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Dec 2, 2013 04:14 AM

What do you want for Christmas?

What food-related items are on your wishlist this year? Cookbooks, dishes, gadgets, condiments, bakeware, etc.

My ENTIRE wishlist, except for a fluffy pink reading pillow, is food related.

Cuisinart Multiclad Pro roasting pan, 3-qt saucepan, and 8-inch nonstick skillet
Various white casserole and serving dishes
HIC lasagna pan (in bayberry)
Julienne peeler
Negi cutter
Matching rice bowls and plates
Victorinox 8-inch chef's knife
Set of 12 goblets
Flatware for 12
Bowls and salad plates to go with the dinner plates I'm buying this week

Reading through this list makes it sound like I'm living off paper plates and take-out. :p Pretty much everything I've got is hand-me-downs from my parents, and a lot of things were wedding gifts, making them about 27 years old.

Also, not my wishlist, but I'm getting my fiance a smoker. It might be for me as much as it is for him, though. ;)

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    1. Dedicated cheese fridge
      Cheese making stuff (cultures, starters, etc.)
      Plastic storage stuff (Gladware, etc. Never can get enough.)

      1. I want a girlfriend.

        :) Just kidding.

        I think I will get a Breville Oven -- I just need to decide what size to get.

        I may get a few knives if I head to Toronto Canada.

        Oh yes, I mailed order my Bovril. A real man need Bovril:

        I am going to spread it on my toast/bread and enjoy it.. :P

        1. I ordered it for myself. The Anova sous vide immersion circulator.

          1. I have the same list as I have every year and expect to be fully disappointed as I have been in the past.

            Rotary evaporator
            Chambar vacuum unit
            Revco -80ºC chest freezer

            Hope run eternal though.

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            1. re: wattacetti

              <Rotary evaporator
              Chambar vacuum unit
              Revco -80ºC chest freezer>

              What the..... are you trying to run a chemistry lab?



              1. re: wattacetti

                Pray tell, why would you want a -80C freezer?????

                1. re: wattacetti

                  To Chemicalkinetics and C. Oliver: No, I don't run a chem lab but I did go to grad school so I've had the opportunity to use lab-grade everything (e.g. best available circulator is a Julabo).

                  I'd like to have a better vacuum system for sous-vide as the FoodSaver and other edge devices don't really pull enough to avoid that eventual bubble in the bag.

                  Rotary evaporators are great for concentrating things without affecting the underlying starting material and they also help with extraction of aromatics (but I think you know this). And they can be set up for experimenting with distillation though my understanding is that home distillation is illegal in most jurisdictions and we shouldn't be experimenting with something illegal…

                  A -80ºC freezer really does a great job of keeping frozen stuff stable and there is minimal deterioration compared to say a -20ºC (like a standard home chest freezer). They're also very good at chilling something down quickly without having to install a blast freezer.