kitchen, kitchen utensils, home economics department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
The woman who has been keeping house for years does not have the same equipment problems as the new homemaker. She owns a varied collection and not always an efficient one. A study of it will be a revelation to her. She will be interested to summarize in her own mind or on paper the kitchen jobs and the equipment she uses for each. She will probably find that she uses more utensils than are actually needed. She could get along with less and thereby save time. The extra equipment has been stacked with the other. It is handled each day when it should be stored out of the way. Some of the utensils she uses are not in good condition. They should be disposed of or repaired. Perhaps the good equipment will be sufficient if it is conveniently arranged at the place of use where it will give the greatest service with the least effort. She may decide that she can do better work if she were to purchase a few pieces of carefully selected equipment.
Wilder, Susan Z., "The Selection of Kitchen Utensils" (1926). SDSU Extension Circulars. 256.