Rather than backdating old posts and making them longer and l o n g e r ...
Here's part FOUR of Sharon's kitchen goodies. Some of these were indirectly touched upon in the earlier posts. Here's part ONE , part TWO, and part THREE. Her stacked purple teacups & teapot can be found HERE and her sugar bowl & creamer set is HERE.
Ha! Sharon has the green version of my much better red mixing bowls. Why are mine better? Because I inherited mine from my mama. And two, they're originals. And three, they're the original/traditional red. But I'm thrilled as tits that Raydor uses quality mixing bowls. You get it, set-dresser! Or prop-master. Or both. I want to work for you people.
This particular melamine mixing bowl is made by Kitchen Craft. There are several colors to choose from their "Colourworks" line. I suppose there could be other versions of this guy out there, but I found this one first, it's not as good as my Rosti (YES, total, personal bias at work!), so I don't care enough to keep digging for more. Pretty cool bowl. I like that it's two-tone.
For comparison, here's Rosti's lime mixing bowl:
Not quite as impressive as the Kitchen Craft one, fine. But it's still better. Because of feelings about the original versions. And also because of tradition. And things.
And here's mine:
Somehow I forgot to post information about Sharon's green fruit bowl. I thought I'd done it last season, had pictures ready and yet, somehow, forgot. There are a couple ways this bowl could go, and frankly I'm not sure which is right. Probably won't ever know unless one gets dropped or a utensil clacks against it. It could either be ceramic or melamine.
Here's the bowl I'm talking about:
For a long time I just assumed it was the Parker bowl from Crate and Barrel:
These were at an auction site from Australia (similar versions available in Britain), though I've had trouble finding them with the large bowl in GREEN. It seems to be more common to have the large bowl be red. Unlike the ceramic ones from Crate & Barrel, all the melamine versions have lids!
I'm gonna say the one on set is ceramic--so much of Sharon's kitchen stuff is. But for my money--I'd probably want to buy a melamine set. They're lighter--have lids--and are easier to live with. Stateside, I think the melamine set/singles are a bit harder to find, or will at least be pricier due to shipping.
Here is just as good a place as any to tackle some of those damn cooking utensils. And when I get to some civilized place that has better reception, I'll re-watch shows for decent details.
From Seasons 1 and 2, so far, not much changes in the Le Crueset utensil crock pot:
- at least a couple items from Ikea: whisk and spatula
- green silicone-tipped spoon/spatula/scraper: Le Creuset?
- either a basting bulb or a meat thermometer?
- one thin metal very indistinct whisk
- at least 2 oddly tipped spoons/spatula/scrapers (black)
- maybe a set of tongs (doubtful?)
Looks like there may be a silver/reflective spoon of some sort in the crock pot too--and what I thought might be a meat thermometer is looking more like another stubby whisk or a basting bulb?
That's it for now. I'll update this post as more things reveal themselves.
The spatula's definately another OXO item--you can just see the red 'OXO' peeking out from beneath Jackson's hand.
Those eggplant plates might be from Ikea. I'll have to research more, but I do remember that color at Ikea at one time. One of their basic plates that came in a few different colors.
Oxo's "good grips" line has undergone several subtle changes over the years--the red logo is smaller on the newer versions, for instance.
And although these following two fish/omlette turners AREN'T in Sharon's crockpot, there are two oddly shaped items in there that are slighly similar:
Finally, there are some tongs in that crockpot, and I'm guessing they're similar to either Ikea's "Hjalte" or "Koncis" tongs--though there are a plethora of nice silicone-tipped cooking tongs out there:
The thing is, if these are the same item we see upright above, and in earlier crock pics, inverted with the circle on top showing, then neither of these are correct--but they are probably pretty close.