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revised Will using a knife sharpener reduce the lifetime of my knife?
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answered Food sticking to fry pan
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answered Will using a knife sharpener reduce the lifetime of my knife?
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answered What's an easy to use juicer that juices oranges as well as other fruit?
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comment How to find a competent knife sharpener
For japanese blades, send it out. There may be mail in services. I know that Korin in NY has a knife sharpening service. And the knife master is very well trained in polishing/ sharpening. I would trust few others. Most people only sharpen one way and don't know the differce. Oh yeah- grinding a japanese blade on a whetstone will damage the blade ( the metal /edge is too fine ). Of course you could always learn how to do it by hand with a whetstone. But that takes a lot of practice.
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comment How to find a competent knife sharpener
For the average person, i would use a sharpening steel. And if i have to sharpen my western styled knives, use an electric sharper. Dont use the rough grinder too much, otherwise you'll eat the blade faster. This is the easiest, cheapest and most consistent method for beginners.
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comment Saucepan in the oven?
Using the stove often works well, depending on what you want to do. You bring up a good point though. Most cheap cookware doesn't have handles that can handle the heat, plastic melts. And if you remove it - remember to use a double thick cloth or oven gloves, it WILL be hot.
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comment The secret to Pringles like potatoes
Just try frying homemade potato chips ( properly) and you see that it's not THAT easy. Actually, thats not correct, it IS easy, but its a lot more work than non-cooks realize. it's all the tools and the cleanup thats a pain in the home kitchen.
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comment Substitute for lemon grass in curry dish
There is no replacement for the flavor. It's a lot more delicate and fragrant than normal citrus. You can freeze it though. It does freeze well, just wrap it well ( so it doesn't pick up other flavours). You can also steep in it a neutral oil ( like grape seed oil). Just chop it up and drop it in hot ( not super hot) oil, let it gently cook for awhile.
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