Now in pretty much every aspect of life I’d rather invest in the tools and know how to do it myself than head out and have someone else do it for me. That goes for food too. Now you can cut your own potatoes into fries for either frying or baking but it becomes a lot easier with a french fry cutter.
Low cost but high hassles – invest more and get one that will perform and last
I started out using a cheap $20 one that quickly failed. For relatively little more – slightly over $60 on sale – I got a light commercial unit that makes fry prep a snap, and it’s worth every penny!
I see the same model on sale through Amazon comes with an additional fry cutter size – for $85, and it would be a good deal at that price too. I don’t doubt it will last a couple of lifetimes if given a measure of care paying for itself several times over.
The first domestic scale stand mixer came about in 1918 as a product from the Hobart Company. That machine when tested earned the moniker – KitchenAid. This is pretty much that original design – one that has a separate motor rather than one built into the unit. I picked this one up in rough shape cosmetically but otherwise in excellent physical condition. For those who might be interested in seeing more details of this
really cool machine – working with it betrays it’s commercial lineage – I’ve got a bunch of photos here.
Vintage Hobart C210 Stand Mixer
Front view Hobart C210 Stand Mixer
Hobart C210 Stand Mixer Side View
Hobart C210 Stand Mixer – back view
Motor Tag – Hobart C210 Stand Mixer
Hobart Sticker on C210 Stand Mixer Motor
View of the foot of the c210 Stand Mixer
View from underside of c210 Hobart Stand Mixer base – bolt holding head to base
Hobart c210 Base (bowl removed)
Bowl holder showing a good example of the pinstriping