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Random Food Questions Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by kwilkinson, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    The grinders from IKEA are good.
     
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    i really love my unicorn magnum grinder. love is an understatement
     
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  5. foodguy

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    I pick up almost all of my "smalls" (spatulas, spoons, whisks, etc) at restaurant supply.
    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.

    Also great from IKEA -- regular glassware (not stemware).

    This. it's really a terrific piece of equipment.
     
  6. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    OXO shit is too ugly for me to allow in my kitchen
     
  7. foodguy

    foodguy Well-Known Member

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    it is a bit. the orthopedic shoes of the kitchen.
     
  8. otc

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    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.
     
  9. gomestar

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  10. otc

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    piece of packing/duct tape across top where the blade is?
     
  11. gomestar

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    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
     
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    Just wear Kevlar gloves when you're digging through draws.
     
  13. foodguy

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    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.
     
  14. aravenel

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    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*
     
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  15. otc

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    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.
     
  16. foodguy

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    I have a benriner, but I really prefer the OXO. Much more flexible and really well put together.
    [​IMG]

    It's a bargain at $39, but I think I paid something like $25 for it at a Marshall's.
     
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    Why do pepper mills always come with pepper corns??
     
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    Just the tip?
     
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