Re- stock the kitchen with post- hol­i­day bar­gains

Sun Sentinel Broward Edition - Homespot - Broward East - - G SPACES - By Kathryn We­ber

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.

bet­ter, too!

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.

© 2015 Kathryn We­ber. Dis­trib­uted by Tri­bune Con­tent Agency, LLC.

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