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Aluminum

Cooking with aluminum? Share your views on the best aluminum cookware, how to care for it, and where to buy it.

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White deposit on non-stick pan after steamed kale

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by borisabrams 24 days ago

hey, pretty self explanatory title. I put some baby kale in a nonstick pan, added a splash of water, covered it and when as soon as i took the unseasoned kale out the pan, i noticed there was this ...

Pre-seasoned Cast Iron for broiler

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by borisabrams 2 months ago

Hi there! So my new oven has a broiler and i am super excited to use it. I have never had one before and almost had an accident with a pyrex dish under the broiler! I was wondering if somet...

Aluminum pot is stained from boiling crab

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by laminatedbunny 3 months ago

I boiled a crab in an aluminum pot and now the sides of the pot are stained with a dark grime residue that I can't clean off. Why did that happen and is it still safe to use? What can I do to preve...

Aluminum pans and acidic foods

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by Citizen_Snips 7 years ago

I have read that you should avoid cooking or marinating acidic foods in aluminum cookware because the acids will react with the aluminum, causing the metal to leach into the food and the cookware t...

Guardian Service triangle pots, anyone?

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by jebaker 11 years ago

My mother recieved a set of 3 Guardian Service triangle pots for her birthday from her brother. The gift was recieved with many thanks but now we fid ourselves with a problem. What on earth do y...

Safe Use of Vintage Aluminum Cookware

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by JTPhilly 5 years ago

I have seen so many conflicting thoughts on this - from people who think food merely touching aluminum is too risky to contemplate to those who use it with abandon on the thought that ... Hey, you ...

CLUB aluminum pot--how to clean blackened exterior?

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by erica 8 years ago

I just bought a Club aluminum dutch oven for $2 at a yard sale. The price was so cheap probably because the exterior of the dappled metal had turned almost black with grime. I tried using EasyOf...

Baking sheet/tray recommendation

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by JohnLearnsToCook 1 year ago

I've been trying to find some really good 1/2 sheet baking sheets/trays (45cm x 33 cm or 18 inch x 13 inch), without much luck. A bit smaller is also okay, it doesn't have to be exactly a 1/2 shee...

Cookware Musings from the Peanut Gallery

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by Libranflight 9 months ago

I have not really been able to cook much for a while, I was working so many hours, but I have noticed when I do cook, that there are a lot of pieces I do not touch. My LC skillet is covered in d...

Feedback on your new Fissler/Paderno/Silga

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by damiano 2 years ago

A few of us here have recently jumped on deals on Fissler original profi, Paderno 1100 Grand Gourmet, and/or Silga Teknika pots and pans. Now that there are more people using these, I'm eager to le...

Italo Ottinetti Aluminum

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by Angelus2013 9 months ago

Does anyone have any experience with this Italian brand? I found three bare aluminum frying pans being sold at TJMaxx. Originally sold for about $20, they've been marked down to $15. They sure look...

Caja China vs. Caja Asadora???

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by kristabat 10 years ago

I'm trying to figure out if there's any huge difference between La Caja China and the cheaper La Caja Asadora (by Bene Casa). When comparing the largest Caja China to La Casa Asadora they seem com...

Tips on using disposable chafing dish

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by Beetlekat 15 years ago

I just purchased a disposable chafing dish at a party store. I plan to use it for a party we are having this weekend. Does anyone have any tips on using this? I have never used one before. It h...

Panasonic KY-MK3500 Induction Hob that accepts aluminum and copper Pots and Pans

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by drrayeye 1 year ago

high energy--IR temperature control--takes all metals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQjP3E8aB4A Buy one at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Commercial-KY-MK3500-Met-All-Induction-Cooktop/...

Zwilling Prime

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by am47 1 year ago

I'm curious whether anyone here has experience with Zwilling Prime cookware. All the pieces apart from skillets appear to have some of the best features of the Fissler Original Profi and Demeyere A...

What's the grey residue on my new aluminum muffin pan?

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by syb 9 years ago

I just bought an aluminum covered steel muffin pan made by Chicago Metallic. As I was greasing the tray with melted butter, I noticed my brush was turning grey. Then I tried to clean the pan with a...

Put the lid on while hot?

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by susanrdrgz 1 year ago

I used a Nordic Ware aluminum covered cake pan (aluminum lid) to make my baked beans in because I wanted to do them in my Breville Smart Oven Air, and it seemed like the best vessel for the amount ...

Bare Aluminum Cookware

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by Libranflight 2 years ago

What is the best thing to cook in bare aluminum? What is the worst, grated potatoes? Does it warp easy, and do I get it hot before adding fat or add fat and then heat up? Is there any reason to ...

Is it only aluminum wrapped baked potatoes that are at risk for botulism?

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by OctoberOrchid 1 year ago

Last night I baked a bunch of potatoes, some white and some sweet, and I left them in the oven over night. They were not wrapped in aluminum foil, I baked them on a cookie sheet covered with parch...

Salad Bar Idea

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by WINDELLA 1 year ago

I was thinking of using the colored chafing steam pans for a salad bar. I will add ice water instead of hot water. Is there anything in particular I shouldn't add to aluminum? These pans come in s...