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Jul 8, 2019, 05:49 AM
 
The anti overrated thread.

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Jul 8, 2019, 10:14 AM
 
I think since Birdman he's had a renaissance, and in retrospect his Batman was perfect.
     
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Jul 8, 2019, 10:42 AM
 
He's impressive in "The Founder" as well as Ray Kroc.
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Jul 8, 2019, 07:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
He's impressive in "The Founder" as well as Ray Kroc.
That was a great movie (read the book as well).

Rice cookers. I can't believe a lot of people cook rice on the stove still. With the press of a button, your rice (or soup or something else) can be done without any monitoring, and freeing up another burner on your stove to cook something else.
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Jul 8, 2019, 07:47 PM
 
The Expanse. Those who haven't watched it, should give it a try.
     
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Jul 8, 2019, 08:39 PM
 
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The Expanse. Those who haven't watched it, should give it a try.
Some people dislike The Expanse? What's wrong with them?!?! Next thing you'll claim is that Babylon 5 is underrated!

Let me add to the list: Star Trek Deep Space Nine. It is the first time a Star Trek series dabbled in nuances where each character wasn't purely a paragon of virtue.
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Jul 9, 2019, 03:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
That was a great movie (read the book as well).

Rice cookers. I can't believe a lot of people cook rice on the stove still. With the press of a button, your rice (or soup or something else) can be done without any monitoring, and freeing up another burner on your stove to cook something else.
People underrate rice cookers?

I mean, lots of people don't have them, because they don't necessarily appreciate rice as a basic staple, but among those that do, who underrates the importance of a rice cooker?

It's the single most important kitchen utensil in my home, apart from the stove.
     
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Jul 9, 2019, 06:07 AM
 
Used to have a rice cooker. It was nice. Did what it said it did. But, it took up needed space in the kitchen, and I could make rice just as well on the stovetop. I suppose if I were cooking for more people than my spouse and I, and we were having rice every day, a cooker would probably make more sense for us. I don't underrate them, though. I definitely recognize the utility and convenience.
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Jul 9, 2019, 06:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
People underrate rice cookers?

I mean, lots of people don't have them, because they don't necessarily appreciate rice as a basic staple, but among those that do, who underrates the importance of a rice cooker?

It's the single most important kitchen utensil in my home, apart from the stove.
I mean they are underrated because not that many people use them. They can be used for a wide variety of dishes other than rice, but people don’t seem to know or care. I cooked a whole (semi small) chicken in mine two days ago. Cooked it perfectly.
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Jul 9, 2019, 07:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
I mean they are underrated because not that many people use them. They can be used for a wide variety of dishes other than rice, but people don’t seem to know or care. I cooked a whole (semi small) chicken in mine two days ago. Cooked it perfectly.
Wait, what? In a standard rice cooker?

okay…I HAVE been underrating my rice cooker. Details, please!
     
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Jul 9, 2019, 08:25 AM
 
perhaps rice cooker and crock pot are interchangeabe?
     
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Jul 9, 2019, 08:07 PM
 
No, I have one that cooks a whole raft of stuff.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jul 10, 2019, 02:38 AM
 
There are 2 basic kinds of rice cookers (well, 3, but I'm only going to talk about 2).

One is the single button model. Press a single button and that is all it takes to cook rice. Turns out that these dumb rice cookers making good chicken also. If you are looking for a baked chicken, then you are out of luck. I'm referring to a nice steamed or poached chicken. Basically, season your whole chicken (small enough to fit inside with some breathing room) as you like, add inside the rice cooker (maybe with a small steaming platform inside), add a cup of water (no need more than this), close lid, press button, and wait for magical chicken goodness. Note that lower wattage rice cookers may take up to two presses of the button.

For more expensive rice cookers -- the ones with multiple buttons and settings on the top -- it is basically the same thing, but you may need to try one of their preset settings. But same thing, about 40 minutes later, your chicken is nice and tender and very juicy. Little water required. The rice cooker contains all of the steam inside and uses the chicken's own natural juices to cook itself, due to the tight and integrated sealing and insulated body. No need to turn over. Just don't open the lid to check the cooking.

You can cook other things inside the rice cooker. Best to use the ones with multiple settings, though.
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Jul 10, 2019, 08:01 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
perhaps rice cooker and crock pot are interchangeabe?
Sounds more like an Instant Pot.
     
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Jul 11, 2019, 09:47 AM
 
I mean, chicken in a rice cooker? Who steams food to death? Or is it some crazy preference for no food texture?
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Jul 11, 2019, 10:56 AM
 
if you are making pulled pork or chicken, maybe sure, but otherwise...
     
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Jul 11, 2019, 01:19 PM
 
Ehh.....even then a slow cooker just leaves you with a super-tender meat with no bark or texture....
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Jul 12, 2019, 04:04 AM
 
...if you have one. I don’t. But I have a rice cooker.

However, I also have teeth. Chicken goes in the oven.
     
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Jul 13, 2019, 06:10 PM
 
Godzilla (1998)
     
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Godzilla (1998)
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Ah the helicopter scene. Fly UP you idiot. UP!!
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Jul 16, 2019, 09:14 AM
 
I wanted the helicopter to get eaten, though... I literally cheered when it happened.
     
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Jul 16, 2019, 11:44 AM
 
The Apache should go into the overrated thread. They crop up en mass in every single monster/alien invasion movie made and yet get swatted from the sky like flying ants on flying ant day.
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It’s like Worf. Only there to get the shit kicked out of him.
     
   
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