All the best cooks have one …
Yes …. a counter-top trash bowl.
What is it? It’s just a bowl. Nothing fancy. But this bowl serves as your receptacle for little peels, scraps, ends, and such while you’re cooking. I also use it for cleaning off dishes after the meal. It usually stays out on the counter the entire day.
Time is a precious commodity for this Mom and so any tool that actually saves me time …. I’m all for it!
Some common questions you might have …
Does it stink? No. Items are not in the bowl long enough to develop an odor.
Doesn’t a trash bowl clutter your counter? Slightly, but to pull out my trash can and put it in the middle of my working area would clutter it up even more.
Does it really save time? Most definitely! If you figure that each trip to the trash in my house takes about 15 seconds and multiply that by the number of trips I might take in a meal and the following clean up and you start saving minutes.
An added bonus, if you compost, then you can keep those natural items all together and take them right out to your compost bin at the end of the day or meal.
If you don’t have one, you probably will wonder why I’m raving about the wonders of a kitchen trash bowl.
I challenge you …. Try it for one day and you’ll understand.
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