Not long ago I posted the top items I wanted to obtain this year. I recently acquired two of the items from my list, sorta. A french rolling pin and a large cooking pot. If you remember I really wanted a cast iron enameled pot. These pots are not cheap to come by. However, not having a large pot seriously hindered my winter cooking. So I had to settle for my 2nd best option, stainless steel.
I’ve always considered myself to be frugal when it come to spending my money. I believe to first buy for quality then get creative with the purchasing price. There is nothing worse than to buy the same item several times because I was being too cheap to purchase a quality item once. This may mean that it takes a bit long to get items that I want or it may mean thinking outside the box a bit to obtain. In this instance I cashed in points accumulated from taking online surveys. I purchased the French Rolling Pin and Dish Towels with a Macy’s gift card. Then I picked up the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Pot from their online store. While I’m not here to necessarily to talk about taking surveys. I do want to encourage you to find creative ways to stock your kitchen with quality items.
After my post on knifes, I’ve heard many people complain about the price of a decent Chef’s knife. Many could not see the point in paying $200, $100 or $50 for one knife. Let me tell you, the quality of your kitchen wares will make for a more efficient kitchen. The difference is just as obvious, as cutting with a dull knife blade and a well maintained blade. So think outside the box, can’t afford the $400 Vitamix then get a lesser price but still quality blender. What are some other ways you can save on those higher price items for your kitchen?
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