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by gastro gnome
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 269
Views: 6314

Re: Carbon Skillets

So, I went for yet another potato dish in mine... today was Spanish tortilla. Start off with generous oil, on 5heat, sliced onions and small cubes of potatoes. Everything was sliding around nicely till the point I added salt, pepper, and dried thyme & rosemary. I'm not sure if it's one, all, or non...
by gastro gnome
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 269
Views: 6314

Re: Carbon Skillets

I’ve been watching this thread for a while and trying to resist but I don’t think I can any longer. I have a 12” all-clad copper core, 12” lodge cast iron skillet, and 14” cheapo wok that I use for almost everything. I have smaller pans but rarely use them. I notice none of you guys seem to be goin...
by gastro gnome
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 269
Views: 6314

Re: Carbon Skillets

I respect the opinion and experience of many people here and I'm not looking to belabor this point. But my take and everyone else's on this thread is opinion (and I doubt anyone really wants to weigh out fat in grams to standardize the amount we are using). What constitutes a lot or a little amount ...
by gastro gnome
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 269
Views: 6314

Re: Carbon Skillets

Are you saying I'm baking the pan with too much oil? At this stage I'm really just daubing the paper towel with a 1.5cm of oil from the bottle, and then stretching that across the whole pan. Surely that can't be too much :o is the method you suggest to absorbed the baked layer? I might give it a tr...
by gastro gnome
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 269
Views: 6314

Re: Carbon Skillets

Nice! So, when YOU say nonstick, how much oil is involved in this nonstick cooking you're performing? As little as you used to use? I have to reiterate that people should not expect Teflon performance from these pans. They are different tools. I am able to get mostly stick-free performance for my m...
by gastro gnome
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 269
Views: 6314

Re: Carbon Skillets

Drewski, what types of pans are those? Maybe it's the angle of the shot, but it seems from the pictures that the pans have pretty high sides but modest cooking surfaces. Almost like a "chefs" or "weeknight" pan? Or French skillet? I just think the carbon steel pans pans I've normally seen have a hig...
by gastro gnome
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum only Konosuke Sale?
Replies: 67
Views: 1658

Re: Forum only Konosuke Sale?

I think the results here are pretty clear: those who are in line to receive special consideration are generally in favor of it and those who won't, aren't. That's an over-generalization and I'm not suggesting that all of the responses here purely reflect self-interest. But it's probably about what y...
by gastro gnome
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 269
Views: 6314

Re: Carbon Skillets

I’ve thrown my cast-iron pan in the fireplace once or twice to burn everything off. Probably work on carbon too. :| :mrgreen: The self cleaning cycle on the oven does the same thing. Or a spray oven cleaner with lye. Either one will strip a pan down to raw metal. How's the smell in the house when u...
by gastro gnome
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 269
Views: 6314

Re: Carbon Skillets

jbart65 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:46 pm
I’ve thrown my cast-iron pan in the fireplace once or twice to burn everything off. Probably work on carbon too. :| :mrgreen:
The self cleaning cycle on the oven does the same thing. Or a spray oven cleaner with lye. Either one will strip a pan down to raw metal.
by gastro gnome
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 269
Views: 6314

Re: Carbon Skillets

I dunno. I had to do this with the blue handled pans my sister had for several year (mom got mad at her and took them back and gave them to me because she kept washing them in soap and the were rusting - my sister now has my old stainless stuff) - no idea the maker but they are French from the mid ...
by gastro gnome
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 269
Views: 6314

Re: Carbon Skillets

Just bought a 12.5" DeBuyer Mineral B country pan. The store I was at also had an older carbon DeBuyer country pan that is blue steel. The older blue steel pan was a bit thinner. Otherwise, the guy who runs the store said they function identically. For the same price, I went with the newer, thicker...
by gastro gnome
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 269
Views: 6314

Re: Carbon Skillets

Good thread. I've been looking at getting a carbon pan for at least a year, most likely the Matfer. I'd spring for a Newquist if they made a 12-inch pan. I know they weigh less than cast iron, but how much so? Seems a 12-inch Lodge CI weighs 8 lbs and a 12-inch carbon pan 5 lbs. That sound right? I...
by gastro gnome
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Handles
Replies: 25
Views: 898

Re: WTS Handles

Really enjoying the handle I bought from Joe at the Chicago knife show. I installed it on my Yamashin W#1 150 petty. The handle was intended for a longer petty or medium sized gyuto so it might be a tad oversized for this application. But the petty is tall, I till have knuckle clearance if it's on ...
by gastro gnome
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Handles
Replies: 25
Views: 898

Re: WTS Handles

Really enjoying the handle I bought from Joe at the Chicago knife show. https://i.imgur.com/g18iB9l.jpg?3 I installed it on my Yamashin W#1 150 petty. The handle was intended for a longer petty or medium sized gyuto so it might be a tad oversized for this application. But the petty is tall, I till h...
by gastro gnome
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Makoto AS Nakiri
Replies: 54
Views: 2465

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Knives have arrived in Chicago https://i.imgur.com/kh4TkS9.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/bWe8B5t.jpg?3 First impressions: the Makoto feels great in the hand. I like the weight-forwardness of a tall nakiri! It really wants to start chopping things. The Harukaze is indeed light! Also very mirror shiny! Th...
by gastro gnome
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: Makoto Ryusei
Replies: 43
Views: 2573

Re: Makoto Ryusei

Sean-in-AK wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:45 am
I81.2g weighed on a very precise Sartorius scale
Gotcha. If that is typical, then it puts this closer to the W#2 in weight rather than suggesting an even svelter knife. Good to know.
by gastro gnome
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: Makoto Ryusei
Replies: 43
Views: 2573

Re: Makoto Ryusei

Hey Sean, a couple of your measurements seemed a bit different than the product page measurements:

- 236 mm length (vs 246 mm on the product page)
- 184 g (vs 5.4 oz or 153 g on the product page)

So yours is an undersized 240? That might make me even more interested.
by gastro gnome
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Koishi vs Anryu AS... Apples to Apples???
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: Koishi vs Anryu AS... Apples to Apples???

Brief digression OP, as I will not directly address your question (and for that, I apologize). After reading up on some makes/makers yesterday, it just clicked for me that these smiths all trained under the same guy - Hiroshi Kato and all seem to have cut their chops and/or set up shop in and around...
by gastro gnome
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 269
Views: 6314

Re: Carbon Skillets

FYI, I wound up messaging the folks at Newquist because I'm interested in something larger than a 10" pan. They do have French skillet which doesn't appear on their Etsy page. It has higher, more angled sides. Alas, I was not interested because the base had no additional surface area compared to the...
by gastro gnome
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show
Replies: 41
Views: 1958

Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

slobound wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:14 pm
gastro gnome wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:57 am
LaVieestBelle wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:49 am


Thanks! I have been hoping to see Makoto in person.
Fixed that for you :)
Dang, I forgot to ask you to see the Gihei, Mike.
My bad. I should have set up shop and just laid them out. I kind of figured no one would be that interested in my bag compared to what Jeff B brought :)