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Old 01-09-2018, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Excuse me, but once you're committed to cooking, isn't that also a commitment to face the perils of wielding a knife?
Nope.

I am a good cook with not so good knife skills. Cooking doesn't have to be synonymous with cutting myself.

I'm not completely incompetent, I can use a knife to do what I need to do, but when I can use easier things like a garlic press or this handy gadget for chopped onions, I happily pass on the perils of knife wielding for that particular task.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The onion chopper works best if I slice the onions first, which is fine (and they can be relatively thick slices), but it's much easier for me than having to chop them as well, esp. if I am using a large quantity.

When possible, I cook for enjoyment as well as for sustenance, and using these types of tools to take care of jobs I don't particularly like doing helps keep cooking more enjoyable.
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Old Yesterday, 07:16 AM
 
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Oh. Just great, now I have to go buy a microplane! ��
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Old Yesterday, 07:26 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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Very sharp chef's knife.
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Old Yesterday, 08:40 AM
 
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Old Yesterday, 11:36 AM
 
Location: NYC
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^ The thing on the left is obviously a garlic chopper. What does the Kermit head thing on the right do?
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Old Yesterday, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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^ The thing on the left is obviously a garlic chopper. What does the Kermit head thing on the right do?
It removes the skins from the garlic cloves.
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Old Yesterday, 05:52 PM
 
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It removes the skins from the garlic cloves.
I think you're right but I threw that part in the trash a long time ago. I only buy pre peeled cloves now. I'm lazy
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Old Yesterday, 08:35 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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I use a double bladed Mezzaluna chopper in a wooden cutting board with a bowl shaped depression in it. See pictures at link:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mezzaluna


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Old Yesterday, 08:58 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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Excuse me, but once you're committed to cooking, isn't that also a commitment to face the perils of wielding a knife?

No, not at all. Just to give an example, some people are disabled and can't hold a knife very well, if at all. Like if a person is very weak or has arthritis in their hands. They still have to prepare food to eat though. So they have to be innovative and use alternative cutting tools that pose less risk of injuring themselves with.


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Old Yesterday, 09:06 PM
 
Location: NYC
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No, not at all. Just to give an example, some people are disabled and can't hold a knife very well, if at all. Like if a person is very weak or has arthritis in their hands. They still have to prepare food to eat though. So they have to be innovative and use alternative cutting tools that pose less risk of injuring themselves with.


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Thanks for the reminder. Regret I didn't think of that until your post.
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