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Old 07-14-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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My kitchen purchase of the week

I'm not gadget orientated in the kitchen. It has to work better than any other tool or it doesn't get bought.

I had a 10 "Lakeland" voucher which needed spending so I took myself off to the nearest Lakeland store this afternoon (driving up the motorway with all the car windows open was the only cool place I could find). Had a quick pootle round the baking area and didn't find anything I needed and moved on the electric kettle display as I need a new one and they had one of their own brand on offer. While there I saw a gadget which I had scoffed at in the catalogue but which looked a lot more sensible in real life. A one-cup tea and coffee maker (like a miniature filter coffee machine). Only 500watts and just made enough for one cup. As there was already 5 off the full price and I had the voucher it only cost 4.99 so I took the plunge. Just used it for a cup of tea and I think it will take a bit of experimentation - I like strong tea but this was STRONG!! However, it's quick, cheap to run and made a good cuppa. Will be interesting to see what it does with coffee.

Very pleased with it so far. Obviously not for a family but great for one person. My "jug" kettle has to have a minimum of 2 big mugs of water in it so it's quite wasteful but this just boils a mug or cupful.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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Ah, one of our favorite topics here. A good cup of coffee/tea. I hope you enjoy your new maker and figure out it's idiosyncrasies.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:02 PM   #3
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On a visit to see my very good friend in Arizona, I saw she had a "desktop" coffee maker in her kitchen. It was rubbish for when we both wanted a good mug of coffee but perfect for one person. As soon as I got home, I got myself on Amazon and found one.

I use it every day.

(I have a cafetiere in case anyone visits and wants a coffee instead of tea.)

Oh, and my American friend thinks I am "un-British" for drinking coffee instead of tea!
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:32 PM   #4
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I had a quick pootle this morning

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Old 07-14-2013, 09:49 PM   #5
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I had a quick pootle this morning


Oh no! What do you mean pacanis? I was just about to go to bed! How did you pootle? And what does it have to do with tea or coffee!
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:10 PM   #6
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Oh no! What do you mean pacanis? I was just about to go to bed! How did you pootle? And what does it have to do with tea or coffee!
Lets just say it wasn't a quick pootle around the baking area
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:18 PM   #7
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Lets just say it wasn't a quick pootle around the baking area
Now, Pac, you really have to quit pootling in the baking area. We've warned you before.
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Lets just say it wasn't a quick pootle around the baking area
No idea. (seriously). Is this a DC thing?
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:25 PM   #9
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Now, Pac, you really have to quit pootling in the baking area. We've warned you before.
C'mon Dawgluver - I'm a newbie - what have I stumbled into here?

I spent a lot of time reading the "makin bacon" thread yesterday and it was so funny!

But I think I may have annoyed people or something?

Are new people just annoying because they are new?
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:27 PM   #10
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We're allowed to be annoying as long as we do not annoy anybody else.

In my city we are just getting used driving in the new round-abouts.

So you may imagine what it means to pootle to buy a hottle.
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