Questions tagged [kitchen-safety]

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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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Can I reheat meal in pyrex-like glassware on vitro ceramic stove? [duplicate]

I have this delicious dish with gravy I did yesterday, and the rest is still in the pyrex-like oven proof glassware used to cook it. Can I "cheat" and quickly reheat directly on my vitro ceramic ...
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Glass still safe after boil-off?

I accidentally let all the water boil off in my standard glass kettle (if it matters, it's a Medelco WK112 OneAll Stovetop Whistling Kettle). It didn't crack, and cleaned up fine. But might there be ...
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Wooden cooking layout

I am a PhD student and I intend to cook in my dorm room. There is a wooden enclosure, I am not sure if it is meant for cooking but I intend to cook there. Please take a look at the space. Although ...
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Black stains on aluminium+teflon griddle

I have an old aluminium griddle with teflon siding. The griddle is covered with black stains that look like grease stains but won't go away by washing. I can scrape them away but I am afraid that this ...
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Can I use stainless steel scrub to clean regular dishes?

I know stainless steel scrubs are usually for cleaning tough spots out of stainless steel woks and pans. I use a regular kitchen sponge for my bowls and plates. However, sometimes the dishes get ...
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Induction cooker on a wooden table?

I have an induction cooker like the one in the image below. Is it safe to place it on a wooden table?
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Would trying to boil blood that's been treated with an anticoagulant in an electric kettle break the kettle?

I read here it isn't possible to boil milk in an electric kettle without a very high probability that it will break it, though someone also mentioned that there are electric kettles that can boil milk....
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Can I still use my oven, even if it has melted aluminum foil stuck to the bottom?

I have melted aluminum foil on the bottom of my oven. Can I still use the oven for baking?
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How to remove bad smell from kitchen?

how to maintain a healthy, neat and clean kitchen in an apartment without smell as apartment is too small, there is no direct sunlight, no window only exhaust fan, rest of apartment have wide window ...
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Eating with silvered cutlery

I have a set of silvered cutlery with which i often eat. I recently heard that the handles of a lot of older silvered cutlery is filled with lead or they are even made out lead. Am i safe to eat with ...
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Shallow frying safety

I've recently begun shallow frying a lot of chicken in batter - which have been turning out perfectly tasty for what I need them for. However, frying with more than a splash of oil is scaring me - ...
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Heat maximiser ring

Would a ring around a gas burner that would enclose the space between the burner and the pan be safe? (Maybe it needs oxygen to burn, carbon monoxide, I don't know.) The purpose of this would be to ...
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How do I reduce kitchen temperature during cooking?

My kitchen gets too hot during the summer while I am cooking. I have exhaust fans installed in the kitchen, but it's not really helping. I have four questions: Is there any other way I can reduce the ...
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Final failure mode of Cosori electric pressure cooker when lid is left unlocked?

One reason I prefer an electronic pressure cooker to a regular stove for safety is that it won't start without setting the count-down timer to turn it back off. (I am forgetful, and have 3 times ...
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Is it safe to use staples or paper clips to seal parchment paper when cooking fish en papillote?

When cooking fish en papillote my pouches sometimes leak liquid in the oven. The internet tells me that I could use staples or paper clips for a better seal, but I could not find any information ...
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Is it safe to put a baking steel directly on oven's floor?

I have an electric oven with concealed heating elements, I am considering putting my baking steel directly on the oven's floor for the purpose of doing some cooking experiments. Is this safe? Would it ...
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bleach cleaning on chopping board… dangerous?

I had used bleach on a sponge to clean a floor of paint. My boyfriend, then used said sponge to clean our wooden chopping boards. I remembered this today and decided to clean the board with soap and ...
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Are trace amounts of lead in seasoned bakeware safe?

I want to order a custom-cut steel plate to use like baking steel in the oven, and I read that in common raw steels the trace amount of lead can get up to 0.36%. If I season the steel like I would ...
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How do tempura chefs touch 350 degree oil without being burned?

In this video of a chef deep frying shrimp, he repeatedly applies more batter to the shrimp, clearly touching the oil over and over. Does the batter protect your fingers? Is it just a short enough ...
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Material of my mixing bowl

I'm using a handheld mixer with a melamine mixing bowl. Lately I've noticed that the surface of the bowl at the bottom of the bowl feels irregular, and dark spots have begun to appear. Should I use a ...
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Are there safety concerns with cooking something with beer or wine in the oven?

Probably a silly question, and I have never heard of an incident, but then again that does not rule out a safety issue. Basically, if I want to put a covered pot in the oven with beer or wine (or some ...
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Slow cooking with diet coke [duplicate]

I really want to make the SW coke gammon in the slow cooker, but I'm going to be out of the house for around 6 hours is it safe to leave it unattended?
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Can Enamled Cast Iron cause fires?

I heard of someone who supposedly had a fire while cooking on an enameled cast iron grill pan. I am not sure if this was due to negligence on the part of the chef or if there was something in the ...
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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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Pyrex glass coffee pot

I have a very old Pyrex glass coffee pot that belonged to my grandmother. As a kid, I have a distant memory of her using it on a gas stove to boil water. The pot has a picture of a flame on the ...
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Is it safe / advisable to use a nonstick baking sheet on an induction cooktop for pancakes (375 F)?

I bought a large non-stick baking pan and I would like to use it on my thermador freedom induction cooktop to make pancakes. The cooktop will apply energy evenly to the rectangular footprint of the ...
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When grinding flaxseeds in a coffee grinder, is it safe to add some water inside?

http://www.drdavidwilliams.com/how-to-relieve-constipation-naturally/ says Flaxseed is inexpensive and you should be able to find it at your local health food store. Keep in mind that if the ...
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Safety Question about making stainless steel flat-top

I work in the office of a metal fabrication shop. I have access to cheap(comparatively) metal and a means of getting pretty much exactly what I want. I've recently been watching youtube.com videos ...
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How sharp should a paring knife be?

Recent bought a chef's knive and a paring knife, both are high carbon stainless steel. The chef's knife is quite sharp and can cut a piece of butcher's twine just by touching it, with little or no ...
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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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How do you avoid getting burnt by hot oil?

I find myself getting hit too much by boiling oil. Even when I keep my face really far from the pan it hits me. Are there any general guidelines or best practices to avoid getting hit by boiling oil?
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Why must the oven be preheated for a Pyrex glass pan?

This Pyrex glass safety label says "Always preheat oven". Any idea why?
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Did I ruin my stoneware dutch oven by heating it on a gas stove?

I was following this baked beans recipe. Relevant excerpt: Place a cast iron Dutch oven over medium heat and stir in the bacon, onion, and jalapenos until enough fat has rendered from the bacon to ...
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Prevent pepper spray effect when cooking raw hot peppers

Something I've noticed when using raw, fresh jalapeños and adding them directly to heat. It can sometimes put out a "pepper spray" which can make you and others around the area you are cooking cough ...
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Deep frying and burning eyes

I live in a small 800 sq ft. apartment and will occasionally deep fry food. Any time I do, everybody in my household experiences a burning sensation in their eyes. I'm monitoring the temperature of ...
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Stop my pot splashing me

When I'm going to boil something, I'll set the water to boil while I prepare the food itself. When the water is boiling and my ingredients are ready, I turn to tip them in. But as I add the pieces of ...
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How do you clear food that sticks to the cutting knife?

I am now typing this with 1.5 hands because like a moron I cleared parsley that stuck to the knife with the edge towards my hand. After a quarter cup of blood it is a powerful lesson to never clear ...
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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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Is plastic saying “dishwasher safe” safe on both shelfs or only on the top shelf?

I have some new plastic "Thermos" brand drink ware that says "Dishwasher Safe". If it doesn't Say "Top Rack Only", can I put on the bottom if the top rack is full? I generally wash all plastic up top, ...
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What is the best temperature and method to cook bacon in a grill pan?

Weekend mornings is always a breakfast feast in our house. When it comes to the bacon it's a war zone in the kitchen with hot fat drops shooting everywhere, and sometimes I get hit. The texture of ...
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Is it safe to boil lemon water?

Is it okay for me to mix lemon juice and water, than bring to a boil on the stovetop? I want to make the house smell like lemons.
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Why is the handle of sauce pans tilted and not horizontal?

Why is the handle of a saucepan tilted upwards now-a-days rather than the old fashioned horizontal handles?
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How to make chicken liver less explosive?

I like fried chicken livers with onions quite a bit, and they are very quick and easy to make... unfortunately quick and easy doesn't translate to safe. These livers explode HARD. And of course they ...
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Red potatoes-partial cooking, freezing to bake at a later date

I am trying to par cook shredded red potatoes with the skins on and then freeze them until baking at a later date. My concern is keeping the potatoes from turning brown until cooked.
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reheating improperly stored pasta sauce and meatballs [duplicate]

My meatballs and pasta sauce were left out in 55F temps for 18 hours. I'm guessing I should toss the homemade meatballs with commercial pasta sauce? They were thoroughly cooked, then covered to cool ...
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forgot to turn on crock pot for less than 2 hours [duplicate]

I left a pork roast in my crock pot for a little less than 2 hours, but forgot to turn crock pot on. It still felt cool to the touch. Is it safe to eat?
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Is food contaminated with swarf due to polishing metal plates or sharpening knives safe for our body? [duplicate]

Swarf is a word for metal particles or debris produced in polishing metal with abrasive tools. For example, swarf can be produced when polishing teppanyaki grill or sharpening knives. I often see ...
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Is it safe to boil water in a microwave?

Our electric kettle broke. So this morning I used the microwave to boil water for the first cup of coffee. Only thing is - the water in south Africa is not really the best of quality when you get it ...