Today I chauffeured my mother to a strip mall where they have a big boxed discount store. The prices aren’t anything to die for but if you’re a professional consumer especially for household goods then you’ll be tempted to at least look around.
Ooooh, I thought this kettle was rather posh. $29.99.
Perhaps not as elegant but the weight distribution of the one on the left would be important if you were into professional kettle sports. $59.99.
I think kettles are mostly for old people and Brits. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been at someone’s home and heard kettle whistling. The kettles caught my eye because I’ve been watching BBC shows and kettles guest star in some of the episodes. They “put a kettle on.” Or was it “put on a kettle?” I’d buy a kettle just so I could use those lines. They’re so much more classy than, “boil some water.”
For $19.99 you can be a proud owner of some cheese knives for all your cheese adventures. Again, much prettier than your average knife but if any guest in my home complained about how their cheese was cut I’d kick them out. Serrated steak knives have never let me down in any situation. But if you’re a cheese connoisseur then I guess you need the right tools.
I could see myself buying some of this stuff if I had too much money or if I had people coming over all the time to praise me for my specialty kitchen tools. Otherwise, I will continue using my 5 in 1 knife.
But that kettle would be a great decorative piece on the stove.