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Old 02-19-2012, 05:45 PM   #41
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Professional grade or not, I often wonder why a slicer is on so many people's wish list. Personally, I see no use for one in a home kitchen.

My father had one. All it did is take up space. He probably used it as much as twice a year.

So, could somebody explain it to me?
One among many uses! Carpaccio!
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #42
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One among many uses! Carpaccio!
Oh, my goodness! How could I forget THAT one! Haven't made any lately but you can't beat an electric slicer (and a freezer) for perfect carpaccio!
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:00 PM   #43
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Wok burner with a good hood

Wood fired oven

Really good meat slicer.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:46 PM   #44
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I already own everything I want from a Hobart N-50, to a Robot Coupe R2 food processor, Vita Mix 4000 blender, small commercial slicer, 24 qt and up stockpots, etc. I can't think of a thing I need.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:11 PM   #45
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Oh, my goodness! How could I forget THAT one! Haven't made any lately but you can't beat an electric slicer (and a freezer) for perfect carpaccio!
Arugula, shaved Parm and a little dressing! You should never forget!
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:40 PM   #46
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if you could choose just one professional appliance (mexican workers do not count as appliances )
Why not?
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:18 PM   #47
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Yes, this please. Have it delivered to my apartment posthaste.

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I'd love a nice Viking range...

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Old 02-20-2012, 06:45 PM   #48
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I discovered that the most important commercial appliance was ventilation. The next is heat. Pro style ranges are nice but still not commercial ranges. Power burners are paltry compared to the jet engine of a commercial wok burner (125,000 btu) Then comes the sharp knife--not fancy or expensive, just razor sharp. Finally comes the knowledge to use these tools.

I had to settle for good ventilation, a good pro style range, a sharp knife and a great culinary education (which began at home).

The reality is I gots what I needs. But I do like my KA 600 and my Vitamix.

Right now I'd settle for a second dishwasher...really handy when entertaining.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:59 PM   #49
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One of the more difficult kitchen tasks, especially when preparing a multi-course meal, is keeping things warm. Yet, the magic words Alto-Sham have yet to appear. Surprising.

Being as we've morphed into listing all the appliances we want, put me down for one.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:10 PM   #50
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Never considered an Alto-Shaam, I am more inclined towards a steam table. That said, I wouldn't have to buy any additional steam table pans...I have scads of them.
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