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Favorite Skewers

I'm in the market for a new set of skewers.  I've read review after review on Amazon, but I'm curious what y'all use and what you love / hate about them.

Thanks! :smiley:
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  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,302
    good topic, me too.
    Austin, TX
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,782
    Check into Steven Raichlen's flat skewers. They work great.
  • Dyal_SC said:
    Check into Steven Raichlen's flat skewers. They work great.
    Thanks, @Dyal_SC!   We talked about this a few months ago and I think THESE are what you use?  
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences.  
    You can also find me on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
  • LDRLDR Posts: 376
    edited January 2017

    +1 on the flat skewers.  I've got some flat 10" Cuisinart skewers, and I like that they are shorter than the ones I used previously.  It makes arranging them on the grid much easier.

    https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-CSKS-166-Stainless-Steel-Skewers/dp/B005TGXZAW


  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,157
    i like the double prong type, these were just ss weld wire bent up. nothing fancy except for the kafta

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  • posterposter Posts: 548
    I got a set like above from 316 tig rod. Definitely need double or flat, so when you flip the food does too
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,782
    Dyal_SC said:
    Check into Steven Raichlen's flat skewers. They work great.
    Thanks, @Dyal_SC!   We talked about this a few months ago and I think THESE are what you use?  
    Yup, those are them!
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,157
    rosemary probably grows good down there ;) some rosemary skewered lamb

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  • TonyATonyA Posts: 582
    I've got the Weber set with the rack etc. they are flat as well. My only complaint would be that they are a little short. 
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,628
    I've taken to deconstructing my kabobs. I cook the proteins to temp desired and roast the veg in a basket. I feel I get better carmelization on both items that way and I don't have to kill the proteins to get the veg the way I want them. Prolly not the most dramatic service, I do family style over rice usually. Cheers. 
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,162
    Though I have various sizes and styles of metal ones purchased or gifted over the years I still prefer flat disposable bamboo ones. 

    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,098
    I don't remember the last time I used skewers. At least 10-15 years ago. Really. I have a set of this type... somewhere. A gift, I'm sure.


    Don't forget, the brass heads get really, really HOT! =)

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,221
    I use these,



    and I like them a lot, and they're flat enough that usually I can flip a skewer and the meat, shrimp, etc., move properly with the skewer, but they're narrow enough that once in a while a piece or more will rotate on the skewer instead of staying the way I stuck it on in the first place.  I wouldn't mind if they were a little wider.




  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,630
    I use and like the same basic skewers as Theophan.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • EoinEoin Posts: 1,661

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01D1HA1P2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    These are on Amazon UK, nice and wide so they hold the food when you turn it.

  • bboulierbboulier Posts: 556
    I went to my local Korean grocery store (K-Mart).  They have very cheap flat skewers.
    Weber Kettle, Weber Genesis Silver B, Medium Egg, KJ Classic (Black)
  • Dyal_SC said:
    Check into Steven Raichlen's flat skewers. They work great.
    Thanks, @Dyal_SC!   We talked about this a few months ago and I think THESE are what you use?  
    Those are the ones. If you have an adjustable rig you can lay the skewers on the crossbars and you have a really nice tandoor style grill. All the marinade stays on the kebab since there is no grid in that setup. I use it all the time. Round skewers roll around but the flat stay perfectly on the crossbars. 
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,213
    whatever happened to firewires? lol
    canuckland
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,288
    I picked these up at a Middle Eastern supermarket here in Houston. I like them because they are about 1" wide, and I can lay them across the rim of the base and close the lid on them. I think they were $2 each. 


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  • whatever happened to firewires? lol
    They are still around.  HERE is the Amazon link.

    @PoolMan recommended them to me.
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences.  
    You can also find me on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
  • i like the double prong type, these were just ss weld wire bent up. nothing fancy except for the kafta

    httpsusv-cdnnet5017260uploadsFileUploadc032ddb3a358d968b9545adbb1c789cbjpg
    The kafta looks wonderful... I need to make those again this week.  It's been too long. :how_interesting:
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences.  
    You can also find me on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,221
    whatever happened to firewires? lol
    They are still around.  HERE is the Amazon link.

    @PoolMan recommended them to me.
    I bought two Firewires several years ago, thought they were cool in being able to curve around inside the Egg, but I wound up not liking them because I had a lot of trouble flipping them so the top of the meat would be on the bottom.  They're just round wire, so the meat very easily rotates, and I found that frustrating.  I use skewers now.
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,439
    Theophan said:
    whatever happened to firewires? lol
    They are still around.  HERE is the Amazon link.

    @PoolMan recommended them to me.
    I bought two Firewires several years ago, thought they were cool in being able to curve around inside the Egg, but I wound up not liking them because I had a lot of trouble flipping them so the top of the meat would be on the bottom.  They're just round wire, so the meat very easily rotates, and I found that frustrating.  I use skewers now.
    I thought the concept had merit, when I was considering purchasing them. That night I used a round skewer on some chicken. That ended my desire for any round skewer, ever.
    Thank you for sharing and confirming.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,253
    edited January 2017
    Probably late to the party but I like to use these from sadaf and also have some from a Brazalian churrascaria steak house
    http://www.greeneggers.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=1305801&catid=1
    skewers:
    http://www.sadaf.com/sadaf-bbq-skewer-wide-no-handles-90-7660/
    I have found out that wood handles for skewers just burn over time and also the flat no handles work on my large or medium with the lid closed.  Many Meditterean stores carry them.
    http://www.sadaf.com/sadaf-bbq-skewer-wide-no-handles-90-7660/

    http://www.greeneggers.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=1334188&catid=1

    http://www.baroodyimports.com/2011/05/skewers.html

    I have tried and bought several types over the years but for just  regular part individual serving heavy bamboo round work well when soaked in water for an hour or so.





  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,663
    edited January 2017

    I picked these up at an estate sale.  New in box - made in Japan in 1972.  They will no doubt be my daughters when I tap out.  I like old stuff like this.

    edit - sorry, something's wrong -  pics are not attaching as they normally do.



    Phoenix 
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,663
    edited January 2017
    test inserting photo

    edit - yeah, something is wrong with pics

    Phoenix 
  • bboulierbboulier Posts: 556
    bboulier said:
    I went to my local Korean grocery store (K-Mart).  They have very cheap flat skewers.
    That should be H-Mart not K-Mart.
    Weber Kettle, Weber Genesis Silver B, Medium Egg, KJ Classic (Black)
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,364
    edited January 2017
    Saw these today at the kitchen accessory store, looked pretty cool, and their disposable, making cleanup a breeze.  Guess you could use two regular bamboo skewers for the same effect.  The Firewires I have are a PITA to clean.
    https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Bamboo-Double-Skewers-Piece/dp/B003O6FPAM/ref=sr_1_2?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1485904063&sr=1-2&keywords=dual+bamboo+skewers

    My All Clad set of 8 are nice, but the large tab gets hot.  Pitt Mitts take care of it though.  
    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  •  A couple of years ago at a friends for dinner I saw the flat skewers. Today I have 4  sets of flat stainless skewers with curved or twisted handles that are formed to make the skewer one piece. Never going back to another type. The flat stainless skewers  hold all types of food really securely, don't roll around on the grate, and clean up very easily. Just pick up the twisted handle and flip the whole skewer with out loosing any of your tasty ingredients down between the ribs of your grate. another advantage is that the flat metal skewer has more surface area and transfers heat into the center of  I recommend a number of sets in various sizes for different types and sizes of food. 
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