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  1. Chuckles

    Espresso Machine Recommendations Please

    Thanks all for pointing me in the direction of Whole Latte Love. It’s a great site, reminds me of some of our fantastic vendors here at KKF. When I started looking at size the Bezzera Hobby has begun to take the lead. Good capacity at 3L. Love the small footprint for my small kitchen...
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    Espresso Machine Recommendations Please

    So something like this does seems very intriguing to me so far. I like the durability and robust build it seems to boast as compared to the Breville machine. https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/rancilio-silvia-pid-espresso-machine There seems to be some consensus that the PID would go a long...
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    KKF Fantasy Football League?

    Congrats!
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    Espresso Machine Recommendations Please

    Thank you for the ideas. The Silvia looks like the front runner and first glance. Hadn’t thought to look for a used grinder that is a great idea! This seems like I am him going to have to dive in a bit to figure out. I am a little concerned about height after looking at pictures. I will have to...
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    Espresso Machine Recommendations Please

    My wife and I are celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary this week. We are looking to gift ourselves an espresso machine for the occasion. I am beginning the search now and have been around here long enough to know the right answer is going to come from KKF. Budget tops out around $1500. That...
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    I cook a lot of seafood these days

    Wait, where is the store moving to? Awesome pics btw.
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    Kato comparison

    I found it to get worse over a long shift. The fighting with the knife is due to wonky weight distribution. It always wanted to naturally land right where it made the least board contact. That awkwardness was compounded by the weight of the knife. Also mine was super chippy.
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    Passaround: Kippington Chevron Hook Grind

    Oops! Wrong thread.
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    Hello from Minnesota

    Welcome from Minneapolis!
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    Ban on 210 gyutos

    but 210 petties are still cool right? 180 is a far superior length for a gyuto. If you are going to go small go all the way.
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    Flipping my kit

    Bravo Sir.
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    What kind of Belt Grinders do you guys have?

    I have a grizzly 1x42 newly /disc combo grinder. Had an Esteem 2x72 with a vertical to horizontal flip plate and vfd. Very nice quality and price point.
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    lets have a new razor thread.

    The shaving went smooth off the natural. Definitely the most time consuming part of honing was flattening the stones to be appropriate for razors. The third razor in need of honing I put across the loaded balsa strop a few times and it immediately passed the HHT. So I bought a fine weave cotton...
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    lets have a new razor thread.

    I took a second razor down to Aizu and back up. I had previously very successfully ruined the edge stropping with too much pressure. After the Ozuku and bare leather it did pass the HHT but barely. I would be generous to myself and say it is partly due to my very fine hair but I just got a...
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    lets have a new razor thread.

    I have just read this whole thread again in preparation of honing a razor for the first time. I have been shaving for a little bit now working through 3 vintage razors and figuring out shaving technique. The hardest part so far for me has been the stropping. I have been getting good results...
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