Krimo's DIY repairs

There was a time back in the early days, when money was tight, I repaired everything that broke down. Mixers, tills, fridges, cookers, etc...

The resulting electric shocks, burns, cuts and bruises never deterred me. I've drilled through water pipes, sliced across electric wires, caused total blackouts in entire neighbourhoods...
But the exhilaration when a defunct mixer whirred to life made all these minor disasters fade into insignificance.

Nowadays, three restaurants later, I am quite happy-ish at the inflated repair bills when the staff call out a qualified repairman. This leaves me free to get on with the real business of running restaurants and posting the occasional blog.

There is only one thing that I am always happy to waste time on these days.
The Stick Blender.
This is an indispensable piece of kitchen kit. Without it, soups and sauces would be sadly lumpy. Each restaurant has its own. A hefty £400 essential investment.
Every now and then, one of them grinds to a halt. Fortunately, Stuart, our helpful greengrocing delivery guy, does not mind shuttling blenders between restaurants as he goes delivering vegetables from one to the next.
And all the while I sit at our kitchen table dissecting the fatigued blender trying to bring it back to life.
Last week, Kevin, Casa del Mar's head chef said his had stopped blending.
I took it home and tonight, in between sips of wine, I dismantled it, poked, pulled, cursed and finally repaired it.
I celebrated with a long sip of wine and decided to blog this technological victory.

5 comments:

PI said...

A chef, a business man and you can fix things? Why are all the best men spoken for?

Zéphyr said...

Qui ne tente rien n'a rien !

Krimo et bricolage ont toujours fait bon ménage !

Voilà le violon d'Ingres de Krimo : un passe utile et agréable.

La réussite était au bout de ta peine. Je voudrais partager votre joie. Que la coupe soit bien pleine !

Krimo said...

It's only an illusion, Pat.

Le bricolage vient de Papa...

Orce Serrano Hams said...

They use heavy duty kit like that to mix plaster here in Spain! You up for some plastering Krimo?

Krimo said...

Tried my hand at plastering once, CR...
After a useless attempt, I decided I'd rather get plastered instead. ;o)