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White induction ranges?

Hi...I'm very curious what you decided to do.
I too have a white slide in ceramic range, and want a white induction slide in range. No other color will work, period.
I also don't want to switch to a conventional range style with the raised back...I think it makes the kitchen look cheaper, I don't want to reach over hot pots to change temperature, shut off oven etc. (never made sense to me...seems like a safety issue), I would have to cut out part of the granite, etc. too much work, too much possibility of problem.
Also, as there is no cabinet there now. Ther is no place to put a cooktop and separate oven.
Sounds like we have the same problem...so what did you do???
Happy holidays.

Dec 24, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Need 20 qt stockpot

I'm sure there's no disc on bottom...but not sure that will much matter if just making stock...

Dec 19, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Need 20 qt stockpot

I know nothing about it other than stainless steel. For $12 I'll give it a try...if dreadful, then not much invested...

Dec 19, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Need 20 qt stockpot

Who said anything about enameled steel? It says stainless steel,

Dec 19, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Need 20 qt stockpot

I live in a small town (thank heaven--small town guy here!) and nearest Chinatown is 100 miles away. As I mentioned above, I did try restaurant supply store.

Since posting, I found...believe it or not...a 20 quart covered steel stockpot for $11.99 at boscovs.com. No sales tax (I'm out of state), no shipping if you order $25 worth of items, which I could easily do. And I did...placed the order...let's see what comes.

Dec 19, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Need 20 qt stockpot

I doubt I could move that when full anyway. When making large quantities of stock much of the volume is in chickens, vegetables, etc. other than water. I would take all this out before even attempting to move the pot. And much of the water you start with evaporates when cooking stock for hours, so you end up with a pot probably only 1/4 full at the end.

I wouldn't use it for other purposes, period. I have 12 quart All Clad, 7 qt and 8 qt Le Creuset, etc. I just need this for large batches of chick stock.

Dec 19, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Need 20 qt stockpot

I looked at that...unfortunately, it's about a $60 item....I've had no problem finding heavyweight items in that price range.... I'm looking at that's $21 item...

Dec 19, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Need 20 qt stockpot

Thanks to all.

I had gone to a Restaurant Supply Store. For a stockpot, their aluminum pot was around $50, stainless steel around $60. Seemed like fair price for what you're getting, but didn't really want to spend that much for something I'll only use maybe twice a year.

That's why this pot I saw at Target was appealing (Imusa 20 qt. tamale steamer/cover for $21, very lightweight aluminum)...anyone have any experience with their products, or cooking big batches of stock in a really, really lightweight aluminum pot?

Dec 19, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Need 20 qt stockpot

See my new comment at bottom

Dec 19, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Need 20 qt stockpot

See my comment at bottom below.

Dec 19, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Need 20 qt stockpot

See comment at bottom below.

Dec 19, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Need 20 qt stockpot

See my new comment at bottom below.

Dec 19, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Need 20 qt stockpot

Hi...I need a 20 quart stockpot. I've got All-clad and LC in all sizes and shapes, but nothing approaching 20 quart. Largest I have is a 12 quart all-clad multi pot. Anyway, I need this 20 quart to be able to make large batches of chicken stock

Does anyone have any recommendations? I really don't want to spend much money at all. It will only be used occasionally, for just one purpose.

I saw in Target yesterday a 20 quart, Imusa tamale steamer. $21. How can you beat it for that price? It was aluminum, really light and thin. Didn't see any reviews about it on line

Called Imusa today, asked if there is any reason it can't be used as a stockmpot in addition to steamer. Very helpful woman said it can absolutely be used as a stockmpot. She said don't use at very high heat as that will cause coloration on the bottom. I said will only put on higher heat to heat the water,,,once at a boiling point, would turn it down significantly. She said shouldn't be a problem.

Any comments or input please?

Dec 19, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Food processors....Kitchenaid KFP1333 vs. Cuisinart FP-12/FP-14

Sometimes, it's just the lesser of 2 evils...and I found the Cuisinart to be less evil I guess. Good luck with it.

Y'know, on second thought, you really can't compare the CUisinart with the KA. I had gotten 2 of those KA's and I just couldn't get the bowl off the base on one of them and the cover off the bowl on the other. I thought it was going to snap if I exerted any more energy, not that I have that much...and I am not going to fight a damned machine every time I use it!

Mar 10, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Food processors....Kitchenaid KFP1333 vs. Cuisinart FP-12/FP-14

Also see the thread "Kitchenaid 13 cup Food processor"

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/820552

Mar 09, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Food processors....Kitchenaid KFP1333 vs. Cuisinart FP-12/FP-14

Yes, see my posting above on 12/25 9:14 pm (I had several postings that day).

I'm not THAT fussy about performance...I think they may have been about equal in performance...I had just been through 2 of the KitchenAid processors...on one I could barely get the bowl off the base, it took too much strength...on the other one, I could not get the cover off the bowl...just way way too tight...So I gave up and switched to the cuisinart...bowl and cover go on and off easily

Mar 09, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Food processors....Kitchenaid KFP1333 vs. Cuisinart FP-12/FP-14

http://www.kitchenaid.com/product/KFP...

Look under the section that says "Includes"

Mar 09, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Food processors....Kitchenaid KFP1333 vs. Cuisinart FP-12/FP-14

Hi G2go...I don't know where you bought it, but some places will take it back far after you bought it...e.g., I know that Macy's, Kohls, Williams Sonoma will accept returns quite a while after you bought it..

Re, Cuisinarts not being as good as they were...nothing is as good as it was....I just know I'm happy with the FP14...

About the KA KFP 1333...the Kitchen Aid website says that that processor comes with the chefs bowl...you have to read the product description carefully, but it absolutely says that....when I had bought the KFP1333, opened the box and saw it wasn't there, I called KA...They said it doesn't come with that bowl....I said not true, read your own website....they said oops, it shouldn't say that, that that bowl wasn't available yet..but as a courtesy due to their error thy would be willing to send me that bowl at n/c if I would check back with them in a few weeks to see if the bowl was available then...I never checked back, because I returned the processor...but here is your opportunity to get it at n/c

By the way, when I pointed this out to them they said they were changing the website immediately....they still haven't changed it....

Mar 09, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Food processors....Kitchenaid KFP1333 vs. Cuisinart FP-12/FP-14

Also, btw, I had read through a lot of reviews and hasn't read of anyone having the blade fuse to the shaft....did they just literally melt together?.

Mar 09, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Food processors....Kitchenaid KFP1333 vs. Cuisinart FP-12/FP-14

Sorry to hear about your bad experience. what bonuses did you get when you purchased the unit?

So, are you keeping it or returning it? FRom your posting it sounded like you were keeping it but didn't plan on using it?.

Mar 09, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Kitchen Aid Food Processor with adjustable Blade Troubles

I didn't have any problems with the thickness adjustment lever, HOWEVER I had other problems....I even went through 2 of these KA processors before switching to the Cuisinart FP-14. The problems I had with the KA....On one of them I could not take the bowl off the base. It was so hard to remove, and I had to exert so much strength to remove it. I could not see doing that on a regular basis.
On the other KA I bought, I could remove the bowl from the base, but I could not remove the cover from the bowl. Again, it was on so tight..and I remember trying to get some leverage by pressing my thumb against the handle on the bowl. I imagined one day just cracking the handle on the bowl because of all that pressure. Not worth it.

Bought the Cuisinart...easy on, easy off, not problems.

Feb 08, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Kitchen Aid Food Processor with adjustable Blade Troubles

Not to sound sarcastic, but if you can, I would return that KA food processor. I had bought it, had problems with it, and returned it. I bought the Cuisinart Fp-14, no problems, and very happy with it.

Feb 07, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Seeking advice on *making* a knife block

Boardsmith...

That is exactly the type of wall mounted knife holder I am looking for. Where is that from? I googled boardsmith and found a website....I don't know if that is you...but there were no knife holders on there?!

Thanks!

Jan 06, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

knife storage

Zydecopapa...are the strips that you have installed solid wood with the magnets inside the wood and no metal strips running the length of it? I have seen the racks that have metal strips running the entire length but I want what I think you have...can you tell me where you got them and the wood type/color? Thanks

Jan 01, 2012
BFcook in Cookware

Food processors....Kitchenaid KFP1333 vs. Cuisinart FP-12/FP-14

If food would get stuck on the tape, I would just toss it out with the tape...it would be such a minute amount. I know we shouldn't have to go through such things, but sometimes you just do.

I haven't found it to be a problem...I mainly use it to grate carrots, or slice vegetables, and it just hasn't really happened that I noticed...maybe I'm not too picky that everything be exactly the same size..

Dec 26, 2011
BFcook in Cookware

Food processors....Kitchenaid KFP1333 vs. Cuisinart FP-12/FP-14

You're more than welcome...try the cuisinart latch in the store to get comfortable with it I guess.

Why would you be nervous about taping up the holes? sometimes I've found even with the best products you have to make adjustments to make it work for you. About the tape, I was thinking you cover the hole ever so slightly and on one side of the hole just beyond it you fold the tape under itself to make a kind of handle...then you can pull the tape off before removing the blade from the bowl so you can use the finger holes to remove the blade. If you try this, I suggest doing the tape fold over on the side of the hole away from the direction the blade is spinning so food wouldn't get trapped there.

Dec 26, 2011
BFcook in Cookware

Food processors....Kitchenaid KFP1333 vs. Cuisinart FP-12/FP-14

Which KA food processor do you have...all my comments have been directed to the new 13 cup model...KFP1333.

Dec 25, 2011
BFcook in Cookware

Food processors....Kitchenaid KFP1333 vs. Cuisinart FP-12/FP-14

I agree it's large and cumbersome...but for all the features I'll deal with it. I'm wondering if there's some type of very strong, thin "pad" this can be put on on the counter to make it easier to slide. Any ideas?

Dec 25, 2011
BFcook in Cookware

Food processors....Kitchenaid KFP1333 vs. Cuisinart FP-12/FP-14

I bought a KA model KFP1333--the locking mechanism is a piece of junk. It took all my strength to twist the cover on or off; I would push against the bowl handle for leverage--all I could think about was that one day I would push the bowl handle off and crack it. And when I tried to twist it on, I could barely get the lines on the bowl and bowl cover to align--this was required to turn the unit on, so I had a hell of a time trying to get it to turn on. Too much of a problem...back it went to Macy's.

Got another unit--this one the bowl cover turns fairly easy, but the bowl itself is a b__ch to take off (though it twists on fine). That one is going back too--ridiculous to spend so much time and effort trying to take bowls on and off.

Bought the Cuisinart FP-14. Cover comes on and off like a dream--that's the one I'm keeping.

The "problem" with the finger holes doesn't bother me...never found it to be an issue. If it did, I would just cover the holes with clear shipping tape during use (scotch tape probably wouldn't work).

I haven't had ANY problem with the Cusinart cover at all...just latch on the back first and press on front to lock?

The KA and Cuisinart are about the height same...both fit on the counter under my upper cabinets. Cuisinart takes up slightly less counter space and, in my opinion, looks nicer than the KA..much cleaner look. And I think both take up the same amount of space in dishwasher. I haven't had any problems with larger bowls getting dirty when only using smaller on the Cuisinart because of how they nest...it's really impossible for that to happen unless you're not careful when removing bowls.

The multiple speeds on the KA would be nice I guess....but remember, FP's have only had a single speed for the most part since they first came out...even the highly rated Magimix only has one speed.

So, for me, it's the Cuisinart all the way.

Dec 25, 2011
BFcook in Cookware

Kitchenaid 13 cup food processor

Costco has been selling the 12 cup Cuisinart Elie for quite a while now....it's in silver only...the regular price is $149....last month they had it for $119 ($30 in store coupon)...the item number is unique to Costco, but it's the same exact item as Cuisinart FP-12DC

Dec 20, 2011
BFcook in Cookware