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Is this type of scratched pot safe?

I found What can I do about scratched pots? But the type of pot, and level of scratch, is much different than that which was mentioned in that question. Is this Safe, at all, to cook with? I tried ...
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How to use a carbon steel pot (not pan)

I found a very old pot in my very old house. I suspect it to be carbon steel, for the following reasons: It's rusty It's magnetic It looks a lot like the carbon steel pans that were stored with it, ...
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Boil dried pot...is it safe?

I have an All Clad stainless steel pot and I was cooking some soup In it. The timer went off to tell me to turn the heat off but I must have been daydreaming because I merely looked at the soup at ...
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Black stains developed on the bottom on stainless steel pot

Black stains developed on the bottom on stainless steel pot. These are coming back after cleaning the pot when I cook chicken. What are these, whether it is possible to get rid of these and it is it ...
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What is the difference between a Dutch Pot (Dutchie) and a Potjie?

I think about buying a Dutch Oven. As this is mainly - and as the name says - an oven, I think also about buying a pot to cook in the fire/coal. After some research I found a) a Dutch Pot, also called ...
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cooking with a round based clay pot on an electric stove

I have a clay cooking pot, similar to this one here and was wondering does anybody know of a heat diffuser I could use to cook with it over an electric Stove, Its meant for a naked flame such as gas ...
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Is it bad to use lids that do not fit on pot?

I was told it's bad to use glass lids on pots that don't fit because the metal against the glass could shatter it. Is this true?
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Is it safe to continue using a pot that has steamed dry?

I was making steamed chicken soup in a clay pot, and think I may have steamed/simmered the larger stock pot dry. My arrangement was like so: I had a large stock pot with a few cups of water in it (an ...
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Can I stack pots while cooking?

I have a one-burner induction cooktop and I use a stainless steel pot to cook various things, like rice and spaghetti. But I always get burnt rice or food stuck to the bottom of the pot, regardless of ...
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Why did my pot get so blackened after boiling some eggs?

I bought this pot a few weeks ago. I've only used it a couple times since, but yesterday I decided to boil some eggs in it. I ended up forgetting about them for a minute, when I came back the water ...
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How to clean aluminum with lye "stains"

I got careless and used a lye solution to clean an aluminum moka pot. The end result was that the whole thing was covered in sodium aluminate with some stains standing out from the rest. Here's what ...
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Tramontina lid stuck to pot

Loved my tramontina 3 piece induction system from Costco until this happened. Was boiling some eggs as I do every morning and had done for 9 days in a row with this system. This morning I might have ...
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Reduce flame maximum on cooktop

My wife always uses the maximum setting which results in flames shooting around the outside of many pots melting their plastic handles. Is there any way of reducing the maximum to keep the flames ...
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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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Are heavy-bottom stock pots called something else?

I would quite like to get hold of a large stock pot with a thick base so I can make things like preserves as well, but whenever I look at kitchenware in my local shops (I'm in NZ if that makes a ...
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Are these pots suitable to cook in?

My mother recently bought these from an old second hand shop because she thought them pretty, but I am just wondering if they are suitable to cook on the hob. I tried to google them on Google images ...
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Need help cleaning an old aluminum coffee pot

I use an old Wear Ever heavy aluminum coffee pot for boiling water. I don't allow unused water to sit in it. It has stains inside and needs a good cleaning. It has white residue at the water line that ...
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Aside from saving gas or electricity, why cover the pot?

There are some recipes that insist that you have to cover the pot when cooking. For example, in this video recipe for Bolognese sauce (at 7:36). I understand that this might save gas or electricity by ...
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Why this cooking pot not working on my Induction?

I just bought this Induction compatible Kadai (kind of wok) but surprised to know it's not working. When I place it over my Induction cooker, it doesn't show any error (generally if a pot is not ...
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Flash Rust Under Wok Seasoning

This was my first attempt seasoning a piece of cookware. I used the following approach: I scrubbed the wok down on both sides with a scouring pad and dish soap. I then heated the wok up and moved ...
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Is a corroded copper teapot safe?

I bought what I thought was a rusted teapot recently, treated it with an environmentally friendly rust remover, cleaned it thoroughly, and only then realized the bottom says "chrome on copper&...
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Why is the dishwasher not recommended for my All-Clad MC2 line of pot and pans?

I just looked on the All-Clad website (faq 7 and faq 13). It says that because the MC2 has a brushed aluminum alloy exterior, it mush be hand washed. Why is the dishwasher bad for it? It's just soap ...
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sauce pan vs. dutch oven vs. stock pot - any difference besides size?

I have to admit, I've been pretty ignorant about cookware terminology for my whole life - I've had a set of pots and pans of various sizes, and I've used them. Now I'm in the market for a nicer, new ...
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What is a casserole (vessel)?

Maybe it's because I'm German speaking, but I'm utterly confused by the concept of the concept of a Casserole. When I enter "Kasserolle" in the German Amazon I on the one side get dishes that look ...
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Deep Saute Pan vs Stockpot

I'm considering some new cookware and some sites have recommended I get a deep saute pan and a stock pot. But from looking at All Clad's choices for the stockpot and the deep saute pan, these seem ...
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How to clean burnt food from an unglazed tagine

We recently cooked a beef stew in our unglazed earthenware tagine. The food at the bottom of the dish burned a bit, and we're now left with a rather crusty mess that we don't know how to remove. Is ...
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Benefit to covering pasta while cooking?

Taking a quick poll of several bags of pasta in my kitchen, about half recommend keeping the pot covered while cooking1. This is not very convenient for me, as I don't have a good tightly fitting lid ...
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Burned water out of pot...popping sound a month later?

A month ago I foolishly left a pot of water on to boil WAY too long. It was a small pot and all the water was gone (though it had been covered) and it continued to sit on the stove burner with the ...
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How to address this burnt sugar conundrum

Some Caribbean recipes, such as this Jamaican oxtail stew, ask for browning sauce, which is essentially burnt sugar: Heat a large Dutch oven or a heavy-bottomed pot over high heat. Add brown sugar ...
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Is there some sort of pot with a sort of sieve on the bottom to separate sauce?

I'm not a native English speaker so I'll do my best to explain what I envision. I was wondering if there is some sort of... kitchen utensil, a pot of some kind that has a... sieve of some sort at its ...
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Is it safe to use a stainless steel pan after making salt and vinegar brine in it?

I used my stainless steel pan to dissolve salt in a 30% vinegar/salt solution to kill weeds outside. After the salt dissolved I let the solution cool. This stripped the shiny surface of the pan. ...
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What is the benefit of a pasta pot with an inset?

All my life I’ve cooked pasta in regular pots. The most fancy thing I had in regards to pasta cooking was a pot with little holes in the lid and a locking mechanism, so that you could use that to ...
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I boiled dry my 18/10 ss pot, is it damaged and unsafe to cook with now

I was boiling eggs and fell asleep. I think it was boiling dry for about an hour, would the pot be unsafe to cook with now? It was clean inside but the outside is now slightly yellow tinged. Does ...
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What's a pan and what's a pot?

In Dutch, we have just one word for pots and pans, which happens to be "pan", so I was surprised to learn about the word "pot". I learned that pans are for frying, which is why they are shallow and ...
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blending smoothies in a metal pot - will the vitamins go away?

I do not own a professional mixer where you can put all your fruits in and start to blend. I am using a hand blender. I put all the fruits and some yogurt in the metal pot and then blend it all. ...
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Peas with onions

I was wondering whether it is best to cook peas with onions in a pan or in a pot. Is there any difference between the two approaches? Thanks.
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Crackling sound and a thin layer of something on the surface before water boils

I washed my cooking pot and put some water in it, and put it on the stove. When the water came close to boiling, I started hearing crackling sounds and there was a thin coat of some substance on the ...
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Why do the inserts in pasta pots not go all the way to the bottom?

I love using a pasta pot/steamer where there is an inner "colander" pot so that you can pull all the pasta out easily. BUT... in all of the ones I've seen, the inner colander doesn't go all the way ...
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Overheated stainless saucepan - food now sticks

I overheated my Stellar stainless steel saucepan. It is discoloured and if I poach an egg in it, it sticks. Is there any way of restoring the surface?
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Is it necessary to add vegetables to slow cooker pot roast?

I like slow cooked roast for tenderness but hate the taste of 'pot roast' vegetables. Is it really necessary to cook vegetables with the roast?
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What to look for in a pot?

What to look for in a pot. I'm supposing somebody that's just starting to live alone or a couple. Help me complete this list. Size: small, but not too small. Maybe 2L or 3L. Material: Stainless ...
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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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Cleaning brown/gray spots on overheated stainless steel stock pot

So my roommate forgot about his boiling water and burned one of the pots pretty bad. The bottom is a dark brown/gray with colored spots underneath (electric range). What are some household remedies ...
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Is it possible to heatproof (insulate) stainless steel pot handles?

I made a mistake of buying a Cuisinart 6 qt stock pot with two major downsides: opaque lid (can't see inside) and non-insulated, metal handles. I wasn't thinking about those features much as I was ...
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How to clean a burnt cast iron pot?

I have this cast iron pot that my friend completely burnt. I was wondering what might be done to save this pot. I realize that this question seems similar to this one but in that one his skillet is ...
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enamelled pot with a chip on the outside on the bottom

I have an enamelled pot with a chip on the outside on the bottom. This isn't a problem, is it? It is about an inch long and maybe an eighth of an inch wide.
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I need to keep blacks beans and rice warm.

In about an hour I need to leave with a pot of black beans and rice. I don't have a crock pot, but I do have a cast iron pot with lid. To keep it all warm can I put it in an iron pot, and put it in ...
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Worms found around eggs [closed]

Two weeks ago, I stored around 20 eggs in a pot and sealed it (that was wrapped inside clean closed trash bag) for storing them safely and placing in the fridge (which I forgot to do...). The eggs ...
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Weird Smoke Coming from Stock Pot on Stove

I have recently purchased a stockpot and I have been using it for making pasta on an electric stove. The first two times I used it, everything was fine, but tonight I put it on the stove to make pasta ...
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How to clean my unanodized aluminium pot?

I got some acidic food in the pot and its starting to look ugly. Can this pot be saved, or do I need to throw it out?