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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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After the first 30 minutes of water thawing my 20 pound turkey, I discovered water had leaked into the wrapper. What can I do to save it?

It's not a problem that some water leaked into the bag. You could leave as is or remove the plastic altogether. This is not a safety issue or a quality issue. Temperature is the most important ...
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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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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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I put five times (1.25 cup vs 0.25 cup) the recipe's amount of water but the correct amount of oil into my brownie mix

As you added five times as much water as it needed, you really need to multiply everything else by 5 too. I'm not really sure I see an easy way out of this. You could try pouring onto a shallow tray &...
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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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Does simmering, boiling or roiling boiling water while cooking makes a difference?

My thinking is that once you hit 100C, adding more heat just makes you boild off water faster That's mostly correct. Water can't be heated past the boiling point (at least not for long). Simmering vs ...
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How do I make the dough for soup dumplings?

Using boiling water, which breaks down the gluten (as is used to great effect with choux pastry, and with some fluffy steamed buns) would not be a good idea here. For xiaolongbao you want thin, ...
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How to make distilled water?

Distilled water has the minerals, salts, and other impurities removed. To make it, you need to turn water into steam, then condense that steam by cooling it. That condensed steam is now distilled ...
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Why do my recipes say I have to pour boiling water over the mung bean sprouts?

Taking into account the clarifying comments, I suggest that the proposed boiling is intended to kill bacteria like E. coli that can cause food sickness, as the sprouting process has very favorable ...
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Can you use CO2 cartridges in a N2O dispenser?

To most reliable use the cream whipping bottle for carbonating beverages,it is totally possible AND it has some great advantages compared to regular "SodaStream"-makers. 1. You can carbonate ...
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