Thursday, May 19, 2011

Refrigerating long not good

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Refrigerating food for longer may cause more harm than good

According to Journal of Microbiology Immunology and Infection - University of Chicago in the United States; a food borne bacteria found in refrigerated food called Listeria monocytogenes cause heart disease.

Foods with a longer shelve life is now a possible breeding ground for Listera bacteria. Listeria is responsible for about 500 deaths a year in the United States. The bacteria growth is normally seen on the heart valves but now with further studies it seems it also attacks the heart muscles. This disease is called endocarditis (inflammation of the inner layer of the heart).

We know now what could happen to food it kept to long in the refrigerator and maybe think twice next time when you cut that growth of the cheese before using it.

Things to do
• Check expiring dates on refrigerated stuff regularly!
• Wash the inside cabinet of refrigerator with Hypochlorite (Jik or Dimestos)

A point for concern is this - could this condition also happen to Beer that stands to long?

Cheers

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Stove top Oven element - Tip 1


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Stove Top oven element - Tip 1

Most modern electric ovens like Defy’s has a double element on top
The reason for this is that the one is for grill and the other is to help your oven reach temperature quicker when baking

When baking you have to pre-heat you oven first. Now for example if you set your oven for 180 degrees both elements will come on, till the oven has reached its preset degree’s. Only then will the top element go off and stay off. From there on only your bottom element should work.

Happy Baking



Important
: Before working on any appliances switch it off at the wall socket and unplug the unit. Never work on any appliance with the power still plug in.