Expensive Countertop Appliances, are they worth the cost?
My wife and I were in a store over the weekend and they had a Vitamix person doing a demonstration. It seems like a very impressive machine, and we have a blender that was going bad, so I walked over to pick one up only to be taken back by the $400 price tag. We did not buy it there, but are still considering it as a purchase sometime down the road.
On a similar note, last night my wife asked me what I wanted for my birthday… it is a $200 Keurig Coffee maker (the 2.0 so it can make small pots too). She didn't think that would be too bad, but said that it would be a birthday/Christmas gift (my birthday is between Christmas and New Year’s.) I have been making my own pods for my senseo coffee maker for a while now, and my wife said that she would make me coffee, but she doesn't like making the pods.
However, it got me thinking about it, some of these countertop appliances are very expensive given their size and potentially limited use. Granted the coffee maker would be used multiple times per day as I frequently will have 2 to 3 cups in the morning and a cup after dinner.
Do you have any countertop appliances that were expensive given the potential counterparts? Do you think spending the extra money is worth it.