Toronto now has a lending library for kitchen appliances

Toronto now has a lending library for kitchen appliances

(Images: The Kitchen Library/Twitter) (Images: The Kitchen Library/Twitter)
 

There are few things more frustrating than trying to tackle a recipe without the right equipment—except shelling out serious cash for a gadget and then only using it once or twice. The Kitchen Library, a new non-profit on the Danforth, aims to solve that very culinary conundrum. Housed in the same storefront as the Toronto Tool Library (which operates on a similar model), the lending service charges $50 a year for access to a diverse collection of kitchen gizmos, from regular Cuisinarts and stock pots to more specialized juicers and food dehydrators. As with any library, there are due dates (three to five days, depending on the type of equipment) and late fees ($1–2 a day), and the inventory is first-come-first-serve. For those foodies looking to de-clutter, the library also accept donations. [Toronto Star]

The Kitchen Library, 1803 Danforth Ave., 416-803-1417, kitchenlibrary.ca