Your Fantasy Kitchen (Cookware-wise)

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MrBobcat
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Re: Your Fantasy Kitchen (Cookware-wise)

Post by MrBobcat » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:20 am

Bob Sacamano wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:25 pm
big fan of hitting up kitchen supply stores. they sell a lot of stuff made for heavy duty use and i am a fan of a brand called Vollrath found at such stores.
I will have to look that brand up, I'm always looking to buy good value cookware for gifts.

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Re: Your Fantasy Kitchen (Cookware-wise)

Post by hand » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:38 am

MrBobcat wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:20 am
Bob Sacamano wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:25 pm
big fan of hitting up kitchen supply stores. they sell a lot of stuff made for heavy duty use and i am a fan of a brand called Vollrath found at such stores.
I will have to look that brand up, I'm always looking to buy good value cookware for gifts.
I'm a big fan of Vollrath Tribute tri-ply in my kitchen as the sweet spot of value and performance, but not my first choice as a gift due to its industrial heritage. Most people seem to appreciate shinier things for their home.

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Re: Your Fantasy Kitchen (Cookware-wise)

Post by MrBobcat » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:44 am

hand wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:38 am
MrBobcat wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:20 am
Bob Sacamano wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:25 pm
big fan of hitting up kitchen supply stores. they sell a lot of stuff made for heavy duty use and i am a fan of a brand called Vollrath found at such stores.
I will have to look that brand up, I'm always looking to buy good value cookware for gifts.
I'm a big fan of Vollrath Tribute tri-ply in my kitchen as the sweet spot of value and performance, but not my first choice as a gift due to its industrial heritage. Most people seem to appreciate shinier things for their home.
I was thinking primarily for younger family members... kids/nieces and nephews all in their 20s for christmas and birthday gifts. For weddings etc, I'd go for the shinier option. :happy

I had crap cookware for so many years, so wish someone would have boughten me some decent cookware when I was younger. I've already gotten them all a good value knife sets (another thing I wish I'd had when younger).

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Re: Your Fantasy Kitchen (Cookware-wise)

Post by TomatoTomahto » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:30 pm

Naikansha wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:43 pm
If you cook rice and other grains like wild rice, I recommend a Zojirushi rice cooker.
Great for steel cut oats too.
Okay, I get it; I won't be political or controversial. The Earth is flat.

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Re: Your Fantasy Kitchen (Cookware-wise)

Post by nimo956 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:41 pm

Go to Japanese Chefs Knife for some good knives: https://japanesechefsknife.com/
My friend, who was a chef, recommends the Hattori FH Series. Either a Gyuto or Sujihiki can do 80% of what you need. After that get a bread knife, petty knife, and paring knife. For a cleaver, look at the CCK Cleaver (https://www.chefknivestogo.com/cckcleavers.html)

Go to the Board Smith for excellent cutting boards: http://www.theboardsmith.com/
I love the quality of the ones I have. Never had a problem with warping.

Falk, Mauviel, and Matfer Bourgeat all make nice copper pans. Make sure to get 2.5mm.

Le Creuset or Staub for a French enameled dutch oven.

For espresso, an ASTRA Pro (https://www.astramfr.com/product/astra-pro/)
Quamar Q50E Grinder (https://www.quamar.com/en/coffee-grinde ... nici/q50-e)
50% VTI / 50% VXUS

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Re: Your Fantasy Kitchen (Cookware-wise)

Post by 4nursebee » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:29 pm

My fantasies do not include anything cookware or kitchen related so I can’t answer.

Your kitchen sounds great as it is.
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Re: Your Fantasy Kitchen (Cookware-wise)

Post by tooluser » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:45 pm

Up your leftovers game by getting some nice single-serving porcelain baking dishes to reheat things in the oven.
Something like this: https://shop.emilehenry.com/fr/157-plat ... eurs-rouge

You can reheat portions of casseroles, meat-veg-starch combos, rice & stir-fry combos, leftover restaurant food, or create your own butter-bread-veg-meat-sauce-or-cheese layered things. Eating out of such a vessel feels sophisticated and complete, very satisfying.

All the other suggestions are great. I also recommend a lot of practice cooking high-quality ingredients very simply to the absolutely correct degree of doneness (to your taste, not what someone else tells you you should like). So much food is ruined by over- or undercooking it. Getting it exactly right requires attention and practice. Part II is then adding just the right level of seasoning or spice.

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Re: Your Fantasy Kitchen (Cookware-wise)

Post by hand » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:32 am

tooluser wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:45 pm
All the other suggestions are great. I also recommend a lot of practice cooking high-quality ingredients very simply to the absolutely correct degree of doneness (to your taste, not what someone else tells you you should like). So much food is ruined by over- or undercooking it. Getting it exactly right requires attention and practice. Part II is then adding just the right level of seasoning or spice.
To this end a Thermapen is great for quickly and accurately measuring temp.

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