My name is Fran and i am powerless over small electric kitchen appliances. I have three food processors in small, medium, and large; a toaster oven; a panini grill that does a good job with fish and veggies, and two slow cookers, one small and one huge.
At first glance, it sounds nuts. In our case, they make sense. I only use the oven if something just won’t fit in the above-mentioned inventory. Our household consists of one male human, one female human, and one canine male. The panini maker and toaster oven fit our needs for dry heat cooking pretty well. The slow cookers use a lot less energy than the oven, and are safer than cooking something on the stove top for a similar amount of time. The food processors? The big one was a wedding gift from my dad, still in service after 27 years. The two smaller ones were recent acquisitions. One is for salad dressings and smoothies. The other one is good for mincing and chopping.
Some of my toys will be put to good use when I cook dinner tonight. It’s feeling spring-like today, so perhaps some grilled salmon and asparagus are in order. Tomorrow will be rather rainy, so a small slow cooker of lentil soup will be on the menu.
Yes, some might see it as an addiction, But you can’t cook dinner in a pair of shoes.