Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Soft Grain, Hard Grain, All In One Pot!


Bought this during lunch break today (yes, I loooove working in town again!!!). Do you know what does it do? Well, exactly what the title says!

Grandma has been complaining about my eating habits since Cairo turned one and started to ask for a few grains of rice, now and then. Grandma thinks that the rice we're having now is just too hard for Cairo's tender little stomach to digest. Well too bad cos I've always hated mushy rice except if they come in sushi or handrolls. No way am I giving in!

However, Grandma's words can break bones, and not wanting to be hurled at with the title of "Selfish Mother" day in day out, I've forked out a ridiculous sum (SGD 25.90) for this simple stainless steel can set.

Grandma thinks that her old collection of Zebra brand stainless steel mugs in our KL house' could have done the same for a fraction of the price! Didn't see her coming out with this brilliant idea earlier though :p

Anyway, I pointed out to her what this gadget could do that her Zebra brand could not:

1) there are engraved markings on the tin to indicate water level suitable for 3 toddler stages, each with its' own different water level marking.

2) there's a rubber cap for safe & effortless lifting of the steaming hot cup out of the rice cooker.

3) there's also a sieve (wrong angle in photo, so sieve can't be seen there) and plastic cup for refining of mushy rice to porridge if need be.

4) the spoon works as a rice measuring spoon, mashing grinder and ah... spoon!

5) not to mention, they could all stack together like Lego, into a cute little cup, perfect for "balik kampung" and stay-overs at the other Grandma's house!

All I need to do is to put the stainless steel cup containing Cairo's portion (a bit of grain, plenty of water) right in after the rice cooker has been filled with adults' portion of rice and water (never directly into an empty rice cooker).

If i wanna add in some chopped meat or vegetables for taste, that's fine too! When it's cooked, it looks like this:




See the porridge in the middle and the nice hard grains surrounding it? Best of both worlds, all in one pot :D

12 comments:

Etcetera~Mommy said...

Wow, first time I heard of such tool...

jazzmint said...

wah cool stuff!!!

peimun said...

It's a grinder from Pigeon, rite?

babyfiona said...

Wow! so high tech! where you get if from??

Malaika's mummy said...

like this also can. where to buy it? Will ask my SIL to buy for me.

Cheryl Leong said...

wah, you really can go look for all this canggih stuff.... So, have tested on it yet?

Anggie's journel said...

ooh.. not bad wor, can get in M'sia ?
btw, TQ for dropping by my blog :)

cairo's mommy said...

hi girls,

hehehe, macam v high tech ya? dats why couldn't resist even though not on sale (bought it at OG)

i think you can find the brand (Pigeon, from japan) in msia but thingy might be very new n not available everywhere yet...

Peimun:
erm, can grind soft rice into porridge but dats not the main purpose of the gadget la...

Cheryl: i will test it soon, then add footnote on this post ya :D

Anggie:
Dun mention... i'm always on the prowl for good tips on child upbringing, good makan place, photography n scrapping tips hehehe

Jasmine said...

After u try already pls let me know what is the result! Wondering how is it....

Vien said...

pretty neat gadget!

blur_mommy said...

wah, very interesting gadget!

cairo's mommy said...

jasmine, vien, blur mommy:
check out my latest post on the performance report :D