Look around our house and you’ll see that today, we have a microwave, rice cooker, crock pot, food processor, toaster. But we don’t have a kettle.
I kept telling T we’d buy a jug once we settled in. It’s been six months. No jug.
It’s one of those purchases I’ve been putting off because, really, do we need one? We certainly don’t have the room. There’s no cupboard space to store it, let alone counter space. The only reason we’d use it is to make hot drinks. Which is a pretty rare occasion. And the microwave does nearly as a good a job of heating up water.
We’ve lived without a lot of appliances over the years. A toaster, microwave, kettle (usually all at once). All the other things I mentioned in that first paragraph which we now own are relatively new to us.
Maybe you use your blender on a daily basis. Maybe you can’t live without your George Foreman grill. Everyone has different needs. For me, it’s my rice cooker. I love that thing like a child. A kettle, not so much.
Am I nuts? Is a kettle an absolute necessity? What have you made do without?