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  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 5,550
    Whoever racks crap into a bowl like that is an idiot. Just saying ... And why are they racking the edge of their knife across the board like that. 
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  • LitLit Posts: 9,053
    Don’t put your meat in the hole
  • @ColtsFan: Right. I’ll look far less idiotic slopping my diced tomatoes onto the counter and floor.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 12,075
    Glad I only mince pearl onions....
     


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  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,336
    Why can't they just do it in sections on the other side like they have to do with the hole? And, use the blount end of the knife when moving food on a board, never the sharpened end.
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  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 1,637
    edited March 2019
    Scraping the sharpened edge of your knife across the board is rediculously stupid.  I do use one of these yo move food when cutting large quantities 

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  • 1911Man1911Man Posts: 366
    That must be the "liberal" method... Over-think it and do it in a stupid way. Seriously, moving things on the board (or off it) edge down is crazy, stupid, and unsafe. They didn't give their thoughts any credit when moving the diced tom's like a caveman when NOT going through the handle.
    I use the small boards for things that usually won't get pushed by anything (slicing sammich meat so that it's easier to clean the board when done). I also have a couple of pushers. One from Restaurant Depot just like the one my father got back in the early 80's White handle, nice stainless blade that's very thin (also works well to cut dough). For 99% of what I cut/chop I use my large (18" diameter, ~3" thick) butcher block. No stinking holes in that. I put some silicone feet on the block so it won't move around on me.
    If anyone (here) ever sees me moving something I chopped up through the cutting board's handle like that, feel free to give me a nut punch.
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,827
    1911Man said:
    That must be the "liberal" method... Over-think it and do it in a stupid way. Seriously, moving things on the board (or off it) edge down is crazy, stupid, and unsafe. They didn't give their thoughts any credit when moving the diced tom's like a caveman when NOT going through the handle.
    I use the small boards for things that usually won't get pushed by anything (slicing sammich meat so that it's easier to clean the board when done). I also have a couple of pushers. One from Restaurant Depot just like the one my father got back in the early 80's White handle, nice stainless blade that's very thin (also works well to cut dough). For 99% of what I cut/chop I use my large (18" diameter, ~3" thick) butcher block. No stinking holes in that. I put some silicone feet on the block so it won't move around on me.
    If anyone (here) ever sees me moving something I chopped up through the cutting board's handle like that, feel free to give me a nut punch.
    You seem like a rational person, well reasoned and not tended to irrational actions such as "nut punching".
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,617
    I'd be happy kicking you in the nuts for using partisan connotations. 
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  • I'm really not into reaching for other men's nuts no matter the circumstance. 

    I would however be willing to remind you and then watch you jam something into your own nuts(fully clothed of course)  ;)

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,617
    I second the not fooling around with men's nuts thing.  Steel toed boot would be acceptable in some cases, though.
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 12,075
    Scraping the sharpened edge of your knife across the board is rediculously stupid.  
    I don't see it so much anymore, but in the early days of cooking shows, and in cookbooks, they're recommend chopping garlic, sprinkling it with salt, and then dragging the sharp edge of the knife over the mass to really pulverize it (the garlic).  Dumb!!  
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,617
    Botch said:
    Scraping the sharpened edge of your knife across the board is rediculously stupid.  
    I don't see it so much anymore, but in the early days of cooking shows, and in cookbooks, they're recommend chopping garlic, sprinkling it with salt, and then dragging the sharp edge of the knife over the mass to really pulverize it (the garlic).  Dumb!!  
    Sure, if you keep the knife perpendicular to the board.

    But if you keep the knife parallel to the board, technically at an angle smaller to the angle sharpened on the cutting edge - I sharpen mine at 17.5 degrees, so between 0 and 17.5, you can scoop up all your stuff and, using your hand, move it around and there's no need to get nut-punched or kicked because you'll never dull your blade.
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  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 2,597
    edited March 2019
    Botch said:
    Scraping the sharpened edge of your knife across the board is rediculously stupid.  
    I don't see it so much anymore, but in the early days of cooking shows, and in cookbooks, they're recommend chopping garlic, sprinkling it with salt, and then dragging the sharp edge of the knife over the mass to really pulverize it (the garlic).  Dumb!!  
    Sure, if you keep the knife perpendicular to the board.

    But if you keep the knife parallel to the board, technically at an angle smaller to the angle sharpened on the cutting edge - I sharpen mine at 17.5 degrees, so between 0 and 17.5, you can scoop up all your stuff and, using your hand, move it around and there's no need to get nut-punched or kicked because you'll never dull your blade.
    And...if you dull your blade you can not split hairs which is after all our mission here, I think.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,617
    Botch said:
    Scraping the sharpened edge of your knife across the board is rediculously stupid.  
    I don't see it so much anymore, but in the early days of cooking shows, and in cookbooks, they're recommend chopping garlic, sprinkling it with salt, and then dragging the sharp edge of the knife over the mass to really pulverize it (the garlic).  Dumb!!  
    Sure, if you keep the knife perpendicular to the board.

    But if you keep the knife parallel to the board, technically at an angle smaller to the angle sharpened on the cutting edge - I sharpen mine at 17.5 degrees, so between 0 and 17.5, you can scoop up all your stuff and, using your hand, move it around and there's no need to get nut-punched or kicked because you'll never dull your blade.
    And...if you dull your blade you can not split hairs which is after all our mission here, I think.
    Truth.

    I just sharpened a bunch of knives so I'm going to be a little more careful with the hair splitting, at least for a little while.
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,700
    Now if you sharpen and can split a "RCH" then you have truly refined the art.  ;)
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 12,075

    I don't see it so much anymore, but in the early days of cooking shows, and in cookbooks, they're recommend chopping garlic, sprinkling it with salt, and then dragging the sharp edge of the knife over the mass to really pulverize it (the garlic). Dumb!! 

    Sure, if you keep the knife perpendicular to the board. 

    But if you keep the knife parallel to the board, technically at an angle smaller to the angle sharpened on the cutting edge - I sharpen mine at 17.5 degrees, so between 0 and 17.5, you can scoop up all your stuff and, using your hand, move it around and there's no need to get nut-punched or kicked because you'll never dull your blade.

    Okay, my original quote at top, Nola's reply in bold. My brilliant retort (peppered with my rapier-like wit) follows:

    Wrong! The demos I remember seeing scraped across the garlic/salt pile, with the blade relatively (even fully) parallel to the cutting surface. That's fine, until the edge of the knife reaches the end of the pile. The edge finally reaches the final salt crystals, and fall off the edge of the crystals (this would be so much easier to draw, or even wave my hands, than to describe verbally).

    Think about a pingpong ball on top of a table, and then placing a book on it, flat, and rolling it around; eventually the edge of the book slips off the ball. Now think of the edge of the book as your knife's edge, and the pingpong ball as a salt crystal, roughly 50-grit, and MUCH harder than your steel, and I hope this paints the picture.

    Tomorrow I'll try to post a pic of what I'm thinking; right now, it's bedtime, I caught that virus going around and have been coughing my head off.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,617

    i was talking about pickin stuff off the board or moving it around on the board. Generically. Probably shouldn't have quoted you. Your garlic move totally Fs knife edges

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  • LitLit Posts: 9,053

    If you need a pic of balls on a table I have both.

  • BotchBotch Posts: 12,075

    HA!

    I typed "garlic paste salt knife" into EweTube, and the very first video shows exactly what makes me cringe:


    It's essentially like dragging the sharp edge of your knife across a 50-grit sanding block.

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  • littlerascal56littlerascal56 Posts: 1,320
    edited March 2019

    So now I got to cut a big hole in my new board builds? Going to make them even more expensive!


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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,636

    Y’all are way too up tight. My German knives pick up chopped/minced food as do my Japanese knives. Sharpening exists for a reason..

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  • LegumeLegume Posts: 11,879

    JFC Brent, I actually agree with you.

  • LegumeLegume Posts: 11,879

    But full disclosure, I have shi tty kitchen knives and cut my prime rib with a pocket knife.

  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,636

    Never scrape your pocket knife across your cutting board!

    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 11,879

    It’s ok, I only buy glass cutting boards because of all of the germs that hide in the little cut spaces.

  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,636

    My glass cutting boards are my favorite.

    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 2,597

    @lousubcap lol. We may be among experts

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  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 8,189

    I'm with Brent on this one. I'm performing these tasks on a cutting board not my front sidewalk. The knives will be OK.


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  • BotchBotch Posts: 12,075

    @littlerascal56 said:

    So now I got to cut a big hole in my new board builds? Going to make them even more expensive!

    You can't cut the hole inside your "moat", or the grease will run onto the counter. You'll have to extend the wood on one end, outside the moat, and cut the hole there. Of course, you'll also have to install a small drawbridge across the moat to scrape your onions across.

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