cooking. It was sold as food grade, freezer & microwave safe, and has all the ...
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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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What are these small black specs inside my peppers?

Inside my pepper (pic) are these small black/brown specs. What are they? Are they safe to eat?
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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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Accidentally left the oven on overnight, do I need to do anything?

I turned my oven down to around gas mark 3 last night while I finished the rest of dinner. After taking the food out of it, I accidentally left it on for about 5 hours overnight. Our CO meter didn't ...
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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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Would some dry herbs sprinkled on the surface prevent water from superheating in the microwave?

I know about the risks of superheating water in a microwave (and some countermeasures), but suppose that someone didn’t have any sort of wooden skewer, tooth pick, or something like that to act as a ...
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Glass pot on glass top stove

I have a lovely glass double boiler which I would love to use on my glass cooktop. Cooktop already has scratches so that doesn't worry me, but will my pot break if I use it?
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What are the safety and warranty implications of steaming bread in a domestic oven?

There are lots of recipes online that suggest mimicking commercial bread ovens by using a water bath and or ice cubes to create a hot, steamy baking environment. I have always been very wary of doing ...
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My microwave sparked

I put my mug which has a golden handle by mistake in the microwave. Then the microwave sparked so I disconnected the microwave. Is the microwave still safe to use? The microwave is only 3 months old.
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Can you put a bottle of whiskey in the oven

I was in the mood to give someone a bottle of whiskey, but to customize it, I wanted to decorate it with polymer clay. But to set polymer clay, you have to put it in the oven and so therefore I would ...
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Are the flames too high in my oven?

We just bought this oven and I haven't cooked in it yet. When we turn it on, the flame comes up about 3 inches above the vents inside the oven. Is this normal or too high? If it's too high, what can ...
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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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What tasks require or work best with a knife point?

Most kitchen knives have pointed tips. I can imagine trying to improve safety (e.g. if they're accidentally dropped) by rounding the tip. For example, a paring knife might look like the one on the ...
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Is it safe to eat a dish made with vinegar if the vinegar lid had black stuff on it?

I stored some vinegar in a salsa container. When I opened it, I noticed some black stuff under the lid. The vinegar liquid looked good, so I used a little and started to cook with it. When I washed ...
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Is it safe to heat a sauce pan containing a glass bowl over an electric cooktop?

I screenshot 0:16. Won't the heat damage, shatter or explode the glass bowl? I'm not affiliated with that YouTube channel "missevabakes".
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I have used Mr Clean Magic Eraser to clean my porcelain bowl, what to do next?

According to https://gimmethegoodstuff.org/mr-clean-magic-eraser-is-it-toxic/ You shouldn’t use it on dishes or something you eat off of as bits of the polymer are left behind. You should avoid ...
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Lysol on microwave, how to clean off?

Honestly, I’m still learning about some cleaning products. I made an approximately 10% Lysol 90% water solution, dipped a small paper towel into it, and wiped all exterior sides (no interior) of a ...
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How to dispense thick, intense hot sauce without getting residue on the bottle?

I have a bottle of Dave's Insanity Sauce. I enjoy putting it on my food in small quantities and have no trouble handling the heat... in my mouth. The problem is that the outside of the bottle seems to ...
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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 it normal for my pan to start smoking?

There was only oil in it and there is no smoke when I cook in other pans. Also the heat was medium and I'm afraid if I turn the heat any lower that my meal will be under-cooked
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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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Pampered Chef taco shell maker stoneware with cracks. O.K. to use?

I bought 2 taco shell makers stoneware that have some hairline cracks in them. Will it be safe to use them? Here is a picture:
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My white device has turned yellow

Here is my white device, which has turned yellow on one side while cooking an over done cheese burger: Does anybody know whether it is possible to turn it back to the white color?
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If a utensil is safe for a 'normal' microwave, is it also safe for a flatbed microwave?

I have some silicon based utensils (a steam case, a rice cooker and one for cooking pasta). These are developed for use in microwaves and I do not want to get rid of them. However, I'm planning in ...
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Glass bowl safe in pressure cooker?

I have this Anchor Hocking glass bowl that I am thinking of using in my pressure cooker, curious if its safe or not? I used it in the microwave no issues. I plan to throw some chicken in it with no ...
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Is a borosilicate glass pot safe to use on a gas burner stovetop?

I've seen similar questions about Pyrex, but as I understand it Pyrex manufactured in the United States is now made from tempered soda-lime glass, so I am not asking about that. UPDATE: To address a ...
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