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View Poll Results: How Many Small Kitchen Appliances Do You Own?
1-3 2 9.52%
3-5 0 0%
5-7 5 23.81%
10+ 14 66.67%
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:27 PM   #61
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I don't see why the source of the appliance's power is part of the definition. If you have an electric pasta maker it's an appliance but if it's a hand crank model, it isn't? Makes no sense.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:33 PM   #62
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Well, we have a hand crank pasta macine too, which certainly makes it easier to make pasta noodles, ravioli and lasagna sheets, so....

And then there are mandolins, handheld and countertop. Where do we draw the line?

French presses, espresso stove tops? We have both of those too.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:41 PM   #63
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espresso stove top

medtran... whassat?
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:44 PM   #64
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Too many..........
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:20 PM   #65
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I think a small kitchen appliance is a modern labor-saving device that is powered by something other than a human being. I wouldn't call a potato peeler or a rolling pin an appliance.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:15 PM   #66
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...I wouldn't call a potato peeler or a rolling pin an appliance.
Those are tools.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:50 PM   #67
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As per Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_appliance

"Home appliances are electrical/mechanical machines which accomplish some household functions,[1] such as cooking, cleaning, or food preservation."

... granted, they're not talking about "small appliances", so you interpret as you see fit.
Nothing's being said here about the 'means of power', ie gas, LP, battery, etc.
IMHO, even as a manually powered appliance, it's still a "small appliance", I mean that's all they had back in the day, right?
*shrug*
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Old 04-16-2018, 03:37 AM   #69
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espresso stove top

medtran... whassat?
It's a 3 part coffee maker that you heat on the stove. There is a top part, which is where the coffee ends up, that screws onto a bottom part, which is what you fill up with water, with a sort of stemmed basket with tiny little holes that fits inside the bottom part, which is what you put the ground coffee in.

https://www.amazon.com/Espresso-Coff.../dp/B01HFH8D90
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It's a 3 part coffee maker that you heat on the stove. There is a top part, which is where the coffee ends up, that screws onto a bottom part, which is what you fill up with water, with a sort of stemmed basket with tiny little holes that fits inside the bottom part, which is what you put the ground coffee in.
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I think a small kitchen appliance is a modern labor-saving device that is powered by something other than a human being. I wouldn't call a potato peeler or a rolling pin an appliance.
Here's an excerpt from a Wikipedia article:

"A few gasoline and gas-powered appliances exist for use in situations where electricity is not expected to be available, but these are typically larger and not as portable as most small appliances. Items that perform the same function as small appliances but are hand powered are generally referred to as tools or gadgets, for example a hand cranked egg beater, a grater, a mandoline, or a hand-powered meat grinder."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_appliance

I think if the title of the thread was named "Small Electric Appliances" it would have solved the issue.
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Argh... I've tried 3 times to post a comment and each time I hit submit my power goes down.

Been flashing up and down faster than the proverbial toilet seat in a co-ed dorm!
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:23 AM   #73
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Those are tools.
So are thermometers.
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:36 AM   #74
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On the counter - toaster, toaster oven, coffee pot, blender, and mini food chopper
on cart in my pantry that I can wheel out when needed , lg food processor, kitchen aid mixer,
On shelf in pantry ; waffle maker, bullet blender, hand mixer, pasta machine, lg and small crockpot, bread machine, food dehydrator, Food saver vacuum sealer, ice cream maker and a deep fryer. electric knife. Oh and a microwave.
Wow!! You don't realize how much you got till you get looking at it.
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I had to edit my list multiple times because I kept remembering something else.
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Argh... I've tried 3 times to post a comment and each time I hit submit my power goes down.
Maybe you're using too many small kitchen appliances simultaneously?
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Thank You - I will sleep wiser tonight.
In your case it is a snout top...if you get three dragonettes going you could have a fancy tripod model...okay, back to my cave
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I now have a vacuum sealer, they were on clearance and I got it for half price with a stack of 100 - quart bags.
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