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Outfitting a new kitchen...

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   schan1269


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Posted April 13 2013 - 01:54 PM

The house, while large, was based on a 1910 farmhouse. Meaning tiny closets, tiny kitchen and upstairs bedrooms.


Well, going from a 14x18 kitchen(which is not actually that big cause the dining room entry and breezeway to the garage take up opposite walls...not to mention the door to the basement) to a 25x30, purpose built room, has its advantages....


I now have counterspace for the gadgets(Ronco rotisserie, blender, microwave, food processor, shake machine) to all sit out. Instead of hiding stuff in the pantry while not being used. Next on my agenda...juicer.


Already decided on a masticating. Will be juicing "greens" and Centrifugal style just ruin greens(was going to buy the Ham. Beach Big Mouth Pro).


Anyway, trying to decide on a verticle style (as an example)

http://www.amazon.co...=kuvings ns-950


Linking it because it is BPA free...


Or traditional style (yes I can afford this one...is it overkill? You bet...but man is it cool)

http://www.amazon.co...gel Juicer 5500


Without getting into "brand warfare"...anybody had both style and can offer advice if there really is a reason to buy the 2nd version?


And yes I know the 2nd version can do nut butters etc. My main concern is "just juice"...

Been doing research on The Whole Kitchen Caboodle...will be replacing other stuff...but a juicer is not something I've had before.

Edited by schan1269, April 13 2013 - 02:22 PM.

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted April 15 2013 - 06:05 AM

Can't help you there.  But I do have other kitchen recommendations:


The Wusthof ikon line is an expensive expensive set of blades.  They are also built like tanks of forged steel and hold a blade better than anything else I have used.  The ikon shape fits perfectly in my meet hooks.  I buy all mine from the clearance section of Cutlery and More. 



They just had a Wusthof sale this weekend, a few pieces are still listed at sale price, If you could only afford to buy one knife, the 6" for $70 is a terrific deal, if not a 'bargain' =) http://www.cutleryan...s-knife-p113603


I LOVE my Breville toaster / convection oven, I use it 100x more than my big gas oven:



I also bought into the hype of the "Will it blend" guys and bought the Blendtec at Costco.  No regrets there.

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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   schan1269


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Posted April 15 2013 - 07:12 AM

I ended up with the Omega VRT350. I grow wheatgrass and centrifugal destroy it. I saw the Blendtec but not for my needs.I will need knives though...

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Posted April 15 2013 - 10:02 AM

Only thing I can add is that I do not care how much counter top space you have, having a lot gadgets that you do not use daily just sitting around is not the way to go.Clean simplistic lines are the way to go. Makes for a better look and makes keeping the counter tops clean a lot easier.

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