[Sca-cooks] OOP New Toy Acquisition, was, Re: What to do with 55 egg whites?

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Sat Feb 7 07:52:14 PST 2009

On Feb 7, 2009, at 9:56 AM, Johnna Holloway wrote:

> If she has the heavy duty mixer,

Oooh! Oooh! Oooh! You just reminded me! I finally broke down and  
bought on eBay something I've been lusting after for years and years:  
a gently used (6 months in a sandwich shop chopping onions and celery  
for tuna salad every other day -- the foodservice equivalent of the  
Little Old Lady From Pasadena Driving To Church On Sundays -- no  
wonder they went out of business!) Robot Coupe R2. The Mother of All  
Food Processors. Approximately half of list price.

It's got more than twice the horsepower of the typical home Cuisinart  
(the original Cuisinart was based on Robot Coupe designs, then  
manufactured by Robot Coupe in a peculiarly incestuous relationship  
between them and the inventor, each essentially having the other by  
the legal short hairs). It looks rather like a Cuisinart, except it  
appears to have a little bitty one-cup bowl on top, and then you  
realize it's the same bowl, more or less, as on the twelve-cup  
Cuisinart, and it's the motor housing that's gi-normous. Mine comes  
with said bowl, the standard propeller blade, and a shredding disk,  
plus a continuous-feed chute/ejector-nozzle thingy (think of a giant  
Salad Shooter) to go with the shredder disk. More blades and disks are  
available, and for the truly psychotic, heavy-duty opaque plastic, and  
even stainless steel, versions of the bowl.

Of course, it will arrive _after_ I've turned out the eight or ten  
pounds of English banger filling, which it would have done in about  
one minute... as currently configured, it's probably no good for  
beating egg whites, but I suspect there's an attachment available.


"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,  
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's  
			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter

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