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A Best Buy French Fry Cutter

Cutting french fries the easy way

Be honest, even if you are a health nut you probably want to grab pub grub from time to time.  It’s a great treat – and it almost always features french fries.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hobart C-210 Stand Mixer – the original KitchenAid

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

Vintage Hobart C210 Stand Mixer

Front view Hobart C210 Stand Mixer

Front view Hobart C210 Stand Mixer

 

Hobart C210 Stand Mixer Side View

Hobart C210 Stand Mixer Side View

Hobart C210 Stand Mixer - back view

Hobart C210 Stand Mixer – back view

Motor Tag - Hobart C210 Stand Mixer

Motor Tag – Hobart C210 Stand Mixer

Hobart Sticker on C210 Stand Mixer Motor

Hobart Sticker on C210 Stand Mixer Motor

View of the foot of the c210 Stand Mixer

View of the foot of the c210 Stand Mixer

View from underside of c210 Hobart Stand Mixer base - bolt holding head to base

View from underside of c210 Hobart Stand Mixer base – bolt holding head to base

Hobart c210 Base (bowl removed)

Hobart c210 Base (bowl removed)

Bowl holder showing a good example of the pinstriping

Bowl holder showing a good example of the pinstriping

Hobart Stand Mixer head

Hobart Stand Mixer head

View of stand mixer base with head removed

View of stand mixer base with head removed

Disassembly of bowl holder slide

Disassembly of bowl holder slide

Main reduction gear - cover removed

Main reduction gear – cover removed