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Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by porkchopboy, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. porkchopboy

    porkchopboy

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    does anyone get emotionaly attached to their equipment? well i surely thought i was above that until today. today was the day when we had to vacate the space where my former restaurant was. i wasn't affected as the stainless worktables, dining chairs and even the nice hobart dishmachine were being loaded into the truck that would take them to an auction. but when i saw the brutes moving my(for 4 years) 6 burner Wolf range with convection oven imported from the US, i kind of got all choked up, i spent so much time in front of that hunk of well made metal. i had to get up and help them move it into the truck and wave goodbye not knowing if i will ever see it again. now i just look back and smell all of the wonderful dishes prepared on it and dream of my next adventures in front of the stove.
     
  2. pete

    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    It's scary what inanimate objects we get attached to. For me it is my little paring knife, my Benriner mandolin (I about cried when I had to replace my old one), or one of my pair of work shoes (they are trashed but I refuse to get rid of them). Just the other day, one of my puppies shredded one of my old T-shirts. It was one of my favorites (full of holes and the wife threatening to throw it out) and I was bummed for much longer than I should have been!!
     
  3. mezzaluna

    mezzaluna

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    My oldest friend is my grandmother's breadboard. I have also hung onto a hideous orange plastic colander, which was one of the first kitchen items I bought when I set up housekeeping for myself after college.

    What's next for you, porkchopboy?
     
  4. porkchopboy

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    my wife and i are trying to develop an at-home business targeting independent coffee shops and small "organic" markets in the area. we are just a little (alot) inexperienced in the marketing end of the business.