Things you don't need

I’ve been using an electric cooktop for almost an year now – and you know, by electric I mean those stove cooktops that have circles drawn on top with red-light glowing in them to heat up your pot/pan as supposed to having real flames coming out. And although electric cooktops are supposedly more innovative (I agree with this part) and safer than the traditional flame-bursting stoves, as I’ve been using one for a while, I noticed that’s not necessarily the case.

Electric Cooktop
From personal experience, these more-expensive electric cooktops (around $500-1000 more expensive than traditional ones) have both ups and downs (more…)


From multiple standpoints, you don’t need a TV in your kitchen especially if you have a family.

Look at the behemoth TV.  Do you reeeeeeally need it?  Probably not, but we convince ourselves that we do.  And now more than ever we don’t because we can’t use the excuse that you don’t want to miss your favorite shows–that’s all online or on demand.

This will save you money on not having to buy a TV, not paying for cable, lower electricity bills, and for a less selfish reason, you won’t be draining on the Earth’s limited energy as much.  The savings will add up over time, I promise.  With all this saved money, you can buy organic eggs or even put it towards recycled napkins since they’re probably both more expensive than what you normally buy.

To go off a slight tangent, I’ve seen the deterioration of the family unit as a result of the TV in the kitchen.  The kids want to watch TV.  The parents spoil the kids and say yes.  The parents and the kids talk less making it that much more awkward to discuss problems or concerns.

So do yourself a favor, don’t buy a TV for your kitchen and if you already have one, put it in another room or store it until another one you have now breaks.  Do this for  your if not for monetary or environmental reasons.