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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

I'm not sure we're thinking of the same thing, but the cooking supplies to work in a toaster oven seem like a good idea to me. One-person or small-appetite households deserve fresh yummies too, and making enough for eight just means it will go stale.

Thought pendant to that thought; there's a mild fetish for cooking equipment considerably larger than many households need, because big sizes *are* useful to professional restauranteurs, or caterers, or the sadly infrequent big jolly parties. But overengineering is bad engineering too.
Indeed. the problem with a lot of smaller equipment is that it can be sadly not very good at its job--I have had a number of underpowered microwaves, etc., over the years.

I feel "Microwave" should be on the list above. I use mine to... reheat tea and leftovers and steam veggies.

Went for years without one and didn't miss it much. It does mean instant gratification leftovers, though, rather than having to reheat in the oven--but reheating in the oven tastes better.
I melt things in it. Defrosting stuff I forgot I needed at the last minute and melting butter are pretty much all the use my microwave gets these days.