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What silly kitchen gadgets have you bought and which we're any good?


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In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 15:21:29 GMT
pixie says:
It is so scary though isn't it? xx

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 15:23:02 GMT
pixie says:
I don't know Patti...it seems to be the bacteria that you can't see that is the problem...I read the same thing as Diamond about the acid thing....X

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 15:25:37 GMT
Stu says:
patricia afternoon,have to agree with what you say there love-xx

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 15:28:58 GMT
Stu says:
hi pixie love,dont worry just enjoy your food sweetheart --xx

Posted on 26 Feb 2013 15:41:30 GMT
pixie says:
Check it out at garlic-central.com it explains it on there...if you pop in garlic and oil dangers.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 17:20:11 GMT
happy says:
There's botulism in many things. It's in honey. Most people can cope with it as long as it's in small amounts.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 17:23:29 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Feb 2013 17:25:51 GMT
pixie says:
Yes you are probably right happy...didn't think it would cause such a stir!Lol!xx I have been aware of it for a long time and just decided the bought kind was safer and easier.....love it though!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 17:39:17 GMT
We should be very specific about how we address this botulism problem - first thing to remember is that the instance of Botulism that was researched - was the incidence of the disease in Babies - and less than 100 cases in one year in the whole of the USA - I have looked into this and have seen no record of Honey Causing Botulism in Adults - but a Baby's digestion is somewhat more delicate.
Before any one at all - on this forum or off of it - starts to get scared by botulism in ANY form and from ANY source I offer the opinion
Before you get Scared - Get FACTS - meanwhile I am making a pot of Garlic Oil - and shall not throw away one jar of any honey - NOT ONE
Lastly - when you have a botox - what is that - which they inject - a toxin - related to botulism - or WHAT ??
@Happy you are "Righter" than you can guess - I am sure of that - lets all be aware of scary stories

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 17:44:29 GMT
pixie says:
Oh heck! what have I started?! Lol!...I use honey all the time and will continue to do so, since reading (years ago) about the oil I will continue to buy....we just have to be aware.

For instance, I never use bleach down the loo if there is another chemical down there since I heard that a person caused an explosion! Lol!xx

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 17:51:14 GMT
finny lul says:
Now that did happen to a friend of mine. She was cleaning the loo and combined two different chemicals - there was a woosh and she was overcome by the fumes. Fortunately, very fortunately, her husband was at home and took her off to the hospital.
Life's dangerous.....but there to be lived!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 17:54:11 GMT
pixie says:
Ooooh! what a scare! The story I read...the pan blew apart, hopefully no one was sitting on it!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 18:20:30 GMT
I have to admit, having done my health and hygiene practice exams at college it makes me very nervous when I see things in restaurants and supermarkets, hygiene practice in this country is not great to my mind and you do have to be careful. Who would have thought that cold rice could kill you, not me for sure. What we can get away with in our own homes is different to eating out and about. Our immune system is used to our home environment and we are usually pretty safe. My kitchen is pretty clean but I bet it,s far from perfect, but I haven,t been struck down so far and I haven,t killed anyone. Having said that you cannot blithely ignore something just because it suits you. Err on the safe side I think.xxx

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 18:26:42 GMT
Now there,s a thought, next time hubby upsets me I,ll know what to do. Put honey on his toast, fry his chicken in homemade garlic oil and pour bleach down the loo, just before he retires to the bathroom, that,ll teach him. I do so enjoy these discussions. It,s good to be challenged in our beliefs sometimes and hear what others think, I don,t have anyone that is really interested in these kind of things to talk to, so it,s all good.xxx

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 18:34:58 GMT
pixie says:
I have this cartoon going round in my head now Diamond! Hope hubby behaves or we could be "reading all about it" in the daily's!Lol!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 21:45:15 GMT
I painted a good picture didn,t I? The worrying thing is that I could see it perfectly too Pixie, he,d better watch out,hehehexxx

Posted on 27 Feb 2013 11:18:59 GMT
happy says:
A lot of hygiene problems come from over zealous advertising. Too much anti bacterial sprays etc. Though they only work if you leave them on for half and hour then wipe offf with a sterilised cloth. People just don't read the small print on things, mind you it's usually so small you need a magnifying glass to read it.

Posted on 27 Feb 2013 12:55:15 GMT
I just talked to a student of mine who is a professor of botany. He says the garlic-botulism thing is an urban legend. I figure he ought to know; however, do as you like.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 13:28:44 GMT
Well that does sound very likely - I often wonder who starts things like that and WHY? - that is to say IF there is any basis in it - besides being mischievous

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 15:20:56 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Feb 2013 15:22:05 GMT
Oooh sorry Diamond, I have only just looked at this again... Sloppy!

Here it is :)

Kenwood HB724 Triblade Hand Blender

I have just published my first cookbook, and I used this for all the recipes that needed a blender or Mixer. This is my absolute go to kitchen tool kit! I bought it from John Lewis though and it was a bit more pricy, amazon it is next time ;)

Debs x

Posted on 27 Feb 2013 17:29:56 GMT
happy says:
There was something on TV about botulism quite recently. That said it was in soil so all root veg should be well washed. I suppose I ought to be dead, as I distinctly remember eating soil as a child.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 17:30:19 GMT
RetroEd says:
@DKJ wow published your own cookbook... blimey you lot are passionate about your food on here! I am impressed.

I was just about to buy a hand blender and had decided on this Bamix Deluxe Hand Held Food Processor, Silver, 160 Watt now i have a Kenwood to think about...

Has anyone tried the Bamix out of interest?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 17:51:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Feb 2013 17:52:40 GMT
pixie says:
If you wanted the meat blade it's on idealworld shopping site for £9.99.

Scrub that...it's free p&p on here..£11.99

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 18:37:34 GMT
@RetroEd It's my very first one, so I'm a bit wobbly at the moment :/

I've not tried the Bamix... But it's much prettier then my Kenwood!

Debs

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 20:12:06 GMT
RetroEd says:
That's good to know... I thought I found one the other day which included the meat blade for free. Can't find it now! Just looking at ways to reduce clutter in kitchen and this looked good on one of the cooking channels the other day - does away with food processor!

Problem is I don't believe anything I see on a shopping channel!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 20:13:57 GMT
pixie says:
it does make really good mayo. you'll be able to blend soup in the pot too so saves on the blender too.
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