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5 Things You Think You Need in Your Kitchen...But Don't
Here are five cooking tools we think are nice to have but may not be necessary. Disagree? Tell us by commenting.
Blender
Blender
In an ideal world, you'd...pull it out and make margaritas every weekend.

In reality…you can shake your margaritas using a metal shaker and a pint glass, and serve them on the rocks. Or, if you have an ice cream maker, help it pull its weight by enlisting it to make perfectly slushy frozen drinks. A food processor or Cuisinart Mini-Prep can definitely handle smoothies. If you must have a blender, opt for its smaller cousin, the immersion blender (or hand blender), which is much easier to store and clean up, and purees soups beautifully.