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Title: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Zikoris 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.
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Post by: Mr.Chipper77 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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Post by: Alchemilla on December 22, 2014, 11:23:58 AM
Aga. Kettle. Stick blender. Oh and a toastie maker.
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Post by: BarkyardBQ 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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Post by: 4alpacas 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
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Jack on December 22, 2014, 11:37:35 AM

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.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: CommonCents 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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Post by: tmac 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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Post by: epipenguin 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.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Jack 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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Post by: NoraLenderbee 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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Post by: ketchup 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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Post by: 1967mama 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)
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: sunnyca 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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Post by: garth 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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Post by: WannaBFree on December 22, 2014, 01:03:27 PM
- Electric kettle
- Coffee maker
- Espresso machine (gift)
- Mixer
- Vitamix blender (gift)
- Electric grill - small
- Crockpot
- Microwave
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: ZiziPB 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?
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Mother Fussbudget 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.

Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: ketchup 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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Post by: SingleMomDebt 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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Post by: Roots&Wings 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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Post by: Frankies Girl 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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Post by: mlipps 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!
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: PMG 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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Post by: MissPeach 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



Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Zikoris 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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Post by: NoraLenderbee 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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Post by: yandz 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)
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: 4alpacas 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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Post by: llorona 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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Post by: minimustache1985 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.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Allie 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.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Rural 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
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Radagast 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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Post by: jopiquant 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

Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: zs 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.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: HappierAtHome 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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Post by: Squashy 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?
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Lyssa on December 23, 2014, 12:36:41 AM
- digital scale
- stick blender
- hand mixer
- toaster
- waffle maker
- electric kettle
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Artemis67 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.

Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: MayDay 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)
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: G-dog 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
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Carlsky 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.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: tmac 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.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: MandalayVA 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
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: TerriM 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.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Wolf_Stache 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.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: 5pak 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
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: 1967mama 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.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: innkeeper77 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..
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: BlueHouse on December 23, 2014, 01:40:27 PM
NINE!!!  Oh my, so many more than I would have thought.  I would have guessed one until I started reading the lists.
Electric Kettle - use it every day.
Fancy Coffee maker - my sister gave it to me to keep for her visits.  I don't drink it.
Toaster - I've never used it, but I keep it for guests
Hand Mixer - haven't used in over 10 years
Air Popper - I've used it a few times
Crockpot - I'm learning to love it.  I hope to use it at least once a week going forward
Blender - haven't used it since I got my immersion blender
Immersion blender - I make frozen fruit smoothies occassionally
Digital scale --why??
I think that's it
Edit: Forgot to add:  George foreman grill.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: alsoknownasDean on December 23, 2014, 04:17:26 PM
So, I've got a:

Kettle
Toaster (barely used as I don't buy much sliced bread)
Microwave
Coffee grinder (burr)
Fridge
Dishwasher (came with apartment)
Sandwich press (not used much)
Electric beaters (barely used)
Scale (not used much)
Blender (not used much)
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: scrubbyfish on December 23, 2014, 10:14:22 PM
Kettle
Handheld ("stick" or "immersion") blender
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: wtjbatman on December 23, 2014, 10:20:03 PM
If mine and my fiance's wedding registry is any indication, soon all of them.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: iamlindoro on December 23, 2014, 11:20:41 PM
Digital scale --why??

If you have to ask, you're not using it enough!  The scale and the candy thermometer are amongst my favorite kitchen items.  I think it's the height of mustachianism to prepare as much from scratch as you can, and it's impossible to bake truly well, especially bakery-quality breads, pastries, and other treats, without cooking by weight rather than volume.

I'm *almost* embarassed to admit my appliance list... except I know I use every single thing regularly.

* Fridge
* Oven
* Stove
* Microwave
* Toaster
* Dishwasher
* Electric Knife
* Waffle Maker
* Crock Pot
* Blender
* Shake Blender
* Food Processor
* Raclette Appareil (x2)
* Pizza Oven
* Kitchen Scale (of course!)
* Coffee Maker
* KitchenAid Mixer
* Candy and digital thermometers (this is stretching it to call them appliances, added them since others did)
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: stripey on December 24, 2014, 08:11:20 AM
- Fridge/freezer
- Gas oven
- Microwave
- Electric kettle
- Slow cooker
- Stick blender
- Regular type of blender.
- Kitchen scale (I agree- cooking by weight does wonders for recipe reliability)
- Digital thermometer (useful for yoghurt making, jams, making soap)
- Electric water bath unit (Fowlers)- I think what the Americans will call a 'water bath canner'??

I'm in the middle of down-scaling and am trying to keep a simple but working kitchen. Electric conical burr grinder died this year and was replaced with a hand-powered one. Toaster died this year and wasn't replaced- I do'nt really use toast. Will probably not bother replacing microwave if it dies. Will probably replace electric kettle with a heavy copper-based one for the gas stove when my work asks for it back.

One thing I am in the market for is a second-hand Kenwood chef.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: scrubbyfish on December 24, 2014, 08:22:22 AM
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.

+1. Ditto for rice cookers, toasters, etc. I make almost everything from scratch, but to me that doesn't mean I need an appliance per item. I make rice in a pot, and it's perfect! On the rare occasion I have toast, I use the oven for a minute. I have a travel cup that also functions as a coffee bodum. My mum takes this kitchen-minimalism one step further than me: She heats her water in a pot vs electric kettle. I do love me my fast kettle, though!

Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Exhale on December 24, 2014, 09:14:30 AM
Did a serious downsize to keep only what I use. I cook all my food from scratch.

- Vitamix (use daily, love it)
- Small food processor (bean dips, salad dressings)
- Electric kettle
- 1 Le Cruset pot w/lid (make rice, beans, soups, etc.)
- 1 cast iron skillet (all saute, stirfry, frittata, etc. needs)
- 1 cookie sheet (roast veggies, granola bars, etc.)
- 2 mixing bowls (one big, one small)
- 2 good knives (one big, one small)
- 1 cutting board
- 1 each regular spatula, silicone spatula, vegetable peeler and a wood spoon
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Researcher on December 24, 2014, 09:50:05 AM
Nuwave oven, toaster, griddle, waffle maker , blender... pretty much it!,  that we use regularly.

Same, plus a microwave.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Breaker on December 25, 2014, 10:21:51 AM
Since I live alone most of these appliances are used sometimes.

1. Microwave
2. Mr. Coffee 4 Cup
3. Coffee Grinder
4. George Foreman Grill
5. Crock Pot
6. Rice Cooker
7. Toaster
8.  Bread Machine
9. Toaster Oven
10. Blender
11. Hand Held Mixer

The first 8 are used fairly often.  The last 3 rarely.

I use my Microwave for heating leftovers and cooking vegs. oh and popcorn
Mr. Coffee is used daily as is the coffee grinder
George Foreman Grill used approx. weekly
Crockpot used often in the winter for soups and stews.  I am going to try Baked Beans tomorrow.
Rice Cooker used to be used often but I'm cutting down of Carbs
Bread Machine is a new addition and I have mixed feelings.  I really don't care for the bread as it is too dense for my taste but is good as toast.  OTOH, I have found that it is a quick easy way to make Cranberry, walnut, orange bread and other "Quick Breads".  I made several of the Cranberry breads to give as Xmas gifts this year.  My machine bakes mini-loaves and I only paid $25. on Craig's list.
Still, I wouldn't buy it again.  Takes up too much room.  It is stored in the garage when not in use.

 
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Nudelkopf on December 25, 2014, 05:42:55 PM
My *only* appliance is a microwave (which is my housemate's).

Actually, I just remembered my housemate has a toaster too, which I use once in a blue moon.
To those who use s microwave daily, what are you using it for? Leftovers?
I heat leftovers, melt stuff, heat water, defrost stuff like bread and veggies.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: horsepoor on December 25, 2014, 07:54:33 PM
What I don't have would probably be a shorter list:

Dishwasher
Blender (Blendtec)
Toaster Oven
Coffee Grinder
Electric Kettle
Crock Pot
Rice Cooker
Food Saver
Stand mixer
Hand mixer
Hand blender
Espresso machine (trying to sell)
Electric wok
Food processor

At least I've recently gotten rid of the juicer, ice cream maker and deep fryer.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: 1967mama on December 25, 2014, 11:07:14 PM
....and I got an immersion blender for Christmas from my mom and dad :-)
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: chouchouu on December 26, 2014, 01:31:21 AM
Kettle, toaster and a hand blender. All used regularly. We used to have a raclette set when we lived in Belgium, random but we used it regularly. Well until I had a burst ovarian cyst which can Apparently be caused by too much cheese. So then it was just once a week :)
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: stripey on December 26, 2014, 01:41:56 AM
My *only* appliance is a microwave (which is my housemate's).

Actually, I just remembered my housemate has a toaster too, which I use once in a blue moon.
To those who use s microwave daily, what are you using it for? Leftovers?
I heat leftovers, melt stuff, heat water, defrost stuff like bread and veggies.

I suppose that's one thing-- although I could happily live at home without a microwave, I use it heaps at work because all my lunches are leftovers...
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: former player on December 26, 2014, 01:58:09 AM
Powered appliances -

Stove
Under-counter fridge (with small freezer compartment)
Microwave
Kettle

Everything else is done by hand, but there's only one of me so it's not difficult or time consuming, just the way I was brought up (the microwave still feels like a bit a cheat).  I've got a kitchen remodel coming up (bit of structural stuff to make the space more convenient and some new built-in cupboards) and I'm wondering whether to get a small dishwasher, partly because otherwise there is nearly always a bit of washing up waiting to be done on the counter.  My desire for a means of instant tidiness is at war with my inherent mustachianism.  The obvious answer of getting the washing up done by hand as soon as it is created doesn't really appeal, but I'm working on adjusting my psyche in that direction.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Albert on December 26, 2014, 05:54:26 AM
I only have an electric kettle and a microwave if we are limiting to electrically powered small appliances. I used to have a toaster as well in my previous apartment, but it was used so rarely (prefer fresh bread over toasted) that I gave it away when I moved. 
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Metta on December 26, 2014, 06:09:52 AM
I love appliances (and nearly every type of gadget). Here is my list:

Used Every Day
Vitamix blender (used several times a day)
Scale
2 Electric Kettles (one in my kitchen and one in my writing room)
Rice Cooker
Advantium Microwave

Used Several Times Per Week
Grain grinder
Pressure Cooker
Soy Milk Maker
Food Processor

Used Once a Week
Kitchenaid Mixer

Used Once  a Month
Crockpot
Electric Skillet  (This is an estimate. Currently I’m using it every day but once I learn it I estimate once a month. Primarily got it for trips.)

Used Seldom
Juicer
Yonano
Air Popcorn Maker
Ice Cream Maker
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Metta on December 26, 2014, 06:22:14 AM
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.

+1. Ditto for rice cookers, toasters, etc. I make almost everything from scratch, but to me that doesn't mean I need an appliance per item. I make rice in a pot, and it's perfect! On the rare occasion I have toast, I use the oven for a minute. I have a travel cup that also functions as a coffee bodum. My mum takes this kitchen-minimalism one step further than me: She heats her water in a pot vs electric kettle. I do love me my fast kettle, though!

The big advantage we enjoy with our rice cooker is that we set up oat groats the night before and have oatmeal ready when we wake up in the morning. We both enjoy the taste of oat groats more than oatmeal but it would take an hour we don't have in the morning without a rice cooker.

FWIW, Minimalist Me and Gadget Girl Me are in a constant battle for supremacy. My husband mediates the battle by demanding an ROI from Gadget Girl Me every time I want a new gadget.  I have become amazingly good at preparing ROI statements.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: pbkmaine on December 26, 2014, 07:50:44 AM
Refrigerator/ freezer, stove, microwave, dishwasher plus:
Under cabinet freezer in laundry room. Use all the time for bulk purchases.
Toaster. Use all the time.
Two blenders, regular plus stick ( use stick 99% of the time).
Two food processors, Cusiniart plus $20 Black and Decker (use Black and Decker 99% of the time).
Two mixers, KitchenAid plus Cuisinart hand held. Use KitchenAid mostly with meat grinder attachment.  Use hand held all the time.
Hmm. This is a useful exercise!
George Foreman grill. Use this constantly.
Juicer from thrift shop. Live in Florida, use this a lot.
Fondue pot. Use approx. quarterly.
Raclette maker. Use twice a year.
Crock pot. Don't use.
Meat slicer. Use after big dinners to slice up the roasts.
Ice cream maker. Never use, though DH swears he will use it.
Slushy maker. Never use, though DH swears he will use it.
SodaStream. DH uses regularly.
Keurig. DH uses often.
Coffe grinder. DH uses frequently.
Coffee maker. Use very infrequently.
Sandwich press. Use very infrequently.
Electric water kettle. Use all the time.
Many of these small appliances are 20 years old or more. Given this exercise, I may not replace most of them when they go. If I were setting up a new kitchen today, from scratch, I would have the following:
Refrigerator/freezer, stove, microwave, dishwasher - but would eliminate the dishwasher and perhaps the microwave in a small apartment. Then I would have:
Undercounter freezer. Worth its weight in gold for advance meal prep.
Stick blender
Hand held mixer
George Foreman grill
Toaster
Small food processor.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: jba302 on December 26, 2014, 08:22:25 AM
Trying to think of things that are really appliances and not just shit in the kitchen (if I'm putting knives and cutting boards on here this will take all day) -
fridge
deep freezer
toaster
toaster oven
microwave
electric range / oven
dishwasher
stand mixer
ice cream maker attachment to stand mixer
meat grinder attachment to stand mixer
manual pasta maker
stick blender
food processor
Vitamix
3 crock pots (very tiny, medium and big)
fondue pot
immersion circulator (ANOVA one)
3 scales
fancy coffee grinder
meat slicer
dehydrator
rice cooker
2 thermometers (1 candy, 1 meat)
searzall (recent purchase... not as thrilled as I thought I would be)
mandolin slicer
cheese grater
electric citrus juicer

We did sell our espresso machine in the last week in favor of using a moka pot (purchased for $1,000 3 years ago, sold for $900. Not sad about that), and sold our monster juicer a year ago, so we are making progress towards less clutter. I think the only things that don't see a lot of use are the dehydrator (which was a wedding gift) and the meat slicer (purchased for $5 at a yard sale). Those tend to be one big week of use a year or something like that. I would like a vacuum sealer as well. I can reasonably justify most of this stuff and could not imagine downsizing the kitchen, but cooking is a hobby point for the both of us as well.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: scrubbyfish on December 26, 2014, 11:58:07 AM
FWIW, Minimalist Me and Gadget Girl Me are in a constant battle for supremacy. [...] I have become amazingly good at preparing ROI statements.

:))))
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: 1967mama on December 26, 2014, 04:41:08 PM
PBK Maine, I think you win! haha!

Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: pbkmaine on December 26, 2014, 05:31:19 PM
Or lose, depending on how you look at it. DH loves gadgets!
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Cressida on December 26, 2014, 07:34:15 PM
Hm.

Microwave
Stand mixer
Food processor
Blender
Toaster
Kettle
Coffee grinder
Slow cooker
Immersion blender
Electric knife
Chafing dish (I NEVER use this. Anyone want one?)

and, as of yesterday,

Waffle iron

I think that might be it. Not as bad as I thought. I'm only including power tools (so to speak).
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: DarinC on December 26, 2014, 09:30:31 PM
In order of use...

Coffee Maker
Microwave
Stove/Cooktop
Rice Cooker
Electric Grill
Food Processor
Stand Mixer
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Nudelkopf on December 26, 2014, 11:33:37 PM
Some of you guys own a lot.. You must have massive kitchens!
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: AK on December 26, 2014, 11:42:16 PM
Used often,

Microwave
Keurig
Blender
Toaster

Infrequently

Bread maker
Crock pot
Coffee pot
George Foreman
Flat Electric stove top
Dishwasher
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: horsepoor on December 27, 2014, 06:02:43 PM
Some of you guys own a lot.. You must have massive kitchens!

I wouldn't say my kitchen is massive, but it's good-sized.  It's horseshoe-shaped, with another little counter space where the heel of the shoe would be.  That's where the microwave, coffee grinder and toaster oven live, because it's useless as a work space.  Then the blender and electric kettle live in the corners of the horseshoe, where they're handy but out of the way.  Right now the stand mixer and espresso machine are stowed away in the dining room hutch, and the rest of it fits in one cabinet under the microwave area.  The only things that are annoying right now are the rice cooker (too big) and the food processor (doesn't do much that the blender can't do).  I might put the stand mixer back on the counter just because it's a pretty red KitchenAid.

And in the name of full disclosure, another post reminded me that I have a food dehydrator, too.  That one is bulky and lives in a cabinet in the laundry room.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Zikoris on December 28, 2014, 12:33:19 PM
Some of you guys own a lot.. You must have massive kitchens!

Not that big! Fortunately, we have a pretty minimal food system, so we don't need all our cupboard space for food storage. I keep my toaster oven, kettle, and rice cooker out on the counter since they get used constantly. My slow cooker and blender go in a corner cupboard that I otherwise wouldn't use because it's inconvenient. My hand mixer is small and goes in the drawer under my cutlery.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 28, 2014, 06:27:34 PM
Some of you guys own a lot.. You must have massive kitchens!

My kitchen is bigger (and has more cupboard space!) than any other kitchen I've seen in a flat. I'm probably spoilt for other kitchens now, though I still covet a 900mm oven.

And I have digital scales, too.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: 4alpacas on December 29, 2014, 11:53:51 AM
Some of you guys own a lot.. You must have massive kitchens!

Not that big! Fortunately, we have a pretty minimal food system, so we don't need all our cupboard space for food storage. I keep my toaster oven, kettle, and rice cooker out on the counter since they get used constantly. My slow cooker and blender go in a corner cupboard that I otherwise wouldn't use because it's inconvenient. My hand mixer is small and goes in the drawer under my cutlery.

We have a pretty large kitchen.  Although it feels cramped when I'm doing my bulk cooking.  Most of our small kitchen appliances were gifts.  We did buy a rice cooker replacement for $20 when ours broke a few years back. 
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Rural on December 29, 2014, 12:19:43 PM
Some of you guys own a lot.. You must have massive kitchens!

Not that big! Fortunately, we have a pretty minimal food system, so we don't need all our cupboard space for food storage. I keep my toaster oven, kettle, and rice cooker out on the counter since they get used constantly. My slow cooker and blender go in a corner cupboard that I otherwise wouldn't use because it's inconvenient. My hand mixer is small and goes in the drawer under my cutlery.

We have a pretty large kitchen.  Although it feels cramped when I'm doing my bulk cooking.  Most of our small kitchen appliances were gifts.  We did buy a rice cooker replacement for $20 when ours broke a few years back.


Our kitchen is the biggest room in the house, I think. It sees a lot of heavy use now and will see more again when I retire, and should see ever-increasing use in the meantime as I build the garden beds up. The pantry is part of the kitchen, and the kitchen garden is a step outside the door, but yes. We knew what we used as we were designing the house and made sure we'd have the space for pantry, bulk processing of homegrown, hunted, and foraged food, and scratch cooking. It also has six sunny windows for winter herbs, all in use.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Metta on December 29, 2014, 12:21:51 PM
Some of you guys own a lot.. You must have massive kitchens!

My kitchen is 165 sq ft which includes the eat-in portion (but we use it for storage and a window seat rather than a kitchen table). According to what I've read, the average American house has a kitchen of 100 - 200 square feet. A kitchen is considered small if it is below 100 sq ft and large if it is above that. So mine is pretty average. Before we remodeled, added storage, and reduced items in the kitchen, it felt cramped. Today it feels spacious. But the size of the kitchen hasn't changed.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Kaivalagi on December 29, 2014, 12:30:07 PM
Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, stick blender, blender/food processor combo, mini chopper (like a mini food processor used for chopping onions or other tiresome things!), electric hand whisk, Tassimo coffee machine (rarely used and ready to be donated), and I just received a rice cooker for Christmas. Oh and I have a panini sandwich grill (like a big George Foreman grill) which was a gift that I hardly ever use and is hidden at the back of the cupboard.

I'm not sure if there is anything else I would find particularly useful. I did have a slow cooker (crock pot) and a bread maker but my Dad 'borrowed' them when I went overseas and uses them so often that I feel bad asking for it back! I think he has forgotten that they were ever mine...
Title: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: pbkmaine on December 29, 2014, 09:03:46 PM
Some of you guys own a lot.. You must have massive kitchens!

I own a lot because I'm old (58 ) and one tends to accumulate over time. Some things were my mother's. Many were gifts, because I like to cook and I can never think of anything else for my wish list. Then, too, DH loves gadgets. The kitchen is medium sized but very well thought out, so lots of storage.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Nudelkopf on December 30, 2014, 06:53:40 AM
Some of you guys own a lot.. You must have massive kitchens!

I own a lot because I'm old (58 ) and one tends to accumulate over time. Some things were my mother's. Many were gifts, because I like to cook and I can never think of anything else for my wish list. Then, too, DH loves gadgets. The kitchen is medium sized but very well thought out, so lots of storage.
Yeahhhh, I've been out of home only for 6 years, so not long enough to accumulate stuff I guess.

We have a large-ish kitchen.. But I use one shelf in the pantry for food/pot/pan, and half of one cupboard for plates & bowls (x3 each), and cups & mugs (x2 each). I keep the rest of the plates/bowls/cups in my bedroom storage, but I've only needed the other sets once.
 
I have a cooked meal at least once per day, so it's not like I don't use the kitchen.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Rural on December 30, 2014, 06:58:56 AM
Some of you guys own a lot.. You must have massive kitchens!

I own a lot because I'm old (58 ) and one tends to accumulate over time.


Yes, age is a factor here, too. :-)
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Monark on December 30, 2014, 07:04:45 AM
We have more appliances than i can count, but the ones we use regularly are 1. Nutribullet 2. Toaster 3. Keurig.  Use each of these daily. 
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: midweststache on December 30, 2014, 07:15:04 AM
This Christmas, as we asked for two kitchen appliance upgrades as our gifts from our families:

1. a blender (our thrifted one had a crack in the glass base and couldn't hold liquid). My parents bought us a KitchenAid from Kohls with Kohls cash and a 30% off coupon. I think it cost them $30.
2. a toaster (our hand-me-down one had started sparking...). The BF's parents bought us this.

3. immersion blender (we make a lot of soups) from the BF's brother and sister-in-law (they do a lot of estate sales/garage sales/thrifting, which is where they found this)
4. George Foreman (hand-me-down) for grilling sandwiches and hot dogs
5. crock pot (college graduation gift) for as many meals as humanly possible.
6. coffee maker (bought new about a year and a half ago) that we can auto-set in the morning and that automatically grinds whole beans. It was worth every damn penny.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: deltabelle on December 30, 2014, 08:20:30 AM
Thread made me smile because we just recently replaced two of our small appliances that we have used since we were married (15 years).

George Forman Grill-  Our favorite!  We used the heck out of our first one (the original small one that's 15 years old) and just this month upgraded to one that is larger with removable plates.  We used gift cards to purchase it, so it's like a freebie!

Crock Pot-  Again, replacing the 15 year old small one.  This will allow us to make larger batches of things to freeze for later.

Toaster

Microwave

Can opener

Keurig

Mixer

Chopper

Kettle

Our apartment kitchen is super tiny, so we don't (can't) have a whole lot of appliances, but these serve us well and are used frequently.

Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: NumberCruncher on December 30, 2014, 09:04:07 AM
Roughly ordered by frequency of use:

Microwave (heating up leftovers, mostly)
Rice Cooker (standard for Asian kitchens, it seems) 
Dishwasher
Bread Machine
Digital Scale
Food Processor
Immersion Blender
Coffee Grinder (for spices)
Electric Kettle
Hand Mixer


Rarely used:
Multicooker
Ice Cream Machine
Toaster


edit: forgot a couple!
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: BriarRose111 on December 30, 2014, 10:57:01 AM
Microwave
Toaster
Mr Coffee traditional drip coffee maker
Nutribullet
Can opener
I have TWO hand mixers (why? I have no idea)
I have a collection of appliances that rarely get used:  Coffee bean grinder, Three food processors (Standard, small/chopper, medium), electric frypan, rice steamer, one of the 2 hand mixers.
I'm thinking about getting rid of the rarely used items.  Not sure where they all are, at the moment.  I actually store a few of them in the garage.  (Weird, I know, but I have a small kitchen and I am a single female - so it works for me)
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: scrubbyfish on January 01, 2015, 03:52:36 PM
I own a lot because I'm old (58 ) and one tends to accumulate over time.

I'm intentionally reversing my biological age. In the last 13 months, I've left ex-BF's extra-extras with him, sold the dehydrator and dishwasher, gave away my food processor, and put my landlord's microwave in his garage. I was 41 years old when I started. My skin is smoother, my face brighter, and my driver's license now lists my birth year as 1973! ;)
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Post by: pbkmaine on January 01, 2015, 03:53:33 PM
Ha!
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: ruthiegirl on January 01, 2015, 04:06:33 PM
Toaster
Stand mixer
Blender
Microwave

These get used almost daily.  Pureed a lovely potato soup with the blender today.  The kids eat a lot of toast and the mixer gets a good workout making bread. I tolerate the microwave since my husband likes it, but it takes up a lot of counter space. 

I would really like to buy a food processor.  I had one years ago and made loads of bean spreads and shredded vegetable salads.  Maybe for my birthday, or maybe not.  I seem to be living a fine life without one. 
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: RetiredAt63 on January 01, 2015, 05:34:22 PM
Going low carb changed which appliances I use. Listing electric only:

On the counter, used a lot:
Microwave (used a lot, for thawing and reheating, I cook in bulk)
Kettle
Coffee grinder (this is new, I am buying beans as well as pre-ground, which gives me more choice)

In the cupboards:
toaster (only used when DD visits)
Blender (only used in summer)
Crock pot (only used on weekends when electricity is cheap during the day)
Small food processor
Hand mixer (used less and less since I bake so rarely)

Don't own - electric can opener, electric coffee maker of any sort, a grill, specialty items

Repurposed - battery operated kitchen scale (weighs fiber), second crock pot (dyes wool), second microwave (dyes wool)

For non-electric - all the usual suspects, pots, pans, mixing bowls, Melitta coffee cone and pot, knives, can openers, whisks, and so on.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: caliq on January 01, 2015, 06:41:23 PM
We have a pretty big kitchen with an excess of storage for just the two of us, so the vast majority of these just sit in a corner cabinet unused...not Mustachian but after trying to make toast on the stove once while our toaster was still in my parents' storage unit, I have learned to appreciate them despite their infrequent usage :D


For some reason I thought I had a lot more of these types of things that I never used.  We don't drink coffee or tea at all so I guess that cuts down on a bit of stuff.  My little sister was *insisting* that we needed a KitchenAid stand mixer as a house warming gift (on my parents' dime of course, as she still lives at home) and I was able to take my mom aside and explain that no, I do not do enough baking to justify several hundred dollars on countertop clutter just because they just came out with a model in my favorite color...we got a home improvement store gift card instead, score!

The only thing I find myself kind of wanting is a second, smaller Crock Pot.  Ours is 8 qts and for two people that can get a little overwhelming on the leftovers with some meals, especially because my husband isn't a fan of eating the same thing more than 2 days or so in a row.  Unless of course it's take out pizza :(
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: SailAway on January 01, 2015, 07:16:09 PM
All of them?

F*&%. Well, I do love to cook and in my spendy days I was rather fond of kitchen "stuff". I think I use my immersion blender the most, and that was a fairly recent (gift) addition. Homemade mayo and soups. And this amazing chipotle sauce we put on everything. Now that we are paleo/primal the toaster, bread maker and rice cooker are pretty useless. Plus I was always a sucker for pretty baking pans. I guess I need to look at downsizing my kitchen.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: HP on January 01, 2015, 07:26:51 PM
KitchenAid stand mixer.
Cuisinart food processor.
Hand mixer.
Blender.
Toaster.
Ice cream maker.

Barely use the toaster any more, could probably get rid of it, no big deal. The hand mixer, blender, and cuisinart are not in regular use really, but very nice to have for those rare times. The ice cream maker is well worth it's weight in making dairy-free "ice-cream" for youngest child, but also not in regular use.

Some day I want a dehydrator and possibly a grain mill (still contemplating on that one). Husband wants a popcorn popper, but I like doing it on the stovetop. (He doesn't eat it or make it, just washes the greasy pot, haha).

I guess we also have a triple crockpot in the garage waiting to be sold or given away. It was a gift several years ago and we just never have used it.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: MsPeacock on January 01, 2015, 08:09:34 PM
I have a thing about having my countertops empty - so appliances are limited to what I can store under the cabinets. I still have a lot - although I have an aversion to certain appliances, which I vow to never own (waffle maker, I'm looking at you).

What I have:
microwave (built in above stove)
toaster oven
blender
food processor (Cuisinart - almost 20 years old and full of awesome sauce)
stand mixer
rice cooker - mixed feelings - handy, but really slow at cooking the rice
ice cream maker - unless I step up this summer on the ice cream making front this will be moving on
slow cooker - maybe not justifying it's continued existence in my kitchen. Too big and everything it does can be done faster (and better)  on the stove top. I'd be happy to trade w/ someone for a smaller one....if I could find a neighbor who might want to do that.


My immersion blender died last week after about 15 years of regular use. I miss it - can't puree soups in their pot w/ a regular blender. Hoping to get one of freecycle or a neighbor who doesn't use one anymore. The ice cream maker and rice cooker violate my "appliances should have multiple uses" rule so they are on the short list if I really get into a hard core purge this year.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: scrubbyfish on January 01, 2015, 08:28:25 PM
The ice cream maker is well worth it's weight in making dairy-free "ice-cream" for youngest child, but also not in regular use.

If it's any help, I did this with the handheld (or with the food processor for the period that I had that).
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: stlbrah on January 01, 2015, 09:04:57 PM
KEURIG
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: BriarRose111 on January 02, 2015, 07:10:23 AM
I do refuse to get a Keurig.  Am I the only one opposed to these?  I hope they don't stop making the regular Mr Coffee drip coffee makers.  Mine has a timer so I have hot coffee waiting when I get up.  I just hate the Keurig - we had one at work.   The K-Cups are a rip off, you have to wait for them to "warm up", we seemed to have alot of issues with ours.
Do you really love yours?   I suppose the convenience is key for lots of people.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: RetiredAt63 on January 02, 2015, 07:26:06 AM
My sister has one - I don't see the convenience.  If I want one cup of coffee I use my Melitta one-cup cone and a mug.  If I want more than one I use my bigger Melitta cone and a carafe.  It doesn't take long to boil the water.  And the paper cone and coffee grounds can easily go in the compost bucket.

Plus I find I have an unexpected benefit from using muscle-powered kitchen items (pouring water from a somewhat heavy kettle, using a hand-operated can opener instead of electric, using a whisk instead of an electric mixer), I am getting regular exercise of muscles that normally don't get that much exercise.  And if the power goes out, I can still make food.


I do refuse to get a Keurig.  Am I the only one opposed to these?  I hope they don't stop making the regular Mr Coffee drip coffee makers.  Mine has a timer so I have hot coffee waiting when I get up.  I just hate the Keurig - we had one at work.   The K-Cups are a rip off, you have to wait for them to "warm up", we seemed to have alot of issues with ours.
Do you really love yours?   I suppose the convenience is key for lots of people.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: midweststache on January 02, 2015, 07:27:31 AM
Quote
I do refuse to get a Keurig.  Am I the only one opposed to these?  I hope they don't stop making the regular Mr Coffee drip coffee makers.  Mine has a timer so I have hot coffee waiting when I get up.  I just hate the Keurig - we had one at work.   The K-Cups are a rip off, you have to wait for them to "warm up", we seemed to have alot of issues with ours.
Do you really love yours?   I suppose the convenience is key for lots of people.

They're also horrible for the environment. Keurig did finally put out a reusable K-cup for ground coffee from wherever, but I imagine most people go for the pre-packaged K-cups.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: SailAway on January 02, 2015, 07:31:51 AM
I do refuse to get a Keurig.  Am I the only one opposed to these?  I hope they don't stop making the regular Mr Coffee drip coffee makers.  Mine has a timer so I have hot coffee waiting when I get up.  I just hate the Keurig - we had one at work.   The K-Cups are a rip off, you have to wait for them to "warm up", we seemed to have alot of issues with ours.
Do you really love yours?   I suppose the convenience is key for lots of people.
I don't like them either. I think they're wasteful. All those little plastic cups that can't be recycled and much more expensive per cup. Although I think now you can buy a reusable cup and just pack it with your own grounds. I guess for someone, if they are the only coffee drinker in the house, only drink one cup, and really enjoy the convenience? Coffee is way too precious a commodity in our house for this. My husband knows that drinking the last cup from the pot can result in divorce eyes.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: scrubbyfish on January 02, 2015, 07:46:14 AM
I guess for someone, if they are the only coffee drinker in the house, only drink one cup, and really enjoy the convenience?

For those reasons, I use this: http://www.londondrugs.com/Bodum-Travel-Press-Coffee-Maker---Red---15oz/L7324247,default,pd.html  Although with my move to a Happy Place, I've found I've stopped drinking coffee at all, so now I just use it as a good sized tea mug (though with this I could start up with unbagged tea leaves again, too).

re: Expense of Keurig. I laughed about that, remembering that at Vancouver's low-income grocery store, they had shelves and shelves of Keurig cups for pennies per, and they just sat there for months. I guess none of us had the machine.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: ketchup on January 02, 2015, 07:56:10 AM
I was at the grocery store yesterday, and I passed a display of some particular K-cups "on sale."  I picked one up to look at it just for laughs.  $20 for 8 cups of coffee.  Holy shit.  I guess it does come out cheaper than eight trips to Fourbucks...
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: minimountainmustache on January 02, 2015, 08:07:14 AM
I have....a lot of appliances. We have a tiny kitchen, with almost no counter space, so they all live in cabinets (which we have a ton of, for some reason)

- Burr coffee grinder- used daily. My #1 appliance
- french press (does that count?)- also used daily
- Cuisinart food processor- probably use it once a week. I purchased it new (and too expensive) when I got my first job out of college. I used it daily for awhile
- Kitchen Aid stand mixer- passed down from my mom. It's probably 40 years old. I use it about once a week, sometimes less. But it is invaluable for baking.
- Champion Juicer- also passed down from mom. I use it once a week right now, to make carrot/beet juice, which is great for recovery after training.
- Slow cooker- picked up at the thrift store for $3.00. I use it maybe twice a month, but love it for making big roasts, pulled pork, and stew.
- Bread Machine- also picked up at the thrift store for $5.00. Just got this recently, and we have used it 3 times in 2 weeks. It's so easy! BF loves bread, so this is a keeper
- Deep fryer- bought this for BF for christmas. We both love french fries as a treat, and figured we should learn to make them at home. This will probably get used about 2 times a month, but it was very inexpensive
- 2 air poppers. We eat a lot of popcorn. BF is obsessed. Probably use this about 5 times a week. #2 appliance in our house...haha! 2nd one is for backup, or if we have company over and need a lot of popcorn in a short period of time. Popcorn is so cheap too, so I encourage making it a lot
- Pressure cooker- never ever use this, but it was passed down from my mom. I should probably get rid of it. I know it's great for beans, but we don't eat them!
- 2 blenders. One was left behind by an old roommate. I need to get rid of it. In the summer I use the other blender about 3 times a week for smoothies, so it's worth it. Also a hand me down from mom.
-Waffle maker/sandwich press combo- this thing is ancient (40 years old) but works amazingly. I don't use it frequently, but it was also a hand me down, and it's nice to have the option to make waffles...or grilled cheese!
 
I think that's it...I hope that's it! Since storage space for these appliances is currently not an issue, and most of them were free (or thrifted), I keep them for now. I cook all of our food from scratch, so it's nice to have the option to use all of these if I should want them. Makes the process a little bit easier!
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Rural on January 02, 2015, 08:03:36 PM
I do refuse to get a Keurig.  Am I the only one opposed to these?  I hope they don't stop making the regular Mr Coffee drip coffee makers.  Mine has a timer so I have hot coffee waiting when I get up.  I just hate the Keurig - we had one at work.   The K-Cups are a rip off, you have to wait for them to "warm up", we seemed to have alot of issues with ours.
Do you really love yours?   I suppose the convenience is key for lots of people.


I won't have one, not as long as boiling ground beans in water will make coffee in a pinch. And I don't have to do that; I have my stovetop percolator if the drip pot dies.
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: m8547 on January 02, 2015, 08:28:40 PM
The apartment came with a microwave, but I don't own it. Also an oven and fridge.

Things I bought:
Toaster
A variety of thermometers (probe thermometer, infrared thermometer)
A scale

Things I received as gifts:
Ice cream maker (rarely use this)
Waffle maker (surprisingly useful)
Hand blender (has not blended any hands yet)
Slow cooker (just got this, have to see how much I'll use it)

Non-electric things:
Mortar and pestle
Pressure cooker (I needed a larger pot, and this was cheaper than a pot at the time)

I used to use a cordless drill with hand mixer attachments for mixing and blending, and with drill bits for drilling, but I sold it when the battery died.

A juicer would be nice, but I probably wouldn't actually use it much
I like the idea of a food processor, but if I have to clean it, it won't save any time for anything
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: Elliot on January 02, 2015, 08:50:30 PM
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: monarda on January 02, 2015, 10:15:43 PM
I have....a lot of appliances. We have a tiny kitchen, with almost no counter space, so they all live in cabinets (which we have a ton of, for some reason)

yes, us too.  Copying/editing your list to start me off

- Burr coffee grinder- used daily. My #1 appliance  [yup]
- french press (does that count?)- also used daily    [yup]
- drip coffee maker for when company comes (used rarely, lives in a cabinet in the basement)
- microwave (daily)

- Kitchen Aid stand mixer- But it is invaluable for baking.  [yup] but used rarely
- portable hand mixer (because I travel and bake sometimes)
- digital scale (moderately often)
- rice cooker (often)
- toaster oven (daily)
- mortar and pestle to grind spices (daily)

- blender/food processor (one motor, two different vessels) blender hardly used, food processor mostly for pesto and grinding nuts
- stick blender - used often  (many soups) I find I reach for the stick blender attachments before the food processor, as it's much easier to clean
- Waffle maker [used rarely]
- electric griddle [used weekly, for pancakes, eaten more frequently than waffles]
- hand crank pasta machine [haven't used in a while, but often used in spurts] recently heard that people use a pasta machine to make crackers. want to try that

specialty items that come out just for seasonal cooking:
-meat grinder (just bought, for making liver pate)
-potato ricer (for making chestnut puree- will try in the meat grinder to see if that works)
-mandoline (rarely used)
-dehydrator (used with mandoline-sliced apples, and herbs from the garden)
candy thermometer (for toffee) and digital thermometer (for cheese, so far, just mozzarella and ricotta)


plus, an ice cream maker that I got free from one of my students who was moving. Never used yet, but hope to.

borrow from a friend: fondue pot


 
Title: Re: What kitchen appliances do you have?
Post by: horsepoor on January 04, 2015, 08:39:56 AM
All of them?

F*&%. Well, I do love to cook and in my spendy days I was rather fond of kitchen "stuff". I think I use my immersion blender the most, and that was a fairly recent (gift) addition. Homemade mayo and soups. And this amazing chipotle sauce we put on everything. Now that we are paleo/primal the toaster, bread maker and rice cooker are pretty useless. Plus I was always a sucker for pretty baking pans. I guess I need to look at downsizing my kitchen.

Ahem, would you mind sharing that recipe?