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Old 06-15-2014, 04:05 PM   #41
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Any chef worth their salt can cook well with any heat source. It just drives me a bit batty when someone feels the need to exclaim how much better their choice is and how inferior other's are. People need to use what's best for them and not put down other's choices.
You're exactly right BC and was the precise reason I reworded my initial thought. We all have our opinions, and I've worked hard on at least trying to not to be offensive about mine.
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:17 PM   #42
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[QUOTE=bakechef;1369068 Any chef worth their salt can cook well with any heat source[/QUOTE]

I cooked over campfires (NOT camp stoves) for many a time. Sometimes the entire summer long when we would camp in WY and MN from June to Sept.

I also learned to make a great dinner in my cast iron dutch oven with the lipped top.

Where we camped in WY there was a Basque sheepherder who would drop by a few times for coffee. He taught me how to bake bread in that CI dutch oven.

It's illegal now I'm sure (we were on BLM land and not in a campsite) but I dug a hole, made a fire in it, put the dough in the dutch oven when the wood had become great embers. More embers on the top then fill the hole back up with the dirt.

Go fishing all day, come back to freshly baked sourdough or a pot roast, potatoes, carrots that were perfectly done.

(I also had to sleep with the sourdough starter in a glass jar at the foot of my sleeping bag because the nights were really cold sometimes. )
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:38 PM   #43
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And windows!
And curtains so they can be drawn when dusk is falling and you are still a couple of hours away from home - an anti-burglar device as well as helping to keep the heat in the house when the central heating kicks on.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:11 PM   #44
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I would like a juicer that is easy to clean (read that, doesn't require being put in the dishwasher). I see a lot of juicers at the Goodwill and lots of friends have told me that they hated how hard they were to clean, so got rid of their juicers. Sure, one can get a Vita Mix, but that's a pretty pricey juicer for the average joe.
I like the fact that my current juicers parts will go in the dishwasher My old ond didn't and it was a fiddly beast to clean.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:12 PM   #45
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I cooked over campfires (NOT camp stoves) for many a time. Sometimes the entire summer long when we would camp in WY and MN from June to Sept.

I also learned to make a great dinner in my cast iron dutch oven with the lipped top.

Where we camped in WY there was a Basque sheepherder who would drop by a few times for coffee. He taught me how to bake bread in that CI dutch oven.

It's illegal now I'm sure (we were on BLM land and not in a campsite) but I dug a hole, made a fire in it, put the dough in the dutch oven when the wood had become great embers. More embers on the top then fill the hole back up with the dirt.

Go fishing all day, come back to freshly baked sourdough or a pot roast, potatoes, carrots that were perfectly done.

(I also had to sleep with the sourdough starter in a glass jar at the foot of my sleeping bag because the nights were really cold sometimes. )
That's awesome!

My camping experiences involved a 30ft. self contained camper... I've never even slept in a tent! We did cook hot dogs and marshmallows over the fire. My grandfather at his camper cooked bacon and eggs every morning outside on a cookstove that he made himself.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:13 PM   #46
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(I also had to sleep with the sourdough starter in a glass jar at the foot of my sleeping bag because the nights were really cold sometimes. )
I suppose it beats a hot water bottle.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:15 PM   #47
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You're exactly right BC and was the precise reason I reworded my initial thought. We all have our opinions, and I've worked hard on at least trying to not to be offensive about mine.
You did a great job! I'll often retype things to make them sound less snippy, because it's often easy to convey the wrong tone in written statements!
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I suppose it beats a hot water bottle.
And the bread had a certain je ne sais quoi
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Wow thank you all so much for these inspirational responses! Certainly ignited a lot of creative juice in my head hehe
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:40 AM   #50
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Notice to my Showtime Rotisserie Grill:

You cook a chicken or pork roast to perfection with little fuss, but.........................

That's about the only thing you do well.
You take up space on my counter which could be better put to several daily uses.
You are a nightmare to clean up - that's no exaggeration.
And, most disturbing, every time I clean the counter around you, I find another piece of your plastic frame broken off - 5 pieces and counting. I fear that one day you will simply go to pieces in the middle of cooking a roast, and then I will have a mess.

So I'm calling it quits and sending you to the scrap yard.



To the above poster on the George Foreman Grill: I had one of those too, and although I didn't use it much, it did work okay. It now lives at a local restaurant here on the island (Long Island, Bahamas) and is used to make their panini style grilled Cuban sandwich. They have been using it for nearly 2 years with great success.
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