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The culinary arts require many tools to assist in the preparation of delectable food products. Whether your question is about equipment, appliances, or utensils, this is the place to ask it.
No. Well, I own a Panasonic convection micro combo- given to me without the original users instructions. I reheated one of those white paper Asian food carry-out containers that are stapled on the sides (metal staples) for 1 minute and the container was absolutely fine. Now I don't know about large…
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It would be very strange if moving from 50hz to 60 hz would cause a problem but beware. When a transformer like the one powering a tube in a microwave oven is designed for 60hz is then run at 50hz it may run to hot. generally you can go 10hz higher with little safety concern but if its designed for…
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for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service.     NO because THIS IS NOT SAFE!   <><><>If the 240 Volt range outlet is no longer supplying power to any range or kitchen stove, then it might be possible, but only a licensed electrician c…
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For USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz supply service. It is best to install a new 120 volt branch circuit for the gas stove using properly sized cable and breaker and the correct type of GFCI-protected 120 volt socket outlet for use in a kitchen area. <><><> As the existi…
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All microwave-safe cookware can be washed in the dishwasher, but follow manufacturer's label or guide instructions on where to place it--top rack only, or either rack. Or wash by hand in regular mild dishwashing liquid. Never use heavy duty mesh cleaners. If food remains after washing, use a plastic…
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Check out Mission Restaurant Supply. They stock a few steak weights and other food presses. Here's a link: http://www.missionrs.com/presses-weights.html   You dont have to use a weight you can use a pan or just dont use anything just cook an both side but you can get one at any food supplys …
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No, a stock pot is a large, deep, straight-sided pot for preparing stocks and simmering large quantities of liquid on the stove top. A Dutch oven is shorter, thick-walled (usually cast iron) pot with a tight fitting lid. Commonly referred to as a 'camp oven', it is meant for braising or slow-cooking…
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Go to your local newspaper, and search for the right place for you or use your local craiglist.
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Yes it does rust.Ductile iron has better corrosion resistance than gray cast iron. Some alloy cast iron has better corrosion reisistance. However, any cast iron will rust without any surface treatment.There are many types of surface treatments that can pretect iron castings from rust, such as primer…
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I would caution that vinegar is an acid and could pit your silver teapot, especially if it is silverplated. I've used vinegar with porcelain teacups and pots but only if it really needed it cause vinegar etches the finish making stains penetrate more easily next time. Rinsing out soon after use is a…
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Answer The white stuff is actually the impurities frozen in the water. Pure water freezes clear. Answer Simply, air inside the liquid water becomes visible as water freezes. As water freezes, the bonds between the water molecules strengthen, causing the ice to harden. Tiny natural air bubb…
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For home cooking, three basic knives will cover 99% of the cutting. 1) Chef's knife or its Japanese cousin Gyuto, come in various length 6-12". Length preference depends on the user. 2) 3-4" long paring knife, for small delicate items, peeling and paring. 3) 8-12" long serrated bread knife. Obvi…
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Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service. The plain answer is that you can't! There is no 110 Volt application I can think of that would have a heavy enough [large gauge] wire at the point you want to convert it that would service a 220 Volt oven. Ask a license…
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The best answer (with just a bit of technical stuff) Ask around to find out if using metal in a microwave is okay, and the answer is often a no. A no is a safe answer, and that's for sure. There are instances where metal is absolutely to be avoided, and there are also times when a bit of foil greatl…
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Answers for USA, Canada and countries using similar 60Hz mains suppliesEasy answer: can you plug a toaster into this outlet? If you CAN, it is only for a 120 volts and not suitable to supply power to your 240 volts stove. <><><> Since you needed to ask this question here, the bes…
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From personal experience, I would definitely say the inexpensive line put out by Corelle. I bought service for 8 sixteen years ago, and I still have them all! Boy, am I tired of that pattern.Between Bisque, Porcelain and Stoneware dishes, Stoneware is the most durable and the reason is because it is…
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Yes un-coated steel pots will stick if you are not careful. Use a small amount of oil or grease to keep the food from sticking, or use Teflon coated pans instead. Its also helpful in addition to the oil to leave your meat be when you first put it in the pan. Allowing your meat to caramelize or …
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The brand is viking. The website for Paula Deen says it's a Sub-Zero, model 601 R/O. Not sure what the '/O' means. The R means it's all refrigerator (no freezer). If it has a glass door it's an RG.
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Answer How large? Amazon, Overstock.com, Bed, Bath and Beyond all sell Pyrex and you may find what you need on their web site. Or you could Google Pyrex (made by Corning) for other retailers. Pyrex is a special tempered glass that can withstand a lot of heat, so it is used for cooking. Pyrex bran…
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I would say it is impossible as they work completely differently. For one thing there are no burner holes for gas on an electric stove! The control dials will have to be changed too. I just think it would not look very good sitting in a kitchen anywhere after it has been converted from one to the o…
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Answer No, but you can put it in the microwave. ANSWER Yes, you can buy a plastic tube pan in the oven. You can buy it at the cookware shop
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Answer This does not sound like a problem with your cable modem (unless it is integrated with a router), but with your wireless router. Microwave ovens emit radio waves in the gigahertz range. These waves interfere with the transmission of the wireless router on the 2.4 GHz or 5 Ghz range. Ther…
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Bacteria and Wood Utensils Answer This is a commonly-held belief. Supposedly, sanitation of wooden spoons and cutting boards can be problematic because bacteria get into the pores of the wood. However, in practice, this is not a major difficulty if the spoon is washed and dried properly betwee…
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Installation of gas appliances is not a D-I-Y job and if you have not been trained and licensed it is very dangerous to attempt to do this kind of installation work yourself. In many countries of the world it is illegal to work on gas appliances unless you are a trained and licensed gas fitter.
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In 1748 William Cullen demostrated artificial refrigeration for the first time, at Glasgow university. This discovery was however not put to pratical use.In 1823, Michael Faraday learned how to change ammonia vapor to a liquid by compressing it ad the liquid is allowed to evaporate this process we h…
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Answer Radar was invented early in WW2. After discovering Radar they observed that birds getting too close to the transmitter were cooked. That property of radar was not implemented for a while because it was so expensive to create the electronics and because the electronics were so large. As tra…
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Porcelain is actually used in too general a way to simply say yes. Actually, thinner, decorative porcelain can't go in the oven. Only stoneware or porcelain specifically made for the purpose can. The best advice is to look at the label or for a stamp on the underside.
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Video: How do you sharpen knives? Sharpening Knives To sharpen a good quality steel knife that is new, use high quality (diamond if you can afford it) knife sharpening steel. A few strokes every time before you use it and if you are doing a lot of cutting, during use, will keep the knife razor sharp…
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You've gotta have the special "key"... You can use a "torx" screwdriver. I forget which size exactly, but they are commonly available, and much less expensive than the "key".
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Answer You can let Williams-Sonoma supply that information to you. And below you'll find a link to their home page. At the very top toward the right is the link to their store locator page. Simple and easy, compliments of WikiAnswers.
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Someone was hungry for some burnt toast and tried heating it up but burnt it and made toaster :)
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Shivani Shama has invented the microwave
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The design of the household fridge is based around two things that you will have experienced. 1. If you wet your skin then after a short time your skin will feel cold. This is because when a liquid evaporates it absorbs heat from its surroundings. 2. When you pump up the tire on a bicycle the pump…
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Percy LeBaron Spencer is regarded as the inventor of the microwave oven. Spencer worked as an engineer with the Raytheon company, which was a company that developed defence and industrial equipment. The story goes that the concept of the microwave was discovered by accident while Spencer was experim…
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When it comes to old stuff, Sears is pretty good about being able to track down parts, owner's manuals and other such things. They have a web site, and a toll-free number to help you with stuff like this. Give them a click or a shout. A link is provided.<><><> The easiest way (thi…
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like an electric skillet It's much like an electric skillet or an electric teapot, you can plug it in. Most woks use heat from a gas stove or an electric sotve and they have a ring to balance to wok on. An electric was has a built in heating unit and doesn't need an external heating source. Elect…
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The general answer is that the electric motor makes it go. Electricity is converted to mechanical energy by the motor, and the power is transferred through gears (to correct speed) and coupled to the mixing head or to the mixer blade shafts.
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Answer It's a big butchers knife, used much the same way as a small hatchet, to cut through meat.
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Do not microwave melamine. It will absorb the radiation and heat the bowl, plate, etc. and not the food. If it gets hot enough the melamine can become unstable creating bubbles or a break down in structure. Melamine resin will not melt and does have flame retardant properties making it great for man…
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No. Glass is an insulator and generally microwave safe. Use a low power setting to avoid burning your milk. However: - Glass that has any metal on it or foil labels will cause sparking and should not be used in a microwave. - Older glass or any crystal that is faceted, or that contains lead will …
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Depending on how often you use it, you will need to descale it every few months. Make a solution of one part vinegar and 3 parts water. Run it through the machine. Then run two cycles of clean water. You can make a solution with more vinegar if there's quite a bit of mineral build-up, but keep in m…
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They are traditionally called corn bread pans and are made out of cast iron. There are several different varieties available at Amazon.com under the search cornbread pan. I will include a link to one of them below.
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Answer Corian is the registered trademark of the DuPont company. It is a countertop made of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate. The pattern and color on the top of the countertop is continued throughout the thickness. This allows any scratches or stains to be removed with sandpaper. ~http://…
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Answer As opposed to granite countertops, any scratches or burn marks can easily be sanded out. Countertops made of Corian can be made to look completely seemless with out cracks that would normally collect water and dirt. See Related Links See the Related Links for "Dupont: Corian"
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Crompton and Co. invented the first electric toaster in Britain in 1893. It was later introduced in the USA in 1909.The first toaster was intvented in 1893, however it was common to toast bread in roman times. It was reinvented in 1912.The toster was invented in 1921
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Answer : HOW TO CUT A HOLE IN THE EGGThere are 2 ways you can use a knife to lightly tap the eggshell to remove it. #1: Hold the egg with your fingers, #2: pick up knife, #3: use the side of knife with no teeth and gently tap the egg at your 1/2 way point of the egg, it should start a cirular patter…
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Hoover introduced two new vacuum cleaners in 1963. They were the Dial-A-Matic and The Portable and they were both considered to be the first upright vacuum cleaner.
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Answer It really depends on what the discoloration is. Since the inside of most stainless steel pans is plenty scratched already, you can safely use a green Scotch-Brite pad to polish the inside of the pan. For burnt on food, simply heat a mixture of water, automatic dishwasher detergent (powdere…
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it is old denomination for spheroid cast iron, see below for actual denominations:EN-GJS-400-15 (EN/NF)0.7040 (DIN)1083/400-12 (ISO)FGS 400-15 is Franch ductile iron grade. It is equal to Germany grade EN-GJS-400-15. As for the detail properties and requirements to this material, please refer to the…
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where we can toast breads...
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What is a trivet? What is a trivet? A metal stand with short feet, used under a hot dish on a table. A three legged stand made of metal, used for supporting cooking [Middle English trevet, stand for cooking vessels, from Old English trefet, probably alteration (influenced by Old English th…
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The Microwave was invented by Percy L. Spencer in 1985.
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Many minors like to work in restaurants as one of their first jobs. As with all jobs though, there are certain guidelines young workers and those who hire them must abide by. A minor under the age of 16 cannot operate a deep fat fryer in a restaurant.
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A spatula is basically a flipper; you would use it for flipping things like eggs, French toast, or anything else that you need to turn over while essentially maintaining its flatness. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A…
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A microwave oven heats food in a process called dielectric heating. The molecules in the food, primarily water molecules, are polar molecules - meaning they have both a positive and a negative pole due to the distribution of positive and negative charges on the atoms. When they are subjected to micr…
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in ancient time the people use ice and snow to preserve the food. Then they think about a machine to cool the food . this leads to the invention of refrigerator.
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The first refrigeration machine was introduced by Oliver Evans in 1805. The first practical refrigerator was build by Jacob Perkins in 1834.
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The oven was invented in the stone age; exactly when and where is unknown. The first stove-oven was invented by Robert Yeaman in 1345.
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A scraper is a spatula and a multipurpose kitchen utensil used to scrape out bowls, and mix things like cake mixes. Also used for folding soft ingredients into a mix and spreading soft toppings like whipped creams and frosting's. Typically these are rubber headed with a radius to match the shape of …
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We have a newer 2005 installation of Whirpool microwave, and it was held by a knob or hook. The hook is held by a lever. The lever is inside the hood assembly. Pull the lever , TIP move the oven entirely. as it is easier to slip inside and hold the microwave on your shoulders.Pull the lever and then…
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A Swiss Army knife. I have carried one for over 40 years now. I use the screwdriver at least as much as the knife and it is no larger than a knife with only a cutting blade. A Swiss Pocket knife is the best tool you would you can use for everyday carry and it is perfect as a tool for self defence …
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Answer if you have a self cleaning oven put the grates inside while the oven is cleaning. sometimes you have to set the oven to clean longer but it works great. leave the racks in the oven and place the grates on them. you can also place the metal burners in as well.
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History of baking The History of Baking First Baking Course Ever Find Some Grain, a Mortar, and a Pestle Way back in the year 8,000 B.C., some clever dudes in Egypt started crushing grain with a mortar and pestle. You can bet they were surprised when after a few twists and grinds, a German chocola…
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Buy the things on the "Things You'll Need" part of the page. Place the chargers on the table, then put the plates on top of each. Fold the napkin lengthwise, and loop through the ring. Place it in the middle of each plate. Place the forks on the left side of the plate. The salad fork should be t…
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Running a microwave oven with metal in it will result in the reflection of the microwave energy off the metal. There is an exception, and that's the problem. Let's look at that.If metal in a microwave is in a certain shape, that is, if it has a certain geometry, it can act as a microwave antenna. It…
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You might try this site: http://www.fantes.com/jars.htmlor this one has many more sizes to choose from rubberagemfg.com
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There's a great infomercial for this product that can be found by following the link below.
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You unscrew the front bolts (two) and the rear bolts (two) with a hex head or Allen wrench key
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Answer A conventional oven projects heat onto an object, warming it by passing the heat into the object from the heating elements. If the oven is turned off, the heat remains built up in the oven and the object will continue to cook until the heat has been dissipated. A microwave oven vibrates…
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Old Dutch Copper Pans are manufactured by the Old Dutch International Company. They are located in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.
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Cameron Baker
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The most quiet dishwasher in the local retail market is a Bosch, going as low as 40dba. However, Bosch is a German-designed dishwasher, which means some cookware may be difficult to fit because of the units design and interior size. There are some good kitchenaids out there that go as low as 41dba, …
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aluminum foil, or tinfoil, sure. it will get hot though.
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ANSWER: Yes. Porcelain is a heat-resistant material, and a well-made cup or bowl shouldn't have problems in the microwave. Take a look at the glaze on your bowl too: if it doesn't have any cracks, it shouldn't leach material from the glaze into your food when you heat it, and it might not have as m…
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The main baking equipment is a good oven that heats eavenly and maintains temp. A stand mixer is nice to have but not really needed. Baking pans that are not bent and dented are needed.
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Answer Was used to help colonists to fry items in the fireplace with out having to stand and hold the pan. A spider is a mesh "dipper" for separating food from the liquid, normally hot oil.
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Answer A convection and microwave combination oven is an appliance that combines the functions of both units in just one piece of equipment. This appliance will look much like a microwave oven, but will have conventional resistance (electric) heating elements in it as well as the little fan to pr…
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Garten's Juicer Ina Garten uses a Braun Citromatic juicer.
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There are not many knife makers using ceramics to begin with. Most notable are Boker(Germany) and Kyocera(Japan). They have been experimenting with ceramics fora while and some of the results are good. Boker makes traditional folding knives and kitchen knives using ceramics, while Kyocera makes ki…
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Percy L. Spencer in 1985
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Half cup of Biz and an inch or two of water in your pot and cover and simmer for about an hour. This works well on range-top burner pans too. Learned this trick from my sister-in-law's housekeeper.
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Answer yes it is. avoid going from very hot to very cold. use a potholder to put hot under pyrex on counter
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Answer:Because the wood would burn up from the heat.
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A refrigerator is a mechanical device use to keep perishable food and drinks cold
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Steel itself is made by humans, so is stainless steel.
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It actually means this. Technology used in the kitchen, and appliances.
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To sanitize anything, you must either clean it with chemicals or immerse it in very hot water for a long period of time. To remove physical debris, soak it in warm water and then run high pressure water through it.
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The toaster, was invented to warm up/bake breads and other grains. As a better way to make toast! Previously bread was held over a fire to toast it. But as technology advanced toasters became possible, and in 1872 the first ever one was invented by Maddy Kennedy.
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An oven roaster is a very useful tool in the kitchen. It can be used to roast various meats or cook meats such as lamb.
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The best way to remove non stick coating from glass is to use a dish soap that cuts grease. Put the soap on a sponge and wash the glass. The spray should come off pretty easily.
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A glass of ice can be put in a microwave and the unit used to melt the ice and even boil the water. Microwaves act on the hydrogen-oxygen bonds in the water molecule. And just because the water has changed state from liquid to solid doesn't mean the bonds will not be affected by the microwave energy…
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You can describe a heat resistant glass for cooking vessels by saying that it does not break under high temperatures. This is because it is made with a chemical element called boron. Pyrex is an example of heat resistant glassware.
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go to the sears website and find the link to parts and enter your model number there and I'll bring up the manual.
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A fettling knife is used to finish pottery by removing defects present in ceramics after casting. It comes from the Middle English word 'fetle' which meant to shape or prepare.
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Answer for Culinary Forks:The earliest example of fork as utensils is from ancient China. Bone forks were found at a burial site of Qijia culture (2400-1900 BC). They were also found in Shang Dynasty (1600-1050 BC) burial sites as well as subsequent dynasties. Chopsticks were invented much later and…
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what helped me when i started using blender 3d is looking for videos on youtube. the most helpful videos are by super3boy blender tutorials. one quick thing i can help you with is... to rotate your view and look around hold down the middle mouse button and move the mouse around. if you don't have t…
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You can put anything in an oven that can fit in it. Whether or not it is safe to do so is another thing.
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Plates do not have a specific group name. The dinnerware is categorized by the function such as a salad plate.
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Laser thermometers are actually just infrared thermometers. The laser is actually just there to make the thermometer easier to aim.
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