Feb 1, 2017

New Community Mega Thread: Cooking

UPDATE (Mar 7th, 2017): Cooking Community is now up! Please subscribe here: https://www.massdrop.com/cooking

UPDATE (Feb 23rd, 2017): First Cooking drops have launched. You can see them tagged "New Community: Cooking" on this page https://www.massdrop.com/hub/drops

UPDATE (Feb 15th, 2017): Cooking drops will start launching next week. We'll give another update once an exact date is finalized.

As the current leader of the community poll (https://www.massdrop.com/vote/New-Communities-Poll-1/result), we are excited to introduce Cooking as the second new community to launch on Massdrop Hub.
What can we expect in the Cooking Community?
The primary focus will be on the following subcategories during the community’s launch:
  1. Cutlery: What kind of knives would you like to see?
  2. Baking: What do you bake most?
  3. Tools: Most useful tools in the kitchen
  4. Cookware: What material do you cook on?
  5. Kitchen Electrics: Stand mixer, toaster, food processor, etc
As the community builds, more subcategories will be introduced.
How can I let Massdrop know what I want in Cooking?
Some polls have already been created to gather input on products and brands from all of you. Please vote in these polls and feel free to create more (https://www.massdrop.com/hub/polls) so that the best and most desired products are discovered.
  1. https://www.massdrop.com/vote/What-do-you-cook-on
  2. https://www.massdrop.com/vote/What-do-you-bake-the-most
  3. https://www.massdrop.com/vote/What-knife-do-you-want-most-Post-your-desired-steel-type-in-Discussion

Keep Reading
New Community Mega Thread: Outdoors: https://www.massdrop.com/talk/1096/new-community-announcement
New Communities Ideas & Poll Thread: https://www.massdrop.com/talk/1095/new-communities-ideas-poll-thread
How Massdrop Decides on New Communities?: https://www.massdrop.com/talk/1094/how-massdrop-decides-on-new-communities
What Is Massdrop Hub?: https://www.massdrop.com/talk/1093/a-new-place-to-explore
Help Desk for New Users: https://helpdesk.massdrop.com/hc/en-us
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Bob Kramer Knife Sets!

How about a poll for knife storage? Maybe the 360 magnetic knife block or drawer storage or undercounted storage, or some other ideas to help keep knives properly stored so that they don't get dull or damaged. Anyone interested??
Molecular gastronomy reagents and tools (spherification arrays and reagents, vacuum chambers, pacojet type of stuff)
ChefSteps Joule
Kimchi fridge with odor control
Dehydrator

I'm stocked up on fermented food gear for the most part (kefirs, yoghurts, kombuchas, mason jar pickles, crock krauts, sourdoughs) with the exception of cheese stuff.

Let's see, what else? Hey, "you won't get if you don't ask", so:
Sharkfin, baby seal tears, tiger bile, rhino taint, snow leopard eggs etc. Basically anything that had a mother smile at it. So maybe ixnay on the sharkfay...
Good set of cooking knives
and Juicers
spice grinders are a something that will interest me
Cast iron skillets are another one
I would love a cheaper alternative to Kitchenaid for mixing! Failing that, a kitchenaid mixer at a discounted price would also be nice...
I'd love to see some good cast iron, with a machined smooth finish.
Schmengie
Couldn't agree more. Cast iron everything, please and thank you, Massdrop.
Cutlery: knives like victorinox, henckels and possibly some carbon steel stuff. Opinel sets
Tools: isi whippers, immersion circulators, electric scales, silpat, burr grinders
Cookware: Carbon steel and tri ply
Kitchen Electrics: control freak by cuisinart please!! or induction tops
1. Knives I would like to see. Shun. Maybe Wusthoff. Definitely shun.
2. Bake the most, cookies and cupcakes. But really would like to see USA PAN and Nordic ware stuff. Like Nordic ware's Bundt cake molds are very cool.
3. Most useful tools in the kitchen, chef knife, cutting board (epicurean cutting boards are the way to go), whisks, and 8" frying pan.
4. Cook ware, I cook on non stick mostly, but close second is definitely, my all clad induction soup and sauce pots.
5. Kitchen electrics, as far as essential a food processor. Second place hand mixer, and WAFFLE MAKERS!!!

Instant Pot / other electric pressure cooker (Breville has a higher-end one)

Good cutting boards

Someone mentioned spice refills - good idea
So were still waiting on the first drop date
free201
They are already drops starting to come in Massdrop Hub. Here's the link https://www.massdrop.com/hub/drops
Baking smoking, bbq
Misono carbon steel chefs knives
Chef steps Joule would be great to see as a sous vide especially as its IFTTT
A decent probe thermometer is essential. Either the type you just stick in and read, like a Thermapen. Or the type you leave in and monitor the internal temp while you cook a roast.
cspirou
Conmark is the brand to go with!
molecular gastronomy kits and tools. High-end cutlery. Sharpening stones.
sous vide cookers please!
kloppa
Damn, Massdrop, you should have done sous vide cookers a long time ago!