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Your Ideal Kitchen.... Appliances, Utensils, Cookware, Cutlery -- any price, up for all ideas!!

by Kamembert 13 years ago

My bf and I both want a terrific kitchen, #1 priority! Only want to buy the best appliances, utensils, cookware, cutlery once to last decades. (Generous corporate housing allowance, so willing to...

need a versatile knife, suggestions

by panoz 13 years ago

I recently moved across the country, and had leave all my cookware behind in storage. One of the equipment being a forged Global 8.25" Chef's knife. My roommate has one of those $20 for a 15 piec...

Pudding Basin

by potterstreet 13 years ago

my husband is a brit and i am making him a christmas pudding using a bbc food recipe. they have several recipes which let you make the pudding the week before rather than months in advance! in any ...

KitchenAid Mixer questions.

Ernie Diamond
by Ernie Diamond 13 years ago

I'm looking for KitchenAid recs (models) and maybe some ideas on where to get a good deal on a mixer. Any ideas?

Cleaning knives safely - not in DW

by jfood 13 years ago

Cleaning up after dinner last night I was going through my normal routine, utensils placed into the DW, plates into the DW, pots/pans getting ready for a little soak before cleaning and then to the...

Cleaning Cast Iron Skillets

by Shunick 13 years ago

I read on another board today that you can clean your cast iron skillet by placing it in a cold oven. Turn heat up to 500° and let it go for two hours; then let it cool and scrape off the residue....

non-stick omlette pan?

by airborne82 13 years ago

OK this may sound like a real stupid question... But why would anyone buy a non-stick omlette pan? I use a fork when making my omlette.. isn't using metal utencils a no-no for non-stick pans??

Spork, Coconut Scraper, Cheap Mandolin

by rdabke 13 years ago

Where can I buy the following: 1. Spork 2. Easy Coconut scraper that takes the effort out of the job 3. Cheap but effective mandolin for making stir fries, julienne cuts of carrots, daikon etc...

Chef's Choice Manual Diamond Hone Sharpener

by mliew 13 years ago

Back before I knew anything about cookware I bought a Chefs Choice 433 manual sharpener from Target: http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=br_1_15/601-5740553-8196135?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=1&asi...

Do I need a stand mixer?

Pat Hammond
by Pat Hammond 13 years ago

After many, many years of cooking, I've begun to dip my toes into baking. I have Chowhound to thank (or blame!) Often a recipe will appeal to me but then I read that the ingredients should be add...

Lazy Susans

by MMRuth 14 years ago

Don't know why I never thought of getting some of these before to organized my pantry/refrigerator. My father (recently semi-retired) decided to organize theirs, and put me on to this. Bought two...

Le Creuset revisited

by PicklingJessica 13 years ago

A while back - ok, a loooong while back, I asked if it was worth getting a Le Creuset enameled pot or if a cheaper one would do. Well, I went ahead and got a Le Creuset and I am so happy I did....

Are probe thermometers all that?

free sample addict aka Tracy L
by free sample addict aka Tracy L 13 years ago

I have an ancient meat thermometer that works great. A friend thinks for food safety reasons I need a probe thermometer with timer and alarm. I've been cooking for about 20 years and used to bake...

Molcajete (metate) How to clean the seeds out?

by mothrpoet 13 years ago

I have a molcajete, made of very porous rock, and I have a devil of a time getting the seeds from the tomatoes and chiles out whenever I make salsa. I have tried grinding rice, but nothing works. I...

just acquired a Kitchen-Aid Pro mixer: attachments?

by Hungry Celeste 13 years ago

Just got a Kitchen-Aid Pro 600 mixer...are any of the attachments worth purchasing? I don't own a food processor, so I'm considering the slicing or meat grinding attachments. Wanted to know if an...

The Eggstractor - Useful?

by J T 13 years ago

I've just received a device called "The Eggstractor" at the office White Elephant party. From what I can tell it removes the egg shell from a hard boiled egg. Is this product worth using in that ...

Kitchen Cart

by patz 13 years ago

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good kitchen cart for under $300? I'd prefer one with a wood or even stainless steel top, as well as space for pans, etc. I also need a place to store m...

If You Cook Japanese, You Must Buy the Book "Cool Tools: Cooking Utensils from the Japanese Kitchen"

by omotosando 13 years ago

Wasn't sure whether to post this in General Chowhounding Topics or Cookware, but for anyone who cooks Japanese food, you absolutely must buy the book: "Cool Tools: Cooking Utensils from the Japane...

blade guard for knife roll?

by will47 13 years ago

I bought a small knife roll (overkill, maybe) to transport some knives around, however the pockets don't seem that tough. The whole thing is made out of a pretty tough nylon. Am I correct in assumi...

Question on Rehabbing Old Cast Iron

by Sam Harmon 13 years ago

I have a 10" Lodge frying pan that I've had since college. I never even tried to season and washed it in soap for its first ten years of life. For the last two, I've regularly seasoned with bacon...

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