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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

Do you agree that the foil plates have to go?
he should get these to maintain the crinkle effect.

post #6332 of 7385
In order to splurge on the steak, I had to skimp on other components of my meal, including, but not limited to, proper dinnerware and my dignity.
post #6333 of 7385
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

Well, your steak looks good, perhaps a touch overdone, but I think you can afford nicer dinnerware.

That doneness is how I like my steak and don't knock the aluminum foil, particularly for single guys. Throw some bread in there, some salad things and you are good to go. Once done, throw the foil in the garbage, no fuss no muss.
post #6334 of 7385
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

That doneness is how I like my steak and don't knock the aluminum foil, particularly for single guys. Throw some bread in there, some salad things and you are good to go. Once done, throw the foil in the garbage, no fuss no muss.

Can you do the same with spaghetti? confused.gif
post #6335 of 7385
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

The knife-on-aluminum scratching was pretty disturbing.. I admittedly wanted to avoid cutting the steak on the board because I didn't want to clean up the resulting mess

Ikea has small plastic cutting boards for $1.99
post #6336 of 7385
Though they're made from melted down protesters from Guangdong Provence.
post #6337 of 7385
Are there any constant rules for buying fruit, specifically citrus? Heavy for its size? I hate how so many different types of fruit have different rules for picking the best. At least there is wifi in stores and I can just look it up but still... how the hell am I supposed to remember off the top of my head what makes a good Ugli fruit and what makes a good pumelo? And some fruits the color of their skin matters, sometimes it doesn't.

However, foodguy's advice to select the orbs with the biggest nipples yielding the sweetest fruit has held true.

That was of course only for sumo mandarins.
post #6338 of 7385
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

Ikea has small plastic cutting boards for $1.99

It's actually only $1.49.

Even better, the dollar store will sell you a whole bottle of dish detergent for $.99. With that, you can reuse the cutting board you already have...hundreds, or maybe thousands of times.
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On a related note, has anyone noticed that ikea now sells "damascus steel" knives? Even has room for the ikea signature wood veneer!

Of course, they sell the same knife without the embossed pattern for less than half the price.
Interesting that they are now offering a whole line of knives with japanese shapes.
post #6340 of 7385
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

First time cooking flank steak, ever. Cut it against the grain after letting it rest for five minutes -- how'd I do?

looks fine. one trick i've learned with flank steak is to hold your knife at an extreme angle ... that way you get thin, wide slices, very tender.
post #6341 of 7385
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post

Maybe this will pick up and people will like it, maybe not.

Definitely the latter.

Is there a good "budget" option for an ice cream maker? Any alternative to a single-purpose machine? I remember hearing something about using a coffee can, perhaps a little more permanent?
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I like my donvier maker....nice and simple hand crank (but you only have to crank it every couple of minutes so its easy to tend to while watching tv or something. Only have to put the sleeve in the freezer, and everything else doesn't take up much space.

But I don;t think they are much cheaper than the cuisinart machines that don't require any hand labor.

Cheaper than that are the kind that look like a wooden pail and you just pour ice and rock salt around something that does look kind of like a coffee can and it has a motor that spins it...but those things are loud as shit and the pail lets water drain so you want to use them outdoors only.
post #6343 of 7385
Yeah, the Cuisinart ones are what, $50? Not going to get much cheaper than that. Heck, even the wooden pail ones can cost that much.

As far as multipurpose, by its very definition, ice cream makers are pretty much a unitasker... Not much else you can do with a giant bowl of frozen goo.
post #6344 of 7385
Oh shit, didn't know Cuisinart's were that cheap.

Think imma kop a good smoker and an ice cream maker for this summer. Casa de la Edina will be ballin' for the next 8 months!
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Yeah, they do a decent enough job too. Clearly, no frozen insert is going to be as good as a compressor driven model, but the compressor ones are several hundred dollars, so scratch that.
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