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A mixer with whisk attachment is generally a good substitute for a whisk. Both are used to integrate air into a mixture or combine the ingredients. If the recipe calls for a whisk and I have non at hand, I simply use a mixer. Overbeating shouldn't be much of a problem, if you stop as soon as everything is combined/airy enough. In case I don't have a mixer, ...


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First off, if you're living in a dorm room then you've signed a contract saying what you are and aren't allowed to do in that dorm room. Read it. It's very likely that it will include cooking as something you aren't allowed to do, and cooking appliances as something you aren't allowed to own whilst living in that room. The risk of fire from cooking ...


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Regardless of the (lack of) fire safety of that specific area, your room will have a smoke detector in it. Any time your cooking produces the slightest whiff of smoke, the entire building will be evacuated and the fire brigade automatically summoned. This will make you extremely unpopular and lead to disciplinary action from your university: cooking in your ...


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It wouldn't be unsafe to eat. But depending on the acid content of the food involved (tomato? lemon?) there might be enough iron leaching into it to change the taste. In addition, the seasoning on the pan might suffer from being exposed to much humidity. I'd use a different pan, like a pyrex or ceramic dish.


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The steam released by cooking the foods you mentioned, and boiling water outright, would probably damage the wood. Foil might prevent that, if you seal it completely (using some sort of moisture/heat resistant tape). However, that wouldn't eliminate the fire hazard from cooking in an enclosed wooden box--nothing short of adding a layer of fire-retardant ...


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It wouldn't be unsafe to eat, but the overnight storage would be bad for the seasoning on the cast iron. Depending, it could even result in you needing to reseason the pan from scratch. I suggest instead using a glass or ceramic baking dish.


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Took a fine mist water bottle and sprayed a couple shots into the empty coffee receptacle (mine is plastic from a Braun burr grinder). Grind like normal. NO STATIC ANYMORE. Only method that has ever worked. When I forget to do this, fly-away grinds all over counter.


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