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  •  I use my Mr. Coffee every day. (5+ / 0-)

    Also have a coffee grinder, don't remember the brand but it gets used regularly.

    I love my new crock pot & my Lodge Dutch Oven is da bomb! I also have lots of little gadgets that I love:
    I have one of those Good Grips can openers that sits on the top of the can and you turn it and it cuts it so well and then you use the little "pliers" on it to lift the lid off. No sharp edges and I've never had to fight with it to cut cleanly.

    Also, a silly little dollar can strainer that fits over the tops of cans to strain them, or sits down into larger cans (i.e. tuna) so you can press it down and strain out the liquid (which my pooties appreciate very much, thank you!).

    Of course I love my Henckel's chef knife, it's quite the workhorse in my kitchen and NEVER goes in the dishwasher! 1st thing I trained my fiance on when he moved in with me;)

    If you encounter rocky soil, plant what will grow there. - Fortune cookie wisdom

    by ninkasi23 on Sun May 05, 2013 at 12:38:38 PM PDT

    •  Good point. Never ever put a good knife (4+ / 0-)

      in the dishwasher. That's the fastest way to run the handle on a good knife. The metal blade and the handle expand at different rates and this will quickly cause it to fail.

      The only trouble with retirement is...I never get a day off!

      by Mr Robert on Sun May 05, 2013 at 01:35:24 PM PDT

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      •  Gee, I've been putting knives in the (3+ / 0-)
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        Never ever put a good knife in the dishwasher.
        dishwasher for 30+ years, and they are still fine.  

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        by Calamity Jean on Sun May 05, 2013 at 07:17:18 PM PDT

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        •  There are knifes & there are knifes (2+ / 0-)
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          I have some inexpensive paring knifes that I put in the dishwasher without a problem, but if you're paying $120-150 or more for a knife, I don't think that's a good idea.

          Apart from the fact that the handle can be damaged, you or someone in your family can injure themselves when removing the contents of the dishwasher. Leaving a long bladed knife in the dishwasher is a little like leaving a gun loaded where someone might pick it up thinking it's unloaded.

          A sharp knife can also damage the plastic coatings on the dishwasher trays and that can lead to rusting.

          If you're talking about stainless steel knifes, then you might as well put them in the dishwasher because there's not much to lose. But, if you're dealing with quality knifes, I'd recommend that you treat them with respect and clean them by hand in order to avoid a Calamity. :-)

          The only trouble with retirement is...I never get a day off!

          by Mr Robert on Sun May 05, 2013 at 10:19:57 PM PDT

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      •  When I went to visit a friend in Finland (2+ / 0-)
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        he was (politely! He's a Finn!) appalled when I put the good knife in the dishwater in the SINK just long enough to wash it! I shudder to even think of his horror at putting it in a dishwasher.

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