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07-12-2006 09:06 PM
delicious clothes washer. and i want to marry my vitamix. i suppose oven and stove, too. we don't have a microwave. oh and fridge. so i can keep my beer cold.
07-12-2006 08:46 PM
Outofmymindyo Well, we're not that great at making rice to begin with and living in Japan just makes us want sticky rice rather than regular rice, so our rice cooker is a must.

We also wouldn't like to be without the microwave either. Matter of fact we just bought our new one yesterday since we left our old one behind when we moved.
07-12-2006 07:52 PM
Penelope Upright mixer and washing machine. I don't have anything listed in the OP except a microwave - isn't that funny?

Coffee bean grinder is pretty nice, although I could use an old-fashioned coffee mill just as easily, if I had one.
07-12-2006 07:49 PM
SiValleySteph The two we use the most:
Coffee maker
Rice cooker

DH does use a french press at work and I don't mind making rice on the stove, so we could probably go without. We hardly use our microwave.
07-12-2006 07:41 PM
fek&fuzz coffee maker
hot water heater

I had a microwave and just used it for the timer, when that broke I took it to the dump and bought a timer. Certainly made for a lot more counter space.
07-12-2006 07:40 PM
DebraBaker Coffee maker (yes, I've boiled water, put the filter in a styrofoam cup with a hole in the bottom and it was a pain in the ass.)

Rice cooker.

07-12-2006 07:39 PM
katt Rice Cooker
07-12-2006 07:31 PM
boongirl I could live without most of the above but the water heater is definitely something I would never, ever live without. Cold showers No baths. No warm washing clothes: How would I wash my face
07-12-2006 07:17 PM
Originally Posted by crissei
Potato peeler!
Most people probably don't consider this a conveinence item but, you probably weren't forced to use a paring knife growing up!
I was forced to use a potato peeler while my mom used the paring knife, I hate using a peeler they take longer for me, I only use the peeler for carrots.
07-12-2006 06:20 PM
BBerryBliss Gosh, umm I dunno. I've lived without a lot of modern things, including a water heater and it wasn't too bad. I'd say my fridge I wouldn't/couldn't live without.

My microwave is a big clock too! DH uses it more then me, but we wouldn't even have one if MIL hadn't insisted that we "can't live without it".
07-12-2006 06:04 PM
mamato2boys toaster
bread machine
mini-food processor, whips up a batch of hummus in a minute
07-12-2006 05:59 PM
Kathryn Microwave. My daughter would kill me without it. She refuses to think about eating or what she wants to eat until about 3 minutes before she's having a freaking breakdown because I can't fix what she's picked out fast enough.
07-12-2006 05:33 PM
InfoisPower My Toaster, tea kettle, and blender.
07-12-2006 05:21 PM
pumpkin my super-automatic espresso machine

coffee, espress, cappucinno all at the touch of a button
despite the high $ initial cost - its saved me a fortune b/c I no longer have the excuse to go out for coffee on my way to work

I call it the 'Coffee Altar'
07-12-2006 05:10 PM
MotherWhimsey water heater, dh doesn't need cold showers. (they need a snickering smiley)
and the washing machine.
07-12-2006 05:09 PM
taz925 Rice cooker - I can't make it otherwise.

07-12-2006 04:49 PM
Lazyhead coffee maker
bread machine
what about appliances like washing machine & dishwasher?

I never use our microwave--it's basically a giant clock in our kitchen!
07-12-2006 04:33 PM
sunshinestarr electric kettle... i'll probably think of more..
oh.. my laptop!! does that count?
07-12-2006 04:31 PM
Originally Posted by crissei
Potato peeler!
Most people probably don't consider this a conveinence item but, you probably weren't forced to use a paring knife growing up!
I HATE using a potato peeler on potatoes...carrots, on the other hand -- I tried to use a paring knife on one of those the other day... :
07-12-2006 04:20 PM
crissei Potato peeler!
Most people probably don't consider this a conveinence item but, you probably weren't forced to use a paring knife growing up!
07-12-2006 04:19 PM
kelly81 Microwave!!!
07-12-2006 04:17 PM
Sharlla Microwave
07-12-2006 04:15 PM
Jenifer76 Coffeemaker, hands down.
07-12-2006 04:14 PM
LizaBear our microwave
07-12-2006 04:05 PM
sapphire_chan What convience items would you never want to do without?

For me it's:

electric kettle
rice cooker/steamer
smoothie blender stick (I don't have a regular blender anymore)
toaster oven

and of course, the microwave

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