Use It Or Lose It: The Bread Machine

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I have a monster hiding in one of my kitchen cabinets. It made really odd noises the one time I used it, but mostly it just sits there, taking up space and collecting dust, haunting me. It’s name is the bread machine. Perhaps you have one of your own?

My bread machine was a hand-me-down, and I knew as soon as I brought it home that I’d made a mistake. But hey, it’s hard to turn down free stuff! Turns out, it’s even harder to get rid of it.

Currently, the bread machine takes up half of an entire cabinet, of which I have a total of four (not counting the one under the sink). That means this beast of an appliance that I never use is taking up 1/8 of my precious cabinet real estate, and it has to stop.

This weekend, the bread machine monster is getting evicted. It might find a new home or it might not, but either way, it’s got to go.

I know some of you love your bread machines, and I’m certainly not trying to convince you otherwise. Maybe you don’t even bake bread in it, but you use it all the time to make dough. That’s fantastic! If you use it, by all means, keep it.

But I know there are others who share my situation. And if you do, I hope you’ll join me in ridding yourselves of the monster this weekend. Have you used your bread machine in the past six months? The past year? If not, it’s probably time to let it go.

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