NaBloPoMo wants to know if I have an appliance I can’t live without.
I have to say, the majority of people I spoke to said they can’t live without their dishwasher. When I tell people I got rid of mine in favor of more cabinet space, they look at me like I’m crazy and some even tell me so.
It takes us sometimes over a week to fill the dishwasher. We don’t have many pots and pans, so we reuse the ones we have all the time. We use paper plates and cups. By the time there are enough dishes to do a load, the food is so caked on, the dishwasher soaps are pretty much ineffective. If I’m going to have to wash out a pot anyway, why am I going to put it through a wash to solidify the stain and make it harder to clean?
See? I’m not crazy. (If you know me, you can stop laughing now!)
Another resounding answer was washing machine. When I moved out of my parent’s house, I lived with my brother. We didn’t have a washer and dryer for several years. I won’t lie.. It sucked having to trudge to the laundromat! Living without a washing machine wasn’t be the worst thing in my opinion. Most of the people I asked who said this have more kids than I do so I completely understand where they’re coming from.
The two appliances I own that I can’t live without would have to be my Keurig and my Toastation. The Keurig is a coffee pot. Even if you don’t own one, you probably know what it is. Almost everyone I know has one. I was talking to a friend a few weeks ago and she said she didn’t have one. I had no idea what to say! It was like finding a Yeti..
The Toastation is a toaster/toaster oven hybrid. GENIUS! I love this thing! The mozzarella sticks and english muffins are both toasted to perfection. I don’t know why more people don’t have this. When I know people are getting married, I recommend they put this on their registry. Save your counter space! Buy a Toastation! You’ll thank me! *end commercial*. 🙂
What appliance do you own that you can’t possibly live without?