Originally Posted by aravenel
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.
Originally Posted by impolyt_one
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.
Originally Posted by b1os
The grinders from IKEA are good.
Also great from IKEA -- regular glassware (not stemware).
Originally Posted by indesertum
i really love my unicorn magnum grinder. love is an understatement
This. it's really a terrific piece of equipment.