Cooking gadgets, etc...

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Cooking gadgets, etc...
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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 12:26pm

I know lots of people on this board like to cook...

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Mon, 12-06-2010 - 12:32pm

I bought DH a set of really nice knives and some nice artisan-y olive oil for Christmas this year. Does your DH like making bread and waffles?

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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 12:35pm

A good knife set, a good cutting board, a good saute pan or two, and some baking stones are essential for any cook.

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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 12:36pm

OK, I know people who love their bread machines, but I always found them sort of unsatisfactory. A waffle iron might be nice if he regularly cooks hot breakfasts for your family. Another thing that is in the same vein is a panini iron for making hot sandwiches. I don't have one, but they seem kinda cool.

If he is really into cooking, you could consider a mandolin, for slicing things thinly. My brother loves his. Another nice gadget is a pasta maker. It help you roll and cut the dough. You can get him a couple of ravioli pans to go with it.

If you do not have a good food processor, that would also be an idea. I use mine a lot.

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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 12:38pm

Ah, yes, I have a 12-inch saute pan with a 2-inch rim. That thing is the greatest. You can make risotto for 4-6 people in it. I also make braised meat things in it, it will hold a leg of lamb cut in slices in one layer, and it is also useful for simply making breakfast, since it will hold bacon eggs and a slice of bread at the same time. Mine is a cuisinart, but any decent brand would be fine.

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Mon, 12-06-2010 - 12:42pm
I had a pasta maker on my wish list this year.
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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 12:45pm

Yep, my brother has one and the lasagne he makes with fresh, homemade pasta is SO, SO good. It is also pretty easy, because for lasagne he just makes leaves of dough the size of the pan.

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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 12:48pm
My mom said her grandma used to make tons of pasta and then lay it on her bed to dry. I don't know why, but the image of pasta all laid out on a bed just makes me smile.
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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 1:19pm

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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 1:34pm
Oh, yeah! I love my immersion blender. DH got it for me last Christmas. It's awesome for making "cream of" soups and blending spaghetti sauce smooth.
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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 2:26pm

What brand do you have?

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