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WillNoble
03-13-2009, 04:42 PM
Saw this on a chef board I frequent, and thought it was fun:

For me...



1) A Very good Knife (or 2):


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A good knife should be priority #1 in any good cooks kitchen, I use 2 with high regularity, one is an 7" Santoku (Wusthof) and the other is an 8" Chef's knife. I keep both of mine razor shard with a good stone, and always hand wash em. These are something you shouldnt skimp on... Spend the money and buy QUALITY


2) Cast Iron Cookware


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This stuff gets very little press lately in todays "Non-Stick Kitchen", but you find me a more versatile, well cooking pan, then a well seasoned cast iron skillet and I'll question your cooking abilities...

I was very fortunate to inherit most of my grandmothers cast-iron cookware collection, some of which is almost 100 years old and only getting better with age...


3) Wok

http://www.bakewaredistributor.com/store/images/T/lodge-wok.jpg

Again... Versatility, Versatility, Versatility.... This is a TRUE do everything piece of cookware...


4) Grill

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I use a Charbroil Commercial Series, like the one pictured above (mine is the 6 burner, not the 5 however) Most grill purists scoff at gas grills, but you cant beat them for convenience. Mine is going 3-5 times a week without fail...


5) Smoker

http://www.webergrillschicago.com/image/charcoal/high/smokey_mountain_lg.jpg

I know this isnt a normal kitchen tool, but my kitchen wouldnt be complete without it. Every Saturday and Sunday Rain or Shine...

And besides BBQ is a great unused piece of diet strategy for BB'ers and PL'ers alike...

VikingWarlord
03-13-2009, 04:57 PM
1. Wusthof Classic Black 7" Santoku
2. Calphalon 12" nonstick skillet
3. 1" thick 16" x 20" real bamboo cutting board
4. Broiler/roasting pan
5. Stock pot or dutch oven

I think those are the most important.

Pimpstick
03-14-2009, 06:38 AM
Since I'm 23 and trying to establish a positive net worth, I don't have much good stuff. But here is why I couldn't live without:

1) Grill
2) Oven
3) Extra Large fridge (makes going to Sam's Club like an adventure)
4) Good knives
5) Croc Pot

-JM-
03-14-2009, 05:34 PM
A selection of razzer sharp knives
A wok
Pizza stone
Deep roasting tray
Tongs

-JM-
03-15-2009, 08:52 AM
Will,

I turn 30 in May and I have asked for a smoker. What better way to come of age. Your no. 5 is identical to the one I have selected. I hope this thing lives up to my expectations.

BTW, when I have talked about it, most of my friends have looked at me cock eyed.....im just excited.

jpw204
03-15-2009, 02:47 PM
1. Knives (good quality and always sharp)
2. Large Stainless Pan
3. Tongs
4. Grill (unfortunately I can't have these per rules of my apartment complex, so I grill on the stove)
5. Cutting Board (wood/bamboo) Plastic for veggies, but definitely not that glass crap.

WillNoble
03-15-2009, 03:03 PM
Will,

I turn 30 in May and I have asked for a smoker. What better way to come of age. Your no. 5 is identical to the one I have selected. I hope this thing lives up to my expectations.

BTW, when I have talked about it, most of my friends have looked at me cock eyed.....im just excited.

The weber Smokey Mountain is $ for $ the best available smoker out there, for the money, let me know if you get one and we'll chat...

kingswoodlegend
03-15-2009, 03:38 PM
1) egg beater (drinking whole eggs is gross)
2) BBQ (to fry the snags and shrimps)
3) a steamer
4) my george foreman grill :)
5) Microwave (for all those times you dunt feel like making anything n just heap up what was eaten yesterday)