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Post# 894950   8/21/2016 at 16:42 (361 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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I finally got to bring my baby home from my previous job.

When I worked at the vacuum store, the Miele rep sent me a CM5100 Whole-Bean coffee machine to use as a demo in the store. When I left I wanted to take it with me but there was an employee that enjoyed using it so it stayed with him.

The past week, I had to help the owner of that business with a few things and he gave me the coffee machine and a few other things I liked when I was at that store.

Here are a few pics. I am not sure if I am going to keep it here or put it on the other side of the kitchen.

I use a CM6310 at the store I am currently at. I think I like having the milk separate from the brew head. The 6310 doesn't get the milk as hot as the 5100 does. I do like the profiles and program-ability of the 6310, plus the sleeker design.

Oh well, I'm just glad to have my machine back!


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Post# 894970 , Reply# 1   8/21/2016 at 19:37 (361 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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... So in the process of getting things cleaned up etc, I decided to re-calibrate the machine to my drinkware that I have at home...

In the last 45 minutes, I've drank 12 shots of espresso....................


Post# 894973 , Reply# 2   8/21/2016 at 20:16 (361 days old) by miele_ge (Danbury, Connecticut)        
coffee, coffee, buzz, buzz, buzz

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What sort of beans are you using in it?


Post# 894981 , Reply# 3   8/21/2016 at 21:00 (361 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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Just a mild breakfast blend from family fare.

www.nashbrotherstrading.com/our-p...

I am wanting to try something different, I just grabbed this because I've had it before.

The owner of the Dunn Brothers here had made a special roast for me when I demoed the machine at the store. I'm going to see if he will start making it in a smaller batch again.


Post# 894991 , Reply# 4   8/21/2016 at 23:16 (360 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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I say special roast because these machines do not work well with beans that have sugar added. The grinder jams up. We had another place supplying us with his roast but the beans had a shimmer to them. Come to find out there was sugar added to the roast. He only used that roast so we had to go somewhere else.

Post# 895010 , Reply# 5   8/22/2016 at 03:04 (360 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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Oh, this guy decided to jump in the car with me as well!

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Post# 904643 , Reply# 6   10/29/2016 at 00:29 (292 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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Since I've got this thread going, there is no point in starting another...

.... TJ Maxx is a ... bad bad place for me when I go after getting paid.... They had some All-Clad at really good prices... I bought a few pieces... ......

Anyways, I finally got around to playing with them.

I did check the website and the non-stick pan is listed as dishwasher safe.. :-D

I do need a larger splatter screen! I melted this one partially ... :/


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Post# 904695 , Reply# 7   10/29/2016 at 12:00 (292 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Nice,

the next best thing to brand new All Clad from TJ Maxx/Homegoods/Marshalls is used form a charity resale store.
I found one of each of All Clad, and a Scan Pan last spring.
To imagine I started out over 30 years ago with Wear Ever from K Mart, when fixing a box of Stove top stuffing was the extent of my cooking skill.


Post# 904773 , Reply# 8   10/29/2016 at 21:15 (292 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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Yea, but I bet that wearever from kmart was made a lot better than the new wearever crap from walmart...

I wish I could find Le Creuset and All-Clad around here at the thrift stores, but there is only one place that sells it and they JUST started carrying it during the oil boom.

I ... .. my new toy arrived yesterday and I brought him home tonight... Here is a teaser, I'll post better pics once I get everything setup.


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Post# 904837 , Reply# 9   10/30/2016 at 15:06 (291 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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Well... this was an interesting process... the opening needed to be cut one inch larger and all I had was a rockwell saw and a keyhole saw.............

Anyways, out with the old, in with the new.

The only real hiccup is that I took the burners out with the drip trays underneath and.. i have no idea which one went where.... there are no markings on the heads.... :/ I think I have them all backwards.


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Post# 911728 , Reply# 10   12/18/2016 at 22:50 (241 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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I am just going to keep posting in this thread, there isn't really a point in making a new one for my random... stuff.

Random pictures after the new cooktop was installed. Pics from Thanksgiving, my random messes all the time, my new microwave, making red sauce, ravioli, breakfast burritos and tonight's lasagna. Oh, and my LG washer/dryer combo, that is full size...


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Post# 911731 , Reply# 11   12/18/2016 at 23:19 (241 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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Aside from the two pieces I've had, I am finishing my day off with an Isagenix strawberry shake. That's all I've consumed today.. its been an off day. :/

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Post# 911738 , Reply# 12   12/19/2016 at 00:52 (241 days old) by Laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        
Ninja coffee center

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I was up late one night surfing the TV and saw the Ninja being demoed. I have a cuisinart with the built in grinder and like it but also enjoy iced coffee and single serving capabilities. It was delivered in record time for here ( 2days)and is a great appliance. They also sent an additional appliance that could juice a bony steak to liquid in less then three minutes. I liked the price and all the accessories including the recipe book.I highly recommend this to any coffee lovers here.


Post# 911740 , Reply# 13   12/19/2016 at 00:53 (241 days old) by Laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        
Ninja coffee center

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I was up late one night surfing the TV and saw the Ninja being demoed. I have a cuisinart with the built in grinder and like it but also enjoy iced coffee and single serving capabilities. It was delivered in record time for here ( 2days)and is a great appliance. They also sent an additional appliance that could juice a bony steak to liquid in less then three minutes. I liked the price and all the accessories including the recipe book.I highly recommend this to any coffee lovers here.


Post# 911743 , Reply# 14   12/19/2016 at 01:42 (241 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Why would I want a machine to grind my steak?Meat grinder?Want to Bite,Chew, and SAVOR my steaks ,please!I do have a meat grinder-does well!Makes GREAT burgers!BETTER than those from the store.You don't know WHAT has been ground into that burger meat from the store!

Post# 911768 , Reply# 15   12/19/2016 at 06:29 (241 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
I bet

you do. My 30 year old Cuisinart grinds meat just fine too.
Joshua, you've become quite the chef. That cooktop is awesome! Blue flames are great, the best! No orange flickers there, no siree!


Post# 912085 , Reply# 16   12/21/2016 at 23:41 (238 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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Had a craving for fajitas, decided to attempt a slight sous vide to speed up the marinade. Was pretty delicious. The Pioneer Woman - Ree Drummond was the inspiration for the marinade.

Olive Oil
Worcestershire Sauce
Lime Juice, Fresh Squeezed
Garlic, Minced
Cumin
Chili Powder
Red Pepper Flakes
Salt
Black Pepper
Sugar


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Post# 912088 , Reply# 17   12/22/2016 at 00:05 (238 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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I was going to add, I have found two drawbacks from the BlueStar that I hadn't expected or already known about...

I wish the logo were stamped, etched or embossed, it is a pain in the butt to clean that area because the rag or what ever snags on the points of the star. The other thing is I wish the burners were labeled where they go. When I unpacked the cooktop and took it all apart to make it easier to carry, I had the third burner out before I realized they weren't labeled. I have the front two correct, but the back three are... anybody's guess.

When I face the cook top, my right rear burner isn't right.. I've swapped all three around and I still cant get a low flame to stay... I'm gonna make a video and email it to bluestar.

My next project is to put a hood in... ........ They built this house with intentions on a gas cooktop, with no hood.


Post# 912109 , Reply# 18   12/22/2016 at 07:40 (238 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Yes,

the three burners do look close in size. They should be labeled.
See if the users guide tells you how to adjust the air bleeders on the burners.
Some gas burners don't stay lit on low until the burner is nice and hot.
I've heard complaints about Thermador on that also.
They do the chunky badge because that's what a commercial range has. It looks robust, and won't rub off with rough cleaning. Use a toothbrush.
Did you get my orange flicker joke?
The clue is hair, orange hair.


Post# 912224 , Reply# 19   12/22/2016 at 23:30 (237 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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I may have missed it, but I do have a weakness for gingers ;-)

As far as the burners, all 5 are the same dimensions, same inlets and same ignitors. The front two have more holes, because they are 22k burners each.

I was thinking about adjusting the shutters, they are actually pretty simple on these heads. They are at the inlet side.


Post# 912590 , Reply# 20   12/25/2016 at 20:25 (235 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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Finally have something that can get hot enough to season a wok...

I may have to... re-do it, but it works for now.


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Post# 912592 , Reply# 21   12/25/2016 at 20:32 (235 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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We have been under a blizzard watch since Thursday, Saturday it turned to a warning and today it hit.

I fully intended on not going into town today, because of weather and.. drama, but I went..

Went to the grocery store yesterday intending on buying a cooked piece of prime rib and a twice baked potato. The meat counter was out, but had a 4lb pre-seasoned piece left for $30. The other steak I was looking at was 18 bucks so I figured what the heck.. (It was covered in a margarine and seasoning mixture, I cleaned it off pretty good before I did my seasonings.)

First prime rib I've made not in a huge smoker... Made it today, was gonna just put it in the fridge, but Mom called before I left the house telling me not to come in cause my sister (the reason I didn't want to go) wasn't coming and the chicken she bought and baked had gone bad... I said "I've got a prime rib that I just pulled out of the oven and it came out perfect and I'm just waiting on my loaded baked potato casserole to finish, I'll pack it all up and bring it to town."

For being my first, it wasn't half bad. I got the au jus too salty, but it wasn't horrid. Mom even ate it, which surprised me, she hates prime rib.

The journey from the oven to my moms place ended up being about 45 mins, so the prime rib was a bit over done since it wasn't cut and was still springing in temp. It still tasted great.

Anyways, Merry Christmas everyone!


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Post# 912654 , Reply# 22   12/26/2016 at 11:54 (234 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        
Das schnee!!

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Post# 918371 , Reply# 23   1/31/2017 at 01:10 (198 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        
Shup noodles

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and homemade choke cherry syrup.

I was craving sauerkraut and dumplings with potatoes and onions. I was at Grandma's house this weekend so she sent me home with some chokecherry juice so I made some chokecherry syrup as well. (I had to taste the consistency so don't judge the roll with the dumplings ;) )


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Post# 925294 , Reply# 24   3/6/2017 at 12:52 by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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Just some random stuff I've got going on at the house...

I made a vegetable broth and made homemade ramen with some noodles I found at the Asian market. Made some Fried pickles (pickle spears with cheese wrapped in an egg roll wrapper). Found the last little measuring cup for my pyrex set that I've got, was given a different oven and brought home some items from my storage unit.

I need to go through a lot of my stuff and clean it all out... I'm almost over having all the stuff that I have.


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