well for awhile I had a handle on my addiction but I got the itch again the last few weeks
. Maybe it is the desire to cook more because of the cold, maybe it is that I once again have my kitchen project on the radar... I try to buy only things I will use but I am really running out of space. Recently I have acquired:
A set of 4 copper saucepans for $20 this was probably my most stupid purchase but I could not resist them. They are not the 'best' quality but they look really cool. I have not used them yet so I don't know how they will work out. I have SS and CI and Le Creuset so I figured I would round off the pot selection.
2 CI skillets for $2 a piece. Really don't need them because I have plenty but I just sort of enjoy restoring the darn things. I was trying to decide which one was better quality but at $4 total I just bought both. One it turns out is a real piece of Junk
. It is marked only Made in USA. Once I got the rust and dirt off it is really poorly cast (very heavy though) I don't think it is that old and looks like It was never used/seasoned. I will try to season it and see how it comes but it is not nice.. maybe it will be good for camping/outdoor use of letting people borrow. The other which was really coated thick with carbon (so much so I thought it was paint but was not) I think will be a great skillet when I am done. It is unmarked except for the size (8) but it has a smooth finish inside like my Griswolds but is much heavier. I think this will end up being a favorite.
I picked up an Krups ice cream maker for $7 (my former roomate had one just like it it was cool to have around even if it did not get used alot)It the kind with the canister that you keep in the freezer so it is an annoying space hog.
A 50 year old Sunbeam mixmaster (edit) which is sort of frightening
but really really cool..again could not resist it for about $6 Meat Grinder included it is quite beat up but works fine
and finally a never used Mandolin and a brand new microplane hand turned grater for $2 and $3
.... all of this because I needed a stupid crock pot to bring chili to the office chili cookoff. I bought one of those too but I think it will make me unhappy after reading up on them here I should have gotten an older one. The one I got is a fairly recent proctor-silex and I think a piece of junk but it will do the job of warming up the chili I am sure.