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Discussion in 'Food' started by MTR, 5th Jul, 2016.

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  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Anyone into this stuff???

    I have a passion for collecting kitchen knick knacks/gadgets from garlic pressers, oil bottles, coffee makers, wine glasses etc.... partner also loves this stuff so we can spend hours just looking and collecting.

    Just got back from Melbourne, found this gem supplier, cheap and lots of goodies, Chefs Hat, the web does not show everything they stock

    Hospitality Supplies Melbourne, Quality Cookware, and Kitcheware - Chef's Hat

    Opposite South Melbourne markets, stocked up big time, cheap and some brilliant stuff


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    Great find Marisa! Thanks for the heads up. Will have to check them out when in Melbourne for sure. My wife and I are also very much into homewares, cookware, kitchen tools, baking stuff etc and often spend hours and hours going from warehouse to warehouse. Our favourite place is Peters of Kensington here in Sydney and also Victoria's Basement. Do you have one there? Peter's of Kensington | Homewares, Kitchenware, Cookware, Luggage & More

    We just got a great deal (well my wife did) on this Staub pot. We paid $108! rrp is $300+ ! We love the whole Le Creuset range too.

    Also we got this heavy monster garlic press but not sure how much she paid.. I think $35 or so but will last a lifetime and a half!


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    Wow....Le Creuset is very expensive, great deal, next time in Syd will have to check out this shop.

    I need a monster garlic presser, we use garlic practically in every meal, we are addicted to garlic and chilli
    I expect @Lizzie may have some great knick knacks
     
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    Yup but always sales here and there. :)

    We love garlic too. Love making home made garlic bread!
     
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    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    I have a new favourite knick knack... I always have trouble opening jars.
    Partner bought me a jar opening knick knack (it looks like a big pair of pliers) but its waaaay too clumsy and difficult to use, plus it damages your jar lids.

    But... I saw somewhere (maybe on facebook?) that a rubber glove will help open jars. So I tried it. Voila!

    So simple, yet so effective....
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Cant have damaged jar lids going into recycling :p

    A knife under the lip to pop pressure seal also works well
     
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    Also knocking the lid on something hard and move it round and round knocking all sides will open it every time.
     
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    know this one well
     
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    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    But sometimes its stuff like jam jars... no where near finished.... so I cant damage my lids that early...
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Jam by any other name still tastes as sweet (unless the jar lid has lead paint)
     
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    Rubber glove. If that doesn't work, hold rim under running hot water and then do rubber glove.
     
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    Please don't let my wife in on any tricks to open jars.

    It's one of the few things left that I can do as a husband.

    Up there with removing spiders.
     
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    I've been in there many times. My fav gadget is a magnetic knife block on my splash back.
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    And operating the tv remote?
     
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    Help is only required when it goes beyond the basic functions. I am called upon to assist in a number of technological fields, but that's more a function of loving technology rather than the broader function of being a husband.
     
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    I really like that idea but the wife was paranoid that it would be too enticing for robbers to grab one and use it on us,,,:(
     
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    Fixed :)
     
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    heheh....good point!
     
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    .... and some gadgets are absolutely useless, like those pizza cutters, better off using scissors
    We had one of these and then a friend purchased another as a present.. damn, waste of money

    Mondo Edge Pizza Slicer 35cm
     
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    Get a very good quality version of this and it works super well. Just need to have straight cutting skills..

    Maxwell & Williams Chef Du Monde Jumbo Pizza Cutter