Originally Posted by mcnerd
If you put your bread machine away in a cabinet you will never use it and when you do you will probably not appreciate the results. Like many things, "love" and emotions go in to the regular use for the rewards to occur.
That's not necessarily true. Perhaps YOU forget/ignore what's in your cupboards, and fall out of love with the unseen, or have tons of counter and cabinet space to keep your gadgets and appliances at your fingertips, but that's not the case with everyone. Some people just do not have any available space on their counters or in their cabinets to house a behemoth like a bread machine without sacrificing valuable working/storage space. Just think of those who live in small apartments. They have the least space of anyone.
I am replacing kitchen cabinets and counter tops for a client, and the counter is 7'-6" long with a 33" sink in it. That leaves a total of 57" for workspace and storage space in her entire kitchen. Not everyone lives in big houses with lots of space, so lets be sensitive when someone says that they just don't have the space, because they probably don't. There's no need to heap unnecessary guilt on them.