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 Post subject: The one electrical gadget you could never live without?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:42 pm 
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Like "the one thing you'd take to an vegan-food-rich-island" which has of course electricity ...

I can't decide between my immersion blender and my soy milk maker. Getting anxious that either will fail in the near future due to much wear ...

But home-made soy milk for 3,80 SEK per litre [about 0,40 US$ according to current conversions] (even with organic soy beans!) is a bargain - especially here in Sweden ... And only ONE thing to wash up and clean instead of all pots and pans and colanders and the like! It can also make lots of other types of "milk" and even grind smaller quantities of spices and the like.

And sooooo many good things you can do with the immersion blender! From hummus to pure-all-the-not-so-fresh-vegetables-into-nice-smooth-soup ...

Really cannot decide ...
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 Post subject: Re: The one electrical gadget you could never live without?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:00 pm 
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My blender for sure. I use it almost every day, for smoothies and sauces ect.


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 Post subject: Re: The one electrical gadget you could never live without?
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Yeah, my blender.

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 Post subject: Re: The one electrical gadget you could never live without?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:09 pm 
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My fancy-pants blender. It's actually the only electric appliance I have left, because it is amazing.

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 Post subject: Re: The one electrical gadget you could never live without?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:24 pm 
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my computer! for looking up recipes! I'm pretty lowfi about kitchen gadgets.


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 Post subject: Re: The one electrical gadget you could never live without?
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Definitely my blender. Necessary for so many things.

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 Post subject: Re: The one electrical gadget you could never live without?
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my computer! for looking up recipes! I'm pretty lowfi about kitchen gadgets.

Yeah, I love kitchen gadgets to death, but if I could access the internet from my deserted island, I'd take a computer over my blender or toaster! I thought about asking for an electric light so I could read all my books that would have washed up with me in water proof cases, but I'll make do with reading those by torch light or the glow from said computer. I'll make toast by sticking bread on a stick and holding it over the fire, and I already make coffee without electricity. Oh, wait, I use a coffee grinder, but I'll grind the coffee beans with rocks. I'll have a lot of time on my hands to grind things with rocks since I wont have a job, friends, family, a house to clean, doctors' appointments to go to, concerts to attend, or even anything to boycott. But I'll probably waste all my new found free time on the internet if I get that computer. I'll also probably send messages with it and try to get rescued.

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 Post subject: Re: The one electrical gadget you could never live without?
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my electric pressure cooker, coffee grinder* and my slowcooker.
Otherwise, I'd vote for the blender as well unless we are getting wifi on this island, then my desktop all the way. I'll eat berries or something and just read about real food on the internet.

*assuming I can boil water on a fire and have a french press, because I need coffee on my posh island.

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 Post subject: Re: The one electrical gadget you could never live without?
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If my oven/stove counts, I'm definitely taking that along.

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 Post subject: Re: The one electrical gadget you could never live without?
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Blender. Not even a question.


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 Post subject: Re: The one electrical gadget you could never live without?
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I can't live without my handheld electric mixer. It is essential, because I am mixing very often buttercream frostings for my cupcakes or my cakes. So it is necessary! :-)


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 Post subject: Re: The one electrical gadget you could never live without?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:17 am 
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I hadn't heard of soy milk makers, but they sound pretty great.

So many blender fans! I was given a blender for Christmas and haven't been sure what to do with it.

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 Post subject: Re: The one electrical gadget you could never live without?
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i would love the soymilk maker. maybe on my next trip, because here i saw it was something like $1200. (which even with our currency going to hell is a LOT of money).
other than that, I actually use many fewer gadgets than I used to. I just bought a new blender-processor combo after about three years of kinda-broken-but-why-spend-money and used it yesterday and it was AMAZING. but i grind my spices by hand and squeeze my citrus by hand as well.

that said the rice cooker is pretty awesome in terms of no-headaches and also for steaming chinese bread, bao, or dhokla, which we do pretty often.

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 Post subject: Re: The one electrical gadget you could never live without?
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Honestly I love my microwave!!

I use a lot of frozen veg etc and freeze plenty of meals and it's wonderful for defrosting things. I also have a microwave rice cooker which cooks perfect rice, and you can steam veg in it too. I can make oats in the microwave, heat up hot chocolate, etc etc...

My mother in law doesn't have a microwave and talking to her about recipe ideas etc made me realise how valuable the microwave is to me! I would be lost without it. I hate having to heat up the oven/stove just for small things.

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 Post subject: Re: The one electrical gadget you could never live without?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:02 am 
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Rebekah wrote:
I hadn't heard of soy milk makers, but they sound pretty great.


I wanted to buy one for years and finally bought one on my last well-paid job. I bought it from http://naturalgoods.se/product/soymaster-sojamjolksmaskin/

I think one of the most know brands in the US is Soyabella

More info on soymilkmakers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soy_milk_maker

Mine does as I wrote also make lots of other nuts/seeds/beans milk and can grind small amounts of spices, whole wheat berries and the like and some not too hard nuts.


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 Post subject: Re: The one electrical gadget you could never live without?
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Man, soy milk makers DO sound great! I feel like we spend a lot on soymilk.

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 Post subject: Re: The one electrical gadget you could never live without?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:25 pm 
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I like my blender OK, but my food processor is the thing I couldn't do without. I use that all the time. (Maybe some of your fancy pants blenders do double duty with food processing... which sounds lovely.)

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