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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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What happened to my pot? [duplicate]

My pot has turned dark after my last usage as seen in the picture: What happened to the pot and if I continue cooking with it will the food become contaminated? The surface of the pot is still smooth ...
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Turkey brining efficiently and safely [duplicate]

Trying to menu plan for Thanksgiving in between a busy work schedule. Here is my current plan: Monday - Cook neck and giblets (thus removing turkey from packaging) to create stock for gravy and ...
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Using Pizza Stone as makeshift french top on electric coil range?

I might be crazy but does anyone see an issue with trying this? Please stop me before I buy a new rectangular stone.
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Is glass exposed to flame ever safe again?

My son has exposed a glass container to the stove's flame. He didn't know it's not supposed to be used like that. The container is good for going into the oven, but not for being exposed directly to ...
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Can I eat shrimp veins in sushi?

I bought a sushi roll with shrimp, avacado, and cucumber and ate three-fourths of it before realizing that the shrimps hadn't been deveined. I could see quite a bit of the brown paste and I must have ...
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Fresh lime juice vs. bottled for canning tomatoes

After I canned some tomatoes using fresh lime juice, I noticed the recipe called for bottled. Will this batch be shelf safe?
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Should I refrigerate or freeze unopened canned food items?

My trailer (in Florida) gets extremely hot. My canned items are warm to touch. Should I just store the unopened cans in the fridge or pour in bags/containers and freeze?
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Soujouk from hamburger

Can Armenian soujouk be made from regular OTC hamburger? Every recipe I've seen calls for multiple grinding of high quality beef from an experienced butcher. Not having access to this process I've ...
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Can I reheat cooked meat without thawing

I've looked online and have found conflicting opinions. Is it safe to reheat cooked meat in the oven without thawing it first? For instance, can I cook a cottage pie or a chicken curry, for example, ...
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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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Safety of chicken after thawing temperature at the wrong temperature

I tried thawing chicken breasts in my refrigerator, but after leaving them in there for 1.5 days, I took their temperature with a meat thermometer and found them to be 47 degrees Fahrenheit. From what ...
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Cooking a raw 25lbs ham a day in advance: keep warm or chill+warm?

I am curing a 25lbs ham and will cook it a day in advance to eat the next day (that day will be hectic so I can't cook it that day). Should I pull the hot ham and cool it down and refrigerate it and ...
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A cheap piece of equipment/appliance that can help with reducing stock in a room that is not suited for cooking

I've just reduced a 4l of stock in my "kitchen" to 0.5l by boiling it over an hour. I wrote "kitchen" with quotation marks, because that room might have been designated as a ...
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Soul vide without the bag

I am experimenting with the sous vide style of cooking with fairly great results. I am wondering if I can cook poultry, (a turkey),without the bag, just submerging it into the water. I know it will ...
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Are my home canned dill pickles safe to eat?

I followed the instructions from my canning book in making the pickles approximately a year ago. I opened them today and could pull the lid off with my fingers. They had seal marks in the rubber ...
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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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What is a safe amount of juniper?

I have some berries of alpine juniper. I read that in big quantities they can be toxic. So for the moment I tried them in small amounts. Last time I took a couple of pinches, about ten berries, I ...
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Cooking marinade with chicken to use as sauce? [duplicate]

I marinated some chicken and transferred the entire thing (pieces of chicken and all marinade) to a pan for cooking. I cooked on medium heat until the chicken was completely cooked and noticed the ...
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Will this steak make us sick? [duplicate]

I bought my husband a huge bistecca steak for Fathers Day (think giant t-bone) so it was sitting on the bottom rack of the fridge. Tonight for dinner we ate a chicken stew that was still very hot when ...
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Can I place an induction cooktop on a 3/4-inch wood cutting board on top of a metal gas stove?

The cutting board is large and covers the top of the stove but not the side and back metal strips. Will this interfere with the use of the cooktop? Is it dangerous? Should I just remove all metal from ...
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Lead metal removal/mitigation in old kitchen appliance

I received a brass pepper grinder like this: Maybe it's a modern reproduction but it certainly has patina and does not look like Pottery Barn. Unfortunately the giver helpfully melted scrap lead and ...
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My bowl cracked when I poured hot soup into it - what happened?

I was preparing a bowl of Ramen Noodles, and rather than use a ladle decided to just pour the soup directly into an old ceramic bowl (at least 10 years old). Suddenly, the soup starts to spill out of ...
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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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Can frozen food that absorbed fridge odors still be eaten?

A foil food container wrapped in foil containing a potato casserole molded in my fridge that caused a bad moldy food smell in the fridge that transferred and absorbed into the frozen foods in the ...
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Is it safe to eat canned tomatoes when the lid popped inwards on opening?

I opened a store bought can ("tin") of diced tomatoes with a "pull top" lid, and unusually as I did I heard a noticeable popping noise. The lid appears to have bent inward ...
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Sushi Salmon left uncovered overnight in fridge safe to eat?

I thawed raw sushi salmon the day before and then wrapped it in papertowels and put it in the fridge overnight, but I forgot to put a lid on the container. It the salmon still safe to eat? Since the ...
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When corn starch is added to icing sugar, has it been cooked?

My icing (powdered) sugar has 97% sugar and 3% "maize starch". Answers to a recent question accidentally ate raw corn starch say that corn starch, like wheat flour, is meant to be cooked ...
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What is the brown wormlike stuff on the outer edges inside my boiled egg?

I almost ate the whole egg before noticing this gross thing I have never seen before. I feel stomach upset in near future!?
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How does bacterial contamination grow on food, and is the standard advice to cook your food to a high internal temperature wrong?

The standard advice, for both steak and fish is to cook them to an internal temperature of 160 degrees to kill any bacterial contamination. Is this overly simplistic advice that's mostly incorrect? ...
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Is it safe if I use house hold scissors instead of special kitchen scissors?

I used scissors to cut a straw for my hydroflask, then I drank out of it. Is is safe if I used plain household scissors? I rinsed the straw before I drank out of it, right after using the scissors to ...
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Is this safe to eat? [duplicate]

I am immunocompromised. Is this safe to eat? https://emalm.com/?v=Fn4vm Look at its texture. I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS RAW OR COOKED. What it is: 5 organic medium egg yolks + 80g organic cow butter. ...
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Home canning coffee?

I've decided i'd prefer to make my own coffee and can it to have on hand when i'm in a pinch then get a bottle of cold brew at the grocery to store in the car. I wonder if anyone else has experience ...
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Is it safe to use raw eggs in icecream as in the Dukan recipe? [duplicate]

I've seen Dukan's icecream recipe on several sites and nowhere they say to boil or otherwise cook the eggs, only to mix the yolks with the sweetener, and to whip the whites. I thought it isn't safe to ...
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Why do we need to reheat food?

Among family, I have found radically different approaches to reheating food that has already been fully cooked. Some will not eat last night's leftovers unless they have been microwaved to the point ...
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is my beet/horseradish relish safe? I changed the recipe

It called for cooked shredded beets, raw chopped cabbage, horseradish, sugar and salt, packed in jars and cover w. vinegar.Nothing else. That seemed inadequate, so I added a cup of vinegar to the mix, ...
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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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Day 3 My Preserved Limes Are Not Filling the Jar

I packed all the nearly quartered limes I had tightly into a quart jar with plenty of salt. When I finished, there was about 1/3 of the jar empty. I put them in the dark cupboard because I didn't know ...
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How might these prawns have been cooked?

Bought these prawns from Tesco. It says already cooked but not how, would these typically have been steamed or baked etc.? When it says ready to eat, does that mean nothing the same way that raw fish ...
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Safe bottles for fermented liquids

I have some kombucha scoby that I let go way too long (had to leave town for a bit, new job…) and it has gone to vinegar. I would hate to just throw it out as it’s delicious vinegar. I’d like to give ...
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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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Is it safe to use an enamel/cast iron Dutch oven with small cracks and worn enamel

I have a few-years old enamel/cast iron Dutch oven. I haven’t looked after it that well, and the inside is showing small cracks (crazing), and there is some grey discolouration which looks almost like ...
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Can you boil vegetables along with eggs?

When boiling eggs if you also want to boil vegetables it might be more efficient to boil them with the eggs rather then use more water and another pan. Is it safe to do this or should one boil the ...
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safety of using chamotte stone from hardware supplies store for baking

Should I be concerned about heavy metal poisoning when I use said chamotte stone in an electric home oven? The dough would be placed directly on the hot stone. I didn't want to buy a dedicated Baking ...
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How's it safe to line a wok with foil?

Please see the green arrow. Step 1 below unsettles me...isn't it a fire hazard? Once the wok heats up, won't the foil burn? Even catch on fire? Seafood Basics: 86 Recipes Illustrated Step by Step (...
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How long can a virus (e.g. SARS-COV2) survive in food?

I was wondering how long a coronavirus (or viruses in general, because there's probably not that info available on coronavirus in food yet) inside food? When Googling this question I find a lot of ...
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Non toxic glowing food or drink

Is there a way to make a chemiluminescencent reaction that is safe for consumption by humans? That is to say is it possible to make an item of food or drink that glows and is at worst non toxic? There ...
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Is a portable Wok burner safe (indoors)

My Condo only has an electric stove, an no gas lines. I was looking to get a portable propane burner for a wok, so that I could effectively cook (I use it daily). Is this something that is safe to do ...
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What happened to this pot

I just bought a new cheap pot. Put some water in it, boiled it and noticed the pot up to its water level turned dark. I was thinking maybe the metal coating was peeling off and leaking into the ...
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Are bonded stainless pans safe to use if they make knocking sounds?

We were gifted a set of Cuisanart stainless steel (impact bonded) pots and pans last Winter and use them fairly heavily for cooking at home. We just started to notice however that a few of the smaller ...
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