Hi everyone. I'm a working dad with a lovely wife (who admittedly doesn't know her way around the kitchen but is starting to!) and two little kids who are still fairly limited in what they eat, so far. We have a small kitchen, no microwave. Electric stove (unfortunately, but I have to say not as bad as I thought it would be). Since we rent and don't own, we haven't had an opportunity yet to seriously mull over what might be our ideal kitchen. We make do with what we have, though I do enjoy the perks of owning a few toys, such as our Breville blender and juicer. I also own an ancient Cuisinart DLC-7 -- which I bought new when dinosaurs still roamed the earth. Speaking of which -- if anyone knows where I can get a solid quality replacement bowl and cover, I would be grateful. What else can I tell you -- we do our shopping at Whole Paycheck and Trader Joe's mostly, though I personally prefer the local Co-op.