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Kitchen Tools

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by mgm9128, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    ^ The arm-hair thing or the cherry thing?
     
  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Arm hair. Never tried cherry tomatoes.
     
  3. Cary Grant

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    Sad reminder of how dull currently are my knives....
     
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    I'm about to throw up some chickpea fritters
     
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    Do you pre-steam them in the dishwasher?
     
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    huh?
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  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Love them. The caccia designs are the most beautiful flatware to my eyes.
     
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    gomestar Senior member

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    i'm partial to the Renzo Piano designed flatware, i think iittala makes them
     
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  9. idfnl

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    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.
     
  10. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How did you destroy this pan?
     
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    Simple answer is that it doesn't non-stick anymore. It seems to develop this flat color, that sheen from the non-stick surface disappears and then I'm left with a pan that unless I heat it at high heat I'm fucked. It just sticks.

    I'm not sure how to maintain it, washing, etc. What is the correct method? The lady at the store told me just water but that's a bit gross.
     
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  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nonstick wears off after a time, but it is a pretty long time. Washing is just soap and hot water, nothing abrasive and a soft sponge, not a green one. I've honestly never had this problem, maybe try a different brand.
     
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    So I used a 'faux' abrasive pad, and my former significant other ran it in the DW which I wasn't sure was damaging or not. I got 2 years max from that Woll before I started to notice stick.

    So I cant use that plasticy pad? I rubbed very lightly. And how long should one last?
     
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    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.
     
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    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."
     
  16. itsstillmatt

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    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.
     
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    holy fuck truck. $144 for a spoon? or is that for six spoons? even still... holy fuck truck!
     
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    Six spoons.
     
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    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?
     
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    2 years? No way, bro. That's impossible. 2 years??
     

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