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14 Things for 2014

By • January 28, 2014 • 2 Comments

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If one great thing about the holidays is the exchange of presents, a rare perk of the January slump is the way we excitedly compare notes about our most thrilling gifts. By the looks of it, we cleaned up in 2013 -- and not just in December.

We've polled our staff and community for their favorite products from the past year, from old reliables to new discoveries, from pantry staples to high-tech gadgets. Here are the 14 greatest hits, which we've resolved to keep using -- and, if we're lucky, to share with others -- through 2014. 

What products are you excited to try in 2014? Tell us in the comments!

Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker
Mirro-Matic Pressure Cooker
Nespresso Espresso Maker with Milk Frother


Kitchen Tools:
ChemEx Coffee Maker
Cheese paper (...because we all care about proper cheese storage.)
Flour Sack Towels
Aeropress Coffee Maker
All-Clad Cookware


Pantry Goods (and Booze!):
Rancho Gordo beans
Sherry vinegar
Walnut oil
Valrhona Caramelia chocolate
Uncouth Vermouth

Photos by James Ransom

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8 months ago eat chic

I've been using my Chemex nearly every day for the past 3 years. It is the only thing that gets me out of bed in the morning (especially when accompanied by a delicious breakfast).


8 months ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

You should offer another Rancho Gordo collection that includes Good Mother Stallard and Cassoulet (American grown Tarbais) beans. They're among the best beans I use on a regular basis -- and I use a lot of beans! (The others are local heirlooms not offered by RGB). ;o)