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  1. hanleyna

    Out of oil and eggs? when baking a cake. GREAT SUBSTITUTE!

    This may make a moist cake, but the reason eggs are used in baking is the protein that the whites supply.  Mayonnaise is made from yolks and oil (likely store bought mayo has no eggs-pasteurized or other).  Further when the whites are creamed with sugar and butter/oil it acts with baking powder...
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    Comment by 'hanleyna' in item 'New West KnifeWorks Fusionwood Chopper'

    I am not sure how anyone could accept this as a positive review of the knife or company. While it is good that they stand behind their product, every review I have read relating to a New West knife begins with "The knife was not good when I received it, but after sending it back..." Looks like...
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    Comment by 'hanleyna' in item 'New West KnifeWorks Mini Paring Knife'

    Another good unbiased review. Thanks Phatch.
  4. hanleyna

    Comment by 'hanleyna' in item 'New West KnifeWorks Fusionwood Chopper'

    Thank you for the thorough review. Please review the petty when received as I would like to know how it performs.
  5. hanleyna

    Comment by 'hanleyna' in item 'New West KnifeWorks Mini Chopper Chef Knife'

    Great. Thank you for a useful review.
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    Comment by 'hanleyna' in item 'Shun Premier Chef's Knife, 8-Inch'

    The diamond steel takes too much off the edge and is not fine enough. You need a set of whet stones or an edge pro- both are expensive but necessary to sharpen high carbon knives. To straighten the edge you will need a ceramic hone, not diamond.
  7. hanleyna

    Comment by 'hanleyna' in item 'Shun Premier Chef's Knife, 8-Inch'

    You should not use a diamond steel on this knife.
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