Here, you’ll find ONLY the items I have purchased and used in my kitchen. Each item includes a custom description as to why I’m in love. As I continue to purchase and use items that I feel comfortable recommending to my fellow creators I’ll be sure to update. The fact that you’re taking the time to check out my recs means the world!
So mine is white, and 10 years older than this one. While there are fancier...much fancier.... grinders on the market, I have ZERO complaints with this guy. He is used several times a week and works like a champ. It's totally up the the user to determine how fine or course to prepare their beans (which depends on your brewing method), so you've got to pay attention the first few times you use it. After a few gos, you'll figure out the sweet spot of how many seconds for exactly how you like your grind! I have yet to upgrade, which should say something.
When I tell you this revolutionized my baking... I honestly never considered myself a baker because everything came out so subpar. I thought I didn't "get that gene". Apparently, the gene is a proper food scale! I've had this for just over a year and I now confidently say I BAKE. And for the coffee connoisseur, this guy also happens to be perfect for brewing at home!
Classic. My personal favorite way to brew coffee at home. And this is one of the best French Presses on the market, I've tried at least 10 of them... and Bodum comes out on top every time. Fun Fact: This press is often referred to as an 8 cup press. Because most of the world consumed coffee in 4oz increments! Instead of microwaving their 15oz mug every 15 minutes. This French Press is actually what kickstarted my love affair with coffee. What prompted me to start learning about beans and roasting and brewing at home! I've got an entire How To tutorial over on my Instagram under highlights. Hoping to have an entire blog post on brewing coffee at home shortly.
Straight up. I don't use this at home. BUT. This guy comes with us camping! It's the perfect non breakable, portable coffee experience when you're out on the road. Compact, light weight and a bomb cup of coffee. While I don't agree with the seller description when comparing to a French Press (about them being bitter... just means you're making them wrong) I realize they gotta sell. I get it. Plus a lot of this is totally personal preference, which is half the fun of brewing coffee at home. It's 100 percent customizable. Just take a bit of effort to figure out what you LOVE.
Am I over here making Turkish coffee every morning. Nope. But for the coffee lover who has "everything" and enjoys learning while trying new to them things... this is it. The perfect gift. For your bestie or yourself. At least I've thoroughly enjoyed learning how to brew and serve this type of coffee! So glad I have this pot in my collection, and love perfecting my technique on a rainy Saturday afternoon when it's nice and slow and I can take my time to keep learning.
My husband works crazy hours. A ton of overnight shifts. Hours of studying in between... life is not on a "normal" schedule around here. It never has been. Enter this little guy. Dan specifically asked for this. A way to make good espresso, quickly. Who was I to say no? BONUS that it came with a frother that creates both hot or cold foam. So it's perfect for cappuccinos and lattes, and also perfect for iced chais and dessert martinis. We've had this Pixie for 6 years now, and not one issue. When our frother started acting up out of the blue, Nespresso was amazing and sent us a brand new one free of charge. So ya. Fab customer service too.
I hope you found this resource helpful and honest! And if you’re looking to better understand Kitchen Basics I’ve got you covered over on my How Tos!
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