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Old 01-25-2007, 08:35 AM   #41
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You're welcome!

It sounds as though this item might not be all it's cracked up to be. I shudder to even think what those other similar chopping units are like!

You might be right, Robo! As the old saying goes; "Well it worked good on TV, why won't it work just as good now?!"

The New England Home Show will be in Boston soon at the World Trade Center. They'll be demonstrating and selling either these or units similar to them, I'm pretty sure.
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Old 01-25-2007, 11:38 AM   #42
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Thanks for trying it out on our behalf. Sounds like it's less effort to use a knife from the way you describe it.
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:17 PM   #43
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Once again, the old adage is proven.

"If it looks too good to be true..."
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:28 PM   #44
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The only thing that surprises me Corey is that you really thought it would work and you are actually surprised it didn't perform "as seen on TV".

We've got to get you into Gadget Rehab!!!!!!!!!!! Or do we have to hire one of those guys that sneaks in in the middle of the night to capture you???
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:31 PM   #45
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...Or do we have to hire one of those guys that sneaks in in the middle of the night to capture you???

An intervention and exorcism! That's the ticket!
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:42 PM   #46
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I think as far as TV gadgets go, like anything else, it's always going to be a hit or miss thing.

I love my Ron Popeil pasta maker & rotisserie. Have had the pasta maker for about 15 years at least, & the rotisserie for about 9 years - no problem with either, they're fun & easy to use & produce terrific food.

I also have an inexpensive "mandoline" that, after 15 years is still sharp as ever & still going strong. Slices & dices everything & anything. Price back then: $10.00.

Gee - do you think I got my money's worth?
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:46 PM   #47
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Breezy - I have the pasta maker and rotisserie too - I have got to get the pasta maker back out on my counter so I WILL use it - if it's hidden I tend not to use things. I love the rotisserie - makes a GREAT leg of lamb, whole chicken, etc.

So you are right, not everything is junk out there.

If we do develop a Discuss Cooking Gadget Rehab (we do have to bring all our toys with us BTW) will any of us really be rehabilitated, or will we just live in this Gadget Commune forever
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Why? No matter the quantity, cutting veggies by hand always gives me the correct coarseness, etc. Plus, all I have to do for clean-up is wash the knife and cutting board. If I need to cut up a gazillion onions, celery, etc., I'll just haul out my trusty Cuisinart and go for it. Like my chopping knife, it's already paid for and has a niche in my kitchen/pantry.
I don't have a Cuisinart, I haul out my trusty old husband!!! RoFL :-)
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I don't have a Cuisinart, I haul out my trusty old husband!!! RoFL :-)
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:56 AM   #50
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I don't have a Cuisinart, I haul out my trusty old husband!!! RoFL :-)


Haha!! Good sense of humor, Gossie!! I like that one!

I've noticed that the instructions for this gadget says to use a rapid motion.

I didn't do that. Maybe THAT'S why I had so much trouble getting the large Spanish onion half through!

I'll try it that way the next time and see if it makes any difference.
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