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  1. Feb 25, 2020 #1

    Tristan

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    Was just thinking about how everyone has their own favourites with knives.

    Yet some of the other gear we use are pretty much ‘universally’ accepted as being the best at a task. Some people will use other brands but generally you’d reach for this and they are not out of place in the home kitchen.

    Wondering what else qualifies in this space I don’t know about. Any one has things to add to the list?

    The list:
    Thermapen
    Microplane
    Le Creuset
    De Buyer
    Silpat
    Magnum Unicorn Pepper Mill (ok maybe this last one is just me :)
     
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    +1 on the Magnum
    Boardsmith
    Bamix
    Cohiba
     
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  6. Feb 25, 2020 #6

    rob

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    Gude bread knife (or Mac if on a budget)
    Carbon Steel wok
    Naniwa or similar stone holder
    Stone flattener
    JKI imports sharpening videos!
    Hasegawa chopping boards? or nice end grain chopping board
    Lots of paper towel or good quality drying clothes (handy for drying and use when sharpening)
    CCK Carbon Chinese Cleaver, everyone should own or at least try one of these out for fun (or maybe this is just me :)
    Binchotan charcoal and a Japanese Konro grill.
     
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    EVH Wolfgang custom shop
    EVH LBX II Head
    EVH 1x12 cab
    Vintage Mullard EL84s and 12ax7s
    Ha Ha
     
  8. Feb 25, 2020 #8

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    Ha Ha, is see we have another tube roller on the site. Rabbit hole alert :)
     
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    You have no idea. I found a another box of stash that put to use. Thought I sold all of them 10 years ago. Mullard, Amperex, Telfunken, Genelex gold lions, tung-sol, RCA......Etc......
     
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    hobart
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    Robot Coupe
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    Keith Sinclair

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    Pocket clip reading glasses. Space pen that writes inside walk-in refrig.
     
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    Iwatani torch
    Iwatani portable grill
    Instapot
    Kitchen Aid stand mixer
     
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    Pyrex (Measures)
    Escali (Scales)
    Atoma (Diamond Plates)
    OLFA (Art and Utility blades)
    Okatsune (Pruning Tools)
     
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    Michi

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    the cheap $11 restaurant supply aluminum sheet pan.
    my CCK 130-something cleaver.
    my unnamed stainless steel giant mixing bowl.
    a wooden spoon.
     
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    As to pruning hand tools I would add Felco, Bahco, Silky, and ARS depending to the specific tool and application
     
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    Limoges!
     
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    Shun
    Myabi
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    I miss having a combi :(
     
  26. Mar 3, 2020 #26

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    Oi, nothing wrong with Wusthof. :)
     
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    Right. Nothing wrong with Shun or Miyabi either, in my opinion. But, given prevailing opinion around here, I felt it would be fun to lay some bait :)
     
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  28. Mar 3, 2020 #28

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    Fair call, don't tell anyone but i used a Wusthof Santoku exculsively prior to discovering real Japanese knives. :)
     
  29. Mar 3, 2020 #29

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    It's ok. The owner of my work prefers those. I like whenever he asks me to sharpen it, it's not chipped.
     
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