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Underappreciated Appliances

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JustGeorge, Jun 24, 2022.

  1. JustGeorge

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    Many people stop to brag about or show off their vehicles, cell phones, or game system. But how many people stop to talk about their fridge or washing machine?

    While game systems and new cars are fun, its these underappreciated appliances that make the difference for most of us day to day. Here's the place to boast about your electric mixer(or other household appliance) without getting raised eyebrows!

    Personally, I couldn't do without my gas stove. I had to make do with electric for about a year, and it was awful!
     
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  2. The Hammer

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    Gas is much better imo too. I need the flame when cooking.


    Also. I couldn't live without my rice cooker. That thing is a life saver.
     
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  3. JustGeorge

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    The flame makes such a big difference in taste, as well as not being able to use certain techniques without it...

    I haven't ever used a rice cooker, though. What are the advantages over the pot/lid?
     
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    Not having to keep an eye on it.

    It's very "set and forget".
     
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    I'd consider an induction cooktop.
    Hear good things about'm.
     
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    I haven't heard of them at all.

    What's so great about them?
     
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    High heat with low energy usage.
    Induction cooking - Wikipedia
    Oh, safer for kids.
    (Son burned hand on a burner once.)
     
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  8. Twilight Hue

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    My sandwich maker. Best hotpockets ever!
     
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    I couldn't do without my coffee maker.
     
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  10. JustGeorge

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    What's that like?

    I have a coffee grinder that makes my life wonderful, though I don't use it for coffee. Its a spice grinder in our house.
     
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  11. Dan From Smithville

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    While reading your post and thinking about other under-appreciated things, I happen to notice that the next post after your was by @The Hammer. Think of how under-appreciated that very important tool is. Not to mention the culture impact, pun intended, it has had. How many people describe a night out by claiming they got hammered?

    I say raise your hammer, open that fridge for a cold drink cause there's laundry to do.
     
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  12. Dan From Smithville

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    Nobody has ever been champing at the bit to show me their new crockpot either.
     
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    I can certainly be an underappreciated tool ;)
     
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  14. Dan From Smithville

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    Not by me.
    But understand. I get the same feeling about myself.
     
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    No one's ever been dying to show me theirs, but get perplexed when I don't want one for myself...

    They must not be all that great, if everyone's always trying to unload them on me...
     
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    I hadn't thought about that in those terms. Personally, I like using one. I just hate cleaning them. If they invent a self-cleaning crockpot, I'll be sure and send you pictures.
     
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    The photo thumbnail for the video is the kind I have.
     
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    That does look pretty handy!
     
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    It's nice. I like making hot ham and cheese sandwiches.
     
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    My better half enjoys grilled cheese as well.

    The possibilities are endless. Like hot roast beef and gravy sandwiches or a pocket pizza.

    It's really useful of you want a hot meal real quick without as much prep and cooking as a full meal.
     
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