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Settled on a 50 gallon BBQ smoker. Now which one?

by Westy 13 years ago

Hello - I've decided to go the "simple is best" route in getting a smoker. The 55 gallon drum types look easy enough to use, and large enough to cook turkeys/brisket, etc.. Now my only question...

Rice cooker question -- 10 cup overkill?

by ErikaK 13 years ago

Was just at Costco - Zoji Fuzzy Logic 10 cup cooker on sale for 89 - but for a family of 3 that might eat rice once a week - is that overkill? It is less than the same model in a 5.5 cup version o...

Big le cruset sale

by drobbia 13 years ago

BIG sale at Tuesday Morning -- bought a 7.5 qt french oven for $149.00 --- I think it's only on Today.(Nov.7th)

Soehnle 8048 "Futura" Kitchen Scale

by jjm 13 years ago

Folks, What battery does this unit require? My battery died, and I misplaced it. No info on scale, the box, or any website I've been able to find. Right now, it's a pretty expensive paper-weight. ...

Stand Mixer, Bread Maker, or Ice Cream/Sorbet Maker?

Kitchen Imp
by Kitchen Imp 13 years ago

I have some birthday $$ which I want to use to buy a kitchen appliance. I already have a Cuisinart which I don't use nearly as often as I should. For some reason, I still chop everything by hand ...

Maple Butcher's Block

by jonnyhunter 13 years ago

I'm looking to purchase a wooden butcher's block for an island in my kitchen. I am looking for some recomendations for some smaller manufacturers that build blocks. I want a fairly large block, 3 i...

expresso pot restoration?????

by scunge 13 years ago

how do i clean up a stove top expresso pot,imported from italy.....the water boils up without any ill effects no odor or bad taste's but has lost it's sheen...thanks

going to buy a 20-quart stockpot: any recs?

by Hungry Celeste 13 years ago

--Is the enameled steel Le Creuset stockpot any good? --Should I just buy a no-name 20-quarter from the nearby restaurant supply house? --What kind of 20-quart stock pot do YOU have? TIA.

Turkey Lacer

by Candy 13 years ago

I picked one of these up at Whole Foods, Fox Run makes them. I can't wait to try it out. It is about 5.5" in length and works like a giant corkscrew. http://www.kitchenniche.ca/turkey-lacer-p-74...

Baker's Edge pans- for baking all "corner" brownies

Chris VR
by Chris VR 13 years ago

I'm not sure if this has been posted here before but I thought this was pretty neat: http://www.bakersedge.com/ I'm actually thinking I might pick one up for my Christmas Yorkshire pudding this ...

my old convection oven is on its last legs

by faijay 13 years ago

I have an old (20 years+) Moulinex convection oven, that is the size of a full size microwave. I love it as I do not have to use the stove oven all the time and have an extra oven when needed. It...

Hida Tool's knives

by Emily Ford 13 years ago

I got a gift certificate to Hida Tool and bought a chef's knife recently. A very nice knife--very light compared to my other knives. What's the difference between a japanese knife and some of the...

Immersion blender: corded or cordless?

by saraeanderson 13 years ago

Is it worth it to spend twice as much on a cordless immersion blender as one with a cord? Is there a noticeable difference in power?

Henkels Poultry Shears Spring

by Candy 13 years ago

The spring in my Henkles poultry shears has broken. It is a little uncommon being a coil made from a flat strip of metal. It is wider in the middle and tapers at each end where it fits in to the ha...

Kitchen Scissors

by anu 13 years ago

What are people's favorite kitchen scissors? We use our pair relentlessly and it's easily the most frustrating piece of equipment in our kitchen. We don't use them to cut poultry but to get th...

Used butcher's block

by Simon Patrice 13 years ago

Does anyone know a place that sells used butcher's blocks in montreal or online? Thanks!

Has anyone ever used a "Fakir Cook"? [moved from Chicago board]

by saffy 13 years ago

I have seen this product on a European cooking product website, and wanted to know if it was worth the pricetag (abour $450). It's a type of grill with spikes that you turn upside down on a grill u...

bar keepers friend / copper pots

by Nalega 13 years ago

OMG, I finally got around to cleaning my all clad copper pot with bar keepers friend... I forgot how beautiful it was! (I ran into the living room to show my fiance who burst into laughter, thinki...

Substitutes or replacements for cast iron grill?

by EclecticEater 13 years ago

Cast iron grill for use with charcoal or gas grills? Lodge Cast Iron has a Logic Barbecue Grill Grat, Part#: LBBG3, for $39.00. It is cast iron, with slots in it, to be placed over a charcoal or g...

Broiler Question

by caitlin 13 years ago

Please help! I just moved into a new apartment and I have an ancient gas oven with the broiler drawer underneath. My problem is, the drawer seems TINY and I'm afraid if I put anything in there, it ...

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