Thursday, May 10, 2007

No-Frills Kitchen

I just read this article from the New York Times.

I'm a big fan of flipping through the Williams-Sonoma catalog each season, but am always asking myself "Who buys a 500 dollar panini maker?" I really like they're 1,000 dollar knife sets, but do you really need to spend that much on a bunch of things to cut your food?

This article made me feel better about using my old pots and pans (with a few new ones mixed in), and not feeling sad about not having an entire set of those fancy French ones. I do own a stand mixer, and I wouldn't give it up for all the counterspace in the world.

Now, if only I could find one of these restaurant supply stores in Baltimore.


Anonymous said...

Great article. I need to buy new pots and pans, since my non-stick ones were virtually ruined by former roommates. I pretty much have everything else I need. Let me know if you find that restaurant supply store.

For the record, my most worthless kitchen purchases: electric skillet and a deep fryer.

Meghan said...

i did a google search for them yesterday as I read the same article.

You can find a lot online!