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(Huffington Post)   Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse sued over fake "German"knives. This is not a good thing   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 78
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2012-09-14 02:12:49 PM
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2012-09-14 02:13:59 PM
That's not a knife
 
2012-09-14 02:17:42 PM
lh5.ggpht.com
 
2012-09-14 02:20:01 PM
Now how much would you pay?

/But wait! There's more!
 
2012-09-14 02:21:44 PM
You'd think that Martha Stewart, if no one else, would be smart enough and wary enough about breaking the law to know better than to sell knives with a false trademark on them.
 
2012-09-14 02:25:27 PM
Wüsthof. Accept no substitute.
 
2012-09-14 02:25:45 PM

hillbillypharmacist: You'd think that Martha Stewart, if no one else, would be smart enough and wary enough about breaking the law to know better than to sell knives with a false trademark on them.


Well, she is an ex-con, and you know how they are...

/I don't believe she has rehabilitated herself
 
2012-09-14 02:32:13 PM

FlashHarry: Wüsthof. Accept no substitute.


Sit down, Harry. You need to be seated when you read what I am now posting:

You are 100% correct.
 
2012-09-14 02:35:55 PM

FlashHarry: Wüsthof. Accept no substitute.


this
Yea they're not cheap, but you should never need to replace them.
 
2012-09-14 02:39:24 PM

sno man: FlashHarry: Wüsthof. Accept no substitute.

this
Yea they're not cheap, but you should never need to replace them.


I bought mine in 1996. They need to be honed regularly, but they still work divinely.
 
2012-09-14 02:47:23 PM

Nabb1: sno man: FlashHarry: Wüsthof. Accept no substitute.

this
Yea they're not cheap, but you should never need to replace them.

I bought mine in 1996. They need to be honed regularly, but they still work divinely.


Got my first one about 4 years ago... similar story.
 
2012-09-14 02:53:22 PM
A friend of mine recently got married. On his registry he had Emeril's cast iron cookware. I took a look and, sure enough, it was made in China. I told him to take it off, just in case anyone was going to buy that crap, and got him a big ol' set of Lodge.

/yeah, yeah, CSB
//but it's at least one case where the American made product is not only better, but less expensive, too
///buy Lodge
////cast iron, ftw
 
2012-09-14 03:08:01 PM

hillbillypharmacist: You'd think that Martha Stewart, if no one else, would be smart enough and wary enough about breaking the law to know better than to sell knives with a false trademark on them.


You would think she would know a quality knife (or "shiv") when she saw one.
 
2012-09-14 03:11:02 PM
Wait until people hear that Ginsu knives don't come from Japan.
 
2012-09-14 03:12:40 PM

FlashHarry: Wüsthof. Accept no substitute.


Well, I'd argue for Henkel's 5-star but since they essentally pulled the same crap as Martha Stewart by introducing their "Henkel International" line that's also made in China I don;t trust anything they sell anymore

Though for folks who can't afford $200/knife, I strongly recommend Chicago Cutlery's forged line of blades. Unless you are planning to prepare a sushi tray anytime soon, the blades are plenty sharp with an edge that last like things that cost 5x what they do
 
2012-09-14 03:12:45 PM

timujin: A friend of mine recently got married. On his registry he had Emeril's cast iron cookware. I took a look and, sure enough, it was made in China. I told him to take it off, just in case anyone was going to buy that crap, and got him a big ol' set of Lodge.

/yeah, yeah, CSB
//but it's at least one case where the American made product is not only better, but less expensive, too
///buy Lodge
////cast iron, ftw


If you're looking for an extension cord, buy this motherfarking USA-made bastard.

ecx.images-amazon.com

/best tool I ever borrowed from my neighbor
 
2012-09-14 03:13:41 PM
You bought a knock-off knife set from Emeril?

BAM!
 
2012-09-14 03:14:48 PM
I bought a knife from Martha Stewart once. It cost a pack of smokes and all it was was a sharpened toothbrush.
 
2012-09-14 03:22:37 PM

timujin: ///buy Lodge
////cast iron, ftw


You don't even have to buy Lodge. Just raid your grammaw's kitchen when she dies.
 
2012-09-14 03:26:25 PM
Oooh, the Germans are mad at me. I'm so scared! Oooh, the Germans! Uh oh, the Germans are going to get me!
 
2012-09-14 03:27:07 PM
I have enjoyed my Chicago Cutlery for years - and they are, ironically, not endorsed by a felon.
 
2012-09-14 03:29:09 PM

hillbillypharmacist: timujin: ///buy Lodge
////cast iron, ftw

You don't even have to buy Lodge. Just raid your grammaw's kitchen when she dies.


I did, which is why I have a 70-year-old 14" skillet that makes the best burgers and steak you've ever tasted.
 
2012-09-14 03:32:09 PM

hillbillypharmacist: timujin: ///buy Lodge
////cast iron, ftw

You don't even have to buy Lodge. Just raid your grammaw's kitchen when she dies.


I have my great grandmother's set. Everything from a 4-inch to a 20-incher.

/teflon sucks
 
2012-09-14 03:34:03 PM

Magorn: I strongly recommend Chicago Cutlery's forged line of blades.


I love my Chicago Cutlery Forged knives nice price and very well made, unfortunately their cheaper stuff is typical walmart quality knives.
 
2012-09-14 03:38:56 PM
I buy cheap, shiatty knives. You know why? Because they also cut, and I can throw them in the dishwasher and not give the slightest shiat about how much they rust.

When they go bad, I just buy another $5 knife, and I'm still saving more money than the crazies buying the expensive knives.
 
2012-09-14 03:55:44 PM

timujin: A friend of mine recently got married. On his registry he had Emeril's cast iron cookware. I took a look and, sure enough, it was made in China. I told him to take it off, just in case anyone was going to buy that crap, and got him a big ol' set of Lodge.

/yeah, yeah, CSB
//but it's at least one case where the American made product is not only better, but less expensive, too
///buy Lodge
////cast iron, ftw


Staub are nice too, either will do, I just prefer the look and handle construction. As far as I have been able to tell, aside from those two brands, nothing else is worth the money.
 
2012-09-14 03:55:57 PM

MrEricSir: I buy cheap, shiatty knives. You know why? Because they also cut, and I can throw them in the dishwasher and not give the slightest shiat about how much they rust.

When they go bad, I just buy another $5 knife, and I'm still saving more money than the crazies buying the expensive knives.


depending on how frequently you're replacing them, maybe not so much

remember a safe knife is a sharp knife
 
2012-09-14 03:56:28 PM

Magorn: Though for folks who can't afford $200/knife, I strongly recommend Chicago Cutlery's forged line of blades. Unless you are planning to prepare a sushi tray anytime soon, the blades are plenty sharp with an edge that last like things that cost 5x what they do


i had a set of those, they were good.

i like the vitronix 8 inch chefs knife (the swiss army knife people.) they work quite well for a 25 dollar knife.
 
2012-09-14 03:58:48 PM

Teaser: You bought a knock-off knife set from Emeril?

BAM!


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BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!
 
2012-09-14 04:00:30 PM
I also recommend the Global Knives, picked them up at the advice my chef Uncle and haven't been disappointed. Bonus because I got them at the Williams-Sonoma outlet at a discount PLUS some coupon I had. Picked up 4 knives at like 40% off, cost me a bit but worth every penny. Have had them for over 4 years now without a spot of wear and they cut like brand new (never sharpened, just straightened). Friends use them and are astonished by how well they work.
 
2012-09-14 04:15:36 PM
German knives are great, but if you want something that holds an edge forever you have to go to Japan. Preferably made in Seki.
 
2012-09-14 04:23:13 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I have my great grandmother's set. Everything from a 4-inch to a 20-incher.



That's a lot of dildos.
 
2012-09-14 04:24:00 PM

Beta Tested: timujin: A friend of mine recently got married. On his registry he had Emeril's cast iron cookware. I took a look and, sure enough, it was made in China. I told him to take it off, just in case anyone was going to buy that crap, and got him a big ol' set of Lodge.

/yeah, yeah, CSB
//but it's at least one case where the American made product is not only better, but less expensive, too
///buy Lodge
////cast iron, ftw

Staub are nice too, either will do, I just prefer the look and handle construction. As far as I have been able to tell, aside from those two brands, nothing else is worth the money.


Yeah, the French make some nice cast iron, both Staub and Le Creuset, but Lodge is the only choice if you want American.
 
2012-09-14 04:32:04 PM

timujin:
Yeah, the French make some nice cast iron, both Staub and Le Creuset, but Lodge is the only choice if you want American.


Bah, I meant Le Creuset, not Lodge. I don't know where my brain was, I blame the Ls. Skip the Lodge, get one of the two French Brands, you can buy them in America too. They cost more, but are worth it.
 
2012-09-14 04:33:25 PM
Yes, the real ones have 'Meine Ehre heisst Treue' written on them.

/from the Steiglitz collection
 
2012-09-14 04:36:29 PM

Bruxellensis: Teaser: You bought a knock-off knife set from Emeril?

BAM!

[img.youtube.com image 480x360]

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!


Peanut butter and JAAAAAAAAAAAM!!!!
 
2012-09-14 04:43:44 PM
Oh yes, Solingen really protects that trademark. The knifes/scissors/blades have to be produced in the city for them to allow you to put "Made in Solingen" on them. Just having an office with a paperpusher there is not enough. I think Wilkinson tried that once or one of the other razor blade makers.
 
2012-09-14 04:45:44 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-47521-10-Inch-Fibrox-Handle/dp/B0000C F8YO/ref=sr_1_4?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1347655424&sr=1-4&keywords=R.H.+ Forschner

Every dollar you spend over this is wasted for 99.9% of cooks.
 
2012-09-14 04:46:52 PM

Beta Tested: timujin:
Yeah, the French make some nice cast iron, both Staub and Le Creuset, but Lodge is the only choice if you want American.

Bah, I meant Le Creuset, not Lodge. I don't know where my brain was, I blame the Ls. Skip the Lodge, get one of the two French Brands, you can buy them in America too. They cost more, but are worth it.


Why? I mean, why are they better than Lodge? I have cookware from them that is literally a century old and still doing great.

Nothing against Le Creuset or Staub, but I don't get why their product is better.
 
2012-09-14 04:56:35 PM

Xanlexian: Bruxellensis: Teaser: You bought a knock-off knife set from Emeril?

BAM!

[img.youtube.com image 480x360]

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!

Peanut butter and JAAAAAAAAAAAM!!!!


Green eggs and HAAAAAAAAAAAM!
 
2012-09-14 04:56:43 PM

Magorn: sushi


Any recommendations if I am making a sushi tray?
 
2012-09-14 05:02:39 PM

Nabb1: FlashHarry: Wüsthof. Accept no substitute.

Sit down, Harry. You need to be seated when you read what I am now posting:

You are 100% correct.


ha! well played, sir.
 
2012-09-14 05:04:59 PM

drewogatory: http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-47521-10-Inch-Fibrox-Handle/dp/B0000 C F8YO/ref=sr_1_4?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1347655424&sr=1-4&keywords=R.H.+ Forschner

Every dollar you spend over this is wasted for 99.9% of cooks.


You are right, that's all that is necessary to complete the job. The problem is it won't hold an edge as well or as long as a better blade. So while you are taking a steel to it every 5 minutes or taking a break to take a stone to it. I'm still working.
 
2012-09-14 05:06:29 PM

insertsnarkyusername: drewogatory: http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-47521-10-Inch-Fibrox-Handle/dp/B0000 C F8YO/ref=sr_1_4?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1347655424&sr=1-4&keywords=R.H.+ Forschner

Every dollar you spend over this is wasted for 99.9% of cooks.

You are right, that's all that is necessary to complete the job. The problem is it won't hold an edge as well or as long as a better blade. So while you are taking a steel to it every 5 minutes or taking a break to take a stone to it. I'm still working.


I do like that you recommended one without a bolster though. I fricken hate those things.
 
2012-09-14 05:06:31 PM

Magorn: Well, I'd argue for Henkel's 5-star but since they essentally pulled the same crap as Martha Stewart by introducing their "Henkel International" line that's also made in China I don;t trust anything they sell anymore


it's a shame. i have a henkels 8" chef's knife i bought 20 years ago (solingen made), and it's as good today as the day i bought it. i prefer my wüsthof chef's knife because i like the balance better, but the henkels sees regular use.

i hate it when reputable companies do that. i have some old toledo-made calphalon that's great. now they're in every target and walmart-made in china, of course.

i pretty much stick with all-clad, mauviel and the odd french copper piece when i can get them at tj maxx. it costs more, but you buy it once.
 
2012-09-14 05:16:01 PM

gunther_bumpass: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I have my great grandmother's set. Everything from a 4-inch to a 20-incher.



That's a lot of dildos.


Great grandma was an Aristocrat.
 
2012-09-14 05:42:49 PM
Selling fake knives? They deserve to be shunned.
 
2012-09-14 05:45:47 PM

FlashHarry: Wüsthof. Accept no substitute.


I'll stick with my Global forged knives. Better balance and easier to keep sharp. Fit my moderately-large hands better as well (have no idea how that is). Never much cared for the German stuff.

That being said, I'd take a Wüsthof over any celebrity chef-branded piece of crap any day. Hell, I'd take my cheap-ass Dexter z-blade over those things. In fact, I don't think there's any product out there brandishing a celebrity name that I would ever choose to own.
 
2012-09-14 05:53:33 PM

FlashHarry: Wüsthof. Accept no substitute.


Beta Tested: timujin: A friend of mine recently got married. On his registry he had Emeril's cast iron cookware. I took a look and, sure enough, it was made in China. I told him to take it off, just in case anyone was going to buy that crap, and got him a big ol' set of Lodge.

/yeah, yeah, CSB
//but it's at least one case where the American made product is not only better, but less expensive, too
///buy Lodge
////cast iron, ftw

Staub are nice too, either will do, I just prefer the look and handle construction. As far as I have been able to tell, aside from those two brands, nothing else is worth the money.


Cast iron is cast iron and has been cast iron since shortly after the Big Bang. If you're paying big dollars for "quality" cast iron, you're getting robbed.
 
2012-09-14 05:57:04 PM

Rent Party: FlashHarry: Wüsthof. Accept no substitute.

Beta Tested: timujin: A friend of mine recently got married. On his registry he had Emeril's cast iron cookware. I took a look and, sure enough, it was made in China. I told him to take it off, just in case anyone was going to buy that crap, and got him a big ol' set of Lodge.

/yeah, yeah, CSB
//but it's at least one case where the American made product is not only better, but less expensive, too
///buy Lodge
////cast iron, ftw

Staub are nice too, either will do, I just prefer the look and handle construction. As far as I have been able to tell, aside from those two brands, nothing else is worth the money.

Cast iron is cast iron and has been cast iron since shortly after the Big Bang. If you're paying big dollars for "quality" cast iron, you're getting robbed.


Said like someone who doesn't know anything about cast iron.
 
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