Whether you’re a new homeowner, a college student moving out of the dorms, or just a guy or gal looking for a culinary upgrade, stocking a kitchen can be a really intimidating experience, even before you start thinking about food. Houseware itself is a field so deep in products that a trip to your typical retail store winds up feeling more like an expedition to a wild hinterland of shiny plastics.
Thankfully shopping on QuiBids is often just as simple as pulling up one of our specific categories (they range all the way from Electronics to Gift Cards to Home & Garden) and browsing our thousands of brand-new items. Or, if you ain’t got time for that, simply type what you’re looking for into our nifty search feature and see what we’ve currently got up on the auction block.
Of course, those thousands of digitized items can make it feel a lot like you’re standing at the front of a department store, overshadowed by throngs of two-stories-tall aisles all stocked with the products. So why don’t you let us offer a few suggestions on how to get started? We’ve chosen ten great ones, and broken them up into basics, essentials, and, well, stuff that will enrich your cooking experience that you probably don’t really need but would be really nice to have. What’s the word for that? Oh yeah, luxuries.
Even before purchasing food, you’ve got to have pots and pans to cook it in, right? Best get started with this awesome 12-Piece Green Gourmet Set from Cuisinart. It’s as reliable as it is environmentally friendly!
You’ve got your pots and pans, so now it’s time for a trip to the grocery store, right? A $50 Walmart gift card ought to help take care of that.
Now all your food’s out on the counter, cookware at the ready. Oh, but what to slice it up with? Good thing you snagged this 11-Piece Forged Steel Knife Set to prepare your food for going into the oven, skillet, pan, boiling kettle, microwave, or whatever else you intend to use for cooking.
And lastly, just in case your cooking skills aren’t quite up to snuff, here’s a Kalorik Gravity Salt and Pepper Grinder to give your food a little extra spice.
Need to maximize your sleep time and minimize your morning preparations for work? This 12-Cup Coffee Maker by Kalorik will do both, as it’s super-easy to use and clean!
Tired of freezer-burnt chicken? Snag one of these Taylor Freezer-Refrigerator Thermometers to monitor just how cold it’s getting inside your home fridge.
If you’re going to make muffins, make them with love. This Mini Heart Pan by Bakeware will do just that.
Luxuries (or, Icing on the Homemade Cake)
Is your mom’s old recipe book falling apart? Scan the pages and load them on to this Sungale Android Minitablet! It’s never good to be in doubt when it comes to cooking, so having the power of the Internet in your kitchen is a lot like being coached by your own personal executive chef.
Class the joint up a little bit with this WMF Mini Easy-Pour Decanter. Great for serving wine, juice, or even just plain old H2O!
Lastly, nobody likes a boring, lifeless kitchen. Give it a bit of life by plugging in this Jamo Home Cinema System to pump out your favorite tunes! It’s small and conveniently placed, so you can set it on a shelf or appliance, or wedge it into a corner. The possibilities are endless!
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