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In addition to the lower heat capacity (see other answer), a main reason, quite counterintuitive, why plastics don't dry well is that they're hydrophobic. That's right: they keep water sticking to them because they're water repellent (but not completely water repellent). The reason for this strange behaviour is that any small amount of water on the surface ...


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I would rinse well with clear water. Allow to dry thoroughly, and then use as normal. There is a small chance that your pizza stone will impart a soap flavor to your pizza, but I would say that it is worth a couple of pizza cooks to determine if there is a long term problem. It's really not that much of a risk.


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Causes According to this article the problem seems mainly two fold, conductivity and thermal inertia (among other factors). During washing temperatures get relatively hot (depending on the particular program chosen) to promote sterilization and help with cleaning. Conductivity: Different utensils are made of different materials which will absorb this heat ...


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Melted and re-hardened sugar (including caramel) is very difficult to remove through mechanical action, but trivial to remove by soaking. Just pour in enough hot water to cover the sugar and wait an hour or so. (If oil was used, add some dish soap.) For a quicker turnaround, you can simmer the pot with the water on the stove; 10 minutes should be enough to ...


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By rinsing, you can only remove stuff from the surface and slightly below. You need to remove molecules which sit in the pores of the stone. Chemically, you are working against diffusion and adhesion. By washing with soap, you have deposited a number of molecules onto the stone surface, these have diffused into the numerous pores of the solid. Now, these ...


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I doubt that there's enough naphthalene deposited on the cutlery to give you severe poisoning, although it may taste bad. Based on the rat/mouse lethal doses, you would need to ingest ~50 gr of the stuff to die from it (of course, you would experience adverse effects at much smaller amounts). It seems like chronic exposure to naphthalene is where you really ...


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Rinse it thoroughly and just cook some dough on it to throw away (instead of a full pizza with all ingredients). I don't believe the soap will be that resilient to withstand rinse+heat+food on it. It is not designed for that.


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There are several variables that go into this so I may not touch one the one(s) you are facing but I will try. Some options to help in no particular order: Use a rinse aid. (This would be my first suggestion) Rinse aids are designed to coat dishes and then repel water. It makes drying a snap. The lack of splotching is secondary to me. Use the heat dry ...


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Heat the grill, like good and hot (I have used the hottest setting). Once it is hot, just scrape it down with a brush or wooden scraper. After that, let it "cook" for a few minutes. Once all that is done, I would say you are good to go.


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If you have a self cleaning oven, run the pizza stone though a cleaning cycle in the oven. The oven will heat up slowly enough to not cause thermal stress in heating. The oven locks for hours to allow for a long cool down cycle to avoid thermal stress when cooling. The stone was manufactured at much higher temperatures than you'll get in an oven. Then I'd ...


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Fruits are fairly easy to clean things off of, because they tend to have thick rinds and/or hard exteriors (apples, oranges, bananas, etc.); so pesticides sit on top, and we just have to wash them off. Baking soda and water will do that to some extent (plus rubbing, which is quite important!). Greens, though, don't have that kind of exterior. Pesticides ...


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Adding this answer to provide some (admittedly anecdotal) evidence: I currently own a knife that was given to me by someone else. The previous owner regularly put this knife in the dishwasher. It is not a cheap knife, but from a well-regarded consumer brand (Zwilling-Henckels) I would guess it is of medium to good quality. Two things have happened to this ...


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Chubbyemu keeps me up at a night too. But remember, when you're looking up case studies and very rare stories and situations, they will always be as crazy as possible. If people do get sick from clean containers, they would have used that as the basis for the story, not eating 5 day old pasta. Remember, the point of both internet clickbait stories and ...


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In the US, there are business called "sharpening services" that are dedicated to sharpening knives, saws, lawnmower blades, and other tools. You can probably find one in your area by searching google or yelp.


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This will be from an electrochemical reaction between the can (mostly iron I think) and the water and possibly the aluminum (a better chemist than me would be able to tell you). Aluminum has a fairly impermeable mono-molecular oxide layer on its surface (incidentally this is why you can color coke cans and the like; the color is in the oxide layer). The ...


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You have a couple of potential issues, one possibly dangerous, the other has to do with flavor/quality control. First, by not washing your cooking vessel, you leave the potential for bacterial growth. This would be especially true if there is some down time (even a couple of hours) between uses. The quality issue is that over time residual oil is going to ...


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That is an enameled cast iron pot. I often have the same issue and find that it fairly easily comes off using a green 3M nylon scrub, a little dish soap and some elbow grease. If necessary you can also apply some baking powder or Bar Keeper's Friend. It shouldn't take too much effort to get it off.


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A couple of things that might help help on this one: If your machine has a few dried pasta crumbs on it, just leave it out to dry and knock / pick the dried dough out with a brush or a chopstick. Don't worry too much about any crumbs of dried egg dough making you sick. You are going to boil whatever noodles you make for at least 3 minutes, aren't you? If ...


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Add the sugar at the very end. When heated the sugar turns into sticky caramel that then cooks onto the bottom of the pot. If you wait until the very end to add the sugar there is no time for this to happen. One the food is ready add the sugar, give it a quick stir to incorporate, and serve. Note: Usually the residual steam coming off the food will ...


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The same issue exists with paint cans: the trough in the rim fills up with paint. Solution there: bang two or three nail holes in the trough so the paint can drain back into the can. The lid will cover the nail holes when replaced. This should work for syrup too.


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Try washing or changing the kitchen curtains, towels, pillows on the chairs, and any other porous material that was in the kitchen. The material has absorbed the smell and it will not go away unless you use soap and water. I would even consider scrubbing the wall just in case from the fumes. Don't cover smells with other scents, that doesn't solve the issue.


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Why not try a vacuum cleaner, rub a bit of mild disinfectant on the nozzle keep a little way from the machine. It will certainly lift all the loose flour/semolina around the base of the machine Set the rollers to their widest setting, hold the tube close to the rollers and as you crank the machine it should also remove all the gunk. Inspect, and if you ...


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Boiling can take care of any bacterial contaminants. But boiled dirt still tastes like dirt. And boiled pesticides are probably still not good for you.


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Like in all things: IT DEPENDS and always try to buy the freshest seafood as possible and consume ASAP. Fish, depending on the fishmonger, sometimes I will rinse a whole fish it if there is blood or innards still in there; I will make certain after to dry it out completely before using. For filets and portioned fish or shelled shrimps, no, i will only dry ...


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Personally I just use hot water and soap. Generally bacteria don't last long on surfaces that have been thoroughly cleaned with soap and dried. Also, if you're using a wooden cutting board once it's dry 99.9% of any bacteria on there will be dead. If you're concerned about this though this review recommends: Keep the sponge away from raw meat. "If you're ...


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Try oven cleaner spray, let it sit for 30min. Wipe off and clean with water. A razor blade scrape might also be tried if its charcoal burnt in.


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You can usually scrub it off with steel/copper wool or some other soft abrasive. You're likely just burning off stuff that got stuck on it. Honestly, if its not flecking off with your finger, you can just cook with it. avoid water however


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Given you're going with BKF for the cleaning, I'd recommend the specific cookware formulation - https://www.barkeepersfriend.com/cleaning-products/cookware-cleanser-polish/


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Rinsing tea is normal in a ceremonial preparation of tea. There can be several reasons for rinsing: To wake up the leaves: Especially with tightly rolled teas, the infusion is more optimal when you let them unfurl a bit during a short rinse. Remove unpleasant flavor on the surface: With some roasted oolong teas or pile fermented teas, the earthy or smokey ...


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One of the easiest methods (for washing produce) is to fill a clean sink a clorox water wash (~1tsp clorox per gallon of water). As for leafy items (like Cilantro and leaf lettuce), swishing it around in the water wash should be sufficient to rinse any sand or silt while exposing those produce items to the sanitizing agent. This method is economical (bleach ...


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