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What is the "reaction" I'm trying to avoid when instructed to use a nonreactive bowl?

asked by @theicp about 5 years ago
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added about 5 years ago

The reaction you're trying to avoid is some chemical process where the vinegar/acid in the recipe reacts with the metal in a reactive bowl resulting in a 'metallic' taste. Depending on the ingredient, sometimes the colour is affected

added about 5 years ago

the reaction you are trying to avoid is loosing the air/fluff/peaks when beating something in a nonreactive bowl?