Overrated or handy
In reading the comments on the other thread and my experience last I realized that the people downgrading the faucet that you could use for hot water located at the stove either seldom or never cooked. I was fixing something and it was becoming much too thick before the grains in it were tender enough to eat. I had the option of heating a kettle of water or heating in the wave some water. I jerked ??? taking the measuring cup out of the wave and burnt the back of my fingers. If I had had one of those water sources that used really hot water while I might still burn my fingers I would hot have had to carry that hot water across the kitchen. For those of you that do not cook adding cold or cool water while cooking grains can change the texture and make them tough.
Wondering what things that many consider overrated that you found handy and why. Sometimes they are just more convenient so if that is the reason post it.
Edited to add that the pink swelling of my fingers is gone this morning.