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Old 11-07-2011, 02:45 PM   #11
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I buy the heavy duty aluminum baking sheets from the Costco business center in Fife Washington. The 1/4 sheet is 9x13 and I paid a whopping $3.50 for mine. Heck, the 1/2 sheet was only $3.99! Once you've used one of these you'll never look back. Brown's cookie bottoms perfectly without burning and will never warp.
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:51 PM   #12
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Are there any health risks to cooking with aluminum? I've heard about a connection to Alzheimers.
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:56 PM   #13
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Are there any health risks to cooking with aluminum? I've heard about a connection to Alzheimers.

There is absolutely no health risk of any kind with aluminum. The Alzheimer's scare of years ago was quickly found to be false but that never got the publicity of the original scarey report.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:16 PM   #14
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That's good to hear. I wish there was a Costco near me. I just bought a stainless steel jelly roll pan at Bed Bath and spent $9.95!
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:31 PM   #15
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I hope that solves the problem for you.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:32 PM   #16
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I'll try the pan I bought and post the results. I hope it's not a hopeless situation, as I have a very old oven that seems very unpredictable in terms of temperature.
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If that's the case, it may help to get the thermostat looked at/adjusted accordingly.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:53 PM   #18
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Is it costly to fix an oven's thermostat? I'm a bit conflicted because I'm planning to move and not sure if I want to invest any money in this oven.
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Is it costly to fix an oven's thermostat? I'm a bit conflicted because I'm planning to move and not sure if I want to invest any money in this oven.
If you are renting, then it is the landlords responsibility.

If it is yours, it is basically a service call and whatever labor they charge. . .and potentially a new thermostat.

Depending on gas, or electric depends on the cost of the fix.

Of course, you could get an oven thermometer for like $10 at a hardware store, put it in the oven, set to 350 and see if the actual thermometer reads 350. If it is off, you then know how much to adjust your temp by the dial for future oven use.
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I own the place so I'd have to look into the cost of replacing the thermostat. When I move, I'm going to look for a place whose appliances are in good condition.
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