i am preparing for my biggest becoming minimalist project to date – the kitchen. and i am treating it as the most intentional, strategic project to date as well. based on an article from the new york times, i am doing some research to list every kitchen utensil and gadget that i need to keep and will remove the rest.
the process of intentionally choosing a kitchen utensil list is a good idea. it allows you to focus on your needs and purchase quality goods to last as opposed to drawers and drawers full of cheap things you’ll never use. it should also keep me from making costly errors of removing something that i need to replace later.
obviously, no one list is comprehensive enough for every family so i’ve been looking through several to mix-and-match.
just to show the diversity, one list that i saw mentioned the baker’s edge brownie pan as a “can’t go without item.” it costs about $34 and allows every brownie piece to be an edge piece. i must say the idea is tempting… so tempting that 4 months ago (before we decided to go minimalist) i would probably have made the purchase. but so far, i have resisted the temptation to put it on my list.