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The kitchen is the heart of the home.
It’s where we gather. Where we eat, and where we catch up on the days events. It is also where we spend time preparing and cooking meals.
So why not make cooking a whole lot easier with a few simple tools.
Skip the metal serving spoons when stirring your ingredients in a pot. Wooden spoons cover more area and won’t scratch the pot surface. They are also reusable, easy to wash and are cheap to buy.
Rimmed Baking Sheets
Whether you are baking cookies or roasting root vegetables a rimmed baking sheet is a must in any kitchen. Skip the drips and the flat pans, opt for a rimmed baking sheet.
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Every kitchen, even a college dorm kitchen should have several measuring cups and spoons. In our home we opt for stainless steel and we have two sets. So whether we are baking brownies or measuring out ingredients for Tuscan Chicken we know that the ingredients will be exact.
Cast Iron Skillet
I love our cast iron cookware I use it in the kitchen, on the barbecue and in the oven. They are multi-functional and every frugal cook should have a cast iron skillet.
I will be honest I was hesitant about purchasing the Instant Pot for a number of reasons mainly all the buttons, settings and wondering what could go wrong since you are cooking under pressure.
Now, I don’t know what I would do without it. I love it! I cook frozen chicken breasts, ribs, rice and so much more in minutes. I think every kitchen should have an Instant Pot, hands down the best kitchen tool (besides my coffee maker).
Why hand mix when an electric mixer can do it for you? Plus the KitchenAid Mixer comes with great attachments like the pasta maker and vegetable slicer just to make life a whole lot easier.
It wouldn’t be a coffee lovers kitchen without a coffee maker. We have invested in a coffee maker that does both warm and iced beverages. Frugal cup and conversation. Investing in a good coffee maker saves us money on a daily basis.
What is your favorite must have kitchen tool?
Is it your slow cooker? Or your vegetable spiral cutter? Are you a harvest the season cook and cherish your canning supplies and dehydrator? Or do you slow roast your food over the smoker grill on a lazy weekend afternoon?
Another great way to save money in the kitchen.
Is with simple, easy to follow meal plans. Nothing to complicated, just yummy easy to make meals. You can download our easy to use meal plan printables here.
Other money saving, frugal living posts you may like:
- Three Simple Tips To Cut Your Meal Prep Time In Half
- 7 Smart Ways To Eat Healthy On A Budget
- The Best Frugal Living Tips
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity