Things that are making you happy*******food and drink edition******

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by robbie, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Every time I see your name in this thread I keep thinking it'll be a post saying "ASPARAGUS!!!!!!!!"
     


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    Haha, I guess I'll never get over that just because I've posted like five meals containing asparagus in a row...
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    for some reason I decided to pop in the DVD that came with the Vitamix. Usually they're the first things to go into the trash, but I learned that you can heat up a soup in the machine. WAY cool. And then add some soap and water to the bowl and blend and it'll clean itself. Also cool.
     


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    the machine has a heating function?
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    No, spinning creates heat. The idea is cooler from the results, but I only base this on having tried one of their recipes.
     


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    What kind of a "more budget" mixer would you recommend? Don't want to and can't spend like 600€ on a vitamix. Maybe something around 100-150€?
     


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    I bought a L'Equipe RPM based off a Cooks Illustrated review (it won) and it's lasted me for several years now. I make soup with it quite frequently. I think it was around $200.
     


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    right, friction when on the high setting. I have a handful of soup recipes on deck so I'll try it with them.
     


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    I've never tried heating soup that way, although I realize that in principle it will eventually work. I'd anticipate it being slow and inefficient vs just putting it on an element, not to mention more of a pain in the ass to clean and the awful noise. I've always put soap/water in and blending it after using it, but that doesn't get the sides really clean. I do it mainly to get the blade and hard to reach places.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    it should, according to the book, take 5-6 minutes to get something hot. If you're blending a soup you'll have to clean it anyways, so this saves a pan or a bowl. Agreed about the noise, though.
     


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    Be careful with the "soap blend" trick Gomey, ESPECIALLY when using ingredients that tend to stick. If you ever make anything with ground flax seed you'll be scrubbing the jug down in no time.
     


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    If I ever make anything with ground flax seed, please kill me.
     


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    No idea what that means, but cool jacket.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I made peanut butter yesterday and tried the soap and water method figuring peanut butter would be a bitch to clean with a rag (or with anything else for that matter). I got 95% of it out, just a little bit remained on the sides towards the top. Not bad.
     


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