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Does burnt mark on cast iron crepe machine mean it’s ruined?

This is not a burnt patch, cast iron doesn't burn. It is almost certainly a rust patch. Since the surface comes into direct contact with food, you cannot use the rust removers sold in home improvement ...
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Butter in baking

Butter is not only fine, but extremely common in baked goods. I think the piece you're missing here is that the oven temperature is not the same as the temperature of the baked goods. The internal ...
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How to stop burning raisins in my fruit scones

Since raisins are a type of dried fruit, they don't have a lot of moisture left in them. Heat from baking with just make them drier, eventually resulting in that chewy, not particularly pleasant lump. ...
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how to not get burned keto flour pancakes?

Your pan is getting too hot. Cast iron has a lot of" thermal mass", which means that it takes a good bit of energy (and time) to heat up, then it holds on to that heat and takes time to cool ...
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If I burn my food, will I consume less calories as I have already burnt them?

Yes, if you were burning food that provided you exactly the caloric intake you need to maintain your weight, and if you ate only that and didn't replace the lost calories by adding additional food. ...
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My bread always burns

Bake 1 hour It seems that you are baking by the clock. This doesn't usually produce good results, you should bake until it is done. The time suggested in the recipe is a rough guideline, not the ...
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A lot of smoke when using induction stove with any recipe with oil

What kind of oil you're using would be helpful but, really, the answer is, whatever temperature it is you set it at, it's too hot. Turn the temperature down. The temperature gauges shouldn't ...
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How to prevent the crockpot burning my soups

A crockpot's keep warm setting is not designed to keep food safe and fresh for days, it's really only good for an hour or two at most. What's happening in your case is that the water is evaporating ...
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Split pea soup won't soften. Any way to soften the peas without burning?

Starting with more water than you think you need, keeping the lid on for a bit and then stirring a lot while it reduces to the desired consistency should be all you need to do. Don't go far from it ...
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How to keep rice in a biryani from burning and sticking together?

Some options: Prepare the biryani in an oven (used when making biryani with uncooked meat) in a really thick, covered oven pan, with no foiling at 200 degrees Celsius for around 30 mins. It won't ...
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Why does my De Buyer pan cause food to burn?

Then you aren't using "low to medium heat". The heat is defined by how quickly your food cooks, not by the setting on the stove. Lower your heat until the food fries at a reasonable rate. As for the ...
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Boil dried pot...is it safe?

First, I think you should maybe consider making better use of kitchen timers. The way to test whether you've damaged the pot is: Fill it around 2-3cm deep with water Turn on medium heat Do NOT walk ...
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Do Parathas, Naan, and Roti have to be burnt a little?

The charring is crucial to both the flavor and the texture. The charred part itself brings a bitter note to the flavor. If you don't like it, you can cut it out, but many people would miss it. It's ...
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Burned pan health issue

It is unlikely that the burned residue from eggs warrants either tossing the pan or the stove. In fact, depending on what the pan is made of, you could likely clean it and continue to use it and the ...
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Split pea soup won't soften. Any way to soften the peas without burning?

The reason your split peas are hard is that you added salt or stock to the water before they finished cooking. From your initial post, you say you've added something called "Spike seasoning". I'm ...
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Cleaning burnt beans stuck to pot?

You can either add a lot of vinegar (to get above the problem area) -- or you can try to displace the vinegar so you don't need as much. Find a smaller pot and fill it with water and set it in the ...
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My bread always burns

It's possible your oven thermometer is not calibrated. It's easy and cheap to buy a replacement thermometer instead of replacing the one internal to your oven. The Rubbermaid Commercial Stainless ...
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A lot of smoke when using induction stove with any recipe with oil

I usually set the temperature to 150-200oC Forget the temperature setting of your induction stove. If it has any sensor at all (some don't), it is a sensor below the plate, far away from your pan ...
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Cooking English Muffins Without Burning

After a discussion in chat with @FuzzyChef I decided that I was trying too hard to keep the dough dry. I wasn't using all of the milk (just a bit left over) and struggled a bit to get all the flour ...
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I burned some sweet potatoes in my new microwave- is the microwave ruined?

I think most people don't realize a microwave oven is just a radio transmitter. The cavity you put your food into is part of a tuned area for this transmitter. Instead of feeding the output of this ...
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Why does some mayonnaise burn when toasted?

With the exception of the water and salt, any of those ingredients will burn if you heat them hot enough. If you're seeing it more with a particular brand, though, and if it's happening at ...
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How to not burn the sugars in veggies when simmering in a dutch oven for a long time?

It sounds like either your heat is too high, or there is not enough liquid in your stew. If you can't reduce the flame, consider a heat diffuser.
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how to not get burned keto flour pancakes?

Give the pan longer to heat initially, but use a lower flame. It sounds like the temperature is still evening out on the first one & has settled subsequently. Alternatively, do the first as you ...
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How to stop spices burning when browning meat?

You've got a few options: slightly cooler can make a big difference (basically buying you time to keep things moving). or hotter can brown the meat faster if it's going to be cooked through in a ...
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how do you fix burnt gravy?

If it's just scorched on the bottom of the pan, and you haven't mixed the burnt material into the rest of the gravy, you can try just pouring the good gravy into another pan. If you've tried to stir ...
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Chicken: How to prevent spices/seasoning from burning on Pan?

Stoves vary greatly in their heat output. Cooks need to learn how their stove and pans respond together, and learn how to control the heat supplied to the ingredients you are cooking. If your ...
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Why is my microwave popcorn burned and undercooked at the same time?

Well if it is burning some of the popcorn I'd say that means it is going for too long or you are setting power too strong, otherwise it wouldn't burn. If there's still unpopped corn at the end, then ...
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Can I repair a pan where a spot on the bottom changed after staying too long on the burner?

From the way that picture looks, this is a sandwich-bottom pan with some thin kind of coating on the bottom. That coating seems to have come off. In that case, there is nothing you can do to make it ...
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How should I clean this pan?

The discoloration is from overheating the pan, not from stains. The actual metal has changed color through accidental tempering, so you won't be able to clean it off other than by grinding the metal ...
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query on how to prevent burning of dum

Keep the heat low. "Dum"ming the biryani is steaming it rather than cooking it with high heat. You'll also need to seal the container. Burning happens because of the lack of liquid and the high heat. ...
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