Thursday, April 08, 2010

A Tale of My Blenders

Any woman who has a good relationship with her kitchen knows blenders are a very essential tool in the kitchen. Blenders, you gotta love them! I have a good relationship with my pink kitchen, yes my kitchen is pink! Some days, it’s a love hate relationship as I sweat over different meals bt when I see the outcome, I fall in love all over with my kitchen.
Ok so the kitchen can’t steal the shine from its component today. The story is about my blenders. They serve me so well, I’m sure sometimes, they want to flee the kitchen as I work them to death! I don’t do the usual grinding with machines that people do. I blend everything, even the beans for moinmoin!
Five years ago, I bought a blender, it was a Kenwood one. At the time, I thought it was a bit costly as I priced others of different makes but the black and silver was so sexy to me, it got me and I had to buy it! See, I don’t like white gadgets in the kitchen, everything in my kitchen that I had an input in how they got there are silver and black/grey. I will never use my money to buy anything white, to me they’re just too clinical! I kind of kept the blender till I almost got married, so let’s say that blender has served me four years!
As wedding gifts, you get a lot of gift items, mundane and useful ones. Several weeks after our wedding, a cousin deposited a gift from an uncle to my house, it was a Binatone blender. I unwrapped it and one look at it, I thought, no way, this doesn’t belong in my kitchen. Yep, you guessed right, it was a white blender with green controls. I decided to keep it anyway as a smoothie/fruit blender. It served its purpose once in a while. I didn’t use it much. My Kenwood on the other hand was always at work!
After serving me almost three years, one of the components gave out, I replaced it with the one in the smaller cup and it continued working. Some months back, I was blending pepper, or was it beans, I don’t remember. The controls between the upper and lower part wasn’t connecting. The blender wasn’t rolling. Alas, my invincible Kenwood blender had given up. I mourned its loss but refused to part with it. I packed it up and kept it in the kitchen cabinet. I brought out the Binatone that hasn’t seen much work.
The think about the Kenwood is that the parts are collapsible, you can couple it yourself. It’s not the same with the Binatone, the only detachable part is the cup. After using for a few months though, the blender gave out on me while Jhazmyn was here. I was making moinmoin for her and her husband (points accusing finger). I used the small cup and finished it up. The plastic on the control part got burnt and that was it, the end of my Binatone blender that I had no real sentiments towards, except necessity. Two blenders laid to rest in my Pink kitchen L
Two nights ago, No Limit was here (yeah, I know, bloggers visit me and I love to entertain them J), and I was cooking, I needed to blend some pepper and it just occurred to me that I could try my Kenwood blender again. Well I brought it out, changed some of the parts of the big cup to the old one, coupled it and tried my luck. Yes, you guessed right, it worked! It so worked! I came to the living room and exclaimed to hubby and the friend that was here; ‘Kenwood rules baby’! I explained to the friend who is getting married in a few weeks how Kenwood kitchen gadgets would be better for their kitchen. He listened attentively, probably just humouring me and wondering what on earth this woman was going on about. Well, hubby told me, his wife is the convert I need to explain my theory to.
So my Kenwood blender is back, in top form, I still used it this night. And one word of advice for you ladies, Kenwood rules! Never buy inferior gadgets for your kitchen!
Have a nice weekend y’all!

Ps; the 3Ps are going well..I think I've only missed two days since starting, Sunday and the day I had shin splints...

27 comments:

Myne Whitman said...

LOL @ Kenwood Rules. Binatone is not a very good quality product brand. Funny enough, we used to have a silver black blender and it gave up a few weeks ago after 2 years. SO went to buy a new one and guess what, he bought a white. As you can imagine, I'm not a big fan of white too, lol. But it's the same brand as the old one and works very well.

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Pink Satin said...

Pink kitchen? *beams* me like you already

doll said...

i dont think its about kenwood or any brand...ols stuff lasts better...than the new ones

2 years ago mumc decided to change the gas she has been using since she got married in '84..it was actually a wedding gift from her elder brother...

The new LG gas cooker she bought barely lasted a year...now she is back to he 26 year old reliable cooker..that still works though its old

Fragilelooks said...

pink kitchen?? pls do i cme visitn too? dnt pay attentn to kitchen gadgets o. mayb i shld.

2cute4u said...

Pink Kitchen? Keep trying imagine it and still cant.like barbie?
Please I need a pic.I need to see it.
It won't let you down really, It was just tired of you and keeping you malice, lol..
Nice post.

2cute4u said...

Pink Kitchen? Keep trying imagine it and still cant.like barbie?
Please I need a pic.I need to see it.
It won't let you down really, It was just tired of you and keeping you malice, lol..
Nice post.

yankeenaijababe said...

I need to visit your pink kitchen, you such a girlie girl.lol

Love this post especially soon I will be living with my hubby, we need to ensure our kitchen is equipped always with the best gadgets not any kind thingy.

You stay blessed :=)

DiAmOnD hawk said...

i totally feel you on getting quality even if it's a bit more expensive. A lot of times, if you buy things because they're cheap, you will end up paying more in the long run because of how quick they must be replaced... and that's how I've typically shopped for things in my house...quality within reason :-)

aloted said...

kenwood must pay u for this free advert o..

my kenwood blender started smoking while grinding beans for moimoi the other day..i was so upset..i have packed it but will bring it out soon and hopefully it will start working well again. Me i no see any extra part o

i also have a blender for smoothies kenwood as well but white..lol..as u can tell it is no longer for smoothies anymore :(

so your kitchen is pink? i no even notice..lol

Writefreak said...

Myne, functionality is key...although i would take my silver and black over white any day! :-)

Pink satin; thanks, i like you too :-)

doll; the Kenwood blender is only a few months older than the Binatone in use, and my marriage isn't that old..lol..the Kenwood has served me about 4 years and i've had the Binatone about the same time..

Fragilelooks; yes! pink kitchen! You may come visiting, why not? Did you say you live in abuja?

2cute4u; no, not like Barbie, i didn't put the tiles, it's a rented house but it worked for me because i love pink. And if i will replaint the top, i will still paint it pink! How much will you pay for the pic??? That will determine if you can see it..lol

YNB; lol at girlie girl..i love pink but i don't think i own so many things in that colour. I would dress my girl child up in so much pink though when i have one i think...lol
Are y'all married now?

Diamond; yep, you got that right! Quality within reason!

aloted: abi, i should get paid for it o!
I've told you, check very well...Kenwood no dey die..lol, maybe that's what i should have titled my post sef..:-)
You no notice? Attention to details missy! lol

NoLimit said...

Truth is: when it comes to some items, cheap is definitely not cheap...You know I love you kitchen!:)
and once again,thanks for dinner!

Anoda Phase said...

pink kitchens, free kenwood adverts, lots of entertaining...hmmmmm, someone is on a roll here...lol...but I definitely agree with u that quality serves better any day...

2cute4u said...

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sosexy said...

My still uses a blender that is older than I am,When I started working I got her one, she just put it on the shelf.
Wetin be my own..I've done my part
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BBB said...

lol
a post just totally on kitchen equipments

am taking notes for when i have my kitchen lol

jhazmyn said...

So u were beefing while we were munching on our moin-moin's lol...see ur life.

What's the make of my blender????ermmm, Remind me to check when i get home....lol, at least i know the color is silver and grey

Geebee said...

Kitchen stuff? A subject i hate to talk about. I hate kitchens with a passion but painfully I love what comes out of it. Sometimes equipments and utensils just seem to develop a mind of their own and it mightn't necessarily be the manufacturers' fault. I wouldn't want to agree that Binatone products are inferior especially when i've got like three of their appliances. At least their products are more affordable but still I gats to agree with you that Kenwood rules regardless of the higher costs. Imagine Kenwood speakers booming in your ride. lol

Geebee said...

Kitchen stuff? A subject i hate to talk about. I hate kitchens with a passion but painfully I love what comes out of it. Sometimes equipments and utensils just seem to develop a mind of their own and it mightn't necessarily be the manufacturers' fault. I wouldn't want to agree that Binatone products are inferior especially when i've got like three of their appliances. At least their products are more affordable but still I gats to agree with you that Kenwood rules regardless of the higher costs. Imagine Kenwood speakers booming in your ride. lol

Olufunke said...

So much for blenders.
I love pink too
and Kenwood na baba, no rival anyday!

How are you doing?

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Kafo said...

i have a love relationship with my blender also

Dee! said...

Pink Kitchen?! Whao! Your kitchen must be very colourful! Anyway, I also believe in Kenwood. Kenwood is to the kitchen as JVC is to the sitting room!

I am a gadget freak and as such, I have loads of gadgets everywhere, especially my kitchen! Kenwood rules jo!

Favor's Heart said...

Writefreak...can we see a picture...small tiny bit of the pink kitchen?

I really don't fancy blenders so much or maybe cos i've not really got one that works well for me.

Yeah...and pictures of the blenders too.

Favor's Heart said...

Writefreak...can we see a picture...small tiny bit of the pink kitchen?

I really don't fancy blenders so much or maybe cos i've not really got one that works well for me.

Yeah...and pictures of the blenders too.

Enkay said...

I am definitely coming to see your pink kitchen. lol!

When I'm done with setting up my 'gossamer green' kitchen I'll have you over to come see too!

Kenwood it is any day!

Geebee said...

Knock. Knock. Anyone home.