Saturday, December 13, 2008

Min første klage .... My first complaint

Mennesker fortæller mig ofte at de er overrasket at hvordan "positivt" jeg taler om Danmark.....hvordan jeg kun siger positive ting, men sandheden er.... Jeg har ikke så mange klager.... FAKTISK! Jeg elsker Danmark og jeg havde fundet så mange gode ting om mit nyt hjem. Selvfølgelig, jeg savner mine amerikanske bekvemmeligheder, men jeg bestemmede før jeg flyttede at den kun måde for at blive lykkelig og behagelig i Danmark var at lære at tilpasse mig. Så jeg tilpasse mig lidt mere hver dag.... og jeg bliver mere lykkelig hver dag.... DOG....

People often tell me how surprised they are at how "positively" I talk about Denmark... how jeg only say the positive things, but the truth is.... I do not have so many complaints.... Seriously! I love Denmark and I have found so many good things about my new home. Of course, I miss my American conveniences, but I decided before I moved that the only way for me to be happy and comfortable in Denmark was to learn to adapt. So I adapt a little more each day... and I become happier each day... HOWEVER....


Jeg har EN klage! Ikke om vejret. Ikke om priser. Ikke om meget mørke dage i vinter. Og ikke om dansk! Min klage er om husholdningsartikeler! Faktisk, kun EN husholdningsartikel... en at jeg kan ikke finde i Danmark og en at jeg kan ikke bringe fra Amerika-- min "CROCK POT"!


I have ONE complaint! Not about the weather. Not about the prices. Not about how dark the winter days are. And not about Danish! My complaint is about household appliances! Well, actually, only ONE household appliance... one that I cannot find in Denmark and that I cannot bring from America--My CROCK POT!!! (I actually brought a new one here and killed it with the transformer because crock pots need something special... or so we learned!!)

I Danmark, kan du køber 37 forskellige friturer.... og du kan faktisk køber en elektrisk "kartofler skærer", men du kan ikke købe mands BEDSTE OPFINDELSER! Den en opfindelse at kan køge din aftensmad imens du arbejder, så når du kommer hjem fra en vinterdag ud i KOLD, MØRK Danmark, lugter huset ligesom lækker aftensmad!

In Denmark, you can buy 37 different fryers....and you can actually buy an electric potato peeler, but you cannot buy man´s GREATEST INVENTION! The one invention that can cook your dinner while you work, so when you come home from a winter day out in COLD, DARK Denmark, the house smells like a delicious dinner!

Min klage er ikke så stor..... men hvis nogen kan hjælpe mig med denne.... min "Positiv list om Danmark" vil har en mere ting på det... og min "Negativ list om Danmark" vil blive tom!

My complaint is not so big.... but if someone can help me with this.... my "Positive list about Denmark" will have one more thing on it.....and my "Negative list about Denmark" will be empty!

14 comments:

the writer said...

Have you tried to look it up at Pixmania.com? Otherwise, you just have to order online from abroad, no other way *sigh*

Anonymous said...

You can buy a Crokpot online from UK.
They use the same 230V voltage as in Denmark and the rest of Europe, so you need any transformer. They just use different power plugs than in Denmark, but you can easily replace that with a Danish power plug or use an power plug adapter.
Many of the UK online shops doesn't ship to mainland Europe, but I found a couple of UK online shops selling Crokpot who ships to Denmark:

http://www.kitchkof.com/productSearch.asp?brandID=202

http://www.pots-and-pans.co.uk/acatalog/Crockpot.html

Stephen J McGinnis said...

wow a potato peeler... and yet not a crock pot to be found... odd... and yes mavs tickets well if you and meds wanna fly over here you can go but i did ask jessica if she wanted to trade he concert tickets for mavs and she said no... o well i tryed... so is it snowing yet???

PiNG aka Patti said...

I agree - totally and completely. I have also found a solution, though I haven't actually made the purchase yet. But, I'll give you the link!

Export Appliances

jacque said...

Yikes!! There aren't any suggestions yet...Kelli I hope someone can help you out! Sorry, I am of no help on this one.
Jacque

Mads and Kelli said...

Patti--I also found that link and was shocked they are located in Houston...so I emailed them directly about shipping costs to DK and to confirm that one of their crockpots would work here...and I got a one line email back from them that said "We DO NOT ship abroad"... And DO NOT was in RED.. I was like WTF...then why do you make "abroad-use" appliances...... my fear is buying it, shipping it to my daughter, having her bring it and then it not work... as my confidence in the company was a little shaken after that reply...

Anonymous-- the only UK ones I have found, will not ship to DK... I have even look at amazon.de in Germany, but they dont have one... however, I will check out your suggestions. thanks. BTW.... I would love to publish all your helpful notes in the future, should you ever decide to publish your name....

Amy said...

HAHAHAHA, you know, I ate a great dinner with my sister in Texas last summer and asked her how she made it- in a crockpot....well, crockpots are non-exsistent in Norway also, so I tried to think how I could compensate, I figured everything in a giant pot would be the best solution, only problem is you can't go from it. So going to work and coming home to a house that smells like dinner would be a no no.....you might come home to a house that smells like it caught on fire if you try my suggestion. But I loved the links given to find a crockpot here in Europe which might work here...so I've borrowed them myself and will see if there isn't a crockpot in my life sometime next year also. I've lived this long without, I can go a little longer, especially since money if flying out the window right now because of Christmas!!!!

Hope you get your crockpot and life gets back on track!!! Oh and cheers to your positive attitude on living abroad. It's important to keep positive and open to new ways in order to live successfully overseas!!!! Good for you!!!!

Pischke Family said...

Just cross the border to Germany - they've got them there!!!

Nichole said...

I certainly hope that you find a crockpot. I know how much you not want but need this appliance in your life :)

Fingers crossed that one appears one day soon!

nettielouise said...

I asked my German friend Sandra about slow cookers in Germany. She said they have them there. She also had a look on eBay Germany and said there were some. If I remember correctly, Mads speaks some German, so maybe you could try that. Shipping might be expensive...but if it's something you really want, then it's worth it.

Tara said...

Hilarious! I too was saddened to leave my crock pot and my rotisserie behind. I even have box in the garage labeled "Things we can't plug in"

Maybe Santa will bring you one! Good luck, let me know how it goes!

tara

'Babs' said...

Our American family living here got their crock sent, but there will be taxes!

We were given one and got rid of it because I am afraid of them, LOL!

I love that your blog is so positive about DK, your approach is admirable. It's not my approach (I have 'whine' as my default setting wherever I am) and so it's inspiring and balancing to infuse a little of something more adapted :)

Good luck with your crock quest.

LadyFi said...

Ah - we call these slow cookers in the UK. My sister took mine over when I moved to Sweden...

C and H Romenesko said...

I hear you! I used my crockpot all the time in the US. With no job, I have all day to cook, so I don't miss it as much. However, the convenience of throwing everything in the pot and walking away is so wonderful, I'm surprised the two-income Dane families haven't found the joy of cooking with a crockpot.

I've seen them in Flensburg. You may have to take a road trip.