I was flipping through my Elle Decor book that my fantastic sister-in-law gave me and realized that the kitchens in there didn't have a single appliance on the counter. Where are these people keeping all their stuff?
Anyway, I'm wondering if all these machines are a good idea. I just bought a Sunbeam bread machine and I love it. But now I'm thinking I need a rice maker, too! Is it getting redundant? At one point I owned one pot, a pan, a 4-cup coffee maker, and only had a stove. Granted, it was lean times. But I didn't die of starvation and I got really good at reheating leftovers in the oven. So what is going on?
Here's what I have cooking for me around the kitchen:
- Bread Machine
- Coffee pot (I also have two French presses - a 1 cup and a 4 cup)
- Food processor
- Hand-held mixer
- Crock Pot
- milk frother
- Ice cream maker
- Espresso maker
- Stir-crazy popcorn maker
What I'd like to add in the next year or so:
- rice maker
- Kitchen-Aid mixer
- Pasta maker attachment for the mixer
I realize that many people have even more -- food dehydrators, rotisseries, etc.
Are we all insane or is all of this making us healthier with more free time? What do you all think?