A couple of years ago, I attended a Preparedness Fair and saw my former neighbor.  She is very well versed in Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage.  In talking with her, she stressed the importance of having hand-powered tools to use in case of a power outage.  I agreed with her thinking, but didn't really think about it until recently.  So, this is one of my first purchases.  This is the OXO Good Grips Egg Beater.  I looked at several different models, but ended up getting this one for several reasons.  

I really like the grip being upright instead of horizontal.  I feel like I have better control when I am using it.

I also like the fact that the beaters are removable, which makes for easy clean-up.  

In addition, the entire bottom section can be removed and thrown in the dishwasher, again for easy clean-up.

I decided that I wanted a snack....and decided to make a 'fat free' version.  The pudding is fat-free and powdered milk is fat-free.  (I decided not to think of the carbs!).

I substituted powdered milk and really cold water for the 'milk' requirement.  If I were to do this again, I would cut down on the water just to help it thick-up quickly.

Using this hand beater was easy and quick.  It cleans easily and fits right into the drawer.  So, in a pinch, or just when I want to do something quick, I will use this hand-crank beater.

Going Powerless!

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