When building a kitchen arsenal full of useful cookware that reflects your lifestyle and decorating style, it can be tempting to purchase new. But, when it comes to the kitchen, new isn’t always better. For pans that are better for your heart, and napkins you can reuse forever, check out your local thrift shop.
Trista Crass, owner of Bad Mother Vintage in Fairbanks, Alaska says “kitchen thrifting in general is a bit tricky, but if you’re paying attention you can score pieces at your local charity shop that’d go for hundreds online.” You just need to follow a few rules when shopping for kitchen essentials.
We suggest always avoiding non-stick coatings like Teflon which, when chipped, can be harmful to ingest. Vintage plastic is another no-go, and in general avoid anything with chips or cracks. With those rules in mind, start scouring your local thrifting haunts for the tools every kitchen needs. These are our top eight picks for thrifting kitchen necessities.
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