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via kelliem  and silme : Kitchen Cupboard Meme: Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicize the ones you have and don't use, strike through the ones you had but got rid of.

"I wonder how many pasta machines, breadmakers, juicers, blenders, deep fat fryers, egg boilers, melon ballers, sandwich makers, pastry brushes, cheese boards, cheese knives, electric woks, salad spinners, griddle pans, jam funnels, meat thermometers, filleting knives, egg poachers, cake stands (wish I had one!), garlic crushers, martini glasses, tea strainers, bamboo steamers, pizza stones, coffee grinders, milk frothers, piping bags, banana stands, fluted pastry wheels, tagine dishes, conical strainers, rice cookers, steam cookers, pressure cookers, slow cookers, spaetzle makers, cookie presses, gravy strainers, double boilers, sukiyaki stoves, ice cream makers, fondue sets, healthy-grills, home smokers, tempura sets, tortilla presses, electric whisks, cherry stoners, sugar thermometers, food processors,bacon presses, bacon slicers, mouli mills, cake testers, pestle-and-mortars, and sets of kebab skewers languish dustily at the back of the nation's cupboards."

I wish I had a food processor. It's on the list. Garlic crushers are utterly useless, though.

Comments

That's pretty much how I feel about my rice cooker - I dump quinoa and lentils and spices and water in, and twenty minutes later I have a perfectly reasonable pilaf. It's not the best food I make, but it's got a pretty excellent effort:tastiness ratio.
I have a steamer rather than a dedicated rice cooker (I do brown rice in the oven) and I fucking love that thing. (I actually have two, because the plastic steamer tray bit of my first one broke after fifteen years, and when I bought a new one it came with two plastic steamer bits.)

So now I have one for rice/quinoa/whatever and one for veggies!