It used to be that a home cook could whip up any dish with little more than a pot, a slotted spoon and some culinary ingenuity. (Or so it seemed.)
These days, our kitchens are stuffed with gadgets that can do everything from core mangos to steep our tea for us. Everyone knows too many chefs spoil the soup, but too many useless appliances can also be bad for your budget.
Then again, time is money. Maybe that state-of-the-art food processor really could make a difference in your life. So, to determine the real utility of some of the most popular newfangled kitchen gadgets out there, we asked: Exactly how many times would we have to use each to justify its cost?
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Then, using LearnVest’s “What’s My Hour Worth” Calculator (assuming a time value of about $15 per hour), we crunched the numbers.
(Try it out for yourself to see how much your time is worth.)
In the slideshow below, you’ll find our calculations to help you differentiate between gadgets that gouge you—and those most likely to pay you back.