1. Julie Geoffrion

    My favorite kitchen tools are my daughters – LOL
    In all seriousness, the tools we use most is our Kitchen Aid, coffee maker, toaster and blender.

  2. I kind of put off buying a food processor for about ten years after we got married because, hey, my mom didn’t have one, why did I need one? Despite the fact that I am a way more adventurous cook and baker than she is, that I have more kids than she did, and that um… food processors didn’t exist until I was like ten years old. But then my husband decided to try one, and wow, I will never go back. Shred six cups of carrots for a carrot cake? Easy-peasy! Slice cucumbers, chop cranberries… man, I love it.

    I also use my coffee maker every day, the toaster a couple times a week, and my blender and electric hand mixer a lot (I’m resisting the stand mixer cuz I’m out of counter/cupboard space, but maybe one day…).

    • That’s funny – I put off buying a couple of my tools for the same reason(s), and my husband finally made the decision to just buy one. I really agonize over spending money. My husband doesn’t, but he does make sure to find the best deal he can. I think a food processor is the biggest time saver. I can’t imagine life without one.
      I know what you mean about counter space. There are a couple of things that I think would be fun to own, but I just can’t justify sacrificing space for them.

      • I will merrily spend money on books and movies and music and yarn, but all of those cost not much, under $20, usually under $10, and so they never feel like “big” purchases to me. But appliances — those I’m always like, “Oh, man, are we sure we neeeeeeeeed this?” And it takes my husband to go, “Yeah, let’s get one of these, I think we will use it a lot.” Hee!

        • Sounds like we have a lot in common. πŸ™‚ I never really dither over money spent on books, but a hair cut – they charge so much for those! Thankfully I have a husband who recognizes my needs and takes care of it. πŸ™‚

          • Haircuts! Bah. Humbug. Those are horribly expensive! At least, so I’m told — I haven’t been to a hairdresser since I was about 10, when I got a perm for the Christmas program or something. Usually my loving husband lops off about 4 inches every six months for me, to keep it waist-length, but last year I decided to see just how long it would get and am letting it grow and grow and grow…

            But yeah. I figure books and movies — you can enjoy them over and over and over again! They probably won’t need to be replaced ever because they don’t break much. But blenders? We’re on our 4th in 13 years. And our second microwave, second toaster, second coffee maker, second car — phooey on these things that break down and have to be replaced! Sure, they’re useful, but still… they’re not books. Hee πŸ™‚

          • And really as much as I love cooking and baking I would still rather read a book – so, yeah, they’re the better investment. I hate when all the mechanical things break down. It’s not only the bother and expense of buying a new one, but you also have to learn how to use it. At least with books if you can read that works for any of them. πŸ™‚

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