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Post: # 229350Post paul123456 »

hello there ,

how many has your household got , and how many do you really need and or use ?
How many could you get rid off , and why did you buy them ?
Example egg cooker , nail dryer , hair dryer , etc etc ,

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Post: # 229364Post baldybloke »

Unfortunately I probably still have too many but am questioning my need for some of them. Some I have passed on to friends whilst others have ended up at the recycle centre when broken, not to be replaced. I have recently undertook a home energy measurement course with the OU which highlighted the consumption of some appliances. With this information I have identified the worst offenders and only plug them in when needed. However some appliances, I believe, are essential to modern living and some I just can't get around to parting with.
Essentials include central heating boiler pump, fridge, freezer, lighting, oven. Non essentials that I can't seem to part with, would be computer, TV (DVD player, freeview box), Hi Fi, breadmaker, toaster, microwave, powertools etc.
As for the hairdryer I have one somewhere but have so little hair that it never gets used.
Has anyone seen the plot, I seem to have lost mine?

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Post: # 229365Post Thomzo »

Hmm let me see....

Q. how many has your household got? A. Far too many.

Q. and how many do you really need and or use ? A. Not many.
Q. How many could you get rid off? A. Most of them.
Q. and why did you buy them ? A. Seemed like a good idea at the time. :roll:

But it doesn't stop at electrical appliances. I also have a pasta maker, an apple peeler, a mandolin slicer ......

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Post: # 229370Post Milims »

Lots and can justify and use them all - or i doun't buy the! What would be the point otherwise?
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Post: # 229376Post Mrs H »

I'm with Milms on this one!! I can think of one that is never used!! I'm sure if I had to I could do without many of them but they speed up so many things!! Think how long it would take you to bake a batch of buns with no mixer?!? Xxx

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Post: # 229379Post oldjerry »

Perhaps the question shouldn't be do you use them all,but rather What d'you do with all that time you save?

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Post: # 229393Post Milims »

oldjerry wrote:Perhaps the question shouldn't be do you use them all,but rather What d'you do with all that time you save?
Learn a new way of using them :wink:
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Post: # 229409Post gregorach »

I have to admit I don't use the oscilloscope very often, but it's one of those tools - when you need it, nothing else will do the job. You can take my hand-built valve hi-fi when you prise it from my cold, dead hands... Same goes for the brewing boiler. The pressure cooker / autoclave I could live without, but it's so efficient that any alternative would be a step in the wrong direction. And I wish I had space in the kitchen for a microwave, because they're so much more energy efficient than any other form of cooking. I probably don't need two kettles, but having the small one means I can boil exactly the right amount of water for a single cup of tea.

At the moment, I'm wrestling with the question of buying another fridge, for lagering purposes...
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Post: # 229420Post greenorelse »

Hang on... a nail dryer? WTF? Do people really keep their nails in damp places? If so, how does a dryer get rid of the rust?
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Post: # 229440Post gregorach »

greenorelse wrote:Hang on... a nail dryer? WTF? Do people really keep their nails in damp places? If so, how does a dryer get rid of the rust?
LOL. I'm pretty sure a "nail dryer" is for drying your nail varnish (on fingernails, you know?), not your carpentry fasteners. :wink:
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Post: # 229451Post sleepyowl »

I don't use the George Foreman grill, or the sandwich toaster, but everything else gets used. They were given to us.

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Post: # 229605Post JulieSherris »

Hmmm... let's see....

Washing Machine & Leccy oven. Kettle & toaster. Fridge & freezer.
No microwave, I hate them. I have a mixer, but prefer to mix & knead by hand - only takes a minute or two, unless it's egg whites & then yes, the mixer gets used!

Then there's the TV & Sky+, the PC, phone charger, hair dryer & bedroom table lamps.

Very rarely used in the living room is the hi-fi, the PS3, the TV & the Wii.

Then there is the stored slow cooker & bread maker - NEVER used, but received as gifts, so reluctant to give away or sell on :?

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Post: # 229610Post Green Aura »

greenorelse wrote:Hang on... a nail dryer? WTF? Do people really keep their nails in damp places? If so, how does a dryer get rid of the rust?
gregorach wrote:LOL. I'm pretty sure a "nail dryer" is for drying your nail varnish (on fingernails, you know?), not your carpentry fasteners. :wink:
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As we're all electric there's not much we could do away with, but i haven't used a hair dryer in over 20 years and I believe the ONLY nail dryer I've ever used is a towel.

We do have a bread maker that's been unused for about 2 years - not sure why we keep it really.
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