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The one and ONLY "as seen on TV" item I ever purchased which really, really worked as advertised was the Thunderstick Pro mixer. I love it. I use it a lot. I recently broke the chopper attachment and went looking to see if it could be replaced only to find that they no longer make the stick blender/mixer (chopper!), and have replaced it with this. I'm not sure who exactly thinks that's a replacement for an immersion blender which also serves as a chopper/mini food processor, and I'm irritated.

I also need a nutmeg grinder (not for grinding nutmeg3); I have a teeny, tiny, itty, bitty hand-grater for nutmegs and it's nice, but it's pretty well impossible to grind any of the tiny little nubs which I have left of several nutmegs. I suppose I could use a good pepper grinder, but I have been trolling kitchen stores and kitchen sections of department stores and finding no pepper (or salt, for that matter) grinders I like. I should have gotten the pretty one that was on sale at Williams Sonoma several months back, but I didn't, and I've regretted it ever since.

Today cookie exchange (I made butter cookies and snickerdoodles), peanut brittle, and leftovers from the party yesterday. I may already be nearing the critical overload stage, and there's still two weeks left of the holiday season! *grin*

ETA: I also need this. Mom has one and it's pretty awesome.

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fenchurche
Dec. 17th, 2009 02:55 am (UTC)
Don't you hate it when they quit making something you love?

As for the nutmeg grater, you could always try what we use... a Microplane Grater. It's marvelous, plus it's a multi-tasker (yes, yes, it's true... we do follow the great wisdom of Alton Brown) that can be used for all sorts of other things.

We had a cookie exchange at church yesterday... I have a friend who makes the most evil bar cookie in the world and she brought some. Absolutely no hope of losing weight this week!
wildrider
Dec. 17th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
Yes! (Usually it's foodstuffs, though!)

An ordinary grater is very useful indeed, but the tiny ends of the nutmegs are hard to grasp in one's fingers and grate them without also grating flesh; I know I used to see little grinders (rather like pepper grinders) large enough for nutmegs, but I haven't seen one since I started looking... (of course!)



nutmeg3
Dec. 17th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
I'm quite relieved you're not going to pulverize me. *g*
wildrider
Dec. 17th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
*g*
cornerofmadness
Dec. 17th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
i have that pyrex 2 quart measuring cup

i would also like a little spice grinder and a microplane
wildrider
Dec. 17th, 2009 12:09 pm (UTC)
It's an awesome measuring cup. Mom took hers out of the cupboard and I nearly squee'd with delight (I'm that much of a cooking geek). I couldn't find one here in any store -- neither Bed, Bath, & Beyond nor Macy's had one that large (they went up to the 4-cup only), and of course Williams Sonoma doesn't carry anything so plebeian. Our Kitchen Classics AND Table Talk both have gone out of business in the last two years (sigh), so no chance of finding it there, and naturally Linens & Things is gone...

cornerofmadness
Dec. 17th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
i've had it so many years I can't even tell you where I got it
ljs
Dec. 17th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
Hurrah for baking! [hugs]
wildrider
Dec. 18th, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
Yay! You're back! Hope it was a good trip! :-)

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