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    Default Always Reach for the Hamilton Beach (RIP Eddie)

    We have many great threads in this forum some spanning years, others one-offs but I'd wager (and lose?) that a lot of them wouldn't get "lift-off" if it weren't for kitchen appliances. Not the bigguns fridge, freezer, stove, dishwasher, etc. but the hand-held variety. (see title)

    I've got three... use 'em every day, multiple times:

    • digital scale I keep a "food log" and can't track the macros w/o weighing the components.
    • immersion blender aka "stick blender" I couldn't mix protein-powder shakes w/o it.
    • can-opener The hand-operated kind. I eat a lot of canned tuna, also add canned pumpkin puree to my shakes.

    What're yours?
    I'd give it all up, for just a little more.

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    My coffee bean grinder and electric hot water maker are used every day in the morning. The wife takes care of the rest of the kitchen work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    My coffee bean grinder and electric hot water maker are used every day in the morning. The wife takes care of the rest of the kitchen work.
    Doh! I completely forgot about these two... lol. Thanks, Jerry!
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    Wow I do a lot of cooking and baking so I have a lot. Two coffee bean grinders one for drip one for espresso. An electric mixer, hand mixer, hand blender, food processor, can opener, rice cooker, toaster, microwave, air fryer, toaster-oven, hotpot, steam machine for espresso, manual espresso machine, electric pour over coffee maker, and whatever else I forgot.
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    One thing that I wish I had got long ago is a pressure cooker.
    Had one for a few years now, just the one that goes on the stove.
    Cooking time is half and tough cuts of meat come out as tender as fillet.
    Good for curries and dried bean recipes.
    The newer electric ones look quite impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grazor View Post
    One thing that I wish I had got long ago is a pressure cooker.
    Had one for a few years now, just the one that goes on the stove.
    Cooking time is half and tough cuts of meat come out as tender as fillet.
    Good for curries and dried bean recipes.
    The newer electric ones look quite impressive.
    I sure could've used one of these two weeks ago! I decided to augment a "thin" pot of chicken-vegetable soup with a couple of cups of Mayocoba beans that I'd soaked overnight, but got delayed in cooking them until well past noontime. I boiled, then simmered them for a few hours, but couldn't help thinking how much easier and quicker it would be, if only I had a stove-top pressure cooker (like Mom had). Being a single guy, a smaller-sized model -- 4-quarts? -- would probably be large enough. Huh -- new ones are not inexpensive; I wonder if it's worth buying one used, on eBay...
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    That reminds me, an Instapot.

    It really replaces a pressure cooker and is really a "smart" pressure cooker. It does pretty much everything a traditional pressure cooker does and can do way more. You can pick one up pretty cheap these days.
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    Yeah, that's the one.
    They are quite impressive what you can do with them and reasonably priced.
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    My wife says that without a pressure cooker she wouldnt be able to make pinto beens at this altitude as they never seem to soften up. I guess if she boiled them all day.
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    I've always wanted a pressure cooker like my mum had but my wife doesn't want to know. She thinks they are dangerous so I doubt I would be able to use it if I got one.
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