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Science
Cooking Equipment

Why is the pan handle made of plastic?

Because the plastic is the poorest conductor of heat (That means it doesn't heat up when it touches something that's hot). Metal is a great conductor of heat though, so if the handle were made of metal we would burn our hand whenever we touch the handle.

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Knives

Why should knives be stored safely?

SO THEY DONT GO ALL TOY STORY ON US. SORRY ABOUT THE CAPITAL LOCK MY STUPID ADULT SON WONT TELL ME HOW TO TURN THE DARN THING OFF. PEACE AND LOVE BROTHERS.

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Food & Cooking
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Switzerland

What Traditional cooking methods and utensils are used in Switzerland?

There have been many utensils used....these statistics could not match the following results, to interpret the given data that use this required attoinment, the following characteristics....

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Cooking Equipment
Hand Tools
Knives

What is a pommel on a knife?

It is a cap, usually metal, on the end of the handle. The end AWAY from the blade.

On top of this previous answer, the pommel is a design seen since swords (and daggers) were first made of bronze. In their simplest form, they can be used to lock a blade into the handle by method of securing the blade's tang (the rod/slice coming out of the exposed blade through the handle), making the knife as a whole more durable.

Pommels offer the counterbalance to blades which might be larger and heavier such as Arming Swords, in order to improve the handling. Although knives and daggers do not need as much counterbalance as swords, they can still benefit from a point of balance that is about an inch or two from the hilt, this allows for even a heavier grade dagger to feel lighter than it might do if it was weighted towards the blade, despite the actual weight remaining the same.

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What is the best panini grill brand?

Cuisinart panini grills are rated the best, with Breville panini makers a close second. In fact, the Breville Ikon panini maker was an Oprah's Favorite Things in 2007.

Right now, the Cuisinart GR-4 is one of the best and most cost effective panini makers on the market, and one of the best selling.

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Definitions

What does black the stove mean?

in olen days, people used wood fired stoves to cook their meals. there was a special substance like paint or polish that turned the metal black again. the color burned off while cooking so had to be renewed occasionally.

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History, Politics & Society
Cooking Equipment

What utensil is used with branding iron chili?

I read the old chuckwagon cooks would get the branding irons hot & use them to stir the chili & cook it faster at the same time.

I don't have any official source. This is just what I read.

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Waste and Recycling
Cooking Equipment
Cooking Techniques
Frying and Sauteeing Foods

Can you reuse oil after frying shrimp?

You can reuse oil after frying anything, but its generally not recommended. You should try to use oil only once, if you can. Reheating oil actually causes it to release toxins, they're not good for you, so you should try to avoid this if you can.

Ans 2 - You can re-use oil adequately if it hasn't been burned. I generally put my oil through a paper coffee filter after each use. This will give you 7-10 more uses before it's useless.

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Camping

Where can you purchase Coleman fluid?

Lots of places sell Coleman fluid. Check your local stores such as Walmart, WinCo, Target, etc.

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Do foods cook faster in the oven covered or uncovered?

it depends what food it is, like garlic bread it will burn in no time if you dont cover it!

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Cooking Techniques
Frying and Sauteeing Foods

Why mix butter with oil for frying?

If you are lucky enough to have access to, or know how to make, clarified butter, this isn't necessary, because the clarification process removes the milk solids in the butter. Otherwise, you mix the two because the oil helps keep the butter from browning too soon. Regular unclarified butter will brown because it contains milk solids that brown, the oil helps prevent that.

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What are tines of a fork?

tines are the little fingers/spokes that come from the top of the fork, the tines are the parts you stab food with to pick it up.

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Can you cook a prime rib in an electric roaster?

Yes you can. I put it at 350 for about 12 minutes a pound. Take it out at about 125 internal and in let it sit 10 minutes for med rare. Don't leave it for too long as it will continue to cook for aas long as it's hot.

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Is microwave safe ceramic dish safe in oven?

No. there is a large temperature difference. Use a glass pan.

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Food & Cooking
Cooking Equipment

Why should you not boil an empty kettle?

Because if there is nothing in it then it cant boil!

The kettle will warp and not sit squarely on the burner and it might cause the finish or interior to heat up and smell horrible. Do it often enough or long enough and it'll be ruined.

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Food Science

Could you boil an egg in a kettle?

An egg can be boiled in any container in which water can be heated to boiling point, except for plastics, which give off toxic chemicals, and materials that may melt.

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Cooking Equipment

Is there a pizza oven that does not require a hood system?

Well, those new little roundy round home pizza cookers don't need

a hood, buy they're only good for up to a 12" pizza.

Any commercial pizza oven that I know of, will require

a ventilation hood. Many areas will also require a fire

suppression system.

You're talking about a big investment.

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Toys
Cooking Equipment
Electromagnetic Radiation

How does infrared cook food?

IR is heat in the form of electromagnetic radiation. The IR is absorbed by the food causing it to become hotter, eventually becoming cooked (or finally burning).

The Easy-Bake oven toy uses mostly the IR emitted from a 100W lightbulb to bake its small thin "cakes".

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Baking
Cooking Equipment
Breads

What is better dough kneader or dough mixer?

Both appliances provide equally satisfactory results when used properly.

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Food & Cooking
Cooking Equipment

What to use instead of a souffle pan?

any deep casserole dish or similar pan, or a souffle batter could be split into smaller custard cups to make individual servings. The important thing is that the dish be fairly deep (a shallow pan will not provide enough support for rising) and that the sides be quite straight.

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Business Plans
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Angus Cattle

How can you find restaurants that are going out of business and selling their equipment?

Go to your local newspaper, and search for the right place for you or use your local craiglist.

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Food & Cooking
Cooking Equipment

What country were toasters first made in?

Visit the Toaster Museum. It's online.

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Food & Cooking
Cooking Equipment

What are biscuit tins made from?

I think tin is a type of metal.

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Cooking Equipment

Can a roasting tray be put on an electric hob?

yes as i have tried it

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Why won't my Ge spectra oven light?

It is probably the ignitor. The ignitor has to stay on long enough and reach a certain temperature in order for the gas to flow and be lit....

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