General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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swede
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7878 posts since 21/3/09

9 Jul 2018 11:17
I understand cooking meat on them is excellent due to the retention of heat vs shitty thin alu pans

do you not oil it a bit after cleaning?
eazypz
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2979 posts since 16/4/10

9 Jul 2018 12:14
https://www.checkfrank.co.uk/anolon-nouvelle-copper-frying-pan/566071?dfw_tracker=34346-566071&gclid;=EAIaIQobChMIueG88v6R3AIVwbYYCh1qggKaEAQYByABEgLP9PD_BwE&utm;_campaign=adwords&utm;_medium=shopping&utm;_source=google

Have got these Anolon Nouvelle Non stick pans like the above. Have got a part copper base, warm up fast, good heat retention and safe to go in the oven. They wash up so easy, never have to scrub them hard, if at all.


swede
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7878 posts since 21/3/09

9 Jul 2018 12:21
those look very good - cheers for that. solid riveted handle too. cannot be dealing with screws
Sholto
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481 posts since 25/12/12

9 Jul 2018 12:44
Can someone how this cast iron pan business works - 'seasoning' and not cleaning it with soap? Sounds interesting if anyone has a link with good info. Thanks
eazypz
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2979 posts since 16/4/10

9 Jul 2018 12:45
If you can get them sent over from the US then you can get them cheap.
They’ve got a stainless steel sauté pan which I’ll get eventually as well.
swede
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7878 posts since 21/3/09

9 Jul 2018 12:48
Sholto wrote: Can someone how this cast iron pan business works - 'seasoning' and not cleaning it with soap? Sounds interesting if anyone has a link with good info. Thanks

https://www.seriouseats.com/2016/09/how-to-season-cast-iron-pans-skillets-cookware.html
swede
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7878 posts since 21/3/09

9 Jul 2018 12:49
nice eazypz. might be able to send the mrs over to get some
padawan
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4024 posts since 27/6/03

9 Jul 2018 12:59
I Re-seal my cast iron griddle every month or so - peace of p*ss!
diederik
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3179 posts since 16/8/11

9 Jul 2018 14:26
swede wrote: I understand cooking meat on them is excellent due to the retention of heat vs shitty thin alu pans

do you not oil it a bit after cleaning?

Yeah drop of oil and wipe with kitchen paper
Seasoning is easy indeed, just is a bit of smokey so make sure you open a window Eye-wink
nothingelseworked
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3212 posts since 21/2/10

12 Jul 2018 13:15
Any decent rewards/cashback credit card's around atm just for general spending? Not big purchase or anything and not looking for airmiles/hotels type rewards.

Was considering: https://www.americanexpress.com/uk/credit-cards/platinum-cashback-everyday-credit-card/?linknav=uk-amex-cardshop-allcards-learn-PlatCashBackEverydayCC
swede
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7878 posts since 21/3/09

12 Jul 2018 14:49
yeah I have got that. despite what they say, you can't use it everywhere. even some petrol stations don't take amex
2925mark
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1993 posts since 18/10/07

18 Jul 2018 10:07
Anyone claimed PPI? Have used a 3rd party to do the ball ache of finding out whether I'm owed. Now I know I am, is it easy enough to pursue on your own when dealing with the bank directly? I've read money forums on this and there seems to be contrasting views.
andymakesglasses
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20167 posts since 26/1/06

18 Jul 2018 11:39
I did it a couple of years ago. Copied a generic letter from a forum (I forget which one but I'm sure Googling will find you one) and sent it to my credit card company. They sent a reply back trying to wriggle out of it so I replied being more insistent and they sent back an offer for several hundred quid. It was very easy.
generic_guy
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9218 posts since 16/9/02

18 Jul 2018 12:17
It is a piece of piss to do yourself.
The only thing you need to be careful of is whether whatever you signed means the 3rd party get their massive cut of your money whoever raises this with the bank.

For anyone else please don't go to a third party, they do the tiniest amount of work and take a huge cut of your money.
Just go to Moneysavingexpert and follow the guide there:
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/reclaim/ppi-loan-insurance/
Burt
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5430 posts since 3/1/10

18 Jul 2018 12:27
Not PPI per sé but if any fuk'er has had a Lloyds Gold account in the past and paid out a monthly tenner for the privilege, it's worth giving them a call to see whether you're entitled to any recompense especially if you signed up for it when you were younger and had no chance of maintaining the grand in your account which waives the monthly change.
LFC
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3622 posts since 14/6/11

18 Jul 2018 13:56
Caught speeding and been offered the course or the fine. Last time I just took the points and the fine as I fuckin hate people but could do without the points.

Anyone been on one of the courses and can tell me what it’s like please?

If there’s any type of group activity shit you have to do then I’m out. Thanks.
Ruca
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396 posts since 22/2/12

18 Jul 2018 14:05
LFC wrote: Caught speeding and been offered the course or the fine. Last time I just took the points and the fine as I fuckin hate people but could do without the points.

Anyone been on one of the courses and can tell me what it’s like please?

If there’s any type of group activity shit you have to do then I’m out. Thanks.

I did one a few months back, pretty boring but there is little to no participation involved, a few group discussions but nothing too major, probably worth doing over points tho surely?
Davinho
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2203 posts since 2/12/08

18 Jul 2018 14:19
I’ve done it and vowed to take the points next time as it was so irritating, I’ve got a clean licence though. My 4 hour session ran over because a couple of keen beans kept asking really obvious questions, then there were the idiots arguing with the people running the course that they weren’t supposed to be there as if it was some kind of conspiracy. People are pricks, I agree.
eazypz
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2979 posts since 16/4/10

18 Jul 2018 15:36
Davinho wrote: I’ve done it and vowed to take the points next time as it was so irritating, I’ve got a clean licence though. My 4 hour session ran over because a couple of keen beans kept asking really obvious questions, then there were the idiots arguing with the people running the course that they weren’t supposed to be there as if it was some kind of conspiracy. People are pricks, I agree.

This but I'd definitely do the course instead of points, even after doing the course.
illwill
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3533 posts since 17/5/04

posted 18 Jul 2018 15:50, edited 18 Jul 2018 15:50
Davinho wrote: I’ve done it and vowed to take the points next time as it was so irritating, I’ve got a clean licence though. My 4 hour session ran over because a couple of keen beans kept asking really obvious questions, then there were the idiots arguing with the people running the course that they weren’t supposed to be there as if it was some kind of conspiracy. People are pricks, I agree.

I definitely echo this. Most miserable hours of my life.

Deffo take the points if you're clean. Might be worth doing the course if you're on 3. I think insurance starts to go up at 6. Might be a myth though.