Do you keep your counters completely clear?
I've read a few comments where people say they keep their counters completely clear unless they are currently using the toaster, mixer, coffee maker, etc. That is NOT my reality at all and I'm wondering if I'm the only one who keeps thing out all the time. In our former home and this one we have 2 coffee pots that are used on a daily basis that will always be out. I always have a bowl of onions and garlic that are kept out on the counter. I have a crock of wooden spoons that are out. My KA stand mixer has always been on the counter because it's too darn heavy to be moving it around whenever I want to use it. And from one day to the next I can picture various other things that might remain on my counter temporarily...cookbooks, fruit, baked goods.
Maybe I just have a smaller kitchen than most others but I honestly don't remember a day that my counters were completely clear and although our current kitchen reno will provide so much more counter space, I don't see that changing. Just curious...what stays out on your counter regularly???