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Are all stainless pans necessarily non stick?

Are all stainless steel pans coated with nonstick? Can stainless steel saute or frying pans be distinguished by the quality of their nonstick coating? I'm just afraid of accidentally buying a ...
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Even after I heat and oil, why does food stick to my stainless steel pan? [duplicate]

I've had this pan for 8 years. It's low priced and average — I see no brands or names on it — not even on the bottom! I followed What’s the Difference Between Nonstick and Stainless Steel Cookware? ...
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Baking a Pie in a Stainless Steel

My ceramic pie dish broke recently and I only have stainless steel as well as cast irons in the approximate size of my desired pie. Can I bake my pie in these or will something go terribly wrong? And ...
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Something dark gray coming off of sheet pan after scouring

I've been using a stainless steel sheet pan and an aluminum sheet pan for baking/roasting for the last year (new to cooking). I used the steel one regularly, so it accumulated a lot of brown stains. ...
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Could I use a sous vide rack for cooking lasagna in boiling water?

I enjoy cooking my lasagnas in boiling water before using them in the pan. I am perfectly aware that putting a little oil in the boiling water helps avoiding the noodle to stick together. But I cook ...
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Need advice re chance of damage to a stainless steel tray in a very hot oven

I need to heat a clean stainless steel tray to the temperature of boiling water. Would the self-cleaning cycle of the oven damage my tray in any way?
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Double boiler sort of pan

I have a stainless steel sort of double boiler made in Israel, but the top only has one cylindrical steam vent sticking up about 3 inches off center. What would it be used for?
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Why do my stainless steel fry pans always develop a residue?

I have a set of stainless steel frying pans. They are Emeril Lagasse brand which at some point was mentioned to be made by all-clad. I don't believe they are of particularly high quality but seem to ...
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Is it bad to heat empty pans?

When preheating a stainless steel or cast-iron pan I tend to throw it on a high temperature with nothing in it and leave it on for several minutes until it is very hot. I then add the oil and cook. I ...
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Stainless steel in contact with molten plastics - useable after cleaning?

(Context:) Years ago, I borrowed a stainless steel pot to an acquaintance. When they returned it, they apologised and said they had accidentally molten significant parts of a plastic ladle in it. As ...
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Does the accidental discoloring during seasoning impair my steel pan in any way?

I recently entered the realm of cooking with cast iron and steel pans, and am still trying to find my way around it. Last weekend I went about seasoning my first bundle of pans (De Buyer Mineral B) ...
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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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Problems heating up pans on an induction hob

I bought an induction hob to precisely control pan temperature; it’s a 2000W Hendi single hob, temperature and power can be combined independently. I tested two De Buyer pans with it, a multilayer ...
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How should I clean this pan? [duplicate]

I've been using this pan for a while, and have somehow scorched the bottom of the pan. Can someone tell me how I should clean it? Thanks!
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How does the performance of a warped pan compare to a level one when using gas?

Of course there will be hot spots when using it on anything besides gas because it won't sit flat. But are there any performance disadvantages when using a slightly warped pan and gas? As far as I ...
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Is it safe to use glass cooktop cleaner to clean and polish stainless steel pots?

My glass cooktop cleaner has abrasive materials and other components which are very effective when cleaning the hob: grease, burnt and solid stuff... I thought this could be used to clean and polish ...
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Damage to pan bottom

I have a non stick Tramontina frying pan. Today, in an effort to remove the brown stains on the reverse (metallic) side, I put the pan in boiling water with baking soda for 30 min. After cleaning it ...
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Prevent onions and potatoes from sticking to bottom of steel pot for stew

I make bulk lentil stew every week as a form of meal-prep. The first step in my ad-hoc recipe is to fry some onions in oil. If I add spices to these onions after they have cooked a bit, the spices ...
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Is is safe to use a stainless steel pan that has been cleaned with bleach (Comet)?

I have been cleaning my stainless steel pan with Comet for quite some time now and have only now come to know that I shouldn't be using bleach on stainless steel. If I clean it with dish soap and hot ...
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Searing Tofu in Stainless Skillet

I've been trying to sear tofu in my stainless skillet, but no matter what I do it seems to stick. The nice crust gets ripped off of my tofu pieces. I've played around with different amounts of oil, ...
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Burned pan health issue

I cooked my eggs with my pan and forgot to turn the stove off after removing the eggs. Later on, my pan got a huge burn mark and so I threw the pan away. Should I replace the electric stove as well? I'...
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Deep frying with tallow in a stainless steel pot

I do not have access to a cast iron pot, only a thin, lightweight stainless steel pot. Will I be able to deep fry potato slices in beef tallow in it? I am afraid the heat distribution will be ...
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Sharpening a knife

Lets say I sharpend my knife starting with Grit 400, then 1000 up to 3000 and 6000 but its still is too dull. If i want to sharpen the blade again do I restart with grit 400 or 1000 ? And is there a ...
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Lead residue on stainless steel skewer?

I recently purchased some stainless steel kabob skewers from Amazon, similar to the ones listed here at the Webstaurant Store. They look and feel like stainless steel, however they appear to have ...
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Chicken: How to prevent spices/seasoning from burning on Pan?

Newbie cook here, I use stainless steel but it seems to be a paradox on this. I am using bone-in chicken thighs and a dry lemon-pepper rub that I put on the chicken. Pat it dry/let it cool down ...
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What can deform/bend a stainless steel skillet? [duplicate]

One month ago I bought a set of stainless steel cookware from Cuisinart. Today I noticed that the smallest pan is not flat - the base has bended so that the center is a little lower than the edgees. ...
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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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Stainless steel pan discoloration [duplicate]

I couldn't find something that resembles this but one day I used my stainless steel pan and I think I didn't clean it properly so I woke up to discover these "stains" on it (BKF didn't help scrub them ...
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Can't stop eggs from sticking to stainless steel pan [duplicate]

I've made omelettes in this pan before without any problems, but fried eggs are impossible to make without sticking.I heat the pan, throw few drops of water and check if they move around (some would ...
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Water repellent-like residue on pot when cooking vegetables

When I boil vegetables including broccoli the pot gets a water repellent-like residue at the water line that is very hard to remove. There is also residue similar to when cooking beans on the sides of ...
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Non stick pan browning milk vs stainless steel

We recently purchased a nonstick medium pot but have been encountering problems while making mac & cheese. The milk seems to be browning/toasting with all settings on our induction cooker ...
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Help me understand why my stainless steel skillet becomes non stick after frying one egg?

I've been playing around with making my stainless steel skillet stop sticking to my food. I found that seasoning with oil that's just about to smoke works a bit, but doesn't work that well when frying ...
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Some stainless steel more stainless than others

I'm rather disappointed in the latest stainless steel bowl I bought. Left it in the sink unwashed from a salad for a week while I had to be away, came back and it had rust underneath and inside. Same ...
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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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Will putting a salted steak into a preheated stainless steel pan cause pitting?

Typically when I cook steak, I salt/pepper it and then leave it out for a while to warm up. Next, I preheat my non-stick pan, put in olive oil, and add the steak. However, I recently bought a set of ...
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non-rusting sauce pot for boiling water

I am trying to find a way to boil 1-2 quarts of water for 10 minutes and want to be absolutely sure that the pot doesn't leak any chemicals into the water. I have tried 3 stainless steel sauce pots ...
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What is the best method for stick-free cooking of bacon in a stainless steel pan?

I recently made the switch from the non-stick pans to stainless steel. If it helps, I also have a natural gas stove-top. I began cooking bacon and did not add any oil to the pan as I figured the ...
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Trouble frying an egg on a stainless steel pan

I recently purchased a stainless steel pan from AllClad, but I'm struggling to use it. Food, and in particular eggs, seem to stick readily to the pan, making it hard to use. There is a question on ...
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Cooking halloumi/wet food on stainless steel without sticking

I've got a set of all-clad stainless steel pans I've been able to master cooking most foods without sticking and too much burn remains. Even eggs I've got right. One thing I constantly struggle with ...
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Can I season a stainless steel frying pan?

After the advice I gave about seasoning a cast iron pan, one would think I knew. I don't though. I have 2 large cast iron pans I use regularly but I'd love my good quality small stainless steel pan ...
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How can I remove sticky residue from a pot I boiled salsify in?

Yesterday I made black salsify. I got the salsify fresh and peeled it myself. Knowing what a hassle that is, I rinced and scrubbed it, put on disposable gloves and peeled in my sink, which afterwards ...
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Copper-lined stainless steel vs pure copper skillet

I want to invest in a copper skillet, the heating characteristics intrigue me. When searching, I found a copper-lined stainless steel skillet, which has the bonus of being induction-compatible. I had ...
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Do tomatoes or tomato pastes damage stainless steel cookware?

I enjoy making a good ragu, and I often want to let it sit in the stainless steel cookware so I can have leftovers the next day (not a commercial setting). But I'm concerned about the acid from 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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Can you make tortillas/pitas on stainless steel?

Most tortilla and pita bread recipes I see specifically call for cooking the dough in a cast iron skillet. At the moment, I only have stainless steel. My only attempt at making pita bread in a ...
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Pan sauce without meat

I like pan sauces with my chicken or beef, but prefer the meat cooked over cast iron. Pan sauces apparently don't work well in cast iron, and should be done in a stainless steel saute pan. How can I ...
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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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Cracks Developing in Straight-Sided Stainless Steel Vessels

Over the years I have acquired several grades and sizes of (straight-sided) stainless steel storage containers - some from India and some from US (origin unknown). My expectation had always been that ...
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Stainless nonstick, not vs, but both? What's the point?

I bought a stainless steel 12" skillet and when it arrived it has a Non stick coating on the inside. I didn't realize that. I already have a non stick set, anodized aluminum I think, so I wanted to ...
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Is there any tri-ply cookware where all the steel is 18/0?

I like the characteristics of try-ply cookware but don't like cooking in 18/10 stainless steel because of the nickel (nickel allergy and concerns about persistent health effects). I notice that many ...