People claim that cooking your own food is cheaper than constantly eating out, but they neglect to mention the thousands of dollars in various pots, p...

People claim that cooking your own food is cheaper than constantly eating out, but they neglect to mention the thousands of dollars in various pots, pans, and utensils that you need to cook more than just oatmeal

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Black person it doesn't count thousands of dollars, you don't need to buy the high end shit right away to get into cooking. you can go to a thrift store and walk out with all the basic kitchen equipment you need for under $100.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Beyond that since almost no one knows how to cook under the age of 35 anymore you can just go to estate sales especially in the Midwest and pick up old school Farberware from the 50's or so that will last basically forever if its maintained. Pure steel as well no chemical residue or bullshit. Cast iron too. Sometimes the pricing at those places is higher than it should be but generally

      Hell even if you burn shit in it on accident you can simmer distilled vinegar in it and use steel wool to restore it. It may take a few rounds. You could go a step further and use electrolysis to deal with rust.

      They are cheaper than what you'd pay for new dogshit tier quality online

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      A good pan can last 20+ years.
      I know math is raycest but lets try some of the simple shit. I know amortization is a big, scary, word for brown people and woman but lets try to keep it simple:
      IF you spend 2k (which is obscene and you can spend much less for equivalent results but lets run with it) that works out to your cooking equipment costing you 100 dollars a year.

      Most high end pans can last several lifetimes--I've inherited a few.

      Based--I see lodge and Tramontana all the time at my local thrift store.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      fpbp, this thread did not need +100 replies. op is a lazy cooklet that gobbles up junk food and posts fast food threads

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >buy cheap equipment and utensils
      >chemicals leak into food and I get cancer
      >need to spend tens of thousands of dollars on treatment
      wow why the frick is cooking so expensive?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        moron

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          concession accepted

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Tin foil hat, pally.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's fricking pots and pans.
        They aren't going to break on you unless you really suck.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    youre just full of shit and you know it

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Who's spending thousands in pots and pans and utensils as a beginner cook?

    Stop trying to justify your bad choices.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Nonstick
      Kys

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >r/choosingbeggars

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nobody gives a shit about your opinion when you don't own a single pot or pan.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You have to toss all the plastic stuff so not much of a starter kit

        cancer isnt real homosexuals
        thats just big pot trying to get you to throw all your perfectly good shit out every few years for the new shit

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >big pot

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You have to toss all the plastic stuff so not much of a starter kit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That shit would last a couple of years tops before they broke/fell appart
      Spend a little bit on cookware but no need to break the bank

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    sticks are free, buddy. unless you are in a megalopolis

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ugh... why you're burning cabbages?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i suspect they may be witches.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Those are persimmons.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Those are huge grapes

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            UUUU

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this reminds me of christmas because every christmas we would tie a cabbage on a rope and hang it from the ceiling and watch the dog jump at it and eat it while it swings around

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        wtf why?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          my dad thought it would be funny and it just became a tradition

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            this reminds me of christmas because every christmas we would tie a cabbage on a rope and hang it from the ceiling and watch the dog jump at it and eat it while it swings around

            this sounds hilarious and my dog loves cabbage, I'm going to try it

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It must be nice having a family that isn't despondent sociopaths looking to undercut you to feel powerful/steal joy from your life. Your dad sounds cool, I hope you let him know you love him.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >but they neglect to mention the thousands of dollars in various pots, pans, and utensils that you need
    anon your landlord is literally legally required to provide them at his own expense

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >thousands of dollars
    15 bux for a decent knife. 5 bux for a good spatula (never buy a used spatula). Maybe 50 bux for 2 pots, a fry pan and a large spoon from a goodwill or Sally Ann. You're good to go.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Go to IKEA and buy all your stuff there
    The 365 knifes are perfectly adequate for anyone

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Welcome to /idwtatlg/ - I Don't Want To Adult This Life General
    Grossly misrepresenting the cost and necessities of cookware Edition.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Or maybe the /mommy won't cook for me anymore and I'm mad general/?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's amazing how they'll put in 100 units of effort coming up with excuses to avoid a single unit of effort that has an actual payoff.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      pretty much

      https://i.imgur.com/8nWB4Vx.jpg

      People claim that cooking your own food is cheaper than constantly eating out, but they neglect to mention the thousands of dollars in various pots, pans, and utensils that you need to cook more than just oatmeal

      I know you personally are just asking questions in bad faith, but here's the basics:
      - a small nonstick skillet, 8-10", try to get one new so it's not fricked up. the ones from the restaurant supply store will last you the longest. there are no nonsticks that are "safe" for metal utensils. hexclad is a meme.
      - a large stainless or carbon steel skillet or saute pan, 10-12"
      - 3 qt saucepan, nonstick or stainless
      - 5-8 quart pot, aluminum or stainless
      - some wooden grandma spoons, one round, one flat
      - a plastic or silicone flipper
      - tongs (it's unlikely you'll use these with your nonstick, metal is fine)

      start with this and buy other things *as you need them*. don't buy "thousands of dollars" in various shit. people legitimately make this mistake in all kinds of trades and hobbies, from cooking to car repair.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It do be like that

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Purchase pizza plate
    Place 2 or 3 corn tortillas on
    smear them with refried beans like pizza sauce to keep the edges from getting too crispy
    put some canned chicken and shredded cheese in a line down the center
    put in oven on 350 for 10 minutes
    put a line of chipotle honey mustard or whatever sauce you like down the middle of each
    fold and put on plate and let cool for a few minutes before eating
    repeat as necessary for the rest of your life

    also nice pc gaming argument adaptation 7/10

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >thousands
    good bait

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just bought a $100 food processor yesterday. Probably gonna pay for itself by the end of the year given the angle that we're looking at food costs. My stainless steel pan I bought last summer got a shit ton of use too. Having the money to buy all this nice cookware saves me money in the long run because I can cook better at home and save money on food. Poor people, I guess like you, can't spend more efficiently. Like paper towels, yeah the single roll is cheaper than the pack, but you only get one roll.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >preseasoned
      You would still have to season it, right?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i would strip that shit right off because idk what they used but i don't trust it.
        once found a dutch oven on the side of the road but it smelled like motor oil so i took it to the shop and sand blasted it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          How'd you strip the seasoning? Soak it in acid for some time?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            i have access to a sand blaster but a bath in white vinegar for a hour or two should strip off any seasoning/rust

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Put it through the washing machine like 5 times

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No. You'll never have to season it again as long as you don't let it rust up (like by soaking it in water) and you cook in it semi-regularly. Like once a month.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >bitches about not having a 20 string guitar
    >can't play a 6 string
    many such cases
    learn to cook one pot meals

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So youre telling me your boomer parents do not even pass on their ugliest utensils to their most idiotic offspring. LMAO.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I did the math, going to chipotle or panda twice a day is about equal in cost to groceries from the bougie grocery store, going to fast casual unironically returns more calories but doing groceries from the bougie store yields more nutritional food but it also requires setting significant time for cooking and cleaning so it's give and take

    With that said and done, all I eat is panda and chipotle, sometimes sweetgreen or chick fil a cobb salad with apple cider vinegrette dressing, you can't tell me this diet is unsustainable, I know it's shit tier but I'm an athlete and it seems to work for me

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      moron alert

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This has to be a troll post

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    morons like (you) shouldn't be allowed internet access.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Also the upfront cost of ingredients. Even a salad is expensive as frick and then if you don't have salad 5x that week it all goes bad before you even get a chance to use it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I grow my own salad greens, so I just go out into the garden and pick whatever looks good. Lasts longer and is way cheaper than buying from the store. Once you have teh seeds, you can get them from the veggies, so those become free too

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's frozen here half the year.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine spending $100 every week on fast food when you could spend $100 on a kitchen set, and then cook meals that only cost you $20 a week at most.
    Instant gratification junkies who can't save money are the worst.
    >People say owning a car is cheaper, but they forget to mention that cars use gasoline. That's why I pay for an Uber ride every day.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >100 a week on fast food
      So 2 meals? Including Uber Eats fee+tax+tip

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >So 2 meals?
        right?
        for me its like $50 a day.
        >$20 for breakfast
        >$20 for lunch
        >$10 for 2 coffee during the day
        and then $20-30 a day for fresh bread/meat/dairy/veggies.
        i only buy fresh each day for any of those and i never go to chain stores, and i only buy just enough to consume that day, so each day is new fresh food.
        nothing really left over for multiple days in a row or even weeks in a row to sit in the fridge.
        started doing this a few years ago, cant imagine going back to the "weekly shop" and getting a big cart full of shit full of chemicals made to make it last longer.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's so demoralizing. I wanted to make coffee, but according /ctg/ it's not even worth it unless you spend $5,000 MINIMUM on an espresso machine, plus about 2 years of classes to learn how to use it. So I guess it's always gonna be Monster Energy for me lads.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just buy a moka pot

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No, all the ones on Amazon are Chinese garbage, you need to travel to Italy where a wise man on a mountain teaches you to cast your own moka pot from iron ore collected from a volcano and smelted under a solar eclipse. I've looked into the travel costs, the visas, the bribes, the hostels, I've done the math... it's just not worth it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          it sounds worth it

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Stainless steel large pan, large stainless steel pot, and wooden spats are all you need to cook a large majority of meals. Can add a sheet pan if you dont wanna buy aluminum foil.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can't even cook oatmeal until you complete a 20 year apprenticeship under McJiro.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The greater cost is in time, not just cooking and cleaning but also learning to use your tools well enough to actually match a restaurant. The cheapest shit you can eat is made at home, but making something that matches a restaurant ultimately will cost you more than just driving to go get it. You can buy ~3 meals worth of curry and rice for $15 dollars or you can go to the store and by $80 worth of spices, and spend the afternoon cleaning dishes. Then you get to hope that you have enough of a hankering for curry or similar foods to justifying using up the rest of your spices.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      a man who doesnt cook for himself is not a man

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        True. Not merely a man, but a gentleman.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        True. Not merely a man, but a gentleman.

        The goalpost?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The "goalpost" to be a man is to be capable of taking care of yourself for basic life without outside assistance. I'm not talking expert crap like doctor care or shit like that. Just everyday living. That includes cooking for yourself, and at LEAST managing to use a fire properly outside.

          You become a husband when you take care of a woman on top of yourself.

          You become a father when you take care of a family (wife + kids).

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You're a homosexual poorgay with homosexual inclinations. I own your "wife" and you're raising some of my children.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I cook better than restaurants

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >$80 worth of spices
      where the frick do you people shop? spices cost literal cents

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Man can't perceive long term value
      >Lashes out at everyone else around him
      You nogs need to get a few more braincells.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      NGMI

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      why are there people like you even on Culinaly

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Psst: restaurants are staffed by mexibros who can't cook for shit. You can totally cook restaurant quality stuff at home AND BETTER if you actually fricking try. You aren't beating a tire company approved autismo chef, but you can BTFO most common restaurants, especially chains. Fast food isn't even trying, you can beat them easily.

      Also curry blocks are like a couple of bucks and 2 blocks make a fricking stock pot's worth of curry. The wine I dump in mine costs more money, and even then its only 10-15 bucks.

      Most rentals/homes have a dishwasher. Even without, just soak em in hot water and wash em later. Shit comes right off.

      Salad is the only thing restaurants offer that is difficult as frick to do cheaper. All the ingredients plus lettuces are a pain to keep fresh, and you need a salad spinner/colander to wash shit. And forget beating a salad buffet in cost.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i live in the city so i just get all of my pots, pans, dishes and appliances out of the trash

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah it's nice not being poor. Using something like $600 in equipment tonight for basic nachos.
    >Sous vide for roast beef, plus pan: $150
    >Cutting board $70
    >Knife $130
    >Skillet $200
    >Lid $50
    But it means I always have really good food, so over a few years way cheaper than eating out.
    I'm told in some countries, just heating the oven for a single meal like this would be considered a frivolous expense.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >poor
      >$200 skillet
      uhhuh

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      homie is that… ham nachos?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >200$ cast iron skillet
      >you can get Lodge skillets for like 28 bucks

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >making nachos in a covered skillet
      Damn you're moronic.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's a lot of pouring points.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's like getting into 3D printing for miniatures. You invest money into the printer then discover you need more and more and more and also have to develop a skill, be able to troubleshoot what went wrong, until you've spent so much on a hobby so you can pay $5 for an STL instead of $5 for the miniature itself

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Grab it all at a Goodwill/thrift store for pennies, sharpen your own shit and use a plug-in hottop and oven (if your apartment has no stove) and you've got a basic kitchen for $50. It's an investment, but it's not crazy.
    Just don't buy nonstick pans used, that will poison you.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You zoomers are fricking doomed. I can't wait to watch you morons struggle as you age, having no idea about the basic things in life like cooking supplies, budgeting, grocery shopping, mortgages and so on. Lmao.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Investment, also known as "capital." If you knew anything about economics, you wouldn't be having trouble understanding this. If you invest capital into material goods, you enable yourself to use that capital (tools, machinery, et al.) to create a product of value.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This dumb shit again?
    "Durrr people say it cheaper to grow your own food but the store sells green onions for 50 cents but the seeds are 99 cents and a plant pot is $2 how tf does that make sense?"

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I hate having to throw pots out from burning my oatmeal

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That's why you just buy shit over time. Just buy a basic pot and pan, then build. You don't need a million things for your kitchen.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's hundreds of dollars at best. Wood utensils are dirt cheap. You just need a handful of stainless steel pots and pans, and maybe a nonstick for newb purposes. And you can even shell out a few hundos more for a proper smoker/grill to expand what you can make. Get a combo microwave, and you are all fricking set.

    And you only need 3 knives max, 1 if Chinese (the cleaver). A chef knife, a small paring knife, and a serrated one for bread, long as possible. Add a filet knife if you catch your own fist. Get a plastic cutting board that doesn't slip, and stock your kitchen with bowls and plates as required.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    First, never listen to poorgays. They've already failed at life. Second, cooking is for women and minorities. It a simple skill that the losers here pretend is difficult to validate their failure to compete. You, as a white male, should be financially secure enough to eat out whenever the frick you want. Furthermore, you shouldn't be shamed for realizing cooking is for the lower classes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Most israeli post award

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Sorry to invalidate your homosexual hobby.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      t. would eat the bugs

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Totally agree, a pan is like $20. Pair that with a $20 set of utensils and you’re already at like $1k

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what the frick are you talking about?
    i have utensils my family just threw away because they're a dime a fricking dozen
    a good cast iron pan costs lik 60 dollars
    you are a giant moron

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That's not even the problem with cooking your own food. The biggest problem is the time wasted and the skyrocketing prices of groceries, its not even worth cooking.
    >burn an hour+ once or twice a week going to the market
    >spend a few hours per day making your breakfast, lunch and dinner
    >save a maximum of $3 per meal
    Could have just grabbed carry out from restaurants/food shops. And use all that excess time for either yourself or just spend 1 hour extra at work to makeup for the extra few bucks spent to have someone make the meals for you.
    Cooking your own food is a meme and the groceries store owners are laughing at you as they leave the bank and hit up their favorite restaurant and have some beta cuCulinaly sissy make it for them

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just because you're an inefficient moron doesn't mean everyone else is. It also begs the question, why the frick are you even on this board? Go back to Culinaly you fricking moron

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >just cuz ur a big stinky dummy blahblahblah
        alright kiddo settle down and instead of act like a pompous gay, try to explain where I'm wrong
        Protip: you can't
        Because the fact is, groceries costs are higher than ever and cooking is too time consuming. You wanna play pretend sissy boywife and cook like a homosexual then go right ahead, but you can't refute the truth

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The real trick is to buy those bags of cereal with the highest amount of calories at the lowest price. It's like almost entirely carbs and fats (sneed oils), but if you're a bachelorette, you're not going to find a better deal. Just pour it into a dog bowl and eat. Then stick something long and hard down your throat so you puke it all up.
    Getting fat is gay.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I buy steel pans from the grocery store and just toss them when they get too filthy to keep using. They're like 5 or 10 bucks because no one buys them so they're perpetually on clearance. It works for me.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i do that with most of my life
      every 6-12 months i replace all my towels, hand towels, pans, knives, scissors, cutting boards, socks, underware, shirts.
      its like $300 every 6-12 months.
      worth it for me honestly.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I don't go that far, but I buy nice clothes and my towels are also nice.

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Even if it did cost a thousand buckeroos to get all the pots and pans and other shit, that's a one time purchase so if you're the sort of stupid c**t who eats out at every meal except breakfast (because cereal exists), you just about break even in three months and start saving thereafter.
    If you're the sort of c**t who eats ready meals, you start saving after six months.

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    90% of my cooking is done in a single frying pan. It is not the perfect implement, but it is more than sufficient for nearly everything I want to do.

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you're eating food just to save money, you simply don't love food.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >If you're eating food just to save money
      I'm sure that's not the reason they're eating, they just want to save money while eating

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A large pot, a frying pan, ladel, spatula, immersion blender, knives/forks/spoons, and a few bowls are all I need and I cook from scratch. Occasionally I've used a cast iron for the oven but i rarely bake

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >thousands of dollars in various pots, pans, and utensils that you need to cook more than just oatmeal
    >thousands of dollars
    killyourself you fricking idiot

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can buy all your kitchen equipment at Goodwill for about $100. Including pots and pans.

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't buy all my kitchen equipment from the goodwill, but I always check there before going to the "real" store.
    Not about to drop $75 on a pot for boiling potatoes.

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You know you can fix being broke, but poverty is a mindset you can never escape.
    Anyway I own copper pots and pans, expensive Japanese knives and sharpening stones, a pizza oven and a very nice smoker.
    You should stop being poor and get good.

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >lifetime supply of pans
    like $100
    >lifetime supply of utensils
    like $100
    >lifetime supply of bowls, cups, plates, strainers and shit
    like $100

    better yet just eat rice and beans every day
    cost $20 a week for food and you only need 2 pots and 1 spoon.

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    homie we have a 25 year old pot that's still going strong cost like a dollar back in its day. Half of the kitchen stuff is older than me.
    You are just a man child.

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Invest in capital goods today
    >Still have capital goods tomorrow
    >Quality of life and productivity go up.

    >Invest in consumption goods today
    >Don't have consumption goods tomorrow
    >Productivity stays where it is, quality of life stagnates or goes down.

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >but they neglect to mention the thousands of dollars in various pots, pans, and utensils that you need to cook more than just oatmeal
    Dollar store

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you usually end up spending more buying cheap pans. You're better off going to a thrift store.

      This has to be a troll post

      Common core math. My guess is they're brown.

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Console gaming mindset

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >thousands of dollars in various pots, pans, and utensils
    homie this isn't Culinaly or Culinaly. The only way a kitchen instrument will cost you thousands is if you're buying ovens and fridges regularly.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      wut? If I go entry level to high end and buy all new:
      Stainless:
      10 inch fry pan 100 to 150
      8 inch fry pan 70-100
      2 quart pot 110-130
      4 quart pot 130-160
      8 quart stock pot 220-260
      Cast iron:
      12 inch 50
      Crock Pot:
      90
      Casserole pans and baking platters
      150
      Cutting board:
      150-300 USD (18 x 20 edge cut)
      Knives:
      Chef 130 -150
      Santoku/Nakiri (one or the other not both) 130-150
      pairing: 100
      boning: 120

      I lost count but yeah, I could easily spend a couple grand on kit that would last me a lifetime.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Cutting board:
        >150-300 USD
        Black person what

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          One that isn't full of toxic glues.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          A cutting board is one of those things that should last forever.
          That's the whole point of spending money on good equipment: so you only have to buy it once. I have smaller/cheaper boards for petty tasks but this is the workhorse my grandkids will inherit..after my kids are done with it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            My $40 acacia board from bed bath and beyond is 7 years old and is still just fine
            Why do we need a 400 dollar end grain board?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            That's just an expensive piece of plywood thoughie

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Why should your grandkids not have the experience of buying their own gear and instead wait until their granparens and then parents die so they can inherit a used cutting board that was high end 40 years prior when they're in their 50s? Do you expect each successive generation of your kin to be poorer than you? What were they supposed to have done before they reached middle age?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            A cutting board is a sacrificial surface. If it lasts forever it isn't doing its job.

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >thousands of dollars
    you can get most equipment at a secondhand shop, everything in my kitchen except my blender is secondhand

  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I paid $8.59 for 3.1 lbs of organic 80/20 beef the other day (got a discount cuz store fricked up). That's enough for 14 good-sized burgers.
    Add a couple loaves of bread because buns are a scam and a pack of American cheese and you've got 14 cheeseburgers for $15. Buying that many from somewhere like McDonald's, you'll pay $39 (because cheeseburgers are $2.79 each now according to Google) plus tax and the burgers have a little less than half the amount of meat as your homemade ones would. In fact, to equal the exact same amount of meat as those 14 homemade burgers, you'd have to buy 31 McDonald's cheeseburgers for a grand total of $86.49.
    A quarter pounder from McDonald's, which has 13% more meat than one of the burgers I can make with 3.1lbs of ground beef, is $3.79 so 14 of them would cost $53.
    Either way, the McDonald's ones are lesser quality and cooking a burger requires no more skill than an ape could master (as evidence by the majority of burgerflippers) and no specialised equipment beyond a pan ($10) and a spatula ($1.25)
    So $26.25 for 14 burgers of good quality and a near infinitely reusable pan and spatula or $39 for 14 smaller burgers. Which do you think is the better deal?

  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Move to apartment
    >First week, the stovetop breaks
    >Landlord says it'll take a month to get a new one
    >Use a pan and a dutch oven to cook 95% of my normal meals without any issues
    Git good. You can get by and cook the majority of dishes for less than $100 worth of kitchen items easy, even less if you don't mind grabbing some pots/pans from Goodwill

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Good point, I forgot to factor in the extra expense of transporting all the cooking utensils every time you move. The costs just keep stacking higher.

  57. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Telling people you are a dumbfrick without actually saying it

  58. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    One $9 cooking pot, $12 worth of ingredients for a week's dinner that tastes better than a restaurant and takes 15 minutes to cook

    wa la

  59. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not american

  60. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >the thousands of dollars in various pots, pans, and utensils

    It's the time and effort that makes cooking for myself a nope, beyond simple shit in the microwave and toaster oven.

    I stopped at Taco Belle after work today and got five soft tacos (and two cheesy bean and rice burritos for tomorrow) and it cost me $14.50. Got home and ate them in about a half hour and tossed the wrappings.

    All done.

    How long would it have taken me to make soft tacos from scratch? And before you say anything, it's not just the actual cooking time, there's prepping all the ingredients and shopping for the ingredients and washing up all the cookware afterward.

    Ain't nobody got time for that.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >How long would it have taken me to make soft tacos from scratch?
      assuming you mean the filling and not literally making tortillas from scratch (which even then only takes like 30min), you could do this in 15 minutes including prep and cleaning, for a fraction of the cost of taco bell. you could take longer if you want to, but you can also make that very simply. I'm not including shopping time because you should be buying ingredients for many multiple meals at once when you shop, so that time ultimately pays off.
      when you morons say shit like this you are just exposing yourself as having poor time and money management, or choosing overcomplicated recipes (or more than likely just don't know how to cook & clean efficiently lol)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >poor time and money management

        I work 10 hour days and with drive time and such, I'm gone 12 hours a day.and again; you're ignoring all the prep and cleaning. I don't want to stand around my kitchen watching a stove for hours on end.

        JFC open a can of beans and slap it on a tortilla and microwave it until you hear a bean pop and there, you have Taco Bell at home

        >JFC open a can of beans and slap it on a tortilla and microwave it

        Come on now, Taco Belle is early haute cuisine but it's better then that and even cheep-o soft tacos have more ingredients, not to mention the burritos.

        >aint nobody got time for that
        yes, you're fat
        You eat garbage and watch garbage TV.

        I enjoy cooking, fatty, and for me to make some tacos that are signifcantly better would cost me around 2 to 5 dollars.

        The added benefit is my long term health will be better and you'll be on goy-pills for your bullshit digestive problems and obesity.

        I can whip out tacos and be done with cleanup in less time it takes you to watch an episode of one piece or whatever slop tv you ingest instead of cooking or cleaning.

        >you're fat

        Actually, I'm not fat but whatever.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Taco Belle is clearly not haute cuisine

          Is what that should have said.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >you're ignoring all the prep and cleaning.
          I am not. For a simple taco can prep ground beef, onion, throw it in a pan, prep some cheese and lettuce, and clean, in under 15 minutes, no exaggeration. You chose a very simple meal as an example, not a great way to prove your point (not that you have one).

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >onion, throw it in a pan

            So just drop a whole onion in the pan? Thanks, man!...

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              No, I said prep. You are deliberately mincing my words. It really does not take that much time to chop an onion bro.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The point being that the _entire process_ of cooking does in fact take a bunch of time, FAR longer then hitting a fast food joint or even a nicer take-out joint (and lets not even get into preparing a "nice meal" that you could get in a restaurant) and that's time that could be better spent on literally anything other then fricking around in a kitchen.

                I like eating good food (though I'll eat crap just to put fuel in the tank as it were) but hate everything else involved with it, it's just another chore like doing laundry or cleaning the bathroom, so of course many want to streamline this as much as possible.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >spend time cultivating a skill that almost nobody does anymore and can be endlessly abused to easily impress the people around me? no thanks, i could be sitting in my room jerking off or playing video games or watching the newest netflix slop instead

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                god you're so fricking useless.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      JFC open a can of beans and slap it on a tortilla and microwave it until you hear a bean pop and there, you have Taco Bell at home

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >aint nobody got time for that
      yes, you're fat
      You eat garbage and watch garbage TV.

      I enjoy cooking, fatty, and for me to make some tacos that are signifcantly better would cost me around 2 to 5 dollars.

      The added benefit is my long term health will be better and you'll be on goy-pills for your bullshit digestive problems and obesity.

      I can whip out tacos and be done with cleanup in less time it takes you to watch an episode of one piece or whatever slop tv you ingest instead of cooking or cleaning.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      frickin equatorial ass b***h

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >How long would it have taken me to make soft tacos from scratch?
      Probably 10 minutes (the same amount of time you would spend in the drivethrough)

      >there's prepping all the ingredients
      You can do this in the time it takes to heat your pan up for tacos.

      >shopping for the ingredients
      If you go to the store once a week then we've probably spent about the same time shopping. The only difference is that you're moronic and conflate grabbing a week's worth of food with like an hour of "work"

      >washing up all the cookware afterward
      Washing a hot pan after cooking takes literally 15 seconds. Water, soap, sponge, wipe it down, put it on a drying rack/mat or dry it yourself. Same for the cutting board and knife. Fork/spoon and plate/bowl go in the dishwasher.

      People like you who pretend cooking takes all of this effort are really just proclaiming that you're lazy morons.

  61. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Filthy wienersucker
    Nothing more need be said

  62. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder if the people who complain they have no time for cooking spend any time watching television.
    I remember cooking during gundam build fighters every Sunday when that was airing.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      how'd it turn out? what'd you cook?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That was 10 years ago, idk. Probably breakfast. Which would probably have been bacon and/or sausage, toast and/or pancakes, eggs, sliced jalapenos. Sandvich form optional.

  63. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >go on cooking board
    >it's full of people who don't cook

  64. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I used to be a cooking demonstrator/instructor and from the get go was given and expected to use extremely fine equipment. We had commercial show kitchens for prep and development. I walked away from that role with a full setup of some extremely nice stuff and an understanding of what made something nice and worth the money. The main thing to remember is prosumer level stuff is basically aimed at people with disposable income who want to flex with their hobby. Commerical grade stuff usually kicks the frick out of most home stuff unless it is a rebadge and isn't actually very expensive in comparison. We'd sell stuff like tongs as seen in top kitchens for $20 when the commercial supply place were putting them out for $3 for example. If I had to go out today and replace all of my stuff at retail I admit it would be a lot of money, but I never bought it all at once at retail. Check out commercial suppliers and spend a couple of hundred bucks. We aren't talking a full stainless pan set, but you'll easily have all the high end accessories you could ever need.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I have a bunch of designer knives but use one plastic handle commercial knife more than all my other knives combined. If you can access a restaurant supply company, the value is pretty good for what you get. Problem is many of them only sell to businesses.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Was Gordon Food Service the right choice all along?

  65. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ya damn my kitchen costs me 800 a month

  66. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >thousands of dollars in various pots, pans, and utensils
    it doesn't cost that much.
    but they also fail to take into account the time spent cooking and cleaning.
    but the time cost can be minimized by developing your cooking skills and getting organized

  67. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have a frying pan, a pot and a landlord-supplied stovetop. I can feed myself.
    Stop making excuses.

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