I love the idea of simplifying every room in our home by removing those things that aren't used often in favor of a little more open space. I have really tried to de-clutter as I'm working through the house room by room.
When I redid the kitchen a couple of months ago I removed all the appliances off the main counter area placing them in cabinets with the exception of the coffee maker. However, I've noticed over time that there is one item we pull out almost daily...the toaster.
I managed to find a permanent spot for it next to the coffee bar and have renamed the little area, "Breakfast and coffee bar" (original, I know). Now the area functions much better for our families day to day living.
What about you? Besides the coffee maker, what is the one appliance you use the most?