Broken kitchen tools - should I replace them?

Broken kitchen tools - should I replace them?

I try really hard not to be materialistic. We don't have the space, and I try to always remember as long as I and my family have our health and our pets, we're fine.

But I tend to forget this when it comes to kitchen implements, which makes it all the more sad when something breaks.

Blog PhotoIt seems like I've been on a run over the last few months. First, it was the large cover to my glass cake stand, plus a heavy vintage green bowl, that went tumbling onto the floor and into a million pieces.

Then, in a freak accident a few weeks ago, I dropped something heavy smack onto my glass stand mixer bowl and it broke, too. (I was super sad about that - I agonized for a long time about buying it, and loved how it kept my pizza dough warm while it was rising.)

And then, of course, last weekend, our pizza stone split in two while I was baking bread. That was sad, too. We've used it at least once a week for just about as long as we've been married. It was finally getting a nice patina on it. Friday-night pizza is off until we get another one (or I find some unglazed terra cotta tiles and make my own pizza oven).

At least all of these things are replaceable, not priceless family heirlooms. Still, what a bummer. And I know I can replace them, but I'm almost a little afraid to. (Except the pizza stone - we've got to get another.) What if they break again? I mean, we don't even have kids and I still manage to break my favorite kitchen items.

I'm surely not alone in this - you've broken your favorite kitchen items, right? Were they replaceable? Did you get new ones?

Photo from this Flickr page.

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