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  1. HumbleHomeCook

    Feeling Saucy...

    I have a 4qt Made In sauce pan and 3.5qt Made In saucier. I love them both and actually use the saucier fairly often. The overwhelming majority of my cooking these days is just for two and honestly, sometimes those two pans just feel pretty big. No question they do the job just fine and...
  2. HumbleHomeCook

    So Say You're Eyeing Two Knives But...

    ...you can't quite decide on which one. I thought this might be fun. I'm ogling two knives by the same maker (a maker I like). The profiles and grinds are similar enough to be considered the same. Intended use either way will be general-purpose, daily driver type stuff. They both have...
  3. HumbleHomeCook

    Experiences with Real Sharp Knife Co., NY???

    Anyone have experiences with this dealer? Good? Bad? I hadn't heard of them until now and they have some items I'm interested in. Thanks in advance. :)
  4. HumbleHomeCook

    It's like...I don't know...I mean I know but... *sigh*...

    Look at it... *sigh* I know, it's always in the three recommended knives. I know, most people find it very handy if not essential. I know, it is just a tool. I know it is a good and reasonable tool. But... I mean just look at it...*sigh* We don't bake much so hard crust bread is a thing...
  5. HumbleHomeCook

    Really? That's It? - Early Observations of My First Carbon Knife

    I've never been interested in carbon steels and have always gravitated to semi and full stainless. Being heavily influenced by the pocket/sporting knife world, I fully resisted carbon steels due to rust concerns. I often can't spend time rinsing and drying my pocket knife so something prone to...
  6. HumbleHomeCook

    Shapton Glass 4k or...?

    So I have a decent assortment of course stones for now and I really like my SG500 and SG2k. I have a variety of full and semi stainless and although I'm just only around 24 hours into my relationship with my first carbon kitchen knife, I can already see that I'm going to be wanting more. My...
  7. HumbleHomeCook

    Any Experiences w/Ninja Coffee Maker?

    Now, I don't want the coffee purists getting all upset with me. I ain't doing a French press and fresh ground beans. I just ain't. :D We currently use a Keurig and my wife loves the speed of it. I'd like to get rid of the cups and we both agree we could use the counter space where this...
  8. HumbleHomeCook

    Old Friends You Can Count On...

    The older I get, the more I value those very dear friends that I know I can count on. The ones that even if you haven't interacted with them in a long time, you know that if you reach out, they will always be there and will always help. I have been teaching myself (or at least trying to) both...
  9. HumbleHomeCook

    Daily Drivers - How Does Steel Affect Sharpening Choices?

    I'm curious, how does the steel of your primary knives affect the finial grit choices and stropping? Mainly thinking the bigger blades like gyutos, santoku, nakiri, etc. Do you leave your carbons at a different finish than stainless? What about within those categories?
  10. HumbleHomeCook

    Such A Drag... Polish?

    I really like my Suncraft Senzo Black bunka and got it for a very good price. I enjoy the size, the balance, the profile and the performance. Trips my trigger in many ways. Except... The matte etch used to make this a "Black" series knife causes a fair amount of drag. It's very noticeable on...
  11. HumbleHomeCook

    Lacquer - Remove or Wear Off?

    What is your preference for knife blades shipped with lacquer coatings? I know some say it needs to be removed straight away and others say just to let it wear off. This is something I've never had to deal with before but there's some offerings I like that are coated. For those who remove it...
  12. HumbleHomeCook

    Pro Cooks Thoughts On This...?

    I really like the YouTube channel Travel Thirsty and was watching the newest video today. I've seen a lot of eyebrow raising stuff on there for sure but this video was shot in New York city. Now, I'm not a food prude and I wholeheartedly recognize there is a lot I don't want to know about my...
  13. HumbleHomeCook

    Hanging Strops?

    Anyone use hanging strops for de-burring and/or routine edge maintenance? I know the Korin gentleman uses one for de-burring and the Knife Grinder folks swear by their kangaroo tail (quite specifically the tail) strops but they are rarely in stock and prohibitively expensive. Thoughts or...
  14. HumbleHomeCook

    Sharpening Wide Bevel Knives?

    I am strongly considering this knife: https://www.epicedge.com/shopexd.asp?id=95569 But, I've never owned a wide bevel knife. At the risk of being completely moronic, these do have a secondary edge bevel yes? The wide bevel, aside from cutting performance, just enhances thinning as needed...
  15. HumbleHomeCook

    So She Says...

    So this thread got me once again thinking about carbon steel. All of my knife life, in all manner of knives, I've always had a strong preference for stainless steels. I've had carbon steels but always preferred the no-muss, no-fuss resilience of a good stainless steel. Now, most of that was...
  16. HumbleHomeCook

    Help Me...I...I think...Um...I think I want a nakiri

    :p A few years back, the real start of all this Japanese knife business actually kicked off for me with a Dexter Russell. Yep. See, I'd found myself intrigued by the blunt-faced, rectangular, oddity I learned was called a nakiri. It was so different. So outside all the norms I'd been...
  17. HumbleHomeCook

    Heads Up - Matfer Bourgeat 9.5" Black Steel Pan

    I love my Matfer Bourgeat carbon steel pans. A friend asked me about them and I told him I'd send some links. So, I was looking at them on Amazon. I don't know why, but as of right now, the 8 5/8" is $53 and the 10 1/4" is $54. But, the 9 1/2" is only $36. That's an excellent price and you...
  18. HumbleHomeCook

    F*** Cancer!

    We had a tough go growing up and my oldest sister took the brunt of it. Through the course of her life she was the strongest, most giving person I've ever encountered. She would help anyone with anything. She inspired, nurtured, kicked your ass when needed, and was just an amazing person...
  19. HumbleHomeCook

    Nothing Petty About Your Petty Suggestions...

    LOCATION What country are you in? USA KNIFE TYPE What type of knife are you interested in (e.g., chefs knife, slicer, boning knife, utility knife, bread knife, paring knife, cleaver)? Petty Are you right or left handed? Right Are you interested in a Western handle (e.g., classic Wusthof...
  20. HumbleHomeCook

    Many Thanks To Sharp Knife Shop!

    I hope this okay to post in this area. I want to share an amazing experience I had with Gage and Jake of Sharp Knife Shop (CAD). Last month, they did a "12 Days of Christmas" give-away series on their YouTube channel. Each day they offered up different prizes and numbers of them to be given...
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