It's pretty easy for me to get excited about, more appropriately obsess over, new stuff for the kitchen. Given that I generally don't obsess about clothes or handbags or shoes, kitchen stuff isn't the worst habit to have. That is unless you are completely out of cabinet space.... Here is what I have been thinking about lately.
1. Sinkstation Flat Colander
This is definitely one of those, Why didn't I think of that, products. Essentially it is just flat colander made of silicone that rests on the bottom of your sink. Genius. I find myself using mine constantly during food prep and love that I can throw in dishwasher without it taking up tons of space.
2. Cuppow Drinking Lids and Lunchbox Adapters for Mason Jars
Out of everything on this list, I am probably most obsessed with these Cuppow Mason Jar attachments. The first is pretty simple, but amazing, and converts any Mason jar into a portable drink container. Great for picnics and other outdoor events. Then there is the lunchbox adapter. Basically it creates a six ounce separate container in the top of the jar. It's perfect for salad dressing, dips, sauces, salsas, and more.
3. Recipe Divider Magnet
Let's be honest - recipe math is hard. Dividing or multiplying a recipe makes my head hurt most of the time. Enter this handy magnet. Just turn the dial and you can find out how to adapt your recipe for any number of serving sizes. Bonus - you'll never lose it since it sticks right to your fridge.
4. Soda Stream
Recently I finally gave in and bought a soda steam. I drink a ton of bubbly water and decided in the long run this would be less expensive than continuing to buy cans or bottles. So far, so good. It's easy to use and makes great tasting seltzer water. I can't speak to how good the actual flavored products are, but simple bubbly water with some lemon or lime squeezed in turns out great.
5. Grill Press
Sometimes I have a bit of a stubborn streak or just like to take the more difficult path. This was the case with a grill press. For months I concocted my own press using other pans, cans, foil covered bricks, you name it. Then I finally gave in and bought a grill press. They only cost $12 so don't ask why it took me so long, but it is amazing. Brick pressed grilled chicken, paninis, burgers, veggies. I use it whenever I want a nice crispy exterior on the grill.
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