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Old 01-02-22, 01:36 PM
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i would have to seriously consider my ninja grill. 5 in 1 especially if i want chicken that thing cooks chicken just like deep fried without the garbage on a deep fried chicken breast
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Without the "garbage?" Breading?
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Old 01-03-22, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Without the "garbage?" Breading?
Correct, no breading at all.
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Originally Posted by coffeesnob View Post
Correct, no breading at all.
And a "grill" makes it like fried... so... crispy crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside?

What does it do to potatoes or zucchini?
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Old 01-03-22, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
And a "grill" makes it like fried... so... crispy crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside?

What does it do to potatoes or zucchini?
yes, the skin is crunchy and the inside is tender. We have done baked potatoes you put a little avocado oil on them ( just a smidgen) and they come out the same way too. Have not done zucchini but sounds like a good idea. I did steaks and burgers a time or two and they were good. My sister n law did corn on the cob on hers and it looked tasty but I didnt try it..
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"grill" or air fryer?

This thing?
https://www.rachaelrayshow.com/artic...rills-features

No wonder it makes things crisp... not exactly a "grill."
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I've used the "float test"-- but I admit I've not had the courage to crack open a floaty one to see if it has gone bad...
I just boiled up a dozen eggs. 3 of them float and they are not bad.

Not sure what a 'float test" is, but I'm presuming the idea is that if they float they are bad? If so, it sure doesn't work for fresh eggs. It might help on store-bought that have aged-out?

Guessing here.

I still think a fridge is the 1 kitchen appliance I would have if I could have only one.

Too much work to preserve meat without one - especially since I don't have a peat bog in the back yard. lol
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
"grill" or air fryer?

This thing?
https://www.rachaelrayshow.com/artic...rills-features

No wonder it makes things crisp... not exactly a "grill."
thats the one. it has a grill feature to it I use that for poultry and i use the bake setting for the baked potatoes.
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Originally Posted by Bearhawker View Post
I just boiled up a dozen eggs. 3 of them float and they are not bad.

Not sure what a 'float test" is, but I'm presuming the idea is that if they float they are bad? If so, it sure doesn't work for fresh eggs. It might help on store-bought that have aged-out?

Guessing here.
I thought the float test was for witches.
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Old 01-03-22, 01:57 PM
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In Thailand, you buy eggs off the grocery shelf, not out of the refrigerator. Shocks most westerners. A coworker said someone had also told her this thing about how the eggs don't go bad until you wash them. Can't say I tested the theory, but then, I don't like to eat eggs.
correct if eggs have not been washed they dont need refrigerated. Get eggs that are free range so they laying hens can eat the worms and other bugs on the ground. Most eggs in the supermarket are laid by hens that never get out of their cage.
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
I thought the float test was for witches.
If they sink, they're a witch? (I wouldn't pass.)
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Old 01-03-22, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Bearhawker View Post
I just boiled up a dozen eggs. 3 of them float and they are not bad.

Not sure what a 'float test" is, but I'm presuming the idea is that if they float they are bad? If so, it sure doesn't work for fresh eggs. It might help on store-bought that have aged-out?
Yup, that's the one.


Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
I thought the float test was for witches.
I also don't use eggs that are witches. A better test, though, is if they weigh the same as a duck.


Originally Posted by coffeesnob View Post
correct if eggs have not been washed they dont need refrigerated. Get eggs that are free range so they laying hens can eat the worms and other bugs on the ground. Most eggs in the supermarket are laid by hens that never get out of their cage.
That's the other reason I don't buy/use them that often.
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Has anyone mentioned their significant other yet? I mean my wife is an appliance that does it all and very well. I am not fat by accident, I would really hate to have to replace her.
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Combi bottle opener / crock screw, and a women that knows how to operate them.
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or maybe a cork screw!
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Originally Posted by Kat12 View Post
I also don't use eggs that are witches. A better test, though, is if they weigh the same as a duck.
"She turned me into a newt!"
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
"She turned me into a newt!"
At least you got better...


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A better test, though, is if they weigh the same as a duck.
Hey, wait. So if they were *duck* eggs... then...
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If we're talking hard core any kitchen appliance, then the obvious two contenders are fridge and stove (is range+oven considered 1 or 2?)

I'd pick the stove. I can stop using milk, and it would probably be better for all concerned if we shopped every day for the next 24h of meals.

On the other hand, there's not much that couldn't be cooked outside on the propane grill with side burner, unless that's cheating.

But if the question is, given a standard kitchen with basic appliances (fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher), I think the answer might be InstaPot. Although an electric kettle to boil water is SUPER useful, ours gets used multiple times a day
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I think using the grill or side burners is cheating. IMHO.
Thinking to all my camping boating and temp jobs... Coffee was the next thing I wanted... Sure, could be pour over, but I like espresso. The next thing I wanted was toast...

So if water, fridge and stove are not in question, then coffee, toast, microwave, in that order.
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If the spirit of this is gedankenexperiment, It's kind of a choice between fresh food (fridge) and cooked food (all the other things).

If the spirit of this is, say, cooking in a dorm room... lots of appliances might be banned, surely anything that makes a flame or can go hotter than boiling. The same people who rented bed lofts also rented mini fridges. Some things might be available to share down the hall in the coffee mess. But there's also quite likely a cafeteria or a student union nearby.

Before Instant Pots became a thing I had one roommate who had a pretty basic rice cooker he'd also use for noodles and steaming and he probably could have found a way to make coffee or tea. The Instant Pot does that one better with the ability to sauté and make pretty good soups and stews.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
Before Instant Pots became a thing I had one roommate who had a pretty basic rice cooker he'd also use for noodles and steaming and he probably could have found a way to make coffee or tea. The Instant Pot does that one better with the ability to sauté and make pretty good soups and stews.
Sure, and I once had a steamer that I also could use to make rice. Multiple-use appliances are definitely the way to go when possible. Slow cooker would be another good one to have.
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Old 02-27-22, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Clyde1820 View Post
Refrigerator/freezer, I would think.

Could certainly do an ice box, but it's not like (in most places) ice blocks are available at the corner ice maker these days. Let alone having them delivered. Without refrigeration, one would need to become much more reliant upon fermentation, pickling, etc, while accepting increased risk of botulism and the like (if getting it wrong). And without refrigeration, the handling of many types of left-overs would be much riskier, necessitating better meal planning.

One can wash the dishes, compost/toss the food leavings, do rice/beans/soups the traditional way (boiling over a heat source, ie a fire), etc, as opposed to having a doohickey that "automatically" handles such things. Without an oven/stove, one would either need to build a traditional/artisan type wood-fired job, or rely on an open fire, with turning meats and hanging pots of for soups and baking and whatnot.

IMO, though, without a means to keep things cold (or frozen) things would get much more complicated.
I would then go for a commercial refrigerator cause they store a lot of ice cream and frozen food which my regular refrigerator can't. So the one appliance that I want is a commercial refrigerator.
So I could so a lot of ice cream and frozen foods LOL!
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Old 02-28-22, 12:22 AM
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If you could only have one appendage, which would it be?
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If you could only have one appendage, which would it be?
isn't this a gender specific inquiry
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Originally Posted by jack pot View Post
isn't this a gender specific inquiry
This would have been way more funny 20 years ago. Now, it's sort of considered a dumb question, and at most you could probably be thrown in jail.

Anyway, a single kitchen appliance? I'd say the convection toaster oven as long as there was a power source involved. But, if it's a manual tool I'd have to go with some sort of multi-tool, which I would then have to invent myself.
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