The kitchen gadgets/equipment thread....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Fab Foodie, 29 Nov 2018.

  1. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guru

    I always thought soup makers were gimmicky but today my sister came down with hers, threw some veg in with water and a stock cube and 20 minutes later served up delicious soup for 5. Thinking about getting one now.
     
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  2. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    You can't make proper welshcakes unless the bakestone has been made on the sly at work. My own Nana's was cut out of 1/4" plate at the colliery. I don't with certainty know where it ended up but I hope and expect it's with my aunt
     
  3. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    It is doubly frustrating when they have some plausible looking handles enticingly peeping out of a knife block but are all totally blunt. So you give em a couple of swipes with the presumably unused steel in the drawer, but no; the knives are not in fact top quality global/ sabbatier/wustoff, nor even cheap but good catering knives from sheffield, but in fact utterly shyte blades with pretty handles.

    Mind you, my Dad has this fixation with not sharpening anything "else you'llruin the blade" so every single chisel, knife, billhook however good originall is utterly unusable now but mustn't be sharpened
     
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  4. Rusty Nails

    Rusty Nails Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Here and there
    Ours will certainly outlast us as my daughter has dibs on it for when we pop our clogs. We're going to her house in London next week and she has her order in for a tin of welshcakes.
     
  5. Rusty Nails

    Rusty Nails Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Here and there
    We make a lot of soup but have never got a soup maker because even using a saucepan and hand blender it still only takes around 20 mins, with seconds to wash up afterwards. I assume you still have to peel the veg to put in the soup.
     
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  6. Hill Wimp

    Hill Wimp Fair weathered,fair minded but easily persuaded.

    :eek:
     
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  7. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    Steels don't sharpen, they hone. Here's the nitty gritty...…

    https://www.thekitchn.com/did-you-know-this-steel-doesnt-actually-sharpen-knives-211855
     
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  8. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    Mmm, surely all these activities are "sharpening" and given they are trying to limit the term "hone" to something no engineer would consider honing (maybe "burnishing" ?) - especially since a diamond or ceramic hone does actually hone in both senses of the word their pedantry is confusing and or wrong even if the overall thrust has some merit
     
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  9. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    I can tell you went to college.
     
  10. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    Merely agentleman-amateur on engineering matters I'm afraid
     
  11. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    I'd go with 'burnishing' as a better term,


    View: https://youtu.be/YEP84sKCgF0
     
  12. GM

    GM Guru

    Location:
    North of the river
    Not exactly for the kitchen, but just outside the kitchen door. Got a new one of these the other day, the boy uses it for making a curry.....

    fk003200-1.jpg
     
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  13. OP
    OP
    Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    About the same time it took me to make Celeriac soup today using my new little Pressure cooker and a stick blender then....
     
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  14. OP
    OP
    Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Don't you let him cook in the house?

    (Have you got a linky to that?).
     
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  15. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    Looks like a 'Tar Burner' to me
     
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