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kitchen equipment purchasers anonymous
Sun 31-Oct-10
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devongarden
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I agree, it looks outrageously expensive. So the question is, is a juicer worth having, since less expensive ones are much less efficient and much harder to clean. Does anyone have one?

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I have one and when we had a glut of apples it was great. Not so many apples this year and last year so haven't used it. Mind you it does make a mess and dribbles on the counter which is kind of scary with electric.whistle

Mon 1-Nov-10
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yes i have one given to me by the lady at the charity shop as they are not allowed to sell electrical items its been gathering dust since last year and taking up cupboard space not quite sure what im going to do with it , somebody must want one

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Toffeeapple said:

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.


 

Me too and to be honest I don't really know why.  I think it's a prejudice I've inherited from my mother, she definitely doesn't like them.

Mon 1-Nov-10
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My aunt used to use hers every day to cook her lunch, everything went in at the same time, would there have been compartments?  I can't recall but I do know that I'd get frightened every time it hissed.

I'll try that again!

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My pressure cooker is supposed not to hiss, apparently. It should come in the next couple of days. smile

My mother had one, which may be why I have always considered them part of the basic kitchen equipment. I do remember one very early attempt at using my first one, that ended up with chicken stock on the ceiling.... of a rented flat with a high ceiling and no ladder  whistle

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wave Pressure cookers frighten the living daylights out of me.  Or perhaps my personality is more suited to the slow cooker.   big_laugh

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Danuta, I'm just like you - my Mum had one and used it a lot (as she worked full-time), but I have a dread of putting things 'under pressure' - hubby forgot to put the seal in the espresso coffee machine once - and coffee and grouts go a long, long way !!!!!!  big_laugh

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Bought a pasta making machine 5 months ago, wanted one for ages, but too frightened to use it.  Hmm ice cream machine next per chance.

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Fiona, I have a pasta machine, and I think the biggest drawback is having to make so much!

Like all machines, it makes sense to use it to its capacity, but ends up being far too much, well, for us anyway.

For that reason, I haven't used it for ages " and now I feel it's taking up useful cupboard space! No pleasing some people (me!). laugh

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HAS ANYONE TRIED ceramic knives, peelers ... if not then you should!  A friend gave me a ceramic peeler recently and it is really superb; it doesn't blunt either!  Apparently Lidl do them too, so not too expensive!

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Yip, got a set from Brico, I managed to break the blade right across the middle!!  Jim couldn't believe it, they are meant to be indestructable.  Obviously I'm stronger than I thought.  Dinae be messing wi me haha.

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lol  got mine from super u: dropped it on the floor yesterday and was terrified that it would break but it was ok!! phew!

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shelley said:

HAS ANYONE TRIED ceramic knives, peelers ... if not then you should!  A friend gave me a ceramic peeler recently and it is really superb; it doesn't blunt either!  Apparently Lidl do them too, so not too expensive!


 

You are leading me astray! I had wondered about them...eeek
My new pressure cooker has arrived.  smile It would be nice to have a sink to wash it up in, not a washing up bowl in the bath tub.... thumbs_down

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Bought a new ice cream maker whilst in England as hubby does like his ice-cream. Need to make some now though. I was going to buy a mouli but after studying a site about applesauce and noticed that they used a kitchen aid gadget, I realised that I actually had the same one and didn't need a mouli after all. Saved!whistle

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