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What kitchen appliances do you have?
« on: December 22, 2014, 11:12:34 AM »
Curious what other Mustachians have as far as small appliances. Not counting fridge, freezer, stove.

I have a toaster oven, slow cooker, rice cooker, blender, kettle, microwave, and hand mixer. Everything except the hand mixer gets used a lot.

I used to have a bread maker, but it died and hasn't been replaced. Okay, it was replaced with my hands, a fork, and a bowl technically.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2014, 01:58:00 PM by Zikoris »

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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2014, 11:22:56 AM »
Nuwave oven, toaster, griddle, waffle maker , blender... pretty much it!,  that we use regularly.

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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2014, 11:23:58 AM »
Aga. Kettle. Stick blender. Oh and a toastie maker.

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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2014, 11:24:59 AM »
Toaster oven, toaster, Kitchenaid mixer, Mr. Coffee food dehydrator (got this when I was 12, 18 years ago), waffle maker, mini George Foreman grill, Ninja Blender, rice cooker, crock pot, bread maker.

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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2014, 11:31:55 AM »
We have a lot!  We also use most of them.  I find the small appliances useful when I batch cook on the weekends. 

Microwave
Crockpot
Toaster
Toaster Oven
Blender
Mini food processor
Vacuum sealer
Sous vide
Air popper
Electric kettle
Rice cooker

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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2014, 11:37:35 AM »
  • microwave
  • toaster oven
  • blender
  • stick blender
  • hand mixer
  • stand mixer
    • meat grinder attachment
    • pasta roller attachment*
  • small food processor
  • large food processor
  • crock pot
  • deli meat slicer
  • bread machine
  • waffle maker
  • spice grinder
  • fondue set
  • electric skillet
  • digital scale

Other than the microwave and the stand mixer [and attachments], everything else was cheap (less than $10), a gift, or a hand-me-down.

I also have a never-used nu-wave oven (a gift) and crock pot (that we bought as a gift for someone else) that I've been meaning to sell. (If any of you want them, PM me!)

Edit: damnit, every other post somebody mentions something I left out of my list.

* Don't tell my wife! It's her Christmas present.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2014, 12:04:38 PM by Jack »

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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2014, 11:45:25 AM »
This is embarrassing.  Almost all were wedding presents, gifts or hand-me-downs.

We have and use: fancy microwave (convection oven - came with house), breadmaker, kitchen aid, blender, food processor, kettle, stick blender, ice tea maker, coffee pot, coffee grinder, toaster, fancy salad spinner, fondue pot, electric skillet.

We have and don't use: Waffle maker, crockpot, george foreman grill (anyone in Boston want this one?  used before buying the house and grill, it was my brother's before me), pasta attachment for the Kitchen Aid, Panini maker.

Edited to reflect kettle is non-electric.
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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2014, 11:51:57 AM »
Electric kettle (basic model, use 3x/day)
Coffee grinder (fancy, use 2x/day)
Stand mixer (gift 16 years ago, use 3-4x/week)
Food processor (gift 13 years ago, use 2-3x/mo)
Immersion blender (Goodwill buy, use 1-2x/mo)
Digital scale (is this an appliance? Use 1x/week)
Toaster oven (basic model, use daily)
Crock pot (basic model, use 1x/month)
Microwave (basic, use daily)

I'm considering getting a regular blender. I put off getting a new one after the last one burnt out, to see if miss it. I do.

I can also see the value of a deli meat slicer. We go through a lot of cold cuts.

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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2014, 12:02:46 PM »
Toaster/countertop oven, blender, slow cooker, and a small digital kitchen scale that I don't use much.

I have a kettle but it is a stove top one for use on a gas stove, not electric. Useful if there's no electrical power. And I have an aeropress coffee maker, which is also non-electric. I don't think those really count as "appliances". Or maybe they do, I don't know.

I got rid of everything else, including the microwave, as they weren't being used. The microwave actually died on its own, but I found I didn't need to replace it as I cook most stuff in the toaster oven. It's a fairly fancy convection model that seems to do everything I need.

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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2014, 12:06:41 PM »
I have a kettle but it is a stove top one for use on a gas stove, not electric. Useful if there's no electrical power. And I have an aeropress coffee maker, which is also non-electric. I don't think those really count as "appliances". Or maybe they do, I don't know.

If we're going to talk about pots/pans/non-powered gadgets, I've got a whole 'nother list to write...

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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2014, 12:11:50 PM »
Combo coffee and espresso maker, but the espresso part doesn’t work anymore
Espresso maker
Blender (rarely used)
Food processor (used daily)
Coffee grinder
Spice grinder (really a small coffee grinder)
Microwave (used lots)
Hand mixer (rarely used)
Grain grinder (we grind our own wheat and rye)
Dough mixer (we make a LOT of bread)
Toaster
Dehydrator (used once; husband plans to replace with a homemade solar dehydrator)
Bread machine (not used in years)
There might be an old stick blender somewhere; I know we used to have one

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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2014, 12:12:27 PM »
Apart from stove, oven, refrigerator/freezer:

Microwave, slow cooker, blender, and food processor, ordered in approximate frequency of usage.  We used to have a toaster but never used it and nothing healthy can be put in a toaster anyway.  Also a big chest freezer in the garage if we're counting that sort of thing.

Oh, a coffee maker too, but that is only used by one of our roommates, and lives in the cabinet 90% of the time.

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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2014, 12:41:26 PM »
-2 crockpots (4 qt and 6 qt - often do beans in the smaller one and dinner in the larger one at the same time)
-2 air popcorn makers (thrift store purchases)
-bread machine (hand me down from my mom)
-bread mixer (stand mixer)
-grain mill
-4 slice toaster
-full sized food processor (Christmas gift)
-waffle maker (gift)
-2 electric griddles (gifts)
-coffee maker (gift)
-electric kettle (gift)
-Vitamix blender
-microwave
-rice cooker

We have a large family and I do most of my cooking from scratch so everything here is used weekly, if not daily. I see a pattern here -- I do put small appliances on my Christmas wish list for my parents and they seem to want to get me what I will find useful :-)

@Zikoris I often see new or almost new bread machines at the thrift store for under $10. I think lots of people think they will be fun and it will be nice to have fresh bread, but then they give up when they realize you actually have to put about 2 minutes of work in to assemble and measure the ingredients into the pan! :-D

ETA: Ice Cream Maker (acquired on Sears points from new roof -- no we did not do our own)
ETA: Juicer! (ack, we don't use it very often)
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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2014, 12:47:38 PM »
Toaster Oven, Blendtec, and Tribest blender (purchased and used for a few years before I broke and bought the Blendtec).  All get used regularly. 

Just bit the bullet on a SmartPot and an immersion blender- sure I'll use both pretty often.  Does buying both at the same time kick me out of the MMM club?

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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2014, 12:57:01 PM »
To those who use s microwave daily, what are you using it for? Leftovers?

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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2014, 01:03:27 PM »
- Electric kettle
- Coffee maker
- Espresso machine (gift)
- Mixer
- Vitamix blender (gift)
- Electric grill - small
- Crockpot
- Microwave

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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2014, 01:05:11 PM »
Used daily:

Microwave
Coffee maker
Toaster oven

Used sometimes:

Food Processor
Stick blender
Hand held mixer
Waffle maker

I cook a lot but don't really bake much.

ETA: I see a lot of people listing rice cookers and am curious why have a separate appliance just for cooking rice?
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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2014, 01:05:48 PM »
I'm buying a house <insert face-punch> and planning to refurbish the kitchen removing the old Jenn-Air drop-in oven. 
Instead, I'm going with a Cuisinart Convection Microwave, plus a down-draft GE cooktop (CraigsList $250).

Go-To Counter Appliances:
Cuisinart Pressure cooker - from CostCo. brown, steam, and pressure cook. Use it more than the rice cooker.
Rice Cooker - combo rice cooker, steamer, slow cooker in-one.
Coffee maker - standard Mr. Coffee.
Electric Kettle - most efficient way to boil water for tea, pasta... whatever.
Phillips iPhone charger / clock radio.

Appliances rarely used:
Toaster oven - my pizza oven. Will probably be unused once the convection microwave arrives.
2-slice toaster - wedding gift(?) decades ago.
Sandwich maker / grill - great for grilled cheese for the boys - I've worn out the non-stick coating on this, but the boys are bigger now...
Juicer - Goodwill $10 bargain
Blender - old-school, 99.99% cabinet resident.  Have avoided desire for a Vitamix / Nutra-bullet or other high-end blender.

NOTE:  I don't own a 'mixer'.  I use a hand-held battery powered 'frother' or good old elbow grease when mixing is called for.


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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2014, 01:12:02 PM »
To those who use s microwave daily, what are you using it for? Leftovers?
Yep!  Leftovers from the fridge or freezer, at least once a day per person (usually twice, sometimes three times on busy/lazy days with three hot meals).  90% of the time when I cook, I cook at least double what we plan on eating in that sitting.  Leftovers of all kinds save so much time.

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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2014, 01:15:56 PM »
Have:

- Microwave
- Toaster
- Kitchen Aid Mixer
- Rice cooker

Sold:

- Vitamix
- Hand Immersion Blender Stick






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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2014, 01:17:02 PM »
Blender - use daily for smoothies
Hot Shot hot water dispenser - use daily for oatmeal and tea
Toaster Oven - use almost daily
Crock Pot - use occasionally

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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2014, 01:24:11 PM »
slow cooker (used weekly), microwave (used daily), fancy coffee/expresso maker (daily), blender (weekly), hand mixer (occasionally).

Soon to be adding an immersion blender and possibly getting a food processor as the blender doesn't get everything chopped/blended as well as I'd like, but makes great smoothies.

I use the microwave often (I have perfected a fast method for brown rice in the mw), but we cook on our gas stove a bit more.

I was just asked if I wanted a bread maker. Nope. I have large bowls, an oven and pans that can do bread just as well without being a unitasker and taking up valuable counterspace.

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« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2014, 01:39:39 PM »
I have a teeny tiny galley kitchen, but still have lots of kitchen appliances, most of which get used really often! We have a:

Microwave
Ice cream machine
Waffle Iron (the only one that doesn't get used very often, but waffles are stupid expensive at restaurants, so I keep it for those cravings)
George Foreman (which we only use for paninis)
Bread machine (which I use more than I ever expected!)
Hand mixer
Crock pot
Rice cooker (also used more than I ever expected)
Food processor
Air popcorn machine
And a Nespresso Vertuoline coffee machine with aeroccino frother Don't tell or they will ban me from this forum for life!

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« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2014, 01:46:32 PM »
Toaster oven - thrifted. $8. Used regularly

Kettle - $26 Amazon warehouse deal. Glass.  I love it. Moved into a house with very little counter space and wish I had a stovetop kettle but I still love the convenience of the electric. I'll keep this... Likely moving again anyway.

Bread machine - gift - regular use. Most often pizza dough. Easy and convenient. 

Hand mixer - free - occasional use.

Rice cooker - free. 6 months ago.  Use it occasionally.  considering passing it on.

Blender - just bought. Thrift shop. $2. Threw out the regular jar that came with it so I had less to store.  I use it with mason jars.  Cooked, puréed and froze a couple pumpkins last week. Use often for iced coffees, smoothies and puréed soups.

Coffee grinder - small/blade - gift 7 years ago.  use for coffee, flax seeds and spices once a month?  Worth the space.

ETA. Forgot my slow cooker.  Very happy with it. 

This inspired me to give away my hand mixer. 
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« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2014, 01:56:04 PM »
I only have a few since I got rid of all the excess and don't like microwaves.

- Small blender
- Toaster
- Snow cone machine (if it were my choice I would just use the blender for this)
- Crock pot




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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2014, 01:57:45 PM »
To those who use s microwave daily, what are you using it for? Leftovers?

We use our microwave daily.

1. My boyfriend comes home from work for lunch and heats up leftovers.
2. I use it to warm up soy milk for making bread. Yeast doesn't like cold soy milk.
3. Sometimes I have oatmeal.
4. Sometimes I melt chocolate.
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« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2014, 02:05:55 PM »
To those who use s microwave daily, what are you using it for? Leftovers?

Defrosting! We freeze tomatoes, peppers, and other stuff and defrost what we need for each meal.
Defrosting and heating up frozen meals (stews, etc.)
Warming up cold coffee or cold water (I like to drink hot water . . .)
Melting cheese on bread (a toaster oven works just as well, but we don't have one)
Cooking oatmeal

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« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2014, 02:31:53 PM »
Microwave (used rarely, want to get rid of. husband would never allow, he doesn't use it either.)
Coffee maker/grinder (used DAILY)
Slow cooker (used somewhat regularly 2-4x per month)
Blender (used a lot during the summer - smoothies))
Stick blender (used a lot during the winter - soup)
Food processor (When I use this, I am so thankful I have it, but it is probably only 6x/yr)
Juicer (I should seriously sell this. Used to use it all the time...then stopped...)
Waffle maker (used a freakish amount considering this is the quintessential "never use it" appliance)

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« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2014, 02:42:32 PM »
To those who use s microwave daily, what are you using it for? Leftovers?
Yep!  Leftovers from the fridge or freezer, at least once a day per person (usually twice, sometimes three times on busy/lazy days with three hot meals).  90% of the time when I cook, I cook at least double what we plan on eating in that sitting.  Leftovers of all kinds save so much time.
Yes!  I do a bulk cook on the weekends, so we eat previously prepared food almost every night! 

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« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2014, 03:00:08 PM »
Toaster
Hand mixer
Combination blender/food processor
Ice cream maker

We haven't had a microwave for six months and we don't miss it at all.

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« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2014, 03:30:35 PM »
This is an embarrassingly long list, we were married recently and many were wedding gifts* or we each had one (i.e. H had a regular blender, I had an immersion).  Reminded me of the things I don't use anymore that we need to donate, so thanks for that OP!

Used regularly
Blender (mostly smoothies)
Microwave (leftovers, hot water for tea)
Crock pot (roasts, "pulled" meats, soups)
Toaster Oven* (1/2 the energy of the house oven when cooking for 2)
Toaster (not a "need" now that we have the toaster oven, but still gets used frequently)
Kitchenaid mixer* (pizza dough, pancake/waffle batter, etc)

Used occasionally (because neither ice cream or waffles are things we should be eating regularly)
Ice cream maker*
Waffle maker*

Used hardly ever
George foreman (from college, need to donate!)
Whisk style hand mixer (also from college, also need to donate now that we just use the stand mixer)
Rice cooker (from my single days, H hates cleaning it so I mostly use a pot on the stove now, need to donate)
Immersion blender (nice when I make a "smooth" soup or whip cream but otherwise I use the regular one)
Coffee maker (4 cup?  kept in the pantry exclusively for house guests)

We also have a pressure cooker* and will have to try it soon- sounds from the crock pot thread like that could be a game changer.

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« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2014, 03:52:51 PM »
We have a big kitchen full of stuff but only regularly use

- microwave
- kitchenaid mixer
- crockpot
- George foreman (for picky kids grilled cheese)
- blender
- quesadilla maker

We sometimes use

- ice cream maker attachment
- food processor
- popcorn popper
- waffle maker

My favorite kitchen appliance after the mixer is our quesadilla maker!!!!  I bought it as a gag gift for a friend but the joke went sideways before I could present it so it ended up in my kitchen.  I use it all the time.  My kids love quesadillas and it seals up the edges so I can stuff lots of non-cheese fillings in without crazy messes.  I never would have thought I would use it let alone love it so much.

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« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2014, 04:05:02 PM »
I have piles, collected over many years.


Used daily:
Microwave
Coffeepot
Toaster
Deep freezer, if we're counting those
Electric percolator (this is at work, makes herbal tea >99% of the time, plus oatmeal)


At least weekly:
Convection toaster oven
Blender
Food processor
Crockpot


Irregular use, but keeping, often does bulk (only one is electric, interestingly):
Pressure cooker
Pressure canner
Water bath canner
Food mill
Meat grinder
Dehydrator


Rare use, on the "may get rid of" list:
Bread machine
Yogurt maker
Electric kettle


Also a stoneware percolator which generally only perks when we're camping but which doubles as my stovetop kettle and is used several times a week

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« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2014, 05:06:02 PM »
Stove
Dishwasher
Microwave
Electric Kettle

I am beyond surprised to have the shortest list so far, as I was thinking one or two of those might be superfluous.

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« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2014, 06:05:13 PM »
Blender - used rarely
Stick blender - use often for smoothies and soups
Fancy convection toaster oven - mostly replaces microwave, oven in summer time
Microwave - mainly for cooking eggs for breakfast sandwich
Panini/waffle iron/griddle thing - use for grilled/toasted cheese sandwiches
Rice cooker - use reasonably often
Hand mixer - used seasonally
Slow cooker - used rarely, but I brought it to the office and we've been using it there
Juicer - went through a phase, now getting rid of it
Food processor - use often for yummy eggplant/pepper/bean spread
Mini food processor - use for turning heels of bread loaves into crumbs


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« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2014, 07:08:26 PM »
We have:

Microwave
Large Crockpot
Small crockpot
Rice cooker
Blender
Juicer

The large crockpot and rice cooker seem the most mustachian as they get used the most and are generally used for cooking cheaper, healthier foods.

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« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2014, 07:47:33 PM »
Used daily:
Microwave (heating up leftovers)
Kettle (tea and coffee in the morning)

Used at least weekly:
Toaster (now that I think about it, we're eating toast a lot less frequently so we could probably shift this off the bench)
Dishwasher
Nespresso machine (feel free to judge!)
Slow cooker (great for batch cooking on the weekends)
Food processor (ditto - rarely use it on weekdays when we tend to rely on leftovers, but fantastic on the weekends when I'm cooking up batches of stuff)

Used frequently:
Hand mixer
Hand blender

Used rarely:
Stand mixer

Used never:
Juicer (did try to talk the BF out of buying it, but he was convinced he'd use it all the time)
Sandwich press (BF owned it when I moved in, we have literally never used it)

Now that I think about it, probably about time to try again to get the juicer out of the house.

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« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2014, 08:33:20 PM »
Food processor (gift) --- used weekly
Microwave --- used daily (leftovers)
Kettle --- used multiple times a day, it's an Asian-style one so hot water is always on tap
Rice cooker (hand me down) --- used weekly or 1-2x/month depending on whether I'm cooking more Asian or not
Ice cream machine (gift) --- used a few times a year
Blender (hand me down) --- used weekly, mostly DH making smoothies
Stick blender --- used weekly in cold months
Toaster --- used a few times a week

Person who asked about rice cookers : mine is a highly non-fancy version from 1970s Taiwan. It has one button. When I was growing up we used it 2-3x a week to make rice, and it's a very convenient set-and-forget appliance (I would come home from school, start the rice cooker, go do homework, and rice would be ready when my mom got home). I've also steamed a lot of other things in it from time to time: meatballs, fish (fantastic), veggies, a cake.

For people who have a stand mixer and use it often (daily or several times a week): what do you use it for?
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« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2014, 12:36:41 AM »
- digital scale
- stick blender
- hand mixer
- toaster
- waffle maker
- electric kettle

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« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2014, 01:27:50 AM »
Essentials: Electric kettle, coffee grinder, microwave, slow cooker. If any one of these stops working, it gets replaced immediately. Like, that day.

Used fairly often, and would replace once I found a good deal: rice cooker (with steamer basket for fish and vegetables), immersion blender, toaster oven.

Rarely used, but would eventually replace if it died: ice cream maker, dehydrator, electric skillet (I can thus deep-fry falafel outside, and spare myself both the stink and the greasy kitchen cleanup).

Rarely used, and would not replace: food processor, popcorn maker, hand mixer.

Ones I used to have, but gave away: Kitchen Aid, blender, toaster, waffle iron, Foreman grill, juicer.


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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2014, 05:44:09 AM »
Stand mixer
Toaster
Food processor
Blender
Crock pot
Hot shot hot water heater for tea
Air popcorn maker- quite smaller than an oil popper!
Digital scale


I use the above between daily and monthly.  If I had to give up one, I would give up the food processor, but I use it enough I would miss it, for sure.  I would also get rid of the popcorn maker but H likes it.

Food mill attachment for stand mixer (use rarely for canning)
Coffee maker ( kept in basement for when we have company).
Ice cream maker (used rarely, kept in basement, would go first if we didn't have a basement!)
Immersion blender (used rarely, but quite tiny so I've kept it, if we didn't have space it would go). 
Food dehydrator (kept in basement, used when we are gifted bushels of fruit, would go if we lacked space)

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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2014, 06:36:02 AM »
Microwave (came with house)
Immersion blender with attachments (whisk, mini food processor)
Blender
Ice cream maker (free, work anniversary gift from catalog)
Stand mixer

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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #42 on: December 23, 2014, 07:10:24 AM »
Toaster, Electric Kettle, Vitamix Blender (my wife saved up and bought it), microwave, food dehydrator (a gift that is not used very ofter) and a crock pot.  Our electric hand mixer died so not I put the mixer attachment on the end of my electric drill and use that.  It works just as well.

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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2014, 07:50:52 AM »
For people who have a stand mixer and use it often (daily or several times a week): what do you use it for?


This week, I've used it for mashed acorn squash, pizza dough, banana bread, birthday cake and icing. Tomorrow I'm prepping for Christmas, and I'll use it for mashed sweet and russet potatoes, pumpkin pie filling (the crust will get made in the food processor), more banana bread, and dinner rolls.

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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2014, 07:58:31 AM »
Microwave (for leftovers, rice and veggie cooking)
Crock Pot
Breville Smart Oven (love this)
Black and Decker coffee maker for Mr. Mandalay
Immersion blender
Cuisinart food processor
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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2014, 11:30:40 AM »
Kitchenaid, Cuisenart, Blender, Veggie steamer, and Sous-vide (we get a pastured meat share, and you need to slow cook certain cuts).

The Kitchenaid and Cuisenart I've had since I was 23.   My mom's had hers for 45 years.

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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #46 on: December 23, 2014, 12:53:03 PM »
Not counting fridge/freezer/stove?

I have a kitchenaid stand mixer. That's it. And I'm thinking of getting rid of the mixer because I almost never use it and it takes up more than half my counter space (my kitchen is TINY).

ETA: WHERE THE FRAK do you people store all this stuff?

Or maybe my kitchen is even smaller than I thought it was? I have a 12" (inch) by 12" (inch) counter top, one cupboard- the top shelf of which I can't use because I'm too short, and that's it. And as it is the stupid mixer takes up most the counter.
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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #47 on: December 23, 2014, 01:02:33 PM »
Most of mine is in storage while I'm with my parents. But from my grad school days I have:

A microwave
A steamer
A toaster
A slow cooker
A sandwich toaster
A breadmachine

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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #48 on: December 23, 2014, 01:17:37 PM »
@Wolf_Stache,

I have a fairly big kitchen (and a big family) so I have room to store most of my appliances.  The ice cream maker and the juicer are stored in other areas as they aren't used as often. The bread machine and coffee maker sit in my pantry. The food processor, toaster and grain mill sit on my counter. Everything else is stored in kitchen cupboards.

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Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
« Reply #49 on: December 23, 2014, 01:34:17 PM »
Too many! But we use all of it, and a lot.. it means our collection doesn't fit in our (badly made and designed) kitchen cabinets, but I am designing new cabinets that we will build ourselves! (With much more counter space. We like to cook..)

Now that I listed them out it seems extremely excessive.. but we use each one fairly often, and there isn't much overlap in them...

Standard oven/range - used daily (Electric. I need to do the math to see whether to go gas or electric next- it's old and very rusty... it came with the house)
Microwave - used often: leftovers, butter melting, and cooking things sweet potatoes and squash. I need to do the math, but I think it's more efficient..
Stand mixer- used often. Kitchen-aid, a wedding gift. Great for baking!
Food processor: Used semi-often- it works for baking when the mixer doesn't, and it can be nice for chopping mass quantities. A gift, and a basic but good cusinart model.
Bread machine- $10 from a thrift store, used regularly. It leaks a bit, but I've found putting flour in first prevents most issues.
Toaster oven- Used daily for toast to put eggs on.
Pressure cooker, electric- FREE: used often, mostly for making beans. It really helps since we are in Denver and therefore beans take forever due to altitude! It's also one of our most energy efficient cooking methods.
Electric citrus juicer: This is a luxury, but was a gift. It really does improve citrus juice yield compared to other methods though, so it gets to stay. (Lime juice belongs in so many dishes!)
Ice cream maker: The simple kind that you freeze the bowl first. Used occasionally, was a gift. It stays because the ice cream is delicious, and fun for guests.
Nice blender: Not vitamix level, but a nice one.. (ATK reccomended it- I dont remember the brand)- Smoothies, horchata, sauces, etc... used a lot.
Immersion blender: A gift, great for soups! Used often.
Coffee bean grinder: Used for grinding whole spices. Works great!
Crockpot: A gift, used often.
Hot water kettle w/digital readout and temp selection: Given to me by my parents when I was in college, still useful for making delicate teas that cant get too hot. This is what is used the least.. but it's small. 
Dishwasher: Free with house, not hooked into the water supply. Used as a drying rack..... it's trays are fairly rusty though.
Thermometer with long probe. Useful for candy making (for christmas gifts etc!) and for large roasts. Not strictly necessary, but it's super small..

And then we have a bunch of pots and pans and such..