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From: Mark_Bishop@ipc.co.uk Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 16:36:09 +0000 Among the topics raised among the LUG digests which I received over Christmas and only recently read, was one which asked members to nominate other products which they felt represent 'the Leica of...' a particular field. ...Anyone else want to nominate their favourites? This is kind of off-topic, which is the reason I didn't reply the first time it went around. But since I'm usually so on-topic, I figure I'll go off a little today. Kitchen equipment: Kitchenaid mixer (any Kitchenaid). (U.S.) Indestructible. All metal, very powerful, planetary motion, big tools, one switch. Waring Anniversary blender. (U.S.) Heavy metal base, glass vessel, one switch. Mine came with instructions on sterilizing if used for bio materials in a laboratory. Dualit toaster, commercial model. (U.K.) All metal. This is the Toaster of the Apocalypse. Big as a truck battery, and about as heavy. Simple lever to raise and lower toast -- no springs except in the mechanical timer. Like with a view camera, the absence of interlocks sometimes leads one to trigger the shutter (start the timer) without removing the darkslide (plugging in the power cord). Unexposed toast is the result. All of these are classically styled, made as they have been for about 50 years. Expensive, but they don't break, and they make you happy every time you use them.