Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
659 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 144
Inactive user


  Reply # 1202192 22-Dec-2014 16:34
Send private message

Being a bit of a foodie and home chef I can recommend the following items INSTEAD of a food processor. They will take up less space and most importantly you will use them more. (note: I also used to sell appliances for a living and have owned every kitchen gadget imaginable)


1) Decent stick mixer (Braun !)
http://www.thehomestoreonline.co.nz/itemdetails/Braun-Multiquick-7-Speed-Stick-Blender/12415.aspx

This is going to do most of what you need it to do (mixing cakes, icing etc, whipping, chopping, puree etc etc).

2) Decent set of knives http://www.home-essentials.co.nz/Global_Ikasu_7_Piece_Knife_Block_Set-b-details.aspx.

I run this set at home and use them daily, great sharp knife, easy to manouvre and make short work of everything you throw at them. 

+ a Tojiro ceramic whetstone to keep them sharp $60
+ bamboo chopping board ($40-50 Briscoes)

We do own a Kenwood food processor as well, its been used about twice in over a year, once to make a bulk lot of vege soup, and once to make a cake. 




Food processors take up alot of space require lots of cleaning and disassembly, realistically unless you are doing bulk bulk stuff, it wont save you any time over regular day to day cooking requirements.



603 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 208


  Reply # 1202208 22-Dec-2014 16:52
Send private message

I did a lot of research on this topic recently and went the the Magimix 3200XL. Magimix is the domestic version of the Robot coupe which is the standard in commercial kitchens.




Amanon

603 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 208


  Reply # 1202210 22-Dec-2014 16:55
Send private message

Dulouz: I did a lot of research on this topic recently and went the the Magimix 3200XL. Magimix is the domestic version of the Robot coupe which is the standard in commercial kitchens.

Here's one for $525 - http://gourmettrader.co.nz/kitchenware/magimix.html




Amanon

6687 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3442


  Reply # 1202319 22-Dec-2014 20:42
Send private message

heylinb4nz: Being a bit of a foodie and home chef I can recommend the following items INSTEAD of a food processor. They will take up less space and most importantly you will use them more. (note: I also used to sell appliances for a living and have owned every kitchen gadget imaginable)


1) Decent stick mixer (Braun !)
http://www.thehomestoreonline.co.nz/itemdetails/Braun-Multiquick-7-Speed-Stick-Blender/12415.aspx

This is going to do most of what you need it to do (mixing cakes, icing etc, whipping, chopping, puree etc etc).

2) Decent set of knives http://www.home-essentials.co.nz/Global_Ikasu_7_Piece_Knife_Block_Set-b-details.aspx.

I run this set at home and use them daily, great sharp knife, easy to manouvre and make short work of everything you throw at them. 

+ a Tojiro ceramic whetstone to keep them sharp $60
+ bamboo chopping board ($40-50 Briscoes)

We do own a Kenwood food processor as well, its been used about twice in over a year, once to make a bulk lot of vege soup, and once to make a cake. 




Food processors take up alot of space require lots of cleaning and disassembly, realistically unless you are doing bulk bulk stuff, it wont save you any time over regular day to day cooking requirements.




OK. I'll counter that by suggesting Victorinox wood handled knives,  Similar price, but some chefs seem to prefer them as the wood handles don't slip in your hands when wet (the knobbles on the Global are to prevent that). Seriously though, all chefs I know seem to use either Global or Victorinox.  The wood handles do survive, but not really recommended for dishwasher.
When you look at "masterchef" etc, IMO there's a lot of product placement by sponsors, stuff which you wouldn't see in a commercial kitchen.
I like the bamboo chopping boards. Have been using one for years.
Instead of a traditional whetstone, there are synthetic diamond "stones" these days.  Very effective IMO, and quite low cost from hardware stores.

659 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 144
Inactive user


  Reply # 1202400 23-Dec-2014 07:22
Send private message

Never had any slippage with the globals, tried a few other knives and found the Japanese ones tended to be more slimmer and lightweight (fast and controllable).

Cut a rock melon last night with my santoku, one swipe and it was cleft in twain :), love sharp knives.

2649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 509


  Reply # 1202442 23-Dec-2014 08:54
Send private message

Geektastic:
trig42: I'd have to recommend Magimix. We have had one that gets regular (at least twice weekly) use for the last 12 years. One bowl replacement. Great machine.
I think it is a Magimix 3100, new model is the 3200 I think?


I worked in a number of professional kitchens and Magimix was always the choice there. A friend here (chef) runs cooking classes and would not buy anything else.


Got a magimix after researching. Not cheap but French made, very solid and very powerful. 30 motor warranty as well.
Haven't regretted it.




Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler



2627 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 185


  Reply # 1203587 25-Dec-2014 11:23
Send private message

For anybody that is interested...

I cant afford a KitchenAid or Magimix.

I am pretty settled on this one, looks like a good price and gets good reviews

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/kitchen-laundry-appliances/small-appliances/electric-blenders/russell-hobbs-20240au-colour-control-multi-food-processor/prod129051.html

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.