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The Weekend Poll: Which appliances could you do without?

Nobody is suggesting you start to churn your own butter. But are there any common household appliances that you really wouldn't miss if they were gone? Feel free to nominate others in the comments below.

This is a non-scientific user poll. Results are not statistically valid and cannot be assumed to reflect the views of Washington Post users as a group or the general population.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  June 4, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  Home features , Poll , Weekend Poll  
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None of the above! I like my modern conveniences, thank you very much. :-) I was, however, very happy to get rid of the 1970s-vintage trash compactor that came with our house. Also my iced tea maker (teapot works just fine, thanks). And we don't own a toaster (toaster oven works fine + is more versatile).

Appliances that I need to get rid of:
- Breadmaker -- bakery down the corner has great stuff, and I have my pizza stone for when I want to do it myself.
- My big food processor (my Kitchen-Aid mixer does just about everything, although I do have a smaller grinder/chopper).

Appliances that still hang around for that once-a-year event:
- Coffee maker (don't drink it).
- Blender (used only for DD's periodic smoothie crazes).
- Crockpot (turns out DH hates most everything slow-cooked).
- Flambe torch (yes. really. my mom got it for me.)

Weird stuff I actually use:
- Pasta rollers
- Canning implements (need to get a "real" canning set!)
- Ebelskiver pan (kids LOVE them)
- Ice cream sandwich molds (ditto)
- Mezzaluna

Posted by: laura33 | June 4, 2010 8:17 AM | Report abuse

You left out the single most useless appliance of all -- the electric can opener.

Posted by: rashomon | June 4, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

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