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Let's Dish: What Kitchen Appliance Can You Not Live Without?

Let's Dish: What Kitchen Appliance Can You Not Live Without?

From spice grinders to immersion blenders, electronic appliances make whipping up sauces, soups, and soufflés a breeze. While many gadgets have a specified use, others, like the food processor or standing mixer, are versatile multitaskers. Whether it's the espresso machine that makes your morning coffee or the ice cream maker that freezes your frozen treats, everyone has that one kitchen appliance — the tool you rely on to make you a better cook — that you just can't live without.

So, spill the beans: what's the one kitchen gadget you cannot live without?


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GirlPaint GirlPaint 8 years
Espresso machine, microwave, Vitamix
stumbler02 stumbler02 9 years
It's a tie between my heat-resistant spatula, which I literally use for every single thing I cook, and my heavy nonstick cast iron pan, which I also seem to use for every meal.
Allytta Allytta 9 years
i can live without any. and i do :)
shaljg85 shaljg85 9 years
My food processor or my utility knife
Deadly-Lemur Deadly-Lemur 9 years
Sorry, my comment above got cut off somehow? It was supposed to say "I *heart* my tea maker."
Deadly-Lemur Deadly-Lemur 9 years
My iced tea maker is probably the appliance I use the most often. We drink a lot of sweet tea, usually have a couple different flavors in the fridge. My husband does a lot of the real cooking, but I always make the tea & the salad. I <3<3<3 my tea maker.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 9 years
Coffee maker!
roxyb roxyb 9 years
Oh! And my screwpull - I mean what's dinner without wine, right?
roxyb roxyb 9 years
My Kithenaid mixer - and my mini food processor.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Does a dishwasher count?
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 9 years
Food processor.
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 9 years
The oven would be an obvious one, but I'd also have to say the microwave. I reheat soup several times a week, cook egg whites in it every morning and steam vegetables in it almost every night. Also, I *could* live without my toasted sandwich maker; I would just prefer not to. :)
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 9 years
coffee maker, hands down
KatherineA KatherineA 9 years
First, my KitchenAid Mixer. Second, my Food Processor (also KitchenAid!),
rabidmoon rabidmoon 9 years
Haha, Shoneyjoe! Well..I must be lucky, the transformer I have just buzzes softly...I have had it about 6 years now, it hasn't let me down yet, even in Europe.. American stand mixer plugged into British transformer with European adapter on it. I really have to stop moving. :P
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
rabidmoon - when I was a student in England, my best friend (originally from Long Island) did the same thing with her KitchenAid. The transformer she had was loud and obnoxious (much like her - awesome!) and her housemates always complained. Thing is, they also devoured everything she made with that thing.
cjcoppola cjcoppola 9 years
My KitchenAid stand mixer.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 9 years
My cheap little red teakettle, and my not-so-cheap KitchenAid stand mixer...I actually brought it from the USA and use a transformer to power it here. (not only are the even MORE expensive in the UK but you can't find a black one, so I am glad I did!)
lrcaraway lrcaraway 9 years
definitely the kitchen aid mixer. when i got it for a xmas present, I thought it was a luxury and now i know it is a necessity.
hisbeloved2dth hisbeloved2dth 9 years
My rice cooker...i totally suck at making rice in a pot.
quitecontrary quitecontrary 9 years
My little Italian "Bialetti" espresso percolator. No more of that watery stuff!
nancita nancita 9 years
I don't know if it's an "appliance" really, but I LOVE my salad spinner. I hate wet lettuce, and the salad spinner just dries it like nobody's business.
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
My Foodsaver vac machine. I can make large batches of food, suck up individual portions, and freeze them for later. That thing has more than paid for itself. If anyone tried to take it from me, there would be some severe bloodletting! :)
sarah-lynn sarah-lynn 9 years
Oh I would die without my coffee maker!
lylpookie lylpookie 9 years
Tie between my KitchenAid and my food processor.
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