Rory gib­son Never un­der­es­ti­mate the ef­fect own­ing a Mag­imix will have on a woman

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Since be­com­ing sole cook and chief washer-up­perer chez moi, three things have been my trusted culi­nary com­pan­ions: a heat source, a fry­pan and a saucepan. That’s all I’ve ever needed to keep the gene pool nour­ished.

I was, how­ever, vaguely aware of a stash of stuff un­der the kitchen benches.

But as a re­sult of a bur­geon­ing love af­fair with the dump, I stuck my head in, and dis­cov­ered a trea­sure-trove of ap­pli­ances that seem ab­surd to some­one who has never watched one sec­ond of a re­al­ity-tv cook­ing show.

There was a yo­ghurt maker, a pop­corn popper, a bread maker, a fairy-floss maker, a Ge­orge Fore­man steam­ing unit, an elec­tric carv­ing knife, the Fer­rari of juicers, a blender, an elec­tric egg beater, a waf­fle press, a slow cooker and a be­he­moth called a Mag­imix.

I told a fe­male friend what I’d found. “You’ve got a Mag­imix?” she said in the same in­cred­u­lous tone of voice men em­ploy when you tell them you’re dat­ing a strip­per.

It looked new, so I put a picture of it on Gumtree and a $100 ask­ing price, with­out check­ing how much they were worth (a lot, ev­i­dently). A very ex­cited woman from Ho­bart bought it about three min­utes later, happy to pay the cost of ship­ping it in­ter­state.

I won­der if I can get a hun­dred bucks for the yo­ghurt maker?

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