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Offline Nicole Brown

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Hi from Cape Town
« on: July 21, 2009, 11:26:10 am »
I am new to the Thermomix and have only had it a month, my children laugh and say each time I use "That was the most expensive cake(Jam,bread) you ever made .

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Re: Hi from Cape Town
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009, 11:38:18 am »
Welcome Nicole!
You will have to tell your kids that every cake you make becomes cheaper and cheaper!!  Soon they will be free!

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Re: Hi from Cape Town
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009, 01:05:35 pm »
welcome nicole!!!!

a few months ago i worked out how much my thermomix had cost per use (i use mine 3-5 times a day) and it was about 26c i think LOL

when you look at it that way it's worth every cent of $2K
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Re: Hi from Cape Town
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 01:12:44 pm »
Welcome Nicole, prior to us buying our machine I calculated cost of ownership to about 35c a day based on it lasting 15 years of use.

I recently paid $1700 for a camera whcih realistically I will only get 2 years (3 at the outside) use out of given how swiftly technology is advancing.

While I love my new camera and it is giving me wonderful results (well I have yet to put any up for judging, so maybe the resutls could be said to still be unproven) , I know which device will bring benefits to more of the family.

Karen

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Re: Hi from Cape Town
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2009, 01:22:14 pm »
yes, it's interesting that people will happily spend $800 i think on a kitchen aid and yet i would imagine most people would only use that a few times a week (unless baking bread every day)...

or however much on a plasma tv  :D i spose plasmas get used a lot, but not the same benefits ;)
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Re: Hi from Cape Town
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2009, 01:39:34 pm »
I have to agree here as well!!
My TMX is only a week old but when I remembered my espresso machine was $1800 nearly 7yrs ago and it only does one thing - make coffee.. it puts it all into perspective very quickly! :D

And yes, I do still use my coffee machine at least 3 times a day - more if I have visitors! LOL

Welcome to the TMX world.. enjoy!!  8)
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Re: Hi from Cape Town
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2009, 02:06:05 pm »
Welcome Nicole, prior to us buying our machine I calculated cost of ownership to about 35c a day based on it lasting 15 years of use.

I recently paid $1700 for a camera whcih realistically I will only get 2 years (3 at the outside) use out of given how swiftly technology is advancing.

While I love my new camera and it is giving me wonderful results (well I have yet to put any up for judging, so maybe the resutls could be said to still be unproven) , I know which device will bring benefits to more of the family.

Karen

I can't believe I didn't think of this before Karen!!!!!  Thank you, thank you.  Twenty years in sales have obviously been forgotten with my "rest" from the workforce!!

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Re: Hi from Cape Town
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2009, 03:17:21 pm »
Welcome Nicole - it will be worth it -fear not.

Karen (sianon0 - your into cameras as well as cooking and ebooks - madder than me  :o :o

JZ - problems with getting old ??  Unfortunately, in the 15+ years you still haven't caught up to me  :-)) :-))
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Re: Hi from Cape Town
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2009, 03:28:15 pm »
Welcome Nicole - it will be worth it -fear not.

Karen (sianon0 - your into cameras as well as cooking and ebooks - madder than me  :o :o


Madder still if you consider that I am about to launch into some post graduate studies :)   Then again,my E-ink devices can provide me with lots of fiction reading, plus photography books, plus recipie books and may provide a platform for reading the required texts as I launch into further education in a couple of weeks time :)

I surely have to be mad to take so much on

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Re: Hi from Cape Town
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2009, 03:31:52 pm »

Madder still if you consider that I am about to launch into some post graduate studies :)   


That confirms it - you win  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Hi from Cape Town
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2009, 06:16:06 pm »
Hi Nicole,
So glad you decided to join the community - expected to see you today but I will be in my office tomorrow too!
I am planning to make a rhubarb ice-cream tomorrow as rhubarb is plentiful at the moment, I will pos the recipe.
See you soon.
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Re: Hi from Cape Town
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2009, 03:38:37 am »
Welcome Nicole,

I know you will have the last laugh - My daughters love their "machines".  You wait in time they will also want one!!!

Trudy

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Re: Hi from Cape Town
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2009, 03:48:17 am »
Quote from: Thermomixer

JZ - problems with getting old ??  Unfortunately, in the 15+ years you still haven't caught up to me  :-)) :-))

& I'll never be as smart as you either Thermomixer - some races you just can't win....... ;)
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Re: Hi from Cape Town
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2009, 12:50:03 pm »
I somehow missed this one.  Welcome to the forum Nicole - hope you have fun with us and that your children get to share the cooking duties with you.  I call mine Rowdy and my DD calls hers The Machine.  However, 4 yr old grand-daughter has decided they are going to call theirs Rowdy too because that is what Grandma calls it. 
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