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Forum: Cookware 07-25-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 18,436
Posted By yogiwan
I agree with Dandalian with a preference for Woll...

I agree with Dandalian with a preference for Woll Diamonds Best and Diamonds Plus (lighter weight). These also have a removable handle option. Prices are reasonable given the 10 year warranty also.
Forum: Knives 05-06-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,162
Posted By yogiwan
There are not best knives - just those that are...

There are not best knives - just those that are suited for you use.
@danbuter - if knives over $50 are just an ornament the most chefs have lots of ornaments.
Your knives are the most important...
Forum: Cookware 05-05-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 18,436
Posted By yogiwan
Have not heard of the brands. I did miss the...

Have not heard of the brands. I did miss the International Housewares Show this year so they may be new introductions. My favorite nonstick (also PFOA and PTFE free) is the diamond coated Woll...
Forum: Cookware 05-02-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,061
Posted By yogiwan
The three cast iron suggestions are 1. Dutch...

The three cast iron suggestions are 1. Dutch oven (we use a 3 qt but 4 qt would be as good), 2. Skillet the 11" is probably the most versatile but a small one would be good as well, 3. Stove...
Forum: Cookware 05-02-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,061
Posted By yogiwan
I agree with the view that sets are over rated. ...

I agree with the view that sets are over rated. What is needed at your stage in life are things that you will use now and will last for a lifetime. Basics include:
A good Dutch oven - I recommend...
Forum: Cookware 02-08-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,994
Posted By yogiwan
Good luck. Let us know how everything comes out.

Good luck. Let us know how everything comes out.
Forum: Cookware 02-05-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,732
Posted By yogiwan
For most stir fry applications, I personally...

For most stir fry applications, I personally would probably go with the the Carbon Steel. Stir fry is for high heat quick cooking. The carbon steel has the characteristics that work well for this. ...
Forum: Knives 02-03-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,386
Posted By yogiwan
I would be very surprised if Giada used anything...

I would be very surprised if Giada used anything but her brand of knives on her show. She started her own line a few years ago.

I have not watched her show lately so could say which she uses.
Forum: Cookware 02-03-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,994
Posted By yogiwan
Good recommendation from GotGarlilc. However,...

Good recommendation from GotGarlilc. However, before starting her process I would let the pot soak over night with water and baking soda. Then rinse and see if some of the burned in material on the...
Forum: Cookware 02-03-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,732
Posted By yogiwan
I you are looking for a pan particularly suited...

I you are looking for a pan particularly suited for stir-fry, then you should consider a wok. The shape if perfect for stir-fry. High heat can be concentrated on the bottom but diffuses quickly up...
Forum: Cookware 02-03-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,732
Posted By yogiwan
I do not have an Amazon recommendation because...

I do not have an Amazon recommendation because they compete with me after I post products on their site. But I do have stainless steel recommendations. The best that I have found is a German...
Forum: Cookware 01-21-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,221
Posted By yogiwan
I totally agree with jennyema...

I totally agree with jennyema (https://www.discusscooking.com/forums/members/jennyema-39.html)
Nonstick pans should not be used about 500 degrees and even my top quality Diamond's Plus recommends...
Forum: Cookware 01-19-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,222
Posted By yogiwan
Paderno (Italian manufacturer) has great quality...

Paderno (Italian manufacturer) has great quality stainless steel roaster from 10" x 15" up to 17" x 24". They are not inexpensive but you can find pretty good prices on these online. At Sur la...
Forum: Knives 01-17-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,853
Posted By yogiwan
And what good are those other items you get in...

And what good are those other items you get in the set that you do not really want and do not need. By getting two the you work with every day and getting the best quality, your cooking will be...
Forum: Knives 01-10-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,209
Posted By yogiwan
Not sure everyone realizes that you are talking...

Not sure everyone realizes that you are talking about hand crafted products -some of the best made. I sell knives from Germany and Japan but these are top quality manufactured knives. Good knives...
Forum: Cookware 01-10-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,754
Posted By yogiwan
Most quality nonstick cookware no longer has any...

Most quality nonstick cookware no longer has any PFOE or other harmful chemicals - including the new formula Teflon. The cheaper stuff not always the case. Products made before around 2005 are not...
Forum: Cookware 12-17-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,026
Posted By yogiwan
There are a couple of alternatives that I have...

There are a couple of alternatives that I have seen that would work quite well. The Berghoff Neo has a secure lid that can be sealed or with a slight twist will let you pour off liquids. The with...
Forum: Knives 12-17-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,853
Posted By yogiwan
One of the big issues with sets is you get what...

One of the big issues with sets is you get what the vendor wants to put together which may or may not be what you want or will use frequently. I ofter recommend getting the items you really will use...
Forum: Cookware 11-26-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,355
Posted By yogiwan
We use our Chasseur enamel Dutch oven all the...

We use our Chasseur enamel Dutch oven all the time. Similar in quality to the Lodge and Le Creuset and made in France. Some things will stick but usually an over night soak will result in a clean...
Forum: Chicken, Turkey & other Fowl 11-08-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,407
Posted By yogiwan
Most of the advice above is right on. We...

Most of the advice above is right on.

We use two alternate methods depending on our mood. One is to cook the bird upright on a chicken roaster or "beer roaster" Some versions allow you to add...
Forum: Cookware and Accessories 10-05-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,551
Posted By yogiwan
Most of the time you can just rinse it or use a...

Most of the time you can just rinse it or use a small bit of dish soap. But the Diamond's Plus is very easy to clean.
Forum: Cookware and Accessories 10-05-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,551
Posted By yogiwan
Nearly all nonstick coating - all coatings from...

Nearly all nonstick coating - all coatings from quality companies - have removed the dangerous chemicals. Teflon which provides coatings for the vast majority of nonstick cookkware changed their...
Forum: Knives 10-05-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,950
Posted By yogiwan
Good advice and good comment with this as the...

Good advice and good comment with this as the core message;
"the best knife for you is the highest quality knife you can afford, and fits your needs."

If I can help you with a selection, let me...
Forum: Knives 10-04-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,950
Posted By yogiwan
For chefs that would be more that case. But for...

For chefs that would be more that case. But for us amateurs, or chefwannabees, it fits between a chef's knife and the Santoku (or small cleaver which some like including my wife). So it really...
Forum: Knives 10-04-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,950
Posted By yogiwan
Agree with the 6" suggestion. But you might...

Agree with the 6" suggestion. But you might consider some quality alternatives from Europe - Fissler, Berghoff. Also, a slightly different shape is the Deba knife. Not as rounded as the Chef''s...
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