I haven't done one of these in a while and I'm 1)tired, 2)a bit down, 3) headachy so here we go with a meme.
Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicise the ones you have and don't use, strike through the ones you have had but got rid of, and colour the items you'd like to add to your kitchen arsenal:
I wonder how many... pasta machines, breadmakers,
juicers, hand-held immersion blenders, stand blenders, stand mixers,
deep fat fryers, egg boilers (I use a pan with water in it), melon ballers,
sandwich makers, pastry brushes, cheese knives, cheese domes,
salad spinners, griddle pans, jam funnels, meat thermometers, filleting knives, cleavers, mortar & pestles, egg poachers, cake stands,
(which doubles as a punch bowl) garlic presses,
garlic keeper jars, margarita glasses, tea strainers,
bamboo steamers, pizza stones,
(mine broke) pizza peels, coffee (spice) grinders,
(need 2 - don't use the same one on coffee that ya do on spices) milk frothers , piping bags, banana stands, fluted pastry wheels,
tagine dishes, conical strainers,
rice cookers, steam cookers, pressure cookers, slow cookers,
spaetzle makers , waffle makers, cookie presses,
gravy strainers, double boilers,
sukiyaki stoves, food processors,
(I really miss my big one though) ice cream makers
, takoyaki makers, fondue sets,
soda water chargers, and mandolines ...languish dustily at the back of the nation's cupboards.
(Several on here I want, but I don't know how to color stuff.) WANT a juicer, a good pressure cooker, a waffle iron and a soda water charger. WTH is a pizza peeler?
And to be OCD about it, the jam funnel should be put with the conical strainer because they're used together and YES, I use those.
The one funny old non-mechanical tool I have and have come to live is the egg slicer tool I inherited from my Mom. I use it a lot since I broke a modern plastic one 'cause I slice lots of eggs while making the cats' food. It looks like the all-metal one at the top of this image:http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-KITCHEN-UTENSILS-WEST-MARK-EGG-SLICER-ALUMINUM-POTATO-HOLDER-GERMANY-/151012272715?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2329086a4b