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#41 matt6150

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:16 PM

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

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Those look nicer than the plastic ones. I'm still a gloves guy for shredding meat.
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#42 porter

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:48 PM

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If that counts, that's mine. It seems like less of a gadget than the items it replaced, though.

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#43 gina lollobrigida

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:05 PM

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WOLVERINE!!!


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#44 JKor

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:09 PM

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.


The problem i had was they got really slippery once they got some fat coating them (i.e. within seconds) and i couldn't position them for good pulling leverage. These were the plastic ones.
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:11 PM

My sister bought me these hi grade plastic pulling “claws”for Xmas 2018, still in the box
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:34 PM

The problem i had was they got really slippery once they got some fat coating them (i.e. within seconds) and i couldn't position them for good pulling leverage. These were the plastic ones.

Yeah, as I searched for an image of mine, I saw a lot of weird plastic ones that I don't think I'd care for. These are basically more like short handled turkey lifters than actual "claws," I guess.
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:55 PM

These are bomb


3 pairs Cut Resistant Gloves -... https://www.amazon.c...op_mob_ap_share


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#48 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:00 PM

These are bomb

3 pairs Cut Resistant Gloves -... https://www.amazon.c...op_mob_ap_share

Bought

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:31 PM

When my son went xmas shopping on Amazon we bought these for his Mom... Kind of cleaver for someone with zero knife skills

MAD SHARK Chef Stainless steel... https://www.amazon.c...op_mob_ap_share


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#50 BuxomBrewster

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 05:17 AM

When my son went xmas shopping on Amazon we bought these for his Mom... Kind of cleaver for someone with zero knife skills

MAD SHARK Chef Stainless steel... https://www.amazon.c...op_mob_ap_share

One of those came in the kids chef knife set from Opinel that we sold.  My daughter found it frustrating to use, so she just went to cutting properly with the kids chefs knife.  The knife has a ring to help hold it correctly and a blunt tip so they don't stab themselves.  Overall a good way to learn knife skills, but the guard was just a PITA.


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#51 Trub L

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 05:43 AM

My daughter has that same knife with the ring.
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#52 BuxomBrewster

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 06:48 AM

My daughter has that same knife with the ring.

Now my daughter uses my chefs knife, but she used that one for about a year.  


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 09:46 AM

I have a cup made of glass that you can pour some alcohol in while someone else (maybe you) is chugging from the bottle. I bring it out on special occasions when guests are over or to let the vodka breathe or whatever.  


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#54 gina lollobrigida

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 09:55 AM

But do you have the one with a cigar rest built in?

Godinger Cigar Whiskey Glass - Old Fashioned Whiskey Glass With Indented Cigar Rest https://www.amazon.c...i_Wp0hEbS00WNSG
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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:02 AM

Now my daughter uses my chefs knife, but she used that one for about a year.

Mine had only had this for a month or two. I let her use my knives as well, on things that aren't as likely to slip.
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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:13 AM

These are bomb


3 pairs Cut Resistant Gloves -... https://www.amazon.c...op_mob_ap_share

We have one similar to that.  I use it any time I'm using the electric slicer or the mandolin.

I might have to get this three pack though.  For some reason, it was only 1 glove, but can fit on left or right.


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:30 AM

These are bomb

3 pairs Cut Resistant Gloves -... https://www.amazon.c...op_mob_ap_share

Did you cut yourself often before getting these?

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:35 AM

Nope... However I bought them when I bought my mandolin.(that thing scares the Fvck out of me) it also gives me piece of mind when my kids’ working on his knife skills
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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:40 AM

But do you have the one with a cigar rest built in?

Godinger Cigar Whiskey Glass - Old Fashioned Whiskey Glass With Indented Cigar Rest https://www.amazon.c...i_Wp0hEbS00WNSG

*sigh* yeah actually i do. Someone got me that for xmas. Amusing gimick, but it's a block of glass that would serve better as a small fish tank than a drinking vessel.  


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#60 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 11:04 AM

Did you cut yourself often before getting these?

Just yesterday I came closer to cutting myself badly than I have in years.  The irony is that it was with one of those plastic lettuce knives.  It's a sawing-motion knife, of course, and I wasn't giving it the respect I would normally give a knife.  Because it's just plastic, right?  I sawed a big score out of the top of my nail and side of my finger.  No blood, but there would have been if not for the nail.  




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