Janet, I never knew
glad I don't have an egg cracker!
I must be a gadget geek. Have lots, some I've bought, some I got as gifts, some are from my Mom's stash when I cleaned out my parent's home after she died. Collect them like vacation T-shirts.
Which brings me to DaveSoMD's dilemma: no user manual for the Bread Machine. Dave, check the manufacturer's website; you might be able to get a downloadable manual that you can print. Or search the web for their customer service number; they might mail one to you.
And for all of my kitchen toys? I do use most of them. But can't get my DH's love for the air-pop popcorn maker (we ended up getting rid of it) and rice steamer. Yeah, I do use that one. My personal favorites are my mandolin, bread machine (although I use it mostly in the "dough" mode and do the final raise and bake in a bread pan or on a stone), and my Nordic Ware scone pans (so
much better than baked on a sheet!).