Know what those are? A paddle attachment, a whisk attachment, and a dough hook.
Know what they’re for? That’s right…
And it’s sitting on my kitchen counter! And it’s not even like I borrowed it from a neighbor (though I did that once, to make my husband cinnamon coffee squares when we were dating). This beauty is ours. We actually own it.
I am still finding it hard to believe.
Although I’ve long wanted a KitchenAid stand mixer, I didn’t expect to get one anytime soon. A mixer is a pretty hefty purchase (especially in Israel, where the prices are jacked up) and it really wasn’t something I could justify.
But then my husband saw an ad on Janglo. Someone in Telzstone was selling a KitchenAid for less than half the normal price!
It seemed too good to be true, but I dialed the number listed and asked whether the KitchenAid had been sold yet…it hadn’t.
So I kept talking.
I asked which hechsherim had been used with it, and the guy told me that they only used Badatz. “And Rav Rubin,” he added. “If you hold by it.”
I smiled. Yeah, we hold by Rav Rubin.
I asked whether the pieces had been toveled, and he assured me that they had. I asked whether he had sold it all with their chametz each year, and he said he’d always sold the entire apartment because they went away for Pesach each year that they’d lived here.
Hesitating a bit, I asked whether it was…somehow…fleishig. Nope, he said. Pareve. And they barely even used it, so it was like new.
Could it get any better? Okay, it could have also been pink. But orange is a fun color, with enough spunk and personality to make me happy every time I look at it. Plus, as my husband pointed out, it’s the color for Gush Katif.
I told the guy we’d take it and asked him to please not sell it to anyone else before we got there.
He didn’t. And so we packed it up with great care in towels and bubble wrap, and my husband carried it home in his huge camping backpack all the way from Telzstone.
Time to play now.
One year ago: Baked BBQ sweet potato chips