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Re: Good Kitchen Tools, Gadgets, White Good etc.....
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2019, 09:12:24 pm »
Wow, that is much more attractive @Steffen . Should I ever need to backfill, that will be on the short list.
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« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2019, 04:51:09 pm »
What about non-stick pans? I have two sizes of Henckels' ceramic pans. They are nice and hefty and conduction-compliant. I find that eggs can at time stick to them more than I'd prefer.

This morning I fried up some eggs. I sprayed the pan lightly with avocado oil and then added a touch of ghee for flavor.

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Pickapeppa's Hot Mango sauce is one of the best condiments in the world. It is just fantastic on pretty much everything, and I don't typically like sweet things mixed in with savory. The red hot sauce is also very flavorful.
 
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A quick scrape with a rubber spatula (metal is still not OK with this form of non-stick) removed the little egg crispies as seen here. Where it can get a bit stubborn is if you let the egg crust on the bottom of the pan, which is easier to do and harder to clean than I would prefer.

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« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2019, 07:29:58 pm »
@mclaincausey I prefer Iron Pans, there as blank as it gets and are if burned in as non stick as a coated pan but a more natural way.

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« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2019, 09:35:31 pm »
If by that you mean cast iron skillets, I certainly use those, as well as crockery (like the Le Creuset Dutch oven in use right now). But those are suited for different applications IMO based on not just the surface but the heat retention. You (or maybe it's just I) can't do certain things as well (say, a French omelette), or at least certainly as easily, on cast iron as on non-stick, and I feel much safer using ceramic than the coated varieties, which have been shown to be toxic in the past. I'm especially particular with eggs, as I find them pretty gross under- or over- cooked.
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« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2019, 09:48:59 pm »
@mclaincausey  I mean carbon steel pans, the ones that you have to burn in and after time get blackish from the fats and oils that are used during the cooking. I only use that model in a 20cm and a 28cm diameter:

https://www.debuyer.com/en/products/mineral-b-pro-frypan-with-cast-stainless-steel-handle

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« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2019, 12:14:19 am »
Ah, yeah I have an All-Clad that looks just like that, but I think it's stainless. That does sound interesting, as I love seasoning cast iron and the properties that imparts.

That said, I'm not sure steel is any more natural than ceramic, they are both man-made, industrial materials.
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« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2019, 12:40:52 am »
With more Natural I meant in comparisson to PTFE/Teflon Coated pans and not ceramic, I´d say at least from what I see at my friends homes PTFE/Teflon coated pans are basiclly what everyone uses these days because its convinient and cheap.
The modern ceramic coated pans are indeed quite nice, i owned one once but I like the rustic Steel Pans more because they literally can take serious beating, any sort of Metall Tools are no problem, the cleaning process is really straight forward and they last basicly forever if used and cared for correctly.

A plus for me is that de buyer products are made in france since 1850 which i think is something that should be preserverd especially of the product is that good.

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« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2019, 01:54:00 am »
We have gone mostly cast iron seasoned with flax seed oil. I still use butter for flavor and non stick, but metal spatulas get used all the time with no damage. Here is a link to how we seasoned. I’m sure there are lots of ways to accomplish the same thing though.

https://traditionalcookingschool.com/food-preparation/how-to-season-cast-iron/

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« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2019, 04:10:02 pm »
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Moccamaster Cup One.


Heats the water to the ideal temperature for coffee, and makes one cup at a time. I'm the only coffee drinker in my house and I generally only drink one cup a day, so this works out great for me. Replaced my French Press that I swore by for two decades.


Internals are handmade or something (I don't really care), so it's not cheap.
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Re: Good Kitchen Tools, Gadgets, White Goods etc.....
« Reply #39 on: October 06, 2019, 05:50:59 pm »
Best blender?
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« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2019, 05:57:53 pm »
We have had our Vitamix for years. Still going strong

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« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2019, 06:27:55 pm »
Which model?  Vitamix is on my shortlist.....
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« Reply #42 on: October 06, 2019, 06:37:03 pm »
I've had the vitamix pro 750 for six years. With the separate "dry grains" container, I have all the bases covered. Their new smart system line is impressive too, but I prefer the classic blenders.
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« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2019, 08:40:16 pm »
I just checked. Ours is the 6300.

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« Reply #44 on: October 07, 2019, 07:30:47 am »
Thank you....
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