Sweet Kitchen Gadgets

Monday, June 18, 2012

So it may be a bit of a surprise to some of you, especially since I've been slacking on the recipes, but I LOVE to cook and bake.  When I think of my dream home, I think of the kitchen more than anything.  With that in mind, I decided to share the five kitchen gadgets I would most love to have.  My ultimate kitchen wishlist, if you will.

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KitchenAid 5qt Artisan Stand Mixer in Pear - $347 - Overstock.com
I have wanted one of these since I was a little girl thumbing through JC Penney catalogs in my living room.  Since I love to bake, this would be great for me.  It would make mixing things SO much easier.  Since we got rid of our hand mixer when we were preparing to move to Florida, I've had to mix everything by hand.  It's not always easy.  I dream of KitchenAid!  I love the color, because it's perfect for what I've had in my head for our future kitchen for months now.

SodaStream Pure Black/Stainless Steel Soda Maker Starter Kit - $129.99 - Target
I'd never really given a thought to owning a SodaStream before, but I've had several friends absolutely rave about them lately, so I decided to check them out.  I'm very impressed by what I've seen so far.  I've pretty much completely cut pop out (I only drink it occasionally when we go out, though I usually get tea or water), but I love carbonation; I've always been the kid mixing juice with sparkling water and/or Sprite to get a whole new experience, so I'd love it just for that.  I also think this would be awesome for entertaining, because you wouldn't have to go out and buy a bunch of different kinds of pop that take up a lot of space.  Tom loves Pepsi, so he'd probably like it too, although he's been trying to cut out pop as well.  He's been doing an AMAZING job of it.  He's tried a few times before without success, but he's kept this up with only the occasional can of Coke for a few weeks now, and  I'm SO proud of him.

Keurig Vue V700 Brewing System - $210.99 - Amazon
My mama's had a Keurig for a few years now, and I love using it when I go over there.  It's so nice to have a hot cup of tea, coffee or cocoa in just a minute.  If we ever do end up getting a Keurig, it will probably just be a regular one, but this new Vue system is AWESOME.  So what makes it different?  The Vue system is super customizable.  With just one Vue cup (which is recyclable, btw!), you can pick the size you want (4-18oz) and the strength of your brew, all through a cool touch screen.  My absolute favorite part though is that you can control the temperature!  I've scorched my taste buds several times in my life, so I'm kind of a weenie when it comes to hot liquids.  I always end up tossing in an ice cube or something (in fact, I usually prefer both coffee and tea to be iced, though I do enjoy both hot as well).  This is the feature I've been waiting for all my life.

Alasdair Glass Tea Kettle - $39.95 - Teavana
I have a thing for kettles.  I used to even have one in the bathroom that I kept bobby pins and such in.  I absolutely love the look of a glass kettle, and I stumbled across this one months ago.  I love how sleek it looks.

Maytag Bottom Freezer French Door Ice2O Refrigerator - $2499 - Menards
I fell in love with this fridge a few months ago when I saw it at Home Depot (the stainless steel version, which is my favorite, is no longer on the HD website).  French doors and bottom freezers are two of my favorite features in a fridge, but what really sold me on this one (and I realize this will probably sound dumb) was the built-in wine holder.  I'd much prefer a stable place to put my Moscato :)  I really love kitchen appliances, and I've loved looking at them since I was little.  I think the price of this fridge is more than I would probably spend, but I think it's really pretty.

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  1. I have that tea kettle, and I love it. So simple. When it gets cold again I'm sure I'll make more tea with it, but I like the idea of storing things in it.

    1. Yay! I'm glad to hear you like it. It makes me want it even more!

  2. We have the same kitchen wants! I have a kitchen aid mixer, in cobalt, which I love! I want a Keurig and a soda stream! And that fridge is awesome.

    1. Lol, that doesn't surprise me a bit. We have very similar design sensibilities :)



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