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post #136 of 290
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

I like some of the steel Christofle patterns like Tenere, I might get something like that for daily use myself. The price is also a little more fair than Alessi.

The Christofle is a lot more expensive stainless to stainless. If you mean fair for what you get, I think Alessi does a really good job with their stainless stuff. Their silver is great too, but not really what we are talking about.
post #137 of 290
holy fuck truck. $144 for a spoon? or is that for six spoons? even still... holy fuck truck!
post #138 of 290
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

holy fuck truck. $144 for a spoon? or is that for six spoons? even still... holy fuck truck!

Six spoons.
post #139 of 290
I only saw the silver version of the pattern you mentioned, looks similar to a pattern I collect by Tiffany called Faneuil, which is supposedly Queen Anne inspired, but looks very modern to me. Very nice, I actually had no idea that Alessi produced in silver.

I've been contemplating completing the set and using it daily. Having this stuff around solely for entertaining is starting to feel like a waste of effort. Do you guys use stainless daily or silver?
post #140 of 290
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Depending on frequency of use, two years isn't that bad. I don't remember where I got this advice, but it was essentially "Don't spend a lot on a non-stick pan because they're disposable."

2 years? No way, bro. That's impossible. 2 years??
post #141 of 290
I just pitched a Sam's Club "Bakers and Chefs" brand 8" nonstick pan after about 5 years of pretty regular use. Omelettes were starting to get a little dicey, and I surely hadn't babied the thing. Nothing was sticking to it really, but omelettes weren't flipping like they used to. I've had good luck with their stuff, even occasionally using the abrasive side of the sponge near the end.

Using non-stick spray does sometimes have a reaction with some nonstick coatings, and can instantly ruin them, or at least I have read such. Otherwise, I don't know what you're doing to these things.
post #142 of 290
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

I only saw the silver version of the pattern you mentioned, looks similar to a pattern I collect by Tiffany called Faneuil, which is supposedly Queen Anne inspired, but looks very modern to me. Very nice, I actually had no idea that Alessi produced in silver.

I've been contemplating completing the set and using it daily. Having this stuff around solely for entertaining is starting to feel like a waste of effort. Do you guys use stainless daily or silver?

We use silver every night. Doesn't seem to do much good sitting around unused.
post #143 of 290
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Depending on frequency of use, two years isn't that bad. I don't remember where I got this advice, but it was essentially "Don't spend a lot on a non-stick pan because they're disposable."

2 years? No way, bro. That's impossible. 2 years??

I spent $20 on my current pan at Bed, Bath & Beyond. It's about two years old now and going strong. But, if it weren't, I wouldn't care and would just get another. The All-Clad we got as a wedding gift lasted about five years, but it cost more than $200. I'm (not?) sticking with $20 pans from here on.
post #144 of 290
Matt, I think I'll put this plan into action.
post #145 of 290
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

I'm a train wreck with non-stick. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong.

Anyway, I prefer a cast iron frying pan. I have one of these:

http://www.polyvore.com/iittala_tools_cast_iron_fry/thing?id=9579641

Awful pic, I don't think its made any more.

I have this nice Woll non-stick and have wrecked it. Has anyone solved how not to destroy one of these? I've gone thru like 4.

You could try these and make them non-stick yourself by burning them in and using them:

TpT2K.jpg

de Buyer

Good prices too. (At least over here in Europe.)
post #146 of 290
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

Sad reminder of how dull currently are my knives....

ditto. any advice on sharpening? ive used a sharpener at home, but it never seems to work. Obviously because i have no fucking idea what im doing.
post #147 of 290
i'd get a sharpening stone (a wetstone) and pull up a youtube video on how to use it.
post #148 of 290
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

ditto. any advice on sharpening? ive used a sharpener at home, but it never seems to work. Obviously because i have no fucking idea what im doing.

check the knife sharpening threak in this here forum teacha.gif
post #149 of 290
I've never figured out knife sharpening. I did, however, chip the hell out of a perfectly good sandwich knife.
post #150 of 290
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i'd get a sharpening stone (a wetstone) and pull up a youtube video on how to use it.
i may give that a go. As lazy as i am, i wish there was someone locally that could do it.

or mebbe get me a new set of of Shuns.
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

check the knife sharpening threak in this here forum teacha.gif
had no idea this existed. on mah way to shit up that thread with my noob questions!!!
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

I've never figured out knife sharpening. I did, however, chip the hell out of a perfectly good sandwich knife.

I did that as well to a small santuko. not one of my finest moments.
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