While we were preparing to settle down as a couple, we went shopping for some kitchen essentials. I remember us seeing something I deeply wanted but couldn’t afford at the time. I buckled under and walked away, but the person I went shopping with called me back saying, “Is this not what you wanted?” I said, “yes but its expensive. Let us go for some thing less expensive.” I ensured that as at the time we left that store, I wasn’t convinced to buy it at the price it was sold for. At a time when I wasn’t available to shop, my shopping buddy went there and bought it. When I saw, I was so speechless and trust me -the Ijebu in me came out – instead of saying thank you and moving on, I started saying, “you shouldn’t have bought it, I told you not to bother.” My buddy just walked away and later called me and told me, “What is good and will last costs a fortune. Spend to get it and you will save yourself several spending on that that wont last.” All I could say was hmm-mm but that is a knowledge I am for ever grateful for.
This person changed my view of things and especially anything that has to do with the physical power house of my home – the Kitchen. Lately, I started following a very talented lady on instagram and she has made me love my kitchen even more. As much as she loves to cook, she is a pro in this kitchen investments. (I would leave a link to her website below)
When it comes to investing in this department, I would advise you to do research, and get the best. Sometimes finance can be a challenge but why not save up for it. Something I do is when I love something is I try not to get swayed by the fact that everybody is getting it, I just admire it and research for the best available and save up to get it.
The kitchen essentials includes:
- Pressure cooker (optional)
- Microwave (optional)
- Food Processor (optional)
- Stand/Hand mixer (optional)
- Cooking Utensils
- Spice Mortar & Pestle (optional)
- Dish washer (optional)
- Electric Kettle (optional)
- Oven (optional)
- Grill (optional)
- Sandwich maker (optional)
and a host of other things I can’t remember now.
As much as i am weary of making recommendations, I will share my honest opinion as regards this topic.
For cookers, a great investment in one that has more features such as the oven, grill is a great one. Though getting one that has these features are a little pricey, they are way cheaper than buying the individual items at a cheaper rate and having them not being able to stand the use they are put to.
For Pots; I have had pots which I had to throw away. What about the blender? How many blenders have i packed up due to one disappointment or the other? It pained me and it didn’t at the same time but I learned from the whole experience and it put me on the journey of searching for the best. One fact is, “as much as I am modern, I want to be old school in the sense that I should be able to have kitchen essentials that my grandchildren would meet and eat great healthy meals from.”
Freezers and refrigerators are another one. I’ll recommend that if you have the space, get a big freezer because as your family grows, there will be great need for freezer storage and then you would have saved yourself buying another one. Same applies to fridges.
For cooking utensils, I am a fan of either the wood or non stick ones because they keep my pots sane and i dislike the sound that comes from using the steel spoon in pots. Whatever your preference, get a very good and durable one that will save you several spending.
In conclusion, get a durable and many years guaranteed kitchen essentials. It produces a confident kitchen.
Hello Mr Husband or Mr Fiance, don’t just say okay and go sharing to Mrs Wife or Miss Fiancee, invest as well so you don’t have to shout when She comes with request for a new essential every now and then.
“A confident kitchen makes a happy and healthy cook” ~ Phebe Olaniran
“If you aren’t thinking about owning a stock for ten years, don’t even think about owning it for ten minutes.” ~ Warren Buffett
“If you invest nothing, the reward is worth little.” ~ Richelle E. Goodrich
Alright! I rest my case here and leave you all with the Love of God. May He bless you today and always. Have a beautiful weekend. Mrs O loves you big.
Disclaimer: This article is not to promote anyone or any brand. All knowledge shared here are based on personal opinions, recommendations and conclusions. Always do well to make your own research before coming to a conclusion.