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Propane vs. natural gas stove - indoor air quality?

Combustion of either propane or natural gas can create dangerous conditions for indoor air quality without adequate ventilation. Propane is a hydrocarbon that ideally consists of length-3 carbon ...
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Reusable alternatives to plastic wrap?

You don't need a perfect seal in the microwave - in fact the reason your plastic wrap doesn't explode is that the seal isn't perfect. So placing a plate or saucer on top of your microwave container (...
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Reusable alternatives to plastic wrap?

My better half found a set of silicone lids. Three in the set, about 6, 8 and 10 inches across. They are heavy enough to stay put, and make a reasonable seal, an sticky enough that they don't slide. ...
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Should I use matches or a refillable lighter?

I would use a mechanical or electromechanical or mechanical sparkle lighter. This mechanical one is purely made of metal, and should last more than your stove: The electromechanical could even last ...
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Should I use matches or a refillable lighter?

As you mention, all that is really needed is something to produce a spark several inches from your hand (which is why a simple flint and steel is not a realistic option). I suggest using a piezo ...
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How can I vent smoke from a non-rangehood stove without losing too much hot air?

Not all "range fans" blow the air out of the house. We discovered after decades that ours does not. It has filters and the air just comes out of the sides and right back into the kitchen. You might ...
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Reusable alternatives to plastic wrap?

Since one never really knows what kind of plastic you're dealing with, I always take everything out of plastic and put it in a pyrex dish with a lid to go in the microwave oven. It is better to use as ...
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Reusable alternatives to plastic wrap?

For steaming vegetables you can use a container with its own lid which can be used in a microwave. Such containers with lids could me made from glass, pyrex, ceramic or even multiple use plastics (...
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Propane vs. natural gas stove - indoor air quality?

The article you say confirms that propane produces the same toxicity and off-gassing as natural gas does not appear to be research related to cooking ranges. The article refers to "jet pools&...
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Reusable alternatives to plastic wrap?

I've never used it in the microwave, but I use cotton beeswax wraps for storing stuff in the fridge. Its a cotton fabric coated in beeswax and other oils which make it water tight and stiff but ...
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Reusable alternatives to plastic wrap?

For the pie form, I use big plates. They don't seal airtight but it sufficed.
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