Pots, pans, and appliances: How to clear out a kitchen

Pots, pans, and appliances: How to clear out a kitchen


Whether you are looking to upgrade the kitchen in your own London property, or you have inherited your parents’ home and are clearing out the kitchen for sale, it can be tough to know what do do with all those old pots and pans, crockery, kitchen appliances, and white goods.

Kitchen cabinets are often overflowing with old items, from stained or cracked old dishes, to rusting pans, or old ice cream machines or bread makers that have not been used in a decade. These cannot all go in the recycling or fit in the general bin, so how can you dispose of them? Look no further than the expert rubbish collection team at BBOJunk.

How to dispose of old cookware like pots, pans, and oven trays

If your old pots and pans have started to rust or the non-stick coating has started to peel on an old oven tray, then they are no longer food safe and it is time that they should be replaced. These items cannot go in the general recycling and putting them into a black bin liner and into your general bin will mean they will go straight to landfill. They may not even fit into your bin! Instead, why not get BBOJunk to collect it from your house for a small fee and dispose of it for you?

How to get rid of dated old crockery

Styles of plates, bowls, and cups go in and out of style every few years. Maybe you no longer like a certain set of plates, or maybe you are fed up with some bone china cups that do not go in the dishwasher. Whatever your reason for deciding to get rid of some old crockery, you may want to take them to a charity shop to see if they could sell them and raise a little money. If you do not have the time or access to transport to take these items to a charity shop, however, then BBOJunk is ready to pick them up from your property with a minimum of fuss and take them off your hands.

How to dispose of old stainless steel cutlery

Stainless steel cutlery does start to degrade after a few decades, which you might notice with spoons turning blue if left in the yoghurt. Whether your cutlery has started to degrade, or whether you have simply upgraded to a nicer set, they can be a pain to dispose of as they should not go in your recycling bin, but putting them in the general waste feels like a waste. In which case, a call to BBOJunk is the best option as our team will pick them up from your property and dispose of them in the most environmentally way possible.

How to dispose of a old or broken cooker or oven

If you have upgraded your kitchen and decided to move to a range cooker, or moved to an induction hob to reduce your gas bills, then you will need to dispose of your old cooker or oven and hobs. These are large items and not appropriate to put in the general bins or recycling. The size and weight of them may also mean that you are unable to take them to the skip, even if you did have one nearby.

The easiest way to dispose of an old cooker or oven is to get the company that comes to install the new cooker to take it away with them. Some companies offer to take away old appliances for free or a low fee, and this is often the best option as you will not be left with the old item taking up space. However, if you cannot get your cooker taken away like this, then BBOJunk are on hand to remove the item from your home for you, picking it up from your kitchen or outside your home for a minimal fee.

How to get rid of heavy old microwave

Microwaves have improved greatly over the decades, in terms of counter footprint (size), power, and energy consumption. As such, if you are still using a microwave from twenty years ago now might be the time to upgrade, and with BBOJunk on hand to dispose of the old appliance in an environmentally-friendly way the process could not be easier.

What happens to the cookware, crockery, appliances, and white goods you collect?

We collect a huge variety of items and rubbish from homes and businesses across London and endeavour to always dispose of items in the most environmentally sensitive way. This means that where possible we will try and recycle, upcycle, or compost everything we pick up. However, when that is not possible we work with licensed landfill operators so that everything is handled responsibly.

How can I organise a pickup?

If you would like to discuss getting rid of your old, under-used, or broken cookware or kitchen appliances, then call us today on 0208 244 5070 or book a collection via our simple online booking form.

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