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11-23-2002, 07:01 AM
Wow, two posts in one day! This may be my last for a while. :) I have a question. I saw an ad for an Ulu knife on pg. 199 of CL Dec. issue. I went to their website and it looks very interesting. I was thinking of ordering one for my in laws as a gift. Do any of you have one or have you heard anything about them? :confused: :confused: Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
11-23-2002, 07:12 AM
I bought one two years ago on my Alaskan cruise. I used it all the time when it was new, but haven't used it in a while. I'm not sure why I quit using it, worked pretty well once I got the hang of it.
If you get one, be sure to get the cutting board that is shaped like the knife.
11-24-2002, 08:26 AM
My mom and dad brought me an ulu knife and the cutting board while they were on their Alaskan cruise. I LOVE it!! I've used it on numerous herbs and vegetables, but I think that curved "bowl-shaped" cutting board is just perfect for tomatoes! I like the fact that the juice all stays in one place. I use grape tomatoes all years (especially in the winter when regular tomatoes are horrid)...those little round things stay contained perfectly while chopping them.
11-24-2002, 08:36 AM
I've got one too. My parents bought it for me when they also went to Alaska. I guess it works pretty well, but to be honest, I always forget that I have it so I never use it.:rolleyes: I'm not even sure where it is right now. :o :o I might have to go dig it out. I like the idea of using it for tomatoes.
I LOVE mine. It's perfect when I have a small amount of something to chop and don't want to use a big cutting board, or don't want small somethings rolling around on a big board on it's way to the pot. Tip: don't leave the ulu in water... mine is wooden handled and it's a little loose now. Also the blade had a bit of rust on the top....
11-25-2002, 09:49 AM
I have one, but to be honest, I very rarely use it. It was a gift from my father, and in truth, I've made a point to use it twice so there are little scratches in the bowl and he'll know I've actually used it.:o It works well, I guess I'm just not in the habit of chopping things in that way--it just seems so much easier to me to grab my chef's knife and go chop chop chop. (there's probably a bit of snobbery there too--I keep hearing people criticizing Nigella Lawson for always and only using her mezzaluna, thereby implying she has no knife skills) That said, I do intend to try using it more, especially for things like herbs. But even if I don't, it's truly a beautiful object, and I like looking at it where it hangs on my wall of my kitchen. In fact, my DBF designed my spice rack (which he made) specifically so it would complement the woods in my Ulu!
12-11-2002, 09:22 PM
My parents also bought us one when they went to Alaska. I should probably open it and try to use it...
12-13-2002, 06:56 PM
I spent three years of my childhood in Alaska and my family always used our ulus for cutting steak. This year for Christmas, I decided to ask Mom for my ulu, which was engraved with my name and an outline of Alaska. This posting brought back many memories of eating steak on Sunday in Alaska. . .Thanks!
12-13-2002, 09:30 PM
I've always wanted one, sort of a "back to my roots" thing since I was born in Alaska. With all the good reviews of ulus for dicing herbs, I may just put it on my Xmas list.
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