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Old 03.12.2019, 12:04
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Re: Stainless steel cooking pot and pan set: advice needed please!

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I know raw copper when I see it, been sweating pipe for decades.
To combine the egg and copper pipe topics - I did all the copper pipe work in my house in the U.K. using a small blow torch which I had bought at a kitchen shop for caramelizing the sugar on creme brulee. Worked a treat.

It's called soldering in the U.K. Sweating is involved in other activities.
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Re: Stainless steel cooking pot and pan set: advice needed please!

Or for just egg and copper...

Copper bowl for whipping egg whites. Great combination.
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Or for just egg and copper...

Copper bowl for whipping egg whites. Great combination.

But you would surely get yellow egg whites which would add even more confusion to this thread
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Old 06.12.2019, 12:56
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I also just ordered this set of 3x stainless steel mixing bowls with the matching glass lids:

RÖSLE Bowl set: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00...KR8XB7XF&psc=1

RÖSLE Lids: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B007NMLCGE/...67&sr=8-5&th=1

Originally I had ordered this WMF bowl set but when I got them I found that they are really not deep enough to avoid any splatter and are thus not very practical or suitable for mixing in so I will be returning them https://www.amazon.co.uk/WMF-Gourmet.../dp/B00ZVUZVFI

Yes the RÖSLE are overall 2x the price but better to have 3x practical bowls with sealing lids for 100chf than 4x small impractical bowls for 50chf. Plus they will last years so I consider them an investment in my forthcoming 'plastic-free' (so far as possible) kitchen.
Wow, I received these today and they really are the Rolls Royce of stainless steel bowls... thick and substantial and beautifully crafted with a lovely frosted exterior. The silicone and glass lids fit very well and are airtight enough for keeping things fresh, but not 100% water tight unless you tape the lid down very firmly. They will last years.
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Old 06.12.2019, 13:01
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Wow, I received these today and they really are the Rolls Royce of stainless steel bowls... thick and substantial and beautifully crafted with a lovely frosted exterior. The silicone and glass lids fit very well and are airtight enough for keeping things fresh, but not 100% water tight unless you tape the lid down very firmly. They will last years.
We use those cheap Ikea stainless steel serving bowls as mixing bowls. Small 4.95CHF, large 8.95CHF.

They have lasted for years and are still going!
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We use those cheap Ikea stainless steel serving bowls as mixing bowls. Small 4.95CHF, large 8.95CHF.

They have lasted for years and are still going!
Very good value indeed! Sadly though they don't have the sizes I need (16cm and 24cm). IKEA really does have some good stuff nowadays in their kitchen ranges.
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Old 06.12.2019, 13:41
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Very good value indeed! Sadly though they don't have the sizes I need (16cm and 24cm). IKEA really does have some good stuff nowadays in their kitchen ranges.
They're not perfect - the bases are a little too small so they're not very stable and they could be a bit deeper but on the plus side, because they are so cheap, you can have loads of them.

The very small ones, the 12cm are great for when you've got lots of different ingredients to chop prepare and which won't all be cooked at exactly the same time so need to be kept separate.
They're also good when following a new recipe and need to have everything weighed and prepared first.

Used like this, they'd probably complement some good mixing bowls rather than replacing them.

You mentioned that you want to improve your cooking skills - something I'm, trying to do constantly.

Tips I have found helpful:

1. I have a policy of cooking something new every week. It's one way of continuously improving.

2. If a recipe doesn't work and you cannot work out why - it may just be wrong - lots of cook books appear to have either untested recipes or mistakes in weight-conversions.

3. If a recipe does work, cook it again before cooking it for guests as sometimes it was just pure fluke the first time.

4. Some Youtube recipes are just wrong and could not possibly work. My kids sometimes want to cook something they've seen on Youtube - it doesn't work and when I've seen the video -it's clear that it's all smoke and mirrors with some careful editing.
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Old 06.12.2019, 14:08
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They're not perfect - the bases are a little too small so they're not very stable and they could be a bit deeper but on the plus side, because they are so cheap, you can have loads of them.

The very small ones, the 12cm are great for when you've got lots of different ingredients to chop prepare and which won't all be cooked at exactly the same time so need to be kept separate.
They're also good when following a new recipe and need to have everything weighed and prepared first.

Used like this, they'd probably complement some good mixing bowls rather than replacing them.

You mentioned that you want to improve your cooking skills - something I'm, trying to do constantly.

Tips I have found helpful:

1. I have a policy of cooking something new every week. It's one way of continuously improving.

2. If a recipe doesn't work and you cannot work out why - it may just be wrong - lots of cook books appear to have either untested recipes or mistakes in weight-conversions.

3. If a recipe does work, cook it again before cooking it for guests as sometimes it was just pure fluke the first time.

4. Some Youtube recipes are just wrong and could not possibly work. My kids sometimes want to cook something they've seen on Youtube - it doesn't work and when I've seen the video -it's clear that it's all smoke and mirrors with some careful editing.
My strategy is to practise a dish a few times until it becomes reasonably intuitive and then practise something else. For example the last couple of weeks I have had a few French omelettes in the evenings to see if I can get them hang of cooking them in my new pans. So far it's still a work in progress.

I do have a load of cook books I need to start using, but yes you are right that there can be variances in recipes and some don't really work as they should, but generally I only try to use recipes that are well reviewed. With Youtube, I only subscribe to a few channels. For books, I find the "Good Housekeeping Step-by-Step" cook books to be pretty reliable and easy to follow. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Housekeepin...5634055&sr=8-2
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Old 06.12.2019, 14:11
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4. Some Youtube recipes are just wrong and could not possibly work. My kids sometimes want to cook something they've seen on Youtube - it doesn't work and when I've seen the video -it's clear that it's all smoke and mirrors with some careful editing.
When I try a new recipe I normally do a little research first and don't just trust one source but read several and try to work out whether the differences reflect variants or errors. Often things are implied and not said or steps just get forgotten and it's only through cross-reading that this becomes clear.
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Re: Stainless steel cooking pot and pan set: advice needed please!

This popped up on my fb feed today and I thought of this thread....

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/a...food-trend-men
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This popped up on my fb feed today and I thought of this thread....

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/a...food-trend-men
LOL... dude should have bought carbon steel.
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