Don’t get us wrong; we love a good kitchen gadget. Dinner is so much easier with a garlic press, a mandoline, and an immersion blender, and baking is actually fun if you have an electric stand mixer, a few piping bags and pastry tips, and some silicone baking mats. But we all know at least one person whose kitchen cabinets and drawers are exploding with unnecessary equipment. Worse still — that person might be you.
How do you know if your love of kitchen gadgets has gone too far? Here are five telltale signs it’s time to stop buying them:
You’re on a first-name basis with every single employee at Williams-Sonoma.
Your kitchen cabinet looks like one of their store displays.
You have forgotten how to execute basic kitchen tasks like boiling water (yep, there’s a gadget for that — just google “boil bouy”) or measuring pasta.
Your excess of gadgets has led you to believe that slicing a banana with a knife requires too much work or too much time.
Your quest for new kitchen gadgets is literally making you crazy.