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Old 07-08-2008, 08:08 PM   #1
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About that fish poacher that I want ...

So I commonly see an 18 inch size; it just seems overkill for my family size and needs. Does anyone know of a small one?

Think I should improvise with an asparagus steamer instead?

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Old 07-08-2008, 08:58 PM   #2
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why not just poach in a shallow pan and be careful with the end result?
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:26 PM   #3
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sigh...it's a whle thing....i think a poacher is the solution for us ... have spent untold time searching

on google,. mozilla, and yahoo:

steamer
poacher
fish steamer
fish poacher
asparagus steamer
oval steamer
oblong steamer
horizntal steamer
horizontal pacher

to no avail..................
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Avanti Fish Poaching Pan 50cm - Kitchenware Direct Australia
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:33 PM   #5
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lin does't work. but thansk for trying
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lin does't work. but thansk for trying

Just copy the link and paste it onto the google search box and search. Choose the first option.
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:42 PM   #7
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So I commonly see an 18 inch size; it just seems overkill for my family size and needs. Does anyone know of a small one?

Think I should improvise with an asparagus steamer instead?
I just use a saute pan.
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generally a fish poacher is 18" or longer to handle a good sized fish. Smaller fish can be poached in a baking or saute pan. The "reason" for the fish poacher is to reduce the amount of liquid one needs to prepare for a larger fish. If you find the pan too long, poach two fish at once and save one for salad or chowder another day.
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:25 PM   #9
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Andy, I don't want to pay to ship something from overseas. I'd like to see it though.

Yeah, I gave up on getting a super small one. I asked the store nearby to get me one, and it's the same price as those online so that's where I'm headed tonite, to check it out.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:19 PM   #10
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Question Smaller Fish

Unless you're doing a whole fish, I'd avoid poacher pans. They are exceedingly expensive for a pot you may rarely use. I've looked at them from time to time, given up & just use saute pans.
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