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    We all know how innovative the coffee community is in adapting other equipment to our benefit (poppers, heatguns, breadmakers, rotisserie ovens, etc).

    I wondered today if anyone has found any innovative uses for coffee equipment for non-coffee endeavours?

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    I havent done this myself, but Ive heard of people in cafes using the steam wand of their machine to make scrambled eggs with

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    • #3
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      Some people use their breadmakers for making bread.

      A bit odd I thought [smiley=cheesy.gif]

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      • #4
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        I let my wife make tea with water from the Expobar.


        P.S. I also love shrinking PET soft drink bottles with the steam wand before throwing them in the recycling bin.

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        • #5
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          Ive been known to use the barbecue to cook meat.


          -Robusto

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by Lovey link=1176619070/0#1 date=1176621399
            I havent done this myself, but Ive heard of people in cafes using the steam wand of their machine to make scrambled eggs with  
            Nice! Ive heard the steam wands are also useful for homebrew bottle sterilising, but I cant imagine people buying a machine specifically for these purposes.

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            • #7
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              When making bread (particularly naan bread) I place it on the warming tray to help it raise. Not that innovative but bloody useful – keeps the dough at a relatively high temp.

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              • #8
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                I have a crap Breville burr grinder that I use for grinding spices.

                Ive also brewed tea through my PF.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by nunu link=1176619070/0#7 date=1176635506
                  I have a crap Breville burr grinder that I use for grinding spices.

                  Ive also brewed tea through my PF.
                  Using teabags or leaves ??

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                  • #10
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                    Leaves.

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                    • #11
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                      Well judging by 2mcms post

                      "I can get crema with potting mix and a pressurised portafilter....wouldnt drink the stuff though "

                      Maybe he uses his coffee machine to make fertilizer?????

                      ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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                      • #12
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                        Hydroponics I would think

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                        • #13
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                          I use one of my French presses for tea

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                          • #14
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                            Well I use mine to make bug spray.

                            1 part espresso (2nd shot thru used puck : 19 parts water).

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                            • #15
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                              When no-one is looking, I talk to my equipment.

                              We sometimes have long and meaningful conversations, though the steam wand is often dismissive of what I say and interrupts with a...."pphhht", and the grinder is always louder than everyone else.

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