Some rooms in the home require more purchases than others. Your bedroom may only need a bed and maybe a dresser, but the kitchen requires a lot more than that to function. It needs different appliances as well as a bunch of hardware. If you’re worried about buying all of that, you can buy some items secondhand to save quite a bit of money. Below, we’ve listed some of the main kitchen items you should buy secondhand. Cast-Iron Pots and Pans
Some pots and pans hold up better than others—cast-iron ones in particular. Even if it’s old, simply cleaning and seasoning the item will make it good as new. If you can, gather a variety of sizes so that you can complete plenty of recipes! In addition, look for enameled cast-iron cookware; buying this new is pretty expensive, so if you can find it used, buy it.
Mixing bowls are the some of the best kitchen items to buy secondhand. They’re extremely durable, versatile, and easy to clean There are so many different sizes, materials, and colors to choose from—you’re sure to find something to fit your needs. Instead of spending lots of money on new mixing bowls, look to secondhand sources.
Measuring Cups and Spoons
If you’re like many people, losing measuring cups and spoons is as easy as counting to three. Especially measuring spoons—they can easily get lost in the madness of the kitchen. Instead of buying a brand-new set every time, buy them used!
You may already have a standard set of forks, spoons, and knives, but you can restock your supply, get a fancier set, or just look out for heavier silver cutlery when you shop secondhand. Apart from silverware, you can also stock up on your serving utensils, such as ladles, spatulas, and serving spoons. Just be wary of buying rubber versions.
Dish Sets and Glassware
Lastly, don’t miss out on buying dish sets and glassware secondhand. You may not always find a matching set, but you will find some unique pieces and have enough variety to fill your kitchen. Whether you need more plates, bowls, casual cups, or wine glasses, you can find all that and more at secondhand stores.
When you head to one of our 2nd Avenue Store locations, you’ll find an extensive kitchen selection. From dish sets and glassware to pitchers and serving plates, you can stock up your kitchen when you partner with us. Head to one of our thrift stores in Bladensburg, MD, or in one of our other locations.