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Old 12-28-2005, 09:29 AM   #21
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count me in as a fan of oxo. i have the peeler, salad spinner, the mv-55 pro series knife set with an extra mini chef's knife, the kitchen shears, and i just got the mandoline for christmas. i'm sure that i'm forgetting more.

the mv-55 pro knife set doesn't stay particularly sharp, so you have to steel it regularly, but i love the grip and balance, and that's 90% of the battle when it comes to knives.

the salad spinner is the best i've ever seen, imo. i use it extensively with my garden lettuces every spring.

the kitchen shears are sharp, strong, and versatile. i even used them to cut christmas wrapping paper this year, after using them on a chicken (and cleaning them), and then a boot, and a tin can, and look, they still cut a tomato paper thin. lol, sorry, got lost in a commercial there for a second. but i did do the chicken/wrapping paper thing.

i can't wait to try out the mandoline.


WOW!!

I didn't that Oxo also makes knives. But I already have professional knives that I bought from a grinding co. that came out to sharpen the knives when I worked for a catering co. as a prep cook.

You can buy one of those Chefs Choice electric knife sharpeners for your dull knives though. I bought one from Sears for only $39.00. They have diamond-studded wheels for honing & sharpening and they work beautifully, bringing life back to dull knives!!

Also, be aware that a dull knife is the most dangerous one. And GB, I have the Oxo mandoline slicer. It's not cheap either because it costs a whopping $70.00. At thisw point, I wouldn't be surprised if they went into the small kitchen appliance business!


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Old 12-28-2005, 09:46 AM   #22
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corey, does that sharpener create 2 cutting bevels, and are the degrees of angle adjustable?
what angles do you prefer. a friend/restaurant owner has his knives ground to 20 degrees on the back bevel, and 15 degrees on the micro bevel.
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:55 AM   #23
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Yes, there are two sets of bevels. One side hones both sides, while the other side puts the finishing touches on the knife, making it razor-sharp.

The knife's surface is held in place at angles by magnets. You just place the knife in at the end near the handle, and pull the knife through toward you several times on each side.


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Old 12-28-2005, 11:21 AM   #24
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Maybe one of those long thin stainless steel slotted triangular-shaped spatulas would work for fried eggs, pancakes, fish and such.

I've seen Emeril use one often, and they look very useful. You can get one from either Chefs Catalog or Williams Sonoma.


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Yea, but I cook those things on non-stick so metal won't do.
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:23 AM   #25
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I'm going to the kitchen store as soon as I get everything straightened out from Christmas and after I toss all the things I don't really like. I may spend quite a while deciding on what I really want to work with.
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Old 12-28-2005, 06:20 PM   #26
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Yea, but I cook those things on non-stick so metal won't do.


I think they are also made with silicone coating as well, so try looking around before you buy.


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Old 05-15-2006, 07:05 PM   #27
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I just tried out this cute little gadget from Oxo that I had for a while, but for some reason, diddn't try it until the other day.

It's the Oxo Garlic Chopper, and it works great!! You just put a few garlick cloves in it at a time, press the black knob about a dozen times or more, and
Voila!!, you've got freshly chopped garlic to use as you please in your favorite dishes!!

It comes with a little mini spatula to aid in getting the chopped garlic out of the tiny container. It even has its own little cover for when you want to prep some chopped garlic ahead of time and store it in the fridge.

The whole kit & kaboodle comes apart for easy cleaning. When dry, just reassemble the parts back together again. It's tuly a work savor!!


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I've seen the Oxo Whisk used by many of the Iron Chefs on the current series, which I think says something. I own it myself, and the grip has saved my wrist and hand tendons quite a few times, as opposed to the nasty-chicken wire mash we called a whisk in our college apartment this last semester.

I also own the Oxo liquid measuring cup, which is not only brilliant but convenient. And finally I own the somewhat unconventional Oxo meat tenderizer. Its hard to describe, but its sort of like a handle connected to the center of a plate.
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Old 05-24-2006, 09:15 AM   #29
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I bought a cute little Oxo whisk that has a little bullet-shaped stainless steel handle.

It's great for mixing small amounts of stuff like eggs, salad dressings, batter for crepes, etc.!


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Old 05-24-2006, 11:07 AM   #30
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I love my OXO salad spinner!!
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