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Old 10-24-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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Christmas Wish List - what is yours?

Christmas Wish List - what is yours?

This is mine, so far...

KitcheAid 13-cup Food Processor with ExatSlice System

And several power tools, of course, but just for the kitchen/cooking area, the food processor.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:18 PM   #2
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Hmmm, haven't thought much about it yet, honestly!

I'm pretty well stocked up for the kitchen - although I want to try my hand at homemade sausages, so maybe a sausage stuffer machine!
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:13 PM   #3
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Cool Beans...that might be fun too!!
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:15 PM   #4
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A really great set of knives. And I am open for input and suggestions on what type to get.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:29 PM   #5
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I want the ninja blender that is a food processor too.

I can dream of a sous vide machine. But that isn't probable.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:59 PM   #6
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Christmas serving platters. I love those things. Had to slap my own hand from snatching them up at Macy's. The kids always want to know what I what. So, I'll wait...

Millergirl, you can't go wrong with Wusthof. I love mine and you can get a starter set pretty reasonably priced...
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:48 AM   #7
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Since it's a wish list... I would wish for a really good espresso/ cappuccino/latte machine... I love my lattes... Unfortunately they are hundreds of dollars and I just can't justify it. I had a cheap one and it just wasn't worth the work for how bad the finished product tasted.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:58 AM   #8
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:46 AM   #9
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:53 AM   #10
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Since it's a wish list... I would wish for a really good espresso/ cappuccino/latte machine... I love my lattes... Unfortunately they are hundreds of dollars and I just can't justify it. I had a cheap one and it just wasn't worth the work for how bad the finished product tasted.

I second this. I finally threw out my Mr. Coffee espresso maker because the end product was just so awful tasting. Don't know if my taste buds have just changed or what because I used to like the coffee it made. Go figure?
I'm almost tempted to replace it with a Kuerig or the Starbucks Verissimo. Not sure yet though.
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:21 AM   #11
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A really great set of knives. And I am open for input and suggestions on what type to get.
I find that knife sets often contain 2 or 3 knives that you will almost never use. I would suggest instead that you start with one really, really good chef's knife and invest in a high-quality knife sharpener. Then add a couple of different knives according to what you do most in the kitchen.

I have 2 Henckel's chef knives. The only other two knives I use are inexpensive--a small paring knife and a bread knife. And my mandolin slicer gets almost as much use as my knives.

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Old 10-27-2013, 05:26 AM   #12
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I want another immersion blender like the old Braun that I got almost 15 years ago. It had an attachment with a little bowl like a tiny food processor where you could chop nuts, whir together pesto, etc. without having to use a full-size blender. The little plastic bowl finally fell apart. The only other hand-held blender I can find with that kind of attachment has terrible reviews. Anyone have any ideas?

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I find that knife sets often contain 2 or 3 knives that you will almost never use. I would suggest instead that you start with one really, really good chef's knife and invest in a high-quality knife sharpener. Then add a couple of different knives according to what you do most in the kitchen.

I have 2 Henckel's chef knives. The only other two knives I use are inexpensive--a small paring knife and a bread knife. And my mandolin slicer gets almost as much use as my knives.
That is really good advice! Thank you!
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Christmas Wish List - what is yours?

This is mine, so far...

KitcheAid 13-cup Food Processor with ExatSlice System

And several power tools, of course, but just for the kitchen/cooking area, the food processor.

I never could wait until Christmas to open my presents anyway...I got my food processor today and it's the le creme de la creme...wow!! I've never had a food processor so big. It's so cool and it came with a plastic box to keep all the blades in too. I mostly got it for the slicing part, but I'm sure I will use it for a lot of things besides slicing. The box says its the first model of it's kind. Well, it's a first for me.

My wife (being funny) said oh yeah, that thing is so big that after you make dinner, you can go and mow the lawn with it. ROFL

I can't wait to play with it this weekend. (I'll probably have to mow the lawn a lot more often too!!)
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That's funny Nigel! I'm the same way. My kids hate it. If I really want, then most likely, I'll go get it! I wanted one of those and wonder what possessed me get the one without the external slice... Oh well, I haven't used it yet anyway.

Have your wife video the lawn mowing would you? I'd pay to see that..
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:27 PM   #16
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I want another immersion blender like the old Braun that I got almost 15 years ago. It had an attachment with a little bowl like a tiny food processor where you could chop nuts, whir together pesto, etc. without having to use a full-size blender. The little plastic bowl finally fell apart. The only other hand-held blender I can find with that kind of attachment has terrible reviews. Anyone have any ideas?
I have one like that. I believe the big A sells the parts. Search Braun multimix.
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That's funny Nigel! I'm the same way. My kids hate it. If I really want, then most likely, I'll go get it! I wanted one of those and wonder what possessed me get the one without the external slice... Oh well, I haven't used it yet anyway.

Have your wife video the lawn mowing would you? I'd pay to see that..
hahaha!! I would pay to see someone else mow my lawn too!!
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Diana, I did the search "immersion blender attachments" on the big A and there are some pretty good reviews on Cuisinart, KitchenAid, and Breville, for the ones with the chopping bowl attachment.

Mine has the chopping bowl but I hardly ever use it - I have a 3 cup Cuisinart so that's what I use when I want to chop a small amount.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:50 AM   #19
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I have a new wish item: Ninja Storm

Oh, I know, I'm addicted to kitchen appliances.
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You and me both, Nigel. My husband has already promised to install me a large pantry on our retirement home to store all my kitchen toys.

My wish is for a Cuisinart ICE-100 Ice Cream Maker. I've got a little Deni that I bought off the clearance rack that I do like but it has the freezer bowl that takes up too much room in my fridge freezer, plus I like the thought of being able to make one batch after another.

Another addiction of mine is cookbooks and I found a Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream cookbook at Goodwill for $.50 and it's got me wanting to make some ice cream big time.
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Diana, I did the search "immersion blender attachments" on the big A and there are some pretty good reviews on Cuisinart, KitchenAid, and Breville, for the ones with the chopping bowl attachment.

Mine has the chopping bowl but I hardly ever use it - I have a 3 cup Cuisinart so that's what I use when I want to chop a small amount.
Thanks Charski--I'll search it right now!
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I would like a Food Saver- does anyone else have one and/or a model they can recommend?
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Thanks Charski--I'll search it right now!
Just a review for you - I have the KitchenAid and use it all the time. The motor is great, but the metal stick/blade part keeps coming out of the attachment (not the twisty part but where it's supposed to be permanently attached). I keep gluing it back but I probably wouldn't get another one for that reason.
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I would like a Food Saver- does anyone else have one and/or a model they can recommend?
DH just got me the Food Saver 2470 model. Love it. Packaged up 55 pounds of chicken breasts and 10 pounds of bacon in less than 2 hours.
Great new toy LOL
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I wish for a cast iron skillet, a julienne peeler or mandoline.

While we're wishing, I'd love a working dishwasher...love cooking, hate washing all the dishes.
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I would like a toaster oven. One that actually makes decent toast as well as bakes. Any suggestions?
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I would like a toaster oven. One that actually makes decent toast as well as bakes. Any suggestions?
I suggest getting one that says convection oven on it that will hold a whole chicken. I have one that I've been using for years.

Toaster ovens that say convection are not actually convection like the big ovens, but they do cook very well.

Mine is a DeLonghi, don't know if they still sell them--I've had it that long.


I have used food savers for years...the original one until I finally just wore it out and then another one several years ago. I've only had to replace the parts that seal and the jar sealer once, but I use it all the time.
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My newest wish is for our own pal Jennifer Eloff's new cookbooks! They're now available for pre-order. I need to let Santa know this.

And from what I saw on FB - there are lovely color photos and recipes are organized now by category rather than by recipe author. That will make it easier to find what I'm looking for!

I have all her other cookbooks and LOVE LOVE them. Can't wait to get my hands on these!
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Well, if we're still wishing, I have been eyeing the same ice cream maker as Pam. I think. If that's the one that does it all and doesn't need to pre-freeze the bowl, yep!

The only bad part of loving kitchen gadgets, is downsizing. I'm running out of room. Good thing I'm creative!
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