More realistic cost wise

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
February 7, 2013 3:15pm CST
I was going through Walmart, I was telling a friend, I am revising my list of items, seeing as I got a few more things. I found these sets, one set has 3 items apple core, carrot peeler, and tongs, the other is 3 piece with pizza cutter, carrot peeler (different type one long one fat sort of speaking), and cheese grater. I will be buying these already, I most likely wouldn't use the tong, or two carrot peelers. But it's $27 for each set, and single would cost $18 each. I said I could always sell the items I wont use, as you can buy them single but they cost more.
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8 responses
• United States
7 Feb 13
I've been cooking for more than a decade now, and I can honestly say that I've never needed any of those items. I did, at one point, have a pizza cutter; however, it disappeared somewhere along the way, and a good knife does a fine job in cutting homemade pizza. I know that you want to have everything all ready for your new place, but there really aren't that many things one really needs in the kitchen. Knowing what you actually do need and will use comes when you are working in your own kitchen. Until then, you are just accumulating things that you may use once or twice and will end up shoving into the back of a drawer--or selling for pennies on the dollar.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
7 Feb 13
I have made a list of items I will use on a regular basis. I don't know about you, but sounds like you arn't one to be in the kichen. I spent majority of my time cooking, and baking. I petsit for a couple that has literally nothing, I realized the items I actually use on a regular basis and didn;t have their I was going nuts. Everything on my list, I use almost daily while preparing meals, now other aspects of the house I wont need such as a toothbrush holder, or a bath rug. But the kitchen needs to be handy.
• United States
7 Feb 13
I do a lot of cooking, and I cook from scratch. I don't think that it really counts as cooking and baking is just opening packages of mix. I have found that most of the things that people think that they "need" in the kitchen are generally just extras. I don't peel vegetables, so peelers are utterly useless in my kitchen. Why would I want to detract from the nutrients of the foods that I cook? The peels are edible and, when the food is prepared properly, delicious.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
8 Feb 13
I rarely bake out of mixes, unless I dont have the ingredients, I have a few packs on hand in short time needed. I don't know where you live, but vegetables here are half rotten when you buy them, so yes peeling and cutting out the bad spots are necessary. But seems like you have the best vegetables, and so you think everyone else should as well. What do you have in your kitchen then? Do tell me seems like you don;t have anything and need to point out to everyone about it, should we pity you for it too. So your saying I should cut up my veggies, steam them, or bake them in a dish rotten, I;ll let you know how that goes when I am laying in the hospital when my body wont digest the skins, rotten pieces, or even things growing on them.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
7 Feb 13
If I needed those things I would have looked in a dollar store. You would have saved a lot of money. Things like that aren't easy to sell.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
7 Feb 13
I don't know where you live, but here the dollar store is crap, it's made in china, and breaks by the time you walk out of the store, I would simple be wasting my money. Most of the items I am buying are made in Canada, I support my country not some other one that is made from crap. They sell on many groups I am part off, many kitchen supplies, and dishes are sold, you may have to lower the price a little, but the fact I am getting it all from online earnings is a bonus.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
8 Feb 13
If it's cheaper to buy them as a set - even if you think you will never use them, I would, unless you can get a MUCH BETTER QUALITY single item that will last you for many years. I'm actually surprised it costs that much at Walmart, do you have any kitchen or home goods stores there that might sell them cheaper?
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
13 Feb 13
Walmart is the cheapiest. I looked at others, and it's about double the cost. But I agree its worth the money if it lasts.
@vivek19 (219)
• India
8 Feb 13
I think you need not buy all these things as i think a knife can so all that these items do individually. That will also save a lot of money.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
13 Feb 13
Are you going to pay all my bills, the time off work, and all the health care when I slice my finger off again. That is asing for problems, just using a knife.
@Dominique25 (9476)
• United States
8 Feb 13
Glad you found what you were looking for. We need to get some more kitchens. I think cooking and baking is like a hobby. It would be even better if there were no dishes . Enjoy your set and hopefully your family doesn't bother it.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
13 Feb 13
You are right majority of the things I have to buy are for the kitchen .
• United States
8 Feb 13
I find betty crocker cookware sold at my dollar tree store and they are well made items. I don't know about the stuff you are buying for $18 a piece. it is very expensive to live in canada from the prices you be mentioning.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
8 Feb 13
Here tehy sell cheap stuff from China. It wont last more than a day, I bought a few cookie sheets, and carrot peller before it lasted a whole 2 hours. I am not wasting my money on that crap, now will I suppose their economy. The stuff from Walmart, is name brand items, (not the fancy stuff), my parents have boughten it, and lasted a number of years. That is average cost, I have been buying the lThisower end of items as well, for example the food process I have I paid $40 on sale regular $75 (ot's the cheapiest), I saw one for $200.00. All my online earnings will go for my household items, and now you know why I have to work through my list, basically once a month earnings go to 1 item if that. I am saving my Amazon gift cards for a clothes drying rack that costs $50 (and that's the cheapiest one).
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@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
8 Feb 13
Yes, that is good. You can save and for the items you won't use sell them. That is wise of you too. :-)
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
8 Feb 13
I know a few close friends who would buy items off me, if they needed them. I would post them on a few Facebook groups as well.
@BarBaraPrz (19799)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
8 Feb 13
I'm happy with my basic dollar store-type peeler that I've had since the dawn of time. I did at one time have a fancier one, but didn't like it half as much.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
8 Feb 13
I bought one from the dollar store didn't last over 2 hours, my parents bought this brand 5 years ago, and it's been fine over the years. Same with the cheese grater, I end yp slicing up my hand from the one from the dollar store after it broke.