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NXR Stove is great unless it breaks down

So R.O, have you tried returning your range?

1 day ago
jnk in Cookware

Farm Markets

+1 for Summit
Westfield, not so much (and that's 5 minutes from home!
Try the Scotch Plains market too.

Aug 28, 2015
jnk in New Jersey

NXR Stove is great unless it breaks down

I've been very happy with it. It's very basic with just 3 bits of electronics, the ignition, the light and the convection fan. There's no clock/timer or any special circuit boards. I like the ability to use a wok on the 24,000 btu burners by taking out the center grid of the burner, and I like the high temp searing of the broiler. As with anything else there are pros and cons to this range. The knobs have a tendency to get hot when the oven has been on for a length of time. You should take a look at http://www.gardenweb.com/gardenweb/qu...

Aug 24, 2015
jnk in Cookware

NXR Stove is great unless it breaks down

Believe me, they will honor it. I brought back a patio table and chairs after three years because the slate top was failing. When we were looking for a new range, we saw the NXR at Costco and it looked great. After doing some research We decided to go with the BlueStar but in the process when we were still considering the NXR, the folks at Costco told me not to worry about purchasing the range from them, they said that there is a money back guarantee on anything you buy from them with some restrictions when it came to computers and televisions. We shop at Costco in NJ. I woulds definitely go to them with any and all info you have and my bet is that the biggest problem you'll have is schlepping it back to them. Best of luck.

Aug 23, 2015
jnk in Cookware

NXR Stove is great unless it breaks down

Hi DMC-
sorry to hear about your issues with your range. If this was bought at Costco have you considered returning it?

Aug 23, 2015
jnk in Cookware

Developer says that Whole Foods will be anchor supermarket in Clark N.J.

Funny, I was there Wednesday around noon and there were huge lines at the prepared food areas and salad bars along with lines4 deep at the registers. I saw some people just looking around the store (as I was).

Aug 15, 2015
jnk in New Jersey

Thermapen: Where to get the best price?

Open box sale right now $69
http://thermoworks.com/products/therm...

Aug 15, 2015
jnk in Cookware

Thermapen: Where to get the best price?

+1

Aug 11, 2015
jnk in Cookware

So, what MUST I buy from Whole Foods?

I want to thanks you all for your suggestions. I'll be heading over there today for my first look at the new store. The "quick" consensus is the bulk area and the ground lamb. There might be lamb burgers in our future. Thank you all again.

jon

Aug 10, 2015
jnk in Chains
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Is cream cheese past use date safe?

I just (5 minutes ago) threw out a 1/2 pkg of cream cheese because "colors" were growing on it. If you see nothing....say nothing!

Aug 09, 2015
jnk in Home Cooking

wonton vs dumpling

Is a kreplach a wonton or a dumpling? LOL!

Truth of the matter is it doesn't matter to me as long as it tastes good,
and to date, I haven't met a dough skin covered protein/vegetable that
I didn't like.

Continue the conversation, and send me some so I can decided what's what!

Aug 09, 2015
jnk in General Topics

So, what MUST I buy from Whole Foods?

The mushrooms won't do it for me but the yogurt.......
Thanks

Aug 06, 2015
jnk in Chains

So, what MUST I buy from Whole Foods?

Hi Drongo-
What I've read is that they are going to have a full service restaurant within the store. A restaurant more elaborate then the store in Springfield.

Aug 06, 2015
jnk in Chains

So, what MUST I buy from Whole Foods?

I was thinking that the fish department might be what gets me into the store. Thanks

Aug 06, 2015
jnk in Chains

So, what MUST I buy from Whole Foods?

Our brand-spanking new Whole Foods opens tomorrow. I've got a Trader Joes within walking distance (I like TJ's but don't think it's all that great) and ShopRite right next door to the WF. Is there anything i MUST buy at WF?

Aug 06, 2015
jnk in Chains

Do I really need a wok?

We bought the carbon steel wok from WS when it was on sale and with some other discount so ended up paying around $75. The difference in how this pan cooks vs. any other of my similarly shaped pans is astounding. Granted we have a range with a built in rind and a 25,000 btu burner so that probably adds to my satisfaction with this wok. Needless to say I vote that it makes a difference and that you should purchase one (Ilove spending other peoples' money). Best of luck.

Aug 05, 2015
jnk in Cookware

Hebrew Nationals vs. Nathan's

Interesting seeing this topic show up again but over the past 7 years each of the products have changed rather dramatically (in my opinion).

Jul 27, 2015
jnk in General Topics

Anyone been to Puttanesca?

I guess there's a new restaurant going into the space, but sure, Puttanesca was good.

Jul 25, 2015
jnk in Manhattan

Help me pick a kitchen range!

Take a look at "Gardenweb" too as there are many reviews of many ranges. While you need to be okay with the look of the range you really do need to make sure that they don't have regular issues. nothing worse than living with the repair man.

Jul 15, 2015
jnk in Cookware
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Need Help Remembering the Name of a Bakery in Summit

Guessing it was "Natales"
http://natalesbakery.com/

Great cake called Philly Fluff

Sorry misread you question as Natales is still in business but I do remember the
bakery you're speaking of, just can't remember the name.

Jul 14, 2015
jnk in New Jersey

Buy a used Wolf or not ??

And the answer is?????????????????????????????

Jul 13, 2015
jnk in Cookware

Salt Sticks

I haven't seen salt sticks around in decades. I understand there are a couple of Jewish bakeries in Brooklyn that still have them.

Jul 13, 2015
jnk in New Jersey

Sunday dinner between Newark and Edison

A Toute Heure in Cranford is a good choice.http://www.atouteheure.com/menus.php

Jul 09, 2015
jnk in New Jersey

Buy a used Wolf or not ??

If this is a simple model as someone earlier stated I would definitely take this over the NXR. When we were looking to replace a 30" range, we looked at everything available under $5000 and chose a Blue Star but again that was for a 30" range. We researched the NXR and found the consensus was that the best part of it is that Costco sells them and they have a liberal return policy since there were so many issues with them. Good luck in your decision.

Jul 09, 2015
jnk in Cookware

A nice uneventful overnight smoke

Hi B.B.-
Yes, you hear all the raves about the WSM and I have to tell you that they're true. It really makes smoking very simple. I've had the smoker for 3 years now so it's been through enough smokes to be "gunked up" which makes it good and tight. I'll give you an idea, I started the smoker at 2:00 p.m. on Friday with 20 lbs. of KB charcoal and 4 chunks of wood. I took the pork off at 10:30 this morning and it's now 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and the temp on the smoker is still 150 degrees.

Jun 27, 2015
jnk in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

A nice uneventful overnight smoke

Thanks T&B

Jun 27, 2015
jnk in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

A nice uneventful overnight smoke

My personal rule is never to set a clock to check the smoker during the night but rather if I do wake up at some point (it never fails that I do wake for "something") I'll check it. I came back to bed and my wife said, "I can't wait for lunch tomorrow". Nothing like the smell of smoke.

A nice uneventful overnight smoke

Started with 2 butts totaling 23 lbs.
I used peach and maple smoke wood on my 22 WSM.

Jun 27, 2015
jnk in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Fresh Moz, $10/lb> in N.J., Does that sound right?

Hi Ferret, thanks for your input. I get your point that when you freeze anything there's some degradation when thawed and consumed. On the other hand it's worth trying to see how freezing affects the texture and taste.

As for your example using sushi, most if not all fish that's served at sushi bars in the U.S. has been frozen at some point in the process (by law). Here's an article from the NY Times from 2004.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/08/nyr...

Jun 26, 2015
jnk in General Topics

Fresh Moz, $10/lb> in N.J., Does that sound right?

Thanks Motosport, I'll head there today. I never realized that fresh moz would freeze well.

Jun 26, 2015
jnk in General Topics