Originally Posted by goodgiver
I just love everyone's point of view. As for the dehydrator, it's one of my essential tools when it comes to making dried bread cubes in a jiffy for croutons or turkey stuffing. I can turn a whole loaf of bread into perfectly dried cubes in about 2 hours. Also makes killer beef jerkey and dried fruits and veggies...to put by when the season is generous and we can use in the wintertime.
My bread machine(s), I have 2, are my best friends. I have carpal tunnel and arthritis in my right hand, so kneading is nothing short of extremely painful. I use my bread machines to knead my dough and put it through the first rising. And to qualify my comments, I make ALL the bread products we eat in this house. We haven't bought commercially-made bread in too many years to count.
Now...the popcorn popper. Had an air popper that worked perfectly. However, air-popped corn is one step above shipping pellet styrofoam in our estimation. We have a Whirley-Pop popper that we cook corn on the stovetop. Awesome popcorn. It's the only way to go and uses so little oil it's obscene.
Just my take on some of the things folks have challenges with. Ain't it great that this world allows for differences?