What a interesting visit that must have been! We take so many of our modern conveniences for granted, don't we? It's not until the power goes out that we realize how dependent we've become.
I did a survey of all the small, single-use appliances I had accumulated over the years when I downsized into my small house on the Cape 10 years ago. My kitchen is small and cozy, with minimal counter space and storage. So, I donated the microwave, toaster, and coffee maker, just to name a few. I haven't missed any of them for a minute, but I have developed an addiction to cold-brew coffee! Haha.
Thanks for sharing all the creative and useful ideas you learned about through your visit.