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Restaurant/kitchen supplies (especially glassware) in Baltimore

ConsApi Jan 14, 2013 04:17 PM

Are there any restaurant supply store in Baltimore open to the general public? I once wandered into a place in White River Junction, Vermont that had all sorts of rugged looking, inexpensive gear, and I wonder if there's something similar here. In particular, I'm looking for good rugged glassware that you can drop without it breaking. Everything I see in most retail establishments, even Target, etc. seems expensive ($30 for a set of 4 wine glasses that hold a pint of wine) and it's so fragile that I feel if I breath on the glass, it will shatter. I had a set of 4 martini glasses, now I'm down to one. My wine glasses are a mismatched assortment that includes souvenir glasses from wineries I've visited. I just broke a glass when I gently put it down in the sink. I'm also in the market for a new 8" omlet pan and 12" skillet.

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    dining with doc RE: ConsApi Jan 15, 2013 02:02 PM

    you can sometimes get great deals on kitchen supplies at Home Goods but the merchandise changes daily

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      hbg1 RE: ConsApi Jan 16, 2013 09:39 AM

      I've had the same question about restaurant supply stores in the area, but as for glassware, I bought mine at Ikea. Very inexpensive, and the drinking glasses I have are not the lightweight ones I've seen in other stores.

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        Hue RE: ConsApi Jan 16, 2013 02:47 PM

        Try SYSCO Outlet on Rte 1(Washington Blvd) near Jessup

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          dzoey RE: Hue Jan 19, 2013 09:32 PM

          I got a 10" non-stick skillet for about $20 from Sysco a few months back and it's a great pan. I like getting my pans from Sysco because they're so inexpensive that if I damage one, I don't feel bad about replacing it, unlike >$100 ones I see for "professionals". They also have stock pots in commercial sizes, much larger than I can use at home.

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            agarnett100 RE: dzoey Jan 20, 2013 06:33 AM

            FYI - All of the kitchens I have worked in I have never seen a chef use a skillet that cost over $20

        2. agarnett100 RE: ConsApi Jan 16, 2013 03:28 PM

          Restaurant Depot

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            gregb RE: agarnett100 Jan 17, 2013 02:56 PM

            Do they have guest passes?

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              GraydonCarter RE: gregb Jan 21, 2013 01:14 PM

              membership is free but you need to have a reseller's permit (business license) or tax-exempt certificate (for a non-profit organization) and show proof that you are authorized to purchase for said business or organization.

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                gregb RE: GraydonCarter Jan 22, 2013 02:26 PM

                I think that eliminates most of us!

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