Hey, far be it from me to lecture about too many kitchen tools. I have drawers of them. That being said, it is time to purge. As I face an empty nest and the possibilities of downsizing from this oversized, family-size house, I feel the need to evaluate my kitchen tools and see what’s what. What will be going with me to the next stage when I am cooking for two?
I was in Williams Sonoma recently in search of a new bathroom hand soap and lotion. Williams Sonoma truly have the best. Chip and I smelled all of them and left the comfort of the Meyer Lemon and migrated to Sunny Orange Citrus. As we stood at the checkout counter, we were visually stimulated by a stunning array of candy and cookies for Easter. I was strong and did not partake. We checked out and headed to the front door. Oh, not so fast.
I can’t help myself. I love the gadgets. Peelers, knives, spatulas- oh! Here are some of the teasers we passed on our way out the door:
- A lobster mallet
- Stainless steel seafood scissors
- An awe-inspiring martini mixer (yum)
- A Spiralizer (I have one and love it)
- A Citrus Press (in more than one color)
- An entire dedicated section of smart tech tools
The utensil colors were pretty. The table setting had plates had bunnies on them and the linens were so ‘fun’. I had to leave; had to get out. Chip and I stood in front of a suitcase that held BBQ tools and a monogrammed basting bucket. My heart rate accelerated, and my mouth was dry. We barely escaped the knife section. With prices ranging from under $100 for a single knife to north of $2300.00 for the set, THAT decision was easy!
Moral of the story here. Think before you buy. “Will I really use that or is it just too cool to have?” If you are unsure, stop on over and look through my kitchen cabinets and drawers. I purged once when we redid the kitchen and there is still a lot odds & ends here.
But… you cannot have the mushroom brush or the truffle shaver. Those are keepers.