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Posts tagged Kitchen

October 4, 2012

 

fresh lettuce leaves

Fashion Tips For Lettuce

Lettuce tell you a thing or two about dressing up a salad.

August 3, 2012

 

plastic-wrap

Why Does Plastic Wrap Cling To Itself?

Plastic wrap clings for two reasons: it's elastic and it's sticky. Let's explore the chemistry beneath the elasticity and stickiness of plastic wrap.

September 1, 2011

 

open refrigerator

Heating Your Kitchen With Your Refrigerator

All the refrigerator does is move heat, or energy, from one place to another. As the food inside the refrigerator loses its heat and gets colder.

October 2, 2009

 

A ball of pulped paper in a green bowl.

How To Make Paper In Your Own Kitchen

Paper is an indispensable part of modern life. In fact, each American uses about 600 pounds of paper every year. Where does all this paper come from?

June 18, 2007

 

Pan Seared Steak

Seared Meat

Does searing meat at a high temperature when you first begin to cook it help to seal in the meat's juices, flavors, or nutrition?

February 20, 2007

 

a black microwave plugged into an outlet

The Birth of the Microwave

Back before the time of microwave dinners, a self-taught engineer experimented with magnetrons and candy bars.

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