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"New Revereware"

Hi, Angelus:

Your logic is impeccable. Which is a shame in a way, because even a 10-page term paper does not a dissertation make.

But I flee before your argument--6 is less than 10.

Aloha,
Kaleo

about 8 hours ago
kaleokahu in Cookware

Who Wants One?

May need to tweak the wire spacing, but why not? Ortolan eggs, too?"

about 11 hours ago
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Who Wants One?

about 11 hours ago
kaleokahu in Cookware

Best pots/pans?

Hi, kybourbongal:

This is another one of those "blog" sites that is very unbloggy. All the reviews appear to be of lines that the reviewer is helping to sell through Amazon. If it's like all the other such sites I've looked at (there's another one posted yesterday), the reviewer gets paid a commission for all sales.

They also don't list all that many pans in any category, which causes me to think they already know who the "top" selections are.

Aloha,
Kaleo

about 12 hours ago
kaleokahu in Cookware

basting brushes?

Hi, kseiverd:

I am going to depart from my usual Luddite script, and endorse the silicone basting brushes over the natural bristle ones.

I still like string mops for thinner liquids, but they can be a PITA, too, unless you just toss them after a single use.

Aloha,
Kaleo

about 16 hours ago
kaleokahu in Cookware

Help me build a great cookware set!

While it may be casual, it's not meant to be onanistic.

about 18 hours ago
kaleokahu in Cookware
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Can I safely remove the non-stick coating?

Hi, pgmrdan:

A wire brush will prolly do it, but you're likely to deeply gouge into the underlying aluminum before all the PTFE is gone.

I would first try a random-orbit sander on the floor of the pan. If you like the way that works/looks, proceed to do the radiused surfaces by hand. I suspect it would be relatively quick work considering how soft PTFE is.

Aloha,
Kaleo

about 20 hours ago
kaleokahu in Cookware

Best grill pan or other solution

Oh, maybe I did. I thought they were replacing just a stovetop griddle plate, but now I see what you mean. Thanks!

about 20 hours ago
kaleokahu in Cookware

Best grill pan or other solution

Hi, dainish:

Damn, I never thought I would recommend something like this, but given your parameters, you might want to consider an electric 2-sided panini press/griller, like the Cuisinart GR-4N.

IMO, grill pans are to be avoided unless you have zero alternative.

Aloha,
Kaleo

about 20 hours ago
kaleokahu in Cookware

Can I safely remove the non-stick coating?

Yes, you can sand off the plastic, but I'd recommend taking it to someone with a bead- or shot-blaster. Many auto mechanics have them, and almost every metal finishing shop.

DO NOT burn off the PTFE. Its combustion products are highly toxic.

about 22 hours ago
kaleokahu in Cookware

Help me build a great cookware set!

Hi, JTP:

In the case of my own epiphany, the reaction was chagrin over wasting so much time and money with/on Le Creuset.

Since you like aluminum, I encourage you to keep an eye out for some of the vintage Mauviel pieces they did in *very* thick aluminum--like 5-7mm. They weren't anodized, though.

Aloha,
Kaleo

about 23 hours ago
kaleokahu in Cookware

Help me build a great cookware set!

It can only be fun if it's intellectually honest...

about 24 hours ago
kaleokahu in Cookware

Help me build a great cookware set!

Ray:

What you're focused on is less clear all the time. In fact, I don't see any focus whatsoever.

I and others have tried to help answer your questions, give you the basics of how induction works, sought out information from makers, reasoned with you, provided data by other testers, all to no avail. You're completely immune.

You move the goalposts like no one I've ever seen. You wanted a scientific, logical basis for your surmises, and now you want to leave science and logic behind when those disciplines are proven not to support your preconceived (yet inchoate) ideas.

Good luck to you, but I'm done with you. Waste someone else's time.

Aloha,
Kaleo

1 day ago
kaleokahu in Cookware

Depardieu: ‘I drink 14 bottles of wine a day’

He's just trying to outdo Randy Quaid and Gary Busey...

1 day ago
kaleokahu in Wine

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

Come to Washington's Skagit Valley in July...

Help me build a great cookware set!

Hi, Ray:

I've done my time with patents and other IP.

You're obviously a stranger to science and logic.

Aloha,
Kaleo

1 day ago
kaleokahu in Cookware

Best Cookware Of 2014

Counts as selling to me. But thanks for being honest.

1 day ago
kaleokahu in Cookware

Best Cookware Of 2014

Are you not compensated by anyone for having those Buy Now buttons?

Of *course* Falk tarnishes--it's copper. And Falk tarnishes far less than either Mauviel or Bourgeat.

A-C CC isn't even really copper cookware, either. It breaks credulity to even include CC in this ranking.

1 day ago
kaleokahu in Cookware

Does Seattle have it's own cool coffee place like Intelligensia or Blue Bottle?

+1. Parallels with overhopped IPAs abound.

2 days ago
kaleokahu in Greater Seattle

Consumer Reports Investigates Exploding Pyrex

And here's the article: http://www3.nd.edu/~rroeder/ame60646/...

The lawsuit against these two academics *alone* is enough to justify a boycott of World Kitchens' products.

Best Cookware Of 2014

Hi, davie:

I note that your site lists All-Clad Copper Core clad as the best of all copper wares, ahead of Mauviel and Bourgeat. I'd be interested why you think the CC is better than Falk.

Do you only evaluate the lines you offer to sell?

Aloha,
Kaleo

2 days ago
kaleokahu in Cookware

Help me build a great cookware set!

Hi, randallhank:

He also ran the same tests on the same pans using gas, with highly similar results. http://www.centurylife.org/2013/10/29...

Drawing distinctions (and faulting the test methodology) based on the fact that the tester used sautes and not frypans is just silliness, IMO.

Aloha,
Kaleo

2 days ago
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Scandinavian Minimalist Cookware

I think these "modern" designs are a good window into one's personality and worldview.

I get the stylistic appeal, I do. What I will characterize as "Modern Danish" isn't my style, but I'm happy there are offerings in it for folks whose style it is.

But what prompts me to giggle every time I see this style exemplified in cookware (and to some extent tableware) is that what is passed off as advancement in industrial design is almost never any advancement at all. The universe of possible improvements in, say, the spoon or the saucepan, is infinitesimally small at this time. If everyone was shot up with sodium pentothal, I think they'd admit that "success" in this task really means "Hey, this stuff isn't as bad as I expected."

Anyone know the construction details or specs of this particular cookware?

2 days ago
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Puyallup Fair 2014 Food Recs?

Thanks, GY! Tried the Dole Whip (actually the soft-serve-only version; the DW is juice topped with the soft serve) last night. Delicious and raises the bar of Fair food. Nota bene: The DW stand *isn't* listed in the Fair programme, and it's tucked into the extreme NE corner of the fairgrounds just inside the Gold Gate.

I MUST break my annual habit of eating at Earthquake Burger, though. A Swissquake, fries and lemonade breaks the bank at $24.98! It's not even very good...

2 days ago
kaleokahu in Greater Seattle

What is the best cookware for someone who's very lazy: cast iron, traditional non-stick, or ceramic non-stick?

Hi, cstefan:

I wasn't referring to cleaning. I was referring to being so lazy the person won't season or preheat a SS pan properly.

Aloha,
Kaleo

2 days ago
kaleokahu in Cookware

Help me build a great cookware set!

LATEST UPDATE!!! THIS ALSO JUST IN FROM ALL-CLAD:.

Q: The description of d5 says the middle steel layer makes d5 20% more even. Is there any evidence at all to support this claim that you can share? For instance, is there any thermography which shows d5 to be more even-heating than your other lines?

A: "Unfortunately we do not have that information, that is proprietary."

So All-Clad is making claims it refuses to back up *at all*. All that product development R&D, and you'd think they wouldn't be so afraid to share the truth.

2 days ago
kaleokahu in Cookware

Help me build a great cookware set!

Gibberish is generally unintelligible...

Sep 16, 2014
kaleokahu in Cookware

Help me build a great cookware set!

Prove it, Ray.

Sep 16, 2014
kaleokahu in Cookware

Help me build a great cookware set!

They're batshit crazy if they think either that more aluminum made this pan more induction-capable, or that it sped up anything. Unfortunately, it's this kind of nonsense I've come to expect from CI.

Sep 16, 2014
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Help me build a great cookware set!

Ray:

I don't know what more to offer for you to understand.

As we've proven, there is only one bottom layer in each that heats in the induction field and the layer is exactly the same in all A-C lines. There is nothing about *induction* that is going to make 3-ply any different than this 5-ply.

What there *may* be is *some* evening effect. I have seen no evidence of this, but it is what A-C claims. To do a meaningful comparison on this (on induction, gas, electric, Food-A-Tron or any other modality), you're going to have to look at the heat pattern created by individual hobs. But this has nothing to do, per se, with induction or "tuning". d5 *might* provide more even heat on a crappy induction appliance than A-C SS, just as it *might* provide more even heat on a crappy gas hob. Again, there is no special connection, relevance or relationship between d5 and induction.

Aloha,
Kaleo

Sep 16, 2014
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