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Old 09-27-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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Wink What is a non reactive pan?

This reciepe calls to use a Non Reacitve Pan
What does that mean?


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Old 09-27-2009, 06:10 PM   #2
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don't use aluminum, use stainless steel, glass, ceramic.

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Old 09-27-2009, 06:43 PM   #3
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You can use aluminum as long as it's anodized or non-stick coated.

Bare aluminum, cast iron and tin are considered reactive.

Stainless, non-stick, ceramic, glass and enamel coated cast iron are non-reactive.
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:02 PM   #4
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tin is not reactive for cooking, but long term storing of acidic foods in tinned cans was sometimes a problem years ago. Carbon steel is highly reactive and leaves a very metallic taste with acidic foods. Stainless is fine.
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