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Old 07-26-2006, 10:33 AM   #41
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Tattrat, this is the gift my sister had my 6yo nephew buy for me. I can't ever toss it out because he wants to use it about every 5th time he visit s.



You roll out the meat, put this 9 compartment plastic over it and roll roll roll....I've never been able to make it work well.
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:37 AM   #42
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The rice cooker. I bought it because I thought it would be more convenient. I used it once and it burnt the rice on the bottom and then the rest of the rice was way overcooked. I never used it again.
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:52 AM   #43
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The rice cooker. I bought it because I thought it would be more convenient. I used it once and it burnt the rice on the bottom and then the rest of the rice was way overcooked. I never used it again.
It's very possible that some rice cookers that don't have the more sophisticated fuzzy logic are lousy.

See fryboy's informative post regarding the expensive but excellent rice cookers. I have the same brand as he, and it is absolutely foolproof. If you measure the rice into the little plastic cup and use the amount of water indicated clearly by a line on the inside of the pot, it is impossible to end up with anything but perfect rice -- much better, btw, than the hit-or-miss I'd had before using a saucepan.

Now, Popeil's Veg-O-Matic? That was an appliance so bad that I wish I still had mine just for its kitsch value.
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:20 PM   #44
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Tattrat, this is the gift my sister had my 6yo nephew buy for me. I can't ever toss it out because he wants to use it about every 5th time he visit s.



You roll out the meat, put this 9 compartment plastic over it and roll roll roll....I've never been able to make it work well.

LOL! I think I did see that...at like 3 in the morning on an infomercial!

It is amazing the gadgets that are created for little to NO practicle use, and how many people buy them up.
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:21 PM   #45
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My worst purchase would definately be the Jamie Oliver Flavour Shaker. I was so excited when he came out with the product because I used to catch his shows regularly on TV. I hastily called for it from the UK. Little did I know that my grandma's mortar and pestle would still give me better results. Or maybe its just me who gets tired shaking it for so long

Anybody out there who is happy with their Flavour Shaker???
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Old 07-26-2006, 01:28 PM   #46
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I had never heard of the flavour shaker before. I hope my family doesn't find that.

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Simply pop your ingredients inside, add the magic ball and give it a good shake.
The ceramic ball does all the work crushing, grinding and bruising the contents, releasing amazing aromas and zingy flavours. You can also add liquids like oil and cream to create delicious dressings and marinades. The Flavour Shaker is sized to give you just the right amount of marinade or dressing (you don't need a lot) so that you can pour the contents straight over your food.
I try to tell the family that if I WANT something for the kitchen, I already have it. It's like me trying to buy Mr Half Baked a tool for his workshop.
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Old 07-26-2006, 02:46 PM   #47
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I will probably be drummed out of the kitchen corps for this, but the thing I paid the most money for and use the least is my KA stand mixer.

Just had to have it, but probably have only used it a couple of times a year.

Maybe I should bake more cookies. :)
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:15 PM   #48
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I will probably be drummed out of the kitchen corps for this, but the thing I paid the most money for and use the least is my KA stand mixer.

Just had to have it, but probably have only used it a couple of times a year.

Maybe I should bake more cookies. :)
sparrowgrass, I obtained my KA mixer from someone just like you.. Hers was still in the box. I am eternally grateful.

Find a baker to give it to.
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Old 07-26-2006, 07:45 PM   #49
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Naw, I think I will keep it. When those grandchildren start visiting, I will be baking more cookies.
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Old 07-26-2006, 08:03 PM   #50
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I was so excited to be remodeling my kitchen in 2001. I already had the new oven, new stovetop and a slightly used dishwasher. our fridge was really old so since we were remodeling I made sure we built a spot that would accomodate a really nice side-by-side fridge. I went to the appliance store I always to business with and special ordered this whirlpool fridge with filtered water, crushed ice, really nice compared to what we had--wasn't cheap either but I had come into a little cash and the fridge was on my wish list. First, since it was special ordered, we ended up waiting an extra 6 weeks from the projected delivery date (which was about 3 weeks after we bought it) for the thing to come in. I almost cancelled the order to go buy something else. Anyway, the fridge came and I just loved it. Last year, the compressor went out on it so I contacted Whirlpool and they said the compressor was the only part that was still covered (yeah for me). They sent someone out and he "pretended" to put in a compressor but actually left the old one in and took the new one back with him. We caught him at it, confronted him about it, got the new compressor, but now I'm always worried I'm going to come home to a broken fridge and it's only 4.5 years old.
They sure don't build stuff like they used to.
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