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Old 11-22-2013, 01:25 PM   #31
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Hooray for you, taxlady! I looooooove mine. I see you selected the black one. Mine is the die cast version.

I just used mine this morning to make pie crust...in a flash! Yeah!

You're going to have a ball with it.
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:55 PM   #32
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Hooray for you, taxlady! I looooooove mine. I see you selected the black one. Mine is the die cast version.

I just used mine this morning to make pie crust...in a flash! Yeah!

You're going to have a ball with it.
The black one was $30 less than white or die cast. I should go wash all those parts, so I can start using it.
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:23 PM   #33
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My favorite part of this model is the utility box that holds all the blades and accessories. What a great idea! I wish more appliances would include something like that.

By contrast, I recently shelled out $600 for a new fancy espresso machine. You'd think for that kind of money, it would not only be made of gold (Nope. Most of it is made of plastic) but would include a place to store accessories. No such luck. I had to buy my own container.
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:47 PM   #34
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The black one was $30 less than white or die cast. I should go wash all those parts, so I can start using it.
Beauty new rig you got there. Did you order it from Amazon.ca?
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:22 PM   #35
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My favorite part of this model is the utility box that holds all the blades and accessories. What a great idea! I wish more appliances would include something like that.

By contrast, I recently shelled out $600 for a new fancy espresso machine. You'd think for that kind of money, it would not only be made of gold (Nope. Most of it is made of plastic) but would include a place to store accessories. No such luck. I had to buy my own container.
Yup, that accessory box is cool. I like that it "locks". I can move it without have the top fly open or the drawer fall out.

My, fairly expensive, espresso machine didn't come with an accessory box either. On the other hand, there is enough space on top of it to store everything there. Not as many accessories as the FP.
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:32 PM   #36
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Beauty new rig you got there. Did you order it from Amazon.ca?
Nope, I did check it out at Amazon.ca.

I got it at Shop.ca. They are currently giving $25 as a sign up promotion and PayPal is doing a $25 bonus for a $75 or more purchase, so even though it was $10 more at Shop.ca, It worked out cheaper. Free shipping from both Amazon.ca and Shop.ca, but Shop.ca pays the return postage if you have to return it. (except remote areas)

If you or any of the other Canadians want to sign up for Shop.ca, I get a $25 bonus if you use my URL: http://www.shop.ca?plcktb=Zwd0XmAEZA2

I'm pretty sure you still get your $25 sign up bonus.
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:13 PM   #37
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I have now used the new FP twice. Once to puree some berries and mix them with the gelatin for a mousse. Second time was to make pie dough for the apple pie we had for supper tonight. Worked a charm. I love the blade lock, so you can pour stuff out without the blade falling out. I also like the solid way it works. Not too loud and no shaking.

I watched the video. I don't think I'll be doing mashed potatoes the way they showed. First their chef shredded the cooked potatoes, then she put the shredded, boiled potatoes in the bigger bowl and used the FP to mix the potatoes with the milk and butter. What a lot of effort, especially when you consider the clean up. And the potatoes looked a bit gloopy, like they were over blended.
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:05 AM   #39
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Yeah, when you have gloopy potatoes and add gravy, you end up with brown potato soup. I am one of those folks who likes a few small lumps in my potatoes. It add character to them and I know they are not from a box.
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Yeah, when you have gloopy potatoes and add gravy, you end up with brown potato soup. I am one of those folks who likes a few small lumps in my potatoes. It add character to them and I know they are not from a box.
These weren't too thin. They were a bit stretchy, as though they had developed gluten. I made mashed potatoes in a blender, once. I got an incredible sticky mess. I had a Dickens of a time getting that blender clean. Boy did those potatoes hang together.

Now that I think about it. I don't think she added any liquid to those potatoes, just lots and lots of butter and cheese. The word I wanted was probably gloppy, not gloopy.
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