My Recent Online Purchases - What Were Yours?

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  1. Beth Gallagher

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    Well, the popper works fine; about like any other of the "oil free" methods. It took longer than the recommended 2.5 minutes to pop the kernels, though. I'm sure that depends on the microwave power.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! I just sent Nordicware an email asking that question. The current version is BPD-free, dunno about my legacy model. Maybe they'll send me a replacement for free and get on my list with Oxo as a loyal customer.

    Regarding bagged popcorn: I've never liked it. I don't like the taste (or the thought) of "butterey-flavor 10w-30." When I make popcorn at home, I melt real butter and pour over it and dump real salt on it...that's what popcorn's for, dammit!!!

    edit to add so I get all the Off Topic in a single comment: I just read that TV Time included coconut oil for popping the corn, and butter-flavored salt.
     
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    How is the bagged microwave popcorn different than sprinkling with those "toppings" you kept in your desk? :p (Or the "yellow goo.")

    If I make popcorn in a pot with oil, it doesn't need butter added. That's the way my mother made it when I was a kid. I really don't like any of the "air pop" stuff; it's just dry and tasteless unless you drizzle butter.

    At any rate, the glass popper I bought works fine.
     
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    Mouse traps. When I had the car serviced several says ago, they found a huge mouse nest in the air filtration duct that was not inexpensive to clean and disinfect. Got several kinds to see what works the best.
     
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    First, now that I know the "yellow goo" was coconut oil, I question its authenticity, unless coconuts get malaria or Hep-C.

    I often wondered what was in that powdered seasoning, but always assumed I was doing better than butter. Here is the list of ingredients from Jolly Time Buttery Seasoning:

    Salt, Yellow 5 Lake, Tricalcium Phosphate and Artificial Butter Flavor.

    Yellow 5 Lake is a synthetic dye is made from a mixture of hydrochloric acid (taken as a supplement in some forms) and sodium bromate (a suspected human carcinogen) which are combined to form a yellow-colored solution. This solution is then mixed with a base such as sodium hydroxide (also known as lye and caustic soda) to create a yellow-colored powder. Mmmmmmm....

    Tricalcium Phosphate is a calcium salt found in many nutritional supplements and as a calcium supplement on it's own. In this application, it's used as an anti-caking agent.

    Artificial Butter Flavor may contain diacetyl, acetylpropionyl, or acetoin, three natural compounds in butter that contribute to its characteristic taste and smell. Manufacturers of margarines or typically add it (along with beta carotene for the yellow color) to make the final product butter-flavored, because it would otherwise be relatively tasteless. The rare lung disease bronchiolitis obliterans is attributed to prolonged exposure to diacetyl, typically in industrial artificial-butter-flavoring factories, where it is inhaled in concentrated amounts. The disease has been called "popcorn worker's lung" or "popcorn lung" because it was first seen in former workers of a microwave popcorn factory in Missouri.

    So it seems that if they left out that nasty yellow dye, the rest of it isn't so bad for us.
     
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    Good luck if they get to your wiring.
     
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    I just ordered some disposable aluminum pot pie pans. I can predict in the near future I will be making some turkey pot pies to freeze. Plus, a bit of make-up. :rolleyes:
     
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    From Nordic Ware:

    Good News !
    The Microwave Popcorn popper and lid is and has always been BPA Melamine free

    Happy Popcorn making ~~

    *Claire - Nordic Ware Customer Experience Manager
     
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    4 Packages of Hurst's HamBeens to make for a winter's supply of stuff to make ham, sausage and bean soup.

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    You get that cheaper online than in the stores, huh? I never thought to buy dried beans online.
     
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    This Ranger is so high off the ground you can't reach into the bed of the truck and get anything short, like a gas can. This is an extra step that attaches to the trailer hitch. The tailgate has a cut out for a step, like in the picture. But it's too close to the tailgate to balance without wasting one hand just to hold on.

    Hope it sticks out far enough. Guess we'll find out. :rolleyes:

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    The smell of mouse pee is unforgetable. I had a nest ON the cabin air filter once after pulling it out of storage. I got a deal on cabin air filters from amazon because I knew I never wanted that smell to ride with me again!
     
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    A friend had something like this:

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    The ladder folds over and locks to the tailgate and stays stored there when the tailgate is folded up.

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    Northern Tool under $50. I think Amazon carries something like this, too.
     
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    Now that is a great idea! Thank you. You should see the way I get up in there now. It ain't pretty. :rolleyes:

    The old F-150 had a step on the side of the body. Just step up, throw your other leg over, and you're in. I really miss that thing. :(

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