Re- stock the kitchen with post- holiday bargains
Tribune Content Agency By the time
the holidays wind down, no doubt you’ll have a good idea what you need to upgrade in the kitchen for next year’s festivities. And no matter what wasn’t quite up to snuff this season—whether it’s your utensils, dishes, cutting boards, glassware, cutlery, pots and pans or appliances—after-holiday sales are the perfect time to time to buy new at bargain prices.
The same is true for big sets of pots and pans. Get rid of those old scratched broiling pans and mismatched pots with a new, gleaming set. Pick up more of those specialty serving dishes featuring holiday motifs. Whether you use them for your own kitchen or give them as gifts next year, you can pick up bargains now.
Maybe it’s time to swap out all those dishwasher-hazed glasses that look dirty and rundown, or all those mismatched glasses crowding your cupboards. Pick up new sets while they’re available at deep discount. Think about entertaining, too. This time of year, you can often find large entertaining packs of 12 wine glasses, for example.
Whether you need a fresh set of cutlery because most of your spoons have danced around the garbage disposal, or a pretty new pair of salad tongs, serving ware is also on sale. Other stalwarts like cheese platters or chip-and-dip plates abound, too, and you can put them to good use for New Year’s and Super Bowl parties.
Look for small sets of spreaders you can store as hostess gifts, impromptu holiday gifts next year, or just for your own use. Pitchers, ice tongs, ice buckets and serving trays are also on sale.
Stores stock inexpensive appliances like toasters, blenders and coffee makers all year long, and what doesn’t sell gets marked way down in late December and early January. Why spend another minute fussing over the toaster that only seems to have one setting (burned) anymore? You might even find fancier appliances at great prices. Look for specialty food processors, stand mixers and single-cup coffeemakers at after-Christmas sales.
For more information, contact Kathryn Weber through her website, RedLotusLetter.com.
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