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Roomba, Dysons, Thermomix and other household appliances

mrsterryn

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Looking for a small waffle maker (preferable a twofer) with interchangeable plates like a flat plate
Don't want a huge machine , it is just the two of us and it would be nice to just do a toasted sandwich or fry an egg. Also have some great recipes to use in a waffle maker
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I was looking at the Tefal one but then decided I had enough gadgets. But I like Tefal products.

Edit: Tefal Multi function press - you buy/swap the plates
 
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I was looking at the Tefal one but then decided I had enough gadgets. But I like Tefal products.

Edit: Tefal Multi function press - you buy/swap the plates
Boy I don't need any more gadgets but I do like the look of that especially with the additional plates but they're not cheap to get a few
 

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Time to open a Pandora's box.

Does anyone have experience of, own or recommend an ice-cream maker.

Except for one extremely expensive brand ($2.40/100grams from Coles) there is a dearth of low carb/keto but healthy ice-creams on the market and looking at the practicality and economics of making small quantities at home.

Given the small quantities and only one consuming, not really keen on spending hundreds of dollars.

Edit: Oh and if you have tips on a simple method to make ice-cream without a machine - eager to hear.
 
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Black Duck

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Edit Philips not Sunbeam - sorry.
Time to open a Pandora's box.

Does anyone have experience of, own or recommend an ice-cream maker.

Except for one extremely expensive brand ($2.40/100grams from Coles) there is a dearth of low carb/keto but healthy ice-creams on the market and looking at the practicality and economics of making small quantities at home.

Given the small quantities and only one consuming, not really keen on spending hundreds of dollars.

Edit: Oh and if you have tips on a simple method to make ice-cream without a machine - eager to hear.
I have a very simple sunbeam icecream churn thats about 30 years old. I doubt its still available but has served me well. Every now and then I contemplate a new fancy model but really can't see much point. Mine is just a bowl/tub that takes a slip in freezer block then has a paddle that fits into the lid and small motor. Its handy as you just keep the freezer block stored in the freezer so not a lot of space. Others you put the whole machine in while freezing the mixture. The more expensive ones have a built-in freezer unit and while probably the most successful, I have managed just fine with my simple one . Mine often doesn't really get the mix quite hard enough for immediate use and needs a bit more freezing down but usually I am making it for future use anyway.
If you don't want to make a lot then you can just make the mixture up and put it in a shallow tray in the freezer and leave it an hour or so then give it a good stir around to break up the ice - might have to do that a couple of times but works okay.
I make lots of different mixtures depending on seasonal produce but my go to version all year is a kefir vanilla. Kefir is a fermented milk like a drinking yogurt and has a nice tang to it. It is rich in probiotics. The icecream mix is simple - eggs, kefir, sugar, vanilla and cream. I wouldn't make it if I had to buy the kefir but I make my own and always seem to have loads of the stuff. Kefir is a bit like a ginger beer plant and needs constant feeding. I always have a fair bit and use it for making gluten free bread (as a type of sourdough) and my husband does a normal sourdough -as well as icecream, replacing anything made with yogurt and when overwhelmed feed it to the chooks who absolutely love it.
 
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After a large batch of under house cleaning, decided to wash out my Dyson Hand held to get dirt off the cyclone comb, unfortunately tipped it the wrong way and after a few seconds of sparks, the magic smoke escaped from the motor. No workies now magic power source ingredient has escaped.

Now have dilemma, but just a new motor unit (circa $120-150) for old unit or buy a new complete unit. Second option is coming out on top since new units have much better mechanism for emptying the container and switching between normal and power mode...
 

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My better half has ditched the Dyson stick for an LG, she is very happy with it thus far.....

the Dyson was excellent with the exception of the battery
 

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After a large batch of under house cleaning, decided to wash out my Dyson Hand held to get dirt off the cyclone comb, unfortunately tipped it the wrong way and after a few seconds of sparks, the magic smoke escaped from the motor. No workies now magic power source ingredient has escaped.

Now have dilemma, but just a new motor unit (circa $120-150) for old unit or buy a new complete unit. Second option is coming out on top since new units have much better mechanism for emptying the container and switching between normal and power mode...
I have an older model but DIL has the newer model. It just feels so much better. I know you can get spare batteries for them. I killed mine I thought then I gave it a great clean out and it sprung to life. I really don't like the canister emptying process on the old ones.
 

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I have an older model but DIL has the newer model. It just feels so much better. I know you can get spare batteries for them. I killed mine I thought then I gave it a great clean out and it sprung to life. I really don't like the canister emptying process on the old ones.
Yes, actually one can get double life batteries. Have/had one of those. Probably convinced for a new one but might look at LG as well.
 

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If you go back through the threads @Buzzard recommends a different brand of stick vacuum that I can't remember off the top of my head
 

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Time to open a Pandora's box.

Does anyone have experience of, own or recommend an ice-cream maker.

Except for one extremely expensive brand ($2.40/100grams from Coles) there is a dearth of low carb/keto but healthy ice-creams on the market and looking at the practicality and economics of making small quantities at home.

Given the small quantities and only one consuming, not really keen on spending hundreds of dollars.

Edit: Oh and if you have tips on a simple method to make ice-cream without a machine - eager to hear.
We have a Sunbeam Gelateria and its great, Easy to use and makes a wicked cherry ice cream. The ice cream is quite dense compared to commercial products, but rich and creamy.

TM
 

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Bought a Dyson V7 from HN For $429. Have a Roomba for the office so this is just for extra cleaning of ant droppings, desks and walls.
 

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I'm a sucker for gadgets, so after having bought a few of these devices, here's my views:
* Roomba 980 vacuum and Roomba mop: both absolutely worth it. They save so much work and do a great job.
* Thermomix: not worth it. It makes a great custard, an okay risotto (not as good as hand-made risotto, but much less effort), but it mashes casseroles and curries. I mostly just use it as a very expensive rice cooker and food processor.
* Dyson hair dryer: Worth it if you have long hair and need to blow-dry your hair every day for whatever reason. Saves time.
* Dyson hand held vacuum cleaner: not worth it. Just get a cheap hand-held vac from Bunnings.
* Phillips Hue Hub and bulbs: Kind of worth it if you like this sort of thing, but the technology is still maturing and will get cheaper and better if you wait a bit.
* Google Nest: Worth it if you don't have privacy concerns with this technology.
* Apple HomePod: Worth it if you are already embedded in the Apple ecosystem -- otherwise, there are better options.
 

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