Posted: Apr 4, 2008 2:35 pm
I only own one countertop appliance that plugs in. Senseo coffee maker I got for $15. I wouldn't call it indispensible, though. I'm gonna miss my roommate's blender when I move out, that ain't indispensible either.
Never did understand the allure of rice cookers. 1/2 inch of rice in the pot, fill with water 'til it's 1/2 inch above the level of the rice, bring to boil, throw a plate on top, reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes.
I really can't live without a cast iron skillet and a knife. I hate it when I don't have a salt and pepper mills, but have mashed peppercorns with an olive oil bottle in a pinch.