Offbeat Reusable Kitchen Products
|May 26, 2012||Posted by thecheapskatemom under ecofriendlykitchen, environment, home, household, kitchen, reusable, reviews|
Inspired by TLC’s Extreme Cheapskates’ ingenuity in finding a way to replace disposable items with reusable ones, I trolled Etsy to dig up the most offbeat reusable and environmentally friendly kitchen products to share with you. Some of these products are totally fabulous and you may think – well, why didn’t I think of that – while some are…. well…. offbeat (to say the least). No matter what these products will save you money – and maybe start up a debate
In The Kitchen
Reusable Sandwich & Snack Bags
Get rid of your ziploc bags and trade them in for fashionable & ultra eco-friendly fabric reusable sandwich and snack bags! I love these heavily patterned ones from seller ALittleBlush! They start at $8.00 USD for a set!
Reusable Trash Bags
This may be a bit of a stretch – but hey – if you can get past the slight ick factor (afterall, these bags are machine washable!), you’ll save some serious money. I buy the absolute cheapest trash bags possible (of course) and still they cost about $6.00 for a roll. For only $39.99, you have two reusable trash bags that will fit into your average kitchen garbage bin!
Reusable Bowl Covers
Stop using plastic wrap – and stop spending money on it! – with these pretty and reusable bowl covers with elastic to fit your bowls. I love this idea and think it would make a swell bridal shower gift for the environmental crusader in your life!
Reusable Stainless Steel Straws
I know straws don’t cost that much in the grand scheme of things – but for only $13.00 you can buy four stainless steel straws and you’ll always know you’ve got straws in da house! Love these
Reusable unPaper Towels
Cloth rags that snap together into what looks and acts like a roll of disposable paper towels?! I so wish I had these Love how much money you save by not buying paper towels – not to mention the trees! These awesome towels are only $35.00 – not bad for years worth of savings !
Reusable Produce Bags
These reusable produce bags from motheringMother save plastic while keeping your veggies fresh – and don’t forget to ask for your cloth bag discount at the store!
Stainless Steel Soap
I am totally in love with the website Uncommon Goods – and usually I just oggle it – thinking about how it would be nice to buy basically EVERYTHING they offer. Clearly, I can’t do that – but I do think buying their stainless steel soap would be a worthwhile investment. Apparently it removes yucky kitchen odors like fish and garlic like a dream – so stop using excessive amounts of soap and start using stainless steel to get the smells out. The reviews for this are totally positive so make sure to check it out (it’s only $14.00!).