Lurking in my cupboard…

I’m talking about one of the cupboards, in our kitchen, in France.

I was surprised to find this:

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Possibly not the most glamorous piece of kitchen equipment I have ever seen. A Moulinex and not modern by any stretch of the imagination. But do you know what it is?

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I think in modern terminology this is called a citrus juicer but, as you can see from the photo, this piece of equipment is far from modern!

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It does produce excellent fresh orange juice and it very easy to clean. Always a bonus, I reckon.

My family tease me about my love for a gadget. This is true. In the past, I have had a juicer and, more recently, I bought one of these all singing, all dancing ‘nutrient extractors’. I made smoothies and juices and a lot of mess. Some were lovely, some made me feel like vomiting. Apologies if you are of a sensitive nature. I know I should worship at the altar of kale but it just doesn’t do it for me.

My nutrient extractor is languishing in the UK. I’m sure I’ll pass it on to a family member or friend as soon as I can find someone who would like it.

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I also found these bits and pieces…  My research – via EBay – tells me that I might have the remains of a Charlotte 3 or 4.

Are you a fan of gadgets? Do you have a favourite? I’d be interested to know!

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3 thoughts on “Lurking in my cupboard…

  1. I’m not very gadget-minded. I have a mandolin egg slicer c1976, a rim whisk similarly aged, and a steamer. There are other odds and ends but these are the things I wouldn’t be without.
    I don’t have a mixer apart from a hand held stick one.
    Outside of the kitchen I am equally gadget free: a very basic non- iPhone (recently and reluctantly bought because my ten year old one stopped working) and an iPad which is 5 years old. I much prefer the desktop PC.
    However I have fab hair straightners and a top of the range hot brush! You can see where my priorities lie.
    I don’t like. Kale either.

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    • How brilliant that you still have those items that have lasted all these years! I think that many objects are not built to last these days. I must confess I do love my iPad; excellent for watching French films etc. I don’t have any hair straighteners but I do have a Babyliss Big hair styler which is the best hair styler I have found, so far.

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  2. What a lovely thing to behold! Been away in the land of no wi-fi (Wales) and not sure if I can comment on past articles, but will try to on your Stones concert – just wow!

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