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kitchen equipment purchasers anonymous
Mon 29-Mar-10
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Ruthdigs
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It's inspiring how positive everyone stays, I applaud you lovely peoples.  WellDoneStarWellDoneStarWellDone

Back on track – no no no you don't need yoghurt makers – you can use a flask!  I haven't tried this yet but there's several 'how to' guides floating about on t'internet.  This is one of the simplest, this has more info on the process. 

Phew – a narrow escape from the acquisition of more kitchen stuff there!  Big_Laugh

Mon 29-Mar-10
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I shall try this Ruth just as soon as I can get some full fat milk  and yoghurt - Thursday I am going to town to the dentist, so I shall  take the opportunity to do a shopping then.  Thanks  Big_Hug

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Mon 29-Mar-10
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Goodness me, so many people on here are suffering from one form of illness / disability or other. You poor people. Makes me realise how lucky I am, personally


You can cease to worry about me Danny, my foot is completely better. Must have been the shoes so I guess that will be a saga trying to find some trainers - nice brown sand coloured ones to match the dusty roads will be usefulCheers

Mon 29-Mar-10
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I made yogurt in a flask for years. It was hard to keep it scrupulously clean. It was too tall to keep in the fridge, and getting the yogurt out meant the curd (does yougurt have curd?) was cut, so the yogurt was a thinner mess than I now get from the yogurt maker. It was hard to get all the yogurt out. And this was in a wide-neck flask. Frown

So for me the yogurt maker has been money and space well used. 

http://www.lakeland.co.uk/electric-yoghurt-maker/

It works well, I can make 500ml at a time or up to 1000 ml if I think I will be able to use it before it goes off. So for me, the yogurt maker wins!Smile

Mon 29-Mar-10
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phew and there I was thinking I wouldnt be able to get another gadget!!Eeek

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The Lakeland yogurt maker is v. good.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Tue 30-Mar-10
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I've only just read up on this, which is very remiss of me I know. I do apologise.

I'm not sure I'm one of you though. I like the idea of gadgets, and was the recipient of a Goerge Formby grill which lives in its box on top of a cupboard, but apart from the sandwich toaster which goes through phases of intense use then gets left fallow for a while, I'm pretty much gadget free.

The Sam has an amazing collection of coffee related gadgets, but I'm just as happy with the cheap nasty freeze dried instant stuff, so I don't quite get the point of the multiple bean grinders and filter things and the espresso machine with cup/teacake heating plate or the bizarre aero pump thing that makes super strength espresso shots. But they keep him happy, so in that respect I'm in favour of them.

At the ideal home show last weekend I saw this thing for spaghettifying stuff. You can make virtually enything into the shape of spaghetti, fruit juices, soup, whatever. I think it's essentially a brushed aluminium and stupidly expensive version of the play-doh fun factory.

Actually, I've just thought, does a cupcake tree count as a gadget? I have one of those. I think it was bought for me as a not so subtle hint that I should make more cupcakes. I also have silicone cupcake cases, though only 12, and the tree holds 23 cupcakes. so I shall have to get more.

The only other gadget I really wanted was a mechanical hand whisk. they make a fantastic noise, and always remind me of a hand drill. But since the Sam had one, I now as good as have one, so my gadget cravings are sated. He also has a little blender thing that can be a stick blender, or an electric balloon whisk, and it has a flask thing or a bit bith a blade in. it's quite clever I suppose, and I used it to puree a lemon once. He sometimes uses it to make soup.

Our housemate has a Kitchen Aid which is chronically underused. I may have to rectify this by starting to bake bread.

I had a thought, D, which is a pretty rare occurence and I had to have a little lie down in a darkened room afterwards. Once this trading post style thing gets set up, might it be less daunting to suggest to F that your sexy red kitchen aid could be passed on that way? she might feel less bereft if it was rehomed to someone she knew would cherish it appropriately, perhaps send you pictures of it being used, that sort of thing.

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Tue 30-Mar-10
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Aha - a cupcake tree most definitely does count - you have been outed Rae Mond!  Big_Laugh

A word of caution re the silicone cases though - have you actually used them yet?  There's a few of us that seem to have had bad experiences with them, although others have found them ok.

I love idea of a teacake heating coffee maker - have to get myself one of those to add to the, er - 3 coffee makers I already posess!  Whistle

Tue 30-Mar-10
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I have some of the tiny silicon cake cases (they were on special offer/end of a line a couple of years ago) and use them for making chocolates---a thin layer of choc can then have something on top, or just look pretty on its own. Or they can be used for making filled chocs--chocolate, then filling, then chocolate. Mmmm. Good thing I need to work all afternoon, or I might be tempted to make some now! Whistle

Tue 30-Mar-10
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I have used the silicone cases and they've been fine. They were a gfit from my mother which I think she said she go from somewhere like What!, which did make me suspicious as the bargain copies of things like that tend to be rubbish.

I was looking at the link to the cccshop that someone posted in another place, and now I also quite fancy making chocolates. Though it could just be that at this point in lent I spend more and more time thinking about chocolate.

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Wed 31-Mar-10
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I went into the kitchen departments of 2 department stores this afternoon and didn't buy anything.Laugh There was nothing I wanted--clearly they were not trying hard enough. Big_LaughThat was before I went to the optician, so maybe I was just being cautious in case I had to spend a fortune on glasses. The eye test showed I just don't need new glasses, which is a relief. I then went to the supermarket, first time since Christmas, and stocked up with things I can't get locally.

Maybe I am just biding my time till I visit DD next month, and we go to John Lewis. I am sure we can lead each other astray there.Smile (Must remember that before I joined this forum I recommended the blog to both offspring for recipes, mostly involving sloes and gin.Sloe_Gin Don't know if either of them look at this forum, I do know both like kitchen gadgets but don't have much room for them and both make fruit gins.)

Wed 31-Mar-10
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Rae Mond said ..."Our housemate has a Kitchen Aid which is chronically underused."  Oh the horror Monster   I shall blatantly break one of the 10 commandments and ENVY you. You must liberate it. After all, so many desserts, so little time  - get cracking Laugh

Life is uncertain ………… eat dessert first!

Sun 31-Oct-10
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After months of being on the wagon and not buying kitchen things, I have just bought a pressure cooker, and am waiting for it to arrive.

I blame feeling fed up because there is no end in sight to the work in the kitchen, and seeing the frames of new cupboards and realizing that I really will have more storage space. And of course, I do need it. whistle I have wanted one that works for years now, and I can't do much cooking at the moment so it seems sensible to cook quickly and not add to the damp in the kitchen.

I am finding myself looking at the Lakeland site, which is always tempting. I am also trying hard to resist buying a juicer- this one looks good but expensive -since I can't dry many apples this year.

How are the rest of you faring?

Sun 31-Oct-10
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Cripes, that's expensive!  I can't recall the last time I bought something for the kitchen.  It's so small that I can't fit anything else in there.  Pressure cookers frighten the life out of me.

I'll try that again!

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