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Ron_L
10-08-2011, 11:05 PM
We bought some FireWire flexible skewers at the KCBS banquet in January and finally got around to use them tonight :rolleyes:

I took skinless boneless chicken breasts and marinated them in the house dressing from a local pizza place and skewered them with a mix of green and orange bell peppers, sweet onions, zucchini, mushrooms, pineapple, and canned potatoes (regular potatoes don't cook fast enough). Then I grilled the kabobs while basting with the extra dressing. They came out very good and the Firewires worked well. I looped the straight end through the loop at the other end and used that point to pick them up and flip them.

troytime
10-08-2011, 11:08 PM
i like mine a lot and use them regularly

at first it was a bit tricky to keep the pointy end in the grill long enough to disinfect it and then use tongs to pull it out and leave it hang outside the grill

JMSetzler
10-08-2011, 11:09 PM
I have seen those before and wondered if they are any good. I'm glad to hear a positive feedback on them from someone here. Thanks!

Gore
10-08-2011, 11:33 PM
I have a set. I used them once. What I disliked was flipping the food. They didn't seem to have any grip and spun around inside the food. I had to use tongs to flip the individual pieces, which took a lot more time. Probably I should try them again, but I use wooden sticks and several metal skewers and never had such difficulties before.

troytime
10-08-2011, 11:36 PM
I have a set. I used them once. What I disliked was flipping the food. They didn't seem to have any grip and spun around inside the food. I had to use tongs to flip the individual pieces, which took a lot more time. Probably I should try them again, but I use wooden sticks and several metal skewers and never had such difficulties before.

pick the whole thing up by the point and lay it back down again on the other side.

Gore
10-08-2011, 11:43 PM
pick the whole thing up by the point and lay it back down again on the other side.

Thanks, I'll give it a try. I remember the last time, there was a LOT of slippage. That might work though.

DIRTYBIRDZ
10-09-2011, 12:41 AM
I use mine all the time. Works great for me.

NorthwestBBQ
10-09-2011, 02:12 AM
I thought you meant:

http://www.gttkc.com/shop/images/firewire4-6.jpg

:-P

BigBobBQ
10-09-2011, 04:31 AM
that looks very good, I havent tried kabobs yet but I will.

Al Czervik
10-09-2011, 06:58 AM
Tasty looking kabobs Ron! :clap2:

twinsfan
10-09-2011, 09:13 AM
Tasty looking kabobs Ron! :clap2:

The FireWire cable looks tasty as well!

Ron_L
10-09-2011, 09:39 AM
i like mine a lot and use them regularly

at first it was a bit tricky to keep the pointy end in the grill long enough to disinfect it and then use tongs to pull it out and leave it hang outside the grill

Why would you need to leave it hanging out side the grill?

Thanks, I'll give it a try. I remember the last time, there was a LOT of slippage. That might work though.

There was slippage at first. The diameter of the straight piece at the one end of the wire is bigger that the wire, so the whole in the food is bigger. But, it seemes that once the food shrunk a bit things tightened up.

Johnny_Crunch
10-09-2011, 09:59 AM
My wife got me some of those but I have not tried them yet. Thanks for the motivator!

Phubar
10-09-2011, 10:22 AM
Looking mighty Phine Ronelle!
We have those over here as well but I don't see much Dutch Brethren use them.
Most of the time we use these kind of SS skewers...



http://www.koopjegereedschap.nl/media/Weber/Weber_Satepennen.jpg?width=500

troytime
10-09-2011, 11:01 AM
[QUOTE=Ron_L;1811887]Why would you need to leave it hanging out side the grill?


so the tips aren't hot and I can use my bare hands to flip them.

deepsouth
10-09-2011, 11:05 AM
awesome ron. we love using our firewires.

Ron_L
10-09-2011, 11:43 AM
Why would you need to leave it hanging out side the grill?


so the tips aren't hot and I can use my bare hands to flip them.

Makes sense. I just used tongs.

Shiz-Nit
10-09-2011, 12:44 PM
food looks good Bro.

I have a set of them I like to use in the Big Green Eggs... I can get more on at one time useing them.

Gore
10-09-2011, 01:39 PM
There was slippage at first. The diameter of the straight piece at the one end of the wire is bigger that the wire, so the whole in the food is bigger. But, it seemes that once the food shrunk a bit things tightened up.

The holes in my food never shrunk I guess. The food just spun around like a merry-go-round and always ended up with the same side down, of course. Seems like a bit of a design flaw.

Ron_L
10-09-2011, 02:11 PM
The holes in my food never shrunk I guess. The food just spun around like a merry-go-round and always ended up with the same side down, of course. Seems like a bit of a design flaw.

I think that's a problem with any single-tine skewer. I didn't have a problem last night with the Firewire, but i have seen the same thing with metal and bamboo skewers. The dual tine skewers that Phu posted are great because they eliminate the spin.

Gore
10-09-2011, 02:18 PM
I think that's a problem with any single-tine skewer. I didn't have a problem last night with the Firewire, but i have seen the same thing with metal and bamboo skewers. The dual tine skewers that Phu posted are great because they eliminate the spin.

I definitely agree with you. When I saw the pic of Phubar's skewers I was really jealous. I had metal skewers in the past with this problem. I also had some metal skewers that were not round, but square in cross-section, so I never had this problem -- I imagine I lost those in a move. I don't have the problem so much with bamboo, but with the Firewires it was really bad -- just my one experience.

Stoke&Smoke
10-09-2011, 02:29 PM
Grabbed a bunch of these last year toward the end of the summer. The local Jewel/Osco had them discounted to 4.50 a pack! I've yet to break them in though...I'm on vaca this week so might be a good excuse to try 'em!

Ron_L
10-09-2011, 03:29 PM
I definitely agree with you. When I saw the pic of Phubar's skewers I was really jealous. I had metal skewers in the past with this problem. I also had some metal skewers that were not round, but square in cross-section, so I never had this problem -- I imagine I lost those in a move. I don't have the problem so much with bamboo, but with the Firewires it was really bad -- just my one experience.

Weber used to sell the dual-tine skewers. That what I usually use and they work great.