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  1. ryan.brosseau1

    Refrigerator buying advice: best brands for bottom freezer

    Again, the issue with sears products (Kenmore in all it's various guises) is that it may be manufactured by anyone. So a high end model may be made by a third tear company like Samsung or a High end brand like Bosch, most consumers and for that matter sears sales people have no idea. As for ice...
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    Refrigerator buying advice: best brands for bottom freezer

    I would recommend staying away from the kitchenaid. It is way overpriced for what you get, compared to the Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, and some Kenmore models that are the exact same fridge. If the kitchenaid brand offers a colour or feature you can't live without then by all means, but be aware...
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    Cuisinart vs. Kitchenaid stand mixers

    There is some evidence to support the claim that the Cuisinart/ Kenwood etc are all the same machine at least mechanically: if you buy aftermarket accessories they are interchangeable. If you look up new paddles and whisks etc, the same parts # is listed to fit all of those brands. Not...
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    Looking for a good Butcher Shop and Produce store in Chicago

    I haven't had a chance to check them out yet, but a posted the same question on Michael Ruhlman's blog and someone suggested these two places: Gepperth's Market @ 1964 N. Halstead and Paulina Market @ 3501 N. Lincoln,  Plus I found a great little Co-Op market called the Dill Pickle at 3039...
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    Looking for a good Butcher Shop and Produce store in Chicago

    Found some stuff. Thanks anyway.
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    Looking for a good Butcher Shop and Produce store in Chicago

    I just moved to Chicago last week and am looking for a Good butcher shop,  fish monger and a place to buy good produce. I have found some info on a few farmers markets but there only open at inopportune times. I will use them when i can, but in the mean time I am already growing tired of buying...
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    Indecision on new set of pans.

    I am buying a set because it is the most cost effective way of getting the pots and pans that I want. I priced it out several ways, and buying the pans that I want is actually the same price as buying the set, but the set comes with couple of extra pieces that if I find no use for will make...
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    Indecision on new set of pans.

    Thanks for the reply. It looks like I am going to give the Tramontina a shot. 
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    Indecision on new set of pans.

    I was wondering if any one had out there has any experience with the following brands of pans Marcus Samulson Marcus Tri-Ply Cuisinart Muilticlad Pro Tramontina Tri-Ply Clad,  These brands are all in my price range but I have onluy ever used the Cuisinart. They seem okay, bu tafter having...
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    What's Your Favourite Restaurant?

    Well BDL, I guess "authentic" is a pretty subjective thing. All I can tell you is that we have a pretty good size Chinese population in Windsor, and there are places that those Chinese people eat that serve Chinese food and then there are places that white people go to eat Chinese food. As far...
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    buying a dutch oven

    I have a lodge logic and it is great, I also have a Kitchenaid and it is total crap. I returned the first one i got because large chunks of enamel were broke off and sitting in the bottom of the box. The replacement has done the same thing only it took 4 or 5 uses. Plus the handle is stupid, it...
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    What's Your Favourite Restaurant?

    I have two place i love Au Pied de Cochon in Montreal, although I have only been there once.  Four words: Poutine au Foie Gras Also the service there is fantastic. The servers have ESP or something.  The other place is The Orient in Windsor, Ontario.  Chef "Ken" makes the best authentic...
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    Cooking Channel?

    The cooking channel has replaced the Fine Living Nertwork (on Direct Tv at least) and all it is right now is a bunch of repeats of shows previously only available on Food Network Canada and classic shows such as Julie Child. Being from Canada, I have seen most of these epeisodes numerous times...
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    GE Monogram Series

     The GE monogram Line is not worth the money. If you really want GE appliances your best bet is to buy their slightly lower end profile line and save your money. The mongram stuff is for the most part rebaged profile grade appliances at higher prices. Their stand alone french door fridge is made...
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    Re-Rack

     Although i have used and sold the re-rack kits before, if you have used the kit that contains little nipples for recovering the tine tips they often fall off and cause problems in the pump. So just keep an eye on that and you should get a bit more use out of your machine, you can often go...
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    What is whole milk

     Buttermilk = liquid left over after making butter from cream or milk, not technically milk anymore. the stuff you buy in the store is often if not always cultured that is why it is thick milk-fat= butterfat.. the common names of the fat found in dairy.... leave it in milk and you call it milk...
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    Cheese - what is your favourite?

    Balderson Cheddar, the 3 and 5 y/o are my favourite, but the 2 y/o is good too. Bleu de Bresse is fantastic Chimay is great Bleu de Benedictine is awesome Oka is fabulous
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    Cleaning dishwashers

    Oh well, I tried!
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    Cleaning dishwashers

    Phatch: Solids should not be able to get through your filtration system, and then into your wash arms. Check to make sure that your filters are installed properly. I will assume that this is the newer Bosch you have: The blue arrows should line up and the filter plate (the flat one) shout sit...
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    Cleaning dishwashers

    There are a few big things with the European dishwashers (like the bosch, miele etc): 1, they need to be installed properly as per the instructions they came with (not seemingly an issue to the OP. 2, The filters need to be cleaned and then re-installed properly on a regular basis. The...
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