Mrs Woog wrote a post about a Thermomix, a kitchen appliance so advanced that I hadn't even heard of it. Clearly Fibrotown needs to lift its game in the party plan/sales demonstration stakes. I commented that if I had such an amazing beast, it would no doubt sit in the cupboard, right next to my breadmaker. Gathering dust.
Last weekend, I had a conversation with a young friend about the wonders of her pie maker. She truly waxed lyrical, going so far as to show me evidence of the fabulous pies she had created and frozen for future use.
I confessed that I didn't have a wondrous pie maker. How, she wondered, aghast and amazed, did I make pies? I told her that I had a truly incredible kitchen appliance. Because I had this one appliance, I didn't need a pie maker, a pizza thingy, a pancake whatsy, a slow-cooker, cupcake whoosit, or, it has to be said, a breadmaker. Yep, one magic kitchen essential.
It's called an oven.
I know. I'm so old-fashioned.
What's your favourite kitchen appliance? Are you a gadget girl (or boy)? And, please tell me, which appliance gathers the most dust in your kitchen?
[image: hmmm, I would like one of these baking dishes from JanFairhurstPottery/etsy to put in my oven]