Every year or two, I find my frying pans and chopping board become damaged and worn. I don’t like using non-stick frying pans when the surface is so scratched it can leach metals into the food. I don’t like using chopping boards when they are warped or blackened. It usually comes to a point when I just have to replace them but they are so expensive if I want something that is going to last. I’ve decided to budget £100 a year to replace my frying pans, oven trays or chopping boards if I feel I need to.