Sponsored Content
Unity, Bipartisanship, Reaching Across The Aisle, And Other Euphemisms For Losing...They All Mean Fascism | Main | Food Thread: Fat Is Flavor...But Sometimes It Requires Moderation! (Who Knew?)
January 24, 2021

First-World Problems...Part נײַן און דרײַסיק


Baking stones are great cooking tools for anyone who likes to make pizza or homemade bread. But they are relatively fragile, and the endless cycle of heating and cooling seems to weaken them. I have gone through a couple, and got tired of replacing them, so I bought a baking steel, which is pretty much the same thing, only heavier, more expensive, and probably unbreakable in a home kitchen.

But they rust! And obviously they are exposed to lots of moisture in a gas oven even when they aren't being used*, so they need to be cleaned and seasoned to prevent it.

Except...a very stupid amateur cook who shall not be named decided that using mineral oil to season his steel might be a good idea. I He used food-grade oil on a freshly cleaned stone and put it into the oven to season. Unbeknownst to him, because he is an idiot, mineral oil vapor has a flash point of about 380 degrees F. And lo and behold! What happened at about 375 degrees?

Lots and lots of smoke. Unpleasant smelling smoke!

Pulling a heavy steel out of a smoking oven and taking it outside was amusing, in a very unpleasant and unfun way. In his defense, mineral oil is used as an industrial cutting lubricant, so the assumption that it can handle high temperatures is not unreasonable. It's still wrong however, and it reinforces some pretty basic rules about how to approach new situations.

*CH4 + 2O2 --> CO2 + 2H2O

digg this
posted by CBD at 02:15 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Miley, okravangelist: "I promised to stop nagging him about buying gold. ..."

Miley, okravangelist: "Looking forward to the Okra Trilogy, Miklos. ..."

Unlicensed Lifestyle Guru Miklos (DVD available): ""Naggable or Not? Keys to a Happy Marriage" ..."

Miley, okravangelist: "I'm getting real excited about planting the garden ..."

Concerned Miklos: " I think raimondo's been fucking Mary Cloggenstein ..."

Old Miklos Almanac: " I look forward to bare arms. It's still too cold. ..."

Elizabeth : "Making money online is more than $15k just by doin ..."

Elizabeth : "Making money online is more than $15k just by doin ..."

Elizabeth : "Making money online is more than $15k just by doin ..."

Elizabeth : "Making money online is more than $15k just by doin ..."

Elizabeth : "Making money online is more than $15k just by doin ..."

Elizabeth : "Making money online is more than $15k just by doin ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64