3 Small Kitchen Appliances That Will Save You Money
Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 10:12 am
I recommend investing in a Kitchen Aid stand mixer. Although these start at around $200, owning one will save you tons of time and money in the long run. I bought mine a couple of years ago and it has been worth every penny! These amazing kitchen appliances can do everything from mixing cake batter and kneading dough to shredding cheese, grinding meat, and making pasta. You can purchase the extra attachments for added functionality starting at around $50 a piece. Owning a stand mixer will open up a whole new world of cooking from scratch. If you think about it, eating out with a family of four costs approximately $50 these days. If your mixer can help you skip eating out just four times it will have already paid for itself!
Crock pots make cooking inexpensive meals at home so easy – why not invest in one? You can usually find one for cheap if you keep your eyes open at garage sales and thrift stores. The great thing about crock pots is that they can tenderize cheap meat roasts, making a tasty and healthy home cooked meal for less. You can also forget about buying lean ground beef by using your crock pot to make shredded beef instead. This will save about $2 per pound of meat.
A good quality blender can prove to be a very useful investment when cooking from scratch to save money. Instead of buying ready-made products, you can use your own blender to make smoothies, margaritas, milkshakes, frozen drinks, cooking pastes (such as pesto or tomato sauce), bread crumbs, shredded meats, baby foods, salad dressings, and so much more for less money!
So, if your looking to save money by cooking from scratch, it is well worth it to invest in any one (or all three) of these handy kitchen appliances.