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Old 01-26-2020, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Monterey County California
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I recently bought an air fryer on Amazon https://amzn.to/36th2Np It's a Cuisinart brand air fryer. It's turned out to be a lot better than i expected I thought oh this is just going to be another gadget on my counter but I use it almost every day.
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Old 01-26-2020, 02:52 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Wasnt there some society where everybody burned all their household possessions every so many years? Surprised the mass merchandisers dont try to bring that tradition to modern America so they can sell even more stuff....



Guess we could all learn to eat everything raw. Just need a sharp knife and wood block if your teeth arent so good anymore.


I've read about an old time Venetian family that sought to impress dinner guests with their wealth by tossing the solid gold plates they'd dined on out the window into a canal as they were just too much trouble to clean. What their guests didn't know was the family had had a net installed below the canal's surface and would retrieve the plates the following day.
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Old 01-26-2020, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I think I’m going to donate some glass dessert plates my mom had. I can’t remember ever using them.

I also need to donate the pieces I have of her fine china. That is a bit of a project. I intend to send them to Replacements.

And I need to organize some drawers, which will add to the number of donations.

I am not pitching things I use. It us amazing how much I have that I’ve never or seldom used.
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Old 01-26-2020, 03:37 PM
 
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I get rid of things I am not using or are in bad shape. I don’t replace items that are still useful.
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Old 01-26-2020, 08:25 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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If I had my druthers, I would toss MOST of the things that my wife has brought into the kitchen. ....
About the Tupperware:

Inform her that some of the Tupperware plastics are not considered to be safe for food storage. That doesn't mean that she has to toss it, but it would be better used to store crafts, paint, etc. That's what I'm doing with my old Tupperware. At least you can get it out of the kitchen.
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Old 01-26-2020, 11:26 PM
 
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No, it would never cross my mind to toss something in the kitchen just because it was in the new year.
Sales are great this time of year, if stuff’s worn out why not replace it?
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:18 AM
 
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I wondered if anyone was freshening up some of their kitchen gear? Or tossing old stuff? I’ve decided to donate my iron grill pan. Every time I used it, I worried about dropping it—on my toe, on my porcelain sink or my stove. And it was a pain to maintain. It is gone from my kitchen.

I also got rid of some old baking sheets and replaced with three new ones from Chicago Metallic. I am not happy about the care instructions for them, but I guess we’ll see how they perform.

And I’ve ordered a new tea mug just for me.

Am looking to discard some more stuff.

What about you?
I hunt and rotate year-round, but this year one of our donation calls just happened to take place in January.

Since we haunt thrift stores and yard sales year-round, too, I just donated some extras from an enormous and drastically inexpensive set of Corningware. And some plastic bowls with lids (we just got some new square ones), and a couple of other items.

I almost always keep metal anything; if it's too worn for kitchen use, it gets demoted to yard use.
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Old 01-27-2020, 10:36 AM
 
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We're getting ready to toss the Keurig. Hate that I ever bought one and look forward to having the space back.

We need to replace our many cookie sheets and pans, but we've had these forever and I have such good memories of making cookies on them when the kids were little. I'm way too emotional about things like this.
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Old 01-27-2020, 10:44 AM
 
Location: CA
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We're getting ready to toss the Keurig. Hate that I ever bought one and look forward to having the space back.

We need to replace our many cookie sheets and pans, but we've had these forever and I have such good memories of making cookies on them when the kids were little. I'm way too emotional about things like this.
Curious as to what will replace the Keurig? I have used one for years. I never use the K-cups, only the ones that I fill myself. It is a bit tedious if we have a number of people wanting coffee at the same time, but that is not often as we are empty-nesters.

Also looking at new cookie/baking sheets.
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Old 01-27-2020, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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We're getting ready to toss the Keurig. Hate that I ever bought one and look forward to having the space back.

We need to replace our many cookie sheets and pans, but we've had these forever and I have such good memories of making cookies on them when the kids were little. I'm way too emotional about things like this.
Yes. But with new things, you can still make good memories. I like using functional things. If the thing becomes less functional, then I tend to replace. Pans and cookie sheets are tools. From time to tine, you have to replace your tools.
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