I was debating heavily with myself for the last days whether I should buy an electric rice cooker or not. Small electric kitchen appliances seem to be obvious candidates for spending money and cluttering your home at the same time, without getting any value back. I think there even was a "King of Queens" episode about that.
While I'm typing this, I'm waiting for a delicious cup of Jasmine rice to be cooked. The cooker won, because
- I'm still waiting for my complete kitchen equipment to arrive, I grew tired of eating nothing but sandwiches at home, and I wouldn't be getting something duplicate.
- I like rice, it's inexpensive and nutritious, but I wasn't eating it at home because I couldn't get consistent results on the stove.
- I really like the convenience of "set up and forget". Cooking it on the stove, I constantly had to watch the time.
- It cost less than $15.
Which appliances couldn't you live without, and what is catching dust in your attic?
I find my electric kettle indispensible. It's much faster and much more efficient than a regular kettle.
The worst would probably be my electric cheese grater...