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591 clicks; posted to Food » on 21 Oct 2021 at 9:05 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-10-21 9:10:39 AM  
Billy Preston - Will It Go Round In Circles
Youtube I_e-RQZVwxg
 
2021-10-21 9:17:43 AM  
Depends on what kind of tool you're using and what you're stirring?
 
2021-10-21 9:26:19 AM  
Amateurs. The most effective stirring method is up and down.
 
2021-10-21 9:28:11 AM  
Well, duh.
 
2021-10-21 9:48:55 AM  
no, no, stir UP, stupid!
 
2021-10-21 10:17:47 AM  
They start out talking about stirring (and include a picture of someone stirring), then quote a source that's talking about whisking, which is not the same thing.  So yeah, I guess if you're stirring by whisking you may be doing it wrong.
 
2021-10-21 10:25:41 AM  
I make sure to stir widdershins when I'm creating a potion or summoning demons.

But first, let me give you a 15-paragraph story about my grandmother the witch, and how much necromancy means to my family.
 
2021-10-21 10:32:19 AM  
Clockwise/counter-clockwise, rinse, lather, repeat. You get the best of both worlds.

/BTW, when did Claire start using edibles?
 
2021-10-21 10:36:04 AM  

tintar: no, no, stir UP, stupid!


Stir It Up (1973) - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Youtube 1hwL3S3Gtzs
 
2021-10-21 11:01:59 AM  
In numeral 8 patterns.

Because stirring FEELS like infinity.
 
2021-10-21 11:34:40 AM  

Cafe Threads: In numeral 8 patterns.

Because stirring FEELS like infinity.


hay! in this house we call it lemniscate!

/jkjk
 
2021-10-21 12:01:39 PM  
You're holding your spoon wrong.
Probably.
This is actually a thing.
 
2021-10-21 12:20:30 PM  

red5ish: You're holding your spoon wrong.
Probably.
This is actually a thing.


The round end should be on the bottom.
 
2021-10-21 12:47:23 PM  
*smh* how could I have forgotten the oblig.
serpentine!!!
Babou, Serpentine!!
Youtube qPaXG0oEInY
 
2021-10-21 1:51:09 PM  
The article is about whisking.  I saw Jack do it on Cooks Illustrated.

He didn't test the spin it in the palms of your hands method.  Jack and Claire are both wrong.
 
2021-10-21 2:22:32 PM  
Now try just either of those methods with beer cheese. Takes forever to break down the cream cheese.

/stir violently. Shift directions and scrape the edges.

//number one rule is to be drinking a beer while stirring said beer cheese

///taste often and set some out occasionally to make sure it cools to desired viscosity.
 
2021-10-21 8:50:30 PM  
Of course!
I was hoping for Claire when I clicked, because of the lack of inane in my week.
I got Claire...

Moving one's hand back and forth is easier than moving it in circles, so you can mix harder for longer, but it also produces more shear force:

Perhaps if you didn't look like a gastropod that has only recently been exposed to sunlight... stirring, much less  whisking or beating is not a chore.
Maybe I'm old fashion and have muscles, but the only time I have complained about any of the above was whisking to try to make butter (this takes a long time). I have Shrek hands, and holding a pencil sized handle is crampville. *shrug*
 
2021-10-21 9:03:57 PM  

Percise1: Of course!
I was hoping for Claire when I clicked, because of the lack of inane in my week.
I got Claire...

Moving one's hand back and forth is easier than moving it in circles, so you can mix harder for longer, but it also produces more shear force:

Perhaps if you didn't look like a gastropod that has only recently been exposed to sunlight... stirring, much less  whisking or beating is not a chore.
Maybe I'm old fashion and have muscles, but the only time I have complained about any of the above was whisking to try to make butter (this takes a long time). I have Shrek hands, and holding a pencil sized handle is crampville. *shrug*


That's why you gotta switch it up with 12 Oz curls. Gotta use different muscles while stirring!
 
2021-10-21 9:13:57 PM  

Axeofjudgement: Percise1: Of course!
I was hoping for Claire when I clicked, because of the lack of inane in my week.
I got Claire...

Moving one's hand back and forth is easier than moving it in circles, so you can mix harder for longer, but it also produces more shear force:

Perhaps if you didn't look like a gastropod that has only recently been exposed to sunlight... stirring, much less  whisking or beating is not a chore.
Maybe I'm old fashion and have muscles, but the only time I have complained about any of the above was whisking to try to make butter (this takes a long time). I have Shrek hands, and holding a pencil sized handle is crampville. *shrug*

That's why you gotta switch it up with 12 Oz curls. Gotta use different muscles while stirring!


That's what the free hand is for...

General FYI, a kitchenaid makes butter painlessly, just use the paddle, not the whisk, unless you like trying to get 1/4lb of the stuff out of the center of the whisk.
 
2021-10-21 9:31:54 PM  

Percise1: Of course!
I was hoping for Claire when I clicked, because of the lack of inane in my week.
I got Claire...

Moving one's hand back and forth is easier than moving it in circles, so you can mix harder for longer, but it also produces more shear force:

Perhaps if you didn't look like a gastropod that has only recently been exposed to sunlight... stirring, much less  whisking or beating is not a chore.
Maybe I'm old fashion and have muscles, but the only time I have complained about any of the above was whisking to try to make butter (this takes a long time). I have Shrek hands, and holding a pencil sized handle is crampville. *shrug*


I've always wanted to try using a magnetic lab stirrer w/hotplate for cooking...
(think this one goes up to 350dF)

Ethanol Distillation from Yeast Sugar Wash
Youtube tR5nbVv1NbU
 
2021-10-21 10:17:29 PM  

tintar: Percise1: Of course!
I was hoping for Claire when I clicked, because of the lack of inane in my week.
I got Claire...

Moving one's hand back and forth is easier than moving it in circles, so you can mix harder for longer, but it also produces more shear force:

Perhaps if you didn't look like a gastropod that has only recently been exposed to sunlight... stirring, much less  whisking or beating is not a chore.
Maybe I'm old fashion and have muscles, but the only time I have complained about any of the above was whisking to try to make butter (this takes a long time). I have Shrek hands, and holding a pencil sized handle is crampville. *shrug*

I've always wanted to try using a magnetic lab stirrer w/hotplate for cooking...
(think this one goes up to 350dF)

[YouTube video: Ethanol Distillation from Yeast Sugar Wash]


But I've built a flute still at work before. A hot plate just seems energy inefficient and I literally got paid to build a still.

The temp control might be really awesome 🤔 but it still seems like an inefficient way to go about this.
 
2021-10-21 11:37:19 PM  
Flerken Eats Kree Soldiers Scene - Captain Marvel
Youtube Eu5rirWyEGY
 
2021-10-22 12:34:28 AM  
What about stirring in one direction then reversing?
Side-to-side can get sloshy - be careful.

Thanks to that article I now realize that the best mayo is made with a paint mixer.
 
2021-10-22 4:56:40 AM  

Axeofjudgement: tintar: Percise1: Of course!
I was hoping for Claire when I clicked, because of the lack of inane in my week.
I got Claire...

Moving one's hand back and forth is easier than moving it in circles, so you can mix harder for longer, but it also produces more shear force:

Perhaps if you didn't look like a gastropod that has only recently been exposed to sunlight... stirring, much less  whisking or beating is not a chore.
Maybe I'm old fashion and have muscles, but the only time I have complained about any of the above was whisking to try to make butter (this takes a long time). I have Shrek hands, and holding a pencil sized handle is crampville. *shrug*

I've always wanted to try using a magnetic lab stirrer w/hotplate for cooking...
(think this one goes up to 350dF)

[YouTube video: Ethanol Distillation from Yeast Sugar Wash]

But I've built a flute still at work before. A hot plate just seems energy inefficient and I literally got paid to build a still.

The temp control might be really awesome 🤔 but it still seems like an inefficient way to go about this.


ah, I didn't mean a still specifically, it was just one of the first cooking-adjacent ut00bz that came up. I was thinking more of stirring a sauce?

regardless, getting paid to build a still sounds awesome!
 
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