I’m sure that there are readers who think I spend way too much money. Please don’t tell me if that’s what you’re thinking. Also, remember that we don’t go out to eat, we drive old cars, I don’t buy clothes. I don’t get my nails done or my hair colored. I don’t like shopping (except cross stitching charts online!). OK. Have I convinced anyone that I should spend more? Probably not!
I’ve talked about this on here before. My Cuisinart is about 45 years old. I use it often and would use it more except it weighs a ton and parts just don’t work like they used to work. Vince almost always has to help me with something to get it going. Today he had to help get the lid closed. It has to push some kind of safety thing down before it will run and that thing wouldn’t budge. Vince spent about 20 minutes messing with it. He said “Why don’t you buy a new one?” Well . . we’ve talked about this before . . the one I want is rather expensive.” He said “Get it . . it can be your Christmas present!” That’s romantic and exciting! 🙂
The debate I have with myself is that it is probably way more expensive than I need considering that there are others that will do just a few things less for a whole lot less money but I think if I don’t get the dicing feature, I’m going to always wish I had. The one I want supposedly peels potatoes. I peel a lot of potatoes.
Today I had 7 bags of cranberries to chop. I would never do that by hand. Any old food processor would do that. Even the old one I have did a great job once I got it going. I have 50 pounds of potatoes coming Monday from Azure. I would love to be able to peel those with a food processor. The dicing is probably smaller than I would do with the food processor. I need them to be a bit bigger so they don’t turn to mush with the canning process. The dicing is great for stews, breakfast potatoes, soups, potato salad, etc.
Carolyn at Homesteading Family uses it and loves it but she has 11 children. You can see it in action in this video at about the 2 minute mark.
I don’t know if I’ll order it or not. Vince keeps saying “Did you order it?” Nope . . not yet. I called Chad and asked if he would take it and use it when I’m gone and not sell it at a garage sale for $10 and he said yes, he would take it and use it – like I would know or care what happens to it after I’m gone. 🙂
On one hand, I’m thinking . . if I’m having this much trouble deciding, that probably means I shouldn’t do it. On the other hand, I’m thinking . . if I get a different one and keep wishing I had bought the one I want, that wouldn’t be good.
OK . . it’s up to you . . buy the more expensive one that does more or buy the less expensive one that does at least as much as the old one does.