10 Things In Your Kitchen That You Don’t Really Need

Chances are good that you have more stuff in your kitchen than you’ll ever use. Recently, I went through my kitchen and found oodles of things I rarely or never use. So I thought I’d share some of my discoveries with you. Here are 10 things in your kitchen that you don’t really need.

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10 Things In Your Kitchen That You Don’t Really Need

  1. Microwave: Microwaves are unhealthy and promote convenience cooking. Think about it. Half the things you cook in a microwave are probably prepackaged crap.
  2. Toaster: I’ll admit to having a toaster oven. It’s nice for my daughter when she wants a quick snack like toast or an English muffin. In the future, I’ll probably get rid of the toaster.
  3. Electric griddle: I’m guilty again. I bought one of these for cooking eggs and pancakes. That way I can eat at the same time as my daughter, right? Guess what? I’ve only used it once. It’s going to charity.
  4. Deep fryer: Deep fried food is unhealthy. I’ve never had a deep fryer and I never want one. If I want something deep fried, I can go to almost any restaurant in America.
  5. Bread maker: I don’t make bread often, but when I do, I just use my hands. Unless you’re a baker, this is definitely one of 10 things in your kitchen that you don’t really need.
  6. Blender: I’ve owned a couple of blenders in my lifetime. I rarely used them and I hated cleaning them. I’ve gone years without one and I haven’t missed it at all. The same goes for juicers. Just eat raw fruits and vegetables.
  7. Popcorn popper: Guilty again. I bought one for my daughter. It never gets used. Besides, you can pop popcorn on the oven. Enough said.
  8. Electric mixer: I’ve never owned an electric mixer. I just use a spoon. I get a pretty good forearm workout, too.
  9. Fancy dishes: As a kid, my mom always kept a fancy set of dishes for guests. I don’t ever remember using them. Not only are they unnecessary, they can also require extra space. Just say no to China cabinets.
  10. Extras: Pots, pans, cups, glasses, knives, utensils… How many things do you have in your kitchen that you haven’t used in a year? I’ll bet you have more than 10 things in your kitchen that you don’t really need.

What’s In Your Kitchen?

I encourage you to take some time to do an inventory of your kitchenware. Be honest with yourself. If you discover that you have items that you never use, give them away.

This week, I’m going to make in effort to get rid of 10 things in my kitchen. Will you do the same? Will you give away 10 things in your kitchen that you don’t really need?

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    1. Hey John, thanks for stopping by. You make a good point, but most leftovers can be warmed up on the stove or in the oven, just takes a few more minutes.

    1. Exactly. This isn’t a list of things no one should own, just meant to provoke thought about what we truly need and what we use.

  1. Apart from a basic kitchen setup (pots/pan/et al) I am glad to say I don’t own any of these things except for my Ninja blender. Can’t live without my protein shakes and this small countertop appliance will be an essential forever.

    1. You’re ahead of me. I’ve used a slow cooker a lot myself. But less since my daughter decided to become vegetarian.

  2. A good example of how to evaluate kitchen gadgets and their usefulness to your life. I use my blender daily, my mixer, not so much. However, when I get ready to do holiday baking, the stand mixer is an essential element. No way I could mix all that cookie dough with a spoon!!! I also find my microwave indespensible, not for cooking, but for warming up my coffee 2-3 times in the morning (it’s decaf, just need a warm cup of java, 😂)

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