What tool have you bought, thinking you'd use it all the time?

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But in reality, you've used it only once/twice and it's just sitting in one of your kitchen drawers?

Vermont Girl (Vermont Girl), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 11:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

For me, it was this potato ricer. I did make the best mashed potatos (ever) with it a couple times. Since then, I usually forget I even have it.

Vermont Girl (Vermont Girl), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 11:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

same with me, but i used it to make gnocchi (and even then only once myself, even if I love them)...if you want, I can ask for a gnocchi recipe that may bring the poor thing back to usage

misshajim (strand), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 12:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've never heard of gnocchi.... I found this website describing it...

http://www.eateathurrah.com/it/eeh_01_basic_img/eeh_basic_gnocchi_foto.jpg

They look like they'd be pretty fun to make...

Vermont Girl (Vermont Girl), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 12:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yes, there they are, and the recipe seems the good one as well. I like 'em a lot because i generally like "stuffy food". and yes, they are an alternative to pasta.

misshajim (strand), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 13:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Gnocchi is like one of the best foods ever.

I forget, is the potato ricer the same thing as the thing you put the hunk of parmesan cheese in? Because I've wanted one of those for a while. They seem so classy and perfect.

Casuistry (Chris P), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 14:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I don't know that you'd be about to "rice" and hard chunk of parmesan. You usually rice the potatos after you cook them.

Vermont Girl (Vermont Girl), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 15:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

chris, that's a mouli grater

Porkpie (porkpie), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 17:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Rad. I want one.

Casuistry (Chris P), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 23:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah we have a pasta maker languishing on top of a cupboard. The ice cream maker gets a BIT more use... though not as much as I'd like. It is kind of a hassle.

Archel (Archel), Thursday, 19 August 2004 14:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I bought a food mill years ago. Made riced potatoes in it once (which were wonderful), then we went low carb and no more potatoes. The mill sat unused for at least 3 years until this summer, when we bought an ice cream maker. I've used it once a week throughout berry season to make puree for sorbets.

I was given a creme brulee torch last year. Thought about using it to discipline the cats but have never taken it out of the box.

Jaq (Jaq), Saturday, 21 August 2004 17:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Aldo your espresso machine is WONDERFUL!!! Really! You must use it!

Bed (Bed), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 14:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I do use it, just not $600 worth of usage (however much that is, but it feels like it should be a lot).

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Friday, 27 August 2004 15:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
Pardon me while I date myself. I bought a ronco veg-o-matic. Good idea, bad implementation. It did everything it said it would very well, but you had to slice things one way then pick up the mass and reposition it to make, say, french fries. And talk about hard to clean! The top part that you pushed down to shove the food through the blades had a hundred little fingers on the underside that everything got caught in. The only efficient way to clean one was with a garden hose. When you counted in cleaning time, it was easier and quicker to do it yourself.

Richard Haley, Thursday, 25 November 2004 00:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That reminds me - I bought a mandoline sort of thing (plastic with wicked sharp metal inserts) and have used it exactly twice. It's easier and less dangerous to use a knife or a cheese grater, and less wasteful too, since the plastic holder thing needs a solid inch of foodstuff to hang on effectively.

Jaq (Jaq), Thursday, 25 November 2004 01:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I bought a wooden fork to break up mince with. Great plan John - except I rarely eat mince. I use it maybe once every 2 or 3 months to make a cottage pie with. It only cost me 50p, but it's still taking up draw-space.

Johnney B (Johnney B), Wednesday, 1 December 2004 12:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
Okay, I bought one of those microplane graters (with interchangeable coarse and fine blades) awhile ago. The coarse blade turns raw ginger to mush and hard cheddar cheese into fine fine fluffy curls. Not what I was hoping for. The only thing I can imagine using the fine blade on is a nutmeg.

Jaq (Jaq), Thursday, 12 January 2006 02:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hm. I don't think I know this one. I use the microplane zester all the time!

Casuistry (Chris P), Thursday, 12 January 2006 03:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's this one. The fine blade would probably work well as a zester. Maybe the coarse blade would work better on truly hard cheese, like parmesan or dry jack. It's not the best for cheddar.

Jaq (Jaq), Thursday, 12 January 2006 04:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Most of my stuff gets heavy usage, expect perhaps the hachoir set, which kind of fell out of favour once I had good knives.

The MEAT GRINDER (hurray) has been seeing heavy usage since christmas.

Matt (Matt), Thursday, 12 January 2006 11:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

My pasta maker was a Christmas present in 2004 & hasn't ever seen the light of day. *sigh*

Panther Pink (Pinkpanther), Thursday, 12 January 2006 11:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i've never used an egg seperator..i dont even know how it got into the drawer

bb (bbrz), Thursday, 12 January 2006 17:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

As far as presents go, the least used were the hachoir set (what's wrong with a knife dammit?!) and the creme brulee set (essentially a tiny blowtorch and a cup - woeful.)

Archel (Archel), Thursday, 12 January 2006 17:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Pasta makers are the most obvious answer ever to this. I've used mine about three times, but I swear I will use it more this year. I'm thinking that rack thing aldo has would help, but I'm also thinking that would be *two* underused things in my kitchen. I'm not really a gadgetty kind of cook.

ailsa (ailsa), Thursday, 12 January 2006 20:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

A friend of mine is somewhat known for his creme brulee, so he uses his often. I want a pasta maker, but I have heard that they all more or less suck.

Casuistry (Chris P), Thursday, 12 January 2006 21:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Pretty much. Rolling pin + knife seems to do the trick

Matt (Matt), Friday, 13 January 2006 00:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I got one for Christmas '04, used it once, the end. It's hand cranked, no motor, and couldn't find a good place to clamp it that was stable. I might use it more if it were motorized.

Also, my parents got me a very nice electric skillet one year, but its heating element is either on or off, so if you set it to a particular temperature, it's either boiling away like a madman or cooling off from same. No steady simmer possible.

I got a nice nonstick saucepan with a tight fitting lid that has made me set aside my rice steamer — I haven't touched it in about a year now.

truck-patch pixel farmer (Rock Hardy), Friday, 13 January 2006 01:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'll third the pasta maker :( Mind you, it was mainly due to having no idea where to hang my pasta to dry it, so aldo's pasta rack upthread is revelatory! I wonder if I can buy such a thing here.

Trayce (trayce), Friday, 13 January 2006 03:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Also, I got a very heavy granite mortar and pestle and am suprised to find I hardly use that either - just to pulverise garlic and salt for salad dressings, thats about it. Also it is SO heavy I can barely lift it even with both hands (my hands and wrists are quite wussy).

Trayce (trayce), Friday, 13 January 2006 03:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I got a nice nonstick saucepan with a tight fitting lid that has made me set aside my rice steamer — I haven't touched it in about a year now.

I have a simple plain ol' saucepan with good lid I can make perfect absorption method rice in. I got a rice cooker, and the rice was drier, stuck more (even with nonstick insert) and eventually the teflon started actually coming off and going into the rice ew ew no thanks.

Went back to my trusty saucepan.

Trayce (trayce), Friday, 13 January 2006 03:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I guess my steamer must be something completely different from a regular electric rice cooker. It makes great fluffy rice and doesn't have to be minded, and it's impossible for the rice to stick, but it takes an hour, and I can have it done in 20 minutes or so in the saucepan.

truck-patch pixel farmer (Rock Hardy), Friday, 13 January 2006 04:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's probably worth pointing out to people thinking the pasta rack helps that I have made pasta exactly once since making that post.

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Friday, 13 January 2006 09:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Haha :)

Trayce (trayce), Friday, 13 January 2006 10:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the manual pasta maker basically gathers dust, due to the aforementioned lack of drying space, along with its friend the bread machine (a gift). the latter just seems so fussy in comparison to making bread by hand.

lauren (laurenp), Friday, 13 January 2006 13:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I have put the pasta maker attachment for the Kitchen Aid stand mixer on my wedding registry. I thought it seemed more useful and easier than a regular pasta maker, plus it's just an attachment, not a whole new thing to have to put away.

Allyzay must fight Zolton herself. (allyzay), Friday, 13 January 2006 16:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I saw Mario Batali used the Kitchenaid pasta attachment on Molto Mario, he made it look really easy to use. Of course in the hands of someone like me it would probably be a lot more complicated and messy.

Lars and Jagger (Ex Leon), Friday, 13 January 2006 18:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I have it on my Amazon wishlist, but I have heard that, considering it is like three or four times more expensive than a regular pasta maker, the KitchenAid device is not any better. I don't know how much smaller it is than a regular pasta maker.

The real problem is that pasta is insanely cheap.

Casuistry (Chris P), Friday, 13 January 2006 18:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Me: I'm thinking that rack thing aldo has would help, but I'm also thinking that would be *two* underused things in my kitchen.

aldo: It's probably worth pointing out to people thinking the pasta rack helps that I have made pasta exactly once since making that post.

Vindicated! Pasta maker stays in cupboard forever! (this weekend, I intend to make some sort of ravioli-type thing to prove myself and this thread wrong, but I probably won't)

ailsa (ailsa), Friday, 13 January 2006 18:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that is the real problem with pasta makers is that pasta is like basically free. Unless you plan to be making a lot of dishes that involve sheet pasta like lasagne or a lot of ravioli, it seems like there's no big advantage to using your pasta maker regularly? I've never really noticed a big taste difference between plain fresh linguine and plain dried linguine to be perfectly honest. And you wouldn't really be saving money to do it regularly...hmmmm.

Allyzay must fight Zolton herself. (allyzay), Friday, 13 January 2006 19:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

fresh pasta has always seemed a bit softer to me, like the surface is not as hard cut as dried pasta, and it is more able to soak up sauce + flavor. still, i got to say, a pasta machine would probably get about as much use as an icecream machine for me...not much.

AaronK (AaronK), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

After the initial burst of enthusiasm, my ice cream machine has not seen much use. Although it is the middle of winter.

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I didn't make pasta :(

We've got a juicer too that just sort of sits there, looking like it should be getting used. This is the reason we never got the ice-cream maker or bread-maker I really wanted last year either.

ailsa (ailsa), Monday, 16 January 2006 18:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I still have that unopened creme brulee torch taking up space. Time to freecycle or something. Any of you lot in the US want it?

Jaq (Jaq), Monday, 16 January 2006 19:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Heh... I have one unopened from Xmas '03.

truck-patch pixel farmer (my crop froze in the field) (Rock Hardy), Monday, 16 January 2006 20:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Same vintage as mine. They are worse than fruitcakes.

Jaq (Jaq), Monday, 16 January 2006 20:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I use my torch a lot -- well, not a lot, but not never. Cremes brulees occasionally, but also to crisp the surfaces of ducks, Brussels sprouts, French onion soups, gratins, meringues, whathaveyou. It's not a "culinary torch"; just one of these.

Paul Eater (eater), Monday, 16 January 2006 20:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'd use it at clubs! Light chicks cigarettes with it, great party trick =)

Trayce (trayce), Tuesday, 17 January 2006 02:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I want a blowtorch, now. To hell with this weedy little butane faux-lighter, give me a canister with some BTUs!

Jaq (Jaq), Tuesday, 17 January 2006 02:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
Whatever you do, DON'T BUY THIS GRILL!

Redd Temple Player (TowHeaded O.G.) (Ken L), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 00:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i bought one of those half moon choppers, you know the half circle blade with a handle at each end, because it looked so fun when i saw nigella use one. it never made it out of the drawer.

sunny successor (katharine), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 16:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i've got one of those. a mezzaluna? is that the technical term? i actually find it to be pretty useful, but then i don't have any good knives.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 19:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

mezza=half luna=moon. i don't have one, but i am one of those less is more people. i heard those were bad ass on pizza slicing detail . . . but i have a ricer, or a food mill like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000DZDFN/002-2847051-6613626?v=glance&n=284507
but i use it enough, (mashers, tomato sauce, fruit purees and most recently for pea soup to use up the hambone from easter dinner) not everyday mind you, to justify it's modest cost. the ricer mentioned above seems quite one dimensional in it's performance features. somebody gave me one of those rubber oven mitts and i never use it. it's so much easier to grab hot stuff with my kitchen towel, ya know?
and last summer at a garage sale i bought a karahi cuz i was so excited about indian food and i have used it like twice. stuff sticks to it cuz it's aluminum, which makes it frustrating to cook in but it was only like $0.50, so i guess you get what you pay for.

jdchurchill (jdchurchill), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 20:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i just bought my father a flip 'n' grip (comes with a free scoop 'n' serve) for his birthday, from the as seen on tv website. he's been talking about it for ages, but we'll see how much use it actually gets. i think he's more fascinated by the idea of it than anything else.

lauren (laurenp), Friday, 12 May 2006 18:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

probably the next item i'm buying: a juicer.

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Monday, 15 May 2006 18:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Well, I have used my juicer three times now. Another 1548787 times and I have *recouped* my machine. ;-)

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Saturday, 20 May 2006 13:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Nathalie, can you use it to make smoothies?

Jaq (Jaq), Saturday, 20 May 2006 13:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You can use it to make the juice that goes into a smoothie at least, surely, right?

Casuistry (Chris P), Saturday, 20 May 2006 15:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

No, I have a seperate machine for smoothies. Very cheap, about 25 dollars or so? The juicer is... good but I did pick the wrong one. I should have picked one that also makes thicker juice (for sauces and so on) but that was much more expensive and I figured I wouldn't need it. I don't really *need* it but it would have been nice. Also, I should have bought one that pours in a attached can (?) instead of in a seperate glass as this one sits too low so I have to use a low glass. I'll need to get a low can to fit under it. :-( But still it's GREAT! I have tried to make apple and carrot juice so far. It's healthy and tasty. It'll be great once the baby can dink juice!

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Sunday, 21 May 2006 13:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
i bought one of those half moon choppers, you know the half circle blade with a handle at each end, because it looked so fun when i saw nigella use one. it never made it out of the drawer.

are you my husband? ;-)

HAs anyone bought a bread maker? If so, good or bad? I"m very tempted even though I'm not that big if a bread lover. Silly I know, but I love machines. I'm a kraftwerkian cookah.

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Tuesday, 25 July 2006 20:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
The V Slicer.

I know it's pretty cool on TV but most of the veggies I tend to chop up are not appropriate for it eg bok choi, spring onions, broccolli, capsicum.
When I am using it for something appropriate such as tomatoes and onions, I tend to find it's pretty crap when it reaches the last few centimetres.

I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit (I say we take off and nuke the), Wednesday, 22 November 2006 03:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

I got an actual blowtorch for my birthday and I'm fearful of it. Need to practice outside a few times.

Have also had a sodastream carbonator for at least 4 years. It took 3.5 years to get through 1 bottle of CO2. But since I've discovered the excellence of bitters and soda, we've blasted through 1 every 2 months.

Jaq, Sunday, 23 June 2013 16:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Blowtorches are great! Nothing better than melting cheese on French onion soup with one.

О боже, какой мужчина (ShariVari), Sunday, 23 June 2013 16:36 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't use my Cuisinart as much as I did once but I mean it is still a nice thing to have when you need it. There are a lot of tools that I bought that I really wanted that I secretly deep down was worried that I wouldn't actually use all that much but still use pretty regularly (kitchen scale, thermometer, Aeropress)

shohreh aja/danteloo (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 23 June 2013 16:53 (five years ago) Permalink

I really don't like my Kitchenaid mixer. I've all but stopped making bread because it's such a pain to use. I'm going to put an ad in the local shopper to sell it and my Ronco rotisserie.

WilliamC, Sunday, 23 June 2013 16:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Also I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that Jaq wd be at all trepidatious abt any kitchen related tool whatsoever; like I imagine her picking up the most estoeric and intimidating and mysterious of devices and just being all "okay sit down y'all I got this" and then making a souffle come out of it.

shohreh aja/danteloo (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 23 June 2013 17:00 (five years ago) Permalink

xp I guess you really took the "and forget it" part to heart

shohreh aja/danteloo (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 23 June 2013 17:00 (five years ago) Permalink

I want to up my sous vide meat game with it, ShariVari.

I also bought this spiral slicer thing recently - used it to make zucchini into noodles last night. It's great fun, but the suction feet aren't the best so it took two of us to manage. Trying sweet potatoes today with it!

Stevie, I'm wondering if I'll go back to the Aeropress now I've figured out cold brew. Makes me wistful. My kitchen scale and thermometer get pretty constant use. Waffle iron, cast iron bacon press, popover pan, double baguette pan - haven't used once in two years.

Jaq, Sunday, 23 June 2013 17:02 (five years ago) Permalink

hahaha

xp and xxp

WilliamC, Sunday, 23 June 2013 17:02 (five years ago) Permalink

We use our waffle iron pretty regularly. The blueberries are starting to come in at my mother's house, and we still have loads from last year, so I turned a quart of frozen berries into a compote to go over waffles for breakfast yesterday.

WilliamC, Sunday, 23 June 2013 17:05 (five years ago) Permalink

Hah! Stevie, I had a welding incident many years ago that ended up in singed off eyebrows (not mine, but I felt SO GUILTY). I think it is still haunting me.

Jaq, Sunday, 23 June 2013 17:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Can you cold-brew in the Aeropress??? How would that work? I am so intrigued! I have never fucked w/ cold brew apart from purchasing it at coffee shops and being all OMG THIS IS SO FUCKING GOOD

shohreh aja/danteloo (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 23 June 2013 17:13 (five years ago) Permalink

I do loooooove using my Aeropress for iced coffee though, which is why I bought it in the first place and then loved it so much that I became a near-daily morning hot coffee drinker (which I have never rly been! Thx Aeropress I guess)

shohreh aja/danteloo (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 23 June 2013 17:16 (five years ago) Permalink

At home I have a pressure cooker that I used once when I first got it, and never again. When we rented our current join in Mexico it came with a pressure cooker, and I'm all "yeah, so not gonna happen." Then I learned that you can't just buy a can of garbanzos or black beans or whatever--ALL of the beanies are dried. Out came the pressure cooker, which has worked a treat even though the jiggler never does what it is supposed to do.

quincie, Sunday, 23 June 2013 17:32 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh! That's another I got a few months ago and have never used - a pressure cooker. It's very shiny, might just stay that way.

Stevie, you can do cold brew with just a mason jar and a melitta single cup brewer! I got a fancy beautiful japanese cold brewer then realized I didn't actually need it. But I still use it. Anyway, grind your beans medium coarse, using about 3/4 cup for a 1 quart mason jar. Put the grounds in the jar and fill with cool filtered water slowly - stir with a chopstick or something to make sure everything is evenly wet. Put the lid on and let it sit somewhere cool (on the counter is fine if the house temp is not more than 75 F, otherwise the fridge) for 24 hours. Filter into another mason jar or lidded vessel for storage. This is the part that takes awhile. You could probably put the grounds in a nut milk bag instead so you wouldn't have to filter out so many.

Jaq, Sunday, 23 June 2013 17:55 (five years ago) Permalink

This is the gorgeous cold brew thing I got

Jaq, Sunday, 23 June 2013 17:57 (five years ago) Permalink

I was abt to be all OMG THAT'S SO MUCH COFFEE but it comes out to be 3T per 8oz of water which really is not that bad! Do you shake! shake! shake! it every once in a while or just let it sit?

shohreh aja/danteloo (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 23 June 2013 18:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Also do you have any personal recs for what type of roasts/origins/etc work best for cold brews? Or like what's yr favorite coffee from Trader Joes?

shohreh aja/danteloo (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 23 June 2013 18:03 (five years ago) Permalink

also I bet the Aeropress w/ metal disc (that the wonderful ABBOTT mailed me; thank you so much ABBOTT!!) would work quite wonderfully for the final filter

shohreh aja/danteloo (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 23 June 2013 18:05 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, and you dilute the cold concentrate around 1:1 with water if you want hot coffee. I just let it sit. Haven't tried any TJs coffees in a long time - I've currently just got a giant bag of Costco house roast which does me fine. I'm more about the caffeine than the nuances, but I do like considerable body and caramelly roastiness.

Great idea on the aeropress as filter! I'm going to try that with a paper one and see how it goes.

Jaq, Sunday, 23 June 2013 18:09 (five years ago) Permalink

I have not used either the coffee machine, pasta maker or dryer since I complained about them 8 years ago, or the ice cream maker since I complained about it 7 years ago.

Now I have a kitchen of a better size and layout I intend to rectify this, but I said that over half a decade ago. :-/

Troughton-masked Replicant (aldo), Thursday, 27 June 2013 13:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Food dehydrator

乒乓, Thursday, 27 June 2013 13:54 (five years ago) Permalink

i didn't even realize that this was on ILC but it's true that kitchen tools are the ones most likely to be used only once a year. i have a madeleine pan that i've only used a few times.

乒乓, Thursday, 27 June 2013 13:56 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm really good at not buying kitchen tools I won't use. Maybe the "good" vegetable peeler, but that was just because I found it less comfortable to use and slower than the crappy one.

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Thursday, 27 June 2013 15:20 (five years ago) Permalink

I bought an oxo slicer that turns out to have been one of their few dud products. Great design, except for the blade assembly, which doesn't work all that well. They've since redesigned it :/

mh, Thursday, 27 June 2013 15:27 (five years ago) Permalink

this is the style vegetable peeler I bought:

http://2021supernormal.files.wordpress.com/2006/10/vegetable-peeler.JPG

maybe I'm challenged, but I can't find an efficient way to use it

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Thursday, 27 June 2013 15:28 (five years ago) Permalink

my hand hurts just looking at that

mh, Thursday, 27 June 2013 15:33 (five years ago) Permalink

I saw a sous chef on Iron Chef mangle his/her hand with one of those once -- I'll pass.

WilliamC, Thursday, 27 June 2013 17:32 (five years ago) Permalink

i think the u-shaped ones are better than the toothbrush looking ones

乒乓, Thursday, 27 June 2013 17:43 (five years ago) Permalink

but they have to be big oblongs like cukes or eggs

乒乓, Thursday, 27 June 2013 17:44 (five years ago) Permalink

rubber handle bit might be nice

mh, Thursday, 27 June 2013 17:57 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

finally bought a nice stovetop waffle iron. wanted one for years and finally broke out. got a nordic ware for $40 and it's built like a tank and i expect it to last forever. used it for the first time today and while the batter was a bit of a production (melting butter, whipping egg whites) they sure were a lovely vehicle for loads of maple syrup

making plans for nyquil (outdoor_miner), Sunday, 14 July 2013 21:04 (five years ago) Permalink


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