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Death comes for the blender

11 May

My SmartPower Duet Blender/Food Processor died less than an hour ago. It was less than three months old but had encountered heavy use over the course of the last five weeks. It served me well over that time. When it happened, I was in the middle of making a No-Bake Black Bottom-Peanut Butter Silk Pie from Vegan with a Vengeance to celebrate the end of classes. I hadn’t quite finished with the parts of the recipe that called for the blender, but all of what remained to do with the blender was just mixing, so I was able to finish with a spoon.

I’m very lucky that this didn’t happen until after I got my jaw unwired. On the liquid diet, I’d use the blender several times a day, but now I only need it occasionally.

I bought the blender at Costco, so I’m hoping that I’ll be able to exchange it for a functional blender. I might try to get a different model, since I never really found anything I wanted to do with the food processor.

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A well-deserved day of rest

5 May

Monday was the first day in more than four weeks that my blender has gone unused. It’ll likely be heading back to work tomorrow, since I’m likely to need to shred a tortilla or two.

Nightmare scenario

8 Apr

Lately, I’ve become worried about the possibility that my blender might break. Mine is definitely a low end model, and even when I bought it, I saw several reviews complaining that it hadn’t lasted long. I’ve only had it for a couple of months, but it’s going through a period of heavy use. If it does break, I’ll probably be able to replace it eventually, but until then I’ll be on a diet of soy milk and soy protein powder. I’m certainly not afraid of soy, but I prefer to avoid the whole monoculture thing.

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