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Teakettle + Salad Spinner = Living the Dream

We went on a bit of a housewares shopping spree at Bed, Bath and Beyond the other day. We, of course, stocked up on basics like K-cups and Pez Dispensers, but I needed to upgrade the old kitchen as well.

The new kettle is pretty awesome. I drink approximately 867 cups of tea per day, so I beat the hell out of my kettles and need to replace them every couple of years. Especially because I leave the lid open so that it won’t whistle and accidentally boil the kettle dry pretty regularly.

The new kettle has a very unobtrusive whistle. It’s like the sound that a person who can’t whistle makes when they are trying to whistle. It’s kind of like excusemeyourteaisreadyexcusemeyourteaisready whereas my previous kettle was more likeTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Obnoxious.

The salad spinner was another story entirely. I purchased this on the advice of some of my invisible Internet friends when I complained that I was throwing out a lot of fresh vegetables. Supposedly, if you centrifuge your lettuce to sahara-esque dryness, it will last longer than bagged salad which seems to take the train to Slimetown within a couple of days.

I just kept getting lost. I got the Oxo salad spinner. You just press the top once and it just spins and spins and spins. I kept thinking of things that would be fun to put in there like spaghetti or M&Ms.

And on a COMPLETELY UNRELATED note, I thought about how fun it would be to have a couple of gerbils as pets or maybe teddybear hamsters.

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