Hamilton Beach hand-held mixer

new versus old appliances in the kitchen

by jani on January 23, 2013

I don’t know how you feel about change,  but I’m not very comfortable with it. Take for instance my Hamilton Beach hand-held electric beater. I’ve been using this for a very long time.  HB decided it was time for a Bosch machine. What’s an old fashioned girl to do? I know…  most amateur chefs or bakers would be jumping up and down and doing cartwheels to get a Bosch. Is something wrong with me? I like my old ways of mixing, even using a wooden spoon when making Toll House cookies. That’s right… I. Use. A.  Spoon. Okay… so, does that right there define me as a non-chef?

bosch 1My friend in the kitchen.

bosch 2Or maybe just this.

mixing bowl

Which would you prefer for finely chopped nuts? This lovely Cuisinart (as HB always uses) or…


… this hand held baby chopper? That’s right. I use this all of the time because it gets my almonds perfectly chopped!

nut chopper

What about you – do you you use any really old kitchen appliances or tools because they’re just comfortable in your cooking hands? I’d love to hear!