Is there any better icon of modern American life than the humble toaster?
There’s a reason I call this appliance worth the valuable counter space it takes.
This common kitchen appliance is a descendant of the drink mixer, most commonly found in restaurants and drug store lunch counters.
While it has saved many cooks a lot of time, it hasn’t been quite as dependable as most of us hope for taking up that very valuable countertop space.
There are things a kitchen can do without, like rarely used tools or appliances. What else needs to be removed from the kitchen?
For my money, a slow cooker is a useful appliance. Although it’s not usually worth keeping on the countertop all the time, it is worth finding some storage space for when you’re not using it.
The one common element in a small kitchen is a lack of counter space and cabinet space.
A microwave is one of the most useful kitchen appliances you will ever own and well worth both the investment in money and in time, learning how to use it well.
Oh, the things you can do with a microwave.
The one common element in a small kitchen is a lack of counter space and cabinet space. That means you have to make careful choices, not only about what sits on the counter, but what gets stashed in the cabinet.