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(The New York Times)   New York Times invites you to share your immersion blender horror stories, like the time Two Fingers Alex was cleaning the butter off the blades   ( divider line
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2013-01-16 02:49:45 AM  
3 votes:
My blender horror stories? The interface is horrible and its terribly confusing for a novice wishing to learn CG graphics on his own. But on the plus side it's free and Maya is $7000.
2013-01-16 08:15:16 AM  
2 votes:
About this time last year I had put together an Imperial Stout. We had a cold snap in the night and it was below freezing but since I do an overnight steep f the grains I was committed to it...that and a nearly 18 pound grain bill. Anyway the boil went off fine and I got my bittering and flavor hops in when I cut the heat and started the chill down. Then, suddenly. the hose just popped right off and there was water EVERYWHERE! While I was getting ahold of that I realized that the other hose was IN MY WORT!!!!'s about immersion blenders....not immersion chillers.

2013-01-16 08:24:03 AM  
1 vote:
Not a blender story, but one Saturday morning I was awakened by the elderly neighbor across the street, who decided that it was a nice day to mow the grass on her tiny front yard. At one point the mower became stuck in a rut, so she tried to free it by tugging on it. And tug hard she did, enough for the mower to jump out of the rut and land on her foot. I didn't get to see any of this, though, only heard the sound of a Briggs & Stratton engine, noises of large metal blades hacking toes off, and screams of agony and pain.

And then I went back to sleep.
2013-01-16 07:34:44 AM  
1 vote:

Gwyrddu: It seems to me that it wouldn't be too hard to add a deadman switch to the blender given that we now know there are enough idiots out there to warrant such a safety feature.

I was thinking "tip switch" to go along with that. Either of those would probably raise the cost too much.

Maybe an Autoembarass feature. What it does is if you cut yourself while using it it automatically posts "AAAAUUAAAAGHHHH! OH DEAR GOD MY FINGERS!!!" to your Facebook. Could be useful for a lot of kitchen gadgets.
2013-01-16 06:53:22 AM  
1 vote:
I was flossing my teeth with the string on my electric weed-whacker and damn if the thing didnt start spinning.... long story - short, I nearly lost one of my eyes. Im only posting this here because I think people should be aware that these things are dangerous and to point out what a giant freaking moron I am.

I still use my belt-sander to file down my finger nails... I mean, who doesnt?
2013-01-16 06:51:54 AM  
1 vote:

joestoes: GBB: SomeCallMeTim: I hope this person doesn't own any guns. He's the reason they put tags on blow dryers that tell you not to use them in the bath tub. What a moron.

No, he's the reason why microwaves have warnings about not putting pets in them.

Do they really have that warning? That's farking amazing! Why don't we just take all of the warning stickers off of every piece of kitchen equipment and let the morons go to town until common sense once again prevails?

Darwin loves you.
2013-01-16 06:49:35 AM  
1 vote:
Immersion blender accidents are Nature's way of making you stop picking your nose.
2013-01-16 06:25:06 AM  
1 vote:
Now that the NYT's absurd hyperbole about assault weapons has run out, I see they are starting in on getting people in a hysteria about their kitchen appliances.
2013-01-16 01:36:36 AM  
1 vote:
You may never play the viola again, but...
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