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What do you want for Christmas?

Kontxesi Dec 2, 2013 04:14 AM

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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    wattacetti Dec 6, 2013 07:32 AM

    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.

    3 Replies
    1. re: wattacetti
      Chemicalkinetics Dec 6, 2013 07:36 AM

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

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



      1. re: wattacetti
        c oliver Dec 6, 2013 07:48 AM

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

        1. re: wattacetti
          wattacetti Dec 6, 2013 11:34 AM

          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.

        2. c oliver Dec 5, 2013 06:31 PM

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


          1. Chemicalkinetics Dec 5, 2013 05:26 PM

            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. NonnieMuss Dec 5, 2013 04:05 PM

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

              1. Gastronomos Dec 5, 2013 03:15 PM

                Whirled peas

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