I never really knew how much we used it, until it quit. Tomorrow will be a week without. The new one still won't be here for 4-5 days. I've learned that we use it more than I would like to admit, and I'm enjoying that I have no choice but to get creative now, and it's forcing me to make the time to cook even when we really don't have it. But on late nights like tonight, I still wish I had it!