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bagpuss



Joined: 09 Dec 2004
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Location: cambridge
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 06 9:48 am    Post subject: raclette Reply with quote
    

Over the weekend I was at a friends house and we had for dinner, raclette and by this I might the device that was used to cook the food rather than the cheese itself

I was rather taken with the idea and fancy one myself

with christmas up and coming I have mostly convinced my OH that we have the space to store one

My friend had the tefal racelette which seemed good but only have 6 pans. A little googling shows there are various different models with both 6 or 8 pans (8 would be ideal but 6 is fair enough) but other than tefal none of them have recogniseable manufacturers

So my question is do any of you already have one and if so which one and what do you think of it?

thanks

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 06 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I think Mark has one. We're eating at his place on Thursday, I'll ask him. I rekon also that Wildfoodjunkie and her husband will have an opinion on this.

Camile



Joined: 26 Apr 2006
Posts: 376
Location: Co. Galway - Ireland
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 06 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

They are brilliant !

go for one ! we had one Raclette last week again and it's gorgeous ...
(we usualy bring loads of Raclette cheese over when we come back to France or when someone comes over)

the one we have has actually 2 plates on top .. one for "crepes" and one is the stone to cook one .. so you can cook your meat or whatever else on top while waiting for the cheese to melt !

Camile

Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 18397
Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 06 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Um, isn't raclette just a posh way of saying a fondue? Very Abigail's Party! (oh dear - showing my age)

Camile



Joined: 26 Apr 2006
Posts: 376
Location: Co. Galway - Ireland
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 06 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nope .. Raclette is different than Fondue ...

Raclette is the cheese itself (but you can make it with any other cheese that melts) ..

but the idea of raclette is a small individual pan .. fondue is a big pot with various melted cheese in it .. where everyone dips in with various thing..

You would have fondue savoyarde .. with cheese ..

and fondue bourguignonne .. with diced beef !

humm yummie ..

Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 18397
Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 06 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

When we were over in France in August, we had dinner at my brothers' local bar and Gervase and I had thin strips of raw beef which we could cook on a sort of little cast iron barbeque/hot plate in front of us on the table - all served up with a lovely green salad and fries. It was brilliant becasue you could cook you beef exactly as you wanted it! I'd love to get one here - but no idea where to get them.

Camile



Joined: 26 Apr 2006
Posts: 376
Location: Co. Galway - Ireland
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 06 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That's exactly what we have on top of our raclette thingy ...

And the "crepes" plate can be turned and it's a grill plate .. brilliant !

that's what I meant with the stone on top (we call it Pierrade) .. and indeed it's brilliant ..

so try to get one like us and you would kill 2 birds with one stone !

this is more or less the one we have (our is Tefal):


The grill part is a "crepier" underneath if you turn it upside down ..

bagpuss



Joined: 09 Dec 2004
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Location: cambridge
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 06 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

where did you get that from Camile it looks perfect?

Camile



Joined: 26 Apr 2006
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Location: Co. Galway - Ireland
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 06 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Imported it from France ...

RosemaryJane



Joined: 16 Jan 2006
Posts: 46
Location: Hertfordshire
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 06 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

This site seems to have a good choice.... hmmm might get one myself

https://www.cafe-raclette.com/Category.asp?Category=Cat1

Penny Outskirts



Joined: 18 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 06 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

RosemaryJane wrote:
This site seems to have a good choice.... hmmm might get one myself

https://www.cafe-raclette.com/Category.asp?Category=Cat1


Can I come to dinner please, if you do - it looks yum:D

RosemaryJane



Joined: 16 Jan 2006
Posts: 46
Location: Hertfordshire
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 06 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

No, I am not buying anything..... forgot for a minute there but yes Penny you can come to dinner any time

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24581
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 06 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Am I being dense? What does it do? Not come across these before.

What I am imagining is cooking 'things' on the stone, but what are the little pans for?

RosemaryJane



Joined: 16 Jan 2006
Posts: 46
Location: Hertfordshire
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 06 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

you put raclette cheese in the pans and it melts and you pour it over potato or any vegetables, I didnt know you could get them with grills on top, I have only seen the cheese melter sort before

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24581
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 06 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

oooh: sounds yummy. If only I had a) the space for another 'thing' and b) the money to buy one...

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