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    Question regarding oiling

    Mineral oil (also known as liquid paraffin) works really well. Soaks deeply into the wood. Apply a thick layer and let it sit overnight. You can buy mineral oil at pharmacies. It is normally sold as a laxative and definitely food-safe.
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    Whats cooking? **** Making something fine and fancy?** Just plain good? Show us!

    What happened to the beige?! @Carl Kotte, are you sure you are feeling alright?
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    Whats cooking? **** Making something fine and fancy?** Just plain good? Show us!

    48 hours at what temperature? It seems an awfully long time for steak. No mushiness?
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    Wok accessories sizing? For 14in wok

    +1 Those fine-mesh strainers are useful for more than deep frying. I use mine a lot when making stock, to skim off the protein scum.
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    Wok accessories sizing? For 14in wok

    I use my wok for deep frying every now and then, and find this draining rack really useful: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003QVBHF2
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    Favorite cookware (+made-in)

    Seconded! I have a Fissler fry pan that is over thirty years old, and will probably outlast me. They are expensive, but absolutely worth it.
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    Recommend me an immersion blender

    Don't forget that you can buy three Warings for the price of one Robot Coupe. And, while the first Waring is still working, the remainder of the money can be invested or used for something else useful. If a Waring lasts ten years (and it may well last longer), you'll be an old man before you'll...
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    Preparing for COVID-19

    Here is a well-written and very informative article about polio and its history. It contains the picture that @Dave Martell posted, too. It also contains a graph of the number of polio cases in the US over the years: The sharp drop in polio cases coincides with the introduction of the polio...
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    finishing at 1k?

    I initially bought the 1000 and the 5000. I added the 3000 only because I wanted a touch-up stone for re-sharpening knives that were getting a little dull, but not so dull that I'd want to put them onto the 1000. I see no problem with going from 1000 to 5000, that's perfectly fine if you want a...
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    Recommend me an immersion blender

    I have a Braun that has been going strong for 20+ years. Shows no sign of wearing out, and gets used several times a week. Mine came with a small food processor attachment, which I use a fair bit. It only holds about half a litre, but is just perfect for small quantities, because it avoids me...
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    Recommend me an immersion blender

    Deleted duplicate post.
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    finishing at 1k?

    Last weekend, I spend a few hours sharpening a whole bunch of knives, using Suihiro Cerax 1000 and 3000, and Suehiro Rika 5000 stones. The knives included Wüsthof, Opinel Carbone, Aogami #2, White #2, SG-2, and HAP-40 steels. I figured that this would be a good opportunity to figure out what...
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