Tuesday, November 13

Things to Add to Your Wish List That Will Save You Money in the Kitchen


Over the next few weeks, if you’re lucky, in addition to taking wish list requests, you’ll also have people asking you what you’re wishing for this Christmas. If you’re having trouble coming up with ideas, here are a few items that will keep on giving all year long as they save you money in the kitchen!

A slow cooker. If you don’t already have a slow cooker, now is the time to try one. You can easily cook meals for a big crowd and many of the recipes freeze easily for quick next-day reheating (chili, soups, stews, etc.). There are tons of cookbooks and recipes online.


A deep freezer. If you have a big family and like to cook in batches or take advantage of big sales on frozen food and meats, you may be running out of space and a deep freezer could be a great addition to the basement. Tell your gift-giver he or she may be able to save on this by shopping around for it on Craigslist.

A good set of pots and pans. If you have an old set of pots and pans that is starting to show its age, now is a great time to upgrade to a higher quality set. You don’t necessarily have to spend a lot on a good set (look around on Amazon for reviews on moderately priced sets). However, making sure you get a reliable, high-quality one will mean you won’t have to spend money again in the future to replace it. A new set might also inspire you to cook a bit more, saving money on your food bill!

A coffee machine. If you find yourself stopping for fancy coffee drinks more often than you’d like, a single-serve coffee machine that lets you try different flavors or one that lets you add steamed milk to your drinks may be a great addition to your kitchen.

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19 comments:

  1. Great ideas. I definitely need a new set of pots and pans, so for those who are wondering... Kidding aside, kitchen gadgets are always a plus to receive or give.

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  2. i do need all those for the hubby's dream kitchen. :)

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  3. I need a slow cooker because I don't have one but I have a pressure cooker though and it cooks faster.

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  4. Really worth having.... the slow cooker is nice to have specially when you're a busy/working mom in which sometimes all you need to do after tiring day is to eat. Which means skip the cooking by yourself. Really work on every meat.

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  5. Sound idea and good list. Guess, we will settle with a slow cooker.

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  6. I need a good set of pots and pans and a fabulous coffee machine to perk me up! I don't even like the kitchen area but if there's few things I need to have are the ones I mentioned.

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  7. Mine is a set of pots and pans, and I need to have extra budget on that because I want one that has a cover. I think here it costs about 2K plus. Sigh... And uh I also need a basin for the kitchen those are my wishlists for my kitchen this Christmas and I hope I could accomplish those in no time. You have a nice tip here, it reminds me of my wishlists. :)

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  8. these looks like my husband's wish list hehehe he loves to cook so he'll really appreciate these stuffs.thanks for the great suggestions :)

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  9. i do agree with your post...great ideas.thank you for sharing

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  10. I want a coffee latte machine this time.Wish Santa would hear my wish.hehehe

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  11. Great information! I actually need a deep freezer around here because the freezer section of our refrigerator seems to be not enough with all these frozen goodies that need to be preserved in a below freezing temperature!

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  12. i need a coffee machine and a slow cooker, that is because i love coffee much and the latter for cooking meals.

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  13. I want to have all of the items enumerated above. I wonder who can be my generous Santa? LOL!

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  14. As for me, I want a turbo broiler in the kitchen, so I can roast chicken anytime I want without much oil and fat. And it would save me a fortune instead of buying lechon manok all the time.

    Anna

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  15. I completely agree...now, I only need a deep freezer or chest freezer.

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  16. thanks for sharing. i agree good set of pots and pans are really nice to have. :)

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  17. good one, we have a slow cooker and it's a good thing. You can do other household chores while waiting for the food to cook.

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  18. A coffee machine is what we lack for now! :/

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  19. hmmm i think i need a coffee machine too.

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