Kitchen Counter Top Not Enough

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Kitchen Counter Top Not Enough

Postby tankee » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:45 pm

Microwave Oven
Electric Kettle / Airpots
Rice Cooker
Slow Cooker
Air Fryer / Deep Fryer
Sandwich Makers / Pop up Toaster
Food Processor

kitchen appliance getting more & more ....

but kitchen size getting smaller & smaller ....

Are you facing counter top not enough? :cry:

come share how you address this :wink:

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Re: Kitchen Counter Top Not Enough

Postby 路人甲 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:26 pm

I will be moving back to my old place once renovation is completed though staying with my sil/bil has been quite fun.

I gave away extra pieces of electric appliances, cups, bowls etc and keep only the few pieces I always used and I love to cook.

Maybe I am older now and not go gaga over the latest gadget so my new kitchen is going to be cleared of clutter and I would be most happy to see much of my table and kitchen countertop.

To me, it doesn't make sense to spend so much money on the latest gadgets which eventually turn into white elephants and always complain about having no money for kids' education/tuition.

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Re: Kitchen Counter Top Not Enough

Postby Coolkidsrock2 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:38 pm

Yes, agree that wet kitchen is getting smaller.

I only have a rice cooker, kettle (my mum prefers this to an airport), a tanyu pot and a microwave oven on my kitchen counter top. Been systematically giving away toasters, juicers to ex-maids when they went home.

Will replace the microwave oven with a steaming oven when it breaks down. Maybe can do away with a rice cooker as well then.

I check through my things almost every quarterly and will give away those are not in good shape.

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Re: Kitchen Counter Top Not Enough

Postby Funz » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:08 pm

You said it man. But from your list of stuff, some can be combined

I have a steam oven so no rice cooker or electric steamer. Cook rice in microwave oven, steam on stove or microwave oven as well

No deep fryer, eat more grilled or baked stuff (healthier), if need deep frying, fry on stove

Toaster oven used for toasting bread and heating up some stuff, so no pop/bread toaster/sandwich maker.

No slow cooker either, I prefer to use the stove.

No juicer but I have a small chopper, a food processor and a blender.

I have a cake mixer but if you are not so much into baking, a blender can double up as a mixer.

But I have a breadmaker, a waffle maker, a table top convection stove, a nespresso machine. I am thinking very hard whether to get a Kitchenaid since aside from being a mixer, it can knead bread, has attachments for making pasta. And what I really need now is a bigger fridge.

Well the other alternative will be to get a bigger house. :rotflmao: :moneyflies: :moneyflies: :moneyflies:

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Re: Kitchen Counter Top Not Enough

Postby b2b3m4 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:13 am

tankee wrote:Microwave Oven built in
Toaster use oven (also built in) or just put over the grill pan
Electric Kettle / Airpots Have, sits at a corner near the cabinet with tea bags / coffee / Milo
Rice CookerI use my small thermal pot
Slow Cooker I use thermal pot, no slow cooker
Air Fryer / Deep Fryer dun use, if needed, use a small deep pot, works the same. no deep fryer also mean less deep fried food
Steamer use whatever woks or pots at home
Blender Braun multi purpose hand held blender, mixer
Sandwich Makers / Pop up Toaster dun have
Juicer dun have
Food Processor use the same Braun blender
Mixer KA put in cabinet, taken out when needed

Before hub allow me to buy any new gadgets, i have to find a place in the kitchen or else its a no go. Like buying car in Japan, no parking lot, no car.

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Re: Kitchen Counter Top Not Enough

Postby cherrygal » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:57 pm

Microwave Oven - Yes, built-in (want to get rid of this and buy a conventional oven, but it is still strong and surviving)
Toaster oven - Yes, built-in (no need pop-up)
1 Airpot, 2 thermos flasks, 1 glass water jug - Placed in a corner with the milk formula
Rice Cooker - No need, use Happycall Pot cook on stove
Slow Cooker - Have 3 but kept inside cupboard. Only use a huge thermal pot.
Deep Fryer - Yes, placed in one corner
Steamer - Yes, placed next to airpot and juicer
Blender - yes, next to steamer
Waffle Maker - Yes but kept inside cabinet (occasional use)
Juicer - Yes, next to airpot

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Re: Kitchen Counter Top Not Enough

Postby sleepy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:55 pm

tankee wrote:
Electric Kettle (to boil water)
Steamer (for steaming dishes & rice)

Sandwich Makers (only to toast tuna bread once in a blue moon, mostly keep inside cabinet)
Toaster (only to toast cheese bread or wedges/hash brown, mostly keep inside cabinet)

That's ALL the appliances I have in kitchen plus fridge :wink:
Besides appliances, I have 3 metal pots for hot water to cool down, before transferring to another 3 water jugs

Not a savvy SAHM so don't know how to bake or 炖汤 :sweat:

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Re: Kitchen Counter Top Not Enough

Postby heyhoe » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:31 am

Microwave Oven (Have an oven with steamer/grill/bake and microwave function).
Toaster (No need since the oven can bake)
Electric Kettle / Airpots (Kettle on stove, once boil put in normal airpot)
Rice Cooker (Yes)
Slow Cooker (Yes, but kept in the kitchen cabinet)
Air Fryer / Deep Fryer (Don't have). Seldom eat fried food. Usually will bake/grill.
Steamer (No, use my oven but still prefer the traditional way -faster)
Blender (Yes, but kept in the kitchen cabinet)
Sandwich Makers / Pop up Toaster (Don't have)
Juicer (My blender and juicer are together so put in the kitchen cabinet)
Food Processor (Don't have)
Mixer (Kept in storeroom, as only bake once in a while)

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Re: Kitchen Counter Top Not Enough

Postby Dora1 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:49 am

I only have 3-in-1 Microwave/convection/grill, kettle/thermal flask, thermal pot and rice cooker in my kitchen. Steaming is fitted on the wok.
The rest of the gadgets: air fryer, mixer, juicer, sandwich maker, etc all inside the storeroom. I have small foldable wooden table from Ikea that I use to put all these gadgets when I need to extend my table top space.

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