Handsome Hubby always teases me when I do something stupid - the tease is something along the lines of "That's how you want them; nice to look at and not so bright! You're perfect!" Nice one.
But I think I may have justified the comment this morning.
Handsome Hubby went off for his
I loaded the blender with banana's, pears, grapes, half a mini-cabbage and mint, added the flaxseed oil and green powder, put in the water and turned on the blender. It wasn't really blending the mix so I though, "I'll show you", and cranked it up to high.
The liquid poured out the bottom of the blender jug
I stood there thinking, 'That's not right!'. And then, 'Schmoo!! Switch it off - electrical fires!'
There was green mess E.V.E.R.Y.W.H.E.R.E!
I was gutted.
I switched off the machine, and the plug, and then tried to clean what I could, but I have ... shorter ... arms and really battled to get to the wall under the counter, and I have no idea how to clean the wall behind the fitted cabinet! (These are real tears people!)
Handsome arrived just in time to see me standing with a green mushy cloth in my hands, and misery all over my face. Poor dear asked if he should just eat some fruit today.
I told him I'd use the hand blender.
I asked him as nicely as I could if he would head off to Kenwood and get me another jug
Being the man he is, he asked where the receipt was - obviously! It's still under Guarantee!!! Yay! And here I was ready to pay for a new one. Now, instead, we can kick up a fuss and get it replaced for free.
Anyway, I had a brief look
While I was washing the broken off blade-bit I noticed how neatly it had sheared away from the jug. And that it had little nodules on it, rather reminiscent of clips...
I gently placed the blades back in the sink and slowly picked up the jug to wash that, while glancing at the bottom of the jug I noticed how neatly the jug had broken too. No shards of plastic to cut me as I washed it. And it appeared to have some groves rather reminiscent of slots for clips...
And that if you held said broken off blade-bit at just the right angle against the broken off jug, how neatly they fit together, and if you twist said blade-bit....
The blasted thing is meant to come apart so you can clean it!!!
Would have been handy to know while cleaning it!!
And now I noticed two little sticky-outy bits that could be.... oh... I don't know... things you hold when twisting the blade attachment to take it out the jug
I went bright red. If there wasn't so much green muck under the counter I may have just crawled right under there myself.
I casually called to Handsome from the kitchen and said, "You don't need to go to Kenwood after all, Handsome!"
And followed it with, "They're actually rather smart, those Kenwood people... It turns out they designed a blender jug that comes apart for easy cleaning!"
How were they to know their carefully designed genius jug would land up in my hands?!