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Old 17-05-2006, 22:37   #1
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Lightbulb wedding gift list for a cruising newbie couple(mostly for her)

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Breadmaker? overrated?
I'm out of ideas, with the exception of a med kit.....help!
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Old 17-05-2006, 22:56   #2
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Hi Crystal,
Well I have a breadmaker aboard and I love it. Does the boat have a lot of stowage? If so then, Yes, a breadmaker is a fine idea. A few things that make a big difference to me are the little things. I have a set of good dishes (Nautical of course) cute lighthouses and sailboats. It makes me very happy to be able to set a nice table for company. We also have a great coffee pot (Aluminum expresso pot). Realy good cooking pots that fit the stove top!! It is very hard to cook at sea if your pots do not fit on a small stove.
I will try to think of a couple other things. Let us know what you decide on
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Susan - excellent point about pots that fit!!! And umm... how come when I use to come to dinner *I* didn't get the sailboats and lighthouses dishes?? Espresso coffee??? wow ... didn't get that either ::sob::
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Old 17-05-2006, 23:28   #4
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Yea ya did. Ya just didn't notice. Too busy enjoying the food I guess As for espresso, I think you had coffee here. That is all we make.
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Yup.

Besides the booze. I had lots of espresso coffee while I visited Scott!!

Gotta have more....more coffee!!!
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Old 17-05-2006, 23:48   #6
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Old 18-05-2006, 00:10   #8
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One thing Sundari didn't mention is a good pressure cooker. Good knives are also a nice thing to have on board. Of course, I am making assumptions here. Tools are always good. One of the best boat gifts I ever got my better half was the 18volt Dewalt cordless tools. She takes great pride in here wood working abilities. Gifts from casual aquaintances, a good bottle of wine is always appreciated on board. Good foulies are a great gift for both of you.
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I recieved weather gear">foul weather gear for my bridal shower! As for pots and pans we have a great set that i assume we must bring to the boat now to see if they fit ok. we have one of those expresso thingies, and i do love to get boozey. As for knifes, yes that's a good one, i'll ask for a chef's set in the canvas wrap up. So the bread maker needs a large place to be stowed away? Sudari, how big is yours and what is the voltage? Do you know the maker?
Thanks, ~Crystal
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Old 18-05-2006, 16:22   #10
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As someone who loves to cook, I think that the additional expense of buying good quality tools (pots, pans, knives, etc) always justifies itself in the long run. Just because you live on a boat shouldn't change that. Obviously, you may need to be a little more choosy with your pots 'n pans to suit your galley, but apart from that, it should be no diffent from a land-locked kitchen. I second the pressure cooker suggestion...a good pressure cooker is a great thing to use in a rough sea - no chance of spillage. Just bear in mind that aluminium pots are not generally a good idea on a boat.
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Just bear in mind that aluminium pots are not generally a good idea on a boat.
Why are aluminum pots not a good idea? Too light? What do you recommend?

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mini food processor

Crystal,

If they have an inverter, one of those mini food processors would be ideal. You only pulse them for seconds so they don't use a lot of power. We got given one as a new boat gift and use it quite a lot.
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What’s wrong with Aluminum Cookware on boats?
Anodized Aluminum is twice as hard as stainless steel, it conducts heat 28 times faster than glass or ceramic (and more evenly than S/S), doesn't react to acidic foods, and it's fairly nonstick.
The (1970's) concern that Aluminum cookware may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease has been generally discredited.
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Vasco, I almost included that in m list. We have one, and my wife loves it. $12 at the local ACE. Money well spent. As for aluminum. I am no fan, but I can not think of any reason not to have it specific to boats.
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There is still people out there in this world. Who still believe that aluminum pots or pans will cause Alzheimer's disease!!
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