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  1. rick alan replied to the thread Fine sieve that is robust.

    Enough pressure to sieve mashed potato, parsnip and the like, not that much really, but enough to trash the usual $5-10 item for sure I...

    Feb 20, 2019 at 5:04 AM
  2. rick alan posted a new thread.

    Fine sieve that is robust

    Want like a #50 mesh, and something that can take some pressure without the screen pulling out. What are the brands to get?

    Forum: Cooking Equipment Reviews

    Feb 18, 2019 at 11:07 PM
  3. rick alan replied to the thread Using Bitters for Cooking.

    Used it for the boiling liquid, 6oz for 1.5 pounds. It was too much, but hard for me to imagine the taste doing anything good for my...

    Feb 18, 2019 at 11:03 PM
  4. rick alan replied to the thread Using Bitters for Cooking.

    After hearing about the rutabaga I decided to try an amber ale with parsnip, one reason being swede and parsnip I typically add nothing...

    Feb 18, 2019 at 8:47 PM
  5. rick alan replied to the thread Lobster stock.

    Live or dead start your lobster in cold water for sweetest taste. Bring it to at least 167F for good color change (and shell release too...

    Feb 18, 2019 at 8:34 PM
  6. rick alan replied to the thread What is a better purchase than Zwilling or Shun?.

    Yah, with most stones you can both feel and hear when you hit the edge, but of course having a good visual is another useful aid.

    Feb 18, 2019 at 8:15 PM
  7. rick alan replied to the thread Knife sharpening Set Up recommendations.

    cerax are fine, you can probably get them lots cheaper than niniwa pro/chosera. get the ones for knives, not wood working chisels....

    Feb 18, 2019 at 8:11 PM
  8. rick alan liked Alexandra M Cuevas's post in the thread Corningware and other cookware unsafe if scratched, chipped?.

    I know this is extremely old but this popped up in my Google search. Vintage Pyrex dishes (the colored kinds mostly) have extremely high...

    Feb 18, 2019 at 9:43 AM
  9. rick alan replied to the thread I want a new ricer.

    OK I've decided the mill/ricer isn't needed here, just a masher and sieve. Now who makes a sieve that dosen't fall apart when you put a...

    Feb 17, 2019 at 1:15 AM
  10. rick alan replied to the thread Knife sharpening Set Up recommendations.

    What are you sharpening? If it's German stainless all you need is a king 300 and any 1000, save the underside of the 300 to flatten the...

    Feb 16, 2019
  11. rick alan replied to the thread What is a better purchase than Zwilling or Shun?.

    All you need to hold an angle is a visual reference. Get a dime-store compass, cut some triangles in thin cardboard, harden with...

    Feb 16, 2019
  12. rick alan replied to the thread Another round of knife recommendations...Gihei HAP40 gyuto or Takamura R2 gyuto or something else?.

    The Migaki is a great knife, the Gihei and Sukenari are highly rated. I haven't tried HAP40 yet, but SRS-15 steel I feel is superior to...

    Feb 16, 2019