Kitchen Tools

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  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    i've actually often wished that i had a kitchen aid more than some of the shit we're talking about here. how is it?
     
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    The pasta attachment is fantastic.
     


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    Join the club. We meet on Thursdays. Its pot luck only.
     


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    My parents just got a Kitchen Aid mixer and we put it through its paces over the holidays. It's great if you do a lot of baking. They bought me a Vitamix. Calling this machine a really powerful blender (which it is) is an injustice. It can make everything from smoothies to sorbets to hot soups. I think it would be useful to everyone from a beginning cook to a professional chef.
     


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    fucking awesome. i use it 3-4 times a week.
    this. I hesitated when i saw the price...i paid 200 just for the pasta thing...however, VERY well worth it.


    I need to check one of those out. my blender sucks nuts.
     


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    Hmm, I can get a WMF pressure cooker 6.5q that normally costs like 110€ for 70€. I guess the overall effectiveness for making stock still makes it worth a buy, no?
     


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    that's the size i got. i didn't get it just to get stock. in fact, the real reason i got it is probably because i'm so damned hard to shop for and ms. foodguy needed an xmas present. but it seems like a reasonable enough size. i got a fagor electric and have been pleased with it in the early going.
     


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    I think I'll get one. Is it useful for small sizes of beans/lentils and stuff, too, or just for bigger batches?
     


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    mine has worked great for small batches. ridiculous waste of equipment, i know, but i make oatmeal in it every morning: 1/3 cup steel oats and 1 cup water. (the thing is,as i said before, it has a stay-warm cycle)
     


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    They are very good for oxtails as well. For other tough meats, but oxtails just seem made for the pressure cooker. FWIW, I have two. One is a large stockpot and the other about the size of fg's. I use that one for cooking beans quite often.

    To take this full circle, Modernist Cuisine has a carnitas recipe in a pressure cooker. I guess I am a little surprised they didn't just cavitate it for 128 hours, but it does seem like a good use for a pressure cooker.
     
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    Not having read Modernist Cuisine really makes me feel like an outsider. :(

    I guess I'll have good use for the pressure cooker. While it's no Kiton, er, Kuhn Rikon, WMF is a solid German company and the price is good for that. Thanks for the advice.
     


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    Not sure how many people have actually read it, so don't worry. Doesn't keep anybody from having an opinion.
     


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    lol
     


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    It's really not that expensive. You'd have to vacuum seal an awful lot of food to make up the $450 difference in price between that vp112 and the newest foodsaver. 20ft of foodsaver bags is $24 on amazon. I mean, it doesn't make sense to vacuum seal half an avocado like they do in the ads, but for meats purchased in bulk and stuff, it makes sense.
     


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