So just for shits and giggles, imagine the grid is down, and will be for an extended period of time. What do you have on hand, or what would you buy to replace some of the appliances you have become accustom to? Here is an example of replacing a stand mixer or blender.
Also a good exercise if you are considering going off grid. Even with an alternative power source you are probably going to try and conserve that resource. Do you know how to make toast without a toaster or bake bread without an oven. Obviously without electricity they wouldn’t work.
I’m Not saying anyone is stupid, just we have a tendency to take shit for granted. Besides with all the shit going on in the world and mother nature giving little warning, you just never know when the fore thought could come in handy.