Here's the advantage to purchasing appliances kids know how to use: they can do things for you.
The Keurig has to be one of my all time favorite inventions. I've had mine for over 2.5 years. I purchased it before all the hype at Target, Costco and Bed, Bath & Beyond. I bought mine while watching QVC one day. (yes, I used to watch this channel sometimes) I did not realize how this machine would change my life. To have coffee (or hot chocolate or tea) in under a minute?! To have any flavor you may want to have? Any brand?? Genius!!!! I admit that this machine, while it did get a lot of use, has gotten the most use in the last couple of months since I cannot do my Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks daily runs. And, it has saved me a ton of money as well!!!!
What is even better is that my Issac now loves to play barista and make my coffee for me. He knows exactly how I like it, with extra cream and 2 sweeteners. And, he takes such pride in making my coffee. He does a little dance and strikes up a conversation with me, just like they do at Starbucks. Only, I have no line to wait in and no one in front of me ordering a double tall decaf soy chai latte with sugar free hazelnut. When I want a refill, Issac is more than happy to take care of that as well.
I need to find more appliances that are kid friendly for my house. Maybe, I should have Issac make me some coffee and I should watch some QVC and see what other cool new appliances I can get for my house.