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View Poll Results: What kitchen apparatus do you use most often?
blender 0 0%
food processor 0 0%
electric mixer 0 0%
coffee grinder/seed grinder 0 0%
toaster/toaster oven 0 0%
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#1 Old 01-11-2007, 10:03 PM
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The title speaks for itself. Which appliance do you get the most use out of?
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#2 Old 01-12-2007, 01:52 AM
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I voted "other", cuz Microwave wasn't on the list. My next most used appliance would be the Toaster Oven. Use the two together for a yummy veggieburger!

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#3 Old 01-12-2007, 01:57 AM
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Coffee grinder. I use it every single day. I find it impossible to start the day without a good cup of coffee, and I prefer to have my coffee made with freshly ground beans. So much nicer!

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Originally Posted by Kiz View Post

Coffee grinder. I use it every single day. I find it impossible to start the day without a good cup of coffee, and I prefer to have my coffee made with freshly ground beans. So much nicer!

Me too! I use my magic bullet about as much as my coffee grinder.
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I love the magic bullet!
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Other: Smoothie maker..... mmmmmm.

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I'd say food processor, then a tie for dehydrator and blender.
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And bottle opener isn't on the list why?

I'd say I use my food processor the most. I just wish cleaning it wasn't so pain in the assy.

Toaster and vegetable steamer would tie for second.

Microwave would come in dead last.

Oh! Got a One Touch Can Opener for Christmas that is quickly moving up the ranks. I love gadgets that make doing really easy tasks really, really easy.
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The cooktop?
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Either microwave or bread machine.
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Originally Posted by jeezycreezy View Post

One Touch Can Opener

But that's an old people tool

I would say microwave, although I use the crock pot a lot to make a bunch of food at once. Oh no wait, I'm going to say refrigerator.

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I voted coffee grinder / seed grinder because I grind my own spices. My partner has a toaster oven, and I've been getting a lot of use out of that. I'd say my most-used item, though, is something not on the list: a Braun hand-held goodie with three attachments: grinder/blender, immersion blender, whisk!
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I chose blender because that is the appliance that I'm using most often right now. Which appliance I use most often varies from week to week, depending on what 'kick' I'm on that week.

For example, this week I'm obsessed with smoothies, so I'm using my blender. Next week I may be obsessed with hummus, so I'd be using my food processor.
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I'll say blender because I make smoothies all the time.

Food processor and dehydrator come in second.
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I could not LIIIVVVVEEEEEEE without a toaster. Microwave would be a close second.
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Well, aside from the stove-top and 'fridge'? Hmmm.

I'm with Suesomon, I have a Braun hand-held immersion blender ('stick blender') that I like a lot, probably use a couple times a day.

Second would be a tie between my Cuisinart mini-food processor, which is insanely easy to clean and use, or my {{{hug}}}wondermous Zojirushi rice cooker.

The microwave would come in dead last.
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the only one i own on the list is a toaster!

Its so crap though. need a new one. doesnt toast things just warms it up a bit =S effort buying it though!
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Other...I use my vegetable steamer the most.
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I probably use the coffee pot a lot more than other gadgets. I prep veggies by hand, mash potatoes by hand and cook most everything on the stove.

I miss having a toaster oven, it was so handy.
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We use the toaster pretty much every day, with the immersion blender coming in at a close second. Third would be our rice cooker.
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Originally Posted by WonderRandy View Post

I voted "other", cuz Microwave wasn't on the list. My next most used appliance would be the Toaster Oven. Use the two together for a yummy veggieburger!

Same here. Microwave, toaster oven = the lazy person's kitchen appliances!

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Pampered Chef Food Chopper - I eat onions just about everyday.
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food processor. soooooo handy for individual-size smoothies and such. XD
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I use the hand-held mixer that TNS gave me. I quite possibly use my rice cooker more. It's a toss-up.
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I'm not an apparatus gal . I chop by hand, I make bread by hand, I only use the blender for rice milk (and only until the soy milk maker I won arrives!!).... I don't have a microwave... I'm so weird, LOL.

I voted coffee grinder, because, on this list, that's what I use the most. MMM... coffee....
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Darn it! I knew I would forget to list some appliances! I forgot bread machine, which I used to use almost daily but I haven't been in a bread baking kick lately so it has just been sitting there. I also forgot ice cream maker - I don't have one but I just ordered one and I'm super excited about it!

TNS - I got a handheld immersion blender for Christmas - what do you use it for so much? I have used it once for pureeing butternut squash soup, but I ended up with the soup splattering everywhere. Any tips?

by the way, my vote was for blender - I've been making a lot of smoothies. Coffee grinder has to be up there because I usually grind flax seed for my smoothies, and food processor is definitely a close third. Like stellar said, it depends what "kick" I'm on.

On a sad note -- I BROKE my blender today! Grrrrrr! My mom was helping me cook dinner and she needed the counter space, so I went to put it in a high cupboard and it fell and shattered into a million pieces. I could see this as a great excuse to buy a new blender though. I'd love a Vita-Mix but I don't really want to shell out $400. Anyone have a good blender recommendation?
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We don't have a microwave. nyah nyah

The coffee grinder is the most oft-used apparatus on the list, closely followed by toaster. I make coffee about 5 days out of the week.

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Colorful, I have the best luck blending thick purees with my immersion blender by keeping it submerged all the way to the bottom of the pot and sorta "stirring" as I blend. Do NOT bring it to the surface while it's on (blending), it will splatter!! Also, blending in a tall, narrow container (like the one that probably came with it) or a plastic juice pitcher works really well for smaller batches.

It does take practice to not splatter.

Uses? Today:

1. I blended strawberries into yogurt for my daughter.

2. Chopped a few nuts to go on top my cereal.

3. Blended flax and soymilk as an egg-replacer for cookies we were baking.

4. Blended the frozen-solid chunk of orange juice concentrate with water to make juice.

5. Whizzed up some garlic-basil-'butter' for garlic bread.

6. Whizzed together a ginger-garlic-pineapple-teriyaki marinade/sauce for the tofu.

Granted, I don't use it this often EVERY day but that's a pretty good example...

Oh, and I found out tonight that our microwave's been broken since before Christmas and I never even knew. So, the delimma now is - either we get a new one (that we'll rarely use) or just do without (which my kids are a little skeptical about).
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