I hope you’ve discovered thrift stores. They’re not just for collectors. Many of my kitchen appliances have come—quite cheaply—from the resale shops. The toaster oven (gotta have one in Texas), Cuisinart ice cream maker, Cuisinart mini processor ($2.50—really!), salad shooter (aka poor man’s food processor), both of my slow cookers, and, OK, almost all of my waffle iron collection. Too many implements for me to remember, geez or even own, have come into my life via the thrift store. Do you need a bread machine? Depending on your requirements a used model may be just right for your kitchen and your budget. For almost whatever you need, I advise a trip to your local used goods outlet.
Appliance Theory May 12, 2009