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Old 11-29-2015, 12:44 PM   #51
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The Lansky looks very nice!!

Since the days of watching Julia Child, Justin Wilson, and other celebrity chefs on PBS every Saturday I had always wanted a set of professional knives. I got over it when I looked at prices. If I spent all day in a kitchen earning a living the case would be different when it comes to top quality cutlery.......a few hours of prep and serving would not justify the cost for what I do.

I do have two CC pieces.......filet knife and a steel. Best thing after those two is an inexpensive KitchenAid chef's knife. All others are much cheaper and some were bought at estate auctions. I have enough petty peeves without having to watch over a professional set of knives.......one time I walked into my kitchen to find my son's in-law using my paring knife as a screwdriver.
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Old 11-29-2015, 12:44 PM   #52
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I did buy a cast iron dutch oven, but refrained from the costly le creuset.
There's a Le Creuset store at the Premium Outlets in Williamsburg. That's where I get mine. I got my 5.5-quart Dutch oven for an extra 30% off because it was a store model - it had scratches on the bottom but was otherwise perfect.

http://www.premiumoutlets.com/mall/w...res/le-creuset
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:16 PM   #53
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There's a Le Creuset store at the Premium Outlets in Williamsburg. That's where I get mine. I got my 5.5-quart Dutch oven for an extra 30% off because it was a store model - it had scratches on the bottom but was otherwise perfect.

http://www.premiumoutlets.com/mall/w...res/le-creuset
The outlet stores have some good deals. I got my 7.25 Qt. round DO at a super price because of a cosmetic imperfection.
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:39 PM   #54
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Don't get me wrong, I have about a half dozen dutch ovens, but they're ceramic or stainless, and then the big aluminum ones when I catered.... but the cast iron has caught my eye, so I pulled the trigger on a 6.5 qt Tramontina. Hey, it was 40 bucks. It's probably going to be too heavy for me, that's why I didn't want to spend a fortune without being able to take one for a test drive.

Do you find there's a difference between brands of cast iron d.o's?
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:42 PM   #55
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The husband just took a look at it and said "Oh, right, it looks similar to sharpening a chain saw." So there ya go. I think I'll get it and let him play with my knives. Thanks for the link!
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:50 PM   #56
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The husband just took a look at it and said "Oh, right, it looks similar to sharpening a chain saw." So there ya go. I think I'll get it and let him play with my knives. Thanks for the link!


I should have never wandered into this thread........I'm shopping for knives now. I guess if I get some decent knives I'll have to do the same with them as I do my tools.......under lock and key.
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I should have never wandered into this thread........I'm shopping for knives now. I guess if I get some decent knives I'll have to do the same with them as I do my tools.......under lock and key.
I hear that! Now that it's just the two of us I don't have to worry, but when the kids were teenagers my knives disappeared. So did my silverware. I remember getting so cheesed after the THIRD set of silverware disappeared that I refused to buy more. The husband was in - so we only had plastic in the house for a while. It made me crazy, but not the kids...they thought it was great. Go figure. Backfired.
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Reading this thread makes me want to go knife shopping. Methinks it's time for a short ride to the Dexter-Russell outlet less than half an hour from my house. I love my 8" cook's knife from them (that cost me $3.70) so much that it's time I looked for another useful knife or two.


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...I pulled the trigger on a 6.5 qt Tramontina. Hey, it was 40 bucks. It's probably going to be too heavy for me...
My Le Creuset 4 1/4 quart weighs about 9 pounds, my Lodge comes in around 8.5, and I can lift and carry both of them simultaneously to move them to an empty horizontal surface, if need be. In no time at all you will develop great upper-arm strength. Helps one avoid that flappy skin that hangs from the upper arm, too.
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Reading this thread makes me want to go knife shopping. Methinks it's time for a short ride to the Dexter-Russell outlet less than half an hour from my house. I love my 8" cook's knife from them (that cost me $3.70) so much that it's time I looked for another useful knife or two.



My Le Creuset 4 1/4 quart weighs about 9 pounds, my Lodge comes in around 8.5, and I can lift and carry both of them simultaneously to move them to an empty horizontal surface, if need be. In no time at all you will develop great upper-arm strength. Helps one avoid that flappy skin that hangs from the upper arm, too.
And Lord knows I need that! But it's not the upper arm strength, it's the c3-c7 fusion that restricts me from lifting anything over 5 pounds. :(
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The husband just took a look at it and said "Oh, right, it looks similar to sharpening a chain saw." So there ya go. I think I'll get it and let him play with my knives. Thanks for the link!
It sort of is. But no files, just stones.
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