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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

restaurant supply

Seriously. I've got a bunch of no-name (at least no name that I recognize) utensils, sheet pans, racks, etc from the restaurant supply store that are far superior to even the nicest "consumer" stuff you can buy. Cost less too.

Wife tries to keep me away from the restaurant supply store because I always come out of there with a ton of stuff.
post #7082 of 7382
I do like many OXO and Giesser Messer kitchen tools though. Many are well designed. The OXO pepper grinder is nice for quick refills, and comes apart easily for cleaning as well. I think I have 3 or 4 of them and I often fill them with spice blends to grind.
post #7083 of 7382
The grinders from IKEA are good.
post #7084 of 7382
i really love my unicorn magnum grinder. love is an understatement
post #7085 of 7382
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Seriously. I've got a bunch of no-name (at least no name that I recognize) utensils, sheet pans, racks, etc from the restaurant supply store that are far superior to even the nicest "consumer" stuff you can buy. Cost less too.
I pick up almost all of my "smalls" (spatulas, spoons, whisks, etc) at restaurant supply.
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

I do like many OXO and Giesser Messer kitchen tools though. Many are well designed. The OXO pepper grinder is nice for quick refills, and comes apart easily for cleaning as well. I think I have 3 or 4 of them and I often fill them with spice blends to grind.
I do like some of the OXO equipment, but some of the new additions haven't been as impressive. I've got an OXO mandoline that's great. and their vegetable peelers are good, too.
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The grinders from IKEA are good.
Also great from IKEA -- regular glassware (not stemware).
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

i really love my unicorn magnum grinder. love is an understatement
This. it's really a terrific piece of equipment.
post #7086 of 7382
OXO shit is too ugly for me to allow in my kitchen
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

OXO shit is too ugly for me to allow in my kitchen
it is a bit. the orthopedic shoes of the kitchen.
post #7088 of 7382
I will look again, the last time I saw a restaurant supply spatula, it was a bit too flimsy looking (though they had those big bladed short-order cook style ones that were very sturdy).

Agree with both sides on the OXO stuff. It's usually well made and the working end of the tool is usually well designed, but I hate their giant orthopedic handles and overuse of rubber. Maybe I will love it all when I am old...but right now they don't fit in my crock of utensils.
It's also the only thing half the stores seem to sell as an upgraded alternative to the crappy chefmate stuff.
post #7089 of 7382
so i have this fucking dope-ass mandoline, but i store in in a drawer where fingers are constantly going in and out of. is there something easy that can be done to cover up the blade while it's in the drawer? i store it upside down and all, but i'm a champion of safety, so any recommendations would be great.

http://www.amazon.com/Benriner-BN1-Japanese-Mandoline-Slicer/dp/B0000VZ57C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1394503718&sr=8-2&keywords=benriner+mandoline
post #7090 of 7382
piece of packing/duct tape across top where the blade is?
post #7091 of 7382
Wasn't sure about residual adhesive screwing the blade up, but I guess if the tape doesn't touch the blade then that method would work just fine
post #7092 of 7382
Just wear Kevlar gloves when you're digging through draws.
post #7093 of 7382
i always kept my benriner in the box it came in for just that reason.
mandolines are scary things. i had a friend whose wife gave him one of those big expensive french ones for christmas. decided to make pomme souffles and the first potato sliced all of the skin off his palm.
we had an intern once who would put bandaids on every finger BEFORE she used it. smart girl.
post #7094 of 7382
My wife took the tip of her finger off with one. That one finger is still flat on the tip, 3 years later. She won't go near the mandoline anymore.

The palm is way worse, though *shudder*
post #7095 of 7382
Do you find that one wide enough or do you have to spend too much time cutting things small enough to for the blade.

The reviews on the larger model are not as good.
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