I think a Boiling Water recipe is in order from some folks.
Aug 24, 2012, 11:55 PM
Florida Farm Girl
"I hate to sound stupid, but I'm having trouble picking up the water and putting it in the trays. My fingers get wet, and the water just stays in the bowl. Is there some special tool all of you are using? I could also use some help with boiling water. It's been in the pan for two days on the counter, and it's STILL not boiling! What do you guys do to make it boil?"
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Aug 25, 2012, 02:06 AM
I read the recipe, and frankly I have written a much better one. This one is flawed if you want the ice cubes to come out of the trays in one piece.
When you refill ice cube trays from which you have just removed ice, you need to first rinse the tray in warm water or let them dry out before refilling with more cold water and returning them to the freezer. If you like cracked ice, then just refill the cold tray and pop them back in the freezer. You'll see the difference if you try both methods.
Aug 25, 2012, 09:56 AM
lady of shallot
Oh, yes my household often seems to need this recipe!
Aug 25, 2012, 10:26 AM
What a great post to start the day!!
Aug 25, 2012, 11:12 AM
Another man and kid thing. They just don't WANT to do that, but they want that ice and lots of it! I loved the recipe!
Aug 25, 2012, 02:24 PM
hehe....if we didn't have an icemaker I'm sure DH would need this recipe.
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Aug 25, 2012, 03:36 PM
Oh THANK you!!
I've been having a rotten rotten day complete with me screaming at the kids. I think I laughed for 15 minutes at the comments. seriously.. thanks for posting this!
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Aug 25, 2012, 04:05 PM
Originally posted by Froo Froo: I think a Boiling Water recipe is in order from some folks.
Boiling water is essential to many recipes. If you have never cooked before, don't worry. It is not as difficult as it may appear. This recipe will guide you through the process, even if you have never set foot in a kitchen. About This Recipe Yield: 48 Active time: 5 minutes Total time: varies Special equipment: 12-quart stockpot Ingredients
Open your cupboard or wherever it is you store your cookware.
Locate a 12-quart stockpot. If you do not have a 12-quart stockpot, you may use whatever size pot you have; in that event, keep in mind that serving size here is 1 cup and there are 4 cups in a quart. Do the math.
Place your pot in the sink under the tap. If you have never used a sink before, it is the large depression in your counter top. (If you live with someone else, they may have filled it with dirty dishes; in this case, wash them or simply remove them from the sink and place them in the oven — someone else will eventually discover them there and wash them.)
Turn the cold-water knob to the "on" position. Some people (like my dad) prefer to let the water run a little bit. This is optional but encouraged — if it's a hot day or someone has previously used the "hot" water knob, the warmer water will eventually be replaced by truly cold water.
Fill stockpot to within a couple inches of the rim.
Lift stockpot from sink and transfer to stove. (Although appearances may vary, the stove is the thing with 4 or more circular metal bands on top of it; alternately, it may be a completely flat black glass surface. If you are unsure, ask your family, roommate, or neighbor for guidance.)
Find knob on stove that corresponds to the "burner" you have placed your pot on. In addition to words like "Right Front" or "Left Rear," there are usually little pictures near the knobs to indicate position.
Turn knob to "High" and wait until water boils. Depending on strength of your stove and amount of water, the boiling time may vary. Note: DO NOT WATCH THE POT; it will never boil in the event that you do.
Boiled water may be used for any number of applications. Serve hot but do not drink.
Depending on water application, you may want to salt the water. Do this after the water has come to a boil.
Placing a lid on the pot will help it boil faster, with the additional benefit of blocking water from your line of sight, which, as stated above, inhibits the boiling process.
Sep 02, 2012, 10:33 AM
Now how did I KNOW that the recipe for "Boiling Water" was on line?
Sep 04, 2012, 11:51 AM
Thank you for posting. I loved the comments.
Back in my office worker days we were always have group lunches. One woman did not cook and always brought Cheese Puffs. One time she brought her "recipe" it was hysterical.
Sep 04, 2012, 05:38 PM
this is the main reason that we got a new fridge 20 yrs. ago with an ice maker so that we would always have cubes.
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