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  1. i have a backup microwave still in box, never opened in my storeroom. "Just in case." It was one of the Amazon "gold box" deals a "just released" appliance - one year ago. September 2019, no price listed on the product page; Now it's listed at 398.04. I paid $112.88. It's a Cosmo huge - 2.2 cu. ft, 1200 W. My current MW that I got for free via the Vine Voices program is a Toshiba 1000 watt. no interior light, it stopped working several months after I got it. I like it because it has one-button pre-set times for 30 secs, 1, 2 and 3 minute times, a Re-heat sensor that is th
  2. I had the Breville elite die-cast one which worked great. I gave it to my daughter several years ago and her husband mainly uses it, juices everything that can be juiced and some of the pulp gets used in baked goods. It is ideal for a family of five that like to mix fresh juices with protein, collegen and other powders for easily transportable meal substitutes. Celery and apple juice combo is one of their favorites for super hydration while hiking in the hills around Livermore.
  3. Even my oldest bread machine has easily moved paddles and I believe that it is because I ALWAYS REMOVE THE PADDLES AFTER THE FINAL "KNEAD" before the machine begins the final rise and bake process. Since the paddles have never been exposed to the heat of baking, they remain as they were when new. I know one has to time the cycles but it is simple to set a timer, once the timing of the cycles is determined. And the bottoms of the loaves only have a small hole where the shaft is located, which makes it much easier to slice, no wasted bread. Also, when I repla
  4. Hi Rob, Welcome to the best Foodie forum anywhere. I'm in California now but I was born and raised in western Kentucky long, long ago.
  5. Here is another old mixer, since sold. The KitchenAid 3 C Copper with the glass "beehive" bowl. It was in good working order when I sold it on ebay a couple of years ago. I still have a green one, same model and a white 3 B. I also have a white K4-B, the Kitchenaid with a front loop and tail fin. I bought it at Fedco in 1965, used it only a couple of years and then bought my first "bowl-life" model in 1968. It was used a few times over the years but mostly just occupied space in a cupboard. I began "collecting" mainly because I received some old mixers and other things from my
  6. Have you adjusted the height of the beater? When I first got the 6-quart KA there was too much space between the bottom of the bowl and the end of the dough hook - didn't matter so much with the "flat" beater but it did with the dough hook and small batches. INSTRUCTIONS: For bowl-lift models, remove the flat beater and bowl. Lay the mixer down backwards on a towel so it doesn’t slip. Locate the screw right where the top and body of the mixer meet. Again, take only quarter turns at a time – right for increasing contact, left for creating more space. Perform the dime test and re-adjust as
  7. I have the "naughty elephants" mug - someone gave it to me many years ago. I also have a cartoon mug - by a cartoonist who was very popular in my younger days. Roger Price created Droodles in 1953 and later, when I was in the Army, stationed in San Francisco and hanging out in North Beach during my free time he did a lot of Droodles featuring the "Beatniks" but this one of King Farouk on a bar stool was very popular. King Farouk was not. He had a TV show for a brief time. Carl Reiner was on it. I have a couple of boxes of cartoonish mugs somewhere in my storage unit. I really should
  8. Those are Jadeite. I believe those with the 6 on the bottom are the later, non-uranium mugs but you can check with a black light. The last one looks earlier, has that slight yellowish tinge I associate with uranium glass but you would have to check.
  9. This is one of my very early Sunbeams from the '30s. This one was also rarely used, is in very good original condition I also have the malt mixer attachment and the glass.
  10. I don't recall ever thinking about color for this mixer. There were no other choices back then. I got a copper 6-quart KA because that was the only color they had at Costco when I bought it. I did buy some vintage mixers that were colors I wanted and I did get a copper KA, a Green KA that were early '50s models with the glass "beehive" bowls. I've still got several old Sunbeams from the 1930s. And a Hamilton Beach from the same era. I had two Magic Maid mixers - sold both last year. Both were pristine, one never used, one used only a few times - both came from my aunts.
  11. I ordered the mixed fruit from nuts.com and it is superior to the regular commercial stuff. I used to buy the Agrimonte fruit mix brand but that vendor went out of business - that sold it in small amounts and I can't use a 30-pound tub. It is the glazed fruit made in Italy. For many years beginning in the '70s, I made my own candied peel and candied citron in large batches, as well as candied ginger. But age and infirmity and really no one for whom to bake - I've outlived so many - makes it impossible now. Just limited baking for myself.
  12. Bed, bath and beyond has this one for sale Price seems reasonable.
  13. I've owned several like this over the years, both rectangular and round. All have glass liners. I think I sold the last one a couple of years ago. I often see them on ebay or etsy. I even had one - round that had an "insulated" top in which one put ice water on hot days or warm water when it was chilly. I had one like the ceramic one back in the '70s. Mine was orange - I have seen them on ebay and etsy in various colors, usually the knife is missing.
  14. The AH cup is not jadeite, it is one of the "cased color" pieces made by Hocking in the 1940s and '50s. This is a Fire King "D-handle" Jadeite mug ca. 1935. It glows under black light because it was made when they still used uranium. At one time I had a bunch of these. Sold the last one about 5 years ago. This is a Fire King Jadeite restaurant ware mug from the early '30s. With a "ring" handle. These were very heavy - more than one toe has been broken by one of these falling on it. They don't have the translucency of the somewhat thinner glass in
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