The number of appliances and gadgets you can purchase for your kitchen is infinite. But the space to keep them undoubtedly is limited. Pull the plug on kitchen paraphernalia and make more space for living.
While browsing through a kitchen catalog the other day, it occurred to me that the number of appliances and gadgets that you can purchase for your kitchen is infinite.
There were deep fryers, power juicers, meat-ballers, fat mops, popsicle cake pans, tortilla bakers, corn bread skillets, pancake warmers, bacon presses, ice cream makers, corn steamers, grating mills, fruit socks, egg slicers, fruit ripeners, fruit wedge slicers, salad blasters, bean slicers, shish kabob baskets, bread buddies, and thousands of other kitchen-type things.
Yikes! It's no wonder that so many kitchens are bursting at the seams with stuff.
Want to increase the space in your kitchen? A sure-fire way is to get rid of the gadgets and appliances you never use.
Many of these types of kitchen paraphernalia are purchased on impulse. You see the item on a store shelf, or in a catalog, and you think that it might be very helpful. Then, you get home, use it for a few days, and the novelty of it all wears off. The item then generally gets a permanent home on your countertop or in a cabinet, where it gathers dust bunnies for the next 22 years!
- Give them the heave-ho.
I know. I know. You paid good money for that butter warmer and deviled egg tray. BUT, if you never use them, they're just taking up valuable real estate. Give them to a local charity. Perhaps someone else will make better use of them.
- Give it a second thought.
If you make bread all the time, you may want to buy a bread maker--and you may even actually use it. But the next time you see a gadget or appliance that you feel might be cool or nifty, ask yourself how often you're going to use it-- and be honest with yourself. Chances are, you're not going to eat heart-shaped waffles more than once a year. If you do, then that heart-shaped waffle maker may be just what you're looking for. But, if not, save your money and keep your available kitchen space free for something you're going to use all the time.
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