Originally Posted by Cooking Goddess
Completely agree GG. I too pull out a stainless steel bowl if I ever need a double boiler even though I actually got the insert with a set of pots and pans. As those pans wear out I replace what I use most and what will multi-task. I've been getting rid of more things than I never should have bought in the first place.
I buy many items at thrift shops and estate sales experiment with them and then send them on their way. I do it mainly to satisfy my curiosity about some of the odd items I see in the stores. I call it my catch and release program.
I got used to making do or multi tasking when I was starting out. I had very few things to work with. I always had to wash up things as I went along so I could use them again in the same cooking session. Being young and poor helped me to learn to think ahead, prioritize, be neat and more creative in all areas of my life. It also helped me decide what things are really important and deserve space in my kitchen. My kitchen is small, but I still have room for a chef!