Noonoo88 · 06/09/2022 06:22
SILdidittoo · 06/09/2022 06:15
A Cricut machine, I've never taken it out of the box, I'm not a quick learner and the thought of sitting down and trying to figure it out is too overwhelming.
@SILdidittoo cricuts are actually surprisingly easy to use. Get on YouTube for some tutorials on the design space, you'll be creating all sorts in no time! I run my small business with one and it's indispensable 😊
Scepticalwotsits · 06/09/2022 06:40
Gingernaut · 06/09/2022 00:27
Steam mop - expensive to use, cumbersome and heavy to drag around. It's far easier to use a mop and bucket.
Carpet cleaner - used once and all the carpet fibres wrapped themselves around the brushes. It'll take hours to take the thing apart to clean it out.
We love our steam mop. But I guess if you had a heavy one then it wouldn’t be that great
dustofneptune · 06/09/2022 06:44
I bought one earlier in the year with this whole plan to make a new cover for my chair and finally shorten all my cool palazzo pants for the summer so I could wear them.
It’s now September, raining for the next 10 days, and the sewing machine is still in its box under my desk 😂
Also - resistance bands and various exercise equipment gathering dust in the corner. Should do something about that… (like dust them…)
Twopenny · 06/09/2022 06:49
I got a little sewing machine for my birthday in spring. Opened it up, spent five minutes reading the badly translated instructions with an increasingly furrowed brow, and decided I would wait til I had the headspace for it. Still waiting....
I'm not normally so useless but my downtime has been so precious this year that the idea of anything with a learning curve has 0 appeal
Patienceisntvirtuous · 06/09/2022 06:52
Slow cooker. Made a curry in it once in 2017. Was gross-and I am a pretty good cook!
(Faux) heelies. I had this fantasy of zipping around town in them. I am not sure what was wrong with me that day.
Fancy Laura Ashley decorative loo-roll coverer thingy. It sticks over the holder with velcro. Until you go to take some loo roll and then it falls off.
nottodaytomorrow · 06/09/2022 07:01
Hot tub! Spent a few thousand on it at the time. Used it for one summer- its such a bloody faff to maintain and doubt i could afford to switch it on now let alone heat the thing its a permanent pain up the backside feature of my garden and too much hassle to try and get rid of it really.
MintyChipton · 06/09/2022 07:45
Dyson hair straighteners. The dyson hairdryer is so good I don't need to straighten my hair and despite much YouTube watching and practicing I can't use them for curls. I end up looking like a king Charles spaniel 🙄
I do a few cursory sweeps after drying my hair with it so as not to upset DH who bought them for me!
EnjoythemoneyJane · 06/09/2022 07:48
Kenwood food processor, used twice. Bought for me (very thoughtfully, bless her) by my mum because I do quite a lot of cooking. But I don’t bake, and it feels like every other process I can do more quickly and cleanly by hand or using my little hand blender multi tool thing. I just CBA lugging a massive thing out onto the side, fannying about with the attachments and then spending ages dismantling and cleaning it all. Feels like something that gives you more work rather than less!
psychomath · 06/09/2022 07:57
Slow cooker for me too - was very disappointing as I cook loads of stews so thought it would be really handy, but I could just never get them to taste good so now it's gathering dust at the back of the cupboard. I've found a friend who's agreed to take it off me though.
Also my electric piano. To be fair I did use this loads for the first year I had it, but it takes up so much space that it's difficult to set it up in my current house, so i haven't touched it for years. Feel really bad though as it was a birthday present from my parents and i know they're expensive
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