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Does “build up” on the bottom of copper-bottom stainless sauce and frying pans matter?

I am not the most fastidious pot washer: over the years, my copper-bottomed fry pans have developed a layer of (I guess) burned oil residue. Aside from any "ick" factor, does this affect the the ...
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How do I make sure I don't overheat my teflon pan?

I cook in my teflon wok pans all the time. I recently saw an answer here suggesting to preheat a pan to a high temperature and cook in small batches when preparing stir-fry food. I would like to try ...
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Can I line a rusty pan with tin foil and parchment to make cookie bars?

We only have 1 13x9 pan and it's a little rusty. I lined it with parchment paper to make a cake, but couldn't eat the bottom of the cake, it tasted rusty. Can I line it with tin foil so we dont get ...
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Induction compatible pans not working on induction stove-top

I just purchased a set of "induction ready" pans from All-Clad. Found here. However, to my dismay when I got them home, they wouldn't work! My stove makes a kind of clicking noise when I try to use ...
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Is my frying pan leeching metal into my food?

I have spots on my stainless steel frying pan that I can't wash off and would like to know if it's safe to use this frying pan? This photo shows the type of steel and brand of the frying pan. ...
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How to assemble a springform pan?

The bottom sheet of a springform pan typically has bumps and a raised lip. Should the lip go up or down? I've probably done it both ways in the past. Is it just a matter of personal preference?
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Black spotting/dust in stainless steel utensils.Is this mildew?

I moved into this house a couple of months ago and bought some high quality stainless steel utensils with me from my house. I am noticing some black spots that don't go away with scratching or washing ...
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Le Creuset Satin Black Enamel possible damage?

Below is a picture of my current Le Creuset Satin Black Enamel which I purchased only 3 days ago. As a relative cooking novice, could someone let me know if I have possibly damaged my pan, or if this ...
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Is it possible to make burger buns pans made with paper tape?

I know that there are professional burger bun pans (such as silicone or metal) available, but I've heard that some burger restaurants make their own bread with crafted pans made of paper tape since ...
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Recommendation for a roasting pan that is safe to use on an electric stove?

I have an open coil electric stove and I want to get a roasting pan that is safe to use on it. Namely, I want to be able to sear meats before putting them in the oven, and I want to be able to make ...
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How to properly handle an all clad pan

I just bought all clad's chef's pan (HA1) and their 10 piece set. However, I quickly find out it's very uncomfortable to hold it by gripping the U shape handle from upper side or sideway, the edge of ...
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What are these pans used for?

I have these 2 pans and do not know what to cook in them. The square one is non stick; the lid has holes in it and is curved to fit the hump in the bottom part. The second pan has a detachable handle....
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Newly seasoned carbon steel pan sticks when cooking

After doing reasearch I decided to try a less expensive pan when buying a 12". Bought a Paderno and did a mix of seasoning with organic flax seed oil. I did about 5 coats on the stove top per ...
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Difference between saucepan, frying pan and skillet

What, if anything, is difference between a saucepan, frying pan and skillet? I am heating up some frozen vegetables and the directions said to boil 1/4 in a saucepan. This doesn't really work as 1/4 ...
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Butter burns when pan searing mahi mahi

I have been trying to cook some new things, and I bought myself a good allclad skillet. I've tried pan searing fish a few times, using some hipster techniques I saw on YouTube. I heat the pan pretty ...
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Can I put my cast iron pan with wood handle in the oven?

Can I put my cast iron pan with wood handle in the oven? This is what it looks like.
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Best way to clean copper pots?

I got an awesome set of copper pots as a wedding gift. They are amazing, but the direct flame has created aggressive burn marks and discoloring. I'm aware that this is always going to occur. Is there ...
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Suitable alternative to cast iron pan for sweet potato cornbread

I'm making sweet potato cornbread and the recipe calls for a cast iron pan to be use. What is a good alternative to it? Could I use a thin metal pan?
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Substitute baking containers

I have a three-wheat batter bread recipe that calls for baking in four 16 oz cans. What size pan can I substitute?
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Why is acidic cooking problematic for cast iron pans but not BBQ plates?

I've recently discovered cast iron cookware and I'm a little bit in love! I have a couple of questions for experienced cast iron users. I've done lots of reading and it looks like acidic cooking isn'...
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Frying pan Teflon damage

I have a problem. Let's say I buy a frying pan for about 130 EUR. But after 5 months of using it 3 times a week, it looks like the photo. What am I doing wrong please ? (I never scratch the pan. I ...
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Can a pan “cook too fast”?

This is not a product request. I was looking to replace a couple baking pans, the 9"x13"x2" that serve many uses, brownies or cakes among them. Even with the dimensions stated, to be clear, I'm ...
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How to choose a Bundt cake pan?

I think one would just go to the supermarket and buy whatever, but since I don't want my cakes to be ruined, I would like to ask for some advice. I have never bought a Bundt cake pan myself, and don'...
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How to butter and flour the chimney of a bundt form

I recently baked a rather sticky cake which called for a bundt pan. When I use a standard cake pan, I first put on the fat (either pouring oil and swishing it, or smearing butter with my fingertips) ...
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Prevent spattering oil when pan frying [duplicate]

How would I prevent from spattering oil everywhere when pan frying? I was shallow-frying breaded chicken breasts for a General Tso's and got boiling hot oil EVERYWHERE in my kitchen, even burning ...
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How do I remove a sheet cake from a pan?

I am trying to create a double layer 12 X 17 inch sheet cake. How do I get the cake layers out of the pan and placed one on top of the other in whole pieces without crumbling? I am using parchment ...
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What do I have to worry about when using a cast iron skillet as opposed to nonstick?

This was originally part of this question about usage of stainless steel and cast iron skillets, but I was advised to split it into two different questions. I've been using nonstick pans ...
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What do I have to worry about when using a stainless steel pan as opposed to nonstick?

I've been using nonstick pans exclusively all my life. Most recently, after doing a lot of research, I decided to buy a stainless steel sauté pan (IKEA). Do I need to handle it differently during ...
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Is it possible to know how much the cake weighs using a specific size of cake pan before baking?

I have someone asking me for a wedding cake. She wants three separate round cakes. The cakes will serve 100-150 people and the point she emphasized was it being easy to slice and share. Would two 11x3 ...
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How to cook flatbread without oil?

Here's the thing: I am currently experimenting with a Oshawa diet #7 and I discovered that I can make these tasty flatbreads in my frying pan. However, the issue is that after each flatbread is done ...
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Oven vs pan for meat stews

I have noticed that English-related cultures use an oven much more than say French or Spanish or German cultures. My question is specifically for stews. In English recipes you read often that putting ...
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scratched ceramic pan

So I scratched my new ceramic pan by trying to cut something in it (definitely regretting that one) and was wondering if it can still be used? They are very small scratches. Can it even be restored?
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What is the function of this shallow, 19-divoted, eared cast iron piece?

This piece was given to me a few years back by someone who picked it up at an estate sale. At the time I cleaned it up, re-seasoned it, and promptly forgot about it. At first blush I thought maybe it ...
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Is there an easy way to tell if a pan/pot is oven-safe?

I have a couple of old pots and pans laying around in the house and unfortunately I don't have the original box. Is there an easy way to tell if they are safe to use in the oven? Like for stainless ...
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How does choosing good induction cookware differ from choosing cookware for other types of stove?

Let me just clarify I'm not asking for specific brands, but features. We just got an induction stove and I want to pick up some new pots/pans etc. I know that I have to pick induction-safe materials. ...
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What is an 8.5 x 4.5in bread pan in UK lb based pan sizes?

An American relative has asked for an 8.5x4.5in bread pan for Christmas, but UK pan sizes are by weight: 1lb loaf, 2lb loaf, etc. How much dough would you put into an 8x4 (or 8.5x4.5) pan?
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Can a disposable aluminium pan be used to bake a cake?

I want to know if an aluminium lasagna pan can be used in an oven for baking a cake?
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How to store cut potatoes for the morning?

Hi all, I am new here; so first of all, NICE TO MEET YOU! I want to ask for potatoes storage; as the title said. I usually fry potatoes with the following steps ( I am sure these are good tips ). ...
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Cooking in painted metal pots

Is it safe to expose a painted metal mug/pot to high heat for cooking or, even more frequently, boil water? My concern is how the paint responds to heat and whether it affects the food safety.
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Spray oil with hydrocarbon propellants on non-stick pan surfaces

I have heard that using spray-oils with hydrocarbon-based propellants (e.g. butane, isobutane or propane) can, over time, be detrimental to the effectiveness of non-stick pan surfaces. Can anyone ...
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Ceramic pans vs PTFE pans

I want to buy ceramic pan. The shop keeper told me that ceramic pans are more durable. But they need oil. Here, I found a different info. They claimed PTFE is more durable. It says that none of them ...
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carbon steel pans in dollar store

Okay.. so I watch this video in youtube where this guys seem to have done their homework. They have this fried egg dancing on the pan like skates on ice: https://youtu.be/-suTmUX4Vbk So we don't ...
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Which non-stick pan to buy? [duplicate]

Recently, I found a small but deep scratch on my pan. I can see the metalic color on the scratch. I am not sure how much serious it is. Now, I want to buy a new one. I see different prices with ...
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Lots of water coming out of chicken breasts when cooking in pan. Why?

When I cook chicken breasts in a pan, a lot of water comes out of them. I've seen this answer: My chicken breasts release a lot of fluid when cooked. How do I prevent this? where some people suggest ...
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Pan stain after roasting cheese

A couple of weeks ago I bought this "grill and pan cheese" in a supermarket and I distinctly remember to have chosen this one because it didn't contain any weird chemicals... It seemed to me "only ...
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Pan makes knocking noises

So today I went to a flea market and found a copper pan with a stainless steel lining. I cleaned it thoroughly and the first thing I wanted to try is to caramellize sugar (because of the lack of ...
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Cooking qualities between Glass and metal pans

I have this recipe that is of the cake family. The base is canola oil and sugar. Whenever I cook this pan in a square glass pan it cooks perfectly. However, when I use metal pan it doesn't cook ...
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How can I cheaply cook a bratwurst that is similar to a grilled brat with only access to an oven or stovetop?

I'm currently not TOO excited to spend $100-200+ for a propane grill. Is it possible to cook brats with a small budget (preferably around $20-30, but as high as a soft $50) and get that nice, crispy ...
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Where can I buy a larger than usual 13x4x4 pull man pan?

I want to make Italian style pain de mie bread for sandwich which is much larger size than the usual 13x4x4 pull man pan available on the market. Where can I find a larger size baking pan for pain ...
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Pan size affecting evaporation time

I've got a pasta sauce which I create from scratch. I currently add various ingredients like vegetables or tinned chopped tomatoes that come with some water. One of the steps in the recipe is to ...