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How much of an appliance junkie are you?

  • I am FANATIC about appliances; I buy every one I can!!

    Votes: 8 12.1%
  • Only the necessary ones (blender, mixer, waffle iron, etc)

    Votes: 48 72.7%
  • Appliances?? Is that what hands are called now?

    Votes: 2 3.0%
  • Other~please explain!

    Votes: 8 12.1%
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I just thought this might be a fun thing to find out about people! I only have necessary appliances--it's hard to make waffles without an iron <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">. So all of you, stop <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">: and tell us how much of an appliance junkie you are!!!<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
my dh is an appliance junkie.................we have a sandwich maker we have yet to use <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> Cause it is soooo hard to grill them on the stove :LOL
 

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blender, crockpot, juicer, griddle, wafflemaker, toaster, microwave...oh and breadmaker. I think that's it...use em' all.
 

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I chose "other" because I'm somewhere near fanatic but not quite. I only buy things that I know I'll use, but I've got a lot of appliances. And it's important to understand (just so that I don't feel totally self-concious about the number of appliances <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish">: ) that I have MS and need all the help I can get in the kitchen, and because of health reasons we cook everything from scratch -- no prepared products here. So, now the truth comes out. We have a food processor, blender, crock pot, pressure cooker (I don't know that that's an appliance, but it's close, I guess) bread machine, waffle iron, KitchenAid mixer, toaster, Advantium oven (a microwave plus -- but we didn't buy that one, I won it), hand blender (again, we didn't buy that one, I won it), and a cool spice grinder. And I use them all. We're thinking about getting a FoodSaver, too, but haven't decided yet. It would help with food storage, esp. in the freezer. But we're not sure we have room for the FoodSaver. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">:<br><br>
Well, now you know the truth.<br><br>
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What I have: blender, waffle iron, hand mixer, toaster, hand blender, crockpot, coffe grinder (for spices, not coffee), electric wok, coffee maker, iced tea maker, mini food processer, small george foreman grill. I rarely use the electric wok, mini food processer, coffee maker and grill. Almost forgot: we also have an icecream maker that gets used frequently in the summer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
What I want: KitchenAid mixer (not enough counter space though), bread machine (mine died), juicer, large food processer and a bigger crockpot.
 

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I'm pretty basic: waffle iron, blender, steamer/rice cooker, juicer, microwave, and mini food processor. Coffee maker and bean grinder deep in the cupboard. Plus the ice cream maker that my husband is getting from our son for father's day! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I seriously covet one of those massive food processors, but I don't really have that much processing to do.
 

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Well, I said I'm a fanatic, but I only have:<br><br>
-Cuisinart food processor (LOVE IT!)<br>
-Coffee maker<br>
-Iced tea maker (LOVE IT!)<br>
-Forman grill (hate it - it's such a pain to clean)<br>
-Another open grill (I want to get rid of at least one grill)<br>
-Crock pot<br>
-Rice cooker (LOVE IT!)<br>
-Hand mixer<br>
-Microwave<br><br>
But I WANT more! Here's what I covet:<br>
-Bread machine<br>
-KitchenAid stand mixer (the pale pink one from Williams-Sonoma)<br>
-Cappuccino maker<br>
-Heavy duty, super tough blender (our cheap-o one died)<br>
-Waffle maker - Belgian AND regular (DH likes regular, I like Belgian)<br>
-Maybe an ice cream maker?<br>
-Mini food processor<br>
-A smaller crock pot - ours is a massive eight quarts
 

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Mimie, what is an iced tea maker? Last week I wanted to brew some tea to chill and had to do it in a mixing bowl and then transfer it to a pitcher.<br><br>
Maybe I just need to get a glass pitcher that can handle boiling water.<br><br>
Or maybe I need an iced tea maker!!
 

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Well I voted only necessary ones but then I look over the other lists and I have most of them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> !<br><br>
This is a second marriage for me and my dh and our first marriages were big ones and we each had appliances from our former lives. When I look over the list though it is pretty extensive <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish">:<br><br>
food processor (use weekly)<br>
Kitchen Aid (use monthly)<br>
mini food processor (use weekly)<br>
stick blender (use rarely)<br>
regular blender (use rarely)<br>
toaster (use daily)<br>
microwave (use daily)<br>
food saver (use monthly after a trip to a warehouse store)<br>
waffle iron (use monthly and freeze a big batch)<br>
george forman (use monthly, although I use it more in the summer if it's raining and too hot for the oven)<br>
crock pot (use rarely but would like to use more)<br>
hand mixer (use monthly)<br>
electric tempura/fondue pot (never use, I inherited this)<br>
burr coffee grinder (use daily, I won this, it's extravagent but I LOVE it)<br>
blade type coffee/spice grinder (use rarely, see above)<br>
coffee maker (daily, of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/caffix.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="coffee"> )<br><br>
Yeesh <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">:
 

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intensity too~wow! That is awesome!<br><br>
Okay, maybe I goofed--I should have voted fanatic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish">:<br>
I need to write what I have:<br><br>
2 coffee makers (don't use since I got a french press)<br>
bread machine<br>
waffle iron<br>
KitchenAid (6 QT <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">!!)<br>
toaster<br>
microwave<br>
crock pot<br>
little dipper crock pot<br>
sandwich maker (don't use)<br>
rice cooker<br><br>
In two weeks I am going to order a Vita Mix!!!!!<br><br>
Okay, so I am a bit of a junkie <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/tomato.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="tomato"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Bolt.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bolt"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">:
 

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normally i would say two. the hand mixer and once in a while the waffel iron but our oven broke um 5 years ago, yes years, so now we use a toaster oven instead so three appliances. ohh yeah i use a glass blender to make salves, tinctures and other herbal stuff. i forgot <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: silly me so four altogether.<br>
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Let's see...I have a<br>
~toaster oven (for my children's beloved cinnamon toast),<br>
~crockpot,<br>
~waffle iron,<br>
~griddle and<br>
~kitchen aid.<br><br>
I think that's it...no microwave, no rice cooker, no wok, no sandwich maker.<br><br>
Oh...we do have a coffee maker and a bread machine (though the bread machine is rarely used...I tend to knead by hand and always cook in the oven, even when I use the machine to knead).
 

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I can't believe I'm going admit this <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: , but I forgot a few things. We have a grain grinder (freshly ground flour is soooo good, and good for you), a juicer (a gift years ago that we hardly ever use, although recently we discovered we can make nut butters in it, so maybe we'll use it more now), an ice cream maker <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"> , and a coffee maker (in our trailer for my parents to use when they visit, so it hardly counts).<br><br>
So there you have it, we have a lot of them, but almost all of them are very useful. Ah well.<br><br>
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Until recently I prided myself on using my hands for just about everything - but love my apliances now. Bread maker kneads the dough and I bake it. Crck pot is my friend, dishwasher is my best friend! Toaster oven, waffle iron, food processor (how else do you get hummus creamy-smooth so kids will eat it?)
 

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if i had the money i'd be an appliance junkie.<br><br>
right now we have:<br>
* two blenders (one that's awful and doesn't even puree bananas, and one that was donated to us from a family member when we told her that our first one was so terrible. i don't know why we're keeping the other one.)<br>
* a waffle iron (i got it after a promotional thing at my local general store, where after x amount of groceries you return these little stamps for items...)<br>
* coffee maker (a little tiny one)<br>
* toaster oven + microwave (the only way i cooked for the first 6 months i was living on my own!! these two things are great for people who have no clue what they're doing in the kitchen. :LOL)<br>
* a hand mixer thingy, which i never use, because my wooden spoons are more satisfying.<br>
* an ice cream maker (totally necessary <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> )<br>
* a crockpot, which we *also* never use, because it's so darn hard to clean. same family member gave us that one ~ it's a little tiny thing that works well but is just too inconvenient. i never use it. i really should give it back...... after i clean it..... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sulkoff.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="tiptoe">
 

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i actually cant stand little gadgets for everything. that said, i have and use on a regular basis (at least once a week, usually more)<br>
hand mixer<br>
hand blender<br>
coffee perker<br>
ice tea maker<br>
toaster oven<br>
toaster <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br>
waffle iron<br>
crock pot<br>
air popper (pop corn)<br><br>
have but use a few times a year<br>
griddle<br>
dehydrator<br>
coffee bean grinder<br><br>
have but are in the garage sale section of the attic for this year<br>
ice cream maker<br>
espresso/cappicino machine<br>
fondu pot<br>
4 in 1 sandwich maker waffle cooker griddle and something else<br><br>
most of these items were gifts. except the air popper and the coffee perker. bought those.
 

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Oh, oh! How could I forget my Hot Air Popper? We use it almost daily <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I'm not sure how to answer this- I tend to buy all these silly appliances and never use them.<br><br>
We're in teh process of moving and we're simplifying by getting rid of all the crap we don't need. Here is what we're taking:<br><br>
rice cooker, coffee maker, blender, food processor and bread maker<br><br>
Here is what we are not taking:<br><br>
The other coffee maker, the other rice maker (LOL), electric mixer, pasta maker, slow cooker, tea maker, cappuccini maker, toaster, microwave, eZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ<br><br>
ETA- LOL, I left teh computer for a minute and DD posted for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> We're also leaving the indoor grill and ice cream maker.<br><br>
There are so many mini appliances in thsi house that are enver ever used. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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P-chan -<br><br>
An iced tea maker works something like a coffee maker, but it makes big pitchers of chilled tea. You fill the filter area with tea bags (or loose tea in a coffee filter), and lemons or sugar or anything else you want for flavor. You then fill the reservoir with water, and the pitcher is filled with ice. You put the pitcher under the spout, and it brews the tea, which goes into the pitcher over the ice. The tea is hot and strong when it hits the pitcher, but it cools over the ice and as the ice melts, it gets to the perfect strength.<br><br>
That made it sound complicated, but it really isn't. And you end of with perfectly-brewed iced tea, always at the right strength. And, best of all, it comes with two large pitchers, and it was only around $20 at Target! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm an unabashed gadget junkie! I have a blender, microwave, toaster oven, drip coffee machine, espresso/cappuccino machine, coffee mill, bread machine, George Foreman grill, mixer, juicer, combo roaster/deep fryer... I think that's all of them. I really really want a Kitchen-Aid too. Oh, and an air popper for dp, so he'll stop eating that horrid microwave popcorn that makes the whole apartment smell like imitation butter for days <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
I also want to put together a ceramic smoker, I saw an episode of Good Eats recently where Alton made one for under $50 with a hot plate and a couple of terra cotta pots...
 
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