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Essential kitchen tools

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Good post over at Accidental Hedonist on essential kitchen tools. I agree on some, disagree on others. A few points:

Wüsthof knives are noticeably better than Henckels—the Wüsthof knives keep an edge significantly longer. I do find, though, that I more and more am using my Dexter-Russell Chinese knife.

The Kitchenaid food processor is (in my experience) much easier to use and to clean than the Cuisinart.

A large sauté pan—I have an All-Clad Copper Core 4-quart—is useful for all sorts of things, many of which you would normally think of cooking in a pot (for example, chili). Instead of sautéing and transferring, I just continue cooking in the sauté pan. (BTW, I was able to buy it on eBay for a lot less than the price shown at the link.)

It took me a long time to realize how useful it would be, but I finally got a good carving board with a deep groove around the edges to catch the run-off juices. It makes carving a lot easier and is kind to my knives.

Written by Leisureguy

15 September 2007 at 9:25 am

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