Did you know that Nigel Slater doesn’t own a vegetable steamer? Now he is an accomplished English food writer, journalist, broadcaster and chef – food is his life – so you would think he would own every kitchen gadget invented. You would be wrong.
When he needs to steam vegetables, he uses a colander on a pan and pops any old lid on top. So if he doesn’t feel the need, why do we? Are we procrastinating – delaying the ‘actual cooking’ by collecting kitchen gadgets. Or perhaps we are compensating, do we simply buy stuff because we need that ‘purchase’ rush, or simply more interested in the ‘havng’ rather than the ‘doing’?
I am no psychologist, but I do know that happiness will not be found in a fully equipped kitchen!
My advice, resist the temptation to buy the latest must have gadget, all they do, after the first few uses, if we’re honest with ourselves, is to sit in the cupboard and gather dust.
So if there is something you ‘think’ you would ‘definitely’ use all the time, try to borrow one from a friend for two or three months and actually see how often you use it. You may find your friend may offer to sell you hers…see she doesn’t use it…