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EclecticEater Jan 17, 2010 06:43 PM

They have a red tomato strainer/mill that separates skin and seeds from flesh. Is this any good? I have a gift certificate I want to use and it has been hard to choose any of their gear because so much is for show or very expensive. Any one who has used this I'd appreciate your comments.

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    lominator RE: EclecticEater Jan 18, 2010 08:31 AM

    If you are talking about the Rosle Food Mill that they sell there, I have one and it's an excellent product. Highly recommend it - much better than other mills I've had experience using.

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      kayakado RE: EclecticEater Jan 19, 2010 07:27 AM

      Do you mean the food mill or Italian tomato press? The tomato press seems reasonably priced. Many items are not, shop around.

      Examples of WS price gouging:
      Filet Glove WS $25 Others $12
      SS Food Mill WS $130 Others $60
      Nut Grinder WS $16 Others $10

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        rainey RE: kayakado Jan 19, 2010 11:52 AM

        And you forgot about their food products which are even worse: $16 for a turkey brine that's basically about $2 worth of kosher salt and canned frosting that's about an equal value of sugar and cocoa for a ridiculous price! Couldn't agree MORE with you about W-S but it sounds like the OP is limited by the gift certificate.

        If it weren't for that I'd go to Sur la Table or, better yet, a restaurant supply store where they carry a number of products to compare features, design and price and where things are about cooking and not conspicuous consumption.

        Too bad; W-S wasn't always like it is now.

      2. hobbybaker RE: EclecticEater Jan 19, 2010 02:54 PM

        I recommend to use the gift cerificate at Williams-Sonoma OUTLET store if there is one close to you. Sometimes, they have very nice deals going.

        If not, check the online sale section.

        Last week I saw Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven 5.5qt for $185 (Gray color only), which I think a very nice price; needless to say, when I checked again a day later, It was already gone:)

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          janeh RE: hobbybaker Jan 19, 2010 06:14 PM

          I had a gift certificate and had a similar dilemma - so much either frivolous or wildly expensive. If you don't get the tomato mill, I'd suggest looking at the Microplane box grater, which I ended up getting (after comparing prices online) - it's a cool, functional tool.

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