*Plenty of kitchen items can go for years without needing replacement. However, you have to buy the right ones if you want longevity and good service. The average lifespan of most kitchen appliances and accessories is 10 to 15 years.
If you’ve purchased the right accessory but somehow run into problems within the lifespan, chances are high that fixing the particular problem and keeping your accessory will save you more in the long run than replacing it would. So, before you run to purchase that low-priced sandwich maker online, think again.
Here are kitchen accessories that you’ll never have to replace if you purchase the right one:
Kitchen accessories you’ll never have to replace if you buy the right one
It is generally advised that you keep close tabs on the expiry dates of all the items in your kitchen- especially those in your pantry and fridge. It’s also vital to know when the time’s up on other things in the kitchen such as appliances and accessories because everything needs replacing sooner or later.
But are there kitchen accessories that never have to be replaced, ever? Of course! Durability plays an essential role when it comes to kitchen accessories and gadgets. This is because manufacturers focus a lot less on durability these days not only because they need to keep production costs down, but also because there is a need to constantly innovate or die.
Cast iron skillets
Your grandma may have told you that her cast iron skillet will last forever- and she was right. Cast iron skillets are some of the best investments that you could ever make because of their flexibility as well as their capacity to withstand insanely high temperatures. They are also some of those tools that have a timeless quality that can be passed on from generation to generation.
Cast iron skillets seal in flavor and yet they are super easy to clean. You just want to ensure that your skillet is completely dry after washing. It is also essential to oil the surface of your skillet in order to stop it from rusting.
Measuring cups are one of those kitchen accessories that are handy for just about any job in the kitchen, whether that involves baking a cake or whipping up a concoction for your sick roommate. And if you get the right ones, you never have to replace them unless of course, you want to.
If you don’t know this already, there are 2 types of cups that every cook should own- dry measuring cups and liquid ones. Measuring cups are typically made from an array of materials, but the best ones that will give you service are easy to handle and grip and are dishwasher safe.
Low-cost measuring cups may save you money now, but they will need to be replaced sooner than you expect. The high-quality ones will require you to shell out a bit more but the investment will be well worth it when you enjoy their lasting power.
You may have heard this saying, that the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of the low price is forgotten- and it applies to the caliber of kitchen knives that you choose to invest in. It may make sense to buy that cheap knife now, but it will most likely be made out of cheap materials, meaning that you will need to replace it sooner than you think.
Not all knives are created equal. Low-quality knives do have some quality control checks, but they are nowhere as strict as they ought to be. Lower quality kitchen knives also tend to have thin and bendy blades that are not only almost impossible to work with, but they can also be dangerous.
That’s why it is important to invest in a high-quality knife that will offer you great service. If you take care of and maintain your knives the way they should be, you don’t have to worry about replacing them for years to come.
Food processors are kitchen workhorses that should be included in every modern kitchen. Not only will they step up your home cooking game, but they will save you hours of meal prep. Food processors can chop garlic, onions, peppers, and anything else you would rather not chop by hand in a matter of seconds.
And that’s not all they’re good for. Food processors can also help you make your sauces and marinades easily and in advance. The really fancy ones can even help you slice and shred easy-to-grate ingredients such as carrots and beets.
But here is the thing about food processors- you have to invest in a high-quality one if you want it to serve you well. And good food processors don’t come cheap. While cheaper brands will give you service for some time- their features and accessories such as their motors may not be as powerful.
As such, weigh your decision heavily before you decide to go out and buy a food processor. Those that are consistently ranked highest in test kitchens and consumer ratings may cost you a little more, but it will pay off when they serve you for years to come.
Food storage containers
Is there anything more depressing than spilling that flavorful stew out of your storage container as you take it out of the fridge or food that’s leaked into your work bag due to improper storage?
That’s why it is so critical to invest in airtight containers that will create the proper seal when shut. Investing in high-quality storage containers will also ensure that your containers do not melt once placed in the microwave. Plus, quality containers also mean that any food that you store will remain fresher for longer and who doesn’t want that?
In the end, the kitchen accessories that you purchase will be based entirely on your preferences and budget. However, if you want your kitchen accessories to serve you well, it is important to pay attention to the quality that you are buying. The better the quality of the item, the more likely it is to serve you, and even your children’s children.
Prominent Breonna Taylor Activist Fatally Shot in Louisville
*Hamza “Travis” Nagdy, a young protest leader known for calling out the injustice done to Breonna Taylor, was shot and killed early Monday morning in Louisville, Kentucky.
Nagdy, 21, was reportedly the victim of a suspected car jacking. According to USA Today, he was transported to University of Louisville Hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries.
The Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating, and no suspects have been identified.
Nagdy is the the latest grassroots leader/advocate against anti-police brutality to die in a random attack that progressive and woke Black folk are giving the side-eye to.
“He’s irreplaceable,” said Antonio T-Made Taylor, an independent reporter who mentored the victim. “Travis really believed he could help change systemic racism. He believed he could be a big part of that change.
“What I’m hoping is he will become a symbol of the violence that’s going on, and people will finally give it the attention that we need to be giving to this record number of homicides in our city. …We’re just hoping that he will become a symbol of what great lives we are going to lose if we don’t wrap a movement around what’s going on.”
Maxwell Mitchell, who participated in many summer protests in Louisville, described Nagdy as a man with “a strong sense of strength, a sense of willingness to spend and give everything he had toward this” during a live video on Monday.
“I can only assume that that energy is going to waft over all of us like a wildfire,” Mitchell said.
“Travis really believed he could help change systemic racism. He believed he could be a big part of that change,” said Taylor.
“What I’m hoping is he will become a symbol of the violence that’s going on, and people will finally give it the attention that we need to be giving to this record number of homicides in our city. …We’re just hoping that he will become a symbol of what great lives we are going to lose if we don’t wrap a movement around what’s going on,” he added.
Dave Chappelle Explains Why Netflix Removed ‘Chappelle’s Show’ At His Request [WATCH]
*Netflix has yanked Dave Chappelle’s comedy sketch series “Chappelle’s Show” from its platform.
The series originally aired on Comedy Central from 2003 to 2006. The comedian famously walked away from the show in 2005 due to creative differences.
Chappelle revealed in a lengthy Instagram video Tuesday that he requested for the series to be removed because he “never got paid” by ViacomCBS after he quit.
“If you are (expletive) streaming that show, you are fencing stolen goods,” Chappelle said in the 18-minute video titled, “Unforgiven.” “They stole that (show) from me, they just took it.”
Watch him tell it via the Instagram video below.
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“I found out these people were streaming my work and never had to ask me or they never had to tell me,” he continued. “Perfectly legal because I signed the contract, but is that right? I didn’t think so.”
Chappelle signed a deal with Netflix in 2016 for five stand-up specials that have been released on the platform, including “Dave Chappelle: Equanimity,” “Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin” and “Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones.”
“(Netflix) agreed that they would take it off their platform just so I could feel better,” Chapelle said. “That’s why I (expletive) with Netflix because they pay me my money, they do what they say they are going to do and they went above and beyond what you could expect from a businessman.”
Erykah Badu Calls Ex André 3000 ‘One of My Best Friends’
*Erykah Badu has opened up about her relationship with ex-boyfriend, hip-hop star André 3000.
In a new Musicians on Musicians segment for Rolling Stone, Badu chops it up with singer Summer Walker, and recalled her relationship with the father of her 23-year-old son, Seven.
“When we became boyfriend and girlfriend in the ‘90s, we didn’t become friends first. We were attracted to each other first,” she said. “We had stuff in common, but we didn’t learn all of that until over the years. We have a 23-year-old son. Over these years, we’ve just become closer and closer as friends, as humans, as man, as woman.”
She went on to say.. “He just left Dallas, actually. He came down for my grandma’s memorial. He’s one of my best friends on the planet,” she shared. “I care for him so very much, about his livelihood, his art, his feelings. And I’m a super big fan of him. I’m assuming he’s also a fan of my music. We’re really close.”
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Badu said she and Andre almost have a brother/sister dynamic.
“We laugh all the time, talk about things. It’s brother and sister, it’s grandmother and grandson, it’s father and daughter. It’s so many different things depending on what the situation calls for,” she explained.
Walker called their relationship “beautiful.”
Hear Badu tell it via the Instagram video embed above.
In related news, Walker has confirmed fan speculation that she’s pregnant.
She shared the big news Friday night in an Instagram post showing off her baby bump. Her baby daddy is said to be her longtime boyfriend, producer London on da Track.
Check out her baby bump post below.
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