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  Reply # 1876391 2-Oct-2017 22:20
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Is there such a thing as a noodles saucepan, that has a sieve type lid? To avoid draining out the water, and allowing miscellanous noodles and other bits out too.  

 

 

Err. Yes. They are called colanders or sieves...!






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  Reply # 1876408 2-Oct-2017 22:27
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Geektastic:

 

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meesham:

 

3 children born in the past 5 years, so I'll have to say... birth control (just joking!)

 

 

 

 

Holy Crap Batman! Did you only just work out what was causing it??!

 

 

 

I have 2 under 5 that was *plenty*

 

 

 

 

I know. How many people have I have heard saying "I had no idea how expensive children are" or "I had no idea they would take up so much time and I would feel so tired" etc? Hundreds, I should think.

 

It appears to be the one activity which completely disables most people's ability to assess hypothetical effects and outcomes!

 

 

 

 

I was joking! I love kids, and I love mine especially much. We decided to have kids, it didn't happen by accident. It was hands down the best thing I ever did. I am grateful I didn't do it when I was young and wanted them most. A few years gave me a steady financial situation, a few years of marriage to enjoy prior, and a lot of well needed patience and maturity.


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  Reply # 1876409 2-Oct-2017 22:30
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Geektastic:

 

tdgeek:

 

Is there such a thing as a noodles saucepan, that has a sieve type lid? To avoid draining out the water, and allowing miscellanous noodles and other bits out too.  

 

 

Err. Yes. They are called colanders or sieves...!

 

 

 

 

Except you have to pour a saucepan into them. I think they were more meaning a lid which allowed pouring, that you could put on the saucepan, so you don't then have to move one into the other, and then back again. 


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  Reply # 1876426 2-Oct-2017 23:27
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Geektastic:

 

tdgeek:

 

Is there such a thing as a noodles saucepan, that has a sieve type lid? To avoid draining out the water, and allowing miscellanous noodles and other bits out too.  

 

 

Err. Yes. They are called colanders or sieves...!

 

 

 

 

Except you have to pour a saucepan into them. I think they were more meaning a lid which allowed pouring, that you could put on the saucepan, so you don't then have to move one into the other, and then back again. 

 

 

 

 

Well it's not much of a hardship. However, there are saucepans with pouring lips and strainer edges - such as these.

 






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  Reply # 1876427 2-Oct-2017 23:29
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I think that is probably simialr to what they are looking for, perhaps with more of a mesh, so noodles couldn't escape through the holes.


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  Reply # 1876447 3-Oct-2017 02:18
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What about a slotted spoon?

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  Reply # 1876464 3-Oct-2017 06:09
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An iPhone, I had various smart phones before getting an iPhone 5 none even came close to the iPhone, I have to say my 5 was the best phone I have owned.


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  Reply # 1876482 3-Oct-2017 08:10
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A cordless impact driver. Used a cordless drill with a screwdriver bit at home for years for driving in screws and thought it was OK.

 

Impact drivers are amazing, that is all.

 

 

Impact drivers kick butt for driving in screws, I wish I did the same

 

 

Agreed. They make driving screws into hard material like driving them into butter.

 

Also great for removing binded screws that you could never remove with a drill driver or screw driver. The impact seems to loosen them with ease.

 

Wish I bought mine years ago. When did they become common?

 

 


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  Reply # 1876483 3-Oct-2017 08:12
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Kraven:

 

A cordless impact driver. Used a cordless drill with a screwdriver bit at home for years for driving in screws and thought it was OK.

 

Impact drivers are amazing, that is all.

 

 

This pleases me.  Got my first one yesterday - never used one.

 

 

Get a good set of bits - including hex head sockets etc. Cheap as chips at Bunnings etc.


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A Gas WeberQ! Yes, it was a bit of pricier than your typical Bunnings/Warehouse 3 burner but it's so much more convenient, uses less gas and keeps its condition very well. No more rusty grills after 3 uses.
My regret is not having bought one earlier and having gone through 2x $400-500 4-burners prior to that.


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  Reply # 1876501 3-Oct-2017 08:52
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A Gas WeberQ! Yes, it was a bit of pricier than your typical Bunnings/Warehouse 3 burner but it's so much more convenient, uses less gas and keeps its condition very well. No more rusty grills after 3 uses.
My regret is not having bought one earlier and having gone through 2x $400-500 4-burners prior to that.

 

 

Currently have an el-cheapo "Goldair" 4 burner hooded BBQ. Terrible. Cooks Ok but the fat catching tray underneath isn't removable and it's supposed to channel the molten fat into a catch can. Doesn't work as there's not enough fall and the fat leaks out of the opposite corner. I'll probably throw it out after this summer.

 

Previously had el-cheapo Warehouse one that was fantastic for somewhere around 8 years before the burners rusted out and I threw it away. They are so damn cheap that the cost of meat and gas far outweighs the BBQ. 

 

Friend has WeberQ - never liked it. It has an inner burner ring and an outer ring, but I cold never get the heat consistent. Always seemed to have hot and cold areas.

 

 


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  Reply # 1876503 3-Oct-2017 08:59
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gcorgnet:

 

A Gas WeberQ! Yes, it was a bit of pricier than your typical Bunnings/Warehouse 3 burner but it's so much more convenient, uses less gas and keeps its condition very well. No more rusty grills after 3 uses.
My regret is not having bought one earlier and having gone through 2x $400-500 4-burners prior to that.

 

 

Currently have an el-cheapo "Goldair" 4 burner hooded BBQ. Terrible. Cooks Ok but the fat catching tray underneath isn't removable and it's supposed to channel the molten fat into a catch can. Doesn't work as there's not enough fall and the fat leaks out of the opposite corner. I'll probably throw it out after this summer.

 

Previously had el-cheapo Warehouse one that was fantastic for somewhere around 8 years before the burners rusted out and I threw it away. They are so damn cheap that the cost of meat and gas far outweighs the BBQ. 

 

Friend has WeberQ - never liked it. It has an inner burner ring and an outer ring, but I cold never get the heat consistent. Always seemed to have hot and cold areas.

 

 

 

 

I think with the WeberQ you have to cook completely differently. Lid closed, using the shape of the lid to circulate hot air. My father got one a couple of years ago, and it is a different experience cooking on one, but the food comes out great.

 

We have an F&P DCS grill (which were really expensive) that we picked up second hand. It is slightly different too. It can grill, but I think it is better with the lid closed as well. It does have a great rotisserie though.


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  Reply # 1876510 3-Oct-2017 09:09
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Sure, lid down for a whole fillet indirect slow cook but lid up for bacon and sausages etc. Seems to have hot and cold spots in the latter mode.

 

 


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  Reply # 1876522 3-Oct-2017 09:35
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1) Nespresso machine.  So easy.  Not perfect but OK and fast.  Good enough for the pre-gym fix in the morning.

 

2) Multi roller boat trailer (Hosking Trailers) - roll off/drive on.  No pushing, heaving, slipping and cursing.

 

3) Surface Pro 3.  I know they weren't available 5 years ago ... but it has made business travel so much more bearable it get's an honourary mention from me.





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  Reply # 1876540 3-Oct-2017 10:17
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- Chain Block for garage

 

- Impact driver (as per others - but also used on track day and racing for taking off an on wheel nuts - not for torquing them though!)

 

- Induction cooktop

 

- Projector (instead of TV for watching movies)

 

- Sports car (We're not gonna live forever - enjoy life now!)

 

Cheers - N


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