This list is neither exclusive nor conclusive. Rather, it is merely a starting point to hopefully inspire us to reevaluate how much we keep in our kitchen. Be honest with our situation and only keep the tools we are using. We can purchase from kitchenware stores in Singapore.
Kitchen tools we do not own
Kitchen aid mixer
Not owning this guy is pure heresy in the food blog world, but we survive just fine.
It is big, it is bulky, and we probably only use it once a year. Replacement: Varies by dish, but usually a large pot will suffice. If we really need one, borrow it from a friend.
These can be more bulky than necessary. Replacement: Keep our knives in the silverware drawer.
Excessive pots and pans
We simplified down to 3 pots and 3 pans. Replacement: Clean cabinets.
More than 8 plates, glasses, and bowls
We love to host. Rarely do we have more than 8 guests, but even when we do, we still have options. Replacement: Use specialty disposable plate ware.
Extra coffee/tea mugs
Again, we decided we rarely ever need more than 8, and we do not even have that many. Plus, these can double as glasses if we have more than 8 guests!
Bread recipes that do not require a maker such as our 7-ingredient Muesli Bread!
If we do not regularly use this, then it is just eating up space. Replacement: Regular toaster or a traditional oven.
Although a fun device, it is rarely used. Replacement: The largest pan we own.
Bulky and tough to clean. Replacement: If we love to juice, we can juice without a juicer.
First, we probably do not use this as much as we thought we would. Second, to get a really good espresso we usually need very high-quality equipment and the time to adjust our grind/machinery to get that perfect shot. This simply is not practical for the average coffee lover. Replacement: Sell the espresso machine and go to a coffee shop when we want good espresso.
Grilled cheese maker
We do not need this. Replacement: Almost any pan.
Only keep this if we regularly make a lot of rice. Replacement: Prepare rice in a traditional pot.
When is the last time we made doughnuts? Exactly Replacement: Go buy doughnuts when we want them, or try a pan-free version.
Quesadilla maker/ Panini press
Ah! Replacement: We can get the same effect by using a skillet, tin foil, and pressing down on a pan on top.
Egg scrambler/milk frother/other trinkets
Be honest, we do not really use these things. And they are only taking up space. Replacement: Just a little creativity. To read more about Japanese kitchenware in Singapore click here.