Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ten Essential Items You Need For Your Kitchen

For as long as I can remember, I have loved kitchen gadgets.  So I have tried a lot of kitchen items over the years.  I still have my Magic Bullet from 2007!  Which, by the way, you can find here. (They last forever and work great)  I made all my daughters baby food with that same bullet.   My favorites change pretty often but as of now, these are my favorite 10 kitchen items.   

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Go Vino: Dishwasher safe wine glasses are a must in every kitchen.  There is nothing more annoying, then when you buy something new and find out its hand wash only!  These wine glasses will hold up.  

Avocado Slicer: This Avocado Slicer is going to give you the perfect slice, every time.  You can use the other side to easily cut the avocado and remove the pit.  If you hate having avocado all over your hands then this is for you.  

Sloth Drink Markers: Drink charms are a thing of the past.  I love pretty little drink charms that mark which glass is mine.  Only thing I love more is sloths!  Now I can finally mark my drink with a blue sloth.  Who is with me on this?

Bail & Trigger Beverage Dispenser: Mason jars are kind of a staple at my house.  In fact, all of our drinking glasses are oversized mason jars. (you can find those here.) So you can imagine my excitement when I found this oversized jar dispenser.  So pretty! 

Ceramic Cat Measuring Cups:  I love measuring cups that can be displayed in my kitchen.  Anthropologie often has a pretty good selection of decorative measuring cups.  These happen to be adorable cats.

Indoor Herb Garden: I am constantly using fresh basil and it can get expensive.  After many attempts to grow it outside in the Texas heat, I switched to indoors.  This Indoor herb garden is so easy that even I can do it.  (I have the opposite of a green thumb.)  

Le Creuset French Press:  I personally think that a French press gives coffee the best flavor.  I choose the French press over the automatic coffee maker, everyday.  This one happens to be in the color 'Caribbean'.  The plunger and mesh is stainless steel and its durable and easy to clean.  What more can you want?  Delicious coffee, perhaps? You can find the top rated coffee here

Cold-Press Juice Maker:  I love cold press juice and I cant stress that enough.  However, its very expensive.  Recently, I had to invest in a juicer.  Fun fact about this particular juicer:  at the end, the pulp is bone dry!  It's so much easier to clean up than traditional juicers.  

Cast Iron Grill Press:  A cast iron grill press is the key to the most amazing grilled cheese.  We use this press on nearly everything but its especially awesome at smashing burgers.  Its made of cast iron so its easy to clean and will last forever.  You can hand this bad boy down to your kids.  

Kate Spade Kitchen Towels: Decorative kitchen towels can be an easy way to change your décor in your kitchen, temporarily.  I always go for the towel that is funny.  Kate Spade always makes fun towels, so I usually check Bloomingdales first.  Also, TJmaxx has some great deals on kitchen towels.  

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  1. I am a sucker for kitchen gadgets like these! I feel like a kid with a new toy. Good picks!

  2. Some of these are definitely items that I'm gonna check out for my kitchen!

  3. That cast iron press! We have one at work and I cannot make burgers at home because I've become so accustomed to using it. I'm actually at work right now but if I can remember this post tomorrow I will be back to check out the press, and the rest of your blog.

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