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The Midniter
Jul 9, 2001



Dr. Gitmo Moneyson posted:

Good coffee grinders for grinding spices?

This is an excellent spice grinder.

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baquerd
Jul 2, 2007
I'M A FUCKING IDIOT



So, a burr grinder for coffee is highly recommended by most aficionados I've heard from. Why not other spices? Or, alternatively, why is a burr grinder better for coffee but not other spices?

Doom Rooster
Sep 3, 2008


Pillbug

Burr grinders are uniquely great at getting a consistent size of particle. You want this for coffee so that all of the grounds extract in the same amount of time and you don't underextract half, and overextract the other. I'm not sure how fine they can actually get since you usually don't want to grind super fine. They are more expensive than blade grinders, but when you're grinding spices you typically want them ground as finely as possible, so just blitzing them in a blade grinder is great.

Dr. Gitmo Moneyson
Jun 26, 2005

Feels good man.



The Midniter posted:

This is an excellent spice grinder.

How finely does this one grind? I�d like something that can grind really fine.

Flash Gordon Ramsay posted:

The Cuisinart spice grinder is good at grinding spices.

You mean this one?

https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-SG...t+spice+grinder

The reviews seem a little shaky.

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Flash Gordon Ramsay
Sep 28, 2004



Grimey Drawer

Dr. Gitmo Moneyson posted:

How finely does this one grind? I�d like something that can grind really fine.


You mean this one?

https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-SG...t+spice+grinder

The reviews seem a little shaky.

That's the one. Been happy with mine, but I've only owned one.

Dr. Gitmo Moneyson
Jun 26, 2005

Feels good man.



Flash Gordon Ramsay posted:

The Cuisinart spice grinder is good at grinding spices.

The Midniter posted:

This [Krups grinder] is an excellent spice grinder.

I googled some reviews and Serious Eats recommends both of these. I think I might go for the Cuisinart one unless there�s some reason I should absolutely consider a fixed-cup model.

Thanks for the recs!


EDIT: Well, maybe not. Business Insider likes this Secura grinder a little bit more than those two, apparently because it performs better and has a chop setting.

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Dr. Gitmo Moneyson
Jun 26, 2005

Feels good man.



I also need a good cheap stock pot. One of those deals that has an inside pot with holes in it to make stock with. Needs to be at least 8 quarts and preferably at least 10, although Amazon doesn�t show too many options above 10 quarts.

Murgos
Oct 21, 2010


Dr. Gitmo Moneyson posted:

I googled some reviews and Serious Eats recommends both of these. I think I might go for the Cuisinart one unless there�s some reason I should absolutely consider a fixed-cup model.

Thanks for the recs!


EDIT: Well, maybe not. Business Insider likes this Secura grinder a little bit more than those two, apparently because it performs better and has a chop setting.

I'd go with the cooking site review where they use these all the time across many different cooks and for long periods of time over business insider where someone freelance wrote a review article for a couple of bucks.

The Krups and Cuisinart grinders have consistently been recommended by CI for maybe a decade, if not more and Kenji was CIs editor for years.

Kaiser Schnitzel
Mar 28, 2006

I want to be like Grace Kelly.

Dr. Gitmo Moneyson posted:

I also need a good cheap stock pot. One of those deals that has an inside pot with holes in it to make stock with. Needs to be at least 8 quarts and preferably at least 10, although Amazon doesn�t show too many options above 10 quarts.
I got mine cheap at a restaurant supply store. Stainless with a big fat aluminum disk in the bottom. I think its like 13 qt and was $30 or something. I dont have a strainer thing but I know they make them for the pot.

totalnewbie
Nov 13, 2005

I was born and raised in China, lived in Japan, and now hold a US passport.

I am wrong in every way, all the damn time.

Ask me about my tattoos.


Scythe posted:

Since you have a Japanese knife anyway, I thought Id mention that I got a hinoki cutting board and surprisingly love it. Still wood, but super light and very forgiving on your knives. It works sort of the opposite of other wood boards: you dont oil it, you wet it thoroughly before each use and let it dry standing up before putting it away. Also, theyre cheap (and end grain doesnt seem to be a Thing).

I ended up ordering one today. Thanks for the recommendation!

VERTiG0
Jul 11, 2001

go move over bro


Is this where we ask about stand mixers? I'm sure it's been done to death here, but I may be the first person to ask about the Kenwood mixers, specifically the KMM021... It's priced slightly higher than a Kitchenaid Artisan here in Canada, and about $100 less than the Kitchenaid Pro 600 while appearing to be more powerful and smaller (it's going to live on the counter and it'd be nice not to have it take up a ton of room). It also has enough attachments available that we might use so that's not a big deal.

We just destroyed a gifted Black & Decker food processor (finally) making a pumpkin loaf, so it's time to get some more power. My wife is getting into baking so for now her requirements are fairly light, but she really wants to bake more breads.

So, does anyone have any experience with Kenwood mixers? I read lots of reviews on them by people who are buying it only to replace their 35 year old Kenwood, or their mom still has one from the 70s that works fine.

The dark horse here is the Bosch Universal which is like $100 more than the Kenwood and appears to kick rear end, but looks like a goddamned 1970s spaceship. I appreciate the whole function over form attitude though, but the look is not exactly wife-approved.

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Submarine Sandpaper
May 27, 2007

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


what do you do with them? If bread don't cheap out.

SymmetryrtemmyS
Jul 13, 2013



VERTiG0 posted:

Is this where we ask about stand mixers? I'm sure it's been done to death here, but I may be the first person to ask about the Kenwood mixers, specifically the KMM021... It's priced slightly higher than a Kitchenaid Artisan here in Canada, and about $100 less than the Kitchenaid Pro 600 while appearing to be more powerful and smaller (it's going to live on the counter and it'd be nice not to have it take up a ton of room). It also has enough attachments available that we might use so that's not a big deal.

We just destroyed a gifted Black & Decker food processor (finally) making a pumpkin loaf, so it's time to get some more power. My wife is getting into baking so for now her requirements are fairly light, but she really wants to bake more breads.

So, does anyone have any experience with Kenwood mixers? I read lots of reviews on them by people who are buying it only to replace their 35 year old Kenwood, or their mom still has one from the 70s that works fine.

The dark horse here is the Bosch Universal which is like $100 more than the Kenwood and appears to kick rear end, but looks like a goddamned 1970s spaceship. I appreciate the whole function over form attitude though, but the look is not exactly wife-approved.

Ankarsrum.

If you want a stand mixer for baking bread, Ankarsrum. It's the original stand mixer brand, has so much torque it can press oils from seeds, and it's ridiculously good at kneading bread. Amazing build quality too, and easier to use than a kitchenaid or other orbital. Less messy than a Bosch. I have one.

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Kreez
Oct 18, 2003



VERTiG0 posted:

Is this where we ask about stand mixers? I'm sure it's been done to death here, but I may be the first person to ask about the Kenwood mixers, specifically the KMM021... It's priced slightly higher than a Kitchenaid Artisan here in Canada, and about $100 less than the Kitchenaid Pro 600 while appearing to be more powerful and smaller (it's going to live on the counter and it'd be nice not to have it take up a ton of room). It also has enough attachments available that we might use so that's not a big deal.

We just destroyed a gifted Black & Decker food processor (finally) making a pumpkin loaf, so it's time to get some more power. My wife is getting into baking so for now her requirements are fairly light, but she really wants to bake more breads.

So, does anyone have any experience with Kenwood mixers? I read lots of reviews on them by people who are buying it only to replace their 35 year old Kenwood, or their mom still has one from the 70s that works fine.

The dark horse here is the Bosch Universal which is like $100 more than the Kenwood and appears to kick rear end, but looks like a goddamned 1970s spaceship. I appreciate the whole function over form attitude though, but the look is not exactly wife-approved.

Look at the Bosch compact. I switched to it from the Bosch Universal and haven't ever regretted it. It's like half the price of the Artisan, much smaller when folded up, and more powerful. Only downside is the meat grinder attachment has been discontinued, if that's important.

You can easily buy the machine as well as parts and stuff in Canada too, which is sometimes a worry with weird brands.
http://healthykitchens.com/aos_onli...4617&ca_id=1083

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