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  1. It's a Chinese pancake rake. End of the dowel fits in to the hole where the zip tie is now. https://m.asia5b.com/goods.php?id=272128
  2. I saw an infomercial for this not long ago on one of those mornings that I woke up way to early, only stuck in my mind because it was hosted by people who had (or maybe still have) shows on Food Network. Thought it looked interesting, but not $179 interesting.
  3. Coogles

    Chamber Vacuum Sealers, 2014–

    I never did find any reviews of the VAC-VIDA sealer online, the only thing I did find is a thread (now deleted) on Reddit asking the same thing I did here (the manufacturer responded to that thread). While I was trying to decide they sold out, then another vendor on Amazon put up a Vacmaster VP215 for $670 so I ordered one of those instead.
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    Chamber Vacuum Sealers, 2014–

    Anyone have any experience with the VAC-VIDA VS301 Vacuum Chamber Sealer? Specs seem quite similar to the VacMaster VP215 but it's selling on Amazon for ~ $125 less. Only has 4 reviews, all 5 stars but Fakespot gives those reviews an F for reliability (75% questionable). I've been saving up my credit card points/Amazon gift cards to use towards a VP215, if the VS301 is of decent quality I could afford it sooner but I don't want to end up with a $625 door stop because I was impatient. VAC-VIDA VS301 Vacuum Chamber Sealer
  5. Here's one on Ebay... https://www.ebay.com/itm/ALPHABET-Cookie-Mold/123271306371?hash=item1cb38adc83%3Ag%3Af5MAAOSwv~lawXds&_sacat=0&_nkw=alphabet+gelatin+mold&_from=R40&rt=nc&LH_TitleDesc=0|0 Not sure if they would ship to Sydney but might be worth asking them.
  6. Coogles

    Amazon Prime Day - your loot ?

    I bought some smoke alarms, does that count as culinary? Also picked up a "DALSTRONG Kiritsuke Chef Knife - Shogun Series - VG10V - 8.5"" for myself and some Etee organic reusable food wraps for my stepdaughter.
  7. Woot.com has the Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator up today for $170, same model on Amazon is $240. Their deals are up for one day (or less if they sell out their stock in under 24 hours). https://home.woot.com/offers/excalibur-food-dehydrator?ref=w_cnt_cdet_home_dly_img Edit: And it's gone...
  8. Coogles


    This is the brand I usually find in the international aisle of my local grocery store, but it's only $4 a tub rather than the $10 Amazon wants. The most common way I use it is to mix with mayo, ponzu sauce, toasted sesame oil and shichimi as a dip for fries. I also add it to crushed tomatoes along with garlic and oregano for pizza sauce and I've made the sauce from the ATK episode to drizzle over scrambled eggs. Very versatile ingredient to have on hand, and it seems to last forever in the fridge.
  9. Coogles

    The Air Fryer topic

    The Big Boss oil-less fryer can supposedly go up to 480° according to some reviews I read.
  10. On the Paragon the battery/transmitter unit for the probe and mat is far enough away from the pot that it doesn't get particularly hot during cooking.
  11. FirstBuild has lowered the price of the Paragon Smart Cooking system to $199 (from $299) "for a limited time". https://firstbuild.com/products/paragon/ I prefer a circulator for sous vide but I do use my Paragon for deep frying, poaching directly in fat or broth and with the new mat I can use it in place of a griddle.
  12. Modernist Pantry has them listed for pre-order, not sure what the wait time will be. https://www.modernistpantry.com/spinzall.html
  13. Yes, they sent out an email on Monday. They did the same thing in May so it could be something they plan on doing periodically.
  14. ChefSteps sent out referral codes for Joule circulators good for $30 off 9/25-26/17 only, code giver also gets a $30 gift card the first time their discount code is used. "Give your friends $30 off Joule and get $30 back! If your neighbor, your brother, or your barber buys Joule today or tomorrow using your code, you’ll get a $30 Amazon gift card.*" My code is sharejoule-0sfzhb if anyone is looking to purchase a Joule. Anova is selling off their 1st gen Precision Cookers at a pretty good discount while supplies last... http://anovaculinary.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=72f115d810b617d748ce4cf45&id=c862724c7f&e=d0300f4d27
  15. Anova is selling first generation Precision Cookers at a large discount while they last... https://us.anovaculinary.com/products/1st-gen-anova-precision-cooker?utm_source=Anova+Food+Nerd+Family&utm_campaign=aa6268f30b-promo_us_first_gen_2&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0315742ebc-aa6268f30b-105778773&ct=t(promo_us_first_gen_2)&goal=0_0315742ebc-aa6268f30b-105778773&mc_cid=aa6268f30b&mc_eid=d0300f4d27