Feb 1, 201713739 views

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
gorian2222, Jessica Leon, and 44 others

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.
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
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.
Conmark is the brand to go with!
molecular gastronomy kits and tools. High-end cutlery. Sharpening stones.
sous vide cookers please!
Damn, Massdrop, you should have done sous vide cookers a long time ago!
I am interested in coffee - I guess this would be a good community for it!
Cooking drops will start launching next week. We'll give another update once an exact date is finalized.
I cook a lot. Not so much because I love cooking, as I love eating! LOLs
I use Shun kitchen knives, which are pretty pricey. But they have held up for over 10 years now, without much maintenance. - If you are just getting started in kitchen knives, I recommend starting with the Victorinox Fibrox which is currently around $45 on Amazon.
I've bought a lot of kitchen appliances over the years. - KitchenAid Stand Mixer, lols buy one, last forever, mine is nearly as old as my 25 YO daughter - small countertop electric grill for salmon, burgers and sandwiches - electronic pressure cooker - blender - convection toaster oven for toast, pizza, baking, warming dishes, etc Looking to buy new counter top oven and deep fryer
I use a flat bottom Nordic ware wok which has lasted forever, But always on the look out for a better made one. I would love to find a well designed stir fry spatula, non metal.
My end game bakeware is made by Calphalon. Buy a piece and last forever.
For cookware, I get whatever is on sale at big box store. I hardly ever used fry pans and pots.
Remember that for the Shun knives, you can get free sharpening for life. If you don't live near them, it may not be something you use consistently, but if you do something like ship all of them out when you are out of town (and wont need them) it can be worth it.
If you live near them (they are in Tualatin, OR outside of Portland) they will sharpen them in maybe 10 minutes unless you have I think 3 or more, which you have to pick up later.
How about stuff for molecular cooking? Some of it is hard to find and/or expensive.
sodium citrate... melty cheese salt
my munchies  will be on a discounted price, that is dank af
Oh no. Not another outlet to drain my wallet!
I can see it now; Z, J, and M all plugging Massdrop excusive kitchenware LOL maybe they'll drop you a decent pair of tongs!
Sous Vide Tools and other Modernist Tools
Id love to see a cooking community, Personally id be looking to grab a decent espresso machine or highend blender. Would be cool to see some bar kits too
Sous vide cooking tools/accessories??
Boos, induction cook tops, bob Kramer by zwilling . Stau, allclad(they have b stock)
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I would also add edge pro on the high-end
Or the Wicked Edge, but for me personally, Naniwa Chosera/Pro or Shapton glass stones would be nice to see.
Oh yeah, just as important as nice knives would be nice, end grain cutting boards from Boos or some of the smaller family shops. In conjunction with this would be bulk buys on Mineral oil/beeswax protectant - yes you can make your own, but it's a pain.
I like the group as long as it is practical and focused on producing results and not on endless specialty knife offers made of slightly different steel. Great bargains on useful stuff like cast iron cookware. Electrics? Not so much. With the motors usually found in these appliances they are useless internationally.
This is a good point. I think a good way to start the Cooking section off would be to rotate through everything you would need to outfit a kitchen, with a focus on high quality, best bang for the buck items. Then you can come back and redo categories in different materials, etc.
I wanted to suggest cast iron, but then I remembered how up Massdrop has to charge for shipping lol. I dread the numbers on the first Staub or Le Creuset piece we see on here.