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Forum: General Cooking 07-31-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,801
Posted By visionviper
Why remove the seeds from vanilla beans for extract?

I enjoy going overboard on many things and one of them is making my own vanilla extract. Some recipes I find says to split the beans to remove the caviar from the beans. This, of course, is quite...
Forum: Cook's Tools 02-29-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,652
Posted By visionviper
I have a ThermoWorks I bought over a year ago....

I have a ThermoWorks I bought over a year ago. Still haven't had to replace the AAA battery that comes in it.
Forum: Appliances 02-28-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,753
Posted By visionviper
In my looking for a food processor I can across...

In my looking for a food processor I can across the Braun Multiquick 3 K650. It seems to have the best reviews of any food processor I have looked at on Amazon. Has anyone here used any of the Braun...
Forum: Cook's Tools 02-26-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,213
Posted By visionviper
A hand crank pasta roller is most certainly...

A hand crank pasta roller is most certainly cheaper. There are (https://www.amazon.com/Marcato-Atlas-Wellness-Pasta-Stainless/dp/B0009U5OSO) a few...
Forum: Appliances 02-21-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,062
Posted By visionviper
I have had both, so here is my take: I...

I have had both, so here is my take:

I prefer the bowl lift. It means I can put it wherever the mixer will fit and never have to worry about leaving room for the tilting head. I like having the...
Forum: Appliances 02-21-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,820
Posted By visionviper
Sadly you missed out on a great deal by a start...

Sadly you missed out on a great deal by a start up company making a new espresso machine. They offered their machine to early adopters for $200 and it had a custom designed thermoblock, pid...
Forum: General Cooking 02-15-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,368
Posted By visionviper
It makes complete sense to me that it could, as...

It makes complete sense to me that it could, as long as you made sure to cook before spoilage started taking hold.
Forum: General Cooking 02-15-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,368
Posted By visionviper
If you have the know-how and plan on cooking for...

If you have the know-how and plan on cooking for a lot of people, it works great. If you're cooking for one person, not so much.

It's like getting a nice big prime rib. Costs $150, but with how...
Forum: Charcuterie and Sausage Making 02-15-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 22,270
Posted By visionviper
Hahaha. I've always wanted to have my own sausage...

Hahaha. I've always wanted to have my own sausage making stuff, but I just don't eat it enough to justify getting the required equipment.
Forum: General Cooking 02-15-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,368
Posted By visionviper
True. Many places (aka not proper butcher shops)...

True. Many places (aka not proper butcher shops) manipulate the meat or packaging in some way to keep the meat redder. When I want a nice steak I head over to our co-op and the steaks there are not...
Forum: Today's Menu 02-15-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,899
Posted By visionviper
Bean burritos, ravioli and creme brulee. ...

Bean burritos, ravioli and creme brulee.

What can I say, it's leftovers night :chef:
Forum: General Cooking 02-15-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,368
Posted By visionviper
The same concepts of dry aging apply though. The...

The same concepts of dry aging apply though. The difference is that left in the plastic wrap it will spoil, whereas if you are properly dry aging it you can keep it good for months before you cook it...
Forum: Terms & Techniques 02-15-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,225
Posted By visionviper
For me it all depends on how I am cooking my...

For me it all depends on how I am cooking my steak. If I want a nice sear on it, I flip 3 times. Twice in the pan, once in the oven. This is really just to keep my 600 degree iron skillet from...
Forum: Appliances 02-15-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,899
Posted By visionviper
I don't think it would be that since he said the...

I don't think it would be that since he said the motor kept running when the dough hook stopped.
Forum: Cook's Tools 02-08-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,856
Posted By visionviper
After buying those 4 times you would be at the...

After buying those 4 times you would be at the price of a cast iron pan. I'd go with the cast iron :D
Forum: Appliances 02-07-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,900
Posted By visionviper
I want your thrift store. I've never had a find...

I want your thrift store. I've never had a find that good.

I think thing I want most in a blender is a blender with enough power/good design to not get a big air pocket when I am making my...
Forum: Appliances 02-06-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,900
Posted By visionviper
This is what I was thinking. Heavy use: get...

This is what I was thinking. Heavy use: get something like a VitaMix or Blendtec. Light or Moderate user: Something that's $50 or $100 will last you a long time and do everything you need it to do....
Forum: Appliances 02-05-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,883
Posted By visionviper
Kenmore Elite bowl lift versus KitchenAid...

Kenmore Elite bowl lift versus KitchenAid Professional 600 - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27GJzYhOfjc)

A little bit of a companion video review. My written review above has more...
Forum: Appliances 02-05-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,883
Posted By visionviper
I have looked at them in the past, but I don't...

I have looked at them in the past, but I don't entirely mind having to scrape the bowl occasionally to save $30.

While on the subject of paddles and such... I think the reason the Kenmore did so...
Forum: Appliances 02-05-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,883
Posted By visionviper
Kenmore Elite bowl lift mixer (KitchenAid Professional 600 comparison inside!)

I just received my new Kenmore Elite bowl lift stand mixer today. I got it in white due to silver being out of stock online. Silver would have been the better color for me but it was more important...
Forum: Appliances 02-03-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,592
Posted By visionviper
I have that exact electric grinder. I don't...

I have that exact electric grinder. I don't really use it, but I keep it around for spice grinding. I don't want to use my Zassenhaus to grind spices and then have to give it a really thorough...
Forum: Pasta, Rice, Beans, Grains... 02-02-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,673
Posted By visionviper
If I wanted to find the aestivum wheat flour here...

If I wanted to find the aestivum wheat flour here in the US for pasta use, what would I be looking for?

Do you prefer fresh pasta made with durum or aestivum for fresh pasta? Or do they just each...
Forum: Food Shows, News and Media 02-02-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,111
Posted By visionviper
Same here. Being a student in Computer Science...

Same here. Being a student in Computer Science and a huge nerd I love learning about science. My cooking apron says "Baking is science for hungry people" (taken from a Questionable Content strip).
Forum: Appliances 02-01-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,338
Posted By visionviper
And once it gets dirty enough to replace just...

And once it gets dirty enough to replace just toss it out like you do other oil (like bacon grease).
Forum: Appliances 01-31-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,592
Posted By visionviper
Thanks :) I look forward to being a part of the...

Thanks :) I look forward to being a part of the community :chef:
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