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Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« on: May 09, 2018, 11:04:37 PM »
I'm curious about the differences in which (electrical) kitchen appliances people use regularly. What do you use, and roughly how often?

My household uses:
Every single day - kettle and microwave.
At least once a week - slow cooker, toaster, food processor, stick blender.
Less than weekly - breadmaker, sandwich press, hand mixer.

For context, it's a household of two adults (one with multiple food allergies), one baby. The stick blender is getting a lot more use since the baby arrived. We try to cook as much as possible from scratch.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 12:16:06 AM »
My household uses:
Every single day - toaster, microwave
Several times a week - sandwich press
Less than weekly - hand mixer, stick blender

Does not possess: food processor, kettle

Household of two adults

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 12:37:24 AM »
Daily: Kettle
1-3 times per week: Microwave, Coffee grinder
Less often than weekly (often not used for months and then used regularly for a period): Blender, Sandwich press, Slow Cooker, Electric beaters

Don't own: Toaster (I don't bother buying much bread)

Dishwasher is currently not used (it's apparently contributing to the mould that was in the kitchen cupboard, i'm in a rental).

Just me here :)

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 01:42:53 AM »
Daily: Kettle
Near-Daily: Microwave
Once a week or more: pressure cooker, toaster
Gathering dust: george foreman grill, stick blender
I *think* that's all the small appliances we own, but if there's more, they're also certainly gathering dust. Was using a slow cooker pretty regularly but when I was gifted a pressure cooker with a slow cook function I gave it away for space reasons.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 02:12:20 AM »
Daily: Blender
Weekly: Pressure Cooker, Frying Pan
Infrequent: Kettle, Microwave

The blender is a luxury item and the frying pan's job could be outsourced to the pressure cooker, so theoretically I could live with just the pressure cooker.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 02:20:44 AM »
Every day: Kettle
Every 2-3 days: Mikrowave and toaster
Once a week:?
Less often than once a week but more often than once a month: slowcooker
Once a month or less: stick blender, regular blender, waffle maker

I also own an icecream maker that is not very good at making icecream which I almost never use which I plan to get rid of.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 03:31:23 AM »
Kettle, toaster, microwave, stick blender, stove, oven, sandwhich press, soda stream, and water filter all get regular use.

Blender, bread maker, juicer and electric mixer less so.
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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 04:45:02 AM »
Daily:
Coffee maker
Espresso maker
Milk frothed
Microwave
Fridge

Weekly:
Oven/Stove
Pressure cooker
Dish washer

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2018, 04:48:52 AM »
Keurig, toaster and microwave get used daily.  Slow cooker get used weekly, blender and food processor probably once a month.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2018, 05:16:53 AM »
Daily: Mr. Coffee coffeemaker and microwave.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2018, 05:39:40 AM »
daily: stove, fridge, kettle
2-5x/week: soda stream, InstantPot, blender, Microwave, stand mixer, Oven
Weekly: Cuisinart, Dishwasher,
Less frequently: Ice-cream maker (sadly), juicer

This thread made me realize I really need to give away the ice cream maker and juicer and let someone else enjoy them.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2018, 05:46:06 AM »
Daily: kettle, coffee grinder, microwave
At least weekly: electric pressure cooker
Monthly (roughly): stand mixer, food processor, stick blender, vacuum sealer

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2018, 06:26:04 AM »
Daily:  knives, microwave, stove, teakettle
Weekly-ish:  oven, toaster oven, Kitchen-Aid mixer w/accoutrements, two-burner reversible griddle/grill pan.  DD also uses the blender for smoothies.
Periodically: mini-chopper, spiralizer*, waffle maker, ebelskiver pan, Instantpot, spice grinder, grill.

I’m not even going to start the list of “almost never” - I’ve had 30+ years to collect a lot of things that fall in the “seemed like a good idea at the time” category.

*I have a 12-yr-old boy who loves fries, so what the hell.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2018, 07:53:45 AM »
Daily: Coffee grinder, espresso machine, microwave, utensils, stove
Not daily but more frequently  than Weekly: Instant Pot, Food processor, blender, mixer, oven
Monthly: Immersion blender, hand mixer
Probably not frequently enough to justify having: waffle iron, spiralizer, electric griddle, electric fryer, soda stream, toaster oven

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2018, 08:36:11 AM »
Blender and microwave. I don't think I own any other electrical kitchen appliance. I use to own a rice cooker, but I gave it away.

edit: I own a kettle that I never use. Maybe it's the next thing to go.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2018, 08:41:45 AM by Barbaebigode »

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2018, 08:48:40 AM »
Espresso Machine (Silvia) - 1 or 2 times daily

Dishwasher - 1 or 2 times daily

Range/Oven - 2-3 times daily

Toaster oven - 1 or 2 times daily


Food processor - once a month maybe.

Immersion blender - twice a month maybe.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2018, 08:50:05 AM »
Daily: Immersion blender, microwave
Weekly: Instant Pot
Monthly: Food processor
Less than monthly: hand mixer, standard blender, drip coffee maker

I could definitely live without the "monthly" and "less than monthly" items entirely.

Notable exclusions (based on the lists of others): dishwasher, toaster, kettle

That's about it really.  Plus the usual stove/oven/refrigerator/freezer that all see daily or near-daily use.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2018, 08:52:30 AM »
Daily: coffee maker, refrigerator[1]
Near-daily: microwave
Weekly: dishwasher, vent hood, stove
Monthly: multi-function pressure cooker, oven
Rarely: spice grinder, Blender & Mixer (I always get those two mixed up confused) turns out I have both!

[1 - I'm guessing most everyone uses a fridge regularly, but on this forum I'm not making any assumptions!]
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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2018, 08:53:41 AM »
I find it really interesting how much people vary in their use of the same stuff. I can't fathom how I would end up using my immersion blender more than once a week max, if I ate beans all the time. I also can't imagine only using the food processor 1x/month!

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2018, 08:59:06 AM »
Daily
Microwave
Coffeemaker
refrigerator
dishwasher

Weekly
Can opener (I have to have electric)
Mixer
toaster
Slo-cooker

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2018, 09:05:51 AM »
I find it really interesting how much people vary in their use of the same stuff. I can't fathom how I would end up using my immersion blender more than once a week max, if I ate beans all the time. I also can't imagine only using the food processor 1x/month!
It is very interesting.  I can't think of a use for a hand mixer more than once every few months to make cupcakes!

I usually use our immersion blender for making salad dressing and GF likes to use it to make cold brew coffee drinks (typically made with a homemade imitation Starbucks vanilla sweet cream).  Many days it's used for both (and thoroughly cleaned in between, as these use cases don't exactly mix).  Occasionally for pureed soups, which was what I thought would be our primary use when I bought it.  I've literally never made or bought beans, so that's pretty funny that that's where your mind goes. :)

I hate using the food processor since it's a bitch to clean, so I usually stay away from it.  GF is more likely to use it when she cooks but still not very often.  We also have a pretty crappy one ($22 Walmart special) so that also may contribute to this.
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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2018, 09:12:19 AM »
Daily
kettle, coffee grinder, microwave, stove/oven, dishwasher

Weekly
stick blender, kitchenaid mixer, instant pot, milk frother, kegerator/extra fridge

Monthly
waffle maker, mini chopper

A few times a year
blender, toaster, spice grinder, dehydrator

Not in 2+ years (but still have for some reason)?!
2 chest freezers, ice cream maker, pasta maker (i guess this isn't an "appliance"), deep fryer

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2018, 09:17:46 AM »
Let's see...

Daily: oven, microwave, toaster, fridge/freezer, and my family uses the kettle (I don't drink tea or coffee myself).
Several times a week: Other freezer (not my idea to have 2 freezers), coffee machine (again, that's my family), bread machine
Weekly-ish: Food processor (when my mum bakes)
Very rarely: Ice-cream maker

I can't think of any other electric-powered appliances off the top of my head, unless you count the fact that we store our washing machine and stuff in the kitchen, but I don't think those are really part of the question.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2018, 09:18:17 AM »
Daily
Coffee machine, microwave, oven and/or stovetop, dishwasher
We have a nice oven with a separate small 'toaster oven' section. It makes perfect toast in 3minutes, DW+kids use it most every day

Weekly
crock pot, Weber kettle grill, rice cooker

Seldom
Blender, used almost exclusively for margaritas. Hand mixer.

We got rid of all the other minor appliances.

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« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2018, 09:21:39 AM »
Daily
Coffee machine, microwave, oven and/or stovetop, dishwasher
We have a nice oven with a separate small 'toaster oven' section. It makes perfect toast in 3minutes, DW+kids use it most every day

Weekly
crock pot, Weber kettle grill, rice cooker

Seldom
Blender, used almost exclusively for margaritas. Hand mixer.

We got rid of all the other minor appliances.

@acroy - what the hell?! You've got a Webber Kettle grill in your kitchen?! Seriously bad idea!

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2018, 09:29:41 AM »
Other freezer (not my idea to have 2 freezers)
I suppose I forgot to mention my chest freezer, and our other chest freezer, and our other other chest freezer. :)

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2018, 10:12:56 AM »
Daily
Coffee machine, microwave, oven and/or stovetop, dishwasher
We have a nice oven with a separate small 'toaster oven' section. It makes perfect toast in 3minutes, DW+kids use it most every day

Weekly
crock pot, Weber kettle grill, rice cooker

Seldom
Blender, used almost exclusively for margaritas. Hand mixer.

We got rid of all the other minor appliances.

@acroy - what the hell?! You've got a Webber Kettle grill in your kitchen?! Seriously bad idea!

:-P
makes quite a mess and sets off the fire detector every time ;)
I included it since it gets used quite a bit, actually used it last night to do chicken + 'taters. Marinate chicken for 48hrs in Italian dressing, slow cook, yum!

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« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2018, 11:51:32 AM »
Daily:
microwave
dishwasher

A couple times a week:
food processor
Instant Pot

Weekend days only:
coffee maker (we have pretty good coffee at my office)
crock pot

Rarely:
blender - though more often in summer as I like to make fruit smoothies then
coffee grinder - I've been buying ground mostly, but now and then will get beans.

Almost never:
toaster - we don't keep bread in the house any more. Had to dig it out of storage a while ago when we had guests staying with us and therefore also had bagels in the house for them :) .
hand mixer - pretty much only for our twice-a-year cake baking, on my birthday and my partner's birthday

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2018, 11:59:26 AM »
Nearly Daily/Daily: Toaster, microwave, stove/oven, dishwasher (lots of baby bottles), coffee pot

Frequently (monthly or more):  small food processor, hand mixer, crock pot

Almost never:  Blender, large food processor, immersion blender, stand mixer, stupid breakfast sandwich maker I got for Christmas, etc.  Most of these were wedding presents and live in the crawl space.  Although sometimes they do come in handy for certain times of year like Christmas or Thanksgiving for larger projects.

Have a smaller gas Weber and a Weber kettle grills, use the gas Weber 2-3-4x a week in the summer, and the kettle usually 1x a week.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2018, 12:13:34 PM »
We use the toaster and microwave every day, and that's about it. But I make all our food on the weekend. Our rice cooker and stove get very heavy use. Especially the rice cooker. Boyfriend gets cranky if he doesn't have rice for a day (he claims it's because he's Asian), so at least half of our weekend meal prep is stir fries and other things with rice.

I have a blender that gets used for some sauces, and a slow cooker for re-hydrating dried chickpeas. That's about it.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2018, 12:30:07 PM »
kettle every day, sometimes mulitple times (it's one of those 4L keep hot ones - excellent for a work from home tea drinker, when hubby is home we sometimes go through more than 4L)
toaster and french press almost every morning that hubby is home (he's the toast eater)
microwave multiple times a day
cooktop most days
rice cooker once a week (we make a big batch of brown/wild rice that gets used throughout the week)
oven gets used once or twice a week, roasts, banana bread, quiche, the occaisional frozen pizza
BBQ a few times a week (not in the kitchen of course but part of the cooking process)
Stand mixer once a week
hand mixer every few weeks (when I'm craving creamed potatoes - mashed potatoes with milk and butter, whatever you call it)
rarely use the small food processor (probably 25+ years old), we're both pretty good with a knife and like the precision that a knife brings
dishwasher gets run maybe twice a week
more small appliances that rarely get used, but my horder hubby won't let me get rid of them

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2018, 12:48:10 PM »
Moka stovetop espresso maker - every morning
Toaster - about 3-4 times a week
Stick blender - around once every 2 weeks - usually for making soup
Normal food processor - once or twice a month - for making things in bulk that need to be smoother than soup like hummus, pesto, home made ice cream that the kids make or pie dough
pressure cooker - once a week - for making lentil and other bean soups on the weekend to bring to work during the week
slow cooker - only about once every 2-3 weeks to make stock from chicken bones.  I never use it for anything else any more as I find it either over or under cooks everything.
microwave - 3-4 times a week
electric kettle - 2-3 times a week - mostly for cups of tea on the weekends but also sometimes to boil things quickly for cooking
dishwasher - every day more or less - could not live without this
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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2018, 01:16:42 PM »
I've literally never made or bought beans

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Get out
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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2018, 01:29:57 PM »
I've literally never made or bought beans

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Get out
I've eaten beans before, at a restaurant.  I don't mind them once in a while (1-2x/yr), but they don't agree with me digestively speaking, so I don't have them at home.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2018, 01:41:26 PM »
Everyday:             coffee maker, dishwasher, stove, microwave
At least weekly:     immersion blender, instapot, toaster, coffee grinder
Less than weekly:  stand mixer, blender, slowcooker, waffle iron, plug in griddle

We have pretty much purged all other electronic kitchen gadgets!

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2018, 01:45:11 PM »
I've literally never made or bought beans

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I've eaten beans before, at a restaurant.  I don't mind them once in a while (1-2x/yr), but they don't agree with me digestively speaking, so I don't have them at home.

Oh, in that case my sincere condolences. If I eat too many they can make my stomach turn but I can't pass up that cheap protein.

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« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2018, 01:47:28 PM »
For anyone who has issues digesting beans, I recommend cooking them in a pressue cooker.  Makes them much easier to digest for some reason.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2018, 01:53:43 PM »
Daily: Espresso maker, microwave, dishwasher
Multiple times a week: Kitchenaid stand mixer, toaster, blender
Gathering dust: Crockpot, stick blender, hand mixer with mismatched beaters. I should probably just get rid of these.

If it counts I have a chest freezer to store things like stock, leftovers from big batches, soup, deals on meat, looking to eventually get 1/4 of a cow or something.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2018, 01:56:29 PM »
For anyone who has issues digesting beans, I recommend cooking them in a pressue cooker.  Makes them much easier to digest for some reason.
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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2018, 01:59:13 PM »
Constant: refrigerator (accessed several times daily), chest freezer (accessed a few times a week)
Nearly daily: VitaMix Blender (morning smoothies)
Several times a week: Instant Pot (has virtually replaced rice cooker and crock pot and does even more)
A few times a week: Microwave, Oven, Cooktop
A few times a month: Toaster Oven

Would like to add:
Dishwasher (would use several times a week)
Stand Mixer (would use a few times a month)

Rarely used: Bread Machine, Food Processor, Rice Cooker (better at delayed cooking rice than Instant Pot), Crock Pot, Immersion Blender, Hand Mixer

I've eaten beans before, at a restaurant.  I don't mind them once in a while (1-2x/yr), but they don't agree with me digestively speaking, so I don't have them at home.
How they are prepared can have an influence. Rinsing between soaking and cooking can reduce the excess starch and improve digestion.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2018, 02:12:06 PM »
A lot of these aren't electric. But I think this is the whole list of appliances we use.

Daily: coffee grinder (manual), kettle (stove top), blender, (large appliances like stove/oven, fridge, chest freezer)
Every couple days: instant pot, soda stream, dishwasher
Roughly weekly: food processor, microwave

Own but hardly use: popcorn air popper, toaster, crock pot

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2018, 02:22:58 PM »
For anyone who has issues digesting beans, I recommend cooking them in a pressue cooker.  Makes them much easier to digest for some reason.

Yes. And soak them first (I pour boiling water over them and let them sit for an hour), then pressure-cook them for about twice as long as recommended. My husband usually has trouble with beans but can digest them when they're cooked this way.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2018, 03:32:13 PM »
Daily: stove, refrigerator, kettle, steaming pot, wok
Multiple times a week: instant pot
Occasionally: manual coffee grinder & french press

We don't own any other appliances.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2018, 04:05:22 PM »
Daily or almost daily: Espresso maker, microwave, sodastream (although it's not electric)

Weekly: Instapot, toaster

Monthly: Standing mixer, immersion blender, regular blender, food processor, electric egg cooker

Quarterly: waffle iron, rice cooker

Very rarely: crock pot (I used to use it quite often, but now I use my instapot), food dehydrator, coffee grinder

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« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2018, 05:22:01 PM »
Daily: gas stove, coffee grinder, coffee machine, fridge
Several times a week: mechanical pasta roller, oven, dishwasher
Hardly ever: kettle (we don’t have enough plugs so I put it in the cupboard and stopped drinking tea)

Things we own but are in storage: toaster, food processor, stand mixer, ice cream maker, waffle iron.

Of the things we have in storage probably just the food processor (which is also a stick blender) and the ice cream maker I really miss.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #45 on: May 10, 2018, 05:27:55 PM »
Daily:
fridge
gas stovetop
drip coffee maker
toaster

Almost daily:
microwave

Less often:
electric oven (we have a dual energy range:  gas stovetop and electric oven)

Rarely:
Immersion blender, dishwasher.

Don't own:
mixer, blender, crockpot, deep fryer, breadmaker or anything else not listed above.
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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #46 on: May 10, 2018, 05:28:55 PM »
Daily:  oven, microwave, stovetop, fridge, dishwasher

We use a regular kettle on the stove so I consider it more of a pot/pan than an appliance.  Used to have an electric kettle but I got sick of it cluttering up the counter.

I guess the kids use the toaster most days.

Maybe twice a month:  crockpot

Once a month:  blender, mixer

A few times a year:  food processor, coffee maker (for guests), popsicle maker (gift, I know it is ridiculous but the kids chose it), waffle maker (gift but kids love it).

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #47 on: May 10, 2018, 05:35:20 PM »
Microwave, stove-top, fridge, and toaster pretty much daily.

Stand alone mixer, a few times a month.

Those are the only ones we own.

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #48 on: May 10, 2018, 05:44:51 PM »
Daily: kettle
3-5 times a week: microwave
Once/week: hand blender, toaster
Less than monthly: hand mixer, grill, wok

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Re: Which kitchen appliances do you use regularly?
« Reply #49 on: May 10, 2018, 08:39:29 PM »
Daily or close to it: Toaster, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Microwave, Gas Range
Weekly or more: Crock Pot, Rice Cooker, Hand Mixer, Gas Grill (outdoor), Stand Mixer
Monthly: Bread Machine, Blender, Food Processor
Rarely: Waffle Iron, Electric Griddle

The blender and food processor get used in bursts, for example, when my kids were babies, I made all their baby food purees about once a week or more.  Waffle iron and electric griddle were wedding gifts that were not on the registry.  I can't bring myself to get rid of them either because we do use them... sometimes.

For those asking what people use hand mixers for other than baking cupcakes, I use mine to easily shred meats (think pulled pork) and just tonight I used it to "mash" my (not really)refried beans.. right in the crock pot.  Much easier than actual mashing by hand.  Also in the past month I made banana bread from leftover bananas, chocolate chip cookies for my kid's spring performance and made my own hollandaise sauce.

Family of 4, 2 adults and 2 young kids.  I cook pretty much every meal at home.  We eat out about once a month.