Have you ever heard the saying that you have to spend money to make money? Well, the same can be true for saving money. Sometimes spending a little money upfront can save you money in the long run.
In my never ending quest to save money, I always try to reevaluate ways in which I spend that I could be saving. With a new baby on the way it’s more important than ever to identify new ways to save. Cooking and making your own food at home is generally a cost saver in and of itself, but there are ways to save even more. Check out these 5 kitchen tools that save you money!
1. Coffeemaker. If you need some caffeinated assistance to start your day, save yourself on average $4 a cup over going to your local coffeehouse and make your own coffee. Depending on your preferences, a cup of coffee can be had for less than $1 a cup!
2. Oil Mister. I go through quite a bit of cooking sprays while cooking, baking, and grilling so this little tool is indispensable for me. Aerosol cooking sprays are expensive and don’t actually provide a lot of actual cooking oil for the cost. Not only is it less expensive to buy a bottle of cooking oil, you can avoid the propellents and cut calories by misting the oil with this mister. If you like to use different oils for different uses, these misters are available in four colors for all of your needs.
3. Food Processor. Time is money. Items that are already ready to go straight out of the package are marked up because they’re so convenient. Using a food processor you can save money by buying blocks of cheese and shredding it yourself, making your own baby food, or shredding/chopping/pureeing meats, veggies, and fruits for other meals.
4. Cast Iron Skillet. Save yourself money by investing in just one skillet that will last your entire lifetime. And, unlike the non-stick counterparts, cast iron doesn’t leech harmful chemicals into your food and into your body.
5. Waffle Maker. Treating yourself to Belgian waffles has never been easier when you make them yourself. Weekend waffles is a family tradition for us and we have consistently delicious and uniform waffles each time for only pennies per waffle! You can also use your waffle iron to freeze waffles and have them ready for a fast and easy breakfast any day of the week!
What kitchen tools do you swear by that save you money? If you’re looking for even more money saving tips, read my tips on easy ways to save money in the bathroom!