Appliance Whore

I have to admit. I have an appliance hoarding problem. I’ve hated cooking for most of my life so I’ve acquired many appliances that can make cooking simpler. At one point in my life I had/have the following:

some of the appliances that are in my apt right now

some of the appliances that are in my apt right now

  1. Vegetable Steamer
  2. Blender
  3. Magic Bullet Knock-Off
  4. AirPopper
  5. Waffle Iron
  6. Juicer
  7. Toaster
  8. Toaster Oven
  9. Crock-Pot (2)
  10. Mixer

This of course doesn’t include the standard kitchen fare of the microwave, refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher. Do you see how redundant that list is? Why would I need all of these things? (This also doesn’t include my group other types of appliances appliances).

There literally is an appliance or gadget for anything you want to cook. Go to a department store and you will see what I mean. Typically, these appliances aren’t easy to clean, they take up a ton of counter space, and they make a bunch of noise. As convenient as these appliances are supposed to make your life, I’m starting to think many of them aren’t even worth the trouble. I usually get the appliances because I don’t want to have to do so many dishes, but the dishes I have to do with the appliance are worse than just using the stove or oven instead.

My blender can do anything my magic bullet knock off can do and my toaster oven can toast anything my toaster can… and my regular oven can take care of the uses of both. Yes, some appliances are very useful and unique. However, I’m not really sure they are all worth it.  Get rid of some of this stuff, you will have much more room on your counter tops to do actual cooking.  For me, the toaster oven was the hardest to give up… but the counter space it cleared was more than worth it.

Don’t be an appliance whore. Cook the old-fashioned way: with love. :)