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Old 06-15-2006, 08:32 PM   #1
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Your favorite/ least favorite gadget

Okay, please forgive me if this question has been done to death, but I did a little search, and the threads I found were a year old or better.

I'm pretty much a traditionalist, and up until now, about the most "gadgety" thing I owned was an egg slicer. Oh, that and my plastic shrimp peeler. I love both of these.

I recently succumbed to the Magic Bullet ad, and I must say I awaited its arrival with no little trepidation, thinking "Oh, no, what have I done?" However, since receiving it, I have been quite pleased. I live alone, and it seemed like the perfect thing for whipping up small portions, and also seemed to be far less "fiddly" than my mini-prep. So far it has been both. And, it came as a two-fer, so I either have replacement parts "in stock", or I already have a Christmas gift for my brother.

So, what gadgets do you love, or hate? (I'm off to whip up another Margarita)

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Old 06-15-2006, 08:36 PM   #2
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I too have the Magic Bullet and love it.
Hate the blender, it's so bulky.
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:51 PM   #3
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I too have the Magic Bullet and love it.
Hate the blender, it's so bulky.
You mean the blender accessory for the Magic Bullet, or a regular blender?

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Okay, please forgive me if this question has been done to death, but I did a little search, and the threads I found were a year old or better.
Why didn't you just bump up the thread?
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:02 PM   #5
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Why didn't you just bump up the thread?
Well, no good reason I suppose, except that it traditionally is not done on the musician sites where I hang out. Almost no one wants to get back into a year-old thread that already has hundreds of responses. Also, there seems to be no way to change the title of the thread, and mine was slightly different in thrust than the previous ones, asking for both favorite and least favorite. The others seem to concentrate on one or the other.

However, I am happy to bow to tradition here as well. Is "bumping" the preferred way here?


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I meant a regular blender as my least favorite Kelly.
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:09 PM   #7
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Well, no good reason I suppose, except that it traditionally is not done on the musician sites where I hang out. Almost no one wants to get back into a year-old thread that already has hundreds of responses. Also, there seems to be no way to change the title of the thread, and mine was slightly different in thrust than the previous ones, asking for both favorite and least favorite. The others seem to concentrate on one or the other.

However, I am happy to bow to tradition here as well. Is "bumping" the preferred way here?


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Bumping up old topics is usually the preferred method on most forums because it keeps the amount of threads about the same topic down, and also because there are often times a lot of good info in old threads and people don't want to post the same things over and over again.
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Old 06-15-2006, 11:09 PM   #8
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Bumping up old topics is usually the preferred method on most forums because it keeps the amount of threads about the same topic down, and also because there are often times a lot of good info in old threads and people don't want to post the same things over and over again.
I assume from your statement that you are, and have been a member of many sites, and for quite a long time. Please excuse my relatively little experience in this regard. I have only been a member of such sites for a little less than a decade, and have only subscribed a to dozen or so.

This site apparently works differently to the ones with which I am familiar; I will bow to your wisdom, as I am a mere stripling of forty-eight.

So anyway, do you have any preferences as to gadgets?


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Old 06-16-2006, 04:54 AM   #9
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I don't know if I could call it a 'gadget', but my most favourite piece of kitchen equipment is my shortbread mould. It is over a hundred years old, and puts a pretty thistle pattern on shortbread rounds, with a pretty decal round the edge. It was my great granny's!

Least favourite - well, I've got two cupboards and a drawer filled with those 'hmmmm, that's a brilliant idea' things that you NEVER use!
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I do not think that there is a preferred method here. Bumping up an old thread when appropriate is perfectly acceptable, but creating a new, but different thread is fine as well. One does not trump the other.

I guess I would need some clarification on what would be considered a gadget before I could give a real answer. My favorite kitchen tool is my chefs knife, but I am guessing that does not count as a gadget.

I supposed I will pick my probe thermometer as my favorite.

My least favorite would be...hmm...I guess I don't have any. My least favorites are the ones I don't buy because I know they will not get used.
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