What things in the kitchen need to be changed every year: 10 items

Alina MilsentLife
Some things should be renewed regularly

Some things in the kitchen should be replaced regularly. Our mothers and grandmothers used to keep old things in the face of scarcity, so they could use kitchen utensils for many years.

Luckily, we have alternatives, so don't forget that certain things in the kitchen need to be updated every year. OBOZREVATEL has compiled the top 10 items that are advised to be changed regularly.

Cutting boards

Stone boards are more durable, but wooden or plastic ones should be replaced every year. Scratches appear on such boards and bacteria accumulate inside them.


The frayed fabric on oven mitts can cause you to get burned when you touch something hot. Potholders are inexpensive, so it is recommended to change them as often as possible.

Kitchen towels

Kitchen towels can be real breeding grounds for bacteria. Ideally, you should wash them several times a week and buy new ones at least every six months.

Food storage containers

Aging plastic can even harm food. In addition, containers become deformed, stained, and cracked over time.

Water filters

Experts recommend changing the filters every six months, but never less frequently. Over time, filters become clogged and stop performing their cleaning functions.

Non-stick cookware

Non-stick cookware should be replaced at least annually. Pots and pans should be replaced as soon as they become damaged or scratched.

Kitchen utensils

Wooden spatulas, brushes, and silicone baking molds also wear out quickly, so you need to buy new ones regularly.

Olive and coconut oils

After the expiration date, oils become bitter to the taste and lose their properties. Typically, olive and coconut oils have a shelf life of 1 year.


If the countertop is scratched, chipped, or stained, the whole kitchen will look untidy. Marble countertops are more durable, they are simply coated with a special impregnation every year.

Furniture and walls

Of course, there is no need to change furniture, paint walls, or wallpaper every year. You can simply call restorers to fix broken things.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told how to wash off the remnants of dough from dishes without spoiling the sponge.

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