Shopping for your kitchen tools and gadgets can be exciting, especially if you love cooking. However, nobody wants to reach home only to regret some of the things they’ve bought. After all, that’s a waste of money, not to mention space in your kitchen if you do decide to place them somewhere. That said, how does one know if an item is a must-have or a waste of time? That will depend from person to person. However, we’re going to help you figure it out!
In this article, we’re going to share common kitchen items people regret buying that you should avoid getting:
1. A Toaster
Now, you may be wondering why a toaster is on the list of “do not buy?” Isn’t it a must-have for many households? It sure is! What we’re talking about is the pop-up toaster. While that’s useful sometimes, you’re much better off purchasing a toaster oven. Not only does an oven toaster do what a pop-up toaster does, but it can also do many more things like warming up leftover food and grilling steaks!
In other words, an oven toaster is much more versatile, giving you an excellent bang for your buck and keeping your kitchen countertop free from too many gadgets.
2. Coffee Mugs
Much like the toaster advice, you may now wonder why a coffee mug is a “regret.” Coffee mugs themselves have done nothing wrong. They help ensure your drink stays hot and your hand safe from the heat. Unfortunately, they’re often treated as collectible, leaving kitchens looking like a warehouse of coffee mugs.
What we’re saying is that there’s nothing wrong with buying coffee mugs. Just don’t waste your money buying coffee mugs you don’t need! If you do have too many, consider selling or donating them.
3. Nonstick Cookware
Nonstick cookware has been praised for its ability to keep the food free from the perils of sticking to the cooking surface. Unfortunately, there’s a drawback to using nonstick cookware. At around 500 Fahrenheit, the nonstick substance can emit toxic fumes that can get you sick.
To avoid this, we highly recommend that you purchase stainless steel cookware instead. They can also be made nonstick using oils or cooking spray, and they are much more durable and safe to use!
4. Custom Glassware
Much like coffee mugs, glasswares are quite the same. With so many specialty and custom glassware available, you may quickly find yourself buying glassware you don’t need. In fact, you may think you need different glassware for different purposes when in actuality, you don’t need that many glass products.
To ensure you do not get overwhelmed by the hordes of glassware, stay away from purchasing specialty and custom glassware. Rather, stick to buying multipurpose options instead. This can include your typical beaker and break-resistant stemless wine glasses that can be used for any drink.
Apart from the things we’ve shared here, there are a few other things that you can consider not buying for the sake of saving your money and even sanity. This can include purchasing opaque food containers, buying prefilled spice collections, using single-use appliances, and more. It may be tempting to buy all these kitchen gadgets simply because they look fantastic and are seemingly helpful. Unfortunately, they do the opposite! They’re a waste of your time, and you’re much better off with multipurpose gadgets to save precious kitchen space and your hard-earned money.
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