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Modern Appliances

Discussion in 'Social' started by Seeler, Sep 10, 2017.

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Which modern household appliances do you value most?

  1. dishwasher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. microwave

    7 vote(s)
    43.8%
  3. freezer (other than the fridge freezer)

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. television

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  5. smart phone

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  6. computer

    10 vote(s)
    62.5%
  7. washer

    13 vote(s)
    81.3%
  8. dryer

    4 vote(s)
    25.0%
  9. other

    4 vote(s)
    25.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Seeler

    Seeler Well-Known Member

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    Reminds me of a joke: A group of girls were discussing what appliances they considered absolutely necessary in setting up housekeeping, when one turned to her elderly grandmother and ask: "Grammy, you've lived a long time and seen a lot of changes. What modern appliance did you appreciate most?" "That's easy," the grandmother replied. "Running water."

    But I'm assuming now that most households have some basics like heating, a stove, refrigerator, basic telephone (as well as running water and electricity). For myself I woould add air conditioning as a basic need in today's climate, but I realize that many people would be indifferent or consideer it a luxury.

    What do you consider absolutely necessary for your comfort and enjoyment of life? What is a luxury? What you wouldn't want even if it was given to you?
     
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  2. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    Left the elderly ladies pistis Sophia ... up roaring laughter? Rising spirits ... and so chi (X) leph Tus ... with the Dei after Mon Dais ... toute le mon ...
     
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  3. Mendalla

    Mendalla Crazy, spiritually mixed up gorilla general

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    Microwave, washer, dryer. Clean clothes and fast easy meals beats computers and smart phones, not to mention entertainment gadgets like TVs. Computer or smart phone would be next, esp. now that Internet is the cheapest, easiest way to keep in touch with my son in Ottawa.
     
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  4. Mrs.Anteater

    Mrs.Anteater no anteater, but German wild boar

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    I would agree with grandma and say running water and add indoors plumbing.
    Next would be washer, drying can be done on a clothesline or rack and an electric stove. Actually, the stove would come first. Then my heat pump. Ideally Run by solar panels( which I dont have. Next internet for a connection to Germany independent from time of day. Oh, I forgot a fridge. That would come right after the heat source.
    I don't have a tv. Well, having a car would be another necessity I would rate right around having heat.
    Freezer is nice to have, but one could do canning.
     
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  5. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    Microwave? Really? What do you use yours for Mendalla? We've never found much use for ours beyond baking potatoes, making popcorn (years ago, we've switched to an air popper), making hotdogs and bacon, and reheating dinner plates. We could easily live without them.
     
  6. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    With a list like that ... you could do without the extra chore of carrying it about?
     
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  7. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    Good poll Seeler, and a fun thread. I cast one of my votes for "other." In my family, one of the appliances valued most is a rice cooker.
     
  8. Mendalla

    Mendalla Crazy, spiritually mixed up gorilla general

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    Reheating. We cook enough for two meals on weekends and then reheat during the week. Reheating leftovers for lunch. Saves time when you can "cook ahead".
     
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  9. Mendalla

    Mendalla Crazy, spiritually mixed up gorilla general

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    Oddly, we used to do our rice in the microwave. Only recently got a rice cooker. Agree, though, that it is a very good addition to the kitchen. Could live without it, though, as long as I had a microwave, which is also multipurpose.
     
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  10. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    My rice cooker has arms and legs and goes by the book ... on kitchen activity ... as a guide!
     
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  11. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    I myself could easily live without a rice cooker too. Heck, back when I was a single guy I made Minute Rice on the stovetop. However, Yobo and my middle son love having a rice cooker. It certainly gets a lot more usage in our family than do our microwaves.
     
  12. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    You are a particular spot given all the Omni variance of god ... sowel stretched ... as gravid ... fecund opening for tribulation of thought? Should you trouble and concern yourself as Anis?
     
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  13. Seeler

    Seeler Well-Known Member

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    To each their own. One of my sisters seldom uses her microwave but keeps a big mixer on her counter ready for use. I use my microwave regularly - yes, baked potatoes, but also for reheating (like Mendalla). I cook two or three double meals a week and reheat. Also good dfor thawing if you forget to get something out of the freezer. And for preheating foods to go in the oven. Much cheaper than heating the oven for small quantities.
    Choice between TV and computer - I'll take the computer any day. I can't use WC2 on the TV.
    If I had a fourth choice it would probably be a dryer. Yes, I'd love to have a clothes line for bedding, towels, and a few other things, but I find many things have to be ironed if dried outside unless the breeze and humidity are perfect for drying.
     
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  14. crazyheart

    crazyheart tomorrow,tomorrow

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    I needed 4. washer/dryer and mike, TV ,computer
     
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  15. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    Mike ... like mike eL angel Oz?
     
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  16. Seeler

    Seeler Well-Known Member

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    It would depend on how good Mike is at doing household chores.
    :)
     
  17. ChemGal

    ChemGal One with keen eye

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    I would say landlines aren't all that common anymore.
    I would put microwave above oven, but if no stove I would want a hotplate at least. I don't put smartphone high up, but a cell phone would be. From your list my 3 would be microwave, computer and washer. I could make do with those & some type of phone for a while. Unless BBQing though, I wouldn't want to have visitors for a meal. I also do not like the idea of air drying good towels, they take so long and I feel like it can quickly become unhygienic. If I was going somewhere without a dryer - a cabin or something with a washer, I would pick thinner towels to use that would dry faster.
     
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  18. You just never know

    You just never know Blip, blip, blip....

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    If you put a bar of soap in the microwave it will expand to the size of a football. Or so I've heard....
     
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  19. Mrs.Anteater

    Mrs.Anteater no anteater, but German wild boar

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    Is that a new way of cleaning?
     
  20. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    It is for the big wash ... catharsis! Differs from anode Asian ...

    That east west thingy at the western Wahl ... some believe it separates philosophy from epi stem O'logy ... when zero logic takes over during extreme (politic) of motivation! Then all is lost as neigh Ms. who has you in Ur grip ... Ur Anis? An is a concern is some old linguistics ... like a lot of foreign intellect ... now lost to those wishing they didn't know ...

    Strange stuff ... rite?
     
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