LLG Gadgets: The Brother P Touch 10 Hand Held Labelling Machine

by Sasha Wilkins on January 10, 2014 · 12 comments

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Of all the electronic gadgets that I have in my home, my Brother labelling machine is one of the top favourites: I now no longer pull out the wrong plug, shutting down my iMac, or make cakes with plain flour, instead of self-raising.

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I’m a sucker for a Kilner jar: when you cook as much as I do, there are always going to be packets of opened dry ingredients  and, as I fear flour moths and mice, being able to decant immediately means no furry friends coming to stay. Thing is I have about six different types of flour (rice, gram, corn, tapioca…) plus icing sugar (two types), all of which look pretty near identical, so being able to label them saves me lots of time – and lots of swearing.

The labels are waterproof, and stay on in the freezer too. Unfortunately, they don’t adhere to dog fur.

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I particularly like the Brother machine because its large display gives a clear preview of the label before you print. It also has a  time and date feature, which is great for making sure you don’t have years old tomato sauce festering at the bottom of your freezer. (My mother once found an entire pigs head at the bottom of her giant chest freezer.)

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( You may remember when I got a bit over-excited about labelling every plug, cable and tech accessory in the apartment.)

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It’s available here

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sadie January 10, 2014 at 18:23

I’m a jar addict too!
I often have lots of ‘salad in a jar’ stashed in the fridge, no idea why salad seems more appealing in a jar, but it is.
Cake works well in jars too.

I absolutely need one of those label makers in my life. Useful, and jolly good fun!

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Zoe January 11, 2014 at 13:24

I’ve subscribed to you for years and lost count of how many things I’ve bought on your recommendation, but this is the best post I have ever seen! Love it…

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Paula Fry January 11, 2014 at 14:33

Love this – bought it immediately! Great post as always x
http://www.loveisboutique.co.uk

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Julia January 11, 2014 at 14:49

Just snapped this up – no confusing flours or quinoa vs. cous cous ever again.

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Anna Maria January 11, 2014 at 20:15

I’ve had one for a while (different model, but works v.well, too), and I couldn’t agree more – best investment of £25!

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Carol January 11, 2014 at 21:43

And for those of us in the US it is available at Staples for $9.99!!!! Ran right out and got one:)

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Tricia January 12, 2014 at 15:50

I’m a fan of glass jars too & have decided that this gadget is just what I need. BTW I now freeze every new packet of flour for 24 hours before storage, as I kept getting weevil infestations & it seem to have done the trick. I loved the image of your mother finding a forgotten pig’s head staring up at her from the bottom of the freezer, hilarious.

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Karen January 12, 2014 at 20:31

Oh! I love me a labelling machine.

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Sophie January 13, 2014 at 10:16

This looks so handy!

Sophie
http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
xxx

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Anna January 17, 2014 at 11:37

I was literally just thinking about getting one of these the other day, for the exact same purpose, but also labelling my seedling veggie plants so I know what’s coming up where, and seeing this post has inspired me to bite the bullet and get one! Thanks!
Loving your kilner jars too – sadly in my current house mine are hidden away in a cupboard, but I plan to rectify that in my next place! And it’s going to help my housemates cook when I’m out – the chalkboard marker on my herbs and spices has worn off and they’re not that great at guessing their ras el hanout from their rosemary!!

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