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26 minutes ago, andiesenji said:

Beginning in 2014 I began selling most of my antique cast iron cookware.  Then sold some of my copper cookware.  Several pieces of Le Creuset, kept the Descoware, gave a couple of pieces to my daughter and a large Danish paella pan.

I still have large Calphalon stock pots and some steel stock pots, though I sold the largest as I no longer do that much cooking.

Some of my skillets are used for just one or two tasks because they do the job perfectly and I don't have to make "adjustments" when I use them.

I have a store room used to be a bedroom and then the dog room when I was breeding Basenjis, now it holds three large steel shelving units that hold rarely used pots, appliances and some of my collectible mixers, toasters, waffle irons.

I just took this photo of my pantry ceiling.

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The OG has entered the room...

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1 hour ago, catdaddy said:

The OG has entered the room...

 

Original Gangster if translation is needed.

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2 hours ago, andiesenji said:

I just took this photo of my pantry ceiling.

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That must be a VERY strong ceiling!!!

 

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28 minutes ago, gfweb said:

 

Original Gangster if translation is needed.

But accepted as founder,  orginal leader. I live in gansta land (born in Inglewood, connected in Compton) however the term has broadened

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3 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Yes, but did you count them?

 

I keep losing count.

53 pots and pans hanging in the pantry and kitchen.  in the store room, 5 stockpots 8, 12, 16, 20, quarts (two 8 quart)  seven copper tin-lined sauce pans, 2 unlined copper sugar pans, 5 Pyrex double boilers, 1 qt, 1.5 qt, 2 qt.  8 Pyrex Flameware saucepans, various sizes.  Two sets of Corningware stove top cookware with the blue flowers.  One complete set of Corning Visions stovetop cookware, brought out for when I make fruit syrups and candied or glacé fruits.  

Among the ones in the photo are 5 crepe pans 8", 9", 10" 11" 12"  Because I find it easier to make them  the correct size in a pan instead of trying to restrict the spread of the batter myself.

There are three omelet pans sized from 9" to 11" - just because.  

Some of the skillets are "throwaway" ones that I cook stuff that is problematic and if they get damaged, burnt, I can just toss them.

I think these add up to 93.

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38 minutes ago, andiesenji said:

I keep losing count.

53 pots and pans hanging in the pantry and kitchen.  in the store room, 5 stockpots 8, 12, 16, 20, quarts (two 8 quart)  seven copper tin-lined sauce pans, 2 unlined copper sugar pans, 5 Pyrex double boilers, 1 qt, 1.5 qt, 2 qt.  8 Pyrex Flameware saucepans, various sizes.  Two sets of Corningware stove top cookware with the blue flowers.  One complete set of Corning Visions stovetop cookware, brought out for when I make fruit syrups and candied or glacé fruits.  

Among the ones in the photo are 5 crepe pans 8", 9", 10" 11" 12"  Because I find it easier to make them  the correct size in a pan instead of trying to restrict the spread of the batter myself.

There are three omelet pans sized from 9" to 11" - just because.  

Some of the skillets are "throwaway" ones that I cook stuff that is problematic and if they get damaged, burnt, I can just toss them.

I think these add up to 93.

 

Well, if you count Corningware and double boilers I can add twelve more.  Plus I found another pot in the bedroom while searching for the Corningware.  I threw away my Visions -- horrible stuff.  Also I did not include my aunt's ancient bean pot.  I have never cooked in it because I am not sure it is lead free.

 

You and I both use our bedrooms as pantry.  It's just that I have to sleep in mine.

 

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10 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Well, if you count Corningware and double boilers I can add twelve more.  Plus I found another pot in the bedroom while searching for the Corningware.  I threw away my Visions -- horrible stuff.  Also I did not include my aunt's ancient bean pot.  I have never cooked in it because I am not sure it is lead free.

 

You and I both use our bedrooms as pantry.  It's just that I have to sleep in mine.

 

I didn't include any of the roasters or the ovenware, just the stove top stuff.  Nor my collection of tagines.  Remember that ongoing thread some 15 years back when Paula Wolfert would occasionally post about the different types of tagines?

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8 minutes ago, andiesenji said:

I didn't include any of the roasters or the ovenware, just the stove top stuff.  Nor my collection of tagines.  Remember that ongoing thread some 15 years back when Paula Wolfert would occasionally post about the different types of tagines?

 

Indeed.  Thankfully I only have two.  I wish Paula were well enough to still participate.

 

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19 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:

 

I think this is the set:

 


She’s exactly right. Three saucepans with lids, frying pan and Dutch oven that share a lid.

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13 hours ago, weinoo said:

 

I have one of these - probably from Macy's or some such. It's my popcorn popper or egg steamer.

Okay this is really funny because my husband uses it for stove-top popcorn as well! And he treats this dopey pot like royalty, as if it could never be replaced. It's the kitchen equivalent of a Timex watch. 

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4 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:

I thought it was a booth in a Turkish bazaar!

I don't know how the camera jumped ahead a year.  The only thing I have done is put in a new battery as the five-year-old one died.

I fixed the date.  And remembered my cazuelas, that I use for braising pork, goat, chickens.  I have 3, 9.5", 12", and 15".  They have always been used on stove top burners, the largest on a portable burner that belongs to a turkey fryer. I have only once attempted to fry a turkey.  The pot does come in handy for making bone broth when I get a large batch of big bones when an ex neighbor slaughters a steer.  It's 28 quarts so I don't have to cut up the bones.  And it has a spigot at the bottom so it's easy to empty.

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2 hours ago, Katie Meadow said:

Okay this is really funny because my husband uses it for stove-top popcorn as well! And he treats this dopey pot like royalty, as if it could never be replaced. It's the kitchen equivalent of a Timex watch. 

 

Great minds! It takes a lickin' and it keeps on tickin'!! With respect for John Cameron Swayzy.

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15 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Well, if you count Corningware and double boilers I can add twelve more.  Plus I found another pot in the bedroom while searching for the Corningware.  I threw away my Visions -- horrible stuff.  Also I did not include my aunt's ancient bean pot.  I have never cooked in it because I am not sure it is lead free.

 

You and I both use our bedrooms as pantry.  It's just that I have to sleep in mine.

 

I have four bedrooms. Two used to be my studios, one for glasswork, sealed and with vacuums on the equipment to suck up glass dust.  The other for drawing and painting. Both have morphed into more store rooms for my antique and vintage appliances.  The glass room is still mostly sealed off because I have a lot of breakable glass in there and I need to keep my now single Basenji out of it.  The equipment still in there until I can find a buyer.  The master bedroom only has my clothes and some other artworks, not mine, lithographs I bought back in the sixties and seventies.  No cookwares.

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Here's an update.  I just got rid of 4 skillets, 14", 12" 11' 9" and a 12qt stockpot, two saucepans 2.5qt, 4 qt.

My neighbor knocked on my door about an hour ago.  She needed a skillet to cook breakfast.  She had put her large skillet in the oven last night, not realizing the handle was not heat resistant. 

It melted and burned.  

She asked to borrow one but since I have a surfeit of cookware I picked out three that have handles that can go in the oven, are non-stick (also gave her some appropriate utensils) the ceramic type.

One of my seldom-used stockpots with lid and a rack that fits inside.  Also two saucepans as I'm tripled up on them.  Also gave her a ladle/strainer/fat skimmer - have another, and one of my long handled super spoons as i two more.  This is a big spoon that is about the size of my hand, cupped and which can lift out a full portion of meat.

She returned home very happy, having phoned one of her sons to come and help carry.

So I now have seven fewer stovetop items, though it isn't even noticeable.

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