When do you think it's okay to buy something new versus hanging on to something that works, but not as well as you'd like? For example, I've been eyeing a coffee maker/burr grinder combo. It sure would be nice to get two appliances off my small counters. And our current grinder spews grounds everywhere due to a static problem. Our coffee maker has no major issues.
And I've been thinking about this toaster oven that has an additional two slots for toast combined with it. We have an old plastic white toaster that may have cost $15-20 new many years ago. It's ugly, so it's buried in a lower cabinet, and leaves crumbs inside the cabinets. More than 2 slices at once would be nice. And many times I've cringed at heating up the whole oven to warm/broil/toast/bake something small that could easily be done in a toaster oven.
SUCH a long post over some little things! LOL
Anyway, just wondering where everyone else stands on things like this. I don't want to buy up a ton of new stuff. But the convenience is so alluring. I rarely buy things, and this feels like something I should do to make my life easier, especially on kitchen/home things, because I am the SAHM and most of that falls on me.
...did I mention I have two Very Mediocre vacuum cleaners. How I would love a vac that can actually suck all the little fibers out of my wool area rug so that I can wear black pants again and not look like I have an animal in the house! (Let's not even get into HEPA filters, bagless options...sigh.)