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lorace Original Post: Oct 09 '04,  11:26 am (Updated: Oct 10 '04,  11:13 am)           Reply
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Imagine this??? What if......

The world has reached the state where:

No more natural gas supplies!
Limited Power Supply!

Each home/apt is ALREADY equipped with:

- A/C
- Stove
- washer/dryer comb.
- Refrigerator
- Computer
- TV w/DVD or VCR

and A GOAT for the lawn.

Now, the Bad/Good news is that each living unit is allowed to buy THREE (3) SMALL APPLIANCES - (3) ONLY.

What (3)SMALL APPLIANCES do you imagine YOU would buy?

Lorace - have fun!

     
bonniesayers Posted: Oct 09 '04,  12:59 pm           Reply
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Nifty idea. I am waiting for The Gas Company to come today and turn on my pilot light for heat. We do not need it yet, but they get busy and do not wait for Novemeber when we will need it on occasion here in Los Angeles.

I would love these things in my house, and the three items would be

Microwave - my kid loves popcorn and micro bacon

Toaster - need my cinnamon toast and waffles, all those items that cannot be zapped in microwave

dishwasher - want one pronto!

We are behind the times since I have no DVD player, have never had a cell phone and clueless on how they work, finally got a video camera and really have not tried it out extensively, it is digital so think I wanted another kind so we could watch ourselves on tape.

I would like a generator just in case we ever lose power.

Maybe solar power is the way to go.

Bonnie

     
lorace Posted: Oct 10 '04,  11:12 am (Updated: Oct 10 '04,  4:27 pm)           Reply
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But, Carol - you were already allowed those three things.

What (3) Small Appliances would you buy?

lol

Lorace

ps - clues are in Bonnie's reply! (But, Bonnie, what dishwasher do you know that's a SMALL appliance? ROFL)


and I loved your reasoning.

     
pvreditor Posted: Oct 10 '04,  11:54 pm           Reply
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RE: Imagine this??? What if......

Hmmm... I take a couple days off and this happens!

I need a microwave oven; other than that, I'm set. I can make coffee and even toast on the stove, so I hate to waste choices on that.

Oh, one more: a crock pot. They make the best soups and stews.

So I have an available appliance to sell to the highest bidder. Any offers??

--Bob

     
lorace Posted: Oct 11 '04,  12:11 am           Reply
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What good choices.

Ah, yes, Bob and Leah and Bonnie - ye olde MICROWAVE. it's a must!

I want a MIXER, too - hate beating cakes, etc. by hand.

I'll leave my third one free for a while,too - maybe we can trade something off.

I'll sure miss the toaster, though. But I could do it in the oven, I suppose!

Lorace

Did anyone choose between VCR & DVD? I'd prefer a DVD, they don't take up so much room (the pictures, I mean) and I like the quality better. Nice of the gov't, though!

     
Steelfan Posted: Oct 11 '04,  6:02 am           Reply
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Hi Lorace,

I think after reading your post about 5 times, I understand what you are asking. Call me dense.

Electric Mixer- to keep my wife happy baking.

Blender- I love smoothies

I guess a Crockpot- we do a lot of slow-cooking

Nice post.
Kent

     
pvreditor Posted: Oct 11 '04,  8:44 am           Reply
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I would personally go with a VCR over a DVD player, unless it was a DVD recorder. I gotta have record capabilities.

Can I still have a guitar amplifier?

--Bob

     
Donnie013 Posted: Oct 11 '04,  11:51 am           Reply
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Hi Lorace,

Well! That surely is an interesting question. After reading the replies and giving this much thought, I've come up with my three SMALL appliances and why I chose them.

COFFEE MAKER . . . the drip kind. We love our fresh coffee but this also allows me to heat water for tea.

VACUUM . . . because no matter how modern a house may be, it still needs to be kept clean.

FOOD PROCESSOR . . . because processors usually come with a mixer, a blender and a slicing attachment.

Now, for one addition item that isn't an appliance but an obvious must. I should know after Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne ..... A GENERATOR!!

Donnie

     
pinkants Posted: Oct 16 '04,  3:32 pm           Reply
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hmmm...only three, eh? like donnie, i would definitely want a vacuum cleaner. can't stand all that dust and hair on the carpets! :)

now, does an oven count as a small appliance? or is that already included in "stove"? i'm not sure if you mean stovetop (like a range) or the whole stove & oven thingie. oh, wait! i know! i would like one of those all-in-one oven/microwave/toaster, please!

and lastly, i think i would need a hair dryer. i am much too impatient to have to wait for my hair to dry! hee, hee.

~lina

     
mountainhigh Posted: Oct 17 '04,  1:29 am           Reply
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With small appliances being the only choice that leaves out a hot water tank, a dishwasher, and a vacuum. Drats!

(So, I would have to choose definitely my coffeemaker (Senseo of course), a 16-inch oscillating fan for myself and a portable heater for my husband.

Between the VCR and DVD - as long as it was a recordable DVD.



     
lorace Posted: Oct 17 '04,  11:48 pm           Reply
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Quote: mountainhigh
With small appliances being the only choice that leaves out a hot water tank, a dishwasher, and a vacuum. Drats!
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Why, Kathy! I should have said that we all had Solar Panels to heat our water. Stupid oversight. lol

Thanks for keeping me honest.

Lorace

     
mountainhigh Posted: Oct 20 '04,  12:28 am           Reply
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Quote: lorace
Why, Kathy! I should have said that we all had Solar Panels to heat our water. Stupid oversight. lol

Thanks for keeping me honest.

Lorace


Oh thank goodness Lorace! Hot showers again!

:) Kathy
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