- Coffee pot -- daily
- Coffee grinder -- daily (also use as a spice grinder)
- Toaster -- weekly
- Microwave -- weekly
- Rice cooker -- weekly
- Stand Blender -- monthly
- Hand Blender -- monthly
- Hand Mixer -- quarterly
- Crock Pot (Sm/Lg) -- quarterly (more in winter)
- Waffle Iron (Sq) -- quarterly
- Food processor -- quarterly
- Waffle Iron (Rnd) -- semi annually
- Mini food chopper -- seldom
- Juicer -- Annually/Seldom
- Bread Machine -- Seldom/Never
- Electric Tea Kettle -- Seldom/Never
I had the salad spinner on here, as well as the new tortilladora, but I think I need to put those items on a different, "kitchen tools" list... you know, non-electric crap you have in your tools drawer and cabinets, taking up space.
Looking at this list, I feel ok that this is stuff I use a lot. But also, looking at this list, I'm sort of ashamed that our diets are so complex (or our food culture so full of itself) that we have to have all this crapola to make it happen. I mean, I guess I never had a food processor until last year; same with a hand blender.
Some of these were "lifestyle purchases" that we don't use much now. For instance, I used the bread machine about every other week for several years, when I was in California and worked in an office. And, the juicer was actually on the counter in HB when we had access to bulk citrus and fresh fruit 4 seasons. The electric tea kettle I had in the office so I could make hot water for tea on my desk; and the mini food chopper was my cheap answer to a food processor before I gave in and took the plunge. Still... this is a lot and I bet it's on the low end of the "modern" kitchen.
What do you use that's not on this list? What do we have that you don't use? Please tell me you have more crap than we do... please? Pretty please?