My kitchen, my disaster.

@ellie26 (4128)
Malaysia
April 17, 2008 8:48pm CST
Some of my problem is that I buy a ton of stuff - baking supplies, spices, etc - that I think I'm going to use, and then I never do. Fooling yourself into thinking you're just about to become a gourmet chef takes up a LOT of room. I have a very limited space in my kitchen but I keep on buying things. I end up putting all the thing I bought on the floor. Do you have that habit of buying things you hardly cook or use in your kitchen? Do you have a big kitchen? How often do you cook? Share your thoughts.
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7 responses
• United States
3 May 08
Oh, I feel your pain. My kitchen is my disaster as well. It was our one big sacrifice when buying this home. It's tiny, and weirdly shaped. I have very little counter space, and hardly any cupboards. I am far from a gourme chef, but I love to be in the kitchen, creating new recipes, decorating the latest cake, whatever. I have things stacked on top of the fridge, under cupboards, and yes there is a space on the floor for anything that is too big to fit anywhere else. I also have a spot in the basement for the rarley used or seasonal items that only get brought out a few times a year. I'd love to have a bigger kitchen!!!!
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
3 May 08
Reading through respond give me an idea about where to put the rarely used or seasonal items that I have. I am moving to a new house and you have just given me a tip about storing my rarely used/seasonal items. Thanks.
• United States
3 May 08
Well, you're welcome, I'm glad I could help:)
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
18 Apr 08
We have 3 pots, 1 frypan, a few cake tins and that's about it. We only buy what we use and since I am not much of a cook, I just have a few items and that's it.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
22 Apr 08
Only 3 pots? I have so many pots that I hardly used. Come to think of, it is just a waste of money and space. Anyway, I am also not much of a cook but I have so many things in my kitchen.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
1 May 08
Yup 3 pots, its all we need :)
19 Apr 08
I have a fairly small kitchen but it is crammed with things that I probably won't ever really use. I guess I'm like you in that respect. I love cooking and have a fair reputation for my cakes, so most of my things are cake related. I suppose I really should sort out all the clutter in the kitchen and get rid of the stuff I don't use.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
22 Apr 08
When you do your sorting, don't throw away the stuff you don't need. Give them away. My sister like to bake cake and I can tell you that her kitchen is a total mess with all the ingredients on the table.
@julyteen (13261)
• Davao, Philippines
19 Apr 08
frankly speaking, i do not know how to cook that is why i don't buy stuff on the kitchen. i live alone so no one can cook for me so all my meals are from a food chain. But i want to learned more about cooking and lately i buy a cook book for me to use.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
22 Apr 08
One thing about learning how to cook is that one will try all kind of recipes. And most of the time, not all recipes has the same ingredients, so one will end up having so many things in the kitchen. It is good that you want to learn cooking. It saves you a lot of money, eating at home. Good luck and I hope you will love cooking.
@snowy22315 (37844)
• United States
18 Apr 08
I'm kind of like that. I have more things than i will ever use. i can't resist a spice on sale. I manage to put everything in a cupboard however, nothing is on the floor. I think what I am going to do is to donate duplicate items to a food bank. I sometimes buy things that I already have. I do use alot of spices and so forth,but I don't cook as much as I apparently think I do.
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
22 Apr 08
That is very generous of you. Yes, I think it is better to give away some to people who need it rather than waiting for it to expire. I like to use spices also but not that often.
@bubblyapple (2655)
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
I cook but it's not really something that I am good at. I do love baking, however. When I see cakes displayed on shops, I wonder how it is made, NOT how it tastes like. I am not on the habit of buying lots of baking stuff though. I am the kind of pastry maker who goes by with what he/she has. It is hard but so far, it is working for me. I don't have to worry about a lot of things being mixed up or not in its proper place. I am just an occasional pastry maker. I only bake when the mood strikes me. If I bake and I am not on the mood, the result is something that is NOT edible!
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
18 Apr 08
You are creative. If I see cakes on displayed, I will definitely wonder how it tastes. I do like cooking but sometimes I get too carried away that I tend to mix too much of one ingredient. It usually end up nobody is eating it or straight in the dustbin.
20 Apr 08
yes ellie same my wife do so better to but small quantity what u need that time so u can be sure the expicery date..and always keep it all vieable so u can have always idea to make any items.
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