I got to thinking during Body Pump this morning (sometime between a set of painful calf raisins raises and burning 5 minutes of shoulders) about the different appliances and technology in our household. People ask me all the time how I like my Garmin, Vita-mix, juicer, phone. Some of these I bought, some were gifts. The real question is:
“If your XX broke beyond repair, would you buy another?”
Here are those I would and wouldn’t:
Same Week Replacement
My Samsung Infuse Phone – LOVE it. I’d buy another the hour it broke.
My HP Pavilion Elite desktop computer – absolutely. Best computer I’ve ever touched.
Canon 35 mm f/2.0 lens – it never leaves my camera. So versatile! So crisp.
Canon Rebel DSLR XSI – Since this is job dependent, I’d definitely need another. Although I’d consider upgrading to the next level next time!
Sonicare Flexcare – Just got this for Christmas and love it so far!! Much better than my old electronic toothbrush and much easier to handle.
Cuisinart Food Processor – Much less expensive than a vita-mix so this makes the top list. There are things that only a food processor can do well and I couldn’t live without some of them.
Bare Minerals Make-up – Not technically something that can break, but I’d panic if I was out! I’ve been hooked since 2008. Best make-up ever!
Shaklee Cleaners – Also not something to break, but I am still using and loving them daily! This season with peppermint essential oil!
I’d buy another, but I’d Wait For A Sale
Vita-Mix blender – Yup – I’d put down $400 for this blender. It’s by FAR the best out there. It really works magic. The only reason it’s not in the same week list is because of the cost. I’d hope for some kind of flash sale first : )
Garmin Forerunner – It changed the way I ran. My speed went up. If you run, you should have one.
Ipod – I have an Ipod Shuffle, which is great for it’s price, but it’s so simple I get sick of my running music too soon. Next time I’d save up more and buy a real ipod so I could hold more songs and make playlists.
It Was Nice To Know You
HP Netbook – I loved it when I first got it, but now it can’t keep up with my blogging technology. It couldn’t handle Adobe Lightroom so I only travel with it on really quick trips that I know the photography won’t be outstanding anyways. Next time I’d spend a little more on a tiny super power laptop.
Kitchenaid Stand Mixer – When I’m ready to make a cake, it’s glorious to have one. But that only happens about once a year! Whenever I do bake, I find myself mixing by hand rather than lugging out the Kitchenaid. Matt might feel different, although, if it tells you anything our mixer is at the bakery right now and hasn’t come home.
Toaster – For years a toaster cluttered my counters. Now we just use our toaster oven or the oven’s broiler. Much more multipurpose.
Stick blender – Ours broke and we didn’t replace it. As handy as these are, the Vita-mix works better and Matt always complained about the performance of our stickblender.
Breville Juicer – When I’m craving green juice, I do love being able to make it at home. But produce is expensive and sometimes homemade juice costs more than at a juice bar. As infrequent as I juice, I’d probably just stop by a juice bar when I was in the mood.
Polar Heart Rate Monitor – After getting a Garmin and stopping counting calories, I really didn’t have much use for this.
Canon S95 Point n Shoot Camera – It’s nice to have a point and shoot available, but this camera was a little disappointing and don’t think worth the price. It still has that blown-out point and shoot image and despite having manual settings, doesn’t even compare to my Canon Rebel. Next time I’d probably get one of the $100 models and only use it when my Rebel wasn’t available.
What have I missed?
I’m now considering buying a rice cooker!! I hate making grains on the stove-top and Emily has me convinced that I’d love one!
Lunch today was a fabulous, simple creation.
Leftover mac n cheese mixed with greek yogurt and half a can of salmon. Topped with goat cheese and microwaved until warm. Like an instant casserole!
A NOT perfect pear on the side. This guy was sadly watered down and flavorless : (