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Kitchen Acquisitions

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

  1. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    2014-05-09 00.12.18.jpg I have a bottle of blairs 3am im afraid to open. to put it into perspective, tabasco rates between 2500 and 500 on the scoville scale, this stuff is between 1.5 - 2 million, it is not at all supposed to be taken directly, I just bought it cause it looked cool as hell lol, I get some serious hot stuff out there, but its usually when I have a really good flavour in something and dont want to change it much but add a bit of kick, the higher sauces ive found good for that as I only need to add a tbsp or so
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  3. Jim, how does that pour? Looks like it has a proper pout!

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  4. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    Alas she is a bit drippy. I push it a bit so I may have to slow down some.
    Worth the buck I paid thou.
     
  5. Egg poacher because other than not being able to bake, I can't seem to poach an egg properly either

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    Cuisinart 12qt stock pot

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    Tovolo tongs

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  6. butch

    butch Founding Member

    picked these up yesterday. fake blade in them and im going to redo the wood too but never saw a bread slicer like this. i think with a nice blade it will work for many slicing tasks. oo and there just coll old tools. (BTW rescued from being uses ad DVD racks )
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  7. Same here. I always end up with egg drop soup. I now have two of these.

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    I am not big on breakfast but husband is, so one of them is getting a lot of use. Technically it is more of a steamed egg, but he is not complaining.

    My favorite garlic press recently died. (a brand that seems to no longer exist) The hinge pin finally wore out and kept falling out. Eventually went down the drain. So far I have taken home 5 different brands from the shop. This Wusthof model is the most recent one.

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    The Wusthof one retails anywhere from $35 to $54 and is probably one of the worst models I have tried. I would be really pissed if I paid retail for it. Even at wholesale it is over priced. It sounds like a good idea, with two baskets and different size holes. More garlic squishes out the sides than goes through the holes. Mine is going into the recycle bin and the ones at the shop are going in the clearance bin.

    I actually don't use a garlic press much for smashing garlic. I use one a lot for squeezing the juice out of minced up ginger for marinades and sauces.
     
  8. Butch, did you get the wooden bin part too? I couldn't figure out how you used that thing. A google image search for "cast iron bread slicer" turned up some wonderful looking old models.
     
  9. butch

    butch Founding Member

    wooden bin? it has the 2 wooden boards that conect the cast ends but i have nothing more. i got the pivot freed up and can now work out how to make the new blades and new boards (i have a bunch of walnut in the shop tht should work greaat
     
  10. Bad word choice on my part. Guess is it more boards than bin.

    Most of what I found images for looked similar to this one.

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    Your post above shows two slicers. Does yours have a slicer on each end.
     
  11. butch

    butch Founding Member

    yep both are complete but im going to redo all the wood and since they replaced the blades with blunt SS show blades. not sure if i want to do O1 or xhp for the blades
     
  12. I use hand held graters. Best thing ever for garlic, onion, shallots and ginger when you want the juices included.
     
  13. BathonUk

    BathonUk Founding Member

    Kenwood KM280

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    Deep fryer

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    I bought this one in Zwilling shop while my trip to Germany (Solingen, Remsheid)

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  14. EdipisReks

    EdipisReks The Picasso of Creepiness Founding Member

    A 6.3 qt Magefesa pressure cooker, in excellent condition, cheap on eBay. My wife accidentally donated our Presto pressure cooker to Goodwill (I hadn't used it for a few weeks, and put under our kitchen island so that it wouldn't get dusty: apparently that meant I didn't want it anymore), so I figured this was a good opportunity to get one that doesn't vent during cooking. Good thing I discovered it was gone, as I'm having guests this coming Friday, and I had been planning on making the risotto recipe from Modernest Cuisine.
     
  15. WarrenB

    WarrenB Contributor

    Just picked up a board from TK Maxx, believe it is TJ Maxx in the US? It's approx 18" x 12" and 30mm thick, not as symmetrical as the ones the guys sell on the forums but it still looks pretty nice and was a great price. Was a little worried about it only being 30mm as our other board is 40mm, but we don't really have huge changes in humidity and it will be looked after so I guess it will be fine. Going to give it some oil later.
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  16. Nice, Warren.
     
  17. WarrenB

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  18. John Fout

    John Fout Founding Member

    Wants one... nicely done
     
  19. schanop

    schanop Founding Member

    Just unboxed Anova 220 model. They even shipped the correct AC cable for Australia.

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  20. That was quick. What are you planning on making?
     

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