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JAMES

Life's too short.


"Dr Oetkers napolitana topped with your own choice of toppings and combo-mic'd on 220C + 100W mic are very acceptable. If you don't combo them they don't come out quite right "

Another brand that I'd not touch with a barge pole! I won't eat microwaved food either. Revolting.


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Tompeters

James

"Another brand that I'd not touch with a barge pole! I won't eat microwaved food either. Revolting."

James, you've explained in the past that you are frightened of microwave ovens. Though most of us probably think you're being somewhat paranoid.

Which characteristics of Oetkers pizzas do you find "revolting"? It's not acceptable for an adult to just say "revolting" - that's juvenile talk. What about the base, when cooked as instructed? The taste of the toppings? Are they rancid to your taste, perhaps? How many have you actually cooked and tried? Suppose you were a judge on a panel asked for an objective opinion about Oetkers pizzas?

Bearing in mind that they seem to be the brand leader available in every supermarket, in the UK and across much of Europe, and they are more expensive than most own-brand frozen pizzas, clearly there are millions out there who don't agree with you!

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jampling

Life's too short...

Everyone has different tastes and we shouldn't dismiss this.

I must admit that I haven't been able to find any store-bought pizzas in Canada that suit our tastes...and I have tried hard. However, I am quite OK with a couple of the better pizza delivery options available locally. The pizzas are prepared in pizza ovens, which I do think makes a difference. I also like to get thin crust options, so maybe I am just too fussy!

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Tompeters

Not too fussy...

jampling, no you're not being too fussy, it is a matter or taste and convenience, as you say. I used to make and delight in really thick - eiderdown-thick fresh pizzas oozing with masses of tomato, anchovy and melted cheese. Turns me right off today...I much prefer thin crispy bases and yes, I am sure you're right about the oven. That's why I find the combi so good. Very hot, a bit of mic and the heat is from the top. It really is quite good if you haven't a pizza oven so combi owners, give it a try.

But I bet you'd eat my doctored Dr Oetker's if you were hungry! There's nothing 'nasty' about them...at least not the napolitana which is a meat-free product. I don't fancy the pepperoni ones...don't know what's in them!

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JAMES

Life's too short.


""Another brand that I'd not touch with a barge pole! I won't eat microwaved food either. Revolting."

James, you've explained in the past that you are frightened of microwave ovens. Though most of us probably think you're being somewhat paranoid.

Which characteristics of Oetkers pizzas do you find "revolting"? It's not acceptable for an adult to just say "revolting" - that's juvenile talk. What about the base, when cooked as instructed? The taste of the toppings? Are they rancid to your taste, perhaps? How many have you actually cooked and tried? Suppose you were a judge on a panel asked for an objective opinion about Oetkers pizzas?

Bearing in mind that they seem to be the brand leader available in every supermarket, in the UK and across much of Europe, and they are more expensive than most own-brand frozen pizzas, clearly there are millions out there who don't agree with you!"


Firstly, I am not "frightened" of microwaves ovens, I simply prefer my food to be edible, something they are not capable of.

Thank you for your comment regarding my "juvenile"
language. I disagree on that, but then I also find it unacceptable to create a new account on a website that you were previously banned from for being a trouble maker but apparently you do not, Lemain.


As for being on a taste panel for such a product, well obviously I would simply not accept it would I..........

Market leader? All supermarkets? It's not stocked in any of the 4 that I have here, and it's dirt cheap in those that do slightly further away, and always on offer (nothing wrong with a special offer of course!!), not expensive.

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JAMES

Jampling.


"Everyone has different tastes and we shouldn't dismiss this.

I must admit that I haven't been able to find any store-bought pizzas in Canada that suit our tastes...and I have tried hard. However, I am quite OK with a couple of the better pizza delivery options available locally. The pizzas are prepared in pizza ovens, which I do think makes a difference. I also like to get thin crust options, so maybe I am just too fussy!"


I've given up on them now, Jampling. The "Pizza Express" ones are prob the best here in the UK, but still not good enough. Like you, I do have a couple of places I can order lovely fresh and hot ones so that is what we do if pizza is required. (Even my own home made are not up to much to be honest, maybe you are right and its the pizza oven issue? )

Don't know why a manufacturer cannot "crack it"
but they have not so far. Same with shop bought cheese sauce, not a single decent one on sale in the UK. Yes, of course I normally make my own, but we all have those evenings when we just want to cheat a bit........... Actually, shop bought gravy is the same, always horrid, but luckily, Gravy Queen has taught me well and I usually have an extra pot in the freezer! :) Very handy for a mid week sausage and mash meal.

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Darkginger

Pizza

You're all mad. There is only one acceptable pizza, and that's a 14" Domino's delivery 'build your own' with extra anchovies, green pepper, mushrooms, jalapenos, black olives and pepperoni. Only worth getting on a Tuesday when they do 2 for the price of one. Or, in my case, not getting one at all because you're on a low carb diet. Growl.

Be nice to each other, people. It's only a cooking chat :)

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JAMES

Pizza.

Ooooh, not sure I've tried Dominos. Normally use a place here called Lupa cos it's a small local firm. To be fair, it is a little more expensive than the chains but the food is hot, fresh, delivered quickly and always good. Don't have pizza very often so the small, and it is only about £1 more expensive additional cost is OK. I do like to support local firms where possible and I'm lucky here, I know plenty of people that don't have any these days!

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The Cat's Mother

Life's too short...........


As for 'therapeutic' activities, I think Ghandi used to advocate spinning for a certain time each day....wool, with a spinning-wheel, of course, not an aerobatic manoeuvre!"

Thanks for the advice - I am doing some knitting at the moment which I haven't done for ages - I find it therapeutic, but no so simple as I remember - my arthritic fingers are not quite so nimble1

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Welshcookie

Life's too short........

.....to use a pestle and mortar.

Actually there are a few things I use it for, but only a few.

 
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