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docweathers    79

If you've ever been tempted to try your wife's Cuisinart noodle maker as a small-scale power extruder, don't do it. I gave it a try today and the most important outcome was cleaning up a huge mess. The dies are much too small, require very soft clay, and are almost impossible to clean out. I will stick with my Northstar from now on:unsure:src="http://ceramicartsdaily.org/community/public/style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif">

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Mark C.    1,806

I always think of Cuisinart right up with Brent Shimpo Northstar Bailey Soldner.

Now on a more realist note the best power kitchen item I can suggest is your blender (thrift/yard sale best)

this makes short work of small test glazes and non easy screenable materials like zinc or bentonite.

This is where a Cuisinart blender will shine-just make sure it never goes back into the kitchen again after use.

Mark

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OffCenter    82

I always think of Cuisinart right up with Brent Shimpo Northstar Bailey Soldner.

Now on a more realist note the best power kitchen item I can suggest is your blender (thrift/yard sale best)

this makes short work of small test glazes and non easy screenable materials like zinc or bentonite.

This is where a Cuisinart blender will shine-just make sure it never goes back into the kitchen again after use.

Mark

 

 

I bought a cheap blender to use making paperclay and burned it out quickly. Now, I sneak into the kitchen to get the Cuisinart. I've used it for over a year and still have not burned it out. I clean it up after each use and put it back in the kitchen without my wife knowing.

 

Jim

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TJR    359

I always think of Cuisinart right up with Brent Shimpo Northstar Bailey Soldner.

Now on a more realist note the best power kitchen item I can suggest is your blender (thrift/yard sale best)

this makes short work of small test glazes and non easy screenable materials like zinc or bentonite.

This is where a Cuisinart blender will shine-just make sure it never goes back into the kitchen again after use.

Mark

 

 

I bought a cheap blender to use making paperclay and burned it out quickly. Now, I sneak into the kitchen to get the Cuisinart. I've used it for over a year and still have not burned it out. I clean it up after each use and put it back in the kitchen without my wife knowing.

 

Jim

 

Jim;

A blender is not good for making paper, or paper clay. I burned out about 5 of them in one year. Then it hit me! I am a potter! I have the technology! Now I use a 5 gallon pail, slake my materials overnight, then use my big plaster mixer on my variable speed drill. Works fabulously. Is that a word?

TJR.

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TJR    359

If you've ever been tempted to try your wife's Cuisinart noodle maker as a small-scale power extruder, don't do it. I gave it a try today and the most important outcome was cleaning up a huge mess. The dies are much too small, require very soft clay, and are almost impossible to clean out. I will stick with my Northstar from now on:unsure:src="http://ceramicartsdaily.org/community/public/style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif">

 

 

DOCWEATHERS;

MY DAD USED TO COME INTO THE KITCHEN AND GRAB A WOODEN SPOON IF HE NEEDED A PIECE OF DOWEL. I ALWAYS WONDERED WHY, AS I GREW UP, all the spoons had short handles. If you like being married to your current wife, I would stay out of the kitchen, and haunt garage sales.My parents remained married, but this always came up in conversation.I buy my own wooden spoons.

TJR.

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perkolator    54

A blender is not good for making paper, or paper clay. I burned out about 5 of them in one year.

 

 

a Vita Mix blender will handle chopping up paper all day long. had a Grad student last year who was grinding up her old mail into pulp to make paper and paper mache for her sculptures for like 3 months. she literally blended hundreds of pounds of paper through this thing. it was an OLD Vita Mix from a garage sale - when she finally though she killed it she gave me the vita mix to diagnose and see if it could be repaired while she was out buying a cheap replacement blender....found out it just blew the fuse inside the housing....good to go for the rest of her project smile.gif i've literally watched these blenders chop up a broomstick, 2x2 wood blocks, cell phone, and many other things during a demo and online videos.

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