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Old 10-29-2007, 02:07 PM   #21
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Oh, I'll have to check the dollar tree. I've been looking for something like that.
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:58 PM   #22
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Check your Home Goods local store (is like a TJMaxx but for house items), the clearance section has nice quality stuff at rock bottom prices. But you must be patient and know exactly what you need if you want to maximize your savings. I remember getting Le Cruiset ramekins (set of 4) for $3, regular price $5 and a 12 piece Pyrex set for $10.
I will check the Salvation Army next time. That is a really good tip.
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:08 AM   #23
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...12 piece Pyrex set for $10.
r u serious...GEE WHIZ...i love my pyrex lol
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:36 AM   #24
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Rom, I am not sure if this is cheap or expensive in Oz.
The set included two measuring jars and eight different containers, I guess it is a 15 piece set including the lids.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:47 AM   #25
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Thank you for all the suggestions. I'll check a lot of these places out :).
No one mentioned "Linens and Things". I like them better than BBB. The 20% off coupon isn't much but, it is better than a "sharp poke in the eye"!

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Old 11-29-2007, 04:53 AM   #26
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Most areas have some sort of restaurant supply store. Some require that you actually work in the industry. Some don't You'll have to do the research. If you wanted to, you could actually get a few business cards, which is usually enough proof of being in the industry, to open an account at any of these places.

At these places, you don't pay for the gussying up and all...you get exactly what chefs use in professional kitchens. It's really worth looking into. I've gotten so used to shopping there that my home kitchen pretty much looks exactly like work.
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:36 AM   #27
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For anything that you need to cut with, stay away from Wal-Mart. Knives, box graters,cheese slicers, all useless. I suppose they can't screw up wooden spoons.....
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For anything that you need to cut with, stay away from Wal-Mart. Knives, box graters,cheese slicers, all useless. I suppose they can't screw up wooden spoons.....
I got one of my BEST knives at a dollar store. Sliced myself twice in the same exact place!!! And I paid a $1 for that. LoL

Seriously tho, I really did/do like that knife. It isn't the knive's fault, it was mine for not kicking other people out of the kitchen while I was cooking. I got distracted and there goes the finger. LoL
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:58 PM   #29
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Rom, I am not sure if this is cheap or expensive in Oz.
The set included two measuring jars and eight different containers, I guess it is a 15 piece set including the lids.
1 small baking dish is over 12$ :( i made a point to RE-check the prices last nite lol
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:06 PM   #30
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For good pans, I check out sales on line for specific pans that I have my eye on. Watch for when they have free shipping. But for ceramic dishes, you can get great stuff at second hand stores. And I've even gotten LeCreuset in a good thrift store. Knives are not usually a find in a thrift store or even garage sales. Most people have junk knives, and anybody who owns a good knife is not going to get rid of it. Gadgets, though you can always find in practically new condition at thrift stores. Good cast iron can be had that are well-seasoned at estate sales, and antique shops. Such specialty pans like aebleskiver pans or cast iron cornbread pans are sometimes good used finds, as people don't use them and just clear out their kitchen.
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