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Kitchen Acquisitions

Discussion in 'Food and Drink' started by Andy, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. schanop

    schanop Founding Member

    Looks like it is a fun toy to have, Jeffery.
  2. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Grandma have me one of these

    and boy did I break it in... ill put don't pics in the breakfast thread
  3. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    I am told I'm hard to buy for. I got a Sodastream. I'd not have gotten it myself, and the economy of the device remains to be seen, but I do like sparkling water, so it has proved appreciated.
    I wish the nice glass bottles fit this one though. sodastream.jpg
  4. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    There's a guy that comes in to buy the CO2 tanks from us. Says he only uses it for cocktails. Carbonates his beverages. Or something like that.

    There is a flavor similar to Sprite/7up that I'm sure would be tasty mixed with some Gin.
  5. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    I got an unexpected gift of a pressure cooker. I was pretty stunned as I only mentioned it in passing a long time ago. So far I am really enjoying it.
  6. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    sweet Jim, what was the first bunk of nest that got to see it's use ?
  7. schanop

    schanop Founding Member

    Got new baking stone, 38x30x2 cm. It is a granite honed on both side, even has juice groove on reverse side, from Black Rock Grill. And it fits very well in my compact size oven. Oven spring is pretty awesome, much better than thin pizza stone I have been using.

  8. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  9. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    Sorry James, just saw this now. Mostly stocks and soups. Made one of my best pea soups ever with the Christmas hambone. Also tried hardboiled eggs in it as discussed in that egg thread, works great.
  10. John Fout

    John Fout Founding Member

    One has been on the radar. Just things like kitchen shoes because the dog chewed his first pair of shoes in the six years I've had him and kitchen aid mixer repairs are coming first.

    Have you used it?
  11. Jeffery Hunter

    Jeffery Hunter Founding Member

    Yeah I've had the opportunity to play a little. I've done some Sousvide before but this thing is great and can see myself getting lots of use out of it at home and as well as some catering probably. I can appreciate the need and cost of quality kitchen shoes as well!
  12. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    finally got a Dutch Oven. Off brand from Shopko, but been watching it for a year and a half. msrp $99. been hovering at $39 for a while. then I guess black is not as desirable and it went to $34. with rewards coupons, I ended up paying $14 for it. I looked at the $200 plus models and just couldn't see that much difference. Wish me luck, on the maiden voyage tonight. Just went in the oven

    IMG_20170309_162902799.jpg IMG_20170309_163353434.jpg
  13. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    Looking good Mike.
    I have an off brand and it works very well compared to my expensive ones.. No idea how it will hold up over time.
  14. Even if it doesn't hold so well to prolonged use, as long as the enamel doesn't come off too soon it's a great score at $14. And it looks good.
  15. Mrmnms

    Mrmnms Founding Member Gold Contributor

    At $14 net , everything you cook will taste that much better Mike
  16. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    Thanks guys. Chicken breasts over vegetables came out PDG. would have spiced it more heavily if not for the tender ones in attendance. love some recommendations on what to prep where the Dutch Oven shines.
  17. I make a lot of bean stews/soups. Use the PC to prep the beans and then slower cooking in the Dutch Oven with everything else.
  18. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    Thanks Valgard. I had some baked beans in the plan. I do not yet have a pressure cooker. Wife has an irrational fear of them owed to a family legend that I find questionable.
  19. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    Let me guess, Mike, blew up and killed half the people in the house? :D That's sorta how the story goes in my house! :jump
  20. Tell her that the new PC are much safer than the old stove top ones (I know of a few accidents with very old stove top PCs back in Cuba so the legend could be true, some burned people including my wife though her burning wasn't as bad as others') and they are extremely safe (several security measures are in place). I have ZERO worries with my "Instant Pot". Making beans without a PC is a PITA, especially here at 1000m above sea level. Enjoy your Dutch Oven.

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