The news that an all-in-one hair-washing/conditioning/drying gadget has won an award in Britain for being the "Ultimate Time Saver" got us thinking. Single use appliances get a bad rap, and often with good reason, as many are cheaply made or designed to be novelties that are used once and stored away forever after. But surely there are a few diamonds in the rough? Share your favorites below -- and no Margaritavilles, please.
South Park mercilessly mocked the Margarita "frozen concoction maker" which transforms ice and a drink mix into…well, frozen concoctions, as being the ultimate in useless consumerism. But single use appliances can't be all bad…can they?
The Cuisinart DCC-1200 ($70.95) is the best-selling machine on Amazon, with reviewers swearing the taste is vastly improved over cheaper machines, while the Mr. Coffee CG13 12-Cup is one of the cheapest at $19.72, and it looks like you get what you pay for. Guess which style we have? (Hint: it's not the expensive one, but it's worked just fine for us so far!)
The electricity-free options are, of course, either instant coffee or the use of a French press. Which do you prefer?
We personally couldn't live without our electric kettle, which exists only to boil water, and could probably make a good argument for a waffle maker, despite not owning one. What do you think? Do you have a favorite one-use appliance not listed, or do you abhor them all on principle? Let us know in the comments.