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Doofus

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2,691 posts

56 months

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Listen everyone, this is getting out of hand. Get a fking grip and make your own minds up about pants/shoes/handbags/pencils/bikinis or whatever the fk else you are struggling with so much.

And the rest of us needs to stop pretending to offer advice whilst actually just showing off about how much money we think is reasonable to spend on a fking bobble hat /spectacles case/purse/dog lead/coat hanger or whatever.

If I'd known that PH was going to be populated by so many useless woofters, I'd never have bought that PH t-shirt that everyone recommended...

Tut.

IanMorewood

3,176 posts

131 months

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Teaspoon, stainless steel is a must its just done to use those plastic bendy ones you sometimes find at roadside café’s in your own home.

KrazyIvan

2,592 posts

58 months

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I recommend putting a bit of novelty in your teaspoon collection, always makes a good conversation starter.

have a look at these

http://www.housetohome.co.uk/product-idea/picture/...

AJS-

11,712 posts

119 months

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I find the Giannelli Stirrosa MkIV simply unbeatable - solid platinum, handmade in Florence since 1897, and really not that expensive when you factor in the depreciation of stainless steel, and their appreciation as a collectors item.



I send them off to Italy once a year to be polished, and paid £600 for a set of 3 in 1995, with a lifetime warranty. Still look as good as new. I wouldn't have any other spoons in my kitchen.

All my friends who have common tea spoons stolen from cafes, or designer branded ones never tire of telling me how envious they are.

Hugo a Gogo

17,562 posts

116 months

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AJS- said:
I find the Giannelli Stirrosa MkIV simply unbeatable - solid platinum, handmade in Florence since 1897, and really not that expensive when you factor in the depreciation of stainless steel, and their appreciation as a collectors item.



I send them off to Italy once a year to be polished, and paid £600 for a set of 3 in 1995, with a lifetime warranty. Still look as good as new. I wouldn't have any other spoons in my kitchen.

All my friends who have common tea spoons stolen from cafes, or designer branded ones never tire of telling me how envious they are.
that's just a Drawer Queen
I'm sick of you pretentious Giannelli 'stirrers', waving your Italian spoons over your mocca chocca lattes, never getting them wet

my Krupp Edelstahl Rührmeister Löffel 56.1 outperforms your poncy Italian spoon in every way and is a solid product of years of engineering development, tested to the highest Deutsches Kaffeeverband standards

pictured here with it's drawermate, my early Fücher Teelöffel (edit: or the UrLöffel as we call it)


Edited by Hugo a Gogo on Friday 26th October 09:09

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The Black Flash

5,410 posts

81 months

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Best thread all week hehe

Mr Gearchange

4,473 posts

89 months

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hehe

AB

13,098 posts

78 months

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Apt username.

Let's all stop discussing things altogether, I mean lets just make up our own minds on absolutely everything.

In fact, why bother even communicating in life? Let's just wander around dragging our knuckles and grunting.

Vytalis

1,141 posts

47 months

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I use one of these to stir my tea:

http://m.lovehoney.co.uk/sex-toys/anal-sex-toys/bu...

Makes it taste kind of strange and the tea comes out looking more like coffee but at least it keeps the mother in law away from the house.

KrazyIvan

2,592 posts

58 months

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I am shocked by the number of PH'ers who stir their beverages, I was under the impression that most of the gentry on here hire some sort of spoon lackey to do it for them.

Turn7

10,739 posts

104 months

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Im with the OP, its getting a bit to metrosexual round here lately.

What winter coat ect....


Futuramic

1,566 posts

88 months

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Interesting one; the Italian and German spoons shown are reasonably functional and one has style. In order to lower costs; as I was a minimum wage earner in those days my first teaspoon was the cheap and unloved 1988 Fukuyama Mixmaster ZX 9000 with the desirable SHRB (single handle round bowl).

Unfortunately our milky English tea was just too much for its Japanese rust protection and it corroded away. Sad.

Then I bought a silly classic a 1956 Featherstone-Faulkner Teatime Special. This stripped down, lightweight teaspoon had all the necessary modifications to allow fast stirring of a variety of teas. It even had full Tea Association papers covering Earl Grey, Darjeeling and Assam. Handbuilt in Sidney Featherstone's Cheshunt workshops it was, alas, impractical.

Of course the only possbile replacement was a 1964 Frou Frou Le Stirrier. Combining effortless French styling with the silky stirring action only provided by a self levelling handle it is the spoon for the rest of my life. Quality is suspect; one has to follow a rigourous washing programme and keep it in a dry drawer overnight. Fortunately I know an indpendent specialist who refaced the bowl for me last year quite reasonably. Of course mine is one of the last of Parisian manufacture. When they shifted production to Dieppe things weren't the same.

Landlord

12,342 posts

140 months

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Doofus said:
Listen everyone, this is getting out of hand. Get a fking grip and make your own minds up about pants/shoes/handbags/pencils/bikinis or whatever the fk else you are struggling with so much.

And the rest of us needs to stop pretending to offer advice whilst actually just showing off about how much money we think is reasonable to spend on a fking bobble hat /spectacles case/purse/dog lead/coat hanger or whatever.

If I'd known that PH was going to be populated by so many useless woofters, I'd never have bought that PH t-shirt that everyone recommended...

Tut.
hehe Enjoyed that... "fking bobble hat" being a highlight.

AdeTuono

4,511 posts

110 months

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AJS- said:
I find the Giannelli Stirrosa MkIV simply unbeatable - solid platinum, handmade in Florence since 1897, and really not that expensive when you factor in the depreciation of stainless steel, and their appreciation as a collectors item.



I send them off to Italy once a year to be polished, and paid £600 for a set of 3 in 1995, with a lifetime warranty. Still look as good as new. I wouldn't have any other spoons in my kitchen.

All my friends who have common tea spoons stolen from cafes, or designer branded ones never tire of telling me how envious they are.
That is awesome. Lucky man. clap

TonyHetherington

31,786 posts

133 months

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Hugo a Gogo said:
AJS- said:
I find the Giannelli Stirrosa MkIV simply unbeatable - solid platinum, handmade in Florence since 1897, and really not that expensive when you factor in the depreciation of stainless steel, and their appreciation as a collectors item.



I send them off to Italy once a year to be polished, and paid £600 for a set of 3 in 1995, with a lifetime warranty. Still look as good as new. I wouldn't have any other spoons in my kitchen.

All my friends who have common tea spoons stolen from cafes, or designer branded ones never tire of telling me how envious they are.
that's just a Drawer Queen
I'm sick of you pretentious Giannelli 'stirrers', waving your Italian spoons over your mocca chocca lattes, never getting them wet

my Krupp Edelstahl Rührmeister Löffel 56.1 outperforms your poncy Italian spoon in every way and is a solid product of years of engineering development, tested to the highest Deutsches Kaffeeverband standards

pictured here with it's drawermate, my early Fücher Teelöffel (edit: or the UrLöffel as we call it)


Edited by Hugo a Gogo on Friday 26th October 09:09
German engineering versus your flouncy Italian pretentious stirring impliments? You may as well be using a Chinese plastic soup spoon (We don't like to use the word "spoons" over in the stirring impliment forum).

You need a good, British, stirring impliment. Bone china handle end, fine rich mahogany detailed on the finest of good British made lathes, a head to handle ratio of the famous "2 and three quarter" (a formula that's never been wrong) and a glorious stainless steel curved head. Weighing approximately 4.3kg you certainly know when you've stirred with it, but that's a good thing. This will never bend when you push it against the cup to squeeze your tea bag.

Ok, it might not last that long, the china/wood interface is difficult to get at to repair and the factory may as well not have a telephone for all the answering they do, but nevertheless, it's British and looks awesome yes


dibbers006

6,374 posts

101 months

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I don't drink tea but I'm clicking in this thread so I can become irrationally annoyed at the topic and conversation and let you all know how fking idiotic your life choices are.

I'll say I'm signing out with frustration at you inability to centre your opinion with my own but repeatedly pop back to make snide tablespoon recommendations and throw the topic off course with sarcastic suggestions of how a fork could be used for the same purpose and how all spoon users are fkwits.

HOGEPH

3,765 posts

69 months

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DrTre

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115 months

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Breasts

Tanguero

3,965 posts

84 months

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Futuramic said:
Of course the only possbile replacement was a 1964 Frou Frou Le Stirrier. Combining effortless French styling with the silky stirring action only provided by a self levelling handle it is the spoon for the rest of my life. Quality is suspect; one has to follow a rigourous washing programme and keep it in a dry drawer overnight. Fortunately I know an indpendent specialist who refaced the bowl for me last year quite reasonably. Of course mine is one of the last of Parisian manufacture. When they shifted production to Dieppe things weren't the same.
Wow - I have wanted one of these for years! Any chance of a "cup shot" of it in action?

Always assuming of course that you stir clockwise (as any right minded person should) and are not one of these weird "lefties"

AJS-

11,712 posts

119 months

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Hugo a Gogo said:
that's just a Drawer Queen
I'm sick of you pretentious Giannelli 'stirrers', waving your Italian spoons over your mocca chocca lattes, never getting them wet

my Krupp Edelstahl Rührmeister Löffel 56.1 outperforms your poncy Italian spoon in every way and is a solid product of years of engineering development, tested to the highest Deutsches Kaffeeverband standards

pictured here with it's drawermate, my early Fücher Teelöffel (edit: or the UrLöffel as we call it)
The Löffel is a wonderful spoon, and I'll grant you from an engineering perspective it's the superior coffee stirrer (though I prefer a Dijonaise Quarant for a mocca latte, given the choice).

However the Giannelli isn't about simply dissolving sugar into your coffee, or displacing exactly 56.1ml of liquid per revolution in a standard 3oz cup, it's about the sense of occasion, the passion and care that has gone into making it, the elegance of the item itself, and the look on guests faces when I hand them a Stirossa to put sugar in their coffee.

It's like comparing a BMW M5 with a Muira - yes the BMW is a better car in many ways, but you don't really feel special wafting along the Riviera in an M5.
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