Friday, March 22, 2013

The Right Tool for the Job

This evening Mandy asked me if I'd hand whip her glaze. I gave it about three whips and knew there had to be a better way. Unfortunately, we don't have a hand mixer.


It's important to note that I'm a big proponent of having the right tool for the job. In many cases, I'll agree to do a project for Mandy simply because it involves the purchase of a new tool. That said, it looks like I may have to expand my next power tool purchase to Bed Bath and Beyond.

The real question you should be asking is why do we have a bunch of mixer attachments in our misc kitchen drawer if we don't have a hand mixer?


P.S. I probably shouldn't mention that some sawdust fell off my drill and into the glaze half way through the job. Not wanting to cause a fuss, I just kept on mixing. A little extra fiber never hurt anyone.

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14 comments:

  1. Hey! Was that for the icing on the cinnamon roll I had this morning???

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  2. Alton Brown is proud of you. http://www.goodeatsfanpage.com/season9/vanilla/vanilla_tran.htm - "You know corers are everywhere, but they're clumsy, medieval devices, and you're more likely to shear off your hand than get all the seeds out. That's why I use this. [camera pans to show an unmodified cordless drill with a paddle bit] Heh, heh, heh, heh. [Clint Eastwood voice] Go ahead, punk, poach my pears. Needless to say, this 11/16-inch paddle bit is only used for food. Well, that's not entirely true, but it is very, very, very clean."

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  3. And, http://www.goodeatsfanpage.com/Season10/pepper/majorpepper.htm - "Now let's see. What did I leave ... Oh, one-handed electric mills. You know, this is a very, very good concept, but I have never seen it executed properly. Of course, I am working on a little something of my own. [shows a pepper mill attached to the bit housing of a cordless drill] Ha ha ha ha ha. Take that! Yeah, baby!"

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  4. oh you are so funny and can make it happen for your wife. I need you to meet my husband cuz you two are alike. It gets the job done!

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  5. HAHA that's awesome! Maybe my hubs would help more in the kitchen if we had tools like that!

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  6. I've seen them do this on Canada Day for the pancake breakfast, in a 5-Gallon pail :)

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  7. I envy you. Ever since "The great plunge-router / breakfast casserole incident of 2011" my wife has banned me from cooking with my power tools. Your brilliant success is obviously due to the variable speed feature of your drill.

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  8. I learned that years ago people routinely chose the corded drill over the cordless one for exactly the reason my neighbor gave -- the cordless drill ran out of steam.cordless screwdriver

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