Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicize the ones you have and don’t use, strike through the ones you have had but got rid of:
"I wonder how many pasta machines, breadmakers, juicers, blenders, deep fat fryers, egg boilers, melon ballers, sandwich makers, pastry brushes,
As a plain cook in a family who tend to be at the "food is fuel" end of the spectrum, I seem to have avoided impulse gadget purchases. Also I don't watch cookery programmes, read women's magazines or the lifestyle pages of middle class newspapers, so I've never felt I needed most of these things.
Gadgets that are not on the list that I own and regularly use: kitchen timers (I have 3 because sometimes I need to time more than one thing), George Foreman lean mean grilling machine, small electric hand whisk. I also have two fruit bowls, with fruit in them (also another fruit bowl that holds all my hair accessories.) NB The linked article is a spoof, but I think it does contain more than an element of truth. :)
Items that I own, use very very rarely, but when I do need it it's just right for the job and nothing else would do: pestle and mortar.
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