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Pic-related for me.

>> No.14127689
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>> No.14127763

>>14127689
fpbp

>> No.14127778
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good for transferring chopped things and cleaning up

>> No.14127890

Is OP’s pic a fishy flippy?

>> No.14127911
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unironically

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>>14127678

>> No.14127928

>>14127916
those get enough appreciation desu. Too much even.

>> No.14127982

>>14127890
it says it's a winco stainless, learn to read

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>>14127778
I been meaning to pick one of these up.

For me it's the Kitchamajig.

>> No.14129555

>>14127678
it says its for fish, but really its for everything.

>> No.14130028

>>14129555
That's the point, I've found them far more useful than "traditional" spatulas.

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love these niggas

>> No.14130104

>>14130083
i love when you need new ones and some fuckwitt gets the idea to save 75c per bottle and buy the cheap ones where the lid pops off when you squeeze it.

>> No.14130110

>>14130104
t. mommy and daddy still take care of me

>> No.14130130

>>14127916
i use mine for everything, amazon basic, great for Sunday roasts as it wipes clean so no more scrubbing the pan all week

>> No.14130147

>>14130110
are you the dumb cunt that thinks they'll impress the gm when they save $2.00 on the equipment budget at the end of the month? Or just some other retard?

>> No.14130178

>>14130147
I don't know any of your slave-speak, are you pretending to have a job at a restaurant?

>> No.14130555

>>14127916
i barely use my stainless steel pots anymore except to boil water

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>> No.14131454

>>14127911
Is this another americanism? Never understood the use of this. Lettuce is supposed to be wet.

>> No.14131463

>>14131454
It's for drying leafy veg after washing.

>> No.14131466

>>14131454
Shit b8

>> No.14131481

>>14131454
Not that guy, and I don't make salads with lettuce enough to justify owning a salad spinner, but lettuce absorbs excess water and becomes limp if let to sit for awhile.

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>>14127982
Are you retarded? pic related. that is a fish turner.

>> No.14131500

>>14131481
Plus it makes the dressing watery

>> No.14131516

I like the thing that does the thing. you know the thing

>> No.14131525

>>14128052
the pelmeninator!

>> No.14131535

>>14130982
yea thats a cool item. It does the same job as a pizza cutter but it can do a whole bunch more!

>> No.14131542

>>14127678
How the fuck is a spatula underrated you big-titted hambeast? I should just slap your snatch so fast.

>> No.14132171

>>14131542
Underrated ≠ underappreciated, dumdum. Also, I was specifically referring to the "fish" spatula.

>> No.14132531

>>14127778
Use the spine of a knife.

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>>14131495
That's a mongoloid, not a fish turner.

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>>14127678
Yes that's THE cheese knife from the movie Bladerunner.
Only higher evolved humans use this magnificent technology

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>>14131454
>Eating watered down dressing and sloshing nuts and fruits

>> No.14133123

>fish slice
>doesn't slice fish

>> No.14134046

>>14127778
Worked in a kitchen, these are great

>> No.14135259

>>14131454
>he never has to chop parsley after washing it

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If you don't have a wooden spoon then what the FUCK are you doing?

>> No.14135342

>>14133089
I never understood these, how are they superior to a normal everyday knife for cheese?

>> No.14135363

>>14135342
I'm guessing that when you cut cheese, it gets stuck to the side of your knife, so you can't do lots of thin slices quickly. So with the holes it's more likely to just fall off and let you slice fast like a mad cunt.

>> No.14135372

>>14134046
I prefer the pastic ones, they don't get fucked once one corner gets a little bent plus you have a curved side for scraping big mixing bowls

>> No.14135391

>>14133123
>dutch oven
>is actually just a pot

>> No.14135392

>>14135363
pretty much. Its just less friction so the blade is easier to push through, like how they cut cheese with a wire instead of a blade. Those shitty knives dont really work though.

>> No.14135398

>>14130982
the unitasker of the knife world, only good for old arthritic hands and mommy bloggers.

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>>14127778
This, but also pic related

>> No.14135433

>>14135398
knives are unitaskers, all they can do is cut stuff

>> No.14135496

>>14135433
knives also chops things

>> No.14135498

>>14135433
But they can slice and dice

>> No.14135528

>>14135496
>>14135498
those are just different words for cutting :(

>> No.14135537

>>14135528
What about slashing and carving?

>> No.14135558

>>14135528
Stabbing, shaving, circumcising, throwing, sharpening and use as mirror.

>> No.14135573

>>14135537
also synonyms.

>>14135558
synonym, synonym, synonym, way to achieve cutting, maintenance (not a use), MIRROR I WILL ACCEPT

>> No.14135582

>>14135558
>>14135573
Knives officially no longer classified as unitaskers because you can use them as mirrors. Shitty carbon steel and ceramic knives are still unitaskers, though.

>> No.14135699

>>14135573
Doesn't understand that an action can have specialized subtypes. NGMI

>> No.14135716

>>14135699
STILL THE SAME ACTION MUTHAFUCKAAA

>> No.14135733

>>14135716
by some limited misleading definition of same.

>> No.14135735

>>14135716
make a video of you doing all these actions and I'll tell you why you're wrong.

>> No.14135736

>>14135573
stovetops and ovens are both unitaskers, they can only cook

like, why even have both?

>> No.14135750

>>14135733
>>14135735
I don't even need videos to tell you you're wrong, one-minute sameposter who's arrived late in the game!

>>14135736
AND YOUR PHONE, TOO?

>> No.14135760

>>14135750
weak. try again.

>> No.14135763

>>14135760
no u

>> No.14135834

Chopping and stabbing are using completely different movements of the knife and are facilitated by different geometries.
Same can be said for slicing.
Shaving is a subset of slicing and again is facilitated by different blade geometries than slicing.
Dicing, circumscribing, and carving are all complex actions that I will not deal with here.
Throwing is a class of its own.

There are many different possible knife geometries and each is suited to different specific tasks. There is no general knife without major comprimises.
Therefore, it is reductionistic and misleading to call them all the same action.

>> No.14135839

Knives can also pry

>> No.14135840

>>14135834
tl;dr

>> No.14135841

>>14135840
I win

>> No.14135842

>>14135839
That's just a type of cutting.

>>14135841
That's just a type of cutting

>> No.14135845

>>14135834
fucking hell lad, "knives are unitaskers" is ancient egyptian /ck/ bait, it's like "burning ice" or tipping

>> No.14135850

>>14135845
Forgive me. I'm new to this board.
I had fun though.
I wish I had more kinds of knife action to categorize.

>> No.14135853

>>14135850
No problem, friendo, you gave me plenty of replies before I took pity.

>> No.14135867

>>14135834
I call it cutting and I do it with a knife

>> No.14135898

>>14135867
I call it cutting and I do it with your mother.

>> No.14136010

>>14135398
You can use a rocker to dice most veg and spices.
You can also use the blade to squash into paste.
A top quality one can replace alot of doughmaking tools.

Don't talk about thing you know nothing about.
The kitchen I used to work at had three of those because they were used for prep and service

>> No.14136026

>>14136010
You can do all that with a knife, which is also a unitasker (other than using as a mirror).

>> No.14136344

>>14135850
>I'm new to this board
Today, kids, we learned why we all must lurk more.

>> No.14137028

>>14136344
Fuck you I do what I want.
Also, this board is boring to lurk - which is why I didn't come here before now.

>> No.14137825

>>14135272
I do have a bunch of wooden spoons which I use to avoid scraping up my non-stick pans, but surely a plastic one would be just as good and easier to clean?

>> No.14137877

>>14137825
I like rubber spatulas for stuff like pan sauces. Just be sure it has a high heat rating; no one wants melted rubber in their saucy sauce.

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>> No.14138070

PEELER AND GRATER

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The large spoon. So versatile.

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>Saves you from having to wash up a colander in your path

>> No.14138178

>>14137028
edgy as fuck, mate. how's your unitasker?

>> No.14138241

This is unrelated I guess. I bought a stand mixer about a month ago, haven't had a use for it.

>> No.14138270

>>14138241
Why would you buy something without having a use in mind?

I just use mine for pizza dough, it's the best gadget I've got by a mile. In that same vein, getting a piece of mild steel cut to fit your oven is a great kitchen tool, although maybe it doesn't count because the ones you can actually buy are 3-4 times the price because some retard wrote "baking steel" on it, don't fit your oven, and for some reason that means it's worth more.

>> No.14138279

>>14130083
My supervisor used to cut the tips off so bigger and thicker globs can come out the top.

>> No.14138379

>>14138270
I wanted to start baking bread, plus it was on sale... Haven't been able to find any yeast and flour availablity is so hit and miss that I don't want to start a sourdough only to find I run out of flour to sustain it.

Plus I think I'd like to just knead by hand desu, feels more personal or smth

>> No.14139088
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I finally bought a nice and simple silicone spatula. My housemates and I have a too large assortment of shitty utensils and all of our spatulas were half melted or the handle was falling apart. I like this one because it's a solid piece of silicone; no gaps, crevices or logos for dirt to get trapped in.

>> No.14139101

>>14138379
I made a pie crust last night by hand and it was really annoying—maybe try making a pastry dough that shouldn't get too warm by hand kneading or something.

>> No.14139258

>>14127778
>>14127911
>>14127916
>>14135401
Good posts. Bench scrapers especially are the best thing ever. They're great for handling dough, and people who use their knives as cutting board scrapers are psychopaths.

>>14135272
Spoons with a flat edge are way more useful for scraping the bottom of the pan. Wood is definitely the best, though. Putting plastic in your food is kind of gross and metal stuff can't be used for scraping.

>> No.14139296

>>14139258
>people who use their knives as cutting board scrapers are psychopaths

What if I have a Chinese chef's knife that's made for that

>> No.14139562
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any pair of kitchen tongs. there are a lot of different types to choose from for everyone's needs

>> No.14140748

>>14139562
>click click

>> No.14140761

>>14128052
wtf is this called? looks super useful! slotted spatula gives no results

>> No.14140763

>>14139562
Definitely this.
It's weird how few home cooks even use tongs outside of barbecues.

>> No.14140765

>>14127678
The Trusty guzunda.

>> No.14140847

>>14139562
This or giant chop sticks.. have to get used to tho

>> No.14140989

>>14139562
I feel quality here makes a world of difference. It needs to be rigid enough to hold anything slippery and the one I chose also has some semi-spiky nubs at the end to further increase grip. I've lost count how many times I've used a tong that's either flimsy plastic flexing too much or just slippery metal that drops everything.

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I don't use it that much but it's an easy to clean tool when trying to blend stuff without pouring it into other machines and bowls.

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>>14139562
I wouldn't say any pair
Some don't close properly
Some pinch
Some have that retarded clip that hold them closed.

Just a decent build pair of tongs are sufficient.
I was a chef for 5 years in a steakhour and used a large pair of tongs, they were so useful for most tasks, from the charcoal grill, picking up trays, nabbing waiters asses and spinning on my finger.

The kicthen ended up bulk buying the specific ones I had because they were relatively cheap.

At home I have a pair with removable silicone ends, which makes cleaning them easy.

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>>14127678
not sure if you could call this "underappreciated" but using cauldrons to make stews and soups for giant parties and weddings.

>> No.14141405

>>14131481
water makes lettuce more tort btw, retard

>> No.14141443

>>14140761
Read the post again. It's a Kitchamajig.

https://delishably.com/cooking-equipment/The-KItchamajig-A-Useful-Utensil-Reviewed

It's probably the greatest kitchen utensil after the chef's knife ever devised.

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One of these.

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>>14141482
Or this.

>> No.14141509

>>14135342
Watch Jack's video where he demonstrates the superior functionality of the space-age knife design

>> No.14141513

>>14127678
>inb4 someone says "YOUR HANDS"
Here is your special boy price, now leave.

>> No.14141515

>>14140995
I got this once and thought it would sit around in a cabinet but I've actually used all elements of it quite a few times so far, it's really nice to have; wouldn't have made so many soups and sauces without it

>> No.14141517

>>14130178
Yeah, he is trying to impress you, rather than just saying
>Projecting retard, I work at a restaurant/hotel

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>inb4 UNITASKER REEEEEEE!!
Grow up.

>> No.14141565

>>14135342
>I never understood these, how are they superior to a normal everyday knife for cheese?
Niggerbrain. Gee Toby, why do those cheese cutters with wires glide through cheese like a hot knife through butter?
>What is friction
Never dreamed a sail...

>> No.14141642

>>14131495

Dying of a Last Breed sucked.

>> No.14142192

>>14141533
A good garlic crusher is a must-have, I can't believe how much time I wasted finely chopping garlic until I got one

>> No.14142229

>>14142192
That's a potato ricer

>> No.14142230

>>14142192
You can just grate your garlic for pretty much the same effect.

>> No.14142231

>>14142192
I waste more time washing those than I save from chopping.

>> No.14142245

>>14142229
It's a TEW SABATIER Professional Garlic Press SABSL1636, you'd never fit a potato in that.

>>14142231
Just put it in a mug of water in the sink when you're done with it, then when you do the washing up you can just brush off any remaining garlic and stick it in the dishwasher.

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>>14141509

>> No.14142358

>>14142231
This is only an issue if you let it sit instead of doing it right away. I usually just flip it open, clean the whole peel off with fingers and then use a dish brush to poke through the holes if there are remnants left. A quick rinse in hot water and done.

>> No.14142379

>>14136010
it can do almost do all the things a knife can do, almost as fast! wow. I've seen more retarded things in pro kitchens, three of them is pretty funny though, did you get a picture?

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>>14130982

>> No.14142505

>>14142345
delet

>> No.14142556

>>14141565
why would you use some flimsy edgy-looking single purpose knife when a wire slicer is the standard(as recognized by you in your own post!)

>> No.14142571

>>14141334
it's not that they're underappreciated, it's just that nobody has one or would know where to get one if they wanted to. It's an archaic item

>> No.14142590

>>14142571
You can just order them on Amazon, anon.
They aren't even expensive unless you go for the really huge ones that could probably feed hundreds since it's such a niche item that hasn't been memed to hell and back yet.

>> No.14142593

>>14142571
Plus, they make large dutch ovens so its not like its uncommon. After a certain size how big do you need a cast iron pot to be, really...

>> No.14142858

>>14142345
i almost took the bait

>> No.14142860

>>14139562
this
they are my favourite kitchen tool

>> No.14142865

>>14136010
you worked in a shit kitchen with no knife skills then

>> No.14142888

>>14142345

No sir, I don't like it.

>> No.14143038

>>14132531
Unless you're using a cleaver, a bench scraper works spectacularly well for picking up a lot more than your knife will.

>> No.14143047

>>14139562
winco tongs > all other tongs in existence

>> No.14143076

Fully plastic / silicon tools. Sure wood stuff looks nice but being able to just toss all the tools into the dishwasher is better.

>> No.14143094

>>14143047
I think you mean OXO.
Winco's silicon ones aren't really silicon at all and only heat resistant up to 230°C or so while OXO has equivalent build quality but is using actual silicon so they are usable all the way up to 340°C without issues

>> No.14143614

>>14141533
Very satisfying to use. Love a good garlic press

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>>14141533
It literally takes just as much time, if not less, using salt as an abrasive and rubbing the garlic down to a paste with a knife.

>> No.14144878

>>14144869
while i've never had it happen, every time i do the "sideways knife smash", my reptile brain screams at me that i'm going to filet my palm.

>> No.14145611

>>14139258
>They're great for handling dough, and people who use their knives as cutting board scrapers are psychopaths.
use the spine of the blade doofus

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>>14144869

>> No.14145855

>>14131454
it's not SUPPOSED to be wet, but it doesn't have to be bone dry to apply simple vinaigrette and shit. it does for fattier dressings anglos like, though. that shit will just slide off the leaves.

>> No.14145874

>>14141482
I always thought mezzaluna was excessive unless all you do for a living is mince shit to a point of nonexistence.

>> No.14145936

>>14145628
this is some strawman bullshit
press on the clove with you palm, take the paper off and dont be a pansy about it,
cut the stubby part off
dont chop it up at all, that only slows you down, the cubes of garlic slide everywhere instead of actually getting crushed
press with the flat of your knife, crush as much as you can
rub to crush into a paste, going both left and right to get two strokes in the same time
at the end, gather it in a mound and run your knife through it for a few seconds

all that said, a garlic press is still faster and i like to use it sometimes

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>>14127678
I make home ground burgers with USDA Choice beef chuck roast. This thing is amazing

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a hand grater
garlic
ginger
nutmeg
zest, without even a trace of the pith
parmesan

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>>14145954
That look and brand are getting for Kitchen Aid recognizability, but they're retro as fuck. Something like modern Bosch is way more appealing when it comes to stand mixers.

>> No.14146188

>>14142345
What if plastic inside of cheese?

>> No.14146469

>>14145965
>modern Bosch is way more appealing
Also costs 3 times as much and is liable to break sooner rather than later unless you buy one of those rugged as shit MUM7s that are mainly made to knead vast amounts of dough and will be ridiculously oversized for what any normal person would ever do with it.

>> No.14146632

>>14145965
That isn't even an original design. That look has been out for 70 years at least.

>> No.14146654

>>14141321
Add Alexa tea bags to my shopping list

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>>14130083
Get ya some of these from Oxo. They cost a little more but you won't regret it.

>> No.14147079

>>14147019
what is better? the cap?

>> No.14147476

>>14137980
>Chicken shears
>Not going to your local hardware store and buying sheet metal shears which are cheaper, stronger, and sharper.

>> No.14147547

>>14142192
Pressed garlic =/= minced garlic

>> No.14147563

>>14147547
Name 1 (ONE) dish where you need minced rather than pressed

>> No.14147573

>>14145954
Great for falafels too

>> No.14147585

>>14147563
When you want larger chunks of garlic like pasta or ratatouille
Don't @ me

>> No.14147642

>>14127689
underrated
fpbp
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>> No.14147654

>>14147563
>Name 1 (ONE) dish where you need minced rather than pressed
Pizza topping.
Meatballs.
Salsa.

>> No.14147871

>>14147563
It's a different product

>> No.14148276

>>14134046
>>14127778
Great for washing dishes.

>> No.14150002

>>14127778
>>14134046
>>14148276
Should i have multiple for different tasks, ie one for cleaning, one or two for food prep tasks?

>> No.14150043

>>14127678
Me...

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