Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
Kitchen ware I wish I hadn't bought >

Kitchen ware I wish I hadn't bought

Kitchen ware I wish I hadn't bought

Old 03-10-2016, 04:40 AM
Super Member
Thread Starter
plainpat's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mid-West
Posts: 3,838
Default Kitchen ware I wish I hadn't bought

Another thread about safe pots & pans set me to thinking how much kitchen "stuff"I have bought & regretted.Electric or not......all I have to do is think back to kitchen ware I have given away....or look at the couple of long shelves holding what needs to be donated.

One job wonders leads the list,a huge slo cooker (for 2 ppl),garlic thing ma jigs.....more slicers & dicers than I can remember (my paring knife works better), a gift of an egg cooker ?......2...count them 2...Keurig coffee makers,iced tea maker,hamburg press,big mixer with all attachments (gone),pressure cooker ...gone. In my defense,DDs are desperate to find gifts for this old couple. Thankfully,I finally told them we appreciate the thought,but No more kitchen anything!! No need,no room.
plainpat is offline  
Old 03-10-2016, 06:53 AM
Power Poster
nativetexan's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: home again, after 27 yrs!
Posts: 19,388

I"ve been cleaning house too. There are many things we can do without. But we see things and think how much that would help our day. Television and now the internet have a lot to do with this. We see, we need.
nativetexan is offline  
Old 03-10-2016, 06:57 AM
Power Poster
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 39,099

My kitchen is not huge and counter space is at a premium. I only keep my microwave on the counter and don't buy any other appliances to clutter my counter. I do have a good size junk drawer that I keep all my misc. kitchen tools in. I keep 5 spatulas in there and yes I sometimes use them all before the dishwasher is full enough to run.
Tartan is offline  
Old 03-10-2016, 07:06 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 573

Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
I keep 5 spatulas in there and yes I sometimes use them all before the dishwasher is full enough to run.
I cannot relate to the rest of your kitchen but I always need one more spatula than I own.

Yes, I own things that I rarely use but I am hoarder ... I might just need one of those things today.
my-ty is offline  
Old 03-10-2016, 07:43 AM
Power Poster
JuneBillie's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: In God's Kingdom
Posts: 12,682

I am another one who wants rid of anything in my cabinets I don't use all the time. Those little things they advertise on tv I sure don't want either. In the past I have had people get them for me, but I don't use them. The only thing I like to have out on my counter is my microwave, coffee pot, and my swivel spice rack. I think I am becoming more of a minimalist. lol...
JuneBillie is offline  
Old 03-10-2016, 08:03 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 9,018

Oh my, I am the opposite...I love gadgets and gizmos .........I do collect them, but I do use them too, at least once a year! Ha, ha! Kidding aside.....when I cook, bake, or whatever, I want the fastest way to do it. But, because this kitchen as opposed to my olde farmhouse one is "compact"... The overflow of big gadgets are in cabinets in laundry room, covered shelf unit in attached garage(baking stuff...less used), and down in family room where I have a huge pine handmade cabinet....carried over from olde farmhouse, for some things too. Now, no one allows me to go to bed, bath and beyond anymore...small gizmos are in three drawers in kitchen...those are my go to everyday things. I do a lot of scratch preparing/cooking.....oh well
Geri B is offline  
Old 03-10-2016, 08:17 AM
Super Member
canmitch1971's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,536

The most useless gadget I have ever had was a fondue pot. We might have used it twice in 45 years.. My Mother got us a pressure cooker that I have never used also...I am afraid of it.
canmitch1971 is offline  
Old 03-10-2016, 08:26 AM
Super Member
Chasing Hawk's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 8,622

My kitchen space is small for the size house we have. My husband built a shelf in my laundry room for some of my small appliances. I try not to buy to many "once or twice used items" my list of no longer used things:
a wok
40 cup coffee pot
food processor (not an actual one, it mainly shredded veggies, grated cheese)
and a very evil kitchen Mandoline, the guard slipped and almost cut the end of my finger off.
Chasing Hawk is offline  
Old 03-10-2016, 08:32 AM
Power Poster
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 19,131

I have a small kitchen and never really liked cooking so I never collected anything I wouldn't need or use.
ManiacQuilter2 is offline  
Old 03-10-2016, 08:42 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Southwest
Posts: 715

I have been gifted many cookbooks. Hmmmmmm....maybe there's a message in there somehow! Anyway, those take up so much room in my pantry and I don't think I've used half of them. I'm thinking of moving them somewhere else so I can put food in the pantry. Where do you all store your cookbooks?
NoraB is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
11-06-2015 07:48 PM
09-01-2010 05:57 AM
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
07-09-2010 11:34 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.