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via kelliem  and silme : Kitchen Cupboard Meme: Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicize the ones you have and don't use, strike through the ones you had but got rid of.

"I wonder how many pasta machines, breadmakers, juicers, blenders, deep fat fryers, egg boilers, melon ballers, sandwich makers, pastry brushes, cheese boards, cheese knives, electric woks, salad spinners, griddle pans, jam funnels, meat thermometers, filleting knives, egg poachers, cake stands (wish I had one!), garlic crushers, martini glasses, tea strainers, bamboo steamers, pizza stones, coffee grinders, milk frothers, piping bags, banana stands, fluted pastry wheels, tagine dishes, conical strainers, rice cookers, steam cookers, pressure cookers, slow cookers, spaetzle makers, cookie presses, gravy strainers, double boilers, sukiyaki stoves, ice cream makers, fondue sets, healthy-grills, home smokers, tempura sets, tortilla presses, electric whisks, cherry stoners, sugar thermometers, food processors,bacon presses, bacon slicers, mouli mills, cake testers, pestle-and-mortars, and sets of kebab skewers languish dustily at the back of the nation's cupboards."

I wish I had a food processor. It's on the list. Garlic crushers are utterly useless, though.

Comments

I have a Shun. I maintain it with a steel, and send it back to the manufacturer once every couple of years as needed. It's just as lovely as Chaz describes below.

It is well worth what I paid for it, and I expect I will be willing it to somebody I like a lot someday, and if you haven't used one that's the equivalent, I don't think you can judge.

Edited at 2012-09-26 06:34 am (UTC)
Most of the new hand-held knife sharpeners now have a sharpening slot angled for harder steel knives like the Shuns.

Mine lost the tip last year, and the edge needs a little bit of attention, but I second the incredible experience of using a shun. Even battered and bruised, it is the best knife experience I've had in the kitchen.