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Best way to deal with drying dishware to minimize hazards?

The only important part here is to not seal water in the container. You can either let it air dry, or use a clean cloth to dry it. If you have a problem with your dishes and glasses having a white ...
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Best way to deal with drying dishware to minimize hazards?

Frame challenge: It sounds like you expect hazardous bacteria or other contaminants to form on your dishes if you expose the inside of the glass bowl to the environment (like air or a kitchen towel). ...
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Best way to deal with drying dishware to minimize hazards?

Bacteria and molds need 3 things in the right amount to thrive: nutrients water temperature If you don't let water go away from the surface, you are just relying on the lack of nutrients, which won'...
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Are non-glazed or matte glazed clay mugs safe for containing hot drinks? [video included]

Potter here, weighing in at Stephie's request. What we see on video is sufficient to determine that the mugs are not vitrified ceramics. Vitrified means that the clay has been fired to a temperature ...
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Why wouldn't a cast iron pot rust/corrode if I cook liquids in it?

It's actually pretty unlikely that a well-seasoned cast iron pot would rust just because you stored soup in it for 48 hours, unless the soup was highly acidic. However, there's two reasons why it's a ...
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Are non-glazed or matte glazed clay mugs safe for containing hot drinks? [video included]

Your video shows that the clay is not waterproof. This means liquid will be absorbed into the clay, which then can harbor mold and bacteria and contaminate food at a later time. This is why unglazed ...
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Why wouldn't a cast iron pot rust/corrode if I cook liquids in it?

It isn't so much the temperature, but the duration. Consider what you do with stubbornly dirty pots and pans - you soak them. When you leave them full of water, it works its way into the deposits, ...
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Why does my IKEA pasta pan take so long to cook pasta?

To me, this sounds like you are using an induction hob which isn't putting in enough power to reach and maintain temperature. My guess would be it is only reaching a simmer then briefly cooling in ...
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How important is material thickness in really large cooking pots?

If the difference between the two is just the wall thickness, with the bottom thickness being more-or-less the same, then what you're concerned with here is durability, and the ability to move the pot....
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Is a stainless steel stain in a pressure cooker safe?

From the surface looks of your container, this looks more like aluminum than stainless steel. Aluminum pretty much always gets this kind of discoloration with use. I don't know what causes it, but I ...
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Tramontina lid stuck to pot

So this just happened to us. I found this site and learned it was a vacuum problem. So I used a small blade screwdriver to pry the rubber seal away from the glass at one point. Voila! Vacuum broken, ...
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Why does my IKEA pasta pan take so long to cook pasta?

Edited to add: based on comments. This addition is based on tests that @Greybeard (the question asker) performed.: It appears that the issue is something to do with the pan itself. The pan appears to ...
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Why does my IKEA pasta pan take so long to cook pasta?

Ok thanks to gnicko, who has corrected me and said that the OP didn’t use an induction hob days ago, but gas. I will change my answer and ask a question. Does your ikea pot have the sandwiched metal ...
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