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hey home cooks,the holidays will be here soon!

sweetpotato Oct 1, 2011 04:18 PM

Christmas and Chanukah will be here before we know it !
What cooking related item would you like? (I'm not buying, I'm just asking, LOL)

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  1. danionavenue RE: sweetpotato Oct 1, 2011 04:21 PM

    kitchen-aid mixer, a food processor, and the steak knives to finish off my wusthof knife bock.

    that was too easy! :)

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      wattacetti RE: sweetpotato Oct 1, 2011 04:58 PM

      PĂ©rigord truffles. Couple of kilos because I'm not like, being greedy or anything. For hardware, perhaps a desktop rotavap.

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      1. re: wattacetti
        danionavenue RE: wattacetti Oct 1, 2011 05:01 PM

        always ask for more than what you want. First step in negotiating! ha ha.

      2. iheartcooking RE: sweetpotato Oct 1, 2011 05:29 PM

        Got everything I could have wanted last year (husband really spoiled me) got a KA, microplane, Kevlar gloves (I've taken off my thumbtip/knuckles a few times) and Alton Brown's cookbook.
        So this year, my wish is for all you hounds to get what you ask for. :D looking forward to the oncoming deluge of pie and turkey talk.

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          vttp926 RE: sweetpotato Oct 1, 2011 06:09 PM

          Most expensive thing will be a KA mixer. Least expensive would be a cute new apron.

          1. Seeker19104 RE: sweetpotato Oct 1, 2011 08:09 PM

            Looking forward to the new kitchen being completed. Original completion date was August 30th!

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              pine time RE: Seeker19104 Oct 2, 2011 09:10 AM

              You have my sincere sympathies. Our remodel was 3 years ago, and while they were on-time and fast, living like we were at a campsite wasn't fun.

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                mandycat RE: Seeker19104 Oct 2, 2011 09:32 AM

                We're in the process of doing a lot of cosmetic updates to the house we bought in May. We should be finished with everything except the kitchen by November. I've informed Mr. Mandycat that we are taking a three month sabbatical before starting that daunting task. You can live without the second bathroom or the TV room or the guest room. But taking your kitchen apart is the equivalent of a heart transplant. Good luck!

              2. LaureltQ RE: sweetpotato Oct 1, 2011 08:29 PM

                ANOTHER KA mixer. This time a white one so I can trade my dad for his hobart-built one from the 70's.

                I also want a foodsaver/vac packer desperately. And perhaps an ice cream maker. Maybe nesting circular cookie/dough cutters?

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                  agoodbite RE: LaureltQ Oct 2, 2011 06:00 AM

                  I've got my mother's KA mixer from the mid-70's and it's Hobart-build. I had no idea that they went to plastic parts later. No wonder I still love it so. And then there's the nice, 70's mustard-yellow color. Sad thing is, I'm now gluten-free. Oh well. I'll always fondly remember all the pound cakes I made in it over the years.

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                    bushwickgirl RE: agoodbite Oct 2, 2011 06:25 AM

                    KA did go to plastic parts for awhile but consumers complained; last I heard they went back to metal gears.

                    I need a few more stainless steel saute pans, a new non stick pan for eggs, a good boning knife, and cookbooks, cookbooks, cookbooks.

                2. Hank Hanover RE: sweetpotato Oct 1, 2011 09:29 PM

                  I'd like this food scale http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/my-...

                  I wouldn't mind getting a Kitchenaid or Cuisinart food processor although I'm not sure I would use it as much as the price deserves.

                  1. blue room RE: sweetpotato Oct 2, 2011 06:38 AM

                    It took a while, but I finally chose a Cuisinart stand mixer over KA and Viking. If there were *big* differences it wouldn't have been a hard choice.

                    But can someone tell me how Hobart can ask over $2000 for a 5 quart stand mixer?

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                      j8715 RE: sweetpotato Oct 2, 2011 06:40 AM

                      a leg of venison. . . maybe some other stuff.

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                        AdamD RE: sweetpotato Oct 2, 2011 06:43 AM

                        Big green egg-big one with all the trimmings.

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                          rabaja RE: AdamD Oct 2, 2011 11:44 AM


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