I love kitchen gadgets! Unfortunately, I don't have the budget or the storage space for them. These 2 are the kitchen gadgets I couldn't do without. The microwave comes in handy so often for warming leftovers, defrosting the hamburger meat I forgot to set out...all sorts of things. Plus I read somewhere that the microwave uses less energy than an oven. I like anything that will make my electric bill even a teeny bit smaller.
The Kitchen Aid mixer was a Christmas present years ago from my dad and step-mother. They bought me the extra large professional size and boy am I glad they did! I can make 3 loaves of bread in it at a time. It makes homemade pizza crust or pumpkin bread a snap. I use it at least once a week.
I have a small George Foreman type grill, but I can't use it. My kitchen has ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) plugs, and the grill blows them every time I plug it in! I can drag the huge 3 prong extension cord out of the garage, and run it from my dining room into the kitchen, but it's just not worth it. When I want to make hamburgers, I just fry them in a pan like my mother always did unless the man of the house wants to fire up the grill.
Other than that, the only gadgets I have are the coffee maker, toaster, blender and waffle iron (I'll have to get that out for breakfast in the morning). I don't like my counter tops to be cluttered and I don't have room in the cabinets for anything else so I think I've reached my limit on appliances. My can opener is a good old hand operated type and my food processor is a sharp knife.
Do you have lots of kitchen gadgets and appliances? Are they really worth the trouble of getting them out?