Kitchen upgrades

If, like me, roughly 80% of your day is spent preparing toast and/or hot beverages, here are two things which will change your life and which I cannot believe it took me 39 years to discover:

  1. A kettle with a “keep warm” button (I have this bougie glass one and this bougie pour over one) - no more standing over the steamy contraption waiting for it to bing! Go fearlessly to pee, forgetful friend, and lo! Extremely hot water will still be miraculously extremely hot on your return.
  2. Wooden toast tongs - I have lost count of the times I have wrestled my husband to the ground as he was about to insert some conductive implement into a live toaster. Best existential risk reduction you can buy for 8 dollars.
Zoë Smith @zoe