Today's post is devoted to the household appliance we know and love, the Blender.
Blender, o blender. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. You puree my pumpkin for pie, and you liquify my strawberries and protein powder for morning shakes. Then you DIE in the middle of pumpkin pie season! O wretched, evil blender! Away from me! To the Nether Regions of the Appliance Graveyard! May your evil glass container rot for eternity, never to biodegrade!
Yes, sadly, my Kitchenaid blender, so young at four years old, died while pureeing pumpkin. The rubber coupler, which engages the blades, disintegrated. What a horribly sad sound, the whirring of the motor and no blending. Even worse, an entire fresh baked pumpkin going to waste.
Last night my darling husband and I went to WalMart and purchased an Oster Fusi-something-or-other blender/food processor. I haven't used it yet, but I did turn it on last night to see if it worked as well as my old blender. Look out! It frightened me, the speed and ferocity of this new blender! I'll let you know, later, how well it purees pumpkin. Which I'm off to bake right now.
Until I write again ...