Letting go, for now…

August 29, 20194 in the afternoonThe Baxter ResidenceI was anxious yesterday. At the office, I had been thinking what could I eat; how to prepare my food. It felt like I was breaking up with an old affair, letting go of someone or something that holds dearly in my heart.

I had been delaying it for days but eventually I need to give it up.

My Black&Decker, which is responsible for most of my meals and snacks, has not been working properly. It is kind of combo kitchen tool which comes with blender, food processor, mincer and grinder.

This was my first ever purchase of food processor. So I really didn’t have anything in mind when I shopped around except for the price point. But as I began using more heavily the machine, its weaknesses started to unfold.

First, the blender. It cracked when I tried to make a soup. This was my fault though because I poured a hot food in there. Now I can no longer use it. The liquid spills and it is not covered with the warranty.

Second, the food processor. It seems I always have a fight when using this equipment. It has to be fitted properly so it operates. Anyway, I somehow found the trick along the way. But I would say, it is not the most convenient one to use.

Recently, the machine – it’s based, the engine  where you attached the blender pitcher – can be used only on pulse setting. You cannot switch it to other functions, like 1 and 2.

Now I understand why they (those who have been on raw and plant based lifestyle vloggers) oftentimes advocate for heavy duty blender. It is making sense now to me.

For me, this is my main kitchen tool for smoothies, for baking, for soups, for grinding my coffee beans, for making oatmeal flour, pasta sauces and so on. This machine helps me whiz up new recipes or spiced up a boring dish.

So sending this machine back to where it was purchased for repair makes me emotional. The repair will take time. Maybe two weeks or a month and I don’t have a spare unit. Unfortunately buying a new one is not an option at the moment.  

By the way, this machine was recently bought, around 5-6 months back. If it will be fixed, still I am not optimistic that it will last long considering its quality.

Perhaps it is about time that I save up for a good heavy duty kitchen tool, right? I know, it can really be expensive but at some point, I think I have to buy one if I wish to continue with my current lifestyle. I considered it as a need.

Do you have any recommendations for durable kitchen tool? Let me know.

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