Household appliances I bought or received and don't use.

  1. what type of household appliance/s did you purchase or received as gifts you don't use?

    i have an electric skillet that i used a couple of times. it leaves the food tasting bitter. i still have it but it is taking up cabinet space. and you?

    do any of you have a food dehydrator or do you like to eat dried furits, etc?
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  2. 49 Comments

  3. by   researchrabbit
    A bread machine. Great idea, but mostly just takes up space...to the garage sale it goes!
  4. by   nursegoodguy
    A stove, great for lighting incense but it takes up too much space!
  5. by   kristi915
    My mom bought a breadmaker too, she used it a lot at first, then just kinda stopped using it. I want to try to use it now.
  6. by   SusanRN2004
    Originally posted by nursegoodguy
    A stove, great for lighting incense but it takes up too much space!
    :chuckle Good answer!! My stove quit in the middle of cooking Thanksgiving dinner one year..my husband said it was not used to the stress!!
  7. by   Mkue
    OMG, this is a good thread!

    I use all my appliances, major ones.. I have an electric knife(small appliance) that I only use twice a year maybe ..lol..

    I especially use a griddle for pancakes, grilled cheese, it's really nice, I use that quite often. OH and the George Forman !! use that a lot
  8. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by SusanRN2004


    :chuckle Good answer!! My stove quit in the middle of cooking Thanksgiving dinner one year..my husband said it was not used to the stress!!
    :chuckle
  9. by   SusanRN2004
    Waffle maker- last used 1998?
    Juice maker-never used
    Coffee pot- used when we have company-usually at Christmas
    Bread maker- had 6 years, used 6 times...5 in first year
    Microwave- use daily
    griddle- use 12 times a year
    Tube to make scalloped shaped bread loaves- never used
    Crock pot-gave the one I got when I was married away...did not think it worked...realized later you have to leave the lid on!! (and I could not understand the concept of cooking something for 8 hours!--I can't decide 8 hours in advance what I want to eat!!!) I have three now--they are great when we have a lot of people over to keep the food warm.
    Ice maker- use daily
    Tea maker- used last year
    George Foreman grill- hamburgers were tough, chicken Ok...any one have any good recipes?




    My daughter just bought a fondue pot...I thought those things went out in the 70's
    She also uses a rice maker.
  10. by   Sleepyeyes
    Ummmm....
    a food dehydrator-- the novelty of jerky has worn off
    a pasta maker-- never used it even once
    true, i don't use the electric knife more than about 10 times a year, but it's worth its weight in gold to me because otherwise, we'd have that roast in 4 chunks instead of neat slices.
  11. by   kids
    I 3 slow cookers, electric skillet, griddle & knife, bread machine, pasta machine (hand crank, not electric), food processer, blender, kitchenaid mixer and 2 waffle irons (regular & belgan)...all get used at minimum 3 times a month.

    Coffee maker, iced tea maker & microwave get used daily.

    I hate to cook...but love to eat.
  12. by   tiredernurse
    An iron since the invention of downey wrinkle releaser. Bless them.
  13. by   researchrabbit
    A lovely use for old crock pots...they make GREAT humidifiers (and you leave the lid off )
  14. by   nursegoodguy
    Originally posted by researchrabbit
    A lovely use for old crock pots...they make GREAT humidifiers (and you leave the lid off )
    What a great idea! I bet you could even get some essential oils to put in the water too!

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