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Post# 925782   3/8/2017 at 21:19 (410 days old) by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

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Do you like small appliances? I notice some do, some see them as clutter.

My mom has never cared much for a lot of small appliances. She has only the things she really needs - a coffee maker, a toaster and a small deep fryer which is rarely used and a can opener. She has a stand mixer that was a wedding gift. I remember in the past she did buy a small toaster oven but never really used it. I think she also had an electric skillet at one point (or a few different ones) but never used them.

She knew so much about appliances though in general. She could tell you how GE cooktops had the upswept design and how she preferred a continuous clean oven. She could tell you when they stopped putting outlets on ranges. Or about vacuum cleaner designs. Or she would talk about her old Dormeyer mixer.

My grandmother had a few small appliances as well, namely a Sunbeam waffle iron, a Presto percolator (she had several) and in later years a few dollar store appliances namely a hand mixer and can opener. She also had a convection oven and I remember an old electric skillet.

My other grandmother is the biggest into gadgets. I think she has every kitchen gadget possible, a hand mixer, blender, chopper, deep fryer, toaster oven, can opener, food processor and some I probably forget. When I go to her house I see she's almost always gotten a new item and she'll say she saw it at Walmart or a garage sale and had to have it. LOL She does use them though.

If I had my own place I would probably have lots of gadgets too. I'd have a Kitchen Aid mixer and a blender at least and probably a warmer and skillet also.

Post# 925787 , Reply# 1   3/8/2017 at 22:25 (410 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I have

Every gadget ever invented...LOL, Well almost....I have around 600 to 800 mixers of all kinds, I need to count to see just how many,, all kinds of waffle irons, skillets ,deep fryers,toasters etc....

Post# 925827 , Reply# 2   3/9/2017 at 09:43 (410 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Oh lordy... I could fill the garage with small appliances, given the chance, 'cause I love 'em all!   Mixers are a favourite of mine also, but I have nowhere near the collection Hans does!  I guess coffee makers and blenders are tied for second place, then I guess toasters and waffle irons win third.  


For some reason, my father is a gadget nut and that is probably where I got it from.  Whereas my mother would scream and howl if I brought home a toaster oven or frypan or can opener from a yard sale, my father would examine each find and make his comments and observations about how the 'new' item was different from one I may have already had.  His all-time favourite small appliance is and will always be the electric egg cooker.  We had an old McGraw Edison one when I was a brat and when it quit on us, he was frantic until we found another one!

Post# 925828 , Reply# 3   3/9/2017 at 09:55 (410 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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600-800 mixers!! OMG.

Post# 926142 , Reply# 4   3/11/2017 at 01:29 (408 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

I like Blenders,food processors,electric skillets,and mixers.Don't have a large collection,though.Not enough space-most of it taken up by vacuums!!Would those be "small" appliances?

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