Well, it won't be the breadmaker, dishwasher, tumble dryer, rotisserie, electric carving knife, toaster, deep fryer, toasted sandwich maker, or electric kettle, because I haven't got one.
Doing without the washing machine, fridge and gas cooker will be a challenge, but one I'm looking forward to.
The freezer adds convenience, but we did without one for ages before; the vacuum cleaner is an appliance I don't enjoy using, but can't deny it's useful; and the iron I certainly shan't miss at all (anyway, I have a lovely flat iron should I feel the strange urge to press something).
No, what I shall be saddest to leave behind is something many might consider frivolous and unnecessary; a genuinely labour saving device that I use nearly every time I cook; a masterpiece of French engineering (strange, I know) that's worth every penny of the extra it costs over its inferior rivals (not that I got mine new, of course; in fact my first one came from a jumble sale for 50p and once I was hooked, the current one from an ad in the local free paper, brand new, from a woman who found it all a bit terrifying). Yes, everything it does I could do by hand, but it does it better and oh so very much quicker.
I shall try and add a photo later, and see how BlogPress performs at that. In the meantime, I'm sure you can work out what it is.
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