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Old 05-12-2005, 08:26 AM   #71
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LOL Marge! 42 years is plenty of time to learn Japanese
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Old 05-12-2005, 08:55 AM   #72
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42 years is plenty to experiment and find out how it works without learning Japanese or instructions. Thou what am I talking about I have a bread machine that was giving to us as a wedding gift, just about a 13 years ago, and I am yet to take it out of the box.
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Old 05-13-2005, 01:58 AM   #73
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Well, let me go back to the beginning and repeat to what I started with. I complain not about converting pounds into grams or vise versa. I was complaining about the fact that in one recipe you find pounds, cups, tablespoon teaspoon, pinch and so on. In metric everything is measured in grams, that is it. So it is not the fact of conversion that bothers me.
A lot of the European recipes I have use metric but I find that they use both volume and weight in most of them. Most professional recipes use weight measurements, esp. in the baking industry.

You can find conversion charts for volume measurements to weight in many cookbooks such as The Pie and Pastry Bible.
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Old 05-13-2005, 04:43 PM   #74
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I like my bread machine but the rice cooker is too big..can't even get my son to take it and he has two sons..if I keep it long enough it will become a Antique...
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Old 05-16-2005, 10:13 AM   #75
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... the rice cooker is too big...
You know I'm looking to get one right now, how big is it? I want to make sure so I don't buy big one.
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Old 05-16-2005, 11:14 PM   #76
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Gee Charlie ... it's not that hard to figure out the size you need. How much rice do you normally make and what is the most you would ever want to make? If you normally make 2-4 cups, but would like to be able to double it to 8 cups sometimes, then find a cooker that will handle 2-8 cups. Obviously, if you're never going to make more than 8 cups you don't need as 12-cup cooker.
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Well, i usually don't make rice as I do not have rice cooker, I do often go to my neighbors to eat diner there, when they make rice, in their cooker. I just love the way it comes out of the rice cooker, much better than on the stove top.
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Old 05-17-2005, 12:29 AM   #78
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Ok Charlie - so you don't make rice because you don't have a rice cooker ..... take what I said before and substitute "how much would you make" for "how much do you make". Geez ...

Rice cookers start at 3-cups and go up to 20-cups, or more, capacity. Figure out how much rice you want to make and go from there.
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Trivia Note; Rice cookers are the most populous electric appliances in the world, 2 billion Chinese can't all be wrong
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... Figure out how much rice you want to make and go from there...
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I know you are right, I'm just being lazy. Also I have tendency to over do it. Whenever I cook, I cook too much. Of course I have an excuse, a big family, but it is just an excuse. For some reason I canít cook a little, even when I want to I end up with a lot. Quite few times I start cooking in one pot and then all of a sadden I have to switch to a bigger one. I guess itís all because I donít use recipes.

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