Maybe I should offer him a deal...get rid of the processor and toaster and I will pay him well for them
My ideal kitchen would have those convection burners built in as part of the counter top design, and a small wall oven with a toaster option. In my ideal house, this would also somehow be used to help heat the air of the furnace system when the heat was on.
Also the toaster oven. I never use it. The outside gets so hot, so I'm paranoid about the kids touching it and getting burned, or it catching on fire or some weird thing.
mom to dd (5 1/2), ds (almost 3) and #3 due in June
I am not so sure about the food processor either, because it does come in handy when chopping vegetables for carrot soup, latkes, french fries, onion cakes, apple strudel etc. However, I am considering since a while now to get a big kitchen mixer, as we do bake a lot and make our own bread, and kneading takes a long time. I would in turn get rid of the food processor and just get an adapter for the kitchen mixer. Any thoughts on that?
I'd love to get rid of the coffee pot, but I don't think anyone would stand for that. I also think I'm going to get rid of our small food processor and a few other things I haven't used in a while.
I loove our waffle maker, though. fresh waffles It gets used at least twice a month.
Jessika, wife to Turbo, mommy to Codi (12/04), Kayce (8/08), Colten (10/10), and a new little coming 12/13 .
For that matter, I wouldn't mind just having floor cusions instead of my couch and chair, but once again, I think the company I keep would.
There is also no couch in our house. We have 2 rocking chairs (from yard sales for 5$ each, they needed cleaning and some fixing) for guests. And we do not have a bed, we sleep in our futons and roll it up every day (in the japanese style), so our bedroom is an extra room during daytime.
We don't have a dryer, on central heat, and our fridge is one of those dorm size fridges.
We don't have curtains No TV, no AC.
I keep forgetting, what things are normal in other families home, but I am pretty sure, there are things we have others consider redundant.
We do not have a coffee grinder, but use a pestar and mortar to grind our own coffee.
For me it is the microwave. I rarely use it, except to heat hot water for tea in the evenings. If we move this summer I would love to ditch it, but since I am prone to distraction , I must get a whistling tea kettle to replace it DH might protest about the microwave though.
I *love* my toaster oven - I use it daily! I don't have a regular toaster though - no need!
I would love to get rid of the microwave, but DH would probably object. Pretty much the only things it gets used for are cooking rice and heating up bed warmers (in the winter). Occasionally I will use it to make hot chocolate (single serving), but if I'm making more than one, I get out a pan. Oh, and melting small amounts of butter.
When I told the kitchen designer I didn't want it built in, but wanted it put inside a cabinet behind closed doors she tried to convince me I was crazy, as if I don't know how little I use it (and how ugly it is).
The rest of my "gadgets" get used, sometimes only a few times a year, but enough to make it worth keeping. I do store the less used items away until I need them, though.
Cristeen ~ Always remembering our warrior ~ Our is 3, how'd that happen?!?!
We welcomed another warrior in May 2012!!
2012 Decluttering challenge - 575/2012
I loove our waffle maker, though. fresh waffles It gets used at least twice a month.
I don't get the cleaning thing. I have never had to clean my waffle iron. : And, I've never had things sticking either.....hmm.....
I actually own 3 waffle irons...and I am very decluttered. To me being decluttered means getting rid of things you don't want or use on a regular basis. I am a waffle specialist. I just make waffles so much that I can justify it. One is for Waffle House styled waffles, the other is for belgium waffles....PLUS the hello kitty waffle iron that my DH got for DD for her birthday. It makes kitty, mimmy, melody and teddy.
I hate the toaster oven though....but use it all the time...sigh. Our last toater oven was great. Large, easy to clean. But, then the door fell off and it was dangerous as it could land on you and you could burn your hand when opening it. So, we got a new one. Stainless steel, and very difficult to keep clean (the heat somehow stains it) and I have to scour it...not just wipe it like the old one. It also is smaller. Sigh.
Perpetually breastfeeding or pregnant ENFP mom to a lot of kids...wife to a midwestern nice guy...living in tropical paradise...pink cats and homebirths rock!
DH bought it when family were in town over Christmas, over a year ago. It never ever gets used as neither of us like coffee! So it sits, and takes up precious space in my kitchen cupboard.
I am so tempted to take it to the thrift store, and just buy a small coffee press for when family, and friends are over.
Julie Married to my sweetheart
Mama to DD (8) DS (7) & DS (1)
I did, however, get DH to part with his beloved electric griddle and all of our non-stick cookware, so I can't complain too much. Otherwise he might try to get rid of my electric tea kettle, with which I will NOT part.
I think DH would freak if I got rid of it---he must have popcorn....and I do defrost things quite a bit in it.
I love my waffle maker also! I got sick of buying waffles and they are so easy to make. And...me too- I never clean it- every pops right out. The only thing that gets messy is my counter top!!!
We don't have a coffee maker. The only time we would use it would be when the inlaws come over. But they can survive with instant for a few days, right? Actually, I now have a french press, so they should be all set.
We don't have an office/den. We moved everything into one big corner armoire!
porcelain 6-cup pot from Melitta
It is a pretty porcelain pot with a lid, and a porcelain filter holder on top. You just boil water on the stove, grind your coffee, and pour through. The only hitch is that you have to keep an eye on it to pour water into it several times---it is big enough that one pour doesn't do it. But we LOVE this machine---the coffee never touches metal or plastic, just porcelain, and tastes great. Plus, we don't have to look at it on the counter.
As for waffles, I've also never had to clean my waffle iron (used for $2 at a garage sale, but it was actually like-new yet 30 years old at the time. The people got it as a wedding gift in the 70's and had used it maybe once!). If things stick, I occasionally brush some oil on it, but the grates are not non-stick.
As for something I'd like to get rid of that others consider "normal"...the microwave. This one seems popular. We use it mostly for heating up leftovers for lunch. I suspect that we'd want to replace it with a toaster oven for this purpose, but then we'd be able to get rid of our toaster!
The waffle iron. Seriously - a cooking appliance you can't submerse? The thing has been used twice since we were married 10 years ago, and it is disgusting. I just can't get it clean. And it's got a non-stick surface so I can't really scrub it. Dh has this thing about having a waffle iron, though. So it stays. At least it's small.
We are a family of Jesus loving urban-nesters living the granola life in a not-so-crunchy city. Our kids (DS 8, DS 7, DD 4) are home birthed and educated, and we just found out that a new Little will be added to our roost mid-April '14!
I would love to get rid of our ridiculously large coffee maker and replace it with a french press. Must work on DH on that one. He loves the coffee maker...
Mooooom! to DS (1/05) and DSS (11/05). TTC our "ours" after VR on 10/12.
We really don't have much "stuff" that we don't use- we can't afford the counter space!
Ruth, single mommy to 3 quasi-adults
We have a microwave but I don't mind it so much. I use the timer function a lot when I'm baking because the stove doesn't have a timer. DH uses it a lot.
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