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I don't have a ___ in my kitchen and I don't want one.

The other day, my FIL was marveling over some kitchen gadget I was using, and he asked me if there was anything I didn't have. Well, of course. But when he put me on the spot, I couldn't think of anything, because the things I don't have are things that I don't particularly want. So nothing big came to mind.

Not that I'm swimming in riches or anything, but if there's something I want, it goes on the Amazon wishlist, and I start shopping prices, and I check the discount stores. If it's something I really want, eventually I get it. Maybe a year down the road, but I've been on this road a lot of years, so I've got a lot of stuff.

But now that I think about it, there are a few things that a lot of people might have that I don't own.

Top of the list is a bread machine. I also don't have an electric can opener. Or an electric wok. Or a George Foreman grill. Or a toaster oven. Or a fondue set.

And there are probably a multitude of gadgety things that I don't have, like a strawberry huller or an oyster knife.

So what kitchen things do other people have that you don't have AND you don't want.

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