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#21 TonyBrown

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:36 PM

I pick through mine a bit and pull out some of the shit that didn't quite render, that's why i still do it by hand


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:38 PM

i bought a set of those, they are useless, I typically use thick silicone gloves for that similar to these

I bought a pair of gloves like that but hate using them.  They were a giant PITA to get off.  I just use regular rubber gloves and deal with the heat now.


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:38 PM

I use my bear claws more for lifting things off the smoker than for actual pulling.
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#24 Stains_not_here_man

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:39 PM

Get some white cotton gloves and wear them under the rubber gloves. Insulation ftw
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:44 PM

Are you guys really struggling that much? For chicken, I guess you might need to get in there. For pork shoulder, it seems like if I look at the finished meat funny, it falls into shreds.
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:51 PM

Yeah, I'm usually doing chicken thighs.
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:53 PM

Are you guys really struggling that much? For chicken, I guess you might need to get in there. For pork shoulder, it seems like if I look at the finished meat funny, it falls into shreds.

Pork has a good reason to be afraid of you :)

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:57 PM

I have a pineapple core device as well, we eat a lot of pineapple here, so it gets used often


I don't bother coring the pineapple. I just chop off the top and bottom, then slice and quarter it. I eat it like mini watermelon slices. I don't mind eating the core.
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:59 PM

I use my bear claws more for lifting things off the smoker

I usually use something like this for removing it from the smoker, but 6 of one i reckon.......

 

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 01:41 PM

The only kitchen gadget I’ve bought recently is this....

https://www.amazon.c...i_EBIhEbGQ19K7E

I’ve not used it yet, you’ve got to be in the mood to make pirogi I'm not there
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 01:43 PM

Can opener

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:18 PM

I honestly can't think of any. I may try to buy those tongs when our regular ones wear out. Someone bought me those bear claws which don't work any better than forks for shredding meat (and I tend to use the stand mixer, anyway). They look awesome for home defense, though.

 

 

Those bear claws are trash.  I must've have thrown them out because I remember being super pissed at how shitty they were the first time I tried them.  I don't recall seeing them since.


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:21 PM

My best go to kitchen gadget is my popcorn air popper...


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#34 Genesee Ted

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:26 PM

We have a cotton candy machine that the wife likes to bring to functions where there will be a lot of kids or if our nieces/nephews come over. Not sure if that counts tho, dunno how else to make cotton candy

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:38 PM

Not sure why you guys hate the bear claws. Seems like they are faster than forks to me.
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:38 PM

Seriously. Fantastic donuts

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:51 PM

 

 

Is that a Japanese take on an old school can opener?  I definitely like my Oxo euro-style can opener.


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:02 PM

Those bear claws are trash. I must've have thrown them out because I remember being super pissed at how shitty they were the first time I tried them. I don't recall seeing them since.

Really? Maybe I'm thinking of something different. I think mine are a simple and useful tool.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:11 PM

Is that a Japanese take on an old school can opener?  I definitely like my Oxo euro-style can opener.

Yes, and it's fantastic. Generating the torque with a wrist pivot instead of an elbow lever makes a HUGE improvement in efficiency.



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:47 PM

Those bear claws are trash.  I must've have thrown them out because I remember being super pissed at how shitty they were the first time I tried them.  I don't recall seeing them since.

 

If the butt isn't done enough they are frustrating to use.  I wouldn't say they are a mandatory gadget to have, but if the meat doesn't shred easily it's not their fault.


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