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  1. Jun 22, 2017 #541

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    Zojirushi and Panasonic/national brand can be had quite often for a steal on Craigslist if you wanna search around a bit. Hamilton beach sounds like a good value though, their commercial blenders are quite nice build quality wise
     
  2. Jul 8, 2017 #542

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    Finally got a Thermapen, been wanting one for years.

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  3. Jul 8, 2017 #543

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    How is a Thermapen different to a normal thermometer?
     
  4. Jul 8, 2017 #544

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    It's fast and supposedly accurate..

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  5. Jul 8, 2017 #545

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    Ahhh, Ok. Are they expensive?
     
  6. Jul 8, 2017 #546

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    I think they are expensive, but there was a deal on German Amazon, so at least it feels like a bargain.
    Tried it on a chicken breast last night and it worked really good.

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  7. Aug 7, 2017 #547

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    Thermoworks has sales on them all the time. I think they JUST had a pretty substantial one. Although... I'm not entirely sure they ship internationally. If you're looking for a leave in, the DOT is really simple and effective. I use both all the time.
     
  8. Aug 8, 2017 #548

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    Thanks. I'll have a look.
     
  9. Nov 29, 2017 #549

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    Trying to figure out how to upload an image, but I got a SpinzAll and am very excited about using it, for clarification, infusion, and making some flavor packed solids
     
  10. Jan 23, 2018 #550

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    Got myself a Superfast Thermapen after wanting one for years.

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  11. Jan 23, 2018 #551

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    D don’t drop it. The plastic and screen will shatter. Underwhelmed myself
     
  12. Jan 23, 2018 #552

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    I've had my Thermapen for something like 10 years now, still works fine. Use it all the time for meat and baking. The difference in home use vs. pro use in a busy kitchen, I guess?

    Just don't twist the probe sideways too much against the housing, and don't drop it. Treat it like the precision instrument it is. I wouldn't be without one.
     
  13. Jan 23, 2018 #553

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    Maybe I should pad the stone floor in my kitchen. Thanks for the tip.
     
  14. Feb 13, 2018 #554

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    Not really new but I thought that I should share my thermapen storage solution. One strong magnet in the cabinet Side.
    https://flic.kr/p/22WX3P6
     
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  15. Feb 13, 2018 #555

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    That's a serious meat hammer you got there.
     
  16. Feb 13, 2018 #556

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    A Ruhlman mallet with a new olive wood handle. Aluminium head so not as hefty as it looks :)
     
  17. Feb 14, 2018 #557

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    If you are afraid to break your Thermapen, you can get a rubber cover for it.

    https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00AZWO9Q4/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20

    Yeah, I know, it’s fugly (it’s actually luminescent, so it will glow sort of poison green in the dark... tacky), but it works and allows you to drop it without worries.

    And the cover has built-in magnets
     
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  18. Feb 14, 2018 #558

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    I'll think about it.
     
  19. Feb 15, 2018 #559

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    I have one. Used it for a day. Not my cup of tea.
    If I can find it and you want it I will mail it for free.
     
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    Nah, thanks for the offer though.
     
  21. Feb 19, 2018 #561

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    Got myself a thermapen. Got to say this is probably the best gadget to get for a kitchen, even my housemate that can't cook to survive manage to pull of chicken breast perfectly with this.
     
  22. Feb 22, 2018 #562

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    I also bought a thermapen tan version for 30 euros. Super happy with it, even it was larger than I excpected.
     
  23. Mar 16, 2018 #563

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    I've had a thermapen for 10 years and it's been awesome. I don't think I've ever dropped it, but no issues at all and very happy.
     
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    Got a Tre Spade pepper mill today.
    Really wanted a Unicorn Magnum, but was unable to locate one in eu and the shipping from the states was as much as the grinder.
    Apparently the Unicorn uses Tre Spade burrs, so took a chance and ordered one.

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  26. Apr 10, 2018 #566

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    So after a few days the Tre Spade mill is very impressive.

    The output is much better than the Peugeot mills I have used before.

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  27. Apr 15, 2018 #567

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    Speaking of mills, just got me a coffee mill..

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  28. Apr 17, 2018 #568

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    Been about a month since they arrived but I bought a bunch of new Vollrath skillets and sauce pans. Between these and my two carbon Debuyer skillets, I'm set on cookware for a long time. I love using the Vollraths though. I can get a great sear and yet nothing sticks to them and they flip very easily.

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  29. Apr 17, 2018 #569

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    Todd, Nice but all pans are non-stick when heated properly. Good choice on those Windsor pans though. I prefer that shape in a reduction pot over saucier.
     
  30. Apr 17, 2018 #570

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    That's true. My carbon pans are workhorses that have produced amazing food and are as slick as I could have hoped they would be. Having no formal training and just learning as I go, the "non-stick" Vollraths are a treat when I don't need to deglaze or what have you like I can with the carbon pans. I had gotten away from doing scrambled eggs (our toddler's favorite) in the windsors in favor of in skillets but am back to doing them properly, and I find doing them in the windsor type pan is easier and quicker and they come out great so long as I take the five minutes to focus on them that they need. I use those windsors probably more than anything else and the first one I got is 5 years old and looks and cooks brand new, basically.
     

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