Kitchens are hot spots for culinary tools and gadgets. But you don’t want to end up with a bunch of stuff you’ll regret buying. Here are some of the most common kitchen items that are a waste of cash and what you should replace them with instead.
- Prefilled Spice. Spices turn your food into masterpieces. But, you’ll have a more difficult time accomplishing that when you settle for a prefilled spice rack. Some herbs such as basil and chives are more flavorful fresh as opposed to dried. Spices lose their zest over time and larger quantities might hurt you in the long run. Look for smaller quantities as you need them.
- Opaque Food Storage Containers. Food containers are a great way to reduce food waste. However, an opaque container can be an easy way to leave behind spoiled food when you forget what’s in them. Try investing in clear food storage containers or glass so you can clearly see what’s inside.
- Too Many Mugs. Coffee mugs can be an innocent collection pastime, but eventually your shelves will be buckling under the weight. You don’t need more than a couple mugs in your household depending on the amount of people.
- Specialty Glassware. You drink many different things like juice, water and wine, but you don’t really need a special glass for each. Look for multipurpose glassware that can be used for any kind of refreshment. Your wallet will thank you later.
Source: the Spruce