Getting Use Out of your Kitchen Tools

mixerOne great thing about being a newlywed is all the stuff you get.  If you fill out a registry and have a bridal shower, especially if you have a large guest list, you are bound to get lots of household items, including kitchen items.  Sometime you will get something you’ve never heard of, let alone will ever use.  How do you get use out of these kitchen tools?

The first step is to learn how to use the item.  Read the instructions and figure out how to use that kitchen aid stand mixer.  Once you know how to use it, think of what you can use it for.  If you bake a lot, it will be invaluable for mixing, beating, kneading, and more.  You can also get lots of attachments to do new things such as make ice cream, pasta, sausage, juice, etc.

Another angle you can take it is to learn how to cook new things, or learn how to cook period if you don’t already.  Take a cooking class at the local community college.  Get some cookbooks.  Watch the food channel.  There are lots of ways to start learning how to cook.  You can learn how to make pancakes or how to bake a cake.

Let’s be frank here.  Some of the items you get you may never use, period.  Whether you learn how to use it or learn how to make million things with it, some items just aren’t convenient and aren’t worth taking up the space in your kitchen.  Whether you’re a newlywed, you’ve been married for decades, or your single, there’s no reason to clutter your home with gadgets you’ll never use.

Anything you won’t use, try selling at a yard sell or sell online at eBay.  If you’re generous and you know someone who will use it, give it to them.  You might as well let someone get use out of it.  In the meantime, enjoy using those kitchen tools you love and get lots of use out of.

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