7 Unnecessary Kitchen Appliances You Can Probably Live Without

by on Jan 22, 2014

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I’ve never thought of myself as a hoarder. I can definitely be a pack-rat at times, but I try to minimize when I can (or when I remember!). I took a look at the appliances in my kitchen and realized it was time to de-clutter and de-junk. Here are a few things I parted ways with!       

Toaster – I need to heat food and I need to heat it quick! Toasters are great, but I’m not patient enough to wait. We decided to toss the toaster as it’s hardly ever used and it takes up precious counter space! If I absolutely need some toast, the oven does the job just fine.

Stand Mixer – Countertop space is prime real estate in the kitchen, especially in a small one! Stand mixers use up a lot of space and aren’t used on a daily basis by most people. Mixing by hand is harder, but doable and more rewarding.

Water Filter Pitcher – Buying bottled water can be expensive. The dollars add up quickly so I find myself attached to our PUR water filter. We decided to keep the one attached to our faucet and to toss the water filter pitcher that we kept in the fridge. Again, more space makes a happy place!

Juicer – Do you have a blender? A vitamix? A ninja? People tend to collect when it comes to blenders and juicers. We only have a blender and we decided to just keep the one. An Oster blender purchased at Costco, it meets our needs just fine! However, if you’re a crazy juicer or tend to blend everything in your path, I’d recommend keeping a tougher mixer in the kitchen. You can always juice by hand!

Coffee/Hot Chocolate Maker – I’ll confess here and now that I have two hot chocolate makers. TWO. I really only need zero as I don’t make hot chocolate that often. When I do want some, I just head to a local Starbucks. I made the decision to get rid of those as they were taking up some prime kitchen storage space!

Vegetable Chopper – Do you have a fancy chopper for fruits and vegetables? Some people can’t live without them. I hardly use one as I find it takes me more time to put the vegetables in and take them out. I’m sticking to a good old fashioned cutting board that can be displayed nicely on the countertop.

Electric Can Opener – Now i’m just plain old lazy with this one. A regular can opener does just fine in its place.

What items do you have in your kitchen that you could toss? Is there anything you can’t live without? Tell us in the comments section!