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Hauki
May 11, 2010



Stringent posted:

repost from YOSPOS because i thought it was hilarious

"unimaginable"

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fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



Lipstick Apathy

Stringent posted:

repost from YOSPOS because i thought it was hilarious

nbsd said something unintentionally funny? Now I've seen everything...

Boywhiz88
Sep 11, 2005

floating 26" off da ground. BURR!

So I inherited a KitchenAid K45SS from my late grandma in 2011. I think itís l old but havenít really checked.

However, I think Iím starting to outgrow it. Iím wanting to do double batches of lots of my cookies and itís just not a big enough bowl, which makes me wonder if it has enough juice.

What should I be looking at? A larger mixing bowl? A more powerful stand mixer?

SymmetryrtemmyS
Jul 13, 2013



Boywhiz88 posted:

So I inherited a KitchenAid K45SS from my late grandma in 2011. I think it’s l old but haven’t really checked.

However, I think I’m starting to outgrow it. I’m wanting to do double batches of lots of my cookies and it’s just not a big enough bowl, which makes me wonder if it has enough juice.

What should I be looking at? A larger mixing bowl? A more powerful stand mixer?

Ankarsrum! It's a lot of money, but it's a lifetime investment, and it's both way more powerful and reliable than any KA (or any other non commercial brand).

nwin
Feb 25, 2002

make's u think


Fallen Rib

My wife makes a lot of smoothies and uses her magic bullet to do it. It does an ok job, but Iíve been looking for something better. Plus it sucks if you put kale in it-it just wonít process it enough.

I had a Ninja blender, but the drat top was so impossible to remove from the blender that I ended up breaking it, so Iím not really interested in those at this time.

I bought a Vitamix 6300, but the second we turned it on to clean it (starting at 1 and going up to high), we both couldnít believe how much noise it made, so that got returned. She makes the smoothies at 6 in the morning and I think that would wake the neighborhood up, if not just our next door neighbors.

Any other options? I donít do a whole lot of soups or anything, but I guess it would be nice to have a full functional blender if possible.

SHVPS4DETH
Mar 19, 2009

seen so much i'm going blind
and i'm brain-dead virtually


yr standards might be a touch high if you returned a vitamix after one use due to the noise level tbh

The Slack Lagoon
Jun 17, 2008



Oh you're looking for the bled tec model with acoustic dampening

or this https://www.whisperblend.com

SHVPS4DETH
Mar 19, 2009

seen so much i'm going blind
and i'm brain-dead virtually


do you live in a monastery

i feel like yr leaving out details here

rgocs
Nov 9, 2011


My kids' (6 & 2 y/o) bedroom door faces the kitchen, we make smoothies every day on a blendtec, it only sometimes wake them up. You must have very very sensitive neighbors.

nwin
Feb 25, 2002

make's u think


Fallen Rib

I donít think Iím leaving much out, but hereís everything: she normally uses a magic bullet, we bought the Vitamix and I cleaned it with the water/soap and turned it on setting 1, which was fine, but then as it got to higher speeds we both noted how loud it was. We tried the smoothie setting and it was also much louder than the magic bullet she had, so we decided to return it since she didnít want to make noise with it to make the smoothie, and then have it just as loud a few minutes later when she goes to clean it out.

I know the Vitamix has a larger motor, which is much better and contributes to the noise, but it was just too loud. I guess there isnít anything we can do about that unless we sacrifice some power and quality for noise.

Wire cutter recommends a Breville boss to go unit, so maybe weíll try that out.

I live in a split family, so Iím talking about those neighbors since the main wall that splits the house into two seems to have no insulation and we can hear when they are going up/down stairs, etc.

nwin fucked around with this message at Jun 10, 2018 around 19:08

Feenix
Mar 14, 2003
Sorry, guy.


SHVPS4DETH posted:

yr standards might be a touch high if you returned a vitamix after one use due to the noise level tbh

Motherfucking this.

drat!

I mean, not to be a dick, itís just like... you want a good powered cutter, but not the noise that good powered cutting makes. Youíre usually going to have to sacrifice something.

Feenix fucked around with this message at Jun 10, 2018 around 21:25

No Wave
Sep 18, 2005

Yogg-Saron fan #1


it's stories like these that make people dread marriage

VelociBacon
Dec 8, 2009

Hey, hey, you better get back out there. There's a few places on that 'bot that weren't ripped to shreds.

rgocs posted:

My kids' (6 & 2 y/o) bedroom door faces the kitchen, we make smoothies every day on a blendtec, it only sometimes wake them up. You must have very very sensitive neighbors.

My Blendtec is so loud that I can't use it in my wood frame apartment in the mornings before work (around 5:45AM) because I'm pretty sure it'd wake up the neighbors. I don't really mind because I've accepted that as a tradeoff for a great blender but I'd love for it to be quieter.

Anne Whateley
Feb 11, 2007
Anne Was Right


Try making a little foam cube to surround it and muffle the noise? Even the food service blenders that are $$$$ aren't that quiet.

VelociBacon
Dec 8, 2009

Hey, hey, you better get back out there. There's a few places on that 'bot that weren't ripped to shreds.

Anne Whateley posted:

Try making a little foam cube to surround it and muffle the noise? Even the food service blenders that are $$$$ aren't that quiet.

I've thought about making something but honestly it doesn't bother me that much. Nothing I could make would dampen the sound enough for me to be able to use it so early in the morning.

Sextro
Aug 23, 2014


VelociBacon posted:

My Blendtec is so loud that I can't use it in my wood frame apartment in the mornings before work (around 5:45AM) because I'm pretty sure it'd wake up the neighbors. I don't really mind because I've accepted that as a tradeoff for a great blender but I'd love for it to be quieter.

gently caress the neighbors, smoothie time yo. They probably have a dog that barks or flush their toilet too many times so you are just getting even.

nwin
Feb 25, 2002

make's u think


Fallen Rib

Feenix posted:

Motherfucking this.

drat!

I mean, not to be a dick, itís just like... you want a good powered cutter, but not the noise that good powered cutting makes. Youíre usually going to have to sacrifice something.

Thatís a valid point. I see the sound dampening ones that slack lagoon mentioned, but after spending all day reading reviews, I think all we really need is a personal blender with some more power to it than her standard magic bullet.

I never make soups, I have no desire to make almond butter, and for the few things I would use a blender for, I have an immersion blender thatís worked perfectly so far. We have a baby on the way, so maybe making baby food could come into play-but I think weíll cross that bridge when we get to it.

AnonSpore
Jan 19, 2012

Bear Witness

https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Pot-...r/dp/B075CWJ3T8

8qt Instant Pot on sale for 100 dollars, down from 160, until midnight PST today.

Dr. Gitmo Moneyson
Jun 26, 2005

Feels good man.



I just bought my dad a Thermopop for Fatherís Day. Now Iím trying to think of a good second gift in the $70 range, and I can use some help from this thread. My dad isnít an easy guy to buy for, but I know he likes to cook and he likes to bake, so those might be good places to start.

Ideas? Thoughts?

Lawnie
Sep 5, 2006

That is my helmet
Give it back
you are a lion
It doesn't even fit


Grimey Drawer

Get him a big green egg smoker

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

The internet is the universal sewer.


Dr. Gitmo Moneyson posted:

I just bought my dad a Thermopop for Fatherís Day. Now Iím trying to think of a good second gift in the $70 range, and I can use some help from this thread. My dad isnít an easy guy to buy for, but I know he likes to cook and he likes to bake, so those might be good places to start.

Ideas? Thoughts?

Lodge combo cooker, sourdough starter, bannetons, bench scraper, scale and flour to make this https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes...s-country-bread

El Jebus
Jun 18, 2008


Lawnie posted:

Get him a big green egg smoker

And a MacBook Pro for datalogging.

VelociBacon
Dec 8, 2009

Hey, hey, you better get back out there. There's a few places on that 'bot that weren't ripped to shreds.

Dr. Gitmo Moneyson posted:

I just bought my dad a Thermopop for Fatherís Day. Now Iím trying to think of a good second gift in the $70 range, and I can use some help from this thread. My dad isnít an easy guy to buy for, but I know he likes to cook and he likes to bake, so those might be good places to start.

Ideas? Thoughts?

I got my hard-to-buy-for father a subscription to Naturebox which is a monthly random snack delivery thing. They're mostly pretty healthy snacks and generally really good. I got him the subscription for a year but you could do however many months you want. I'm unaffiliated with them. They have a website you can look at for pricing and more info.

Doom Rooster
Sep 3, 2008


Pillbug

Dr. Gitmo Moneyson posted:

I just bought my dad a Thermopop for Fatherís Day. Now Iím trying to think of a good second gift in the $70 range, and I can use some help from this thread. My dad isnít an easy guy to buy for, but I know he likes to cook and he likes to bake, so those might be good places to start.

Ideas? Thoughts?

If he doesn't have any Silpat baking sheets, he will LOVE them. They're the perfect gift because they are awesome, but you feel silly spending that much on something so simple for yourself. I spent years wanting them but going "Pfffft! It's silly to spend $15 each, when I can just use $0.08 worth of parchment paper to accomplish the same thing." Get him 2 or more, just make sure you get the right size for his baking sheets.

Now, no more annoying paper curling, no replacing/washing between batches of cookies, dishwasher safe, etc... I cannot speak highly enough of them for people who like to bake.

Murgos
Oct 21, 2010


Lawnie posted:

Get him a big green egg smoker

I see what you did there.

The Midniter
Jul 9, 2001



Dr. Gitmo Moneyson posted:

I just bought my dad a Thermopop for Fatherís Day. Now Iím trying to think of a good second gift in the $70 range, and I can use some help from this thread. My dad isnít an easy guy to buy for, but I know he likes to cook and he likes to bake, so those might be good places to start.

Ideas? Thoughts?

Be a better child to your father and use that $70 to get him a Thermapen, even if it's "only" the classic model.

Dressed For Chess
May 6, 2007


Fun Shoe

Hi all! Iím considering getting a stand-alone induction cooktop, and the Duxtop 9600LS seems to have great reviews, both from users and from what looks like reputable websites. Anyone have any experience with this model?

Test Pattern
Dec 20, 2007

Keep scrolling, clod!


MrYenko posted:

It's marble instead of granite, but Ikea makes the ńdelsten, which can be flipped over for a shallower molcajete-type tool.

It's not as good as the real version of either, but its pretty good, and CHEAP.

Pages and months back, but this has been my mortar of choice for years and I never knew this.

Doom Rooster
Sep 3, 2008


Pillbug

Anyone have any knowledge of/experience with a vacuum sealer wider than the 8" (or is it 10"?) FoodSaver? I'm making wheels of cheese that I want to vacuum pack, but they don't fit into the FS bags. I was hoping that there was something bigger than FoodSaver that still works the same way, instead of having to spend $600+ for a chamber sealer, but am not finding much.

The Slack Lagoon
Jun 17, 2008



Speaking of vacuum sealers, is the FS5480 Costco sells good? It is more than I'd like, so I was thinking of maybe doing a FS2100 instead. Costco had the 5480 for $150, sometimes $100

Feenix
Mar 14, 2003
Sorry, guy.


The Slack Lagoon posted:

Speaking of vacuum sealers, is the FS5480 Costco sells good? It is more than I'd like, so I was thinking of maybe doing a FS2100 instead. Costco had the 5480 for $150, sometimes $100

I got it about 3 weeks ago. Iím no pro but I love it. 99 at Costco.

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Elizabethan Error
May 18, 2006



nwin posted:

Thatís a valid point. I see the sound dampening ones that slack lagoon mentioned, but after spending all day reading reviews, I think all we really need is a personal blender with some more power to it than her standard magic bullet.
you already had one, but returned it. you're not going to get a good blender that's also silent. blenders are just motors inside a flashy housing, they're going to be noisy

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