... feminist, atheist, autistic academic and historic narrowboater ...
Likes snooker, beer, tea, rivets and solitude, and is strangely fascinated by the cinema organ.
And there might be something about railways.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Which kitchen appliance am I going to miss the most?

Well, it won't be the breadmaker, dishwasher, tumble dryer, rotisserie, electric carving knife, toaster, deep fryer, toasted sandwich maker, or electric kettle, because I haven't got one.

Doing without the washing machine, fridge and gas cooker will be a challenge, but one I'm looking forward to.

The freezer adds convenience, but we did without one for ages before; the vacuum cleaner is an appliance I don't enjoy using, but can't deny it's useful; and the iron I certainly shan't miss at all (anyway, I have a lovely flat iron should I feel the strange urge to press something).

No, what I shall be saddest to leave behind is something many might consider frivolous and unnecessary; a genuinely labour saving device that I use nearly every time I cook; a masterpiece of French engineering (strange, I know) that's worth every penny of the extra it costs over its inferior rivals (not that I got mine new, of course; in fact my first one came from a jumble sale for 50p and once I was hooked, the current one from an ad in the local free paper, brand new, from a woman who found it all a bit terrifying). Yes, everything it does I could do by hand, but it does it better and oh so very much quicker.

I shall try and add a photo later, and see how BlogPress performs at that. In the meantime, I'm sure you can work out what it is.

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  1. Magimix food processor?

    Our food mixer is a Sunbeam Mixmaster from the 1950s - which I see is in the Science Museum! Like our Hoover Constellation vacuum cleaner it just keeps working. I expect there's one of those in the Science Museum too.

  2. Got it in one. I can't think offhand of anything else in which the French lead the world...

  3. What I should have said of course was Citroen DS23 Pallas Safari. I should have been called the Braindamage, as that is what you get when you try and repair or service one. I tried to do the brakes on one once, you could buy the flaring tool for one type and the pipe and fittings for another type but you could not buy the tool to suit the other pipe. Exactly the same saga with the GS.