Meltdown

May 12, 2010

Let me begin by mentioning that I’ve wanted a Cuisinart (more specifically, their  food processor) for a while. I’d see the Chefs on TV effortlessly chopping and pureeing every ingredient they could in their food processors and I just had to have one! I could never get myself to actually buy one because I would make due without it.

To my surprise, I got one this past Christmas! It was the smaller model, only 3 cups; but it’s just what I needed! I could easily chop up hard cheeses and nuts, it made the little things like mincing garlic much more bearable too (especially when my hands didn’t smell like garlic for days after).  After using it for a few things, I don’t know how I ever lived without one! So you can imagine my reaction when I came home from a short weekend trip to find my poor little Cuisinart MELTED onto the stoves burner!

I soon found out that my roomie had accidentally left it on the stove while the oven was on 😦

Not all was lost. We managed to pry the pieces apart and the burner was fully functional once again. My poor little Cuisinart could not be salvaged, but it was replaced. Not only did my roomie get me a brand-spanking new one, but she got me a pretty stainless steel, 4 cup upgrade!! Oh, and did I mention she also got me some fancy poultry seasonings from Dean & Deluca? (which I plan on using very soon, stay tuned) So accidents happen, we live and learn. I hope I’m not the only one to have had a  meltdown in the  kitchen, feel free to share yours!