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by Altadan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What items do you want to see for Black Friday?
Replies: 25
Views: 256

Re: What items do you want to see for Black Friday?

+1 on the Bonsai trees! They're almost a must, now that you sell those lil' saws :)
I think my wife would be very happy for one. The toddlers are almost trustworthy now. Almost.
We might go back to raising some basil again, come to think of it
by Altadan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 270
Views: 6325

Re: Carbon Skillets

I think I too am learning that these pans are simply not a wok, or generally meant for sautee-ing - at least not during the first few minutes. For one, my Min-B 12.5" is 6lbs, and I can feel my scrawny biceps laugh at my attempts to saute' with a pan like that... second, it seems like yes, the pan n...
by Altadan
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What items do you want to see for Black Friday?
Replies: 25
Views: 256

Re: What items do you want to see for Black Friday?

+1 on petties (and utilities), as well as cleavers.
by Altadan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tanaka B1 Sekiso 210 - SOLD!
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Tanaka B1 Sekiso 210 - SOLD!

I'm pretty sure it's B#2, and regardless, it's still a great knife, at a good price, and a nice handle to boot!
by Altadan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting Board for Meat
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Cutting Board for Meat

Haha :) I think you meant to quote Gregory27 ^_^
by Altadan
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tanaka B1 Sekiso 210 - SOLD!
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: WTS Tanaka B1 Sekiso 210

nakneker wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:28 pm
Altadan wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:11 pm
That's a real nice wavy pattern on that jigane line! Glws~
Thanks Dan. Very enjoyable knives!
I've got the 240, and I love how it cuts.
by Altadan
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting Board for Meat
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Cutting Board for Meat

This *might* be bad practice, but when I first got my butcher-block and learned of all the raw-meat controversy, I learned that some people just "choke" any present bacteria by periodically oiling the board again with a fresh layer of mineral oil, while also keeping up its water-proofness with beesw...
by Altadan
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tanaka B1 Sekiso 210 - SOLD!
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: WTS Tanaka B1 Sekiso 210

That's a real nice wavy pattern on that jigane line! Glws~
by Altadan
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Search Layout Poll. You decide!
Replies: 22
Views: 204

Re: Search Layout Poll. You decide!

Desktop is definitely better with vertical.
I haven't checked the mobile version
by Altadan
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 270
Views: 6325

Re: Carbon Skillets

Pancakes sound great. I've got avocado oil,
but, is there any room for good ol' olive oil in all this?
by Altadan
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 270
Views: 6325

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 Altadan
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 270
Views: 6325

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 none...
by Altadan
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 270
Views: 6325

Re: Carbon Skillets

I feel I should reiterate; My Mineral B has been through 7-8 rounds of an hour or more at 500F, and the handle shows no sign of damage (except under scrutiny, some very small flaking). For anyone out there thinking about it, I can only say that from my experience the Mineral be is more than capable ...
by Altadan
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 270
Views: 6325

Re: Carbon Skillets

If you plan on using the oven method to season the pan, I would skip the mineral b. It has a coating on the handle (silicon I believe) that is ment to help with reducing the heat transfer to the handle. If you season using the oven method it will start to drip and run. Also, the ball in the whole.i...
by Altadan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 270
Views: 6325

Re: Carbon Skillets

:o :shock: :o :shock: :shock: Good luck indeed!
Thanks, Rick!

If ALL else fails, I will most certainly turn this suggested path!
by Altadan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 270
Views: 6325

Re: Carbon Skillets

That's fair enough. Coming from the Mediterranean, I dismissed the hype around cast-irons as a relic of the past that the New World has retained over the centuries. I've been cooking with olive oil - on teflon - all my adult life. Down here in Texas, though, there's a whole lotta butter going into f...
by Altadan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: All Clad Factory Sale is on!
Replies: 12
Views: 1216

Re: All Clad Factory Sale is on!

mauichef wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:13 pm
Sale starts today!
Hide you wallets and credit cards ;)
https://homeandcooksales.com
You ain't kidding! They've got a few real goodies
by Altadan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 270
Views: 6325

Re: Carbon Skillets

gladius wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:34 pm
As my grandkids call them: the "ugly" skillets (compared to the All-Clads) may take some time to fully season but when they do, even crispy runny eggs slide right out. :)

See: https://imgur.com/g9HXVuH

Image
That really is an ugly, ugly skillet :roll: :lol:
by Altadan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 270
Views: 6325

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?
by Altadan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 270
Views: 6325

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...