Kelsey’s Kitchen

I have select kitchen gadgets that I absolutely swear by. These are all products that were purchased by me for my own kitchen and that I could not live without. If you have even been on the fence about a kitchen product and were looking for a trusted opinion, you have come to the right place! Here, in Kelsey’s Kitchen, I will review my most loved kitchen products and appliances and show you where to pick up your own!

Primula 8-cup Classic Coffee Press

Few may know that a French Press can do more than simply make delicious coffee! Use one to flavor your coffee, make espresso (-like) coffee, or steep loose leaf tea! I love my Primula French Press for many reasons including its plastic handle, the fact that it is dishwasher safe and it is a bargain! At around twenty dollars, you can make unlimited cups of fantastic coffee that is brewed exactly to your liking. A French Press gives you the power to make your coffee as strong or as weak as your prefer it. If you do not yet own a French Press, you have bean missing out!

Pick up yours, here!

Le Creuset Classic Whistling Kettle

If you are looking for a tea-riffic kettle that is as beautiful as it is functional, this is the kettle for you. I drink A LOT of tea and this tea kettle makes my life easier. This beau-tea-ful kettle looks amazing on your stove top but also boils water in minutes. The whistle is nice and loud so you know exactly when your water is ready to use! It has a tight fitting lid so you never have to worry about it popping off or sliding around. No matter the color of your kitchen, you will find one of the twelve colors will suit your taste. This is an investment that will last you years and years. It also has a 5 year warranty so if something does happen, you do not have to worry!

Pick up yours, here!

Microplane Classic Grater

If you are looking for a fantastic grater that will grate everything fro cheese to nutmeg, the classic Microplane grater is a must have. This durable grater grates things so fine, its like magic. Get fluffy, long cheese shreds or super fine chocolate shreds from the same kitchen gadget. It also zests citrus beautifully. Because of its sharp blade, it takes only the very top of the zest off of your citrus, giving you the most fresh, bright zest that is never bitter. It is dishwasher safe and in the years I have owned this product, the dishwasher has never dulled my blade. I highly recommend having a Microplane grater in your kitchen!

Pick up your Microplane, here!

Wilton Armetale Shell Sauce and Hors D’Oeurve Server

Wilton Armetale makes some really great products. Their aluminum based alloy dishes are oven, stove top, grill, and freezer safe. This unique line allows you to cook and serve in the same, beautiful dish. I have a basic bowl and I absolutely love it. This Hors D’Oeurve server, in my opinion, is a fancy shrimp dish. It is a very specialized piece of serve-ware. Unless you do a good amount of entertaining, this is a product that just takes up some of your very valuable cabinet space. Though, if you entertain regularly, you would get a lot of use out of this dish. Overall, the quality is excellent and it is a very well-made product. Though, it is difficult to find uses for.

If you are interest in this dish, pick yours up, here!

Metrokane Rabbit Wine Opener

Rarely do I keep something in my kitchen that I am not absolutely wild about. This is one of those items. It is not awful, but it is not necessary. For what it does, I think a good, everyday corkscrew is a better tool. The Metrokane Rabbit is difficult to use and takes quite a bit of elbow grease to get it moving. Though, once you know how  to use it, it is speedier than any other hand-held, non-electronic wine opener I have used. Verdict: save the $50 and get a decent corkscrew. Unless you have money to burn and just want to own a cool little gadget.

Pick one up, here!

Joseph Joseph 3-in-1 Design Rotary Peeler

If you are looking to de-clutter some of your kitchen gadget drawers, this tool will help! This unique vegetable peeler offers three useful blades in one compact tool. The julienne blade allows you to make skinny strips of vegetables for dishes like zucchini pasta. The standard blade peels hard vegetables like potatoes and carrots. The soft skin blade makes peeler softer vegetables like tomatoes a breeze. I love that it comes apart for easy cleaning then pops right back together. This goofy looking gadget is definitely worth giving a try!

Pick up yours, here!

Le Creuset Enameled 10 1/4 inch Cast Iron Skillet

This is my go-to frying pan. It is my home skillet. I absolutely adore this pan in every way. It is easy to use, easy to clean, and does a fantastic job. I have used cast iron in the past but nothing compares to the quality of this skillet. The enamel makes it so the skillet does not rust. This features allows you to soak the pan to get off any additional food without having to worry about it rusting in your sink. It is also pre-seasoned so that it acts as a non-stick skillet without gross chemicals seeping into your food. Two thumbs up!

Pick yours up, here!

Or, if you are frying solo, there is a smaller option!

Reusable K-Cups

I know most of you cannot make it through the daily grind without your coffee. If you are looking for an easy way to save over $600 per year, these Reusable K-cups are it. And that is only if you drink 1 cup a day. If you are a multi-cup drinker you can save thousands of dollars every year. Stop buying the pre-made, disposable K-Cups and switch tho these easy to use replacements. Not only do they save a ton of cash but they help to cut down on trash as well. Plus, you will get a more quality cup of coffee then you do with the pre-made K-Cups. You can fill these with your favorite coffee or even loose tea and make your cup as strong or as mellow as you’d like!

Pick up yours, here!

If you want a fancier reusable K-Cups, Keurig make a great one!

Tovolo Groovy Popsicle Mold

This seems like a very specialized item to have in your kitchen collection, but I think you would be surprised how often it can be used! I love this because it is a money saver! Especially if you have little ones. No more high fructose corn syrup filled “popsicles”, make your own with this incredibly simple and fun mold. You are only limited by your imagination when it comes to making popsicles when you have a great mold like this on from Tovolo. Try making my Protein Fudge Pops, White Chocolate Raspberry Pops, or come up with your very own recipe!

Pick up your Tovolo Groovy Popsicle Mold, here!

OXO Good Grips Salad Dressing Shaker

If you need a quick and easy tool to help make and store your own salad dressings, this is the ideal salad dressing shaker for your kitchen. I love how easy it makes it to create your own salad dressings, serve, and store them! I find it amazing that it does not leak. I have used this dozens and dozens of times and can even turn it upside down without it leaking. If I am bringing a salad to a dinner or a party, this shaker makes it super simple to transport whatever dressing I want to serve with it. Its super handy and I know that any home chef would benefit from owning it. If you would like to see this dressing shaker in action, check out my post about 3 Fat Loss Salad Dressings.

Pick up yours, here!

Vitamix 750

This blender makes all of your smoothies smooth sailing. But, it goes above and beyond smoothie making. This bad boy can pulverize anything you’d like it to. Or, it can simply chop or puree. This machine is so versatile. I have used it everyday since I took it out of the box and would recommend it to anyone.

Pick up yours, here!

Or, if the 750 is a bit large for your taste, click here for a smaller model you may be interested in!

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