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(ThinkGeek)   Fark Food Thread: Aside from knives and cooking vessels, what are some of your 'go to' kitchen utensils? What is notable about them that other Farkers should consider over similar utensils? Does the form matter as much as the function?   (thinkgeek.com) divider line 338
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2014-05-29 03:36:14 PM
I'm not into kitchen gadgets, but I do like my Ninja if I have to fine chop a shiatload of veggies.
 
2014-05-29 03:36:34 PM
Immersion blender.

If you make soups or sauces, they are amaaaaaaaaazing tools.
I like to use mine to make fancy scarmbly eggs as well.


Oh, and my rad sodastream. haha
 
2014-05-29 03:37:04 PM
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DGS [TotalFark]
2014-05-29 03:39:32 PM

Purelilac: I'm not into kitchen gadgets, but I do like my Ninja if I have to fine chop a shiatload of veggies.


LlamaGirl: Immersion blender.

If you make soups or sauces, they are amaaaaaaaaazing tools.
I like to use mine to make fancy scarmbly eggs as well.


Heh, I have a Ninja immersion blender that separated out so the motor can be attached to a standard blender. First thing I thought of. And you both beat me to it. Love this thing. So useful.

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2014-05-29 03:39:35 PM

Purelilac: I'm not into kitchen gadgets, but I do like my Ninja if I have to fine chop a shiatload of veggies.


I have two marinades that I use my Ninja for and it makes mixing them so much easier.

Plus it's great for making rum smoothies.

That thing is a godsend.
 
2014-05-29 03:39:45 PM
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2014-05-29 03:40:25 PM
No, it's not a knife.
 
2014-05-29 03:40:40 PM
Gadgets I would not live without:

Vitamix
Kitchenaid mixer
meat grinder
stick blender
heavy duty masher
big-ass enameled cast iron pots with lids
pastry bags
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2014-05-29 03:40:57 PM

CapeFearCadaver: No, it's not a knife.


Yeah, but you aren't cooking with it ei..................

*gurgle*
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2014-05-29 03:42:31 PM

flucto: big-ass enameled cast iron pots with lids


We recently got an enameled cast-iron dutch oven. 5 qt I think. It's fantastic.. finally wifey can make plov. And I did duck legs for the first time. Being able to cook and then transition a pot straight to the oven is sweet.
 
2014-05-29 03:44:09 PM
It slices meats, cheeses and vegetables, and is indispensable for dismembering bodies:

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2014-05-29 03:44:43 PM

DGS: We recently got an enameled cast-iron dutch oven. 5 qt I think. It's fantastic.. finally wifey can make plov. And I did duck legs for the first time. Being able to cook and then transition a pot straight to the oven is sweet.


Yeah, totally. I roast meat in them, make Bolognese, fry chickens, etc etc. indispensable IMO.
 
2014-05-29 03:45:05 PM
I have been known to use forks from time to time, or spatulas.
 
2014-05-29 03:45:19 PM

DGS: flucto: big-ass enameled cast iron pots with lids

We recently got an enameled cast-iron dutch oven. 5 qt I think. It's fantastic.. finally wifey can make plov. And I did duck legs for the first time. Being able to cook and then transition a pot straight to the oven is sweet.


Headline said not vessels, but I adore my cast iron and enameled cast iron cookware.
 
2014-05-29 03:45:50 PM
Immersion blender
Vacuum sealer - great for bulk-buying
Keurig - I find it hard to believe that I survived as long as I did without one of these
Kitchen Aid Food Processor
Prepology silicon knives
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2014-05-29 03:46:44 PM

Purelilac: DGS: flucto: big-ass enameled cast iron pots with lids

We recently got an enameled cast-iron dutch oven. 5 qt I think. It's fantastic.. finally wifey can make plov. And I did duck legs for the first time. Being able to cook and then transition a pot straight to the oven is sweet.

Headline said not vessels, but I adore my cast iron and enameled cast iron cookware.


True. Farkers tend to make their own rules, though. Heh.
 
2014-05-29 03:47:21 PM

Purelilac: DGS: flucto: big-ass enameled cast iron pots with lids

We recently got an enameled cast-iron dutch oven. 5 qt I think. It's fantastic.. finally wifey can make plov. And I did duck legs for the first time. Being able to cook and then transition a pot straight to the oven is sweet.

Headline said not vessels, but I adore my cast iron and enameled cast iron cookware.


Submitter is not the boss of me.
 
2014-05-29 03:48:38 PM

GalFriday: Vacuum sealer - great for bulk-buying


omg YES
 
2014-05-29 03:50:39 PM
As far as I'm concerned, the only knife a cook needs is a Chinese cleaver. It cuts, it slices, it cleaves through bone and yet you can even use it to pare and shave. It is, by far, the most versatile cooking knife out there.

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2014-05-29 03:50:49 PM

LlamaGirl: GalFriday: Vacuum sealer - great for bulk-buying

omg YES


Very useful indeed. A bit more of a pain than one might initially expect at times though.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2014-05-29 03:50:51 PM

LlamaGirl: GalFriday: Vacuum sealer - great for bulk-buying

omg YES


I got one of these as a New Years present this past holiday, and it's been awesome. We get a few things in bulk and this does a great job of keeping them until ready to thaw 'em out and make the food up. It's noticeable.
 
2014-05-29 03:51:07 PM
I do love my Keurig knockoff (Mr Coffee from Target).
 
2014-05-29 03:51:27 PM
My simple garlic press is the main tool I couldn't do without.

I have this flat, round mesh strainer thing with a long handle that I use often.

My wood cutting board shaped like Michigan is awesome.
 
2014-05-29 03:53:18 PM
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This thing makes awesome coffee. Best practical method I've ever tried.
 
2014-05-29 03:53:31 PM
Flexible cutting boards are awesome.
 
2014-05-29 03:53:59 PM

Purelilac: I do love my Keurig knockoff (Mr Coffee from Target).


They are the greatest things!
 
2014-05-29 03:55:06 PM
As stupid as it is, this is one of my favorite little gadgets.  especially for making things like hollandaise.  Love me some Eggs Benedict.

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2014-05-29 03:55:33 PM

generalDisdain: Flexible cutting boards are awesome.


This cannot be said enough.
 
2014-05-29 03:56:09 PM

ytterbium: My wood cutting board shaped like Michigan is awesome


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DGS [TotalFark]
2014-05-29 03:57:55 PM

generalDisdain: Flexible cutting boards are awesome.


I really dislike them. Maybe I just have cheap ones and that's the problem, but they slide all over my countertops while I'm trying to work. I don't want to spend as much time managing my surface as I am my knife and the food I'm prepping. I opted for this, which has been solid for me.
 
2014-05-29 03:57:58 PM
I love my garlic press.
 
2014-05-29 03:58:24 PM
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This changed by life.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2014-05-29 03:58:51 PM

RexTalionis: As far as I'm concerned, the only knife a cook needs is a Chinese cleaver. It cuts, it slices, it cleaves through bone and yet you can even use it to pare and shave. It is, by far, the most versatile cooking knife out there.

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I hesitate to get my hands on something like that. Though I've seen some amusing ones that look like elaborate hatchets. Heh.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2014-05-29 03:59:58 PM

mrshowrules: [i.kinja-img.com image 636x358]

This changed by life.


How?


DonWrite: I love my garlic press.


I often find those annoying. :/
 
2014-05-29 04:00:01 PM

DGS: generalDisdain: Flexible cutting boards are awesome.

I really dislike them. Maybe I just have cheap ones and that's the problem, but they slide all over my countertops while I'm trying to work. I don't want to spend as much time managing my surface as I am my knife and the food I'm prepping. I opted for this, which has been solid for me.


We solved the slipping issue by putting a piece of rubber matting under the cutting board. It does make the cutting surface slightly less solid, but avoiding the sliding issue is worth the trade-off.
 
2014-05-29 04:00:13 PM
I love my Kitchen Aid mixer.
 
2014-05-29 04:01:08 PM

RexTalionis: As far as I'm concerned, the only knife a cook needs is a Chinese cleaver. It cuts, it slices, it cleaves through bone and yet you can even use it to pare and shave. It is, by far, the most versatile cooking knife out there.

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Yeaaaaaaah I'll stick with my 8' chefs knife for the majority of my kitchen duties. I would hurt myself on that there cleaver.
 
2014-05-29 04:01:29 PM
Believe me, form matters in the kitchen:

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2014-05-29 04:02:08 PM

generalDisdain: DGS: generalDisdain: Flexible cutting boards are awesome.

I really dislike them. Maybe I just have cheap ones and that's the problem, but they slide all over my countertops while I'm trying to work. I don't want to spend as much time managing my surface as I am my knife and the food I'm prepping. I opted for this, which has been solid for me.

We solved the slipping issue by putting a piece of rubber matting under the cutting board. It does make the cutting surface slightly less solid, but avoiding the sliding issue is worth the trade-off.


Glue tiny little rubber feet to the corners. That's what I did.
 
2014-05-29 04:02:49 PM
I've gone "Luddite" and only use sharp rocks & logs.
 
2014-05-29 04:03:12 PM

DjangoStonereaver: Believe me, form matters in the kitchen:

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What is she doing squeezing an entire lemon that isn't halved, into a cast iron skillet? WHAT IS SHE DOING?!?!?!?!?

I am finding it difficult to believe she is actually cooking anything at all.
 
2014-05-29 04:03:18 PM

DGS: mrshowrules: [i.kinja-img.com image 636x358]

This changed by life.

How?


DonWrite: I love my garlic press.

I often find those annoying. :/


Really? Saves so much time and hand washing! I use the Oxo one which feels good in my hand. I've tried others, but this one is good for me. I actually broke one. haha
 
2014-05-29 04:03:24 PM

RexTalionis: As far as I'm concerned, the only knife a cook needs is a Chinese cleaver. It cuts, it slices, it cleaves through bone and yet you can even use it to pare and shave. It is, by far, the most versatile cooking knife out there.

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Mine's prettier.
 
2014-05-29 04:03:30 PM

DjangoStonereaver: 1.bp.blogspot.com


As has been pointed out to me the headline says "no vessels"
 
2014-05-29 04:05:04 PM

LlamaGirl: generalDisdain: DGS: generalDisdain: Flexible cutting boards are awesome.

I really dislike them. Maybe I just have cheap ones and that's the problem, but they slide all over my countertops while I'm trying to work. I don't want to spend as much time managing my surface as I am my knife and the food I'm prepping. I opted for this, which has been solid for me.

We solved the slipping issue by putting a piece of rubber matting under the cutting board. It does make the cutting surface slightly less solid, but avoiding the sliding issue is worth the trade-off.

Glue tiny little rubber feet to the corners. That's what I did.


I have a silicon cutting board that slides all over, but put a damp papertowel under, and it stays put.
 
2014-05-29 04:08:53 PM
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I've had this offset spatula identical to this one for years & use it more than any of my other spatulas.

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I inherited a spatula identical to this from my grandma. It's great for getting roasts out of the Crock Pot or a roast chicken out of the pan.
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Every kitchen should have a Kitchamajig. Great multi-purpose kitchen tool
 
2014-05-29 04:09:54 PM
I really need a small whisk
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2014-05-29 04:14:03 PM

DonWrite: I really need a small whisk


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2014-05-29 04:14:04 PM
You can also put a kitchen towel under your cutting board to keep it solid.
 
2014-05-29 04:16:34 PM
Other things I use at least every week:

whirley pop for roasting coffee
high temperature rubber spatulas
ceramic knife
lime juicing stick
tongs (suck it, Keller)
stick blender
salad spinner
spice grinder
vacuum sealer
rolling pins
cake pans
 
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