We used to joke about how items ended up at the cabin. The saying was ‘if it’s almost broken, but not quite all the way – maybe we could use it at the cabin.” I confess – over the years I’ve brought my share of items that I’ve replaced in my own world with new, but thought that the slightly (well?) used original item might be useful at the cabin. For whatever reason folks contribute things to the cabin, over the years we’ve collected quite a selection of kitchen items up here. Two crock pots, two blenders, two air fryers, three coffee pots, six pairs of tongs, three pasta scoops, etc. etc. etc.. Since we are a multi-family cabin and none of us know what other folks like to use, there is always a reluctance to get rid of anything! And so the collection continues! Since the porch shelves were becoming quite full of all the duplicate appliances, I decided (with the input from some other family members) to do a bit of weeding out. Of the two crockpots – only keep the newer one. A second small air fryer was just taking up space and the one we were using in the kitchen area worked just fine. It joined the old crockpot in the to-the-thrift-store box. Then there were the two blenders. They were both fairly new (and seldom used, I believe), but I was pretty sure we only needed one. But which one to keep? It seemed only right that we do a little product testing. And what better way to test blenders with than milkshakes. Chris joined us for our research – you know, in case we needed a tie breaker!
Final result – both made pretty fine chocolate milk shakes.
But we opted to keep the black one since it is a slightly bigger and the buttons pushed easier. Sometimes it’s the little things!
In other news, since there was so much milk left over, we purchased more ice cream to continue our research on another day! This research is hard – but someone has to do it. Happy to take one for the team this time!