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Old 03-05-2008, 12:57 AM   #11
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Aw Man, PastaKing, Pampered Chef is a wonderful thing and offering more and more for the serious cook. Wouldn't wanna be without my stoneware, or my cookware (both non-stick and stainless pieces) for that matter! Also have an old copper bottom set, a few pieces of cast iron, a Le Creuset oval casserole, some stock pots and essentials from my parents' restaurant, and a few different cutlery lines. And let's not forget pottery collections, Grandma's Currier & Ives ... love dishes, you name it, I got it. DH and girls got me the coolest immersion blender for Christmas and I'm currently lobbying for a new food processor.

My favorite? My 4.5 quart satin copper Kitchen Aid ... if only I could afford that 6 quart monster at Williams Sonoma, but $900! **choke**
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:37 AM   #12
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No, my mom says I have too much cooking stuff already!
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:47 AM   #13
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ok...i must admit...
i'm a compulsive buyer of glasses mugs and coffee cups.
i love them so much...
about pans and cooking toys i have not so many because i have no room enough, but the last madness is a waffle maker (never used still) and i love so much also biscuits cutters...
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:47 PM   #14
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My weakness is stainless All-Clad and enameled cast iron, especially Staub, and cookbooks. I haven't been really cooking that much so it's strange that I have all this, but I want it---AND it makes me very happy.

Does anyone know the rhyme or reason behind cookware junkie-dom? Why do we want all this, and why does it make us happy. THAT I'm still trying to figure out.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:06 PM   #15
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Hi, my name is Carol and I'm a kitchen gadget junkie. I have been so for over 20 years.
It's okay, Carol. You're among friends here and no one will judge you.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:08 PM   #16
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ok...i must admit...
i'm a compulsive buyer of glasses mugs and coffee cups.
i love them so much...
about pans and cooking toys i have not so many because i have no room enough, but the last madness is a waffle maker (never used still) and i love so much also biscuits cutters...
I forgot coffee mugs! I love them, too, and have way too many to keep in the cupboard at any one time. I have to rotate them periodically.
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:40 PM   #17
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Women never have enough shoes.
Men never have enough tools.
Children never have enough toys.
Cooks never have enough stuff, either - and seldom have enough space to store all that they already have!

I'm constantly faced with the problem of seeing something I could use for something, something I would like to have for some reason, but faced with the reality of - Where would I put it if I had it and how often would I really use it?
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:47 PM   #18
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Women never have enough shoes.
Men never have enough tools.
Children never have enough toys.
Cooks never have enough stuff, either - and seldom have enough space to store all that they already have!

I'm constantly faced with the problem of seeing something I could use for something, something I would like to have for some reason, but faced with the reality of - Where would I put it if I had it and how often would I really use it?
Ha totally true. I promised myself to acquire nothing as I am renovating my new house and everything is in storage. (I moved on with almost nothing of my own and was used to having a fully stocked high end kitchen DeMeyere LeCreuset Whustoff and all sorts of $$$ stuff)

While I miss the fancy stuff my personal taste runs to the vintage. Free of Mrs Fussysnob I couldn't resuist the urge to acquire (and dredge up the old inherited stuff) things that were more "Me" so now I am like a junkie filling my storage unit and stuffing the litte kitchen I am about to demo with stuff trading things out of storage etc.

I have a utilitarian set of muticlad cuisinart saucepans and skillets that I bought used and feel free to abuse without repercussion but I love the vintage stuff the most. I have some quite large old farberware pots and a bunch of vintage pyrex and corningware bowls and bakeware. I have 3 Griswold cast iron skillets that are battered but really sweet anyway. A couple grill pans (Lodge and LC) and a handful of old knives (a bunch of old Chicago Cutlery and some hefty antique carbon steel one of which is a Sabatier)

Nothing I have was expensive and none of it is really high end but It all has a purpose and it is all durable. I will probably fill in the middle with a couple good SS pieces and I really miss the LC so when I have the dough I will get some of that but my goal is to have a lot of different and unfussy things. My kitchen is tiny in an 1800s rowhouse so I while I love to have lots of toys they have to be utilitarian to justify thier existance. Just cant wait to have the kitchen done so I can play will all of them.

The sad cheapo Ikea pots that were supposed to get me through the renovation have been turned into dogbowls where the perform nicely.
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:09 PM   #19
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I like to buy expensive cookware 2nd hand from thrift shops and garage sales.

I am a sucker for kitchen equipment, and I need a 12 step program.
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:16 PM   #20
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A more appropriate question (for me) would be "What cooking stuff DON'T I have?"

I am kinda iffy on used dishes and cookware. Don't ask me why, it's just a hangup. I realize it makes absolutely no sense, and don't think less of anybody who does use it, I am just plain wierd. I can't even use my late grandmother's china, that's how crazy it is. Now if it were passed directly to me by someone, that might be different, but this changed hands a couple of times before it got to me. Why should that matter? I have no idea!
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