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Do I need a stand mixer?

Pat Hammond
by Pat Hammond 14 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

MMRuth
by MMRuth 15 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

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by PicklingJessica 14 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 14 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?

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by mothrpoet 14 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?

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by Hungry Celeste 14 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?

J T
by J T 14 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

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by patz 14 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"

omotosando
by omotosando 14 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?

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by will47 14 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

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by Sam Harmon 14 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...

Cheese board recommendations please

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by ManhattanLawyer 14 years ago

Hi, I'm looking for a cheese board. For some reason I think I have seen marble boards before, but I haven't been able to find any lately. I have seen a few nice granite ones. I'm trying to avoid wo...

Cocorico Roaster from Napa Style

MSK
by MSK 14 years ago

Has anyone tried this verticle roaster from Michael Chiarello's (Tra Vigna) NapaStyle catalog?

rubber / silicon grip for Sitram handles

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by will47 14 years ago

I just got a Sitram "Catering" series saucepan (great so far). The handle doesn't get *that* hot, but I had been planning on getting one of those standard rubber or silicon handle grips for it... d...

Upscale Knives and Dishwashers

NAtiveNewYorker
by NAtiveNewYorker 14 years ago

Are there ANY upscale knives that can go into the dishwasher? Is it a handle issue (wood, etc.) which would be solvable? Or is it a blade issue, which is not solvable?

Does Alton Brown use/recommend any particular pots and pans?

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by BangorDin 14 years ago

I know he likes Shun knives, and heavy aluminum rolled-edge non-shiny cake pans. But last night he was using a silver-colored saucier (chocolate truffle show) -- is there a way I can determine wh...

Kitchen Aid aid

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by random amblings 14 years ago

I have an older Kitchen Aid and it is making more noise than usual... like a metal on metal sound in the motor that I havent heard quite like this before. Is there anything that can be done to pr...

New Mac Knife: Handle Smells Like Burnt Plastic

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by FlavoursGal 14 years ago

I recently purchased a 10-inch Mac chef's knife with dimples. I adore it, except for one thing: every time I use it, I get a whiff of the plastic handle, which has a strong, sort-of burnt, smell ...

deep fryers

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by gingersnap 14 years ago

any opinions on the best brand of deep fryer, and where i can buy one in so.florida? i have had deep fried turkeys friends have made; has anyone ever tried cuts of beef? what work best?

Electric Kettles

Candy
by Candy 14 years ago

Took the suggestion from last week and ordered the Bodum electric tea kettle last week from Cook.com. It arrived today. The kettle can boil 12 C. of water in 5-6 mins. 4-5 C. in about 3 mins. Thank...

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