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Old 06-20-2014, 07:33 PM  
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-- Please discuss your kitchen hardware/tools/cooking utensils etc...

Hi Guys.

So in this thread I'd be interested in the following:

- newer tools that you use that are not as common

- common utensils that you have in the kitchen that are staples for your cooking.

- Old family treasure passed down to you - such as a special knife or something useful like that.

- A few more items you may consider discussing - Cutting-boards, knives (again), presses, spatula's, maybe pancake turners/spatula's.

- I'm okay with even going as far as spices in your spice-rack.



Lately I don't have a bunch to brag about - I did recently drop about $350 at Burlington Coat Factory (of all places) on cookware (I had nothing decent since the divorce) - they had a lot of unique things, one of my sautee skillets is ceramics and has the best handle for flipping pasta's (or whatever) - another thing I had discovered there was a really nice bacon press. I will get the brand-name a little later on this weekend.

I will add photo's over the weekend, hopefully.


I wanted the thread to drop tonight though, so please share anything that's cool, special or especially 'useful' for your throwing down in the kitchen.


Thanks guys.

Look forward to hearing about and/or seeing your gear.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:52 AM   #91
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I can use a french knife as well as any of you bastards - I assure you - but lately w/ the style of cooking I do - I do more 'slicing' than anything - so my French Knife is pretty meh - but the longer boner I have is dynamite and never goes dull.

This would be my first weapon if I had to defend myself in my Condo. I also own a few stars.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:53 AM   #92
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you really need to hunt to find a true quality pair - or maybe at least know which offers the best spring-back.

Lot's of cheap tongs out there, and honestly it pisses me right off.
I don't remember what brand I have, but they weren't expensive and they work overtime in my kitchen. Although, I have had a couple cheap ass pairs that pissed me right off.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:54 AM   #93
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I can use a french knife as well as any of you bastards - I assure you - but lately w/ the style of cooking I do - I do more 'slicing' than anything - so my French Knife is pretty meh - but the longer boner I have is dynamite and never goes dull.

This would be my first weapon if I had to defend myself in my Condo. I also own a few stars.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:55 AM   #94
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before I posted #91 I hadn't read your post Fried Meatball! - so I thought you were indicating some sort of spectacular tongs - which they DO make.

Cheap tongs work, but they have a shelf-life of about four or five uses before you throw them in w/ the aluminum cans for recycling.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:56 AM   #95
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I will share my boner's brand-name a little later.

I am going to get a massage from Yuki - she's Chinese and has no eye iris'.

She may be a demon - but that's fine - I'm really sore.
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I can use a french knife as well as any of you bastards - I assure you - but lately w/ the style of cooking I do - I do more 'slicing' than anything - so my French Knife is pretty meh - but the longer boner I have is dynamite and never goes dull.

This would be my first weapon if I had to defend myself in my Condo. I also own a few stars.
What does this mean? Like Michelin?
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:03 AM   #98
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I had to go look. Mine are the Oxo locking tongs. They won Test Kitchen's equipment review. Around $13.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004OCK1/...kequippilot-20
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That's actually what I was picturing but I thought, "..... naaahhh."
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I had to go look. Mine are the Oxo locking tongs. They won Test Kitchen's equipment review. Around $13.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004OCK1/...kequippilot-20
I use the OXO, too, with and without the nylon heads. I've never had any problems with them.
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My press is 'Old Mountain' just like the pictured.


I bake my bakon. At 400 degrees on a broiling pan. Most of the grease falls through.
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I bake my bakon. At 400 degrees on a broiling pan. Most of the grease falls through.

I used to do it that way, but it takes too long.
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