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Old 03-02-12, 03:18 PM   #1
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"Alternate uses for useless appliances" thread

Isn't a waffle iron just a checkerboard panini maker? Think I'll have waffleburgers this weekend.
(disclaimer: waffle irons are only moderately useless)
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Using the bread maker for meatloaf. Mmm.
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I don't think I'd want to sully my waffle iron by cooking burgers on it. I suppose you could use the cupcake maker for tiny pancakes. Or better yet, use the quesadilla maker for pancakes.
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Waffleburgers? Way cool idea!
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A George Foreman grill, if applied properly, makes an excellent tool to augment an "enhanced" interrogation session. Dick Cheney approved.
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The insert out of a boiler pan makes a great pizza pan. Flip it upside down so the bumps point up. You'll get a nice crisp crust, even on thick crust pizza.

I hate thin crust pizza, but kind of like the crispiness. This makes for a happy medium.
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Hmmm... meat waffles have a certain appeal...
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My wife uses her george foreman grill like a ninja. Fwop, fwip, fwam, foom... low fat grilled cheese sandwich.

Me? I can't figure out how or why I would want to cook on it, let alone how to use it or clean it.
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My dad used to use the oven to dry pots and pans while he had other things to do. It worked well until the inevitable happened and certain plastic components melted.
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I think I posted in the wrong thread.

But now that I'm here, I -- don't tell my wife -- use her george foreman grill to press my socks and underpants.
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Take unused electrical appliances outside. Tie their cords to a tree limb in such a way as they freely dangle. Best to leave some space between. Give them a shove to where they swing. Now practice your ninja avoidance techniques.

Alternatively, cover with crepe paper. Hang from the ceiling at a frat house while they are all drinking heavily. Tell them it's a pinata.
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It worked fine. I used leaner beef and stood at the ready with the fire extinguisher. Had to apply more pressure as they cooked. But the green "your waffleburgers are ready" light came on when they were done. I'll make bigger ones next time. Wasn't sure the edges would get done if I tried a Mongoburger.
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It worked fine. I used leaner beef and stood at the ready with the fire extinguisher. Had to apply more pressure as they cooked. But the green "your waffleburgers are ready" light came on when they were done. I'll make bigger ones next time. Wasn't sure the edges would get done if I tried a Mongoburger.
Was there a responsible female on premise when this culinary experiment happened? I think not.
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Alternatively, cover with crepe paper. Hang from the ceiling at a frat house while they are all drinking heavily. Tell them it's a pinata.
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My wife uses her george foreman grill like a ninja. Fwop, fwip, fwam, foom... low fat grilled cheese sandwich.

Me? I can't figure out how or why I would want to cook on it, let alone how to use it or clean it.
Make more waffles. duh.

And don't be stingy with the cooking spray for the waffles, or the underwear.
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What if you fried an egg in a wafflemaker?

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It worked fine. I used leaner beef and stood at the ready with the fire extinguisher. Had to apply more pressure as they cooked. But the green "your waffleburgers are ready" light came on when they were done. I'll make bigger ones next time. Wasn't sure the edges would get done if I tried a Mongoburger.
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I bet beer was involved in this experiment. I'd recommend repeating the experiment again if beer wasn't involved the first time, strictly for scientific purposes.
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One time in college I made soup in my percolator coffee pot. I don't remember what all I put in it, but I do remember there were sardines. I did say it was a one-time thing, didn't I?
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I bet beer was involved in this experiment. I'd recommend repeating the experiment again if beer wasn't involved the first time, strictly for scientific purposes.
Yes of course beer was in the equation. I won't do it again. My morning waffles stuck pretty good until I liberally sprayed the griddle. Normally I don't have to use any cooking spray.
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My dad used to use the oven to dry pots and pans while he had other things to do. It worked well until the inevitable happened and certain plastic components melted.
Back in the day when ovens had pilot lights, my mom used the oven to dry all sorts of things, like my little brothers pants. Time to make dinner(or bake a cake, I forget which), the first thing you do is turn on the oven. 1/2 hour later, and what is that smell? Smoldering corduroy has a unique and unforgettable odor. Several pieces of tupperware where also turned in to moden art while drying in the oven.
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Some of them make either decent paperweights or great targets for plinking.
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I once worked third shift by myself in a hospital supply and sterilization room. I would boil hot dogs in the coffee pot.

They also had these huge sterilizers called Autoclaves. They stayed warm all the time. I used to order pizzas and stored them in the autoclave to keep them warm and to hide them from the security guards who knew I had pizza down there and would come sniffing around for a handout.

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