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Old 01-28-2012, 09:23 PM   #151
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I thought that would be something right up your alley
I love food science...
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:25 PM   #152
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That's funny. I got my 10 inch sauce pan from mom and I know it was like pulling teeth when I told her my no stick pots were ready for the grave yard. It's new and shiny and I love it because it came from mom. My other favorite is the blender and my big pot for soups. The pot has a lid that locks and i can easily drain things when they are done cooking. i don't currently own a sifter.
When I was in college, I got this enameled pot for several labels off of College Inn stock. It was simply the best pot ever for soups. I've never seen another one like it. Now, the pot is simply worn out. The enamel is cracking. I should throw the pot away but cannot bring myself to do it. We have a much better quality pot now, but it simply is not the same.

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Me too!
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:46 PM   #153
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I'm wary of any electric sharpener that has "guides" to position the knife in order to sharpen properly. Here's a hint as to my thinking on these type electric sharpeners, Chef's Choice line of products (probably the most well known of electric sharpeners) comes out with a new model each year, as if they're gonna get there some day.
I have had my chef's choice sharpener since 1985 and LOVE it. It still works as good today as when I WON it from QVC. When they first debuted they had a scrambled word game they played and if you got the word right they spun the wheel and won the dollar amount where it stopped. I got a few nice things from them that day. LOL
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:18 PM   #154
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Ok, we all have our personal favorites, but aside from my knives, I cannot live without my kitchen rock. I'm Cuban and Syrian, and my mother and grandmothers always had them in their kitchens. I remember my mom crushing garlic cloves, then using the same rock to tenderize the steaks she loved to prepare for us. I keep my kitchen rock nearby at all times because that's how I cut up fresh whole chickens without worrying about cutting myself.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:32 PM   #155
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Ok, we all have our personal favorites, but aside from my knives, I cannot live without my kitchen rock. I'm Cuban and Syrian, and my mother and grandmothers always had them in their kitchens. I remember my mom crushing garlic cloves, then using the same rock to tenderize the steaks she loved to prepare for us. I keep my kitchen rock nearby at all times because that's how I cut up fresh whole chickens without worrying about cutting myself.
Welcome to DC, Sandcardet! I'm not sure what a kitchen rock is. Do you have a picture of yours?
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:42 PM   #156
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Welcome to DC, Sandcardet! I'm not sure what a kitchen rock is. Do you have a picture of yours?

It is a rock and believe it or not they sell them on Amazon.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:44 PM   #157
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I saw this link and swore it was a joke...though I am sure that the owner of the site would sell me a rock for $7 bucks. Is it not a joke to some?

Kitchen gadget for nutcracking, garlic peeling, meat tenderizing, icecrushing, splitting chicken, and pounding
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:50 PM   #158
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I saw this link and swore it was a joke...though I am sure that the owner of the site would sell me a rock for $7 bucks. Is it not a joke to some?

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I suppose if you live in midtown Manhattan a rock might be hard to find!
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:54 PM   #159
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I suppose if you live in midtown Manhattan a rock might be hard to find!
I got rocks...
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I saw this link and swore it was a joke...though I am sure that the owner of the site would sell me a rock for $7 bucks. Is it not a joke to some?

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What?!?! My yard is landscaped with (free) kitchen rocks! We dig them out of farmers' fields and river beds!

Apparently cavemen and Native Americans had the right idea. A true antique!
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