If you have ever moved from one house or apartment to another, you know and understand the pain of packing up the kitchen: Delicate bowls and glassware are packaged tenderly; you organize all of your prized pans and baking molds into one box, and then spices are lovingly packed to avoid spillage, too. But there is always, inevitably, a section or drawer in your kitchen filled with cool kitchen gadgets designed to make your life “easier.” You can dump all of this stuff into a box — because you obviously don’t know how to organize it in any way — and admit it: You wouldn’t cry if this box fell off the truck, either.
A chef’s knife is inarguably the most important and versatile tool in a kitchen. There are other tools, gadgets, and utensils, however, that are the exact opposite: unnecessary, redundant, and useless. By definition, “tool” denotes something useful, and we don’t think some gadgets have even earned the right to call themselves that.
If you are contemplating if a gadget is useful, ask yourself these essential questions:
1. Do I use it enough for it to take up space in my kitchen?
2. If it disappeared or broke, how much would I care?
3. Can the job be done with a more traditional tool… like a knife?
Here is a list of 15 items you should rid your kitchen of. Simplify your life and donate them to some other poor, unsuspecting