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It would be hard to find someone who at one time or another did not fall prey to the latest trends in kitchen equipment. A special blender to create smoothies. A gadget to help you chop vegetables. A knife set whose manufacturers claim can saw through metal. We all have at least one "wonder gadget" collecting dust in our kitchens.
The truth is, these gadgets seldom live up to their claims. The commercials, while not overtly deceiving us, somehow manage to make the product look and seem a little better than it is. So we buy it and in the end we waste our money.
If we embrace the latest trends in cooking gadgets whenever we see something that we think will make our lives easier, we end up spending more money than we need to. This is not a cost effective way to stock our kitchens with helpful and useful tools.
Your best bet is to stock your kitchen with tools and appliances that are time tested. Your goal is to spend your money on the basics. You will learn that a high quality chef’s knife, for example, is one of the most versatile tools in the kitchen. The smoothie blender, on the other hand, will likely collect dust.
However, that does not mean that you should not purchase a kitchen tool that you fell will make your life easier. There is a time and a place to purchase these items. But you run the danger of making a bad decision and wasting your money. So, it is a good idea to only buy these items if you already have a well stocked kitchen. The error is when people think they are going to replace the need for a high quality knife because they purchased the latest shopping gadget.
If you look at the kitchens of top chefs, you will likely only see the basic tools and equipment that have been time-tested and are incredibly durable. This is something that you should consider as you feel yourself being swayed by the hype.
Your goal is to save money. A good way to do that is to steer clear of the latest trends and purchase only those things that are absolutely necessary. And, if you spend all of your money on gadgets, you will not have enough left in your budget to purchase durable things that are higher quality which will actually help you save money in the long run.