We are doing our annual house competition for the best home in our small town, and I am put in charge of reviewing the kitchens of the 12 participants.I was thinking of deducting (small) points for pretentious nonsense.Anything I should look for?
>>19066567This thing. Completely useless and doesn't actually sharpen your knife
Couldn't be me, I don't really know how to cut vegetables properly, I cry with onions, I prefer premade grinded garlic paste, I don't even have proper knives or a cutting board these days, and I can barely make the same recipe consistently. I guess if they say they are making their secret family recipe and won't give away the secret but it's been in their family for generations. There are only so many things you dan add to a fucking recipe, and they think they are the only ones with this magic secret. Or people who only make gourmet dishes. If you don't make instant ramyun and add your own favorite ingredients once in a while I don't trust you. And lastly these automatic spice dispensers I keep seeing. Pic related
>>19066579How DO you sharpen knife? srs question
>>19066579It's for honing, not sharpening.
>>19066615semantic bullshit, he meant the same thing
>>19066567>hanging pots and pans on the wall/ceiling/island. Especially if the pots show zero sign of use.unless you have a teeny-tiny kitchen there's no need for this. >>19066607with a whet stone and some water.
>>19066567copper cookware, especially "vintage" pieces
>>19066579That's because it's not meant to sharpen a dull knife. It's meant to help an already-sharp knife keep it's edge for longer.And they do work if you use them regularly.
>>19066607Option 1: learn to use a whetstone. Cheap but requires some skill.Option 2: buy one of thesehttps://chefschoice.com/products/chefschoice-trizor-xv-sharpener-edgeselect-model-16Expensive as fuck but completely idiot-proof it basically does all the work for you.Don't buy the cheap $20 sharpeners you find in the department store with ceramic rods. They do jack shit.
>>19066654I have a japanese whetstone at home, I believe it's 3000/6000, works well but i find that I have to sharpen often
>>19066628Thats simply decor, especially vintage ones.>>19066567Cast Iron pans and dutch ovens.Smoothie makers.Non-usable decorative only dish towels.
>>19066567Not sure but someone could easily make a map of their house with notes about where the expensive stuff is if that someone had access to the house. He could make 12 of those maps if he had access to 12 houses. Funny to think about haha.
>>19066567your balls cause it doesn't seem like they've dropped yet
>>19066567>annual house competition for the best homeThat's some wayward pines shit, how does that even get started?Bring a sheaf of paper and dock a point for every knife that can't slice a corner off.
>>19066567>annual house competition for the best homeAnd you think you're qualified to judge pretentiousness? I've got some bad news for you.
>>19066752>Cast Iron pans and dutch ovens.these are extremely useful if you cook classic american food and/or a lot of meat, I literally have one on the stove right now in my kitchen that's so poor and shitty I will not post it under any circumstances>Smoothie makers.somewhat bourgeois but not really pretentious, you would buy one because you drink smoothies not to impress people>Non-usable decorative only dish towels.this is, but it's more grandma than trend chaser
>>19066615this is some boomer tier meme shit for people that haven't left the house for the last 20 years. Mine is a 'sharpening hone' the surface of the rod has a bunch of fins that literally both sharpen and hone at the same time
>>19066607Buy a new knife when yours gets dull