14 Things for 2014

January 28, 2014

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!

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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

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • eat chic
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  • AntoniaJames
Fond of large dogs, tiny houses, pungent cheese, and dessert for dinner (or breakfast).


eat C. January 29, 2014
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).
AntoniaJames January 28, 2014
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)