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Category: cooking | Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:33 am

I dropped my food processor some time ago as I had it on my kitchen Island and caught the wire which was plugged in by the microwave on the side and knocked into onto the floor. I broke the bit on the lid that clicks into the safety switch and the piece would not glue back on, so my husband managed to override the safety switch for me so that I could use it still but was warned to be very careful. I had been wanting a foodprocessor and mixer with a dough hook as I have trouble kneading bread With my problems but I love homemade bread soooo off I went a looking to see what I could find and for what price thinking I would wait till christmas and see if i could get it off my husband and father in law. We had some vouchers left from Argos and some from Debenhams from our wedding last year as we hadnt wanted to just spend them on anything and waste them, So when I found a 3 in one Kenwood mixer/food processor/ blender in Argos with £20 off I showed my husband and we checked the Argos vouchers and had more than we first thought, so he said well lets get it now while they have it! so i reserved it online for collection at a local store and went and got it. We got it home and excitedly started to get it out of the box and found that the plastic protective lid on the mixer bowl with the arm was broken, oh my! we tried calling the store to tell thema and ask about a swap but we could not get through so we reserved one online again as was the only one left in the stores locally and went yesterday to collect it. This one is perfect and as both of us are feeling not so well ( I have a chest infection and hubby has some sort of bug he is going to the dr today) we didnt want much to eat so I thought I would have a go at making some bread and could cook a chicken to have with it, so I got to it and as the bread dough was kneading I wasnt totally convinced it was doing a good job of it but when I left it to rise it rose beautifully and it cooked well It was the nicest bread I have made in a long time so no more bricks of bread which I have managed to produce before. I am looking forward to making many things in my new toy it is a Kenwood Prospero and seems perfect for what I want it for.

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Sjoerd wrote on Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:40 am:

Well done you!
Home made bread...mmmmmmmm I can just smell it. --and trying out a chook right away as well. I'm getting hungry just hearing about your culinary exploits. (sorry about the chest cold whatever though). Maybe the chook will help. I believe that there is something in the chicken that aids chest colds.

Anyway, congrats on your new 3 n 1. I don't know the Kenwood Prospero, but if they sell it at Debenhams, I'd suspect that it was of a good quality.


playtime8978 wrote on Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:05 am:

That has just reminded me saying chicken helps chest colds I could make a nice pot of chicken soup and makes some more bread, yummy, why didnt I think of that before!


Sjoerd wrote on Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:13 am:

That is true I often have chicken soup with chest colds and it does seem to help, I imagine. I understand that the bit that helps is the sort of oily stuff that comes out of the chicken when boiled.

I am crazy for not eating chicken soup when I am not ill because it really does taste good! If I had home made bread, I'd probrbly smear a bit of butter on it and dunk it in the soup. --I know, I know: mannerless...but it does taste good that way. Heh heh heh.


playtime8978 wrote on Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:28 am:

Is that not the only way to have it !


Sjoerd wrote on Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:33 am:



eileen wrote on Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:33 am:

Did they take the first broken Kenwood back without any problems and exchange it for the new one? Argos are usually very good at replacing/exchanging goods and I shop quite a bit with them. They have far cheaper prices that some of the other big stores.
So glad to hear that your bread turned out well for you - homemade bread is THE best.
Now you two try to take it easy and look after each other until you're feeling better agian.


playtime8978 wrote on Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:37 pm:

Thank you Eilleen yes they took it back and exchanged it without question they just checked it to see it was broken and yes they are often a lot cheaper for the same items than other stores especially when they have offers on we got an electric peeler as well which was half price. I also like the fact you can reserve online rather than go to the store only to find they do not have the item in stock. and thank you we seem to be gettig along ok and helping each other we havent fallen out yet !


Droopy wrote on Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:23 pm:

Congratulations on your lovely, new toy! Every time I read about people baking bread, I yearn for home-made bread. Guess I shall have to make some tomorrow, then, to see if I can still do it.


glendann wrote on Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:34 am:

Good for you playtime.I'm sorry you are under the weather now.I have the crud too have had it a while.

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