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So does coconut oil go bad? Can coconut oil expire?  The answer is it depends on the following factors... 100% pure coconut oil won’t go bad for a long time at least, and some people make the mistake of throwing coconut oil out just because it solidifies or liquifies. Coconut

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I am absolutely addicted to eating ramen to the point of being obsessed by it and it dates back to the time I visited Japan and saw how imbedded in the Japanese culture it was.It's not just a cheap dish they eat but a way of life and the endless

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You'd probably assume that because Starbucks cups hold burning hot liquids it's safe to reheat Starbucks cups in the microwave, right? Not so fast... While these cups are very effective, it is worth noting that Starbucks cups say do no microwave. In this post, we discuss the question is it

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Food safety has been on the top of everyone mind due to the increase in awareness of health issues that we now know about from using the wrong materials in microwaves. There has always been the concern that heating up plastic might cause cancer and hence it is very dangerous.

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French fries taste good provided that they are fresh and crispy. Any leftovers fries usually get soggy soon, and as a result, they lose their flavour. This typically means that the fries have to be thrown away. Luckily, there are several steps that you can follow to reheat your fries

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It is much easier and faster to melt your cheese in the microwave than on a stove and melting cheese on toast in the microwave is not unhealthy since the cheese is a dairy product.  Ensure to use low heat to avoid the burning of the cheese, or you can

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Ramen makes a simple and delicious base for loads of dishes, and this store cupboard staple can even be cooked super speedily in the microwave too.Here is your step-by-step guide as to how to cook ramen in the microwave...DISCLOSURE: CrumbKitchen.com is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on

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Yes, when used correctly, paper towels are safe in the microwave.However, you need to ensure you do it properly...The microwave works by vibrating water molecules at high frequencies and warming the entire contents of the bowl, jug or container.On the other hand, a paper towel is used to clean up

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There are many warnings out there about plastic and microwave. No wonder you may be confused about what to put in the microwave and what not to. So can you put a plastic bag in the microwave?  Most plastics that are safe for the microwave will come with a symbol

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While Styrofoam or polystyrene foam containers do an amazing job in protecting your foods in the refrigerator, these containers are not made to withstand the microwave.  So no, you cannot microwave Styrofoam. Since they are plastic, the foam may melt inside your microwave, which means chemicals will be released into

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Ziploc is one of the best reliable plastic bags available in the market. It has a secure locking that guarantees that the product stays hygienic and free from damage.This also averts impurities such as dampness, dust, and filth.If you have spent some of your time in the kitchen you will

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Wax paper is a useful item in the kitchen as it is a good alternative to plastic cling wrap when wrapping up food to go. But some people are in a dilemma on whether or not the wax paper should be put in a microwave. Here's the deal... The USDA

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Tupperware has tested all their products to see which ones are microwave safe. Tupperware products are chiefly made of plastic, but not all Tupperware products are microwave safe. There are Tupperware products that are microwave safe. Microwave Tupperware has a microwave-safe symbol at the bottom of the container. Tupperware containers

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Saran wrap, also known as plastic wrap or cling film, is used to cover food and protect it from contamination. It is usually made from plastic and is one of the most effective items to have in the kitchen.  You can use it to cover foods in bowls or dishes

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Pyrex is a reputable brand and is known for making high-quality kitchenware. They usually have a high resistance to heat hence very ideal for microwaving.  Pyrex glassware is a common feature in most kitchens. It is often used for cooking, baking, and reheating food in ovens.  But is it really

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Yes, you can typically microwave parchment paper but only if you have the right type of parchment paper which is suitable for cooking which I discuss further down this page.  Parchment paper is simply a silicone-covered paper which the pulp that makes the material goes through a process in sulfuric

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So can you microwave paper plates?  It depends. Many paper plates can be microwaved but it depends on the kind of paper used.  You should not risk a fire hazard by using paper plates that can easily catch fire. Sure, you'll probably get away with quickly reheating a slice of

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Coffee cups are a great way to carry your coffee to-go but if you're busy, driving, or just distracted you may forget about it and it will become cold. So re-heating it in the microwave seems like the obvious option. But is it safe to microwave coffee cups? It seems

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With increasing health concerns about the inappropriate use of microwaves, people are now more conscious about the materials they use in a microwave. While you might just reheat your food in whatever container it's currently in you should check the containers properties first. Here's why... It can end up producing

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When your tea and coffee go cold, you will probably try to reheat them by putting them in the microwave.  However, if the cup is made of paper material, will it work? Many people question the safety of microwaving paper cups because the last thing you want is your paper

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If you live in the USA and order fast food, certainly you have eaten out of a chipotle bowl. And maybe you ordered some guacamole, fried rice and grilled vegies in your chipotle bowl and decided it was too much for one sitting and will keep it for later and then

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Yes, ceramics such as pottery and porcelain are explicitly saving for microwaves. On the other hand, avoid microwaving some ceramic dishes with metal edges. Search for plastic mugs with a label known as a "microwave safe" as others may contain materials that can melt or release toxins. You can examine

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There’s nothing quite as tasty as a homemade meat gravy. It’s so deliciously rich and homely.  The problem is the fat that comes with making a gravy out of meat drippings. While fat certainly gives your food flavor as it cooks, it’s too overwhelming and heavy for the final product. 

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I'm a recent convert to banana bread having somehow overlooked it for years until recently when a local independent coffee started baking it homemade every day and it was the delicious smell that lured me in! I clearly don't have to tell you how delicious it is by the fact

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Greek yogurt is, in our opinion, one of life’s simplest pleasures because it is so versatile as it can be used in cooking (adding it to a curry is one of our favorite uses), in a dip, as a breakfast food, or my favourite... ...as a dessert! And if you're

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Chicken is definitely one of the best meats in my opinion but I'm kinda weird about having to debone a chicken because I freak out a little thinking that this is actually a cute little animals bones that I'm crushing (which I know is ridiculous considering I'm happy to eat meat

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Coconut oil is a great alternative to cook with, as it’s full of healthy fatty acids that can raise good cholesterol in your blood and could help you reduce your risk of heart disease.It's also great for adding natural moisture to your skin and hair. However, coconut oil melts at

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If you have microwaved chicken in the past, whether it was cooked, or raw, it likely dried out. This can be very frustrating as dried chicken tends to lose most of its flavor. Instead of being juicy and flavorsome, it becomes bland and chewy. Fortunately, this is something you can

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Frozen french fries are a delicious, easy-to-make snack that hits all the right spots when you’re in the mood for something inexpensive with just the right amount of carby goodness, they also go great with a burger. The package will tell you to oven cook the french fries, but we’re

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Saturday morning - you’re in the kitchen debating what to eat. You’ve had fry up on the brain for a few days now, so it’s an easy choice. Eggs with Crispy bacon, yummy! You stick the pan on the heat, and crack an egg on the side to allow it

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So what happens when you have a pineapple sitting on your kitchen counter, ripened and ready to be eaten, but no knife to cut into it? Or you've tried to cut into it with a knife and instead you've nearly taken your hand clean off...yep been there and done that!

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Looking for a great way to have breakfast? Look no further than an egg cooker! With one of these handy devices you can save yourself a whole lot of time cooking with very minimal preparation. Of course, if you are used to standard ways of cooking your eggs such as

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Wondering how many calories are in your favourite McDonalds meal? It's something I've always wondered too but never looked into until now. Before we get to counting McDonalds calories let me say this... I am slightly ashamed to admit this, because I consider myself a "foodie", but I have a

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So you're wondering how to clean a flat top grill, huh? I get asked this question all the time so obviously it's not clear cut. Which is why I'll share my top 7 methods that range from totally normal to slightly strange to downright weird... Because, whether you have a professional-grade flat

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Can You Use Canola Oil instead of Vegetable oil? Of course you can use whatever you choose to HOWEVER there are pro's and con's of each and specific instances where you should use one over the other. A reminder... Vegetable oil has a lot of benefits: it’s cheap, predominantly colorless,

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So, can you use a meat thermometer for candy? First lets cover what each is designed for... Meat thermometers are designed to check the internal temperature of a joint of meat, whereas candy thermometers are designed to be immersed in molten sugar. These appear to be similar purposes but in

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You're smart to ask"Can You Microwave Glass?" before popping a glass dish into the microwave only to find out later it was dangerous and there was a chance of it exploding which at best will ruin your food and at worst damage your microwave...or you! If you’re a lover of

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Can you microwave foil? Will my microwave explode? Will it taint my food? All good questions that don't have obvious answers. Here's the thing... Microwaves make life so much easier and seem so safe that we might sometimes think ANYTHING can go in there and it'll be fine. But you

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So, can copper pans go in the oven? It depends as you need to be wary of a few things or you'll potentially end up with permanently burnt pans and pots. And that would be a shame as copper pans are the creme de la creme of the cookware world. You

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Air Fryers are incredibly versatile and can be used to cook a variety of different delicious meals from baking to grilling to roasting which is why they are so popular.  At some point you might consider using aluminum foil in your air fryer but before you do that, you might

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You ask "how long can cookie dough last in the fridge?" and my response is... "3 minutes at my house so how did you manage to resist it to the point you have leftovers?!". Congrats my friend, you have willpower of steel.  We both know it, cookie dough is by

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If you ask me, bacon is one of life’s greatest gifts, don't you think? Here's why...  There is nothing better than a bacon sandwich with lots of butter on a Sunday morning, eating bacon cheese burgers, or sprucing up a meal like pasta with some crispy & salty bacon, in

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So you are wondering "How long can tomato sauce last in the fridge?" Good question and it depends on the following... There are many different types of tomato sauce available as you know ranging from pasta sauce, to pizza sauce, to a concentrated paste-like substance, to ketchup used to dip

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Technically yes, almond milk can be frozen. However... This does not mean that you should as almond milk, like most dairy substitutes, does not hold up particularly well to the freezing and thawing process.  The color of the milk should remain the same even after it has been defrosted, unlike

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Let's explore whether the renowned cookware brands All-Clad range is safe to use in the oven making the distinction between their two main ranges of cookware - Stainless Steel and Non-Stick. We will explore each of these ranges to see if they are oven safe, and if so, to what

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