"That's a whisk I'm willing to take!"
Knives are trash. The surface area is too small, jelly slips off too easily, and they're generally clumsy to use.
Spoons let you scoop up more spread per scoop, and the back of the spoon is a wider surface area for spreading on your toast, bagel etc.
Spoons save you time and are easier to use, so much so that I'm shocked that people have stuck with using knives for so long.
This may not be a glitch but I figure I'd bring it up. So for some context- about a week ago my girlfriend asked me if I had been taking our forks to work in my lunch and not bringing them back,Because we were missing so many. Today I saw this question on a paranormal page and a ton of people were responding. So apparently we're not the only one. And I wanted to see if anyone had the same experience?
I was wondering how you guys pull up in a country where servants are really expensive ? Here in india I have a maid who does half our chores and charges $80 a month. How much time do you have to spend washing dishes or say cleaning your house ? Do you use paper plate hack to avoid that ?
To give an example, this Saturday's brown bags will feature a French baguette sandwich with cornichon butter, ham, and brie (roasted vegetables, mozzarella, and pesto for the veggie option), sliced Envy apple in a baggie, and an individually wrapped madeleine cookie from Costco.
Limitations: no more than $150 total cost (less is better), and no more than two hours of active cooking time, please.
Thanks in advance!
Obviously if your in a bad spot the last thing you need is a full set of cutlery weighing you down when your on the move, but I also know that some combination cutlery is pretty bad at doing two jobs in one, so what’s the best utensil for eating just about anything?
What kitchen utensil do you think you are and why? A whisk, ice cream scoop, blender... or maybe a colander! Also, who thinks they’re a spork? 😆
I think I would be one of those little spoons for tea bc I’m petite, sometimes they have artful ends, and I like to mix in a a little bit of sugar 😋 I’m not too good in the kitchen so it has to be something simple 🙌💕 I also like using them
I have no idea where this is going, just wanted to put it out there as a distraction haha
I (23F) live with three people (21F, 27F, and her boyfriend 31M). I've lived in this house for four years, everything in the kitchen is pretty much mine, all the utensils are mine and most of the pans are. I've asked everyone to only use the metal cooking utensils (a spatula and a spoon and a whisk) on the cast iron pan or the plastic mixing bowls, but multiple times in the past month I've seen all three of them using the metal on our non stick pans and enamel cookware, and someone even put a huge scratch in one of them. I've asked nicely a couple times, we're all very close, but I'm not more confrontational to really make it known that this is important. I don't understand how only I care about this.
So a few days ago I simply took all three mental cooking utensils and threw them out with the trash late at night, and never said a word to anyone. We have 10 silicone and wood things, spoons and spatulas and even a whisk with silicone over it. I never ever cook with the metal things.... keep reading on reddit ➡
Are you *rump and can’t lift a cup of water to your lips and take a sip? (Don’t yell, censoring was the only way to get past automods)
Unless you have a physical disability don’t even try to claim it’s too much work or inconvenient.
Oh, you don’t want to touch your lips to the glass at the restaurant because germs?
Stop coddling your weak ass immune system and grow some balls.
You want to save the planet by drinking using plastic straws?
You know what’s more eco-friendly? No straws.
All straws do is make it less efficient to drink and makes you look like a teenage girl trying to flirt on her first date reaching for the straw with your mouth and keep your hands down.
In my eyes, you might as well be a two hand drinker if you use straws. Be an adult and put your lips on that rim or relive your college days and waterfall that bitch.
I’ve worked in restaurants for years and have witnessed A LOT of kitchen injuries. One of the worst ones however that taught the whole restaurant a lesson was when a server ran his silverware through on his own (he was well intentioned for sure) but threw all the knives in (they were steak knives, serrated) facing upwards and downwards.
When he was rolling his silverware while grabbing them out of the wrack one that was facing upwards cut his hand/wrist so bad he had to go get stitches. It was bad.
The next day the head chef gave a speech during our pre-shift that it was a well-known kitchen rule to always face the knives downward on a rack to prevent accidents. Not doing so is similar to running with scissors.
Stay safe y’all!
What do you typically write with? Do you prefer ballpoints? Fountain pens? Fine liners? Colors? Pencils?
I’ve been using a bullet journal for work for the last year and a half and have now started doing a nightly journal and practicing my hand writing in a journal. I’m bouncing between my pilot varsity fountain pens, staedler fineliner, and fisher space pen. I’m trying to find something I really like to use then maybe get a colored set of them so I can start experimenting more in the journal. My first priority is improving my handwriting and deciding if I want to use standard print or cursive (both are horrific looking).
So I’m interested in what you use and why? Also, if you have any handwriting tips or workbooks/guides you’ve use please feel free to drop them in here.
Lastly, as to add yet another layer to this post, if you have a specific journaling “setup” please feel free to drop a photo or talk about what you use. Thanks!
(Spoon is the way to go) 😂
Spaghetti comes to mind as a good example of what I mean. Clawing at saucy and slimy spaghetti is INCREDIBLE. Feels good, tastes good, looks good, it’s great.
Unfortunately I can’t do this with soups or cereals or anything like that.
First off, I’m not talking about foods such as ramen, soup, or anything else that would require utensils. I’m talking about rice, meat, veggies, and all the other stuff you can put on your plate. Here are some of the pros:
It’s a lot more practical in the sense that you’re not wasting any time fumbling around with your utensil trying to get the perfect amount or combination on your fork. When you use your hand, each and every time you grab your food, its composition is perfectly calibrated by your fingers.
It can boost your digestive system’s natural immunity to ecological bacterial germs. That doesn’t mean don’t wash your hands though.
You never have to worry about burning your tongue again. Your hands work as a temperature sensor and let you know whether or not something is too hot to consume.
All in all, it honestly makes eating a lot more enjoyable and you feel a closer connection to what you’re eating.
I’m hoping this post can focus on the future, not the past (and hopefully some understanding about getting more takeout lately and not being able to pull out utensils from bags when restaurant forgets my request of no utensils)
My question is, do you think at this point, the best bet is to just use them, as painful as that’ll be? I can save some for some sort of future get-together, but there’s still just SO MUCH.
EDIT: posted on FB marketplace and someone picked it all up tonight! Thank you u/TheLizzyIzzy for the idea!!!! 😁
I'm not 100% sure for a few reasons. It happened for a long time up until I was 8 or 9, since my mom have stopped doing it but the memories still haunt me, particularly when it was over eating an extra bag of chips. Additionally the belt bit happened once or twice. On one occasion I had two large scars on my shoulder For this reason and also because I'm quite used to her rage and anger both then and now, I never bothered telling anybody outside of the house about this or even call police since I was more frightened of what she would do if she found out. Right now I'm curious as to whether or not I had the guts to do so in the past that it would have amounted to something and what I should do if I know of anybody else going through something similar.
i think i’d use a giant fork
I’ve never understood why we use the same spatula to stir the raw cooking ground beef, to stir the fully cooked meat. You wouldn’t put the cooked meat on the same plate you used to defrost it. Doesn’t cross contamination still apply?
So my roommate is also my landlord (she owns the unit that we live in). When I moved in, I did not have to bring anything with me outside of my bedroom furniture because she had already been living there and furnished it. She did a “kitchen inventory” and told me 3 spoons and a knife were missing, and that she’s going to take $28 out of my security deposit because they were part of a set. She can’t do this right? I literally have no idea what happened to her spoons... just because they’re missing how can she automatically accuse me of this? It’s so easy for utensils to be misplaced after TWO years. I know it’s not a lot of money but it’s just the principle. Please tell me I can fight back on this. This is ridiculous.
I've seen many times North Ameristralians (from all levels of socio-economic status) will tend to receive their plate of food, cut it up with knife in right and fork in left hand, but will then drop both and pick the fork up with the right (assumed dominant) hand, and eat the meal like that.
Is this a common thing? I can't recall ever seeing this in South Ameristralia (exception being a single utensil meal like a bowl of 2-minute noodles maybe)
Growing up in the middle east, anytime we ate rice we used a spoon. I live in the US now and can't help but notice how everyone eats rice with a fork. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. I'll sit there while others are struggling to eat their chipotle bowl because everything keeps falling off their forks. Meanwhile my wonderful concave spoon makes it easy to pick stuff up and nothing ever falls through. Not really sure why it's unpopular around here but it is what it is.
Now that I think abt it I haven’t even put on my mustard yet
Okay, so maybe this doesn't belong here because it isn't about ingredients, but I figured I'd ask it here. If it doesn't belong here, my post can be deleted.
I have just upgraded my 10 year old starter frying pans with new, higher-quality ones. My dad also bought me a cast iron skillet for my birthday.
I don't want to damage these pans by using metal utensils, but I think plastic ones will eventually melt because I tend to be a little careless sometimes.
Is there some kind of in between material that doesn't scratch my pans and still has a high durability? I'm looking for spoons and stuff. I don't really like wood because I use a lot of tomatoes and carrots, and wooden spoons start to look unappealing if you use that a lot.
Thanks for the help!
Edit: thanks for the help everyone! I went out and bought silicone utensils. I was planning on buying ceramic at first but that was just really expensive.
So, i recently moved out with a friend, about one month ago and we are doing ok together, she is just really bad a cleaning up after herself, and i have talked to her about it several times, she keep saying she is going to do something about it, but never does, only if she are having guest over.
anyways, a couple of days ago, she only used my stuff, and then expects me to clean it up right after, because i should clean it since it's my stuff, i told her she should clean it, because she used it, and hours later when i went to make dinner, it's still just a big pile of mess.
She is away from the apartment again, and left a mess behind again, using my stuff, i wrote and asked when she was going to be home, she just said "late" and i ended up cleaning up the kitchen, cause i don't want my stuff to lay around dirty.
i usually only use one of her pots, because i don't have one myself yet, and i always ask before i use it, and i always clean it after, because i believe it's my... keep reading on reddit ➡
Iv been watching some videos with Thomas Keller where while he's cooking he has this big jar of water on the counter that he regularly pulls spoons & stuff out of to taste things and then throws back in. Iv seen other cooks do this with other utensils as well like whisks or spatulas. It seems like its filled with water.
I don't understand how this works, it seems like the water would get disgusting in seconds and could never be sanitary
I just woke up to my dad eating in the living room. I could hear his utensils smashing the bowl. He kept banging them faster and faster. Slow down. Chew your food dude. It cut through the fan. Even after he stopped it's all I could hear. It' like that noise is all I could focus on in that moment and it made me want to rage. I've been dealing with this for as long as I remember. I just needed to vent today though. I hate that a moment like that can ruin my whole day.