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There are some kitchen appliances that are necessary (or at least super helpful) to a functioning kitchen, but there are some that simply take up space (and cost money you don’t necessarily need to spend).
Here’s a list of kitchen appliances you don’t need and can probably do without.
Kitchen Appliances You Don’t Need:
1. Yogurt Maker
These machines are generally sorta bulky and you can find some pretty great sales on yogurt in grocery stores. If you’re set on making yogurt yourself, you can find some ideas online about how to do it without an extra machine.
2. Rice Cooker
I know lots of people love their rice cookers, but if you’re pressed for space, I think it’s one of the things that can go. You can easily make rice in a regular pot on the stove.
Unless you can find a good deal, bread machines are generally pretty pricey. Use your regular old oven to make a yummy loaf of bread.
4. Deep Fryer
Fix a cooking thermometer to a pot of canola oil and you can get the same results for french fries and more as you would with a bulky deep fryer (oil generally needs to be between 350 and 375 degrees).
Homemade baby food is certainly great for your baby, but you can get the same smooth consistency by steaming foods and then blending them in the blender.
6. Panini Press
Yes, paninis are delicious, but you can get the same pressed effect by cooking your sandwich with another heavy skillet on top. Flip it once during cooking and you’ll have a melty, hot sandwich.
The problem with salad spinners is that they take up so much space (too much space for only having one purpose).
In general, most items that have only one purpose are taking up space and the task can be accomplished with something you already own. Ditch the avocado slicer and use a knife, get rid of the egg separator and use your hands, etc.
What kitchen items do you think are unecessary?
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