Now that we live in such a global environment, there is nothing weird in admitting that we’re influenced by various cultures. Naturally, by being interested and learning about other countries' customs, habits, foods, and other things, we learn about their everyday life, and how it’s similar or different from our own. One of the most interesting, often talked about and compared places is the United States. Having this in mind, Reddit user @u/Ryrylx was curious to find out what are some of the things that non-American people have noticed and now are convinced that these items are in every American house.

Whether it’s picked up from shows or movies or seen in one of their travels, users online were quick to provide their answers to the question that received almost 48K responses. While some people reminded everyone of some American “classics” such as peanut butter or the variety of dressings and sodas found in one’s fridge, other users were fascinated by the garbage disposal installed in the sink and “washing machines where you put everything in the top”.

What are some of the things that you think every American has in their home? Leave your suggestions in the comments down below! 

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#1

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group Peanut butter

Honeyrose88x , chelsey.baldock Report

#2

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group Laundry dryer. In my country almost everyone dries their laundry on a wire outside, so the concept of a dryer is baffling to me. I only see them in American Movies & shows. Do majority of you have it or not?

Evening_Eagle , Mike Porcenaluk Report

Frando Bone
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Probably every house has both but it depends on where you live and the time of year whether you can line-dry or not. Where I live I can technically line-dry all year but can't do so when it's windy and dust is blowing.

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#3

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group Air conditioning

pinzi_peisvogel , Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine Report

Frando Bone
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Depends on where you live. I grew up in WA state, and it's not common there. I also lived in Alaska; no one has it in their homes. Where I live now, you wouldn't survive summer without it.

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#4

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group Every American household have a drawer full with random s**t (died batteries, screws, shoelace etc)

Firm_Ideal_5256 , Janet 59 Report

Ace
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You think this is unique to America? I've got news for you...

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#5

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group That garbage disposal thing I always see in shows and movies

Edit/update: In ten 10 hours, I've gotten nearly 20k upvotes and 317 replies. Some of you dudes and dudettes have very passionate opinions about your garbage disposals, I love it

dw87190 , Flammingo Report

Squirrelly Panda
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The proper use of a garbage disposal is for those food scraps that inadvertently gets in the sink during food prep or clean up. So convenient to turn on the tap. Run the disposal for a moment, and the mess is gone, theoretically won't clog the drain. Most food scrap should go in the compost at best, bin at worst, but it is nice to not have to muck about with cleaning a nasty drain strainer for the bits that make it to the drain.

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#6

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group Drywall....lots of drywall

JoeTisseo , Becky Stern Report

Eat Dirt Crow
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I mean, it's not like we have stacks of drywall just laying around the house. They're usually hanging around the walls and ceilings.

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#7

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group Fridge with ice dispenser built in

Fun_Accountant7632 , -JvL- Report

Squirrelly Panda
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We do like our cold drinks and our convenience. So, I guess I do resemble this comment.

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#8

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group Eggs *in* the fridge

lordfaffing , United Soybean Board Report

sturmwesen
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Isn't it because in the US they wash the protective layer off before sale?

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#9

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group Jeans

mongar82 , Lisa Zins Report

alias D.
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Made popular by working class for durability few hundred years later they come with holes already f*****g in them

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#10

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group Individual cans or bottles of soft drinks

LL112 , Brian Cantoni Report

#11

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group A gallon of milk in the refrigerator

bawalsakape , oddharmonic Report

Squirrelly Panda
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, we in the U.S. never have warmed up to shelf stable milk, and milk does go well with the cereal mentioned in another post.

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#13

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group Cereal

this_wise_idiot , Incase Report

Uncommon Boston
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is not any cereal in the photo. One a bag of 'Cereal Toppers', not sure what it is

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#14

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group Mac and cheese

getablkdog , Mike Mozart Report

Lisa H
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You ever try homemade baked Mac and cheese?? SO GOOD!

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#15

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group A garage fridge. Filled with beer and frozen boxes of c**p from Costco.

Shantomette , samantha celera Report

#16

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group A dishwasher.

SakuraUnicorn , Ann Oro Report

Sans Serif
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A dishwasher cycle can often be more conservative of water than hand washing and rinsing. A gallon or two versus quite possibly many more!

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#17

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group multiple different types of weird sauces

c_byum , Bev Sykes Report

LH25
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one depends a bit on how you define "weird".

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#18

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group microwave

Inevitable-Source827 , CJ Sorg Report

#19

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group A sofa that faces a studio audience

AlterEdward , Paragon Apartments Report

#20

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group Oh oh, the washing machines where you put everything in the top! This fascinated me when we visited the states. They’re huge!

Tired3520 , Michael Coghlan Report

Frando Bone
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

and they suck too...because they frequently go off balance in the spin cycle.

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#21

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group Just a literal block of cheese just chilling in the fridge. I'm certain they woke up randomly at 3am and go 'Omg cheese sounds good right now.'

AntarctMaid , Didriks Report

MotherofGuineaPigs
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Always have cheese n the fridge and peanut butter in the cupboard

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#22

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group A musket for home defence, just as the founding fathers intended.

Kung_fu1015 , Mark Ittleman Report

Nathaniel
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

T-shirts for everyone as you have the right to bare arms.

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#23

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group I’m convinced almost every american has a mountain of pillows on their bed

NoImnotadumbass , Andrea Vail Report

Firstname Lastname
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We have a mountain of stuffed animals instead of pillows. Much more cuddly.

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#25

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group Apparently americans are rather fond of Pickles and Peanut Butter. Is that a fair assumption to make?

Edit: I meant either or not both at the same time. ☠️

tree_of_lies , Steven Brewer Report

harpling
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's a maternity clothing store near me called "Pickles and Peanut Butter." The owner said that's what she always craved while pregnant.

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#26

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group Popcorn setting on their microwave!

someone_somewear , lisaclarke Report

LH25
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't use the pre-programmed settings. For some reason I just don't trust they will do what I want.

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#27

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group Those f*****g red disposable beer cups

Marginal_Beverage , Scott Brody Report

#28

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group Plastic bags

janonymous1234 , Twentyfour Students Report

Firstname Lastname
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Alternatively, an ever increasing pile of reusable and paper bags when people forget certain places have banned plastic bags.

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#29

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group Something that is individually wrapped that doesn’t need to be individually wrapped

kubrickie , Amy Ross Report

Frando Bone
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Compared to Singapore?? LOL They would individually wrap grapes if they could LOL

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#30

30 Things That Are An Integral Part Of An American House, As Assumed By Non-Americans In This Online Group One of those giant containers of orange ball food.

acid-nz , youngthousands Report

kim morris
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No, Utz is not a good brand, and cheeseballs taste rank.

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