Now if you know me then you know I am a bit of a minimalist, especially when it comes to appliances. I am a firm believer in appliances have to be “out on the counter” if you are going to use them and the thought of something taking up unnecessary counter space fills me with dread. The blender was a long time coming – I just couldn’t see the need.
After much arm twisting from family members I succumbed! And never looked back. We used our blender for so many things: essential iced coffee, soups, milkshakes, smoothies and lemonade. But the most important use was for pancakes, which became a staple in our diets!
Frankly the blender became a family member. And then the blender developed an overuse injury and died. All the goodness of pancakes and lemonade dried up. And it was carefully dismantled.
And then we met this piece of eye-candy: I love funky colors and this one clearly passed the appearance test! Excitement levels were high. Smoothies were on order and pancakes were demanded.
Just look at those shark blades for cutting ice – hmmmm iced-coffee…Yay!
And this is where my better judgement failed me. Completely. Did I look to see if the lid was a screw on… no. It pops on and guess what it pops off just as easily. Unless you are holding onto the lid with all your might the contents of your blender will launch into orbit along with the lid. Trust me on this. Heaven help you if a child walks past it and wants to just give their smoothie a quick zap… Say no more… Pop, PoP, POP. Splaaaaat. Every single time.
Once you have got over that initial shock and horror there is another little surprise waiting for you. Beneath those shark teeth are a whole lot of little grooves and ridges that have to be cleaned – like how? Well a toothpick works! Everybody has time to clean their blender with a toothpick after the breakfast rush…
Now we have a very funky appliance sitting on our counter. You have met my nemesis. There is a lesson to be learnt here… Don’t judge a blender by its color.