I thought this was a great post over on the Becoming Minimalist blog, about what a kitchen could do without.
Now, quite a lot of these I could agree with. I mean, I didn’t even know you could get a grilled cheese maker, and in my house an egg scrambler is a pan and a wooden spoon! Likewise a rice maker, and a doughnut pan is just beyond frivolous. Though I have owned a waffle maker in the past, but no longer. Pointless.
But there are some things I would take exception to. Like a crock pot. I love my slow cooker and use it regularly. Not just in the winter, and not just for stews, I love being free to go off and do something else all day and have a good meal waiting. I’ve used it for rice pudding, for jam, for pickle and for porridge ready for the morning. It’s staying.
I don’t have a KitchenAid (I’m still waiting for the lottery win) but I do have a Kenwood Chef, and wouldn’t be without it. But then I do a lot of baking, and by having Ken, then I often bake on the spur of the moment because it makes it so much quicker. And I watched MFL make sausages with Ken the other week, which amazed me. Who knew?
So, it’s a bit mixed from me on this. What would you definitely keep in your kitchen, and what can you well imagine doing without?
Photo by Philip Pelgrom