From finding the perfect banana bread recipe to creating a sourdough starter, many people really got into baking last year. Fortunately, it’s also a hobby that doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. In fact, some recommend you always buy certain baking essentials secondhand.
Apartment Therapy spoke to a group of home stagers about which kitchen items should always be purchased secondhand. You might be wondering why home stagers would be the go-to source for such a thing. After all, they aren’t chefs or professional bakers.
True! However, given their experience setting up homes for the real estate market, they know which products can withstand a lot of wear and tear. That’s how they know that rolling pins are one baking accessory you can feel comfortable buying secondhand.
According to Leah Gomberg, owner of Sweet Life by Design, rolling pins last a long time because they aren’t used every day, even by the most avid of bakers. That’s why it’s one of those items you should grab at a secondhand store. Gomberg advised sticking to upcycled wood or marble, though, as those tend to be more durable.
There are other kitchen items you can feel comfortable picking up at the thrift store, as well, so be sure to check out the whole list.
If you’re looking for a fun recipe to try out that new used rolling pin, how about some delicious cake cookies?
(Via Apartment Therapy)