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Cleaning Stainless Steel

I just cleaned my pan yesterday using Palmolive and now the bottom of the pan has a rainbow looking discoloration. How do I get rid of this and why did it appear?

Nov 03, 2011
Xhale12 in Cookware

Oil Catching on Fire

Not sure. I dont mind paying the extra money. I read on various sites, that grapeseed oil is the best for pan frying. Healthier than canola as well.

Nov 02, 2011
Xhale12 in Home Cooking

Oil Catching on Fire

I will use grapeseed oil this time. If you dont hear back from me I burnt down my house and am probably dead.

Nov 02, 2011
Xhale12 in Home Cooking

Oil Catching on Fire

What oil is generally used for panfrying meats?

Nov 02, 2011
Xhale12 in Home Cooking

Oil Catching on Fire

EVOO

Nov 01, 2011
Xhale12 in Home Cooking

Oil Catching on Fire

Hey guys. So I am new to using stainless steel cookware and cooking in general. I used my SS pan for the first time tonight to pan fry chicken. I have a rouxbe membership and used their pan frying video as guidance, doing the water test. When I thought the pan was at the right temp, I added the oil and it began smoking like crazy and caught on fire in five seconds. It was BLAZING, I almost burnt my face. Took me about an hour of scrubbing with BarKeepers Friend to get the black coating off the bottom of the pan. What did I do wrong?

Nov 01, 2011
Xhale12 in Home Cooking

First Expensive pair of Knives

How do I keep the knife from rusting or anything like that?

Oct 31, 2011
Xhale12 in Cookware

First time in LA- List in post: Which restaurants would you recommend?

Spago is a MUST. Truly a memorable culinary experience.

I would also check out il pastaio if you like italian food.

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Spago
176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Oct 27, 2011
Xhale12 in Los Angeles Area

First Expensive pair of Knives

Thanks cowboy. Never even thought to buy a decent cutting board. Do you recommend a certain kind or brand?

Oct 26, 2011
Xhale12 in Cookware

First Expensive pair of Knives

How often should I sharpen the knife with the whetstone?

Oct 26, 2011
Xhale12 in Cookware

Cleaning Stainless Steel

Just watched the Rouxbe video. Great info.

Do you guys think a membership to that site would be worth it??

Oct 25, 2011
Xhale12 in Cookware

Cleaning Stainless Steel

Just watched the Rouxbe video. Great info.

Do you guys think a membership to that site would be worth it?

Oct 25, 2011
Xhale12 in Cookware

Cleaning Stainless Steel

Thanks for the help guys!

Watch vid now.

Oct 25, 2011
Xhale12 in Cookware

Cleaning Stainless Steel

Im still confused on what I should use stainless steel for. I use cast iron for soups, stews, chilis, etc..., non stick for eggs, so do I just do everything else I stainless steel. I have no idea how to use it or what to use it for.

Oct 25, 2011
Xhale12 in Cookware

First Expensive pair of Knives

So I just bought a very expensive chef's knife and was wondering how I should go about cleaning and sharpening it. It is the Takeda Gyuto AS 240mm..... Found here- http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tagyas2...

What do I buy to sharpen this? How should I clean it? Thanks!

Oct 25, 2011
Xhale12 in Cookware

Cleaning Stainless Steel

Hey guys. I just got my first set of good quality SS cookware, but have no idea how to keep them looking nice. I got BarCleaners Friend. How often should I use it?

I know not to use the dishwasher but what kind of soap should I use when cleaning them?

Oct 25, 2011
Xhale12 in Cookware