What I hugely miss since my wife left is my wife. But I do not miss the ghastly Thermomix – see http://www.users.on.net/~rjfenwickelliott/diary2010.html#eggson.
The breadmaker that used to live behind the Panzerkampfwagen broke. It had done 10 years service, and that is fair enough: I then happily used the KitchenAid (which had a perfectly good dough hook) to make dough. But that was Jeanie’s, and has now gone.
The main trouble with making dough by hand is that the telephone always rings half way through. But another bonus of Jeanie taking the Panzerkampfwagen is that she was happy to leave the Magimix with me, and it turns out that the Magimix does an OK job of making dough. You just let it do its stuff, then leave it where it is for an hour or so for the dough to rise.
So I still get to have fresh, home-made bread.