Tag: KitchenAid

Took the plunge

By plunge I’m talking about Sous Vide cooking. It’s a a way to keep water at a certain constant temperature.

I’ve been a subscriber to Chef Steps on YouTube for a long time now. I’ve tried their crispy waffle recipe and their Crispy Creme donut recipe. Both were big hits around here.

So they’ve been talking about their Joule Sous Vide cooker. It’s a stick that is controlled by a phone app.

This means that in addition the the $199 I spent on the sous vide cooker I’m going to have to spend another $169 to get a new phone with enough on board memory to install the app and another $60 for a vacuum sealer and $25 for some bags.

So the total to do sous vide will be $453. Add to that the $339 I paid for the KitchenAid Pro 600 mixer and we’re up to $792 just for necessary gear. And almost forgot the $10 for the Diastatic Malt Powder necessary for both the waffles and donuts and we’re at a grand total of $802.

So cooking in a new way is expensive. Well – not that much over time.

TV Bites the Dust Again

Well – the TV bit the dust again. We’ve gotten a few years out of it. More than I expected to be honest. But it’s at the point where getting the part is getting more difficult.

So it’s time for a new TV. We’ll go without for a bit. The two computers do net based streaming video really well so it’s not like we have no entertainment. And I’ll be the first to admit, the silence is kind of nice. Well, not completely silent there’s a drone of a fan but as an I.T. guy I’m used to that.

I note the prices on TV’s are sort of coming down a bit. So I might get like a 50″ or so inch TV next. When you think about it it’s only 10″ more on the diagonal bigger than the 40″ we have now, of course it’s non-functional. I might just disconnect the power for a few hours. See if it maybe comes back up when everything cools down. And I know beyond a shadow of a doubt it’s the damned power supply again.

I just don’t have the time to take it apart and then desolder the bad capacitors and install the good capacitors.

And I blew the budget on a KitchenAid Professional 600 stand mixer. And I do want to get a new leather sofa so getting a new TV might wait a few months. And I can tell Cox to disconnect the video service in the interim and save more money. And the mixer – the price was right on Amazon Prime of course. Retail I’ve seen these puppies at $500 to $600. I got it for $339 on Amazon.