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Old 07-25-2006, 05:00 PM   #1
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Which appliance purchase was your worst mistake?

Mine was the Vita-Mix.

I imagined making all kinds of hot soups, right in the container. I thought I'd be grinding my own wheat/corn whatever and making bread dough in the container.

I thought I'd make wonderful juices and get the vitamins that would normally not come in a carton.

I'd be making my own ground meats.

Well, I use the container to carry water to my dogs' bowls.

Everything is ground so much that I don't like it. The juice or soup is waaaay too foamy and not enjoyable. I tried daiquiris and the ice has to be chopped so fine that it is melted (hard to explain).

That was my $550 mistake. http://www.vitamix.com/

I prefer my blender.

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Old 07-25-2006, 05:06 PM   #2
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I don't have many major appliances. I once got an electric hot water pot that I never use, and a handheld mixer/blender thing that I don't use either.
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:15 PM   #3
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Well, I never bought a rice cooker but got one for a present once and never used it.
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:16 PM   #4
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Well, I never bought a rice cooker but got one for a present once and never used it.
Regift! Want to trade for a hot water pot?

Hey, how bout a gadget swap area for DC?!?
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:20 PM   #5
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ya know, vagriller, we used to have some kind of trade/store thread thing I think, but it didn't get visited much.

geebs, Andy, or jenny (since you guys are online), am I wrong?
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:23 PM   #6
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Kitchen Aid gas stove - $1600 + tax from Sears, junk, they've stoped making it since it is such junk, but now I'm stock with it, for who knows how much longer. Can't wait the day when i could afford to remodale my kitchen and get something new.
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:25 PM   #7
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A bread machine was my worst. I'd never been able to make a decent loaf of bread, and thought for sure I could do it with a bread machine. But I still couln't get my bread to turn out right, and after I used it 3-4 times, that durned motor burned up.
The company replaced it, but by then I'd given up on bread, and I gave that one to my daughter.
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:39 PM   #8
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Exhaust hood for the stove/oven.

Real estate is of a premium in my kitchen. Counter space is extremely limited. When I purchased a new oven, I had to buy a new exhaust hood. I wanted to buy one with the microwave built in, but was talked out of it. (I hate hate hate when that happens). Now, I have an exhaust hood that does nothing but light the stove and pull out a bit of smoke. The microwave I would have sent with my son to college mocks me as it takes up half a counter, rarely being used.
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:45 PM   #9
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Vera brings up a subject I was just thinking about last night (probably should be in a separate post, but oh well)

Those of you who have a microwave over your stove, where does all the smoke/grease from the stovetop go? On the underside of the microwave?
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:48 PM   #10
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Well, I never bought a rice cooker but got one for a present once and never used it.
Same here....well....... I used it once.
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