Shopping for kitchen utensils can be real fun. However one needs to make plans before embarking on that shopping spree. One way is to make a complete list of what is needed and then double checking what you need most. Another is by trial and error method. As and when you cook, you’ll come to know what’s missing and what needs to be purchased next. And the best way is to do a bit of both. Plan it well with a list but put off shopping everything immediately. Instead, purchase what’s most important immediately and then wait for tag sales to buy the rest. Whether it’s a new kitchen or just an old kitchen where you are taking stock of the equipments there are few points to have in mind before making the list. Here are four basic questions to ask before starting any kitchen utensil purchase.
Smarter Way To Buying Utensils:
- What kind of cuisine or cooking do you generally enjoy? Plan your purchase based on the type of cuisine you mostly plan to prepare and enjoy. Every cuisine requires a particular set of utensils and they need to be purchased first. If you bake often then you might probably want a stand mixer to mix dough for pastries and cookies. For healthy recipes a griller is necessary and for Asians rice cooker is a prerequisite necessity.
- How often do you plan to entertain? If you or your family is in the habit of hosting dinners and parties and get togethers often then it’s not a bad idea to invest in some of the utensils that might make cooking easier. Again, depending on what kind of cooking you would indulge in, you could choose to purchase a generous sized blender, large griddle, heated buffet server or a large capacity food processor to make preparations and cooking much easier.
- How big is your storage space or kitchen? After purchasing utensils, there are chances that you might not be able to store all these in your storage space or kitchen. To avoid this, take note of the space that the equipment or utensil can occupy and then plan to buy it. Or an even better idea would be to buy one utensil or equipment that can perform multi tasks. Another smart idea is to buy only those utensils that are a must otherwise think twice before investing.
- What is your budget? Usually these utensils come in a range of prices and generally the expensive ones are considered good. The list again helps in buying the most important ones in the expensive range and those in the not so important category in a lesser price range. You can buy the most important ones like food processors or blenders in a expensive range and those like griddles and ice cream makers in a lesser price range.
The above information should give you a complete idea of how to buy your kitchen utensils in a very wise manner.