It can be so easy to buy-in to super cool gadgets that only do one thing…especially in the kitchen. I recently got rid of (aka: gifted to my brother and sister-in-law) some awesome, high-quality kitchen tools that I never used including a garlic press and a hard cheese table-side grater (like they have at nice Italian restaurants.) I bought both of these items thinking they would save me time, but in reality they just took up space. The flat-edge of my knife was always faster and handier than the garlic press and I tend to buy my hard cheeses pre-grated.
In general, I’m pretty good about not buying things I don’t need, but hey, nobody’s perfect. So I have a little tip that helps me keep the kitchen clutter to a minimum: only buy tools that can do more than one thing. Some products that I’ve owned that only do one thing and that I’ve donated or gifted include: a rice-maker, a bread-maker and a meat-grinder. I was gifted all of these items, but literally never used them, so I found them a home where they could be used and appreciated!
Be a spark in the world!!!