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 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
10326 posts

Uber Geek


  #1945416 23-Jan-2018 14:20
Send private message

One of my cuzzies was a well-known London Chef and was rather cynical of the high-end knife market, but sometimes used whatever else came as product placement when he did TV work etc.  In his own kitchens he used Rosewood handled Victorinox knives with comment that the bare wood handles didn't slip in wet/greasy hands, and that some chefs preferred the Japanese Global knives with the rubber-dimpled steel handles. I believe those are still pretty much standard recommendations for trainee chefs to purchase a set of either and they probably stick to the brand/style of knives they're familiar with.

 

I suspect that the very very high end of the market possibly aren't true "chef's knives" - if that means professional chef - even despite what some of those chefs may say (on behalf of their sponsors).  Not to say these aren't fantastic objects of desire, but they're not going to make any difference to what's served up on the plate.

 

 


xpd

Budget Gamer
10599 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1945417 23-Jan-2018 14:21
Send private message

Only knife I've been impressed with (keeping in mind knives arent something we tend to worry about :) ), is one of those small Forever Sharp jobs.... got a free one after watching a demo at The Warehouse few years ago. Thing still cuts quite happily after all the abuse ive given it :)

 

I did buy a "decent" (ie: Cheap yet branded) filleting set for when I was fishing - did help, wife complained less about the number of bones she was finding in the snapper fillets :D

 

 





XPD^ / DemiseNZ

 

Blog         Free Games        Twitter

 

My TradeMe Goodies

 

Disclaimer - It wasn't me, the dog ate my keyboard, my account was hacked, I was drunk, ALIENS.


 
 
 
 


10326 posts

Uber Geek


  #1945424 23-Jan-2018 14:28
Send private message

xpd:

 

I did buy a "decent" (ie: Cheap yet branded) filleting set for when I was fishing - did help, wife complained less about the number of bones she was finding in the snapper fillets :D

 

 

I got in very deep trouble recently for using my wife's tweezers to remove pin bones from sides of salmon before I smoked them.  I'd used them many times before - sight unseen and cleaning them first of course -but forgot to sterilize/deodorise them and sneak them back to the trinket box full of sophisticated plucking instruments on her dresser. I still don't get what the big deal was - but it was a big deal, apparently.


2523 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1945425 23-Jan-2018 14:29
Send private message

xpd:

 

I did buy a "decent" (ie: Cheap yet branded) filleting set for when I was fishing - did help, wife complained less about the number of bones she was finding in the snapper fillets :D

 

 

Jeez she's getting fresh snapper she should be bloody grateful (or do the filleting herself)!  :-)

 

 

 

 


2523 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1945426 23-Jan-2018 14:31
Send private message

Fred99:

 

xpd:

 

I did buy a "decent" (ie: Cheap yet branded) filleting set for when I was fishing - did help, wife complained less about the number of bones she was finding in the snapper fillets :D

 

 

I got in very deep trouble recently for using my wife's tweezers to remove pin bones from sides of salmon before I smoked them.  I'd used them many times before - sight unseen and cleaning them first of course -but forgot to sterilize/deodorise them and sneak them back to the trinket box full of sophisticated plucking instruments on her dresser. I still don't get what the big deal was - but it was a big deal, apparently.

 

 

Did you get forgiven, Fred? They do say that it's easier to be forgiven than it is to get permission. 

 

True?

 

 


10326 posts

Uber Geek


  #1945452 23-Jan-2018 14:40
Send private message

kryptonjohn:

 

Fred99:

 

xpd:

 

I did buy a "decent" (ie: Cheap yet branded) filleting set for when I was fishing - did help, wife complained less about the number of bones she was finding in the snapper fillets :D

 

 

I got in very deep trouble recently for using my wife's tweezers to remove pin bones from sides of salmon before I smoked them.  I'd used them many times before - sight unseen and cleaning them first of course -but forgot to sterilize/deodorise them and sneak them back to the trinket box full of sophisticated plucking instruments on her dresser. I still don't get what the big deal was - but it was a big deal, apparently.

 

 

Did you get forgiven, Fred? They do say that it's easier to be forgiven than it is to get permission. 

 

True?

 

 

Completely forgiven when after a few days of rain, I found my Milwaulkee battery sabre-saw next to a pile of tree prunings in the chicken yard.

 

 


epr

243 posts

Master Geek

Subscriber

  #1945524 23-Jan-2018 15:36
Send private message

kryptonjohn:

epr:


If I was going to go crazy and spend lots of money on kitchen knives I would get Peter Lorimer knives as they are hand made and look amazing.



Those Damascus steel knives really do look amazing. Where is this guy?


There's an artisan making hand forged knives at Kuaotunu:


https://www.facebook.com/Dan-Franklin-hand-forged-knives-1603874853229382/


Must drop in and have a look next time I'm there.


 


 



I think he is in Canterbury but I cannot honestly remember but I love his stuff and the Damascus knives do look awesome and I am always impressed by the look of the herb knives.

 
 
 
 


22679 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1945527 23-Jan-2018 15:40
Send private message

Llyod Franklin is the guy in the Coromandel. Hand Forged Knives. 

 

Went there a couple of times, saw lots of nice items, not that took my fancy right then and there. Prices ranged from $200 to the credit card limit :) 

 

 


1129 posts

Uber Geek


  #1945532 23-Jan-2018 15:51
Send private message

kryptonjohn:

 

Similarly, I find a good non-stick pan to be a pleasure. It's a shame that pans eventually always lose their non-stickness.

 

 

OT: That's why most of our pans (there must be seven or eight) are made of >>well burned-in<< cast iron or blacksmithed iron pans with a patina. After use, you just have to wipe them out with a wet, finally with a oily tissue - but never clean them in a dishwasher or soap water. It would destroy that patina coating.

 

 





- ISP1: OneBox FTTH modem, 1/.5G, full DS, VLAN7, VoIP + ipTV streaming flat
- ISP2: LTE USB modem + GL-AR750S, 100/40M data plan (wireless fallback)
- NET: OpenWrt ZBOX CI329, C2960X-48TS-L, 3 GWN7630, Ellipse 800 + 1600
- SVR: E3C236 32G/24T, 2 H2 16G/500G, N2 4G/1T || remote HC2 14T, HC2 4T
- USR: DeskMini 9i5, NUC8i7HVK, Aspire E5, EliteBook 840, Galaxy Tab, 4K TV
- IoT (EU868): openHAB, CCU3, Vantage ISS 6327, 4 LoRaWAN GWs, 14 Nodes
- 3D: 2 Ender-3/Pro, 4 Ultimaker 2E+/3/3+/S5, MPCNC, EleksLaser-A3 Pro
- ipPBX: GO-Box, 2 GRP2613, SPA112 (Fax & W-48, a 1948 Siemens phone)

 

 


453 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1945537 23-Jan-2018 15:55
Send private message

I use a set of Wusthof Classic knives and been very pleased with them. Now I need to learn the best way to sharpen them properly...


22679 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1945539 23-Jan-2018 15:56
Send private message

phrozenpenguin:

 

I use a set of Wusthof Classic knives and been very pleased with them. Now I need to learn the best way to sharpen them properly...

 

 

I send mine away :-) There are a couple of guys with good setups who review well. Wasn't too expensive. 

 

 


2523 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1945540 23-Jan-2018 16:02
Send private message

Tinkerisk:

 

kryptonjohn:

 

Similarly, I find a good non-stick pan to be a pleasure. It's a shame that pans eventually always lose their non-stickness.

 

 

OT: That's why most of our pans (there must be seven or eight) are made of >>well burned-in<< cast iron or blacksmithed iron pans with a patina. After use, you just have to wipe them out with a wet, finally with a oily tissue - but never clean them in a dishwasher or soap water. It would destroy that patina coating.

 

 

Yeah, we've got a very heavy Aga pan that's been carefully seasoned in. But it's nothing like the non-stick of a new non-stick pan. Can't dry fry an egg in it and slide it off like a teflon pan.

 

 

 

 


1129 posts

Uber Geek


  #1945542 23-Jan-2018 16:05
Send private message

Fred99:

 

I still don't get what the big deal was - but it was a big deal, apparently.

 

 

Swap wife and proceed with fishing. ;-)





- ISP1: OneBox FTTH modem, 1/.5G, full DS, VLAN7, VoIP + ipTV streaming flat
- ISP2: LTE USB modem + GL-AR750S, 100/40M data plan (wireless fallback)
- NET: OpenWrt ZBOX CI329, C2960X-48TS-L, 3 GWN7630, Ellipse 800 + 1600
- SVR: E3C236 32G/24T, 2 H2 16G/500G, N2 4G/1T || remote HC2 14T, HC2 4T
- USR: DeskMini 9i5, NUC8i7HVK, Aspire E5, EliteBook 840, Galaxy Tab, 4K TV
- IoT (EU868): openHAB, CCU3, Vantage ISS 6327, 4 LoRaWAN GWs, 14 Nodes
- 3D: 2 Ender-3/Pro, 4 Ultimaker 2E+/3/3+/S5, MPCNC, EleksLaser-A3 Pro
- ipPBX: GO-Box, 2 GRP2613, SPA112 (Fax & W-48, a 1948 Siemens phone)

 

 


2523 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1945543 23-Jan-2018 16:05
Send private message

networkn:

 

phrozenpenguin:

 

I use a set of Wusthof Classic knives and been very pleased with them. Now I need to learn the best way to sharpen them properly...

 

 

I send mine away :-) There are a couple of guys with good setups who review well. Wasn't too expensive. 

 

 

Wife handed some OK Victorinox kitchen knives to the cobbler guy by the supermarket for sharpening. He *destroyed* those knives on a bench grinder. I could have cried.

 

 


22679 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1945544 23-Jan-2018 16:06
Send private message

Tinkerisk:

 

Fred99:

 

I still don't get what the big deal was - but it was a big deal, apparently.

 

 

Swap wife and proceed with fishing. ;-)

 

 

He's probably spent years training the one he has. It's quite a hassle to get a replacement.

 

 


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



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 »

Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28


Apple announces Mac transition to Apple silicon
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:18


OPPO A72 a top mid-tier smartphone
Posted 19-Jun-2020 18:02


D-Link A/NZ launches new smart AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router
Posted 19-Jun-2020 15:03



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.