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  • #592993

    umm
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    What is your worst job in the kitchen?

    I usually don’t mind being in the kitchen but I can’t take cleaning chickens!!!

    #708385

    Sacrilege
    Member

    I dont mind cleaning chickens because I’m pretty fanatical about feathers and such. I need a very clean kitchen when I cook so I am constantly washing utensils and pots, that is my worst part. Usually, if I do the cooking my mother doesnt mind doing the washing 🙂

    #708386

    grating potatoes for potato kugel.

    (I dont have a food processor- I do it by hand)

    #708387

    Poster
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    washing dishes and pots after I cook is for sure the hardest thing for me. I dont mind cooking and using every utensil I own, but when it comes to washing up after myself……….

    #708388

    umm
    Member

    Hmm, i forgot about washing up, i don’t like that either, but TG my husband is pretty good about helping me with that!!

    #708389

    Imaofthree
    Participant

    UMM, just buy chicken cutlets! Just rinse and you’re done! I love to cook and clean so I’m a happy camper in the kitchen. Don’t love taking out the trash but that’s what hubby is for 😉

    #708390

    WolfishMusings
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    I don’t have any real problem with any aspect of kitchen work. I love to cook. Cleaning up is a bit of a pain, but not a big deal.

    If I had to pick one thing I don’t like doing, it’s emptying the dish rack after the dishes have dried.

    The Wolf

    #708391

    umm
    Member

    Imaofthree: I’m pretty OTT when it comes to chicken fat, i even clean my cutlets!!

    #708392

    gavra_at_work
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    Imaofthree: I’m pretty OTT when it comes to chicken fat, i even clean my cutlets!!

    Same here.

    As per the question: re-orginizing/cleaning out the pantry/freezer/fridge when we run out of room.

    #708393

    Sacrilege
    Member

    umm

    I’m obsessed with thinning cutlets. Nothing bothers me more (when it comes to food) than an unevenly cooked chicken breast.

    #708394

    amichai
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    kol hakovod to you wolf. that’s terrific you help so much.

    #708395

    cleaning the cholent pot

    #708396

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    kol hakovod to you wolf. that’s terrific you help so much.

    I try.

    Actually, I did *all* the cooking for this past Shabbos (Eeees was *very* tied up this past week), including baking challah for the first time. No one in my family has come down with food poisoning yet, so I suppose the food was okay. 🙂

    As a side bonus, I actually got to be mafrish challah for the first time in my life. I had never performed that mitzvah before.

    The Wolf

    #708397

    gavra_at_work
    Participant

    cleaning the cholent pot

    Soak it overnight & clean it the next morning, or use a bag.

    #708398

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    cleaning the cholent pot

    Use some water and a crock pot liner. It makes it *much* easier to clean.

    The Wolf

    #708399

    thanks for the advice

    wolf what do you mean use some water? between the pot and the liner?

    #708400

    gavra_at_work
    Participant

    crock pot liner

    Yea, that’s what the bag is called 🙂

    Thanks.

    #708401

    i believe my wife would rather not use a liner, though we do sometimes

    something about poisonous plastic residues leaching into the food.

    personally i say if you cant taste it, it doesnt exist.

    #708402

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    wolf what do you mean use some water? between the pot and the liner?

    Exactly. Put some water in the pot first. Then put the liner in and fill it up with whatever you want in your cholent.

    The downside is that you still have to clean out the serving dish… 🙂

    The Wolf

    #708403

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    personally i say if you cant taste it, it doesnt exist.

    YOU??? A physician says this???!! I’m utterly shocked!

    The Wolf (who is now off to consume some tasteless carbon monoxide, which, apparently, does not exist 🙂 )

    #708404

    that rule only applies to food.

    it is a well established though little known medical principle

    #708405

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    personally i say if you cant taste it, it doesnt exist.

    that rule only applies to food

    What about iocane powder? It’s odorless, tasteless, dissolves instantly in liquid and is among the more deadly poisons known to man.

    Just ask Vizzini. 🙂

    The Wolf

    #708406

    not I
    Member

    Worst job is doing the onions. For those hand grating kugel.. Worst part is the onions.. tears, stinging eyes.. And your hands stink for ages too!:)

    #708407

    minyan gal
    Member

    For the cholent pot – put a little bit of dishwashing liquid in and fill it with water. Bring the pot to a boil, then turn it off and let it cool. It will clean up in a couple of minutes. If anything is burnt onto the pot, boil the water with some cream of tartar. That will loosen all of the burnt on residue.

    #708408

    kapusta
    Participant

    Cleanup. Definitely.

    *kapusta*

    #708409

    squeak
    Participant

    kapusta- anytime you’d like to explain that comment you made to me in the “shabbos food” thread, I’m listening.

    #708410

    kapusta
    Participant

    you’re going back here… um, maybe someone made a squeak-ish sort of comment… maybe, perhaps…?

    *kapusta*

    #708411

    Queen
    Participant

    cleaning up after!!!!!!

    #708412

    Sister Bear
    Member

    If you are lucky enough to wear contacts than your eyes wont tear when you peel onions.

    Also we use parchment paper in the crock pot and it usually does a good job of not leaving any residue behind.

    Worst job…hmmm anything where the kitchen isn’t clean or if its crowded…I can’t function.

    #708413

    soggy food in the sink!!!!!! Gag!!!!!!!!!

    #708414

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Hardest work is trying to get beer from the fridge while wife is cooking and getting in the way.

    #708415

    amichai
    Participant

    that IS very hard work popa_bar !!

    #708416

    The Best Bubby
    Participant

    Not I: Put on dishwashing liquid on your hands, rub all over the stainless steel tap/faucet and wash with warm water and the smells of garlic, onions, fish etc. will disappear. You pay money for the stainless steel gadget that does the same thing.

    Have a wonderful Shabbos everyone!

    #708417

    d a
    Member

    ATTENTION:

    This really works!

    When peeling/cutting onions, put your cutting board on top of the FRONT gas on top of your stove. Then, turn on the BACK burner. Cut your onions on top of your cutting board. The fire pulls the stinging away to the back. Try it. Its very cool! (Saw this idea from “Clueless In The Kitchen”)

    #708418

    SRPsych
    Member

    Popa: rofl

    I HATE cleaning chickens – so now I buy them from a place that delivers them already clean. really clean. fathers all burnt off.

    So now, what’s left is: washing up after myself (I need a little elf to follow me around the kitchen… anyone want a job?); cleaning out the sink/drains (ewwww); cleaning fresh mushrooms (just thinkin’ about that cuz I did it today…).

    @wolf: I was waiting to hear how that Shabbat went. Glad to hear all are healthy! :o)

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