Pro tip of the day.

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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by ChefKnivesToGo » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:02 am

Ray, do you open coconuts with your Konosukes? ;)

PS the pan shipped yesterday.
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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by LaVieestBelle » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:08 am

On the topic, how about a Konosuke pastry scraper....

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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by Drewski » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:19 am

LaVieestBelle wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:08 am
On the topic, how about a Konosuke pastry scraper....
Ooooo yaaahhhhh... a Blue 2 damascus scraper... with kanji

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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by OgerBash » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:27 pm

I guess I know what I'm spending my Christmas money on!
LaVieestBelle wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:42 am
Nmiller21k wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:28 am
Non-Stick Pans, get a cheap one... replace it in a year or two don't spend bank on an expensive one.
I actually donated my last non stick pans years ago and went straight for carbon steel. Never looked back.

Every day without fail I find myself using two things in addition to the knives...the carbon steel pans and a particular all-in-one omelet maker, scraper, salad tosser, whatever.....

https://www.earlywooddesigns.com/collec ... ts/l-saute

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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by mfishsauce » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:05 pm

OgerBash wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:27 pm
I guess I know what I'm spending my Christmas money on!
LaVieestBelle wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:42 am
Nmiller21k wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:28 am
Non-Stick Pans, get a cheap one... replace it in a year or two don't spend bank on an expensive one.
I actually donated my last non stick pans years ago and went straight for carbon steel. Never looked back.

Every day without fail I find myself using two things in addition to the knives...the carbon steel pans and a particular all-in-one omelet maker, scraper, salad tosser, whatever.....

https://www.earlywooddesigns.com/collec ... ts/l-saute
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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by Bensbites » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:38 am

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:02 am
Ray, do you open coconuts with your Konosukes? ;)

PS the pan shipped yesterday.
You are probably joking, but I have heard stories about people doing that (non forum members).

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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by dAviD » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:32 am

Kalaeb wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:14 am
Chefs Choice knife sharpener makes a great edge on your grill spatula...
Also handy. I've done that for the ones at work because there's nothing more annoying then a dull bent up grill spatula. I wish it was more common in home stoves to have a flat top but one thing that I found that works is the heavy cast iron flat pans that sit over the top of two burners. And I probably use that more than my cast iron pans.

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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by Kit Craft » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:52 am

LaVieestBelle wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:42 am
Nmiller21k wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:28 am
Non-Stick Pans, get a cheap one... replace it in a year or two don't spend bank on an expensive one.
I actually donated my last non stick pans years ago and went straight for carbon steel. Never looked back.

Every day without fail I find myself using two things in addition to the knives...the carbon steel pans and a particular all-in-one omelet maker, scraper, salad tosser, whatever.....

https://www.earlywooddesigns.com/collec ... ts/l-saute
That is me as well, I love my carbon pans and would probably give up my best knife before my best pan!

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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by dAviD » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:23 am

LaVieestBelle wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:42 am
Nmiller21k wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:28 am
Non-Stick Pans, get a cheap one... replace it in a year or two don't spend bank on an expensive one.
I actually donated my last non stick pans years ago and went straight for carbon steel. Never looked back.

Every day without fail I find myself using two things in addition to the knives...the carbon steel pans and a particular all-in-one omelet maker, scraper, salad tosser, whatever.....

https://www.earlywooddesigns.com/collec ... ts/l-saute
These are cool. I was just looking at my wooden spoons and thinking it about time to replace them.
Definitely got allot of miles out of them and they have lasted way longer than my other spoons.

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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by LaVieestBelle » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:03 pm

I love them. Heard about them years and years ago from a French food writer. Kind of a quiet cult thing until Kimball at Milk Street picked up on them last year and started promoting them. Really, really useful.

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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by LaVieestBelle » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:32 pm

Without carbon steel pans and my scrapers (and, Mark, of course my knives) my life in the kitchen would be less joyful. It's taken years to get the pan collection together.
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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by slobound » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:50 pm

LaVieestBelle wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:32 pm
Without carbon steel pans and my scrapers (and, Mark, of course my knives) my life in the kitchen would be less joyful. It's taken years to get the pan collection together.

pans1.jpg
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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by LaVieestBelle » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:57 pm

Um...like I said, this took years! There is one more that didn't fit...

Like an earlier poster here said, if you are buying regular nonstick pans, go cheap and replace regularly. If you want something you never ever have to replace that has such a great "sensation", carbon steel.

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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by delmar » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:47 pm

Feed your dog a bit less than what the vet says...you'll never clean your kitchen floor.

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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by mfishsauce » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:18 pm

LaVieestBelle wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:32 pm
Without carbon steel pans and my scrapers (and, Mark, of course my knives) my life in the kitchen would be less joyful. It's taken years to get the pan collection together.

pans1.jpg
Absolutely beautiful! 😍😍😍 Cheers and thanks for sharing!!!

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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by Bluenoser87 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:38 pm

+1 for pastry scraper as a cutting board scooper. That's about all I use it for

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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by Thin Man » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:23 am

LaVieestBelle wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:42 am
Nmiller21k wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:28 am
Non-Stick Pans, get a cheap one... replace it in a year or two don't spend bank on an expensive one.
I actually donated my last non stick pans years ago and went straight for carbon steel. Never looked back.

Every day without fail I find myself using two things in addition to the knives...the carbon steel pans and a particular all-in-one omelet maker, scraper, salad tosser, whatever.....

https://www.earlywooddesigns.com/collec ... ts/l-saute
That looks great! Another thing to buy .... Fortunately not expensive.

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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by Thin Man » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:26 am

LaVieestBelle wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:32 pm
Without carbon steel pans and my scrapers (and, Mark, of course my knives) my life in the kitchen would be less joyful. It's taken years to get the pan collection together.

pans1.jpg
Very impressive!

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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by Seattle_Ben » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:27 pm

Those wood spatula's look great.

Also my biggest take away from the nicest place that I've ever worked was to not be scared of a pressure cooker. This time was before the instapot where I was using only stovetop models but modern pressure cookers are quite safe. With the added bonus of 30 minute stock and other delights in roughly 1/3 of the cook time. That's my biggest tip with pressure cookers as well, is to roughly divide the cook time by 1/3 or just a bit less if you're scared. There's nothing wrong with getting into that thing and making sure that it's not over done.

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Re: Pro tip of the day.

Post by Bensbites » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:15 pm

Keep it coming. I love this stuff. Thank you !

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