Before the advent of online shopping, the local department store catalogue was an endless source of dreams and schemes for the stay at home mom living the American Dream. Now the rules have changed…somewhat. Gone do the days of everything need to match, and the fixation on classic items. Eclecticism has entered modern kitchens, where pieces are purchased on their own merit – it matters more that they do well on their own, and less that they belong to a large, matching family. The beginning of the nuclear family model might very well have something to do with this phenomenon. From pastel-colored linens to sleek-looking kitchen utensils from Nisbets, to funky-patterned glassware– all are welcome to co-reside in a contemporary kitchen.
Different Types of Kitchen Equipment to Choose From
Of course, the indispensible set of excellent knives and sturdy cutting board are staples. A mortar and pestle also sit in any well-used kitchen. Apart from these manual, strength- and agility-demanding instruments, we now have kitchen equipment that does the job without human energy input. Technology by way of small appliances has really made an entrance into modern-day kitchens: it is not uncommon for the countertops to sport a coffee maker of some sort, a food processor, a toaster, a blender or juicer, a mixer or beater – and those are just the basics. There are now more aids for cooking, baking, steaming and frying in the kitchen than you could possibly imagine – and possibly store in your living space. So we have come full circle: while appreciating the efficiency and innovation of modern kitchen appliances and equipment, we should remember the simplicity of the old school kitchens and stick to the basics. You can still get the job done without the specialized items and you’ll have a lot less clutter to deal with, too!