I’ve been through a few kitchen renovations and have actually managed to come through each one with sanity intact. Well, I guess some people would question that assertion, particularly those who know the reasons behind those renovations. You see, on one or two occasions, I’ve launched a renovation simply because I needed more space for my gadgets and appliances.
I suppose I could sit myself down and work out the difference between wants and needs. Do I really need that Dash single waffle maker? I mean, how long would it take to make a batch of waffles with a little gadget like this anyway? Hmm, but it’s so cute! In any case, my family of three absolutely loves it. Now, don’t get me wrong. I know that owning one does not qualify as a need. But, it does qualify as a very strong want. And that’s almost like a need, right?
Oh, I do love shopping for gadgets, and I know I’m not the only one with this particular fascination. Designers have been applying their skills to improving the way our gadgets and appliances look and work for decades. Alessi, OTOTO and Propaganda are among those design houses leading the trend. Now, we’re lucky in that we don’t have to hunt down exclusive shops in order to see some of these products. Many of them are sold at most kitchen stores.
“Don’t eat the cherry pits! Cherry trees will grow in your stomach.” Did your mother ever give you that dire warning? Well, now you can pit cherries the fun way. Check out this Cherry Chomper by Talisman. I so want one.
Talk about marrying form and function. Alessi designed this beautiful juicer. I have to say that I bought one a few years ago, and I still use it often. It doesn’t separate the seeds from the juice. But, if you don’t mind that, it really is a thing of beauty and a conversation starter, too.
Have you seen any new and fun gadgets? Tell me about them.