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Why is the Gastronorm system based on 530 × 325mm?

Only a partial answer but I don‘t think it is a comment only. I didn‘t find any hard facts about the reason for the norm. According to the history section of the Schweizer Verband für Spital-, Heim- ...
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Do I need a bread maker?

There's already a bunch of good answers here. But here's mine: Short answer: No, not at all. But it is super-super convenient. We use a bread maker to produce a single loaf of our "plain" ...
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Why is the Gastronorm system based on 530 × 325mm?

I can't find direct citation of this anywhere on the internet, but my working hypothesis is that the 530x325mm size was based on a pre-existing commonly used food service pan, possibly by the ...
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What is the purpose of this microwave platter with outer ring for water?

Looks like it might be part of a microwave steamer. It looks a bit shallow, but it seems to be the lower plate where water pools before cooking, and may be part of a several peace set that can be ...
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How to measure 4tbsp of corriander

Tablespoons are a volume measurement, rather than a weight. However, it's pretty easy to convert. You can get into the ballpark, and perhaps even closer than that by using a website like this to ...
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How to measure 4tbsp of corriander

It’s possible that the recipe is intending for you to use dried herbs, which are easier to measure by volume than fresh herbs. If so, it’s an important distinction to make because dried herbs will be ...
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Sheet pan/baking tray convention outside the US?

There are a number of typical sizes for common sheet pans used for baking: France: 400 x 600 mm UK: 460 x 760 mm US: 330 x 460 mm (13" x 18") GN 2/1: 530 x 650 mm GN 1/1: 530 × 325 mm GN is ...
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