Category: Kitchen Appliances

Kitchen Appliances
Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

Perhaps one day I will own an expresso machine. And but so, in the meantime I guess posting about them on Tools and Toys will have to suffice. I have it on good authority that as far as home machines go, the Rancilio Silvia is the best of the best for the price range. Don’t […]

Kitchen Appliances
The Best Way to Keep Your Coffee Beans Fresh

We know that you know that the best way to keep your roasted coffee beans fresh is to store them in an airtight container that doesn’t see any sunlight. Most coffee aficionados find the nearest jar with an airtight lid and call it good. But after you’ve closed that jar what about all the air […]

Kitchen Appliances
A AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

If you’re persnickety about your coffee and brew some every day then the AeroPress may be your cup of tea. I own a coffee maker, a Turkish coffee maker, two french presses, a stove-top espresso maker, a siphon, and an AeroPress. The latter makes a cup of coffee as delicious as you’ll get from a […]

Kitchen Appliances
Granada Drinking Glasses

Crate&Barrel (a.k.a. The Helvetica Store) has, in my opinion, some of the finest glassware you can buy. So many of their pieces have a unique and classy style, and these Granda Glasses are no exception. They are handmade from recycled glass with swirls of orange, red, yellow, and turquoise. Available as a 19 oz. Highball […]