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03-17-2009 12:02 AM
hellosailor sk-
"flexible blue pan thingies" Silicone bakeware. Very much the same material as silicone sealant, available in red, blue, black, white, gray, from any cooking supply and some of the home shopping channels as well. Since it is in insulator, it won't cook the same way as a heavy glass or metal pan. But it won't dent or rust or shatter, either. In theory it is inert and nothing oozes out from it to contaminate your food. In practice...I might trust it as long as it wasn't made in China.
03-16-2009 09:58 PM
shawnkillam Gentle people,
I feel I can speek with a fair bit of authority here as we usually spend more on wine than we do on our mortgage, but... any container that you cannot smell when empty will work when full of wine. What ya want is something large enough to get your entire nose into. These dainty little flute type things are a travisty against all things comming from the grape. A stainless steel bucket would work just fine, plastic less so because as anyone knows who has stuck there head in a plastic bucket - you can smell it. Galvanized is bad because the acid in the wine will react with the zinc but a soup bowl will work. However in the final analysis drinking out of the bottle is better than not drinking at all. For the trivia buffs out there Jacque Cousteau had his boat - the Calipso - outfitted with a wine tank that was almost as large as their water tank
Just as a by the by try and store your wine in contact with the hull below the water line. It will help keep the wine at a constant temperature which will help it tolerate the jostling that is inevitable on the ocean.
and remember the bible had it right "wine is as good as life to the man"

03-16-2009 08:53 PM
Originally Posted by SchoonerMISTRESS View Post
About 6 months ago, I purchased a rather new product for bake ware. It's blue, is flexible, and can stand the heat of the oven. What is nice about this stuff is it does not rust, its easy to clean, and because it can be folded or stuffed into a small space, I was able to get rid of my bake, cake, and muffin pans. The only down side to this product seems to be because it is so flexible, I have kept my metal cookie sheet and use it when I pull said cookware out of the oven to keep it sturdy.
Schooner Mistress
what is the name of these flexible blue pan thingies and where did you get them?

02-22-2009 08:02 AM
sailingdog HS—

Just don't scratch corelle...and avoid using serrated knives on it. It is tempered glass and scratches will cause it be much more likely to "explode".
02-22-2009 12:11 AM
hellosailor Brian, you should try Corelle.

Damned hard to break it, but when it lands exactly the wrong way, it doesn't shatter. It explodes. I mean, a really really dramatic event that makes you wonder how the shards and splinters managed to get into so many places so far away from where you dropped it.

I wonder if the new lead-free crystal breaks the same way that the old traditional crystal (24% leaded, which has been discouraged over concerns about lead leaching out) did/does?
02-21-2009 05:51 PM
Cruisingdad You know, it has always seemed to me that crystal is better than glass. It seems to shatter in larger pieces instaead of the little sharp shards that glass does.

Has anyone else experienced that? THoughts?

02-21-2009 12:56 PM
Keldee For a LA that wont be tied up to a dock all the time an old fashioned hand coffee grinder is perfect,for toast I use a heat disperser and it works really well.As to wine glasses instead of plastic(yuck!) for people who are nervous about glass on the boat how about stainless wine goblets.I am (obviously) no wine connoisseur but I enjoy drinking out of mine.We slipped old socks over our wine bottles before storing them in the boat which makes them less likely to break and if they do it contains the glass.We managed in our 31ft Douglas to stash away 60 bottles of U-Brew wine once for a trip.
02-11-2009 08:27 PM
ardoin Super velcro in the chain locker should be enough to hold the mixer in place, and you can get one of those extension cords with a flip switch to turn it on and off from the bow. I don't know how you make it change directions since every stand mixer i've seen only goes in one direction despite the polarity of the electric plug.
Oh, and you can use the meat grinder attachments to help pull in the G4 chain. And the pasta attachment should be great for "cutting bait."
02-07-2009 03:21 PM
xort Bubb

You've given me a fantastic idea!!!

We have a manual windlass. You know where I'm going with this.

All I need is to figure out how to attach a chain gypsy to the mixer motor. I can store the stand mixer in the anchor locker. It wil lserve double duty as a windlass and mixer!!

And when the mixer bowl isn't in use mixing bread, it can be used to bail out the bilge. This double purpose idea is great!

Thanks for the inspiration.

Honey, I saved big bucks on a windlass, can I buy some more fishing rods?
02-07-2009 03:20 PM
Originally Posted by bubb2 View Post
My wife doesn't let me in the galley much anymore, it is a mystery to me as to why.
Well, now that Xort knows that my stand mixer can be used to coil rope we might be able to find room for it on board.
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