Saturday, September 6, 2014

5 kitchen items that apartment F does not need

I love my roommates. Really, I do. But I don't understand their need for useless kitchen utensils. I mean, I love the USS Enterprise pizza cutter as much as the next Trekkie, but it just takes up valuable space in our two-butt kitchen.

Other things we don't need in our apartment:

1. Garlic press

Sure, it's fun to use and watch garlic forced through little holes like Play-Dough. I think you would also find it's about as easy to clean as Play-Dough out of the carpet. It's also a bit redundant when there are several perfectly good knives you could use to mince the garlic.

2. Counter top rice cooker

Unless you eat copious amounts of rice on a very regular basis, this device is a space waster. Boiling water on a stove top and waiting for rice to steam doesn't take that much more time or effort. Easy rice recipe: 2 cups water, 1 cup rice. Boil water. Add rice. Cover and remove from heat. Let sit 30 minutes. Fluff with fork and eat. (4 servings)

3. Bread pans

I love baking. A lot. Like, more than your average nineteen-year-old. But with just four square feet of counter space, I'm not going to be doing a lot of intensive baking and, as my roommates all have more active social and work schedules, they're not either. And baking bread from scratch is the definition of intensive baking. Just go to the store.

4. 20 coffee mugs

4. We need 4 coffee mugs. One per person. Maybe a few extras to be able to serve friends. But 20 is overkill. Way overkill. Even for people who love tea as much as we all do.

5. Electric tea kettle

As with the rice cooker, this is another device that doesn't save much time and takes up counter space. Boiling water in a traditional kettle takes about eight minutes. The electric one takes five. And you can store a kettle on the stove, because there are few times when you'll need all four burners at once.

(Thanks to and for the pictures.)

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