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Schpyder
Jun 13, 2002

Attackle Grackle



Get an inexpensive nonstick pan to use for eggs and only eggs, and replace it when it wears out. Use cast iron and/or stainless steel for everything else.

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Chef De Cuisinart
Oct 31, 2010

Brandy does in fact, in my experience, contribute to Getting Down.

Carbon steel pans are the correct answer to what should I cook everything in.

Sextro
Aug 23, 2014


I haven't looked past Amazon, but are any of the high end Rice cookers getting caught up in this fall/Black Friday/cyber business?

guppy
Sep 21, 2004

sting like a byob

Yo, one-day deal on KitchenAid Pro stand mixers at Amazon, $250 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...CX8EY93V1YAHFG7

AnonSpore
Jan 19, 2012

Bear Witness

guppy posted:

Yo, one-day deal on KitchenAid Pro stand mixers at Amazon, $250 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...CX8EY93V1YAHFG7

God, why did it have to be the end of the month when I've spent all my toy budget

Submarine Sandpaper
May 27, 2007

ASK ME ABOUT HOW I GHOULISHLY CELEBRATE THE DEATH OF CHILDREN TO TEACH THEIR PARENTS "A LESSON"


Sextro posted:

I haven't looked past Amazon, but are any of the high end Rice cookers getting caught up in this fall/Black Friday/cyber business?
The Zojirushi 1L is about 85 dollars from the Amazon warehouse today.

long-ass nips Diane
Dec 13, 2010

Breathe.


How non-stick do carbon steel pans get? I'm in the middle of moving right now, and all I could take with me is some gifted all-clad stuff, so I'm wondering if one would be a good purchase in addition to/instead of a cheap teflon pan.

deimos
Nov 30, 2006

Forget it man this bat is whack, it's got poobrain!


drat, 6 qt bowl lift kitchen aid for $250 at Amazon: http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PZU3AEI/

Sextro
Aug 23, 2014


Mr. Wookums posted:

The Zojirushi 1L is about 85 dollars from the Amazon warehouse today.

I think I missed this, unless I went blind. Oh well. Back to the stove top method for another year.

Submarine Sandpaper
May 27, 2007

ASK ME ABOUT HOW I GHOULISHLY CELEBRATE THE DEATH OF CHILDREN TO TEACH THEIR PARENTS "A LESSON"


Sextro posted:

I think I missed this, unless I went blind. Oh well. Back to the stove top method for another year.
Choose http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-list...8&condition=all the warehouse as sell for 15% off at checkout. Closer to 95 bucks depending on tax.

Sextro
Aug 23, 2014


Mr. Wookums posted:

Choose http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-list...8&condition=all the warehouse as sell for 15% off at checkout. Closer to 95 bucks depending on tax.

Oh, awesome. It's only double digits, I can rationalize any stupid purchase that's just double digits. Diabetes inducing levels of rice consumption here I come!

Thoht
Aug 3, 2006



Swagger Dagger posted:

How non-stick do carbon steel pans get? I'm in the middle of moving right now, and all I could take with me is some gifted all-clad stuff, so I'm wondering if one would be a good purchase in addition to/instead of a cheap teflon pan.

They're noticeably more nonstick than stainless but it's still not the same level as teflon and stuff like that, e.g. you won't be able to cook eggs with no oil in it. I work in a place that uses all carbon steel pans and if we did a ton of eggs at brunch I would absolutely lobby to get some nonstick in.

deimos
Nov 30, 2006

Forget it man this bat is whack, it's got poobrain!


Thoht posted:

They're noticeably more nonstick than stainless but it's still not the same level as teflon and stuff like that, e.g. you won't be able to cook eggs with no oil in it. I work in a place that uses all carbon steel pans and if we did a ton of eggs at brunch I would absolutely lobby to get some nonstick in.


Hrm.

Steve Yun
Aug 7, 2003

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Grimey Drawer

Well, to be fair thoht is working in a restaurant. Having enough time to use a low enough temp to not need oil is kind of a luxury

edit: and it looks like they used oil in the video anyways

Steve Yun fucked around with this message at Nov 30, 2015 around 22:31

Thoht
Aug 3, 2006



Yeah, they definitely used oil.

But yeah, to clarify, I would have no issue frying eggs in them at home, but under pressure it's nice to be able to just dump eggs into a cold pan with minimal lubrication and have zero stickage.

Thoht fucked around with this message at Dec 1, 2015 around 07:30

DARPA Dad
Dec 9, 2008


Anyone have experience with home cotton candy machines? I'd like to make my own at home but I don't know what the criteria for a good maker is.

Drunk Badger
Aug 27, 2012

Trained Drinking Badger
A Faithful Companion


Grimey Drawer

I know the recommendation is to not use a bread machine, but because my apartment oven is so terrible I think that's the only way I'll be able to reliably bake a loaf. Does anyone have a ~$100 model they like?

Also, I'm thinking about an induction stovetop for cheese making and cooking in general (old electric stovetop). It would need to be able to go as low as 100 (lower would be nice) and handle a 12 inch diameter pot. I have no idea what a good model would go for, would I be able to make $300 work?

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



Lipstick Apathy

There's no way your oven is so bad you can't bake a loaf of bread. I bake bread in a $30, 25L one of these: http://www.aliexpress.com/price/cha...oven_price.html and it works once you figure out a few oddities of the oven.

Anne Whateley
Feb 11, 2007


Look on craigslist near you. Apparently everyone has a bread machine they got as a gift and used once.

Hexigrammus
May 22, 2006

Cheech Wizard stories are clean, wholesome, reflective truths that go great with the marijuana munchies and a blow job.

Anne Whateley posted:

Look on craigslist near you. Apparently everyone has a bread machine they got as a gift and used once.

The thrift store near us has them for $5. At that price it's really easy to take the machine back and drop it in their donation bin once you've tried it and gone "meh". I did that with a couple of different brands before I got tired of donating to the cause.

Croatoan
Jun 24, 2005

Hold the line, I have shitposting to do.


But how else are you supposed to make a visually unappealing cylinder of super dense bread that looks like something from Rama?

wormil
Sep 12, 2002

Hulk will smoke you!

Are there any personal cup size attachments for full size Ninja blenders? I see the Ninja Mega System or whatever but I already have a blender.

Bonus, smoothie porn.

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dead lettuce
Sep 12, 2014



The Anova sous vide precision cooker (Bluetooth version) is on sale on the Anova website for $129 which is lower than it's ever been on Amazon: http://anovaculinary.com/anova-precision-cooker/

I think it's because the new version with Wifi just came out or is about to come out?

AnonSpore
Jan 19, 2012

Bear Witness

It was on sale at that price for Thanksgiving/Black Friday. I'm guessing they're just riding that up till Christmas.

Steve Yun
Aug 7, 2003

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Grimey Drawer

Plan Z posted:

1) Soaking: Take the molcajete and tejolote (the pestle part) and soak them fully in a container of water for 12-24 hours. When they're out, immediately start hitting them with some kind of metal brush (I use my small copper brush from my workbench). Just run it over the food-touching parts (bowl, bottom of the tejolote) until there's a relative smoothness. You don't need to go nuts, especially on the non-food-touching parts. Two or three quick strokes against any surface is fine enough.

Can I use steel wool for the scrubbing step?

themongol
Apr 30, 2006
Let us celebrate our agreement with the adding of chocolate to milk.

what's the word on ceramic cookware? Specifically I'm looking at a ceramic wok with non-stick coating. Would that be good for high temperature stir-frying?

Thanks!

Steve Yun
Aug 7, 2003

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Grimey Drawer

The technology seems to be improving, but not quite there yet. Ceramic is effective as nonstick cookware at first, and then loses its nonstick capability faster than teflon.

But then there's the question of whether you need a wok in the first place. Real woks kind of require a superhot heat source like a jet burner since they're thin and don't retain heat very well. Are you using this on a regular stove? If so you might be better off just using a cast iron skillet for high temp stir-frying.

wormil
Sep 12, 2002

Hulk will smoke you!

themongol posted:

what's the word on ceramic cookware?

Garbage, no seriously, it's terrible. Even if you baby it you'll get maybe three months. That's why it's disappearing off shelves.

themongol
Apr 30, 2006
Let us celebrate our agreement with the adding of chocolate to milk.

"Steve Yun" posted:


"wormil" posted:



Thank you both

baquerd
Jul 2, 2007
I'M A FUCKING IDIOT



themongol posted:

what's the word on ceramic cookware? Specifically I'm looking at a ceramic wok with non-stick coating. Would that be good for high temperature stir-frying?

I got a ceramic coated cast iron pan. Now it's a cast iron pan. Win/win.

Copper Vein
Mar 14, 2007

...and we liked it that way.


I want a small induction cooktop, 6" diameter might be perfect. I want it to be able boil water fast, and I want it to resume heating automatically after an item is removed from its surface and then replaced. Any suggestions?

baram.
Oct 23, 2007

smooth.


Grimey Drawer

Anyone have a recommendation for a standalone meat grinder?

Steve Yun
Aug 7, 2003

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Grimey Drawer

What muffin tins should I get? Plain aluminum or nonstick?

I also noticed that among "regular size" muffin tins, some are significantly smaller and some bigger:



Is there one size I should lean towards?

Squashy Nipples
Aug 18, 2007



Steve Yun posted:

What muffin tins should I get? Plain aluminum or nonstick?

I also noticed that among "regular size" muffin tins, some are significantly smaller and some bigger:



Is there one size I should lean towards?

Size is personal preference, but I like my non-stick muffin pans. They scratch just as easily as other kind of non-stick, though, so don't use a fork to pop them out.

Croatoan
Jun 24, 2005

Hold the line, I have shitposting to do.


The only thing that would worry me is DuPont studies show that the Teflon offgases toxic particulates at 446F. So I guess just keep that in mind? I don't know when the hell you'd ever go higher than that for muffins but whatever.

Steve Yun
Aug 7, 2003

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Grimey Drawer

I guess that's alright because I'm not aware of baking recipes that go above 400F

taqueso
Mar 8, 2004




:bernget:


What's a good potato ricer? Should I care if it has multiple die sizes?

The "good cook" brand ricer we have been using is crap and the opposite of ergonomic.

AVeryLargeRadish
Aug 19, 2011

WolfDad is Best Dad.


taqueso posted:

What's a good potato ricer? Should I care if it has multiple die sizes?

The "good cook" brand ricer we have been using is crap and the opposite of ergonomic.

Maybe consider a food mill instead? I know people say the OXO one is good.

Ultimate Mango
Jan 18, 2005

She's a sharkmouth clam
beware
she is

AVeryLargeRadish posted:

Maybe consider a food mill instead? I know people say the OXO one is good.

I have the OXO food mill and it is the proverbial bee's knees. Does better potatoes than any ricer I have used.

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SubG
Aug 19, 2004

It's a hard world for little things.


Croatoan posted:

The only thing that would worry me is DuPont studies show that the Teflon offgases toxic particulates at 446F. So I guess just keep that in mind? I don't know when the hell you'd ever go higher than that for muffins but whatever.
[citation needed]. That claim---in specifically those terms, e.g. the quote `DuPont studies show that the Teflon off-gases toxic particulates at 446 F'---is something that turns up in a whole bunch of TOXIC CHEMICALS websites, but appears to be impossible to track back to the studies from which this number ostensibly comes.

I mean I could get into this poo poo again is someone really wants to, but the punchline is that the actual temperature at which modern PTFE formulations undergo pyrolysis is over 550 F, and at that temperature the danger posed by the pyrolysis products will be small compared to the health risks associated with all the other poo poo that's ending up in the air from cooking at that temperature. Almost all of the dire warnings about teflon cookware you hear today appear to be predicated in old or suspicious data (that is, data involving PTFE formulations that haven't been used in decades, or unreproducible personal anecdotes).

Ultimate Mango posted:

I have the OXO food mill and it is the proverbial bee's knees. Does better potatoes than any ricer I have used.
Seconding or thirding or whatever that a food mill is what you want to use to rice potatoes at home.

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