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Things you WOULDN'T recommend
09-10-2005, 05:21 PM
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Things you WOULDN'T recommend

Let's help each other out as the season of gift buying approaches and share tales of things we thought we wanted and then realised we don't use, don't like, takes up too much space, isn't the answer to all our prayers!

For me I would say electric food steamer ... Don't buy one!

I've got one and I rarely use it, it's a lot of faffing about setting it up and layering up the vegetables.

I now use an old fashioned stainless steel steamer which cost £1.99 I put it on top of boiling water (usually water that is cooking the potatoes or pasta). Much easier, more economical and the veg taste nicer too!

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09-10-2005, 05:27 PM
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I personally wouldn't recommend an electric meat slicer!!

Despite my protestations Mr F bought one off ebay, brand new and boxed and insisted that I try it. I am about to start making my own bacon and he thought it would be good idea to buy me a meat slicer. NO!!

Don't buy one - waste of time and money, and a complete nightmare to clean!

I always cook with wine, and sometimes I actually put it in the food.
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09-10-2005, 05:28 PM
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I wouldn't recommend coming between me and chocolate!

(is that the sort of thing you meant Dol?)

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09-10-2005, 05:29 PM
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Dol - I use mine all the time! In fact I have two so I have one to use, and one in the dishwasher. No worries about watching a pan on the hob, or stuff overcooking. It boils eggs too.

The things I don't appreciate are recipe books. The only time I look anything up is if I'm making cakes as I can never remeber quantities. Other than that, I'm a 'bung it and taste it' cook !!

Save the Steamer :laugh:

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09-10-2005, 05:29 PM
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Coastie Wrote:I wouldn't recommend coming between me and chocolate!

(is that the sort of thing you meant Dol?)


no it's not ... you know that too, you're just trying to upset me!

Still that's one less Christmas card to write out!

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09-10-2005, 05:31 PM
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...oh, and all singing, all dancing food processors. I swapped mine for a bamix hand-held zapper that does everything with no faffing around with washing up afterwards. And it takes up hardly any space.

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09-10-2005, 05:34 PM
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I love my steamer and wouldn't be without it.

But I would happily ditch the smoothie maker I bought....bloody waste of time, effort and fruit.....

it does make nice smoothies...just takes forever to clean the frigin ting afterwards.
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09-10-2005, 05:35 PM
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I wouldn't recommend having your dad move into your loft room... :blink:

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09-10-2005, 06:00 PM
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Bread maker I bought one when they were going cheap in Tesco and I have only used it 3 times its now in the loft.

Secondhand duvets sorry Crit someone would have put it better that its family and no of course I won't mention it to my brother the one that keeps buying model aeroplanes even though he has a loft full.
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09-10-2005, 06:01 PM
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Coastie Wrote:I wouldn't recommend having your dad move into your loft room... :blink:


is he cramping your style Coastie? or are you cramping his?

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