Okay,people, I think that due to the fact that my husband loves to cook gourmet foods, my kitchen has more "things" than anybody elses. We have about 8 or 10 feet of cookbooks (in a bedroom, as there is no room in the kitchen for them all!), 3 woks, 2 crockpots, 2 blenders(we used to have 3 but burnt the motor on 1 out making margaritas at a party several years ago), 2 juicers, 1 kitchen prep center, 1 electric food processor, 7 different styles of coffee makers (not the regular coffee pots, these things vary from 2 capechino machines--2 types, to the Mellita drip pot!), 6 different types of vegie slicer/dicer/grinder gadgets, a pasta machine, a meat slicer, 3 different styles of steaming baskets, 4 coffee grinders, an ice shaver, 2 seal-a-meal gizmos, 2 fondue pots (we used to have 3, but one broke) to I don't remember what else we have! Our kitchen is your basic galley style in a basic rambler home, so many of these things are kept in the kitchen and in closets in the spare bedroom and shelves in the basement stairway. We have accumulated many of these things over the 26 years we've been married: some as gifts, some as family hand-me-downs; some at garage sales; and some--who knows where they came from? And we usually use most of these things in the course of the year!!!!!! I keep telling him he needs to get rid of some of these gadgets, but he keeps telling me I've got to get rid of some of MY books instead!
I'm not even going to start telling about the herbs and spices and condiments-- that would be a whole 'nother topic of discussion! LOL!!!
The funny thing is; we only have 1 3 qt. sauce pan (which he just burnt the h*#@ out of by forgetting he was cooking), 1 1&1/2 qt. sauce pan, and 1 small sauce pan! LOL!!!
Anyone else have as many gadgets with so few pans? We do have a few cooking pots and frying pans also, but no great or odd number of them.
Does your kitchen have as much and as wide a variety of gadgets; or is your (or your spouse's) hobby or interest in another part of the house--like tools in the garage; or wine in the cellar?
Come on, 'fess up!
Jul 31, '01
We did have a rice steamer once, but it broke and we never replaced it.
Rick, the only TV ad kitchen gadget we've ever bought was a food dryer (oh, I forgot to mention, we have 2 of those!); my Grandma was the one who bought those things. She got probably the first TV advertized gadget there was: a Veg-o-matic! And also the french fry cutter. Those first machines are still in service back home (although my Grandma is long gone!), and they will probably still be working a hundred years from now because they are so strudy-- not a bit of plastic on them, LOL!
He IS a good cook, and when he's in his muse; we really enjoy the fruits of his labor! But my Permanent Stainless 3 quart sauce pan is ruined and we will have to buy another
It probably doesn't help that my daughter now sells Cutco cutlery and is always trying to get us to buy more knives. Oh, that's right, I didn't mention the utensils, did I?
Last edit by Jenny P on Jul 31, '01