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#4531503 - 10/01/17 07:26 PM Cooking With Tap Water ?
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
Tried it for dinner tonight and the first thing I noticed is the pasta sticking to the pan as I'm trying to pour it out into the strainer. With bottled water, the pasta comes out of the pan easy and never sticks.

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#4531506 - 10/01/17 07:28 PM Re: Cooking With Tap Water ? [Re: Merkava_4]
danez_yoda Offline


Registered: 07/18/09
Posts: 464
Loc: texas
depends on the tap water. Our area never has a problem.

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#4531507 - 10/01/17 07:29 PM Re: Cooking With Tap Water ? [Re: Merkava_4]
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I've never cooked with anything but tap water here. Never even considered it.
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#4531510 - 10/01/17 07:31 PM Re: Cooking With Tap Water ? [Re: Merkava_4]
Bud Offline


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I have never used anything other than tap water for cooking pasta. Drain it immediately, add sauce and stir. Never had a sticking problem.
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#4531515 - 10/01/17 07:40 PM Re: Cooking With Tap Water ? [Re: nwjones18]
gathermewool Offline


Registered: 01/09/09
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Originally Posted By: nwjones18
I've never cooked with anything but tap water here. Never even considered it.


+1

Cooking with bottled water seems like something that would be illegal in CA.

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#4531522 - 10/01/17 07:50 PM Re: Cooking With Tap Water ? [Re: Merkava_4]
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You added some salt when you added your pasta to the boiling water right ?? I have never cooked with bottled water... That's an interesting thought.
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#4531538 - 10/01/17 08:03 PM Re: Cooking With Tap Water ? [Re: gathermewool]
ArcticDriver Offline


Registered: 01/27/17
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Originally Posted By: gathermewool
Originally Posted By: nwjones18
I've never cooked with anything but tap water here. Never even considered it.


+1

Cooking with bottled water seems like something that would be illegal in CA.


The trend of cooking with bottled water most likely started in CA.

And they consider it environmentally acceptable because they place the empty plastic water bottles curbside for recycling. grin
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#4531541 - 10/01/17 08:05 PM Re: Cooking With Tap Water ? [Re: Merkava_4]
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If you have weird or bad tasting water you dont need to go all the way to bottled.

use brita or similar home filters will solve the issue without the inefficiencies of bottled water.

heck even the flint folks were getting by with certain higher end certidied filters for awhile.


Edited by raytseng (10/01/17 08:06 PM)

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#4531555 - 10/01/17 08:22 PM Re: Cooking With Tap Water ? [Re: Merkava_4]
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I have never cooked with anything else.
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#4531582 - 10/01/17 08:58 PM Re: Cooking With Tap Water ? [Re: ArcticDriver]
gathermewool Offline


Registered: 01/09/09
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Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Originally Posted By: gathermewool
Originally Posted By: nwjones18
I've never cooked with anything but tap water here. Never even considered it.


+1

Cooking with bottled water seems like something that would be illegal in CA.


The trend of cooking with bottled water most likely started in CA.

And they consider it environmentally acceptable because they place the empty plastic water bottles curbside for recycling. grin


Maybe Clovis is the Flint of CA?

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#4531583 - 10/01/17 08:59 PM Re: Cooking With Tap Water ? [Re: raytseng]
gathermewool Offline


Registered: 01/09/09
Posts: 5987
Originally Posted By: raytseng
If you have weird or bad tasting water you dont need to go all the way to bottled.

use brita or similar home filters will solve the issue without the inefficiencies of bottled water.

heck even the flint folks were getting by with certain higher end certidied filters for awhile.


I use Brita water for my ice trays. Our tap water isn't terrible, but it does not have an appealing taste.

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#4531584 - 10/01/17 09:02 PM Re: Cooking With Tap Water ? [Re: Merkava_4]
HangFire Offline


Registered: 08/21/13
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Loc: Central Maryland
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Tried it for dinner tonight and the first thing I noticed is the pasta sticking to the pan as I'm trying to pour it out into the strainer. With bottled water, the pasta comes out of the pan easy and never sticks.


Put a dash of cooking oil in while cooking pasta, and it won't stick together.

No more comment than that, as I've never cooked with your area's tap water.
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#4531600 - 10/01/17 09:23 PM Re: Cooking With Tap Water ? [Re: Merkava_4]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10974
Loc: Idaho
What kind of water have you been cooking with previously ?
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#4531609 - 10/01/17 09:42 PM Re: Cooking With Tap Water ? [Re: bbhero]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
Originally Posted By: bbhero
You added some salt when you added your pasta to the boiling water right ?? I have never cooked with bottled water... That's an interesting thought.


I added salt to it, but that was before the water started boiling. Maybe I need to wait until it starts boiling.

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#4531612 - 10/01/17 09:49 PM Re: Cooking With Tap Water ? [Re: Merkava_4]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
Originally Posted By: CT8
What kind of water have you been cooking with previously ?


Water from the water store. 25 cents per gallon.

Pure Water & Ice Cream
1835 Ashlan Ave #103A
Clovis CA 93611
559-346-1399

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