Stovetop Equipment

Stovetop Equipment
paraffin wax
paraffin wax
Canners sometimes use this wax to seal jars, but it's hard to get a tight seal. It's safer and easier to use two-piece canning lids. Many grocers apply wax to fruits and vegetables to hold in moisture and make them shiny. Candy-makers sometimes use wax in their chocolates so that they hold up better in warm weather.
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stainless steel cookware
stainless steel cookware
Warning: aluminum, copper, and iron cookware can react with acids in foods and alter their flavor and color.
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steaming basket
steaming basket
This fits inside pots of different sizes, and the petals open to accommodate vegetables, seafood, or whatever else you want to steam.
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whisk
whisk
A well-equipped kitchen will have several of these, in different sizes.
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