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Old 04-04-2015, 02:35 PM   #51
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Unless I use one for slicing the meat right before serving, all of the knives I use for preparing the meal are washed and put away before sitting down to the table (I generally clean up as I go when cooking). If I use one at the last moment, then it's placed on the counter right next to the sink and it's the first thing I wash after the meal. Even if my wife is doing clean up, I will often still wash any remaining knives myself, because she doesn't tend to take care of them like I do.
Pretty much the same here, but I leave the knives, lying flat, in the dish drainer. I try to wash them as soon as I have finished using them for a particular meal. Depending on what I have been cutting, a knife might get washed several times during prep. I wash knives for my spouse too, for the same reason.
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Old 04-06-2015, 02:10 PM   #52
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I mention before that I picked up some cheap, extremely cheap set of knives, under "Emeril" name. Oh my. What a garbage. I had a hard time cutting a potato. Yes indeed dull knives are dangerous, if not for my hands then for my wellbeing. It was so frustrating...


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Old 04-06-2015, 05:40 PM   #53
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I mention before that I picked up some cheap, extremely cheap set of knives, under "Emeril" name. Oh my. What a garbage. I had a hard time cutting a potato. Yes indeed dull knives are dangerous, if not for my hands then for my wellbeing. It was so frustrating...

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I have never been one to buy "Celebrity!" Rachel Ray came along and with her orange colored pots and pans along with other kitchen stuff, she cleaned up. Pretty soon you began to hear rumblings of dissatisfaction. And the Wolfgang, Emeril, etc. Junk! I have never jumped on the Celebrity bandwagon. If you are one to spend most of your day in the kitchen, then splurge as much as you can afford and buy something better than "Celebrity." Now I recently saw that RR has a line of diet food program similar to Nutri-System. When did she become a licensed Dietician? It was a very short lived program. I haven't seen anything else on it. And can't even find anything on it.

But she doesn't need the money. She has three homes in New York. And along with her cooking items, she also hawks household items such as bedding. (I wonder if it comes in orange?)

I am glad that she has made it big. She came from nowhere and now look where she is. But I don't envy her. I don't think I ever wanted to work as hard as she does.

But she can't be all bad. She is a fan of The Boston Red Sox!
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:33 PM   #54
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I still have and use daily some of the set of Emerilware that I bought 20 years ago, so not all of it is junk. This is heavy anodized aluminum nonstick. The next generation of "Emerilware" was junk, but the stuff I have was pretty good quality. The 8" and 10" skillets lost their non-stick properties about 8 or 9 years ago, but even that was probably from overheating it by me, not any fault of the pans. The other pots are still going strong, look like brand new. I also have a Mario Batali 9 quart enameled Dutch oven that I love, and it's just about as old as the Emerilware. It was overpriced, but still not as much so as Le Creuset (my no name 6 quart DO was $40 and does everything I ask of it).
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:48 AM   #55
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I recently saw a genuine LC 4 1/2 quart for sale at a garage sale. Brand new for fifty bucks! The guy selling it said "It's only $50. If you want the lid it's an extra $50".
I was so POed I walked away. I didn't need one.....but still!.
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:24 AM   #56
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I have never been one to buy "Celebrity!"
Neither am I. But we needed some knives and some cutting boards. I mostly bought it for Cutting boards. The set of 4 knives and 4 color coordinated cutting boards for $7 bucks was a good deal. Where else could I find it so cheap. I think I'll throw knives away and keep the boards.

Oh, and don't start me on RR , I cannot stand her that would be like declaration of a War. She is so polarizing, people ether like her or hate her. We have had few arguments about her going back to when FN had a forum.
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