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I'm just not Supermom anymore....

I think I’m just worn out with blogging. I’ve been around a long time and I think I have given all the advice that I know. You firs...

YOU can live without these 10 kitchen items!

BREAD MACHINE
You can buy mediocre bread easily enough, or make the real thing without much practice.

MICROWAVE
If you do a lot of reheating or fast (and damaging) defrosting, you may want one. But essential? No. And think about that counter space!

STAND MIXER
Unless you’re a baking fanatic, it takes up too much room to justify it. A good whisk or a crummy handheld mixer will do fine.

BONING/FILLETING KNIVES
Really? You’re a butcher now? Or a fishmonger? If so, go ahead, by all means. But I haven’t used my boning knife in years. (It’s pretty, though.)

WOK
Counterproductive without a good wok station equipped with a high-B.T.U. burner. (There’s a nice setup at Bowery Restaurant Supply for $1,400 if you have the cash and the space.)

STOCKPOT
The pot you use for boiling pasta will suffice, until you start making gallons of stock at a time.

PRESSURE COOKER
It’s useful, but do you need one? No.

ANYTHING MADE OF COPPER
More trouble than it’s worth, unless you have a pine-paneled wall you want to decorate.

RICE COOKER
Yes, if you eat rice twice daily. Otherwise, no.

COUNTER TOP CONVECTION OVEN, ROTISSERIE, OR “ROASTER”
Only if you’re a sucker for late-night cooking infomercials.

I feel pretty good because I only have two of those items. The rice cooker which I cannot do without and copper pots. I agree with the article because I hate cleaning them!!!!!

3 comments:

Designing Hilary said...

Even though I haven't used my bread machine in months and months ... I've tried making my own bread and the result was paperweights!

Microwave ovens are necessary for house value. ;D Just in case one needs to sell her house in a hurry, everyone wants an over-the-stove installed microwave!

I'm not sure what a boning knife looks like! I'm sure I have one, and I use it for other things.

Amen for the stock pot. Mine is so big I have to wash it in the bath tub! I only use it to brine a turkey.

Pressure cookers scare the *#^@% outta me!

Mary said...

Shut your mouth! You CANNOT live without a microwave! :)

Supermom said...

HA HA!!! I didn't make the list!!!

Perhaps you could put the "paperweights" on ebay. LOL

BTW, you can live without a micro because I don't have one.

~running away with my evil laugh~