I've been doing a lot of thrift store hunting lately and have found some real gems! It seems that I've been in a real stainless steel kind of a mood lately. Our local thrift store has offered $10 off for a $10 purchase coupon per email so our family has cashed these in and I have found some "steals." First on the list is what I call my baby stockpot. In the picture on the right is my huge stainless steel stockpot I bought over 10 years ago at Dillard's (I think) for half-price which was $18. It still looks practically brand new even though it's a work horse around here. I can cook 20 pounds of potatoes, it holds 25 pounds of strawberries (that's right, I took it strawberry picking), plus I can make stock in it from a huge turkey carcass! The one on the left is the one from the thrift store. The first thing that came to mind when I saw it was JAM! It's the perfect size to make a batch of jam! It has high sides so the jam can sputter away without making me a mess! Can you say $1.99???!!! Oh yes, I've already used it to process all those strawberries into jam (in separate batches, of course).
My next bargain was this ginormous stainless steel mixing bowl. I had one years ago that I had sent with my husband to a church function I couldn't attend and he obviously never made it back home with it. I just never had the heart to spend $16-$20 on one and finally found one for $3.99! I absolutely love it!
My next acquisition were these Wearever AirBake cookie sheets. I figured I was taking a gamble on these because I couldn't figure why anyone would want to get rid of them unless they weren't any good. After a minimum amount of cleaning, we baked some cookies on them and they are great! Can you imagine how many cookies I can bake now at once!!!? The big one is 15" x 20" and the smaller one is roughly 14" x 16 1/2". They were only $2.99 each. Remember, I had my coupons so I basically got all these things for FREE!!! These cookie sheets are totally expensive brand new...I think the big one goes for $20.
And finally, who couldn't use a few more gravy boats. These awesome stainless steel gravy boats were priced at $1.59 and $0.99. I think I am so ready for the holidays now!!!