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Old 01-04-2013, 07:38 PM   #31
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I have pared down my kitchen items, though I immediately can think of some more, but they aren't a hindrance. I do want to get rid of our plastic bowls though, they are colorful and super fun, but I have found they don't always come clean in the dishwasher and I don't have the patience to wash them by hand. They are used for snacks and cereal, but honestly, the regular bowls are just fine for snacks as well, so now that I'm actually typing this out, I'm realizing they need to go! I will grab them tonight and put them in the donate box.

I have a lot of cups, but I'd like to keep it that way, we go through them quickly around here! I have some of those silicone ice cube trays that I thought I would make melted crayons in, but they are brand new, sitting there, getting no love, so they are out. Just don't need them. I have a few others, yay inspiration to complete what I already planned on doing but haven't lit a fire under my butt to get it done!

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Old 01-05-2013, 01:50 PM   #32
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I like the idea of only having one extra set in the house for easy access. Maybe the rest could be placed too high or too low that I wouldn't reach for them. It might work as long as the dishes were washed promptly before anything had time to set. I'm very intriqued now.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:55 PM   #33
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One of my projects before the next baby arrives is to really streamline our dishes...I have some that are chipped, and it's time to say goodbye to them.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:57 PM   #34
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I have started going through all my rooms weekly and sorting things to a goodwill bag that I have not used in awhile. Maybe I'm nesting a little too hard but I bet I have gotten rid of a bag per week for awhile now! Lol
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:38 AM   #35
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I need to do the dishes again. I did them last fall ('11 not '12) but DH loves to use 10 cups a day, it drives me nuts. We don't have a dishwasher and I have to wash all the dishes all the time. Some cups must go tonight!!
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:52 AM   #36
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Re: Let's talk dishes

I realize most of this thread is fairly old, but wanted to comment.

Dishes are somewhat mixed for me. We have 10 dinner plates, 10 small plates, 10 cereal/soup bowls, and 12 snack bowls. We have that many of everything because the dishwasher doesn't necessarily need to be run every day, and this allows us two meals as a family. We homeschool, so 4 of us are here for basically every meal and every snack. I hate doing dishes, so I don't want to do them after each meal in order to have clean dishes.

However, if you expand to the rest of the kitchen, I'm fairly minimalist. I have a small kitchen and don't have all the cabinets full. I have stuff in each cabinet, but could condense a few of them without trouble. That is including DH's shot/beer glass collection that never gets used, but he won't get rid of.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:43 AM   #37
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Right now as far as actual dishes are concerned we are down to two plates, three saucers, and three bowls from our set of four each that we got when we married (plus two of the matching mugs). Besides that we have three plastic bowls from an old set I had from before we married that I would love to get rid of, but it is helpful to have right now with a three year old (he is the one who broke two of our plates at one time while "helping" with the dishes). He has a small stack of plastic cups with a handful of lids that he uses disposable straws with (but he uses one straw till the cup goes in the dishwasher).

We have two glass iced tea glasses, four average sized glass glasses, and four juice sized glass glasses (plus four shot glasses that we used for little dude to learn how to drink out of a cup with no sippie). We also have like six stainless steel and two glass water bottles (those could stand to be weeded down).

No real clue on the silverware. I think we started out with a set of eight of everything, plus eight extra teaspoons and a set of five serving utensils? But I know a few pieces have gone missing. We also have a handful of espresso spoons and a little camping spoon and knife that were part of a three piece set (lost the fork) that were perfect for kiddo when he outgrew baby spoons.

We do have a few too many mugs...besides the two that match our dishes we have four others, plus two cappuccino mugs (that double as bowls sometimes) and a little espresso set of six mugs and six saucers!! We don't drink coffee that much!!

We have four mixing bowls, another glass bowl that is technically a mixing bowl but DH likes it for eating pasta or salad out of cause it is bigger, and four glass storage containers with lids. Right now we also have a handful of canning jars with lids that we use sometimes for food storage. One skillet, one big pot, two saucepans...with lids for all except the skillet shares a lid with the big pot.

Baking stuff is the bigger thing. We have one rectangular ceramic pan/casserole dish, two smaller ceramic casserole dishes, one metal roasting pan, two cookie sheets, one 12 cup muffin pan, one six cup jumbo muffin pan, one round metal cake pan, two glass loaf pans, and two glass pie pans...plus two cooling racks!! Those will probably get cut down if we end up going to a more paleo diet soon.

We also have a Magic Bullet that had all sorts of accessories, but we only kept one smaller and one larger chopping/mixing container with the two blades. Then we have our cheap full sized blender, a breadmaker, and a crockpot. On the chopping block (so to speak) are our coffee maker, our George Foreman with interchangeable cooking plates, and a hot sandwich pocket maker...they are just hanging around till we get a chance to get rid of them.

Other than that, we have two drawers of miscellaneous utensils...big mixing spoons, pancake turner, whisk, can opener, measuring stuff, cookie cutters, etc. I go through these regularly and try to pare it down, but we do pretty much use it all. We also have a cold brew system, a stovetop espresso maker, a Pampered Chef food chopper, and a few glass beverage containers (for extra cold brew, lemonade, or ice tea). I am sure I am forgetting a few random things (can't remember if we have a Popsicle mold anymore, for example)...but that is pretty much what is in our kitchen.

I just make sure to have disposable stuff on hand if we are having a party or house guests for more than a day or even for us for holiday times when we are using more big dishes/pans for prep....just to cut down on the massive amount of washing involved. Right now, even though we have plenty of everything disposable except for bowls I still wonder what my MIL is gonna say when she arrives later today for a visit. Last time she was here she kept teasing me (but it felt more like ridicule) about how I didn't "believe" in dishes!! Ugh!!
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I need to do the dishes again. I did them last fall ('11 not '12) but DH loves to use 10 cups a day, it drives me nuts. We don't have a dishwasher and I have to wash all the dishes all the time. Some cups must go tonight!!

I thought you meant you hadn't CLEANED the dishes since Fall of 2011. I was amazed for a moment, until my level-headed thinking returned. I completely agree about cups accumulating, and they're such a pain to clean.
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