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Old 06-22-2009, 04:44 PM   #1
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Nonstick and pH

im going to make some soft pretzels tonight and use the Good Eats recipe, which calls for dunking the pretzels in a simmering water/baking soda bath before baking....my widest pan happens to be non stick, but im a little afraid that the baking soda mixture could do some damage....im not talking about the baking soda causing scratches, im more concerned about the high pH levels.....am i making this up, or is this an actual concern?
i know its not THAT high of a pH (8 or so), but there arent many culinary bases out there and i feel like ive been warned about this


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Old 06-22-2009, 07:54 PM   #2
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There is no reason for concern. Go ahead and make your pretzels.

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Old 06-23-2009, 02:57 PM   #3
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got home alot later than expected last night, but i was so set on having pretzels that i just made some real quick pretzels instead - used premade pizza dough, just made little balls instead of actual pretzels - and they still came out great
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:22 AM   #4
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Sounds delicious! By the way you would have been alright putting them in the non-stick pan. Did you trip dipping them in some melted cheese. That is my favorite cheese and pretzel dip.
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