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(Bon Appetit)   New this week in "I proudly never learned to cook fortnightly": Using a splatter screen allows potential splatter to be screened   (bonappetit.com) divider line
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2021-05-09 5:55:38 AM  
They're just desperate for content aren't they?
 
2021-05-09 6:25:47 AM  
Eh, I'm not going to get worked up about someone learning something.

Everyone has knowledge holes which seem obvious to someone else.
 
2021-05-09 6:40:58 AM  
Oh look, it's an ad.
 
2021-05-09 7:12:03 AM  
That's one version of hell for me. Writing insipid articles bon appetit.
 
2021-05-09 7:13:13 AM  
I bought some splatter screens that don't really help with oil splatter that much, but I do use them as fine strainers for chicken stock and to protect dishes from bugs when dining al fresco.
 
2021-05-09 7:17:26 AM  
They can also be used as doors if you own a Polish submarine.
 
2021-05-09 7:37:33 AM  

hlehmann: Oh look, it's an ad.


Welcome to Fark and chapter 3 of Drew's book.
 
2021-05-09 7:46:58 AM  

Sunidesus: Eh, I'm not going to get worked up about someone learning something.

Everyone has knowledge holes which seem obvious to someone else.


I don't think the gripe here is against knowledge.

It seems to be against the rich, breathless prose that makes it sound like they are letting the reader in on a secret. Or live in a world where the ability to Google "How do I keep grease from flying around my kitchen when I fry" doesn't exist.

The author, writer, intern, friend of the editor, Target housewares clerk is doing a great job if its job is sounding both eight and 88 a the same time.

I'd also ask the editor if yer name is Bon Appetit and you publish stuff like this who is your audience and what's your brand promise? Maybe Subby is right and they should change their name.
 
2021-05-09 8:09:37 AM  

slobberbone: Sunidesus: Eh, I'm not going to get worked up about someone learning something.

Everyone has knowledge holes which seem obvious to someone else.

I don't think the gripe here is against knowledge.

It seems to be against the rich, breathless prose that makes it sound like they are letting the reader in on a secret. Or live in a world where the ability to Google "How do I keep grease from flying around my kitchen when I fry" doesn't exist.

The author, writer, intern, friend of the editor, Target housewares clerk is doing a great job if its job is sounding both eight and 88 a the same time.

I'd also ask the editor if yer name is Bon Appetit and you publish stuff like this who is your audience and what's your brand promise? Maybe Subby is right and they should change their name.


That's a fair point. I think I've seen too many people get dunked on for being excited to share something they just learned. (I honestly didn't get past clicking on the link and going "oh, someone learned about splatter guards, cool, moving on". So I'll trust that the article is silly.)
 
2021-05-09 8:25:51 AM  

hlehmann: Oh look, it's an ad.


Another subby fooled by an adverticle.  I think we had some kind of thread yesterday how some high% of people were too stupid to recognize marketing.
 
2021-05-09 8:54:43 AM  

Ker_Thwap: hlehmann: Oh look, it's an ad.

Another subby fooled by an adverticle.  I think we had some kind of thread yesterday how some high% of people were too stupid to recognize marketing.


Possibly. I also remember subbing a thread asking for advice on a xmas gift a couple years ago that got jumped on as an "ad".
 
2021-05-09 10:07:10 AM  
I normally don't even like the things, but that 11"sq hard-anodized grill-pan I love so verra verra much? Cuisinart (or Calphalon or whoever) never made a lid for the dingdanged thing! s'pose I could buy a whole mess of free-returns 11" lids on the hamazons, to see if any of them remotely fit the rounded corners correctly.

or I could go to dollar tree and buy a couple screens. (Narrator: and so he did. one with a handle, one with a knob.)

[Ishouldbuyaboatcheesemeltingdome_ca​t.jpg]

/really not sure where mine has gotten to
//it's much too big for the cats to stealhide
///or maybe that's just what they want me to think
 
2021-05-09 10:27:33 AM  
I would never trust the food of someone who is too lazy to wipe their stove and counters after frying.

Because who knows what else they can't be assed to wipe properly.

Besides if you are getting a lot of large splatter you're doing it wrong.
 
2021-05-09 11:55:25 AM  
Splatter screens just don't seem to work that well in my experience. They barely cut down on splatter, and the part of the screen that overhangs the pan ends up smoking like hell on my gas stove.
 
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2021-05-09 12:25:50 PM  
I don't use mine as a spatter screen much, more so for draining grease after browning ground beef and other things.
 
2021-05-09 12:32:10 PM  
My knowledge hole was a rice cooker.  I know the technique for correctly cooking rice on electric stoves, but didn't buy into getting a rice cooker until s couple months ago.

BEST decision I've made.  Every customer for my personal chef service that has any kind of rice/quinoa on their menu is much easier to cook for now. :)
 
2021-05-09 12:41:14 PM  
 My mother had some of those in her kitchen. I find that they don't prevent spatters. Not a bit.
 
2021-05-09 12:50:36 PM  
Wtf is "fortnightly" doing in that headline?
 
2021-05-09 12:57:36 PM  

NINEv2: Ker_Thwap: hlehmann: Oh look, it's an ad.

Another subby fooled by an adverticle.  I think we had some kind of thread yesterday how some high% of people were too stupid to recognize marketing.

Possibly. I also remember subbing a thread asking for advice on a xmas gift a couple years ago that got jumped on as an "ad".


There's a weird contingency around here that feels the need to label everything an ad and make sure to tell everyone about it.
 
2021-05-09 1:04:14 PM  
I'm skeptical of the open kitchen series from WS. I have some of the drinkware and it sucks. America's test kitchen doesnt have a review of it. so I'm gonna guess it's not good for the money.

atk recommends this one:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LXHZ7GF/​r​ef=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_V8ACNNJ474Q​8CNSVXP9G
 
2021-05-09 1:05:45 PM  

question_dj: I'm skeptical of the open kitchen series from WS. I have some of the drinkware and it sucks. America's test kitchen doesnt have a review of it. so I'm gonna guess it's not good for the money.

atk recommends this one:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LXHZ7GF/r​ef=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_V8ACNNJ474Q​8CNSVXP9G


A Cone of Shame for a fry pan??
 
2021-05-09 1:08:38 PM  

Tarl3k: My knowledge hole was a rice cooker.  I know the technique for correctly cooking rice on electric stoves, but didn't buy into getting a rice cooker until s couple months ago.

BEST decision I've made.  Every customer for my personal chef service that has any kind of rice/quinoa on their menu is much easier to cook for now. :)


A rice cooker was the first kitchen appliance I got after moving out of my mom's basement.
 
2021-05-09 1:10:32 PM  

Tarl3k: My knowledge hole was a rice cooker.  I know the technique for correctly cooking rice on electric stoves, but didn't buy into getting a rice cooker until s couple months ago.

BEST decision I've made.  Every customer for my personal chef service that has any kind of rice/quinoa on their menu is much easier to cook for now. :)


Fark is not your personal erotica Bon Appetit pitch meeting site. :-)

Glad you did. And yeah, we all have kh. I was 45 when I got my first rice cooker. A lot of my kitchen stuff is trying to adapt "how my mom did it for the neighborhood" recipes/techniques/crap cooking media fiction to single-person life. It happens.

But you learned something. You didn't discover it. Or worse Google it and claim you discovered it. Which is where most of the bullshiat like TFA comes from. In cooking. IT. Politics. Business. Everything.

"Hacks" and "disruptions" used to be called "tips" and "finding loopholes in labor law" before "Those who can't, teach," became "Those who can't, build their brand."
 
2021-05-09 1:19:35 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: NINEv2: Ker_Thwap: hlehmann: Oh look, it's an ad.

Another subby fooled by an adverticle.  I think we had some kind of thread yesterday how some high% of people were too stupid to recognize marketing.

Possibly. I also remember subbing a thread asking for advice on a xmas gift a couple years ago that got jumped on as an "ad".

There's a weird contingency around here that feels the need to label everything an ad and make sure to tell everyone about it.


Sponsored stuff is sponsored stuff. If you label it as what it is, fine.

The biggest myth in news is that the afternoon news meeting is anything more than an editorial marketing meeting. You are trying to decide what gets read/viewed/whatevs vs. what users want vs. what you need to do to maintain your credibility/utility long-term. Every content thing does that. They just adjust the math.

But in addition to being lawyers, international relations experts, the best home chef on their block, pilots, epidemiologists, and the guy Steve Wozniak stole all his ideas from, every Farker has worked extensively in the news and knows every content issue has a simple solvable problem that applies an anecdote of theirs. Or is an ad.
 
2021-05-09 1:47:08 PM  

slobberbone: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: NINEv2: Ker_Thwap: hlehmann: Oh look, it's an ad.

Another subby fooled by an adverticle.  I think we had some kind of thread yesterday how some high% of people were too stupid to recognize marketing.

Possibly. I also remember subbing a thread asking for advice on a xmas gift a couple years ago that got jumped on as an "ad".

There's a weird contingency around here that feels the need to label everything an ad and make sure to tell everyone about it.

Sponsored stuff is sponsored stuff. If you label it as what it is, fine.

The biggest myth in news is that the afternoon news meeting is anything more than an editorial marketing meeting. You are trying to decide what gets read/viewed/whatevs vs. what users want vs. what you need to do to maintain your credibility/utility long-term. Every content thing does that. They just adjust the math.

But in addition to being lawyers, international relations experts, the best home chef on their block, pilots, epidemiologists, and the guy Steve Wozniak stole all his ideas from, every Farker has worked extensively in the news and knows every content issue has a simple solvable problem that applies an anecdote of theirs. Or is an ad.


You don't tell me what I can and can't drunk post! You're not the rum talking!
 
2021-05-09 1:47:53 PM  

slobberbone: But you learned something. You didn't discover it. Or worse Google it and claim you discovered it. Which is where most of the bullshiat like TFA comes from. In cooking. IT. Politics. Business. Everything.

"Hacks" and "disruptions" used to be called "tips" and "finding loopholes in labor law" before "Those who can't, teach," became "Those who can't, build their brand."


You seem to be projecting more onto this article than actually exists. There's no allusion to discovery, or hacks, or whatever you want to call it. The article is titled "Such and such was a problem until I bought this device." And then it explains why they found it useful. BA clearly labels sponsored content, and in this one specifically notes that products are chosen independently but they may be compensated through affiliate links. Sure, there's the possibility of more deception happening on the back end, but I'd think the last thing BA needs right now are more accusations of unethical behavior.

I just don't see the point to jumping in a thread to say "hey, ad alert!" and then hop right out. But then again, this is fark. We revel in pointlessness.
 
2021-05-09 2:36:06 PM  

question_dj: I'm skeptical of the open kitchen series from WS. I have some of the drinkware and it sucks. America's test kitchen doesnt have a review of it. so I'm gonna guess it's not good for the money.

atk recommends this one:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LXHZ7GF/r​ef=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_V8ACNNJ474Q​8CNSVXP9G


huh, curious how it's supposed to help with popping fats/liquids spattering, but it does sound grand for cooking down large amounts of vegetals (e.g. their photo of spinach on the product page)

Gough: A Cone of Shame for a fry pan??


also this!!!
 
2021-05-09 4:20:41 PM  

Gough: question_dj: I'm skeptical of the open kitchen series from WS. I have some of the drinkware and it sucks. America's test kitchen doesnt have a review of it. so I'm gonna guess it's not good for the money.

atk recommends this one:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LXHZ7GF/r​ef=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_V8ACNNJ474Q​8CNSVXP9G

A Cone of Shame for a fry pan??


AKA a deeper pan.
 
2021-05-09 6:02:03 PM  

August11: That's one version of hell for me. Writing insipid articles bon appetit.


And for the special, special people - writing insipid articles for Westways
 
2021-05-09 10:21:23 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: NINEv2: Ker_Thwap: hlehmann: Oh look, it's an ad.

Another subby fooled by an adverticle.  I think we had some kind of thread yesterday how some high% of people were too stupid to recognize marketing.

Possibly. I also remember subbing a thread asking for advice on a xmas gift a couple years ago that got jumped on as an "ad".

There's a weird contingency around here that feels the need to label everything an ad and make sure to tell everyone about it.


Counterpoint: the overabundance of say Newsweek threads or the dumbass Zillow threads we're getting lately
 
2021-05-09 11:49:16 PM  

NINEv2: Counterpoint: the overabundance of say Newsweek threads or the dumbass Zillow threads we're getting lately


I would... I'd almost take some zillow threads... but only if'n it were constant ones about murder-houses?

otherwise, lifehacker should just buy bonappetit or vv, and let god sort it out, and let Subs continue to support [REDACTED]'s crack-habit.

/adjusts belt-onions
//vaguely shakes tiny fist at passing cloud
///wanders off to get rocketnews updates

hunh! well, that doesn't sound like money-laundering at all?
https://soranews24.com/2021/05/09/str​a​nge-japanese-job-ad-asks-to-deliver-a-​pork-egg-onigiri-from-okinawa-to-tokyo​-twice-per-day/
 
2021-05-10 1:57:25 PM  
LOL, the splatter guard isn't a new thing to me, but as I've learned over the years, sometimes it is new to someone. (shrug) You see this shiat in a store and you're thinking, "Do I really need this thing?" And realistically, no, you don't REALLY need it. Stuff splatters. And  you can clean it up. I have a splatter guard, but rarely use it because honestly, most of the time, it's not worth it to dig it out of the cabinet I keep it in to avoid a few splatters. But YMMV.

If a link's content doesn't thrill you, just don't read it. I can usually tell within the first couple of sentences, then I nope out, like I did with this one.

But I don't begrudge people their clicks. It's the internet. I've clicked on much more worthless content before (like anything from Fox "News" or its ilk, until I wised up and stopped doing it).
 
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