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What do you do to kitchen equipment that you hate but can no longer return?

im too young to have in-laws. im too young to drink too. bahahaha.

Jan 04, 2012
MonsieurLinguini in Cookware

What do you think of pans/griddles that occupy two burners?

I wanted it for fish and other long cuts of meat. tbh, Im just trying to figure out how to spend this $200 coupon for Williams Sonoma that expires this month. I might just put it towards a Magimix food processor. I've been dreaming about it for a while.

Jan 04, 2012
MonsieurLinguini in Cookware

What do you do to kitchen equipment that you hate but can no longer return?

I wish there were Birthday and Christmas registries. Too bad there are only wedding registries. :(

Jan 04, 2012
MonsieurLinguini in Cookware

What do you do to kitchen equipment that you hate but can no longer return?

lol..im not known for being good with money. You should see me buying skincare and haircare products. I spend more on my looks in a week than some in a whole year haha. I plan to use the thermometer for a whole variety of things I cook, nothing really specific.

Jan 04, 2012
MonsieurLinguini in Cookware

What do you think of pans/griddles that occupy two burners?

You're effin bomb. You saved me from two bad purchases.

Jan 04, 2012
MonsieurLinguini in Cookware

What do you think of pans/griddles that occupy two burners?

Looking at a Le Creuset 15 inch oval skillet. Im sure it works amazing in the oven but i suspect that it wont cook as evenly in the middle while on the stovetop. If this is the case, I feel an electric griddle would be a better option.

Jan 04, 2012
MonsieurLinguini in Cookware

What do you do to kitchen equipment that you hate but can no longer return?

Im sorry if I came off as negative but I still survive on allowance lol. Its not as easy to swallow the loss when this is the case. Money flows more slowly if allowance is your main source of income. Im basically just waiting for sap from the money tree to fill my bucket. *sigh*

I gave it thought and decided im going to use it. A thermometer is better than no thermometer right? Going to cook beef wellington as comfort food lol.

Jan 04, 2012
MonsieurLinguini in Cookware

What do you do to kitchen equipment that you hate but can no longer return?

and 7 gave less than stellar reviews. Honestly, that sounds too risky. I know there aren't many reviews but Im uncomfortable with the statistics so far. Williams-Sonoma does not accept refunds without having either the original or gift receipt. I understand their reason for this is people might try to return products they bought from other stores. Im afraid I would look silly demanding a refund when it clearly says it in their store policy that all refunds must be accompanied by a receipt. And me being in NYC, I would just be embarrassed in front of a whole line of customers while the cashier who cant change the company's policy just stands there unsure of what to do. I've already seen a video of a Maverick and Thermapen comparison and the Maverick was just embarrassing as it couldn't even repeat itself. Looking at that was just discouraging. I do not want to risk using my maverick as this would lessen my chances of getting rid of it. Open it, use it to compare, and then i find out darn it really does suck...but look i opened and used it and now no one will want it because its used. I rather not check if mine works fine because of this because I have a 50/50 chance of having a bad one. Plus its MADE IN CHINA. Just shows the extent of their quality control.

But thanks for the advice. If I find I cant get rid of it, then I guess i'll cross my fingers, calibrate and do an actual comparison. After that stage, theres no getting rid of it as its no longer in salable condition. Or I'll just give it to my aunt. (none of my friends really cook as we're all students)

Jan 04, 2012
MonsieurLinguini in Cookware

What do you do to kitchen equipment that you hate but can no longer return?

I bought a Maverick Pro Commercial Thermometer from Williams-Sonoma. Not only did I find negative reviews right after buying it but turns out they sell it $40 cheaper at amazon (bought it for $100). Its unused but its going for as low as $20 on ebay so it doesn't seem worth my time to sell it. I much rather have the Thermapen. I regret my purchase. Now Im left to wonder what I should do with it now. Use it and pretend those were 5 star reviews on amazon and Williams-Sonoma??? Pretend its a Thermapen?? Im so angry I feel like throwing it into my new Vitamix Professional 500 Blender and pressing the DESTROY button. $100 out the window for a thermometer that is apparently slow as hell and isn't even accurate.

Jan 03, 2012
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