The kitchen is an area where quite a bit of time is spent on food preparation. How you go about that can make a huge difference in the amount of money that you end up spending while there. By using some simple tips to help you improve the amount you spend when you cook can mean hundreds of dollars in savings over the year. below are a number of tips that you can use in the kitchen to keep more of your money in your pocket.
Grate Cheese Yourself
It's worthwhile investing in a grater as it will pay for itself many times over during its lifetime. Cheese (and anything else) that is already grated and packaged in the store will be significantly more expensive that it is to buy the same product whole and grate it yourself. Resist the convenience and do the grating yourself to save money.
If you want to save a lot of money in the kitchen, invest in a Crock Pot or other slow cooker. Even if you add the cost of a slow cooker recipe book, you'll end up saving hundreds of dollars a year if you use this as a regular way to make meals. Using a slow cooker allows you to buy less expensive cuts of meat and make them taste even better than higher costing cuts by tenderizing them on low heat over a long period of time. Vegetarians can also save big by cooking their dried beans in it, saving more than 50% of the cost of cooked beans. Then there are all the leftovers which can be eaten again as is, or mixed into additional meals. A Crock Pot is one of the most frugal ways to cook in your kitchen.