Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Five: Household Applicances

Sally at the Revgals is in an domestic state of mind this morning, and asks us the following about our home appliances:

1. What is the one appliance you simply couldn't be without?

Coffee Maker Coffee Maker Coffeemakercoffeemakercoffeemakercoffeemakercoffeemaker. In a word (or two), our coffee maker. We recently had to replace the fancy one we got at our wedding but the new one works just fine. And we've started grinding our own beans too, which is fun. We both have a growing appreciation for fine coffee!

2. What if anything would you happily give up?

You know, I can't think of anything because where there are things that I would happily give up, I tend to give them up. It took me a little while to get used to the idea that we should have a meat slicer, but now that we have it and have used it a couple of times to turn roast beef or ham into good sandwich meat, I can see the value.

3. What is the most strangest household appliance you own?

Our strangest household applicance might be our popcorn maker, which isn't really an appliance at all, I guess. It's one of those stove-top poppers with the crank that you turn, and it makes the best popcorn in the whole wide world. No microwave popcorn at our house!
We also have an ugly ice-crusher that we never, ever use, but still keep because it's a tie to a dream we have to build a functioning bar in our basement someday.

4. What is the most luxurious household appliance you own?

We have a creme brulee torch. This is because creme brulee and I are a match made in heaven, so we thought we should have the wherewithall to make it ourselves.

5. Tell us about your dream kitchen- the sky is the limit here....

6 comments:

Barbara B. said...

I'm not sure where I got this impression... but I have the feeling you like your coffee maker. :)

Processing Counselor said...

You can also use that torch to fix jewelry!

Mandy said...

LOVE that kitchen!! and you serioulsy have a meat slicer?? I am soooo jealous!

Purple said...

Great kitchen. I have always wanted a "kitchen torch"...it would be fun to play around with...well with food of course.

Crimson Rambler said...

when we lived in London, I had a 'torch' attached to our gas cook-stove. I think technically it is called a "salamander"...great little widget it was for making the top all bubbly on all sorts of dishes.

Jan said...

OOps--I forgot completely that daughter MJ gave me a creme brulee torchette for Christmas. I love to buy little dishes at Whole Foods, so she thought I'd want to use it. Haven't yet.