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04-12-2006, 02:01 PM
I'm very interested in building a cob house and getting off the grid. So I'd like to start a search for nonelectric appliances. If you know of one, please post it here.
Here's a blender I found that you crank by hand
04-12-2006, 02:15 PM
yep hand held blenders food processors, food mills etc.
I've been researching them for our move to the island, so let's see if I can find those links for you.
blender:(probably the one you already posted)
mini seed grinder:
4 food processors to compare:
anyway, these are just a few I've looked at, there is also a baby food mill, that is tiny perfect for camping an such, makes puree'd food, like baby food, nut pates' etc.
and of course, hand held egg beaters. for mixing, and wisks for making things, juice presses, grinders for making pate's etc.
04-12-2006, 02:20 PM
This is great.. thanks!
04-12-2006, 02:23 PM
I'm very interested in building a cob house and getting off the grid. Personally I'm working on getting a yurt together up the hill from Hilo, so right, on right on sistuh! You GO!!!
First thing you do, get a copy of Leo Kotke's latest CD and listen to "Living Off the Grid" at least 4 times a day. That will give you the emotional strength you need to deal with all the challenges you face.
Second thing you do, get one very good 8" chef's knife (I have used Wusthof for 35 years with total satisfaction) and one large Japanese suribachi (grinding bowl) with surikogi (wooden grinding pestle).
With those two non-appliances, I can do everything, if need be.
04-12-2006, 02:25 PM
I looked at the Food Processors first because that's what I really am interested most in.
I have a couple that look almost identical to these. I can pick them up in Quartzite for $10 to $20 each. The problem I've found, however, is that the blades get dull after a pretty short time.. then you're stuck with all that plastic and it won't even make salsa.
I'd love to find something a little more heavy duty.
Maybe I'll write Lehmans and see if they have suggestions.
Thanks for the links.. I'll check out the others!
04-12-2006, 02:27 PM
Thanks Shiv, for the support!
I'm getting excited.
I'm taking my class to learn Cob from the ground up this summer.
I wish I could find someone to share the cost of 10 to 20 acres and help build the houses.. but if I have to, I'll do it alone!
It's a lifelong dream.
I hope I can do it!
04-12-2006, 02:37 PM
this ones' on ebay for only $4.95 with s/h $11.25 to my house, it may be different for yours.
You could always sharpen the blades, with a stone, that is how we used to do our knives.
Pesonally, I think the good old salad shooter, would work just fine, it is high quality, and does almost everything the food processor does, and I would get a hand crank blender for nut milks and such, but that's just me.
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