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Old 03-10-2012, 04:27 PM   #11
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I have a Zojirushi Rice Cooker, it even cooks up hot cereal. That link takes you to the one I have. If you are serious about rice, this is the one to get, in my opinion.

Wet and dry measuring cups. The handiest one to get is a 2-cup glass measure.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:33 AM   #12
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I agree on the cutting board(s). Mine is glass and easy to clean. Found it at Macys eons ago.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:21 PM   #13
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I agree on the cutting board(s). Mine is glass and easy to clean. Found it at Macys eons ago.

Glass will dull your knives in a heartbeat. Hardwood cutting boards are much better for knives.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:15 PM   #14
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Most of these things are really basic IMO, some can be gotten at the supermarket for a very good price {think Pyrex} others at a good restaurant supply store {non-stick pans, spoons ect} wooden cutting boards are great {end grain} so are synthetics. Look for at least one that has a channel for meat carving.
NEVER EVER skimp on chefs knives. BUY high quality. If you spend thrifty on them you will certainly end up buying them again.
For the bigger stuff I have said this before and I will say it again, have your "wish list" and ask for them as gifts soon enough you will have all that you need.
As a wise man once said " In life... it is not what goes into or out of the pot, but the pot itself"
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Glass will dull your knives in a heartbeat. Hardwood cutting boards are much better for knives.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:29 PM   #16
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Tongs!! I forgot tongs. A must have in a well stocked kitchen.
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Glass will dull your knives in a heartbeat. Hardwood cutting boards are much better for knives.

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Old 03-11-2012, 05:35 PM   #18
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A very small fry pan for toasting pine nuts or cooking 1 egg etc.
A blender/food processor combo. I use mine more than the larger FP
steamer basket
roasting rack
sheet pans
Stock pot
gravy/fat seperator
a couple of portion scoops
Thermometers
spiders
baster

When you look at plates/china look for something that will fit in your cabinets and more importantly your dishwasher.
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:41 PM   #19
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Foreman grill or panini press. Very good for conveinance and I think the best way to cook a BS chicken breast.

I love this knife block and have had two of them on my counter for almost 10 years now.Some people have had problems with them cutting the material up but I have never. I don't push mine in hard.

Amazon.com: Kapoosh 650 Knife Holder, Woodgrain Finish: Kitchen & Dining

A knife sharpener or stone
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Agreed on the Kapoosh! Love it!
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