(Part 2) Best home & kitchen products according to redditors

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We found 125,772 Reddit comments discussing the best home & kitchen products. We ranked the 50,696 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the products ranked 21-40. You can also go back to the previous section.

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Top Reddit comments about Home & Kitchen:

u/axofkindness · 177 pointsr/tifu

This is a much cheaper option that works well: GermGuardian

If you smoke next to it, no smell.

u/davedawg2000 · 124 pointsr/loseit

$25: Digital food scale from Amazon. You think you know what a portion size is until you actually weigh it out :)

This thing is absolutely indispensable.

u/Guazzabuglio · 63 pointsr/Coffee

I got this one at the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market.

I also got this Zojirushi travel mug for my birthday. This thing is great. It'll stay piping hot all day, and most times I need to unscrew the lid and let it cool for awhile before I'm actually able to drink from it.

u/dagaetch · 60 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I'm very happy with my Zojirushi. Can't use a straw, but I've never had trouble with ice cubes. And it's insulated like a mofo, ice cubes stay solid overnight.

u/jmoses · 42 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Almost any ricer cooker is better (imo) than no rice cooker. They're super easy and idiot proof.

In my experience the cheaper ones make more of a mess.

I've owned this one and it wasn't very expensive, it's easy to clean, and it makes a limited mess on the counter (unless it's super full). We follow the measurement directions and the rice is great every time.

I currently own this one and it makes almost no mess ever. It's pricey, and I'm not sure it's worth the cost difference if you don't use it a lot, but not having to clean up the counter is super.

u/FoodBornChillness · 41 pointsr/cars

I worked in a lot of high end scratch restaurants. I had a Hattori HD 9.4" gyuto that I used as a daily prep knife. I always kept it sharpened on my natural whetstones. I walk back into the kitchen one day and a server had grabbed it to cut lemons. He was "sharpening" it with a tabletop sharpener. I lost my shit on that guy.

A few weeks later I walked back into the kitchen and the same guy had taken the Sous chef's 8" MAC gyuto and was stabbing at a container of frozen strawberries. That was enough. I let loose on the guy and told him to get the fuck out of my kitchen. I talked to the GM and he was never allowed past the kitchen doors again. He literally had to ask the dishwashers to grab stuff for him.

u/Aperture_Kubi · 39 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

How about something like Ikea's veggie balls?

I picked up a few bags back in early December, emptied two of them into a gallon freezer bag, and toss a few into my rice cooker's steamer tray whenever I cook rice. I'm sure there are recipes to make them at home too.

Edit: My rice cooker that can rice and steam at the same time.

u/confused_boner · 39 pointsr/techsupportgore

The MetroVac is as loud as a vaccum

u/attackoftheack · 35 pointsr/flexibility

Yes, anything can have a dramatic impact on an individual.

From a total population standpoint is it normally a primary concern? No, most people do not even notice any issues that develop but then again, most people are not pushing their bodies or asking them to be high performance machines.

You are doing the right things by strengthening your muscular imbalances that have developed. Imbalance is one of the leading causes of injury behind only previous injury and severity of previous injury. My first recommendation would have been to get an assessment and to strengthen the weak areas. Since you have already tackled those issues, now you are also at the point of prevention.

What can you do and what's important?

What is important is the alignment of your hips and spine as you sleep. Prop your body up into a position where your hips and spine are aligned. I'll give some links on pillows that can help accomplish this.

Article on sleeping posture by Dr Quinn Hennoch DPT:


LifeHacker sleep posture article:


Pregnancy Pillow :


Knee Pillow:


Side sleeper pillow:


Another common pillow position for back sleepers is a pillow, roll, or towel under the hamstrings.

If you have short hip flexors that put you in an anterior pelvic tilt (APT) this will especially work to take the pressure, from the weight and leverage of your legs, off of your low back.

u/qudat · 34 pointsr/WhitePeopleTwitter

Electric kettle. It will heat the tea to the exact temperature.


  • 175 F for green tea
  • 185 white tea
  • 190 oolong tea
  • 212 black tea

    Not only does it help control flavor, but for green tea I can start drinking immediately after steep. Whereas with boiling the water you usually need to let it sit longer than steep time.
u/IDontWantToArgueOK · 34 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Pro tip:

These are awesome. Works way better than a can of air and you only have to buy one. Also great for cleaning keyboards/remotes.

Shame the price keeps rising as these used to be half the price, but I still recommend it.

u/[deleted] · 33 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Be aware that BPA-free plastics often contain other endocrine disrupters, sometimes even worse than BPA. Your best bet is to go with one that is uncoated metal (I believe many of them coat the inside with plastic to prevent the metal from reacting with the contents and producing an odd taste).

That being said, since the "what's the best insulated mug" question comes up on BIFL about every 13.6 minutes in average, I can confidently tell you the answer is Zojirushi. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005PO9T44?pc_redir=1396962660&robot_redir=1

One reviewer claims it is uncoated.

u/cocotel69 · 33 pointsr/Cooking

Stay at home Dad here. I cook for six every night. Prior to about four years ago the most cooking I did was on the grill. I started with the Betty Crocker Cook book. Literally. Red book in binder format. It has simple comfort food and the recipes are simple. I now have 30+ cookbooks, some better than others. (Giada's are only good for the pictures.) Once I started cooking, I then started watching Alton Brown for other ideas and other techniques, but without a firm base of at least six months of trial and error, it won't help much. Without that, it'd be like watching a Michael Jordan video having never even picked up a basketball and thinking you could play like him. Get used to the environment first.

Start simple. Do a chicken breast and a vegetable from a can. Maybe rice. But note what works and what doesn't. Get a feel for what a "done" chicken breast looks like and feels like. Same with a pork chop. Same with some pasta. Get yourself used to the chemistry and physics of cooking first, then work on more complicated techniques and dishes.

Starter Supplies:

  • One good frying pan - nonstick

  • One good Chef's knife - [$25 on Amazon]

  • Cooking Thermometer - $14 on Amazon - Cook all meats to 160 degrees F to start. You can get fancier later. To start don't poison your guests.

  • Flexible cutting boards - $5 Amazon This makes it easy to chop and then dump straight into the pot/pan.

    Clean while you cook.
    Salt and butter are always your friend. And cheese. If something sucks, add cheese. Good luck!!! Report back please.

    TL;DR Just start cooking. Keep it simple, but start cooking.
u/HairyHamburgers · 32 pointsr/BuyItForLife

In my opinion, ceramic is crap. It is VERY sharp, and relatively cheap. But the sharpness and edge retention comes at the price of brittleness too. (Steel can get brittle too if it is taken to a very high hardness.)

You know what else is VERY sharp, and is a fair price and will last you a lifetime? Good steel knives. Opinions differ, but I really like Japanese knives. Here's a good example from Tojiro, my favorite bang-for-the-buck knife brand (the DP line specifically.) I've had mine for 10 years and it's never let me down.

Tojiro DP Gyutou - 8.2" (21cm) by Tojiro http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000UAPQGS/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_PZFktb025ZKNT

If you get the Tojiro or something else, this is, in my opinion, the only knife sharpening method to consider. My Japanese wet stones have been collecting dust since this thing arrived 2 years ago.

Tri-Angle Sharpmaker by Spyderco http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000Q9C4AE/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_42Fktb1S4K15V

If you want that mirror polished edge you'll want to pick up a Ultra Fine Triangle Stone to go with it.

I'd trade 20 ceramic knives for one Tojiro and a Sharpmaker.

Source: Professional chef for 15 years (so far)

u/Kopachris · 30 pointsr/homelab

I worked in a casino for six years, repairing slot machines for two of those. I know a thing or two about cleaning electronics that have been subjected to heavy tobacco smoke.

  1. Power it off, unplug it, ground the chassis. You'll probably want to do this in a garage or outside
  2. Go over it with a shop vac first, then an air compressor to get the hard-to-suck stuff. If you don't have an air compressor, I always used one of these at work and highly recommend them for cleaning your computers and servers. Be sure to get the fans really well--hold them with your finger to keep them from spinning real fast
  3. Pull everything out of it. Everything--power supply, hard drives, even the motherboard. Go over the components and the chassis and use the air compressor some more
  4. If it still needs more cleaning:
  • Medium-heavy degreaser to take out nicotine/tar and spilled drink stains on the metal chassis
  • Simple Green or other all-purpose cleaner diluted to medium strength according to the directions for plastic surfaces and the outside of covered components. Lint-free/microfiber cloth, you know the deal.
  • Circuit boards can be washed with regular soap and water, provided they're thoroughly dried before power is applied again. I always just used an air compressor and paper towels, but I've heard people say you can put them in your oven on its lowest temperature as long as you keep a close eye on them--they can warp if you're not careful. If you need to wash the motherboard, remove the CPU and heatsink. Rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs are good for removing thermal paste; you'll want to remove and replace it any time you separate the heatsink from the chip.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/LGq36NHh1PDreVw63 <-- what being on 24/7 in a casino does
u/ShadowedPariah · 29 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I bought one of these, use it once or twice a week and we love it. $35


There are larger capacity ones as well, and others with more features, I wanted something multipurpose, but yet basic enough.

u/Hoogs · 29 pointsr/Coffee

Hario Coffee Mill Slim Grinder

Melitta Ready Set Joe Single Cup Coffee Brewer


That leaves you with about $12 to spare, which you could spend on some beans.

(This is my own setup btw, so I may or may not be biased. It is cheap though.)

u/justanothercook · 28 pointsr/AskCulinary

I would highly recommend the victorinox as a first knife. It's a great knife and it's cheap. There are better knives in the world, but none I've met give you a better quality:money ratio. Learn with the victorinox - your first knife will take some abuse as you learn how to control it, and it's better to ding up a $30 knife than one that costs $100+.

Keeping your knife sharp is also a high priority. I would also recommend getting a knife sharpener like the Accusharp. You can run this over your knife a few times after each use and it will stay in top condition. This will take the guesswork out of sharpening. For a pricier knife, I wouldn't recommend actually sharpening a knife after every use since it takes off a tiny bit of metal each time, but the victorinox is cheap enough that this is not a major concern; you could sharpen it after every use for a few years before destroying the knife, which is more than enough time for you to learn knife skills.

Once you have more experience, you can buy a butcher's steel and a sharpening stone to perfect your sharpening technique which will be easier on your knife, and eventually you can splurge on a fantastic knife based on what feels comfortable to you. But starting off, the victorinox and the accusharp are a great, affordable kit that will put you leaps and bounds ahead of what most people actually have.

u/Xan2122 · 28 pointsr/Coffee

Zojirushi has some of the best travel mugs period. Mine will keep my coffee hot all day and if I forget to drink it (rare) it will still be hot the next morning. Disassembles easily for thorough cleaning and comes in a variety of sizes and colors! It also fits perfectly in any cup holder because it's slim design and can easily be operated with one hand while driving.

Be careful about Stanley mugs, some reviews say the quality has dropped.


u/randomizeitpls · 28 pointsr/pcgaming
u/pillowcurtain · 24 pointsr/AskCulinary

I've used a coffee filter to filter my bacon fat and the end result is crystal clear, melted gold.

edit: if you find that you're needing to filter bacon fat often, I'd buy one of these, granted you aren't filtering gallons of the stuff at a time.

I haven't used this gold filter for bacon fat, but in terms of coffee making, some fine dust particles will make it through this filter. If you want something that'll filter out almost every solid, maybe you can go with this.

Wait until your fat has cooled off a bit, then plop this filter cone on top of an open jar, put a coffee filter in, and pour away. I have seen both of these filter cones in multiple grocery stores like Wal-mart and Kroger. Super cheap and reusable!

u/Ink_and_Platitudes · 22 pointsr/UIUC

Must Have Kitchenware:

  • Measuring cups. Until you get better at "eyeballing", stick with measuring cups. Additionally, it gives you a good starting point if you see a recipe online or such.

  • A rice cooker. This one (EDIT: I lied, I meant this one. For $7 more than the above one, it has a slow cooker function) doubles as a crock pot as well, if you're smart about it. Leave some veggies and let the rice go, easy meal. Which leads into the next point:

  • A crock pot. If you want something more extravagant than rice and beans, try learning how to use a crock pot. It's easy to make ribs or pulled pork: just leave some bbq and pork in the pot and go to class. I know I had some trust issues leaving a kitchen appliance going for hours at a time, but once you get past that it's a life saver.

    Places to Shop:

  • The Meat Lab (scroll down to the bottom). Great prices, and great quality. It's food right from the farms at school. As the name might suggest, you can get meat and eggs from there.

  • Far East Grocery. Fave place to get my oriental groceries and everything you could ever want. It's cramped, very confusing, and has sketchy lighting-- reminds me of home.

    General Tips:

  • Clean while you cook.

  • Don't buy ramen because it's "the college kid food." One cup of (filling) ramen is ~$1, maybe 60c if you're lucky, or 40-60 bucks assuming you eat 2 meals a day. In comparison, 20lbs of rice is $10, and a month's veggies+potatoes+eggs is $15, and soy sauce is $5.

    With all of that, you can make a month's supply of some really damn good fried rice.

  • When shopping for a recipe, write out what you need. Nothing sucks more than coming home and realizing you forgot turmeric.

    When I'm super lazy, here's my go-to meal-- Rice, salt and pepper, cumin, with a tomato sitting at the top, and maybe some carrots. I just toss them all in the rice cooker and watch some TV.
u/im_twelve_ · 21 pointsr/wheredidthesodago

It's a ridiculously comfortable pregnancy pillow. Keeps my back aligned nicely or can support my belly once it starts getting bigger. Plus I can use it as a nursing pillow after baby's born!

u/_treefingers_ · 20 pointsr/treedibles

A Sous Vide cooker will decarb for your perfectly every time as well, and will have a million other uses in the kitchen as well.
Anova Sous Vide Cooker
Case (Optional but nice)
Reuseable Vacuum Bag Kit

So for a couple bucks less than a "unitasker," you can decarb perfectly as cited by Drama_Derp's link; You can take that decarb and do a perfect butter immersion with the same device, and you'll also be able to make perfectly cooked steaks, salmon, vegetables, perfectly poached eggs right out of the shell, etc.
Serious Eats has a lot of great material for Sous Vide cooking if you wanna browse how much more you could do on top of decarbing with the same device. :)

u/Erathen · 19 pointsr/trees

AWS Gemini-20 is the gold standard. It's the most common .001 scale by far.

Amazon link if you're American.

Edit: More links for convenience.


u/70mmArabica · 19 pointsr/Coffee

Baratza Encore ~$130 new. Check Baratza refurbished website from time to time

The Encore isn't the best but is a good starting electric burr grinder

Edit: links

u/the_marigny · 18 pointsr/Coffee

Yes, ditch it. You'll get better coffee for less money with less environmental waste from any of the methods suggested here.

I'll put in my vote for what got me into pour-overs, and which never seems to get much love on this sub: a good old fashioned Melitta drip cone, which makes a more than decent cup of coffee with easily obainable (and cheap) filters with a minimum of fuss. You can pick up a small one that's perfect for one or two cups for under ten bucks, and a set with a larger cone which also includes a glass carafe (perfect for making multiple cups at once) for not much more than that.



u/ansermachin · 17 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I am too lazy to learn how to use a whetstone and whatnot, so I got this thing. It's $8, easy to use, and works pretty well at making my 10-year-old Ikea knives usable.

u/vampire_kitty · 17 pointsr/keto

Paderno is the one I bought a few weeks ago. I did a bunch of research and watched YouTube videos of all the top rated ones. This was the one I picked and it's already paid for itself in massive deliciousness. Oh the creamy cheesy sauces and homemade pesto!!! I'm looking forward to trying some Greek salads with the flat slicer on some cucumbers next. :) So much versatility and lots of online recipe ideas for those not inclined to making up their own. Highly recommend!

EDIT: I came back now that I'm not on my phone to add a link to the one I bought. I've been extremely happy with it. Dishwasher safe, easy to clean.

Like many of the others in this thread, I, too, loathe single use kitchen gadgets but despite the impression that this one only does one thing, it's extremely versatile. I'm about to post a bunch of links to recipes I found under someone else's comment asking for recipe ideas so search this thread for some more ideas. It does a lot more than "just" zucchini noodles! But, really, at this point now that I've tried it, even if that was all that it could do, I'd still be extremely happy with my purchase. :)

u/eckspress · 17 pointsr/Paleo

Seriously! You must try this-


It works great with sweet potato, zuchini, and turnup (at least those are what I've tried so far!)

Also makes carrot and cucumber look badass for a salad ;)

u/nitz28 · 17 pointsr/castiron

Couldn't sleep so I just made coffee and stayed up making doughnuts in my lodge combo cooker.

Used this recipe


u/nobleslight · 16 pointsr/tea
u/MoogleMan3 · 16 pointsr/buildapcsales

Not a bad deal, but personally I'd put the money towards a metro datavac.

u/raptoricus · 16 pointsr/askgaybros

You're worried that you don't have a right to care about what he eats, but this is a potentially-long-haul relationship, right? You do have a vested and legit interest in him staying healthy so you two can live a long, healthy, and active life together.

You go to the gym, right? Or go for runs? Just invite him to work out with you (doesn't have to be every one of your workouts, but at least reasonably often). Also, start counting calories together using MyFitnessPal and a food scale (I use this one). You don't even have to nag him about his daily goals - if he sees he's regularly ingesting 3500 calories, that'll spur him to action, at least to cut out whatever junk food he's eating.

Approaching health and fitness as a thing you do together is going to make it easier for you guys to keep each other accountable without coming across as nagging. Good luck!

u/scuttle_butt_ · 16 pointsr/AskReddit

I use a coffee filter cone. It's dirt cheap (mine was $2.50) and makes a single serving.

u/met_a_luna · 15 pointsr/Cooking

Another idea is a precision cooker if he doesn't already have one. I love my Anova. I do think sous-vide cooking tends to appeal to the more advanced home cooks. I use my Anova more than I use my pressure cooker, although pressure cookers definitely have their place. If you do go with the pressure cooker get one with a stainless insert, not the non-stick.

u/nope_nic_tesla · 15 pointsr/LifeProTips

A good chef's knife will likewise cut through ligaments and muscle quite well. I have the Victorinox chef's knife I got off Amazon and highly recommend it. Get one of these to keep them sharp.

u/atrophying · 15 pointsr/AskWomen

Best: multiple portraits of Ulysses S. Grant.
Worst: multiple portraits of Ulysses S. Grant.

Me entire family sans SO gave me cash for Christmas. I can't really complain; I wanted a bunch of boring adult things (new contacts and glasses, underwear, socks, shoes) and now I shall have them. Cash is stupid dull on Christmas day, though, once everyone starts pulling out their new toys and playing with them. Super easy clean-up, though.

My SO gave me the electric tea kettle I've been coveting for the last year. If President Grant wasn't such a charmer - and I wasn't so excited about getting new undies (it's been awhile) - my SO would have won Christmas.

u/pkulak · 14 pointsr/Coffee
u/ExcellentToEachOther · 14 pointsr/BuyItForLife

In my experience there are two things to look for, taring and resolution. Most kitchen scales can tare (zeroing out what is on it) however not all digital scales have the same resolution.


I have bought this twice already, it goes down to 1 gram of resolution, which is nice if you have OCD. I had to buy another because I was dumb the first one. I spilled soy sauce in it during a move and got the buttons sticky, however it still worked properly after I opened it up and cleaned out the circuitry. Then a year later, a liqueur bottle fell on it from 4 feet up and cracked it. If anything were to happen to my new one, I would probably buy another one again.

u/I_FUCK_UP_RECIPES · 14 pointsr/AskMen

Fuck dem kids who say they can't help you. If I can't help you it's because you're not willing to do what I say.


  • You're balding? Shave your head. Completely. Wax it. Embrace it, and free yourself from the toilet bowl.
  • Join www.myfitnesspal.com and tell it you are sedentary, then enter ALL exercise manually. Set it to lose 2lb/week and DO NOT EAT MORE THAN YOUR DAILY ALLOWANCE.
  • Buy this and use it to weigh everything before eating and logging it: http://www.amazon.com/EatSmart-Precision-Digital-Kitchen-Silver/dp/B001N07KUE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1404304637&sr=8-2&keywords=digital+food+scale
  • Join a gym. Download this app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stronglifts-5x5-workout/id488580022?mt=8
    Follow its routine consistently.
  • Go to a big and tall store, and ask for help. A lot of help. Get clothes that fit you and are flattering now. In six months, go again, and get new clothes. Look at yourself in your old clothes, then in your new.


  • Separate your debts into categories, based on the interest rate. Pay the highest first.
  • Downsize your apartment. I don't care how small it already is. Go smaller. Sell the shit that has upkeep which you don't need. Get your lifestyle down to a level where you can apply a sizable portion of your income to your humongous debts. Be sure enough is left that you have some joy in life. Focus on that.
  • Get a roommate. This helps you socially, too.


  • When at that gym I told you to join, go up to the biggest guy there. Tell him you want to change your life. Tell him you are there to learn to do the lifts in your routine safely. Ask him to teach you. He might be a jackass. If so, go to the second biggest guy there. This is an exercise in mental conditioning about meeting scary new people (and a way to ensure you do the physical stuff right), not just a way to make friends. You WILL find someone who is willing to help. When he's done teaching you, thank him.
  • Get that roommate. Advertise yourself as a nice person who is looking to make more friends. You'll meet people who are like you. You're NOT alone.
  • Go on meetup.com, and join groups that do things that interest you. Attend events. Don't be bitter at those events. Drinking and socialization often follows them and you'll get invited if you are pleasant.


  • Accept that for the forseeable future you do need to work this job that you hate. Accept that most people hate their job. Make the most of it.
  • Volunteer for tasks outside your hated 'area of specialty' that don't sound totally awful. My wife is a technical writer who is about to be made proposal manager because she volunteered to work proposals when someone left. She did it for a long time. Then she became the expert. Now she's getting the job, and it's much more in line with what she wants.
  • Attend training courses offered by your employer to build skillsets that actually do appeal to you. As well as the boring ones that don't--the social ones called 'Leading BLAH BLAH BLAH' and 'Time Management'. These will give you ideas for improving your life that I haven't thought of because I'm not a professional.
  • Talk to your boss. Tell him you'd like to get more education in a different area from your specialty in support of these tasks you've been volunteering to do. Find out what your company can/will pay for. Take 100% of that money and educate yourself.
  • Stop focusing on that dream of owning your own business and start focusing on the dream of doing things that give you some satisfaction.

    If you do all this you won't have time to masturbate to porn all night like I know you are doing right now. It'll be worth it.

    I didn't include a dating category because if you do all of this you're going to meet a woman eventually. It won't be immediate; it might not be until you are 200lb lighter. But you will eventually meet someone who appreciates your drive to improve yourself.

    You might be 30 before this pays off in ways that you consider valuable right now, but by the time you're 27.5, you'll be appreciating how it has changed you.
u/Skolyr · 14 pointsr/kratom

Get a scale. This one is like $6. Then look for ShadeTree's taper technique in the sidebar.

u/UnluckyPenguin · 14 pointsr/Nootropics

Holy shit! That scales "Acceptable Tolerance (+-)" is 200mg! Source

In case I'm not being clear: 100%, you cannot trust that scale.

If you're measuring anything below 1g, it requires extreme accuracy, which that scale cannot provide!

Here is the recommended scale of /r/nootropics:
American Weigh Scales GEMINI-20 Portable MilliGram Scale, 20 by 0.001 G

I have this scale. Even though it measures down to 1mg (.001g), the acceptable tolerance is still +-5mg. It also measures up to 20g, so that's an overall accuracy of +-0.025% compared to the max weight, which is extremely accurate for a scale (note: your scale comes in at 0.033% compared to the max weight)

If you have any questions, let me know. Good luck!

u/BigBennP · 13 pointsr/DIY

He has an espresso machine, can't read the model name, it might be this capresso model, but it looks standard enough.

he has a vacuum coffee maker, looks kinda like this

Then he has an electric coffee grinder that's pretty good sized. it's not exactly this model, but it's close enough. Edit: it may be this Capresso model grinder as well

I personally think his coffee mugs are way too small, but I drink coffee by the 20oz thermos mug. I might have a small addiction.

Then I'm seeing Angostura Bitters, Milagro anejo tequilia, sailor jerry rum, pre-made simple syrup, and a couple bottles I can't see.

u/JohnnyBsGirl · 13 pointsr/loseit

I got this one. I can keep it in my purse and use it at work or wherever. No excuses!

u/zebrastripe665 · 12 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I would highly recommend a sous vide for cooking chicken (link to popular model on Amazon). You place your raw chicken in a Ziploc bag with some seasonings - even something as simple as salt and pepper makes a big difference - and you place the Ziploc bag in a pot of water with the sous vide and it heats up and circulates the water. It's nearly impossible to ruin your chicken with a sous vide, however it is a bit slow. I cook two large chicken breasts at 150 Fahrenheit for 1 hour and 40 minutes and it comes out nice.

u/fjwright · 12 pointsr/Coffee

I wrote an answer to a similar question yesterday. Here's a version edited for you, hope this helps.


Cheapest possible way to get into it is a whirly blade grinder and a french press. No filters needed, just fresh ground coffee made rather quickly and easily. This was my first ever coffee set up, and really got me into drinking better coffee. Buying locally from a reputable roaster will be the best option for quality beans for a good price, and you seem to know that already.

The other option, is to buy nice or buy twice. After using the above set up for a few months I was hooked and decided to upgrade everything. So I will send you some options for the most cost effective way to make specialty level coffee. For this I would look at a nicer grinder and a pour over set up. While hand grinders are great, almost everyone upgrades to an electric one. The linked options there are my favorite for the money. The electric model from baratza can be found refurbished on their website from time to time for additional savings.

The next thing you'll need is a pour over and a kettle to pour with. I recommend a Chemex here as they are good for serving one to three cups comfortably. I recommended a glass handle chemex because they are beautiful, but wood necked models are a little cheaper. I would get the white square filters with it as they impart less papery flavor. As for a kettle you have a ton of options. I am going to link a budget electric kettle as I find the stovetop models to be more of a hassle. The additional cost for an electric kettle is pretty marginal.

Hope this is helpful! Happy brewing and welcome to the fam!

u/sri745 · 12 pointsr/DadReflexes

They just look like pregnancy body pillows...

Source: wife had it at one point

Edit: Guys trust me, you don't want one. I slept on the couch because not enough room for pillow + two people in a queen sized bed. Spent the money and got one of those adjustable bases...it's worth every effing penny.

u/Jordan33 · 12 pointsr/Coffee


>Capresso Infinity - $89
>Hario Mini Mill Slim - $30 - If you don't mind hand-grinding your beans

Coffee Maker

>Aeropress - $23 - Balanced flavour, easy cleanup
>Hario v60 - $19 - If you enjoy the process of preparing your coffee, and enjoy a brighter (more acidity) cup of coffee.
>A french press - $20 and up - If you want to make more coffee at a time than the Aeropress, don't mind a "thicker" (more coffee particulate and oils in the cup) coffee, and are not opposed to having a little bit more clean-up.

You'll need a kettle for any of these brew methods; a programmable/temperature controlled kettle like this one ($95) is ideal for manual brew methods, but any kettle (and a thermometer if you'd like to get fussy) will do just fine.

Personally I would get the Capresso and the Aeropress if I were you. It's a very balanced and forgiving brew method that can make coffee a few different ways (eg. paper filter for a "brighter" cup, metal for a thicker one). Set aside the rest of your budget and find a good coffee roaster near you!

u/AvatarKuruk2 · 12 pointsr/tea

If your interested. Couldn't live without mine.

u/The_Unreal · 12 pointsr/Cooking

You want a fast reading digital thermometer, by the way. Something like this will do the job.

There's an amazing instant read that's even better, but they're like $100. But temperature is your main concern, really.

Also, an excellent technique for cooking meat that's quite forgiving is braising in a slow cooker. It's stupid simple, cheap, and you end up with something tender and delicious.

  1. Obtain slow cooker.
  2. Obtain pork shoulder.
  3. Place pork shoulder in slow cooker.
  4. Dump in a cup or so of a braising liquid - Coke classic works well for pork, but anything with a decent level of acidity and reasonable flavor profile will do the trick.
  5. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  6. Shred it with a fork and season to taste.

    You can stick on in the oven on a baking sheet under the broiler to crisp up a bit. With some salt and other seasonings of your choice that can go great on tacos.

    Or you can combine with BBQ sauce for a pulled pork sandwich.
u/lurkerpie · 12 pointsr/techsupport

Don't vacuum out a computer. There is such a high risk of damaging components. All it takes is for the vacuum to create static and hit one of the components and your computer now has issues.

Use a duster, canned air or something meant for cleaning the inside of a computer. You also don't want something that has extreme high pressure too close to components.

You could even damage components by touching a sensitive spot while the part is in your hands, outside of the case and not turned on. You would likely not feel anything either. The threshold to damage components is significantly lower than the threshold where you will feel the shock.

I personally use this beautiful thing on my computer to clean it out. I've never purchased a can of air ever since.

u/failsafe0 · 12 pointsr/xxfitness

I second the food scale specifically, the one I have and has worked for 5 years is this one and get a foam roller with the remainder. This foam roller is $13.51 and is the same style that my gym has.

That said, this food scale is only 11 bucks with the same rating as mine, so I would recommend buying that one! The most important thing to me for a food scale is idle time -- if I leave it for 2 minutes, will it turn off? I don't want it to, sometimes I am mid-weight and still chopping and want it to remain "on".

u/dillycrawdaddy · 12 pointsr/CampfireCooking

it’s this guy

Great combo small dutch oven that uses the skillet as the lid.

u/wjchin · 11 pointsr/eldertrees

These are all very niche products. While each will work to some degree, the scope of its usefulness is very narrow (OK, I may actually be a bit skeptical of the degree to which any of these can work in 10 minutes, but that's besides the point). If you are serious about wanting to help your wife make easy, consistent edibles, skip these overpriced specialty items and get an Anova/Joule sous vide cooker, a bunch of Ziploc bags, and some cheesecloth. Follow the guides at sousweed.com and you will get efficient decarb and infusion every time without the smell. The sous vide cookers are cheaper and do an incredible job at actually cooking normal food too!

u/_BATCAT_ · 11 pointsr/SeattleWA

Can you afford to buy a free-standing AC unit and an air cleaner or three? That would be my first choice for a course of action.

Otherwise, maybe take a trip to somewhere with a hotel that has AC and allows dogs?

u/ru4ku92 · 11 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have this kettle: Cuisinart PerfecTemp Kettle. It's great. I use it for coffee and tea. It doesn't have a temperature display exactly, but you press a button to select your desired temperature. But my favorite feature is probably to "keep warm" feature. Great kettle, well worth the money.

u/thecw · 11 pointsr/gadgets

These awesome popsicle makers. They come and go but should pop up for about $17.

A butter bell... never deal with hard butter again

A probe thermometer... it's changed my cooking accuracy like no one's business

A safety razor and 100 blades... shave like your grandfather and stop paying $8 for shit blades

15 bucks over budget. Maybe skip the popsicles.

u/jeffrife · 11 pointsr/Homebrewing

Personally I'd toss it, drinking glass makes me nervous. Buy a $20 digital thermometer as a replacement.

I use this one and love it http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0021AEAG2?pc_redir=1408766971&robot_redir=1

u/Timmmah · 11 pointsr/Fitness

Not exactly at your desk, but I've manged to drop 20+ pounds just making some basic changes at work.

Taking stairs to my floor (16 flights), utilizing a treadmill desk (walking) 2x a day for 30 min each time, packing a decent lunch 3x a week instead of eating out 5x a week (knowing Friday is my cheat day helps).

In regards to lunch buying a scale like this for kitchen use helps immensely with portion control. Typical lunch would be a deli sandwich, apple, diet pop. Sometimes subbing chips for an apple.

u/PetitBourgeois · 11 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Get cast iron! It will outlast you. Check local places for second-hand if you can, otherwise order Lodge cast iron from Amazon.

Here's a link to a combo cooker I got recently:


Check Lodge's website if you want to see the full range of products. For a full set of cast iron, I recommend getting a skillet, a griddle/grill pan, and a dutch oven.

u/fantasticanalysis · 11 pointsr/ZeroWaste

Great job! If you get really into it look for a lodge, cast iron duo pot/lid to get the best crust on that bread you could imagine.

Lodge 3 Quart Cast Iron Combo Cooker. Pre-seasoned Cast Iron Skillet, Fryer, Dutch... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009JKG9M/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_ipDCCbNX8KY63


My wife has been into this for a few years now, and we are never devoid of crispy, crackly bread!

u/Rileyswims · 10 pointsr/researchchemicals

Get this and NEVER take an unknown amount of any substance. This is simple stuff, really. You need to do a lot more research about this stuff.

u/prosequare · 10 pointsr/AskCulinary

I'd recommend a victorinox 8" chef knife with fibrox handle, like this http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Swiss-8-Inch-Fibrox-Straight/dp/B008M5U1C2

From the same brand, I'd grab a bread knife, a paring knife, and maybe a 6 inch utility. That will cover 99% of anyone's knife needs.

Then grab a sharpener. This kind works well: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00004VWKQ/ref=pd_aw_sims_5?pi=SS115&simLd=1

You see a lot of hate for this type of sharpener around here because it removes more material than a stone. However- for someone who doesn't want to spend a ton of time and money using special water stones and sharpening jigs, it gets the job done very well. We used them in the restaurant kitchens I worked at. Quick and easy.

You might also get a honing steel.

Keeping knives sharp can be as simple or involved a process as you want. Being a master sharpener is not a prerequisite to being a good cook.

u/travelmonkeys · 10 pointsr/vegan

As a college student cooking for one (completely off a dining meal plan), my go-to recipe last semester was the following:

1 can black beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can corn (not creamed corn)
handful of chopped green onion
dash of salt and cumin
throw it all in a skillet and heat until mixed, and eat with tortilla chips. No access to a stove? Throw it in one of these: rice cooker/food steamer with some water, and press 'steam', stirring occasionally. This thing saved my sanity.

Other than that magic recipe, my advice is don't get home from class hungry. Have something waiting for you, be it fruits or veggies or some hummus and chips. Also, because pizza tends to be a main food group in college, try and find a local pizza place that offers no-cheese options, or Daiya (fake cheese) - it's getting more and more common. :)

u/Kmlindem · 10 pointsr/ColumbiYEAH

Probably the gourmet shop in five points will have a baratza burr grinder. This is the one I have and it is 👍👍


u/drswnemo · 10 pointsr/Coffee

Hario Skerton: Baseline manual grinder

Baratza Encore: Baseline electric grinder

Hario v60

Kalita Wave

Clever Dripper

Pick a grinder, pick one of the pourover methods (or get a French Press) and filters, and you're set. You can get a gooseneck kettle if you want for a better pour.

u/traveler19395 · 10 pointsr/Coffee

Considering what you've described I'm surprised you're considering a hand grinder. A $99 refurbished Baratza Encore (or a new one) is a great price to performance value.

u/hersheykiss7761 · 10 pointsr/BabyBumps

I would go with a pregnancy pillow!

u/NMO · 10 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Seeing this page, I feel like japanese brand Zojirushi is a really good option. Namely the previous generation Stainless Steel Mug.

u/tstone433 · 10 pointsr/Coffee

Zojirushi thermos. I absolutely love this thing. I typically use it as a carafe and serve my coffee into a small mug. I highly recommend it.


u/reddit_is_filth · 10 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Zojirushi, hands down. I've had this one for two and a half years now, and it's just as good as the day I got it.

What's more, they sell replacement parts - the whole lid, the mouthpiece, all the seals & o-rings... You can get an entire rebuild kit for around ten or twelve bucks.

edit - fixed link. apparently, reddit doesn't know what a link is without http:// out front.

u/l2pkdude · 10 pointsr/malelivingspace

> HEPA air filter

Something like this?

I'd need it for every room tho right?

I 100% need a humidifier in my room at all times because of how dry my room is.

I don't control my heat since it's a super old building :(

u/bitcore · 10 pointsr/food


No joke. I use it all the time when cooking. It stays in my kitchen. It really opens up your eyes on how uneven the temperature of your cooking surfaces are. SURFACE TEMP ONLY! to temp meat like chicken, use something like this: http://www.amazon.com/CDN-DTQ450X-ProAccurate-Quick-Read-Thermometer/dp/B0021AEAG2

Also: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_sc_0_11?url=search-alias%3Dgarden&field-keywords=chainmail%20scrubber I don't know which one I have, I think the knappmade one, but these are also awesome. Work great for cleaning stainless steel pots and pans also.

u/StargateGuy · 10 pointsr/PS4

> Maybe a link? I searched amazon eduster and nothing comes up.

This is the exact model I have, but its been superceded by a new model.

The cheapest one I see on Amazon is the EasyGo CompuCleaner that Worstguy656 linked already.

I haven't but canned air in the better part of a decade.

u/Panda_Bowl · 10 pointsr/buildapc

Data Vac is just a brand name (or model, or something) of a handheld air compressor designed/marketed to PC air dusting.


u/Maipai · 10 pointsr/fitmeals

Buy one of these, make some zucchini pasta, and add your favorite pasta sauce. I'm a fan of this sauce, but you can do anything from pesto to pad thai.

u/neverfails · 10 pointsr/Fitness

my guess is that you're not tracking your food intake correctly. It's good that you've made healthier choises...but a calorie is a calorie...and if you eat too many of them it'll hinder your progress.

get yourself a food scale and start weighing in your food.

u/FezFernando · 10 pointsr/Coffee

That's basically how I started and discovered that manually brewing coffee is much better than a drip machine.

You can get a Melitta very cheap. It's probably cheaper at a box store than on-line. It closely replicates the cone you used, as it only has one hole. Additionally, the filters are very inexpensive.

For your next upgrade, I'd highly recommend a scale. You'll be able to produce consistent results. After than it's all about better toys tools.

u/Ma_chine · 10 pointsr/Cooking

The only thing better than a cast iron dutch oven is the a cast iron dutch oven where the lid is a skillet.

u/BoulderSOL · 9 pointsr/steak

My setup:

Anova Sous Vide Cooker

Polycarbonite Pan with lid
This really helps with long cooks, 48-72 hours for short rib or brisket.

For steak I cook at 129 F degress for two hours, let rest for 10-15 minutes then high sear in cast iron pan. I usually use grapeseed oil with a tab or two of butter, thyme, rosemary and smashed garlic.

u/Brandonspikes · 9 pointsr/anime
u/jcrocket · 9 pointsr/AskCulinary

I don't work as a professional chef or nothing, just chopping onions at home. I've been using this cheapo sharpener with the same victorinox for about 18 months now:

Believe it or not my knife hasn't exploded or anything. Still the sharpest knife have ever owned and haven't had trouble cutting anything so far.

I like to focus on cooking in the kitchen. Not spending two hours interpreting some youtube nerd honing a 600 dollar japanese blade that I'm just gonna slice a carrot with.

Roommates and storage will likely do more damage to your knives than any sharpener ever will.

u/dweezil22 · 9 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Get yourself a $30 rice cooker. Here's the one I have: https://www.amazon.com/Aroma-Housewares-ARC-914SBD-Cool-Touch-Stainless/dp/B007WQ9YNO/

I used to waste $2 per meal on the microwave instant rice. Now I get a huge freaking sack of rice for some insanely cheap price at Walmart. And properly cooked rice actually has a lower glycemic index than instant rice, so it's much healthier to boot.

u/Kurros_ · 9 pointsr/loseit

If you want to reduce your oil consumption in other ways, here are some tips you might want to experiment with.

  • Steam your food in a rice cooker. Cut your food up, add water, turn it on, done.
  • If you're baking goods that need to be softened, try blending in soft fruits like bananas, dates or apple sauce. Pancakes made with bananas, spelt, rolled oats and whole wheat flour are amazing.
  • You can use vegetable stock instead of oil to prevent sticking when baking or sauteing.
  • Some things like onions and mushrooms release enough of their own juices that you shouldn't need to add anything when cooking with them. Add them to the pan first.
  • If you're cooking with meat, most meats shouldn't require oil. The fat rendered out of the meat is usually enough to prevent sticking.

    One final note, if you make the move to either eliminate or drastically reduce oil consumption, you need to make sure you're still getting an adequate amount of fat within your diet. On a typical day I find that I can get an adequate amount of fat from my normal diet of whole grains, beans, starches, fruits and vegetables. If I need a bit more, I'll look to higher fat foods like avocados, seeds and nuts.
u/Broken_Toys · 9 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Zojirushi is a fantastic brand as far as insulated bottles and jars go. They are pricier than Thermos brand but worth the added cost. That being said Thermos makes a damn good product.

I have this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005PO9T44/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

That thing is incredible.

u/tseliottt · 9 pointsr/Coffee

Zojirushi for sure.

Those ratings. 1184 5 star, 27 1 star. Hard to go wrong.

u/MyCatsNameIsBernie · 9 pointsr/Coffee

If you can stretch your budget, Capresso Infinity isn't too bad, and comes with Prime shipping.

u/beertastic · 9 pointsr/pics



I've had this one for 4 years and I love it. Cheaper than the Baratza Encore. I'm no coffee expert, but it's miles improved over the previous budget grinder I had before.

u/swampangel · 9 pointsr/tea

I have this Cuisinart one, which offers 6 presets (not adjustable) and a 30min keep-warm button:


I've had it for just under 2 years. It does the job and wasn't too expensive. It doesn't look very nice, and I worried that the buttons wouldn't last, but it's served me well so far.

u/rebble-yell · 9 pointsr/funny

Get yourself a kettle with automatic temperature control -- those things are awesome.

I use the Cuisinart Perfectemp.

There are other kettles that are recommended, but this one works great, and has been in use multiple times per day for years with no issues. You hit the button, it heats the water for you and then you just start pouring away.

u/Le085 · 9 pointsr/msp

I use this every time. But you MUST turn off any electronic device you want to blow dust out of it, it's powerful.


If they are so concern about time, I'd do it at after hours and charge different rate.

u/Angelsrflamabl · 9 pointsr/fatlogic

You are trying to save your own life right now. It will take a few dollars and a lot of dedication (maybe some tears)


that is the food scale i have (have maintained a 50 lbs weight loss for over a year now I am 5'10 165lbs M)

I use myfitnesspal http://www.myfitnesspal.com/

create your profile, put your life as sedentary. Do not EVER log what you do as your normal day as exercise. Dont eat back the calories. Myfitnesspal is great, but it overestimates workout calories (in my experience)

my stepdad has used myfitnesspal and lost about 30 lbs for over a year now. He has never been able to keep it down until i showed him that site. He does eat back the calories, but only on days he goes for his 4 mile walk. It usually nets him a dessert.

Throw away your condiments that have calories... become good friends with yellow mustard, horseradish, hot sauce and pepper. Become great friends with grilled chicken, broccoli, eggs and water. I swear condiments were my own personal "secret eaters" episode.

I drink a lot of water It helps me nix my cravings.

join /r/loseit the community is really nice, and helpful.

people who really love you want you to LIVE. Sometimes that means tough love.

edit: once the weight is off you set myfitnesspal to maintenance and then get some of your cake with steak... just now it will be 1 slice instead of teehee size.

u/EmbalmingFiend · 9 pointsr/Coffee

I think that the complexity of different coffee flavors keep enthusiasts coming back! There are so many nuances in a cup that can change with brewing method and even drink temperature. So, if you're finding that there's a lot more to it than a caffeine boost, you're right! There can be a lot of ritual to your morning cup, and it's an essential part of my morning. I rotate between two brewing methods: aeropress and pourover. my wife got me a very simple pour-over a couple years ago and I love it: https://www.amazon.com/Melitta-Ready-Single-Coffee-Brewer/dp/B0014CVEH6/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1480523276&sr=8-6&keywords=pour+over
If you're looking for different brewing methods, you can't beat this one on price and quality. You can find filters for it on amazon or most grocery stores.

u/RolloGigante · 9 pointsr/Paleo

Spiral vegetable slicer. This thing is freaking awesome. I love noodles and pasta, and we use these "noodles" in paleo pad thai and pasta dishes. For the pasta, i just heat olive oil, throw in garlic and red pepper flakes to infuse it, toss in the noodles and cook through quickly...server meat and veggies and sauce over it or eat as is, the bomb! We also use it to shred all the cabbage, and will probaby use it to make sweet potato fries soon...stay tuned.

u/Lbox88 · 9 pointsr/Coffee

Large Clever Dripper is my vote, the ease and larger cups of a french press, but paper filter to make it a cleaner cup and much easier cleanup. The aeropress is fine, but the small cup size is slightly annoying as you have to make a concentrate and water down if you want larger, though it is faster. There's also the cheap test if you want, to get a $5 Melitta dripper with #2 filters that are sold at almost every major grocery store, a lot of times cheaper than you can get online. This is what I use most days now over the Clever/Aeropress/Chemex, I make about 14oz cups.


It's better to grind right before brewing, but if it's down to like a $10 blade grinder or ground 4 days prior by a big Commercial grinder, the commercial will be better as it's much more consistent. if you want to try before investing in a grinder, go to your local nice coffee shop and when you buy a bag have them grind it for you on their big shop grinder.

u/Just_Call_Me_Kitty · 9 pointsr/Paleo

Check out getting a vegetable noodle peeler! I just bought this one and made zucchini noodles with it a few days ago. They are pretty tasteless, but have a good texture and soak up other flavors well. You can use just about any root veggie out there. Going to try and make a beef stew with carrot, rutabaga, and turnip noodles in the crock pot this weekend!

Here is the one that i bought. Super simple and cleans easily.

Edit: oh and to cook them just microwave it for a few minutes or boil it. I'm sure you could make some awesome potato or whatever you like fries with this too!

u/wittens289 · 8 pointsr/blogsnark

This is my favorite knife. I took a knife skills class years ago, and this is what the instructor recommended. I've been really happy with it. Pick up a handheld sharpener (I like this one) to sharpen it every couple weeks!

u/im_not_high_i_swear · 8 pointsr/Stims
u/MCClapYoHandz · 8 pointsr/Cooking

Full knife sets are a scam. You don’t need two different size chef knives and a santoku, you don’t need a serrated paring knife, or any of that crap. You’ll never use them and they’ll just sit there in your knife block, and you will have spent 50% of your money on knives you never touch. Here’s all you need, in your price range:

A henckels 8 inch chef knife - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00004RFMT/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1510433354&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=henckels+chef+knife+8&dpPl=1&dpID=31OX1pDMIvL&ref=plSrch. you’ll use this for 90% of the things you cut. Veggies, meat, whatever.

A tojiro bread slicer. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001TPA816/ref=mp_s_a_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1510433463&sr=8-6&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=bread+knife&dpPl=1&dpID=312P9gZ10AL&ref=plSrch. this thing will eat through crusty breads, tough squashes, pineapples, etc, and you can also use it to cut paper thin tomato slices with those sharp teeth. It’s good quality and cheap, I just bought one myself and love it. I accidentally cut my dish brush and a cloth when washing and drying it the first time. That’s how sharp it is.

A victorinox paring knife. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0019WXPQY/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510433648&sr=8-1-spons&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=victorinox+paring&psc=1 - for when you need to do fine cutting work

If you have a good reason, you might add a boning knife or something like that, but these 3 knives are all I use 99.9% of the time. The only other thing to add is a sharpener and honing steel to keep them sharp.

If you’re not a professional chef, you can get away with a cheap (decent) knife sharpener like this one - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00004VWKQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1510433817&sr=8-10&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=knife+sharpener&dpPl=1&dpID=41bRTplVVXL&ref=plSrch]

You don’t need to spend a bunch of time and money on stones to sharpen your knives properly unless you’re super interested in that sort of thing. Use this sharpener once every few weeks or so and it’ll keep your knives sharp enough to get everything done.

If I were starting a new kitchen from scratch, those are exactly what I’d buy to get started. Treat them well and sharpen them occasionally (except the bread slicer, it’s hard to sharpen but cheap enough to replace every few years when it starts to dull), and they’ll last you a long time.

u/mattjeast · 8 pointsr/Cooking

I've heard that the best way to do it is to just take them to a professional. If you're not willing to do that, America's Test Kitchen raves about this knife sharpener. I bought one over Christmas and used it on all of mine. It seems like it has made a difference, and $8 isn't too much to spend if you're worried about the longevity of the product. It even sharpens serrated blades (I never understood how I was supposed to sharpen or hone that blade).

u/Ameradian · 8 pointsr/funny

I realize that it's really expensive for a pillow, but I WISH I had bought one of these for my pregnancy. I had a straight body pillow, plus numerous other pillows, but they only sort of helped. I tried out my friend's Snoogle one time, and was instantly jealous. If you can cough up the cash for it, DO IT. You won't regret it.

u/mlochr · 8 pointsr/Coffee

When buying new gear like this, I often find it worthwhile to buy the good stuff from the beginning. It'll cost more upfront, but in the long run you save money by not sinking it into gear that you're just going to upgrade away from. I know you're looking for a starter kit, so I'll outline some entry level stuff and then some recommended upgrades.

For a burr grinder, a decent entry level manual grinder is the Hario Skerton. One complaint with this is inconsistent coarse grind size, which is what you'll be using with a French Press. Orphan Espresso makes an upgrade kit that fixes this problem, but personally I feel that if you're going to spend $40 on the Skerton and $15 on the upgrade kit, you should just spend a few more bucks and get something like the Capresso Infinity. This grinder is going to be way more convenient, versatile, and consistent than the hand grinder. For one last option, there's the Baratza Encore. This is probably the best grinder you'd want for French Press, because anything better / more expensive would just be overkill as they're primarily aimed at espresso.

The Press itself isn't too important. Bodum is usually the recommended brand.

You'll also need a way to heat water. You could go with a stovetop kettle, but I think electric kettles are more convenient, and are roughly the same price anyway. You can get a pretty standard one for less than $25. But getting a gooseneck kettle is going to help control your pour better and ensure the coffee grounds are completely saturated. If you don't want to worry about getting the perfect temperature for brewing, a variable temperature kettle will take care of it for you.

Other than that, you might want a kitchen scale to get the right coffee-to-water ratio, and a thermometer to check your water temperature.

u/willoweep · 8 pointsr/thebachelor

I was gifted this one!:


It was a life saver! But I like to be cuddled up.. friends I know who really enjoy their space and don’t like to feel “constricted” didn’t seem to enjoy it as much.

u/colliwag · 8 pointsr/BabyBumps

My hubs is getting me a Snoogle and I CANNOT WAIT.

u/AmNotLost · 8 pointsr/Coffee

My opinion, for the cost:

Jennings scale
Plastic v60 02 and filters
Encore grinder
I have the Fino kettle but I'm sure the hario is fine
I have a flow restrictor from here
Plus your phone (to time), favorite mug and a notebook to keep notes.

u/ChurchOfPainal · 8 pointsr/Coffee

I'd go pour-over. I feel like it's a good place to start because the more expensive things that you need are useful to have in general, but you can also get away with skimping on. Variable temp kettle, accurate scale, burr grinder. You could spend $5 on an instant-read thermometer, and go with the "let the water boil and then sit for 30 seconds" route instead of getting an electric kettle with temp settings, and you COULD buy local coffee in small bags that has been ground right when you buy it (though personally I'd rather buy a burr grinder than buy coffee every couple days). A bee house dripper and filters are like $30 and totally sufficient if you only want to make one cup at a time. Then you can upgrade as you go with kettles, grinders, different pour-over brewers, etc. Although you'd probably want at least a cheap gooseneck kettle.

This is what I'd get. Granted, slightly over $150.

Electric kettle with temp setting

Burr Grinder

Pour-over brewer



u/ConradBHart42 · 8 pointsr/buildapcsales

I have this model and it works well. You can usually find them on sale for $40-$50 if you're not in a hurry to buy. As the amazon page states, they're more economical because it's a one-time purchase and then pennies of electricity over the lifetime of it. It is greener though because it doesn't create a waste product and presumable obviates the demand for several cans of duster in the future.

The biggest downside is that these things are loud as fuck. If you want to be super cautious, some foam earplugs are in order. Regular headphones are probably sufficient. Most people would use them without anything covering their ears and be just fine anyway.

u/liesthroughhisteeth · 8 pointsr/computers

Just getting it up off the floor can help a lot. There are also these.

u/gregny2002 · 8 pointsr/science

The MyFitnessPal app is very helpful, as the other response said. That alone got me on the right track. Most food scales you purchase, I use this one, will come with a calorie guide. It will have a list of foods (vegetables, pastas, breads, fruits, meats, dairy and common preparations) each with a number next to it; you multiply the weight of the food by that number to get the calorie count in that serving.

u/bananaslammock08 · 8 pointsr/1200isplenty

I love my spiralizer. I also really like having my own Popsicle molds so I can make healthy/low cal frozen treats. I also drink black coffee and I've found that a french press and a hand-turn burr grinder (all the decent electric ones are hundreds of dollars and I'm too busy buying Halo Top to drop that kind of dough to save myself less than a minute each morning) make the best black coffee, plus they don't take up room on the counter top. You do have to grind your own beans with a french press and you have to use a burr grinder to get a course, consistent grind, which one of those electric things with a spinning blade can't provide.

Having a mandolin can be nice for thinly and evenly slicing veggies for baked chips and the like (mine is Oxo) but I would recommend buying one of those cut resistant glove things to use with it as the hand held thing that comes with the mandolin to slide food across is annoying as all hell, but I think that's a universal when it comes to mandolins.

I also love my food scale (again, Oxo). I have the one that weighs heavier weights at home and the little baby 5 lb limit one at work which is great because then I can measure out a serving of crackers, dip, whatever out of a larger container at work and I don't have to pre-measure everything at home and use a bunch of containers and then have to haul it all to and from work.

u/solarparade · 8 pointsr/Coffee

Spend $5 on one of these suckers.

u/dragonbubbles · 8 pointsr/kratom

Hello and welcome... You can lok through the Kratom 101 for good information about different types of kratom, effects, usages, and dosages.

I would start with no more than 2 grams. You can start with 1 gram and wait an hour. If you are not happy with results, add another 0.5g and wait another hour. If you are still not happy with results, you can try to add another 0.5g and see what happens but I think it's better to try again a different day or wait at least six hours and do it again but starting with , wait an hour, add half gram, wait an hour and so on until you achieve results you are happy with.

Finding what works will take some time, patience, and [trial and error](https://www.reddit.com/r/kratom/comments/5ex0hn/ideal_dosage/dafrpkl/. Many times people starting out think that it is not 'working' at first. Some of that is about managing expectations. Your best course of action is to try different strains and keep notes - dosages, effects, pros & cons, etc. For pain, I would get some reds and maybe a white. Also important, get a scale if you don't already have one.

u/hailtheface · 7 pointsr/Cooking

Oh goodie, I get to banter on about my preferences first.

My thoughts on the three sets you linked to, don't get them. If you absolutely must get a set of knives, you picked a great brand, but in my opinion all sets have knives you likely won't need and weird sizes to boot. I like a larger Chef and bread knife than is offered in any of those sets.

If I were to start over from scratch on a budget these are the knives I would absolutely have to get, in order of importance.

  1. Victorinox 10-Inch Chef's Knife ($27)
  2. Victorinox 3 1/4-Inch pairing Knife ($6)
  3. Victorinox 10 1/4-Inch bread Knife ($27)
  4. Victorinox steel ($17)

    If you are a meat eater, I am not, you probably will want a fillet knife as well ($20).

    If I had only these knives I would be able to do 100% of the things I need to do. I use these knives nearly every day at home and in a professional setting. They have few drawbacks and many wonderful qualities. I have large hands and love the handles, so I would imagine that would be a non-issue. However getting your hands actually on a knife is a great thing to do before you buy one a.

    The only caution I have about Victorinox is that their santoku knife isn't all that wonderful. I use a wusthof santoku and it is ok for limited things, like intricate carving of vegetables where a pulling cut is useful, but a rarely used knife in general.

    I would recommend putting them on a magnetic, wall mounted knife holder. I searched for one that I thought looked cool, and the magnet works almost too well, but I love the thing. Alternatively, if you really have to take up counter space, you could go with one of the Kapoosh Universal Knife Blocks that will help you keep your knives sharp and allow your collection to grow and change over the years.

    For keeping those knives sharp I would recommend skipping the professional sharpener and getting one of these for $10. If you use your steel every time you use your knifes you should only need to sharpen them 2-4 times per year with heavy home use, more for thinner knives.

    I do not like straight wood for a number of reasons. First and foremost after a long period of usage the wood will get shitty. It will splinter, possibly separate from the tang, etc. if left in water or just after a period of washings. Once it gets in this shape all sorts of fun bacteria creep into those crevices. Plus they are more expensive. The only wood handled knives I have are some sort of composite wood with plastic and they are ok. Like the handle, if you can get your hands on some it would be a good idea.

    All of the aforementioned knives and accessories could be had for a total around $130-ish on Amazon. You could supplement them with a few things like a santoku, a shorter Chef's knife, or shears (Here's a santoku/shears combo that would be good).

    I think the above should cover all your bases, but feel free to ask if you have any further questions. Congrats on the engagement, you poor bastard.
u/alittlebitmental · 7 pointsr/microdosing

This reply is longer than I wanted, but I do have some experience in this area. Hopefully this will help you come up with a workable plan.

First of all, microdosing might help you see the harm that the adderall is doing to you, and may even help you with the motivation. But, to succeed, you'll still need a plan and a certain level of self-discipline.


Although, I have never taken adderall, I have managed to get myself off of addictive medication (benzos, various psychiatric meds etc) a number of times in the past. Many of these meds had horrendous side effects, even if you skipped just even 1 or 2 doses. The best approach, in my opinion, is to taper off of them slowly. This requires discipline, a plan of action, and a continual review as to how you are feeling. Tapering slowly minimizes the side effects and gives you the best chance of remaining functional during the process.


You can google the best way to taper off of adderrall, but here's an example of how I got myself off of Duloxetine. Note that Duloxetine is known to have really bad withdrawals, and the company even got sued because they understated just how bad they were. I started this process when I was taking 120mg a day.

  • Week 1: reduce dosage to 90 mg

  • Week 2: reduce to 60 mg. Then...

  • 2 days at 30 mg

  • 2 days at 15 mg

  • 2 days at 7.5 mg

  • 2 days at 3.75 mg

    Note that the capsules I was prescribed came in a minimum dosage of 30 mg. Once I got to this point, I had to open the capsules and calculate the number of balls inside each one. I did this using a set of reasonably accurate scales. I worked out that each 30 mg capsule contained 320 balls. So when I got down to 3.75 mg, I was counting out 40 balls for my daily dosage. I then reduced this as follows:

  • 1 day at 30 balls

  • 1 day at 20 balls

  • 1 day at 10 balls

  • 1 day at 5 balls

  • 1 day at 2 balls

  • 1 day at 1 ball

    This approach worked well for me, and I although I still experienced some withdrawal effects, I felt that they were manageable. These side effects lasted for about 4-8 weeks, but lessened each week.

    A couple of points to note about tapering:

  1. It's worth doing this under the supervision of a doctor, but bear in mind that some doctors don't give the best advice in this area. For example, my shrink wanted me to taper off the Duloxetine much faster. However, I already knew from my research that many people had experienced unbearable side effects using the schedule he suggested. I decided to slow it down, knowing that I could go back to my doctor if things got too bad. Do your own research to find out what tapering strategies have worked for others, and the side effects they experienced.

  2. Only change one thing at a time, e.g. don't try and taper off of two different substances at the same time. If you experience issues, you want a clear idea as to what is causing them. So, keep smoking the weed - you can taper off of that later.

  3. Monitor how you feel on a daily basis. If the side effects get too bad, then it's a good indication that you are going too fast. In this case, you should revert to your previous dose until you feel normal(ish) again, and then resume your taper at a slower pace.

  4. You might want to get a set of decent scales, a tablet cutter and some empty gel capsules (all available on amazon). This is so that you can measure out smaller doses when you want to go below one tablet.

  5. If you are going to start microdosing, then either start it a few weeks before you do the taper, or wait until you've been off the adderrall for a while (see point 2).


    Let me know if you have any questions, but good luck with it anyway.
u/sqqlut · 7 pointsr/MDMA

I can't tell you, but your health costs $19.

u/MunchieMom · 7 pointsr/seriouseats

I've got this one: AccuSharp 001 Knife Sharpener https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004VWKQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_NTeSzb2HN6E3P which was recommended by America's Test Kitchen. While I like the idea of getting a sharpening stone, lol. I do not have time for that. I also don't sharpen my knife frequently - honing frequently is much more important based on what I've read. (Please note I am far from a professional.)

u/PrinceHumperTinkTink · 7 pointsr/Cooking

When spending only $15-30 for a rice cooker, they're all pretty much the same. I would recommend going for one with the locking lid. The ones with the glass lid that just rests on top tend to spurt rice water on the surface next to it during cooking and the rice doesn't stay fresh/edible for as long.

u/CatzPwn · 7 pointsr/Weakpots

Gainz or also this. I don't have the first but Ive heard its pretty amazing. I do have the second and I can attest to rice cookers being fucking awesome. I use mine for cooking noodles, rice, soups, wontons, etc.

Alternatively if you want it to be purely lifting related I hear that Donnie thompsons recently started selling his bowtie and formal bowtie. Which are for people who bench a lot and have ache-y shoulders and ive heard its good.

Failing that maybe think of lifting clothes that are comfy that they might want? Ive heard a few pots talk about wool socks being amazing (though i dont know if you wear those to lift in or just in boots?). Also some companies like strideline let you put your own logo onto the socks themselves. So maybe get the weak elephant logo and put it on socks?

u/ozebb · 7 pointsr/Cooking

I know food processors are nice, but half the budget? I'd work on my knife skills and spend that money on a saucepan (non-stick for eggs, though a saucepan isn't ideal), maybe a strainer, and whatever else suited one's personal cooking style (I don't think my kitchen would feel complete without a rice cooker/steamer, for example).

u/WiscMlle · 7 pointsr/BabyBumps

:-) I just bought a "Snoogle" off of Amazon the other day, and it is amazing so far.. It is basically a giant C-shaped body pillow, but it is worth its price tag for good sleep!

u/itsTHATgirl · 7 pointsr/BabyBumps

A pregnancy pillow would be a splendid gift. Also you could spring for a mani-pedi or a Mamma Mio gift set (here or here)(I am in love with their tummy butter and their boob lotion, it really really helps.).

u/perennialoptimist · 7 pointsr/BabyBumps

I have the snoogle!

It's kind of the same thing. I LOVE it. I must admit, I tried sleeping with it in my first trimester and didn't like it. But once I was well into my second I thought it was amazing. Still sleeping with it now, and sleeping well even 5 days past my due date. I must say though... it's HUGE. It's really like having a third person on our bed. Though my husband doesn't seem to mind propping his leg on it, too.

u/ilovegingermen · 7 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse

Have you heard of these? I'm not prego but I want one so bad.

u/Connguy · 7 pointsr/makemychoice

Edit: for the record, I posted this before the lasybugs thing took off

You're not going to make any great progress on a PC build for that price. Besides, PC tech is changing so quickly, you shouldn't buy any one piece of it until you can buy all of it.

If you're looking for X1 games, I'm a huge fan of Destiny, but it's not for everyone. If you're looking for more of a sure hit, check out Shadows of Mordor or Dragon Age: Inquisition.

If you want to change things up a little, here are some of my favorite purchases (I'm a minor Amazon addict):

u/Atbat82 · 7 pointsr/Coffee

Zojirushi hands down. Keeps coffee hot for way too long and doesn’t leak at all. I literally fill mine with hot coffee and drop it in my laptop bag (remember to lock the lid) and never a drip.

There’s a bunch of different models, but something like this:


u/dreiter · 7 pointsr/Coffee

>My budget is to stay between the $30-$50 range....NOT looking for a hand grinder though!

Sorry to say but that's an impossible ask. The cheapest automatic burr grinder is the Capresso Infinity which can sometimes be found for ~$70, otherwise you are stepping up to a refurbished Baratza Encore for $100 or a new one for $140.

u/ccdes · 7 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I love the Zojirushi - I am totally comfortable with putting one in my laptop bag as long as it's "locked" and if I forget about it the coffee is still hot 10 hours later...


u/llamacolypse · 7 pointsr/AskWomen

Victorinox 8 Inch Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife which I got for my husband, we needed a better kitchen knife and this one was rated pretty well by america's test kitchen

Chooka rain boots I have thick calves and these rain boots are fantastic, they're a bit wide too so I can wear wooly socks with them.

My Asus laptop

This cat lounger my cats love, especially my chunky one

And my air purifier

u/mrockey19 · 7 pointsr/Coffee

Hey there. I'll give you a little summary of what I think most people on here will tell you in response to your questions.

Books: Blue Bottle ,Coffee Comprehensive and Uncommon Grounds are all good books to cover most of coffee and its processes.

This Capresso Infinity is considered a pretty decent burr grinder for the price. It will not do espresso but will be good enough for most other coffee brewing methods.

Getting a set up that is acceptable for "real" espresso is kind of expensive. A Gaggia classic is considered the bare minimum espresso machine for a "real" espresso. A Baratza Virtuoso is considered bare minimum for a decent espresso grinder. Now, you can (and many people do) find these items used, which obviously reduces the cost greatly. But depending on your area, finding these items up on craigslist or similar sites can be pretty rare.

I'm not from Rhode Island, but googling local roasters will provide some results. As for online ordering, tonx, blue bottle and stumptown are favorites around here for their price and quality. Beans are broken down on what region they came from, how they were processed and how dark they are roasted. Each region has different flavor profiles in their beans. African beans are known for being more fruity than other beans, for example. A little warning, most people on this subreddit believe Starbuck's espresso roast coffee to be too dark. However, many of Starbuck's light/Medium roast coffees have been reviewed as pretty decent. Most websites that sell the beans will list a flavor profile of the beans. The basic saying on this subreddit is that if you have crappy beans, no matter what, your coffee will be crappy. If you are going to overspend anywhere in the process, overspend on quality beans.

The espresso machines that you will be using at starbucks are machines that will basically produce espresso at the push of a button. They will grind, tamp and extract the espresso without any input from you. You should just know right off the bat that there is a whole other world to espresso making that is the exact opposite, with people grinding the beans to the right size, tamping by hand, and extracting shots with a lever that controls pressure. Neither way is right or wrong, you should just know that there are many different types of espresso machines and baristas.

I'll share a little bit of advise, take from it what you will. I was an ambitious college student coffee drinker just like you. I asked for a Breville espresso machine as my first real coffee making device (even before a grinder, how silly of me). I just wanted an espresso machine because that was all I was getting from these coffee shops. Since then I've gotten a nice grinder, a melitta pour over, french press, gooseneck kettle, aeropress, V60, moka pot, and chemex. I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't turned on my espresso machine in over a year. There is so much more to coffee than espresso. There are so many methods to brew coffee that are cheaper, more complex and more interesting. If I had a chance to do it all over again, I'd buy the burr grinder I linked, and an Aeropress or any french press (Starbucks sells some pretty nice ones. You could get one with an employee discount) and just learn to love coffee on its own, without frothed milk and flavorings.

There is a ton of info on this subreddit if you stick around for awhile. Questions like yours are posted all the time and answered by very knowledgable people. Your enthusiasm for coffee is extremely exciting to see. Please don't let any of my advise subtract from your enthusiasm. Everyone takes a different path while exploring coffee. That's part of the excitement. You will learn a lot at Starbucks and you will learn a lot if you stay here. Enjoy your stay.

u/moriarty_was_real · 7 pointsr/tea

If you're willing to pay (what I believe to be) a lot for a variable temperature tea kettle, I can not recommend this tea kettle enough.

I've had mine for...about 6 months now I believe. It still works as perfectly as the day it was bought. It's also gorgeous so there's that too.

On Amazon the price fluctuates but it drops down as low as $79.99 every once in a while. If you don't mind waiting, I'd recommend it to save the $10-$20. Also, don't let that weird "You save 51%" thing fool you, it actually retails for $100 on Cuisinart's website.

u/vonbauernfeind · 7 pointsr/teasales

The Cuisinart CPK-17 Variable Temp Kettle is on sale on Amazon currently.

Per Camelcamelcamel this is an all time low at $51.04.

In the past I've been able to have Bed Bath and Beyond match Amazon prices when it's shipped and sold by Amazon, so I would suggest doing so if you want this Kettle but don't want to support Amazon. I included a link, but I'm not sure if it's a referral link or not. Just search CPK-17 and it'll come right up.

u/concretebox · 7 pointsr/saplings
u/Prehensile · 7 pointsr/fitmeals

MFP has me at 1200 for now, but because of my running, I usually eat more like 1400-1500. However, I've noticed that there are lots of recipes on www.cookinglight.com and www.eatingwell.com that I can make for about 350 calories for a pretty satisfying serving. I eat breakfast around 7AM, lunch around noonish and find that I generally need a snack (usually greek yogurt, I second Jackal904's love of the stuff) before dinner.

For specific recipes, one of my favorite tricks is to do a "pasta" recipe and sub zucchini "noodles", which cuts the calories down like crazy. Then I can eat a really big portion for my alloted number of calories. I have this thing which I use a lot and really love. Makes zucchini noodles in 30 seconds, whee! Another favorite snack: deviled eggs. Use a tiny bit of low-fat mayo just to get the yolk mixture creamy enough, and use mostly mustard instead, and you've got a snack that's about 90-100 calories for the full egg. A lot of times, one egg will get me through to dinner!

I like to cook, and have decent amounts of time to do it, so I always look for recipes that are around 350 calories for a serving that isn't pathetic (like a half cup of something - like I could possibly feel full on that) and has lots of protein and/or fiber, which is going to make me feel a lot fuller.

Oh, and I recently stumbled across this collection of soup recipes and some of those look like good candidates for dinners, etc. You can view all to circumvent the annoying slideshow format.

I've actually found myself pleasantly surprised at how many things I can still cook and eat (and enjoy) without having to break my calorie allotment.

u/madamemoriarty · 7 pointsr/xxfitness

I've been coveting a vegetable spiralizer so I can noodle-ize ALL the vegetables!

u/delecti · 7 pointsr/personalfinance

Don't let yourself fall into the trap of buying expensive items to "save money". For example, don't buy a coffee machine, get a simple single-cup brewer like this. Don't get an expensive tupperware set, grab a $3 pack of reusable containers from the grocery store.

u/frenger156 · 7 pointsr/Charlotte

Do it yourself from now on. https://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Tri-Angle-Sharpmaker-Sharpener-204MF/dp/B000Q9C4AE


idiot proof and super sharp results

u/_mycelia · 7 pointsr/ShroomID

They're fine and they'll make you trip, younger mushrooms are anecdotally more potent. Get a scale if you want to know weight or figure out what the dry weight equivalent would be.

u/workroom · 7 pointsr/food

a proper cast iron setup

a great cookbook

a set of unique spices or ingredients in the style of his favorite cuisine?
italian, french, mexican, indian, spanish, chinese...

u/72690 · 7 pointsr/kratom

This scale is $8.68 and has good reviews - it can measure small amounts (under 1g).

u/minimomofmomdonia · 7 pointsr/Sourdough

thanks! i'm using theLodge 3qt combo cooker - i had the same concerns but in the end it was more than enough space. not sure how it would handle a loaf of a more oblong shape, but i'm very pleased so far!

u/SirEDCaLot · 6 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Try Sous Vide. A basic immersion circulator runs $120 on Amazon (Anova). It's practically impossible to screw up, and there's no risk of fire...

Also makes it easy to cook a LOT of steak at once. Sous Vide will cook several bags of steak at the same time, just use a big container of water.

u/the_acid_queen · 6 pointsr/DIYBeauty

For small DIYs, I use that setup: hot plate with some sort of pot/tub holding water, silicon trivet, and beaker. I use a digital thermometer to check it every few minutes and adjust the temp that way.

For larger DIYs, I use a sous vide machine. I just get a big plastic tub (I like the Rubbermaid Commercial ones), fill it with water, and let the sous vide do its thing. It's the BEST - it holds an exact temperature indefinitely, it pairs with an app so you can adjust it remotely, and it keeps water circulating so you don't have to worry about different temps in different places. It's maybe overkill for small personal projects, but I super duper love it.

u/tizz66 · 6 pointsr/steak

Looks like an Anova

u/TheMonkeyFather · 6 pointsr/Cooking

Something like this would pair nice with the food saver! Would also go good with the grilled food!

Anova Culinary Bluetooth Sous Vide Precision Cooker, 800 Watts, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UKPBXM4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_WwVmzbSPXPQ10

u/n0esc · 6 pointsr/sousvide
u/foreversoundsgood · 6 pointsr/MDMA

I'm going to try to be as detailed as possible.

The best way to take crystals:


  • Buy a reagent test kit to make sure what you have has MDXX in it and rule out the most harmful substances. These can be bought over Amazon or via Reagent Testing UK (Marquis is most often seen as the most important one though I strongly suggest to get the kit)

  • Buy a microgram scale, the following one is recommended by most people: on Amazon Germany or Amazon UK

  • If you want to crush them yourself, I would recommend buying a cheap mortar and pestle on Amazon Germany or Amazon UK

  • If you want to put them into gelatin capsules, you can buy for example size 1 gel caps from Amazon Germany or Amazon UK



    First of all: do some research about the specific dosing you want to take. I know of the two most common ways:

  • Use your scale to weigh the amount you want, then divide it into the doses you like, weighing every dosage carefully.

  • Dissolve the amount of MDMA you have in a 1:1 ratio of MDMA in mg to water in ml. Dissolve the MDMA in the water and then divide the liquid into the amount you want.
    If you have 1g (1000mg) of MDMA and you dissolve it in 1 litre (1000ml) of water, every 100ml of water will contain 100mg of MDMA


    Methods of taking:

  1. Nasal a.k.a. insufflated a.k.a. rail it. Grind it into powder, weigh your dose and snort it.

  2. Oral you have a couple of different options.

  • You could straight up eat it, but that would taste absolutely horrible. (don't do this)

  • You can dissolve the amount you want in liquid (coca cola, Gatorade, anything with a sweet taste) and drink it.

  • You can parachute or bomb it, this can be done with rolling papers or with toilet paper/tissues. It can be done like this or like this. You just take it as you would take a pill. Due to the acidity in your stomach, it doesn't matter if the crystals are finely ground or not.

  1. Rectal a.k.a. anal a.k.a. boof it. This means dissolving it in liquid (such as distilled water) and insert the liquid anally with a soft syringe. Don't forget to use lube


    I hope this helps, let us know if you have any other questions or unclarities.

    Roll safe.
u/renational · 6 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

a slow cooker may be too slow. i would get a rice cooker which doubles as a slow cooker but can also cook and steam much faster. for around $30 you can get a http://www.amazon.com/Aroma-ARC-914SBD-Uncooked-Digital-Steamer/dp/B007WQ9YNO don't get the larger one if you are only cooking for 1-2 people. an ever faster slow/rice cooker is an electric pressure cooker, but they start at more than double this price range, so i would not bother on a student budget.

once you have a cooker, familiarize yourself with the wide variety of affordable starches, hard veg and proteins that cook best in it. locate the indian and asian grocery in your area where you often find the best deals on a wide variety of rice, pasta and dry beans for your cooker. when buying hard and root veg, don't be afraid to buy 1-2 of each veg at a time - often buying big bags of them to save money does not work out, as you may not have the space, and they may spoil before you get to cook them. if you have the freezer space, you can stock up on your proteins if once home you make portion size ziploc baggies and freeze them properly. no need to defrost them before use as the rice cooker will take care of that.

u/grosbisou · 6 pointsr/bodybuilding

I have this one since about 3 years. Using it pretty much every day and can't complain.

u/obliquely_run · 6 pointsr/BabyBumps

You need a snoogle.

u/wholesomefolsom96 · 6 pointsr/ADHD

I support this idea. If you are not drinking from a tumbler straw, this is my favorite water bottle of all time:

Zojirushi SM-KHE48AG Stainless Steel Mug, 16-Ounce, Smoky Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005PO9T44/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_BLPNDb7RN077A

I got so used to drinking ice water (no longer room temp like a plebeian) and the ergonomics are unparalleled in this bottle. The ease of the pour spout makes it effortless to sip and work on something else, or tilt it in bed without spilling, not to mentions makes sharing easier since the pour is so good you don’t have to touch it to your mouth! Also if you forget to drink enough water one day, don’t worry, water will still be cold. It holds ice cubes for over 24 hours (meaning ice in water holds solid form for HOURS).

Too hyped on this but it seriously got me into a good habit of drinking water.


The other trick I did at my last job was to get up and refill my bottle once every hour. It would make me race the clock to do a certain task or amount of work before getting up to pee and refill it again.

Because if I was drinking a bottle an hour and getting up every time, I had to pee every hour... which meant phone games and reddit every hour from 5-10 minutes an hour depending...

It made me a happier, faster worker, more hydrated, and I got paid an hour to pee EVERY day... (7 minutes to pee/refill every hour give or take extra pooping time X 7 work hours a day = 49 minutes).

It also helps you poop more if you drink more water and relax on the toilet. And I’d always say, save money on the toilet paper while also getting paid to shit!

r/hydrohomies for life

u/eyeoutthere · 6 pointsr/Coffee

SM-KA48 model is out of production. Look for SM-KHE48 or SM-KB48 (should be around $27 and $31 respectively). Those are the more recent models.

SM-KB48 is the newest with the only difference being it has a different (don't know if "better") type of non-stick coating on the inside of the mug.

u/callmeRichard · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Stainless steel and vacuum insulation should make for a good product. But it is kind of hard to see how the mouth piece works... I would probably go with a tried and true Zojirushi unless you really need the extra capacity.

u/je-june · 6 pointsr/Coffee

Zojirushi SM-KHE48AG Stainless Steel Mug, 16-Ounce, Smoky Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005PO9T44/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_2tfjub1478EV0

I have one of these and it will probably be the last mug I ever buy. Its very well designed! Doesn't leak, easy to clean, keeps coffee hot for a long time.

There is a "slicksteel" version that has a polished stainless interior and a nonstick version (sm-kb).

u/vonofthedead · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Your savior has arrived.

check this out

It keeps coffee hot for a few hours, is easy to drink from and clean. Also it fits in most cup holders in cars. Best "mug" I have ever had.

u/Brass_Lion · 6 pointsr/tea

I've used this one for about two years, it's good: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003KYSLNQ/

u/shagin · 6 pointsr/Coffee

We use this Cuisinart Electric Kettle for coffee and tea, and like it a lot. Water heats up quickly, and has buttons for different temps (for the different types of tea) and one button for french press at 200°F. The $80 price point may be a bit beyond reasonable, but I think it is worth it.

u/enkrypt0r · 6 pointsr/Silverbugs

For me, I've found the best value in having two scales. I have this one for smaller items. It goes to the nearest tenth of a gram, so that's good enough for me for smaller quantities. This is good for jewelery, small coins, etc.

For weighing a whole stack or something, I also have one of these. It's only accurate to the nearest gram, so the small one is better for small quantities, but this one supports up to eleven pounds and is definitely the best you'll find for the price. I also measure stuff other than my stack on it as well, so this is a decent multipurpose scale.

u/SparklingLimeade · 6 pointsr/soylent

Scale, accurate to at least one more digit than what you're measuring. Something like this. Containers to measure with and potentially store prepared powder or oil in. Blender is generally unnecessary. Just get something to shake it up in. Blender bottles and similar protein shake paraphernalia are popular but just about anything will do.

u/sinoth · 6 pointsr/soylent

Do you understand why people don't use volume measurements, though? 1 tbsp of packed vitamin powder could easily be 2 tbsp of unpacked powder. Do you really want to risk an overdose because you scooped your ingredients out with too much force?

This is $8: http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-AWS-1KG-BLK-Signature-Digital/dp/B002SC3LLS

Just get a scale and do it properly. It isn't that difficult. Once you better understand your components and preparation method you can take shortcuts like volume measurement.

u/nanuq905 · 6 pointsr/AskCulinary

The Sweet Home highly recommends this one as it is really cheap compared to the Thermapen but works nearly as well.

Now where are my bonus points?

u/the_unprofessional · 6 pointsr/grilling
u/hiddenforce · 6 pointsr/tulsa

You could just learn how to make them at home. That's what I did.

Tools needed.

  1. Weber kettle 18inch or larger(or you can sear with a chimney charcoal starter)(blue bags of Kingsford are on sale every grilling holiday over the summer for $5/bag at Lowe's and home Depot) don't use match light, use a chimney with a lighter cube or alternative

  2. Slow n sear, this is needed if you want to sear without the charcoal starter.(YouTube the cold grate technique) you want end to end brown on the outside, not sear marks from the grate and gray between the marks.

  3. A proper thermometer (thermopop$30 or thermapen $60+ ) I had this one on Amazon and it was accurate https://www.amazon.com/CDN-DTQ450X-Thin-Tip-Thermometer/dp/B0021AEAG2?keywords=cdn+thermometer&qid=1537113187&sr=8-3&ref=mp_s_a_1_3

  4. Learning how and where to buy steak. Personality I buy an upper choice grade or prime for $15/pound my wife and I split a 1-1&1/3 pound steak every Friday night.

    Edit: you can YouTube and Google all the keywords I gave, there is lots of information out there. I think the cold grate technique video gives a great example of how to reverse sear a steak. But all the tools in the world can't turn a bad steak into a good one, focus on buying a proper steak, then focus on how to properly sear.
u/MrRockyboxer · 6 pointsr/LifeProTips

Don't waste your money on those air cans. They can get expensive if you keep buying them, and you'll have to let them cool down, because they get cold, and start to lose pressure over time of use.

Get one of these. I have one, and it's amazing. It does a better job dusting your PC, and it doesn't get cold, or lose pressure from long use. Not to mention, it'll be cheaper in the long run. Also, it's environmentally friendlier than those cans too.

Just a warning, it'll be loud, but it's very powerful.

u/Serialtoon · 6 pointsr/playstation

Buy yourself a DataVac I got mine a few years back, when they were $30-35. No sure why the price is so damn high on these now but they are invaluable if you have tech and need to clean it out without buying a ton of compressed air cans.

u/shart_attacked · 6 pointsr/keto


Get this. Buy zucchini. Make pasta.

For meatballs, use pork rinds instead of bread crumbs. Get a sauce with as low a carb count as you can get. Spaghetti is still possible, you just have to think outside the box.

u/teholbugg · 6 pointsr/Coffee

one of these:


makes things much easier, and the batteries last a good year or so with occasional use. 15g seems to be what many people use per cup of coffee.

you'll find more things to use it for as well, like weighing postage :)

u/Fuck_Cilantro · 6 pointsr/army

Practice your fork put-downs fatty.

To lose 6-8 pounds in a short period of time, go see /r/keto and sign up for for MyFitnessPal. Buy a food scale and be brutally honest with your portion sizes.

What is your current height and weight?

u/synaestheticmodum · 6 pointsr/AsianBeauty

If you are interested in the spiralizer, this is the one I got :)

u/ddp · 6 pointsr/italy

Sono Americano, per favore scusare il mio Italiano ma questo tema e vicino al mio cuore.

Non hai detto dove lei abita. C'è buon caffè a San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, e New York (forse Chicago, ma non so personalmente). In altre parti del paese, sia un disastro veramente. Dopo Starbucks c'è più o meno da niente. Non abbiamo la cultura di caffè al fuori delle città. È una vergogna. (Tra parentesi Starbucks hanno sempre espresso, anche se non lo elenchino nel loro menu.)

Due marche che mi piacono sono Blue Bottle e Stumptown Roasters entrambe di quale è possibile ordinare sul Internet. Naturalmente senza assagiarli ciò è una problema diversa. Però comincerei con Blue Bottle - Giant Steps. Stumptown hanno forse troppe scelte.

Per fare il caffè, mi piace una Melitta con filtro #2 o una pressa francese (Bodum). Qui è possibile trovare una Melitta nel tanti supermercati. Secondo me, il metodo e la macchina di caffè americano di base entrambe fanno schifo. Lei potrebbe anche ordinare una Bialetti da Amazon.com.

Detto questo, ho una macchina espresso da Illy a casa e anche una disposizione permanente con loro a spedirmi nuovi caffè ogni mese. Si funziona bene per me ma non è specialmente economico.

u/anbeav · 6 pointsr/keto

The vegetti is inexpensive and works fine. The Paderno is slightly more expensive but easier to work with

u/ARKnife · 6 pointsr/knives
  • S35VN is a stainless steel, so shouldn't rust or stain under normal conditions.

  • As a start I'd get a sharpening system, such as the Spyderco Sharpmaker (mostly used to touch up the blades and restore initial sharpness). It is quite easy to use (plus lots of guides and videos online you can learn from) and can handle serrations as well.

  • Both disassembly and lubing the detent path on the Rike 1507s are excellent ideas and should make the action smoother.

    I've had a few knives made by Rike and all of them had very strong detents out of the box, but they do tend to become smoother (break in) the more you use them.
u/grubsnalf · 6 pointsr/Cooking

Spyderco Sharpmaker



Easy to learn, easy to use. Additionally, I have their triangle-shaped 3rd tier, ultra-fine ceramics.

This works very well for "mirror finishing" blades. Complete overkill but sharpening with this system is like practicing zen buddhism:



Truth be told, if you don't enjoy sharpening blades find a local guy who does this. Before I got that system I found a dude on Craislist who you could drop your knives in a drop outside his house. Three days later he would have them in a locker for you. Never met him / her. Butchers are another option, they do this for a living and they HAVE to sharpen their knives. Tip him a few bucks.

u/Sancho_IV_of_Castile · 6 pointsr/knifeclub

My generic advice when I see people using folding knives for food prep (some or all of it may be inapplicable to you):

u/uglyredbag · 6 pointsr/Frugal

may I suggest this An unmatched combo; skillet + pot = dutch oven! For $35 it's a steal and you can start throwing away all the other pots and pans that cause such a clutter.

u/UgotSprucked · 6 pointsr/kratom

ProTip ™ : Buy a small digital scale. Amazon has excellent options. I bought this one and it's totes awesomes. https://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Scales-AWS-600-BLK-Nutrition/dp/B000O37TDO/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1536284257&sr=8-4&keywords=small+digital+scale

It helps keep your dosing accurate and consistent.

I used to not weigh my doses....I would just "measure" by size of scoop I was taking with my spoon....totally unreliable and inaccurate way of measuring dosage. I would get upset when I wasn't getting consistent results/got the wobbles when the day before I took the "same amount" and it didn't make me sick etc...

Scale is a game changer, dude.

ALSO: Less is more (to a certain extent): Find your effective dosage range, and try to stay in that range.

Mine is 6.5-8.8 grams per/dose. No more, no less. I took me a long time to figure this range out...lots of vomiting from taking too much....and a lot of disappointment/being a sad panda because my silly leaf powder wasn't helping.

This helps keep your tolerance at bay, adhering to a dosage range...as long as you're not dosing excessively (frequency wise). This is just my personal experience, however. Your mileage may vary. Your mileage might actually be kilometers. That's ok too. Just be mindful of your dosing, keep a little log book to record dosage, effects, duration, symptoms relieved etc. I did that for a while and it helped me figure out dosage, as well as the vendors I choose to purchase from (don't worry I'm not gonna name names, I'm cool man, I'm cool....), and preferred strain color (kinda...they're pretty much the same tbh...except some Red veins are waaaay more sleepy than any white, green, yellow etc.)

Alright done ranting.

Welcome to the family!

*everybody high fives awkwardly* :)

u/Ask_Me_About_The_NAP · 6 pointsr/Kratomm

Sounds like the wobbles. Kratom can vary immensely depending on how its ground, where it was grown, how it was harvested, what the growers put in it (not anything nefarious, stuff like matcha). The wobbles aren't fun, and you get it from taking too much. You won't die, but it sucks.

I HIGHLY recommend getting a cheap scale to weigh your stuff out. Find your dose and you can fine tune it. I've been taking kratom for 5-6 years now and I can tell a difference between 10.1g and 10.2g.

Seriously, get a scale and weigh out spoonfuls and you'll get different results just about every time, even from the same bag. One spoon could be 1.5g and the other could be 2.3g and then down to 1.6g.

[Here's one that's $10 and well reviewed.}(https://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Scales-AWS-600-BLK-Nutrition/dp/B000O37TDO/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=gram+scale&qid=1564754125&s=gateway&sr=8-3)

It's worth it.

u/oldhippy1947 · 6 pointsr/tea

First you're going to need tools. I assume you have a 12oz mug.

  • Next you should get a cup infuser. This one is inexpensive.
  • Life is much easier if you pick up an inexpensive digital gram scale. 5g of leaves/12oz mug. Tea leaves come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and trying to do volume measurements can be frustrating.
  • Check out the Vendor List
    . Pay attention to U.S. vendors. Nearly all of the have sample packages and that's where I would start. Adagio Tea is a good beginner's tea shop.
  • Order some samples and come back for more advice.
u/niftyjack · 6 pointsr/Cooking

I don't know about other brands, but I know Le Creuset sells a multifunction pot where the lid is a skillet and you place it upside-down onto a base that turns it into a dutch oven. The bigger one is like $350. (I used to work there.)

OP: I'd go with a dutch oven and a cheap nonstick. The nonstick will barely weigh anything and should be relatively small (I wouldn't go bigger than 10") so it should be portable. The nonstick is a small addition for way more convenience.

Edit: Boom, Lodge multifunction. Best $30 you'll ever spend.

u/Inquebiss · 6 pointsr/Breadit

I feel like for 50 bucks you can find a nice dutch oven or one of those cast iron cookers. I've heard people have great results making bread in these.

On another note, that website's play on the word "artisan" has me really irked.

u/Sheerardio · 5 pointsr/AskTrollX

To add to the good sharp knives, a good, easy to use knife sharpener even good knives get dull eventually!

u/mickeys · 5 pointsr/keto

To keep things in a rational perspective, you're much more likely to die in a car accident on the way to the store than from any bacteria.

Rinsing meat just spreads bacteria all over your kitchen. No need to do it. Ask any chef if you need a second opinion.

Also no need to cook meats to well-done. Get an "instant read meat thermometer" and learn how to use it properly. The USDA has minimum internal meat temperature recommendations. Aim for these targets and your food will be bacteria-free and taste the best. Even better, get an inexpensive sous vide cooker and be more than absolutely sure things are as moist and safe as can be.
Manga bene!

u/Walterod · 5 pointsr/Cooking

Go with the Anova, $150 https://www.amazon.com/Anova-Culinary-PCB-120US-K1-Bluetooth-Precision/dp/B00UKPBXM4/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1487868151&sr=1-1&keywords=anova
And don't be surprised if you end up using it a whole lot more often you expect. Sous Vide 4-lyfe

u/herman_gill · 5 pointsr/Cooking

The expensive brands in that same price range:

All-Clad, Le Crueset, Henckel, and Mauviel.

This five piece set is worth it's weight in... well, copper. Cuz copper is super expensive.

At a much more reasonable price range you've got Cuisinart, Calphalon, Lodge, Victorinox and a few others.


Here's a list of things they could get (an entire kitchen revamp) for under $1000:

A $300 knife set with 4 steak knives (note: the 7 piece classic set is available from Costco online for only $80 if you have a membershit, same blades, no fancy handles. The steak knives can be got for $10-15 each, so the entire set is like $130 if you don't want rosewood)

Anova sous vide cooker for $110. Toys are fun.

Lodge enameled dutch oven for $60

Mauviel carbon steel pan for $40 (needs to be seasoned), or a pre-seasoned Lodge for $20

Lodge cast iron for $10-20 (depending on 8 inch or 10 inch).

Scrapers (super important!) and maybe silicon handles for $10

and the most important thing they'd want, is the Calphalon tri-ply set for $225 (which I think is also cheaper over at Amazon).

An Instapot (combined pressure cooker + slowcooker + ricecooker, this thing is like a slowcooker on crack). You can also opt for just a regular $30 slowcooker, too.

If they don't care about fancy looking handles, the Fibrox handles actually have a great grip, and Victorinox knives are sharp as shit.

Other things:

OXO good grips tools/spatulas/measures/everything for about $100 depending on what they want.

The Costco membership would probably be worth it just so you can buy the Victorinox knives (and I think also the Calphalon pans?)


Total price: ~$1000 if going with the rosewood handles (I personally didn't bother), and instapot (I would highly recommend the instapot, though!)

If going with regular handles and instapot, $850 <--- my choice

If going with regular handles, instapot, but no sous vide, $750 <--- probably most economical choice

If going with regular handles and regular slowcooker, and no sous vide ~$650

Just regular Victorinox Fibrox knives, and Calphalon Tri-Ply set and one cast iron skillet: ~$400

u/DCbowlofcheerios · 5 pointsr/vaporents

Smart Weigh GEM20 High Precision Digital Milligram Scale 20 x 0.001g Reloading, Jewelry and Gems Scale https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ESHDGOI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_3eCM9DygIZRrd

This is my scale. I love it.

u/planetboots · 5 pointsr/RCSources

You can buy a scale for relatively inexpensive, but if you buy 1 gram then the whole bag would be added to your pg. this is a popular one for under $29

Do some searching with the sidebar and you can find people's recipes for solutions and homemade nasal sprays.

To be honest with you, just buy heroin if you want to get that high. It's better for your body and lasts longer. I'm not kidding when I say U4 is worse for you than heroin. I played with one gram and I'll never touch the stuff again, although I'm not big into opioids. It's tolerance spike is insane, is caustic as fuck so the only relatively safe way is to take it orally, and if you shoot it it will fuck your veins almost immediately. I'm not trying to tell you what to do or anything because I do a shitload of drugs, but you gotta pick your poison and this is about the worst thing I've come across.

u/fernanino · 5 pointsr/opiates

I was just searching amazon for it

Either way, there are similar ones (same brand, actually, for $17.99): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ESHDGOI?psc=1

u/HardwareLust · 5 pointsr/Frugal

I second all of this. The R H Forschner by Victorinox are the best knives you can buy for the money, bar none. For $25, you get a chef's knife that's functionally the equal of just about anything else out there. It's a no brainer, and Cook's Illustrated recommended. You only really need 2 knives to start with; the chef's knife and a paring knife. A long serrated bread knife would be the 3rd, then you can go crazy after you learn to use those 3. I find a boning knife to be rather useful if you're cookin' a lot of meats.

I do not, however, recommend the rosewood handled ones. The "plastic" (AKA Fibrox) handles on the Fibrox Forschner's are more comfortable, and safer because they are much more slip resistant. Kitchen knives are tools, not decorations!

EDIT: And pick up the matching steel, and the best home sharpener you can buy: The Accusharp 001 for $10. Now we're talking frugality and function!

u/scottjl · 5 pointsr/RiceCookerRecipes


Just picked this up a few weeks ago, my first rice cooker. I've made maybe a dozen batches so far, brown, white, basmati, short and long grain. Each turned out better than I have ever done on the stovetop.

I'm sold on using a rice cooker from now on, and quite happy with this inexpensive model. Maybe it won't last a lifetime, but when it eventually dies I'll just grab whatever the best inexpensive model is available at the time.

u/zambezy · 5 pointsr/slowcooking

I use a rice cooker.

u/owners11 · 5 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

What works for me:

I have this rice cooker.

It has a timer which is really helpful. Every morning I wake up to freshly cooked oatmeal, which is a dope way to wake up. I usually throw in some cinnamon and honey. If I have nuts, berries or seeds around, I'll add those too.

At meals I'll have a portion of whole grains-- barley, brown rice, quinoa, pretty much whatever your heart desires. I personally like these more than white rice because they have more texture and make me more full (not to mention the nutritional benefits).

I enjoy stir frying vegetables and some chicken or eggs and adding it to the grains. When I'm getting bored I'll buy some sauces or make some sauces and use those. Generally when I'm stir frying vegetables I like to vary the colors and textures/juiciness of the vegetables I use. Some that work for me: carrots, broccoli, broccoli, kale, sprouts, mushrooms, tomatos, zucchini, corn, and avacados. Avacados are the shit.

If you get a rice cooker you can also cook all types of legumes, and beans in there. With these you can make soups, stews, and many kinds of dishes.

I don't think I really used to like this simple of foods; now I really enjoy what nature has to offer though. I found myself in a similar position as you and walked in to the produce section and thought to myself, "wow, I can eat any of this...and, it's relatively cheap."

u/spyyked · 5 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I do this exact same thing most weeks. If it's nice out I grill the chicken (whatever meat) outside, otherwise I just bake it because I can do a bunch at once.

Also - I'd recommend getting out of the dark ages with stove top rice. This rice cooker is the jam and you can also steam your veggies in it. It is literally the most used kitchen appliance in my house. Has held up great over the past couple years.

u/megzxx · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

I had pretty bad hip/buttocks/leg pain then I got a lovely snoogle around 13 weeks and it's been better since.

u/kneeod · 5 pointsr/Coffee

For your budget, I'd say either the [Baratza Virtuoso] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000EG70IK?pc_redir=1408943545&robot_redir=1) if you can spring for the little bit extra, and if not the [Encore] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007F183LK?cache=075d072a13b3a5940fafef883998d436&pi=SY200_QL40&qid=1409057670&sr=8-1#ref=mp_s_a_1_1) is a very close alternative.

I'd also check Baratza's website for refurbished models as well.

u/ajfirecracker · 5 pointsr/Coffee

Baratza Encore Electric Grinder - $130 - One of the cheapest good electric grinders. Baratza has a great reputation, but you may wish to spend a little more on the grinder if you want to use it for espresso or for very coarse grinds (French Press, for example)

u/j1mdan1els · 5 pointsr/Coffee

Hi and welcome. We call this your first step into the rabbit hole. Like Alice, if you decide to go in this is just going to get deeper and deeper.

The two grinders you've linked are both electric and neither are particularly good. Assuming that you want to go with an electric grinder (and I would if you're drinking 5 cups a day) then then Baratza is the least you want to buy. The difference between this and the ones you have mentioned are the burrs - the cutting edges - that are in the machine.

Next, you say you start with a latte. Latte is espresso and steamed/textured milk. You are not going to get espresso anywhere close to your budget but you can get a good moka pot and then a milk frother will get you that drink.

For your coffee through the day then a french press will be fine - they're very simple just relying on a metal mesh screen to keep the used grinds out of the end drink or, if you are just making coffee for yourself one at a time then consider the aeropress.

Automatic machines are more complicated. You have to read very carefully as most on the market do not heat the water properly (they start dripping cold water into the coffee bed and, when they finish, they are putting boiling water and steam into it). Also, most will drip water through the middle of the coffee grounds which means that you get bitter tastes from the coffee that gets most of the water while the rest "under extracts" giving tastes of grass and moss. Unless you are willing to go to something like the Wilfa I would stay with manual coffee makers for now.

Bienvenue a r/coffee et bonne chance.

u/user_1729 · 5 pointsr/Coffee

My favorite thing about coffee as a "hobby" is that, like some have said, it's a hobby that isn't just a waste of money. Fresh beans are a huge 1st step, they really just have tons of flavors that change almost as you work through the bag, and sometimes I feel like the first sip of a french press is different than the middle, etc. For me the different methods I use just work better for different beans, I'm still figuring that out myself. I prefer to french press african beans, pour over on more typically "harsh" beans, and I'm still dialing in aeropress, but I feel like it takes a lot out of the coffee so it seems to work best if I'm like "hmm I'm not sure I like this bean", aeropress... oh nevermind it's great.

You could buy:

Good grinder ~$140

Scale $15

Kettle $25

And three interesting and different types of brewers:

Aeropress ~$30

V60 ~$20

French Press ~$20

That's all the gear for now, you're SET until you become a crazy coffee nut, but for me 90% of the coffee I make is in one of those 3 methods. I have a moka pot, and they're cool too. But that's $250 for gear, and you could probably save a bit with different grinder options but plan to drop the biggest amount of that.

Add in $20 for some high quality beans (S&W is great and their reddit discount is on this page somewhere) and you're around $270 to be brewing great coffee a few different ways. Now you have 4+ different coffees, 3 ways to make it, and the equipment to make sure you're doing it "right".

Okay that's a lot and I hate this "if you buy a cup of coffee a day" crap, but let's just say you drink work swill most of the time, but get a cup of coffee out 3x a week. At $3/cup maybe you tip a quarter each time, you pay off this stuff in 6 months and these things pretty much last forever.

The point is, yes, some of the costs of entry (specifically the grinder) can be a little daunting, and sometimes we get carried away, but overall, the cost of making great coffee at home is significantly less than going out. You're actually getting BETTER coffee too, trying different ways to make it, and enjoying yourself. Wow, okay rambling there. Good luck!

u/kakanczu · 5 pointsr/Coffee

If looking for electric, the most commonly recommended are:

Capresso, $90

Bodum (Red, $90)

Baratza Encore, $130

The Baratza will be the most recommended and if you look around you might be able to find it for closer to $100. Otherwise the Capresso is probably the best bet.

u/chiruu · 5 pointsr/Coffee

I would say that the grinder is one of the most important part in brewing a good coffee because a good grinder ensures that you have the same grind size, which means that you have an even extraction. If you buy the beans pre-ground, the beans usually oxidizes and loses some of it smell and taste. I would say that I has a lot of effect in the taste and the smell.

Grinder option:
When you say "cheap" how cheap is cheap? If you want to use a manual grinder, I would recommend a Hario Skerton https://www.amazon.com/Hario-Skerton-Ceramic-Coffee-Mill/dp/B001802PIQ

If you want an electronic grinder, you can buy a Baratza Encore https://www.amazon.com/Baratza-Encore-Conical-Coffee-Grinder/dp/B007F183LK/ref=sr_1_2?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1510625247&sr=1-2&keywords=baratza+encore&dpID=31mL3pz0NrL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

u/SilentStill · 5 pointsr/AskReddit

Indeed. My wife found the Snoogle to be well worth it as well for sleeping. It is a bit funny to recall the 'fort' of pillows that was amassed on her side of the bed as we got closer to term...:)

u/GoosieLoosie · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005PO9T44/ref=ox_sc_saved_image_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A23BMDV6UOKQGP I'm on my phone and can't remember how to post a link, sorry. This will keep your coffee HOT and your ice cubes from melting, won't leak, has a plastic mouth piece and is BIFL

u/NBPTS · 5 pointsr/InfertilityBabies

I agree with grabbing something to eat. I'll also add getting this pillow. I'm carrying twins and this has been my best friend since about 11 weeks. I took a trip once without it and missed it so much! My hips were pissed off all day.


u/lazyAgnostic · 5 pointsr/santashelpers

For the sweet tooth (like my dad, these are all things he likes):

  • A candy jar or bowl filled with her favorite candy.

  • An artisan ice cream scoop.

  • An ice cream maker. You could get an ice cream recipe book as well.

  • One of my dad's favorite gifts was a sugar dispenser... I think that shows his level of sugar commitment.

  • Some artisan marshmallows.

  • A milk frother that doubles as a hot chocolate maker.

    For the executive (like my mom, these are all things she likes):

  • A high quality thermos for coffee on the way to work.

  • A smart home setup, maybe an echo and some smart outlets or the google home. Really good for turning lights on/off, asking for the weather and news, listening to music, etc.

  • A FitBit to help her keep healthy even working long hours.

  • A popcorn maker that allows you to make non-microwaved popcorn in the microwave.

  • A white noise machine. If she has any trouble sleeping this thing is AMAZING.

  • A Roku or Chromecast that makes it easier to watch Netflix on the TV.

  • Wine tasting or cooking class that you can do together. Really my mom loves doing stuff with her family.
u/techniforus · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

This is the best container. It won't even spill too much if the lid's left open, it locks and maintains a seal really well in a bag, and if anything it's too good at keeping your drink hot. Also it's solid construction, I've really been hard on mine over the past 3 years or so and it's still marvelous.

u/ComicDebris · 5 pointsr/Coffee

I have this Capresso model, and it's working fine for me so far. I use fine for Aeropress and coarse for French press, how it compares to other models.

It's easy to clean. I got mine from a local coffee joint and I think it was less expensive than Amazon.

For a few more bucks you can get one with an all metal outer case.

u/Gixug · 5 pointsr/food

Before I start, I should warn you that discovering good coffee can be expensive. It's also a bit time consuming. If you're in it for convenience, stick with the beans you're drinking now.

Freshness of coffee is highly dependent on two things: the time since roasting and the time since grinding. The best thing you can do is find a good local coffee roaster and get whole beans from them. Then get a good burr grinder (I love my Capresso Infinity Grinder) and grind it yourself immediately before brewing. Getting the coffee locally is good because you'll get to know the roaster and they'll almost always print the roasting date on the bag. Grinding it yourself ensures that the flavor stays locked in the beans until you're ready to drink your cup.

If you don't have any local coffee roasters, you can try your luck with some decent coffee from Amazon. Cafe Altura Sumatran is pretty good, although they don't put the roasting date on their bags, so you'll have no idea how fresh it is. Some of the best coffee I've ever ordered online was from The Birds and The Beans.

If you're just starting out, then I recommend getting a french press or an aeropress. You can even use them to make pseudo-lattes. (Obviously, to make a real latte, you'd need an espresso machine. But those get really expensive, really fast for anything decent.)

Hope that helps. :)

u/thyfearfulsymmetry · 5 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

A mug by this company is ideal for soups, coffee, even stews if you bring a bowl to pour it in. I have had coffee scalding my mouth 14 hours later. I often have to open it, let the contents cool and then consume because it retains heat so well.

Sorry for the Amazon link, I'm on mobile. This is the one I have. They fit perfectly in backpacks and can be strapped to a bike. Mine survives concrete floors and being dropped all the time. It's not pretty but still works as good as I got it in Jan of 2014.

Zojirushi SM-KHE48AG Stainless Steel Mug, 16-Ounce, Smoky Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005PO9T44/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_et-sxb3DDC6EY

[Edit] I see they have a 32 oz version now which is double what I have! I'll be buying it so I can bring coffee and a meal now!

u/Mephiska · 5 pointsr/OSHA

I just got a new one, I don't find the lid to be fussy or hard to clean at all. I use it and the one I had before it every single day.

Not sure if they make different ones for the US market but the Japanese model is the only ones I know. This is the one I'm referring to.

u/Intermitten · 5 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Because I love you, buddy: https://www.amazon.com/GermGuardian-AC4825-Cleaning-Sanitizer-Reduction/dp/B004VGIGVY/?th=1

(No brand loyalty here, but you need something like that - look for the keyword "HEPA" - your lungs will thank you)

u/InfiniteZr0 · 5 pointsr/Coffee

I'm an entry novice to coffee and did a lot of research on grinders.
I found this grinder
From what I gathered, it does the job for everything but espresso.
Apparently it doesn't get a fine enough or consistent enough for espresso

u/Skrux77 · 5 pointsr/trees

There's many things you can do... my top of the line suggestion is Ozium.

You can:

  • Open up a window (If you're on the top floor, this is a godsend since smoke will dissipate UPWARDS. The neighbors underneath won't notice shit.)
  • Invest in a vaporizer as it will drastically cut down the smell.
  • Buy an air purifier

  • Buy a Smoke Buddy/Make a sploof
  • Buy lots of incense

    And if you seriously want to kill any odor whatsoever, it being probably the most expensive option is an Ozone Generator. Basically an unlimited version of Ozium.

    If you're feeling extra ballsy, just blow your smoke into the apartment hallways so now there's no way to tell who's getting a good bake on.
u/lemisanthrope · 5 pointsr/Coffee

You need to know that your coffee is about to get a lot tastier. Also siltier. The silt puts some people off, but I love it--just decant carefully. Also, after the four minutes of steeping, press the plunger and get the coffee off of the grind immediately. Transfer it into a thermos or your cup, don't let it keep sitting there on the beans in the press.

But I will say: DO NOT get a french press without also investing in a decent burr grinder and buying fresh, quality beans from a good roaster (or learn to roast at home). I would recommend this one as a quality grinder at a good price. Set your grind to course, and don't grind until your water is near boiling. Your grinder is your most important piece of equipment for world-class coffee brewing; it is not the piece you want to skimp on.

I have had some truly transcendent cups of coffee...and blown the minds of friends who had never had french press before. Happy mornings!

I love my Bodum Brazil press.

u/echoskybound · 5 pointsr/tea

I'm a fan of insulated glass mugs and steel infuser baskets - here's a cheap set on Prime. As far as equipment, you mostly need a kettle. You can either go for a basic stovetop kettle, simple and cheap but no variable temperature - or electric kettles. A good one can run for quite a bit more cash (like mine, not cheap but highly recommended), but are easy and can have variable temperature.

Loose tea isn't cheaper than tea bags, but I'd say it's definitely better and way more diverse.

u/derkasan · 5 pointsr/Coffee

I used to have one of these before upgrading to the Vario. It can't be beat in its price range - $45 on Amazon for a used one right now from Good Buy Products.

u/bcl0328 · 5 pointsr/foodhacks
u/charlesgrodinfan · 5 pointsr/tea

Notes and observations from a couple months of drinking:

  1. Cuisinart PerfecTemp kettle and Ingenuitea are both amazing
  2. Not impressed with the cheap tins from specialtybottle.com. I should've known since there's no tension and no gasket. I'll keep larger inventory in the Adagio tins in the back of the cupboard.
  3. Less black. Once I've run through the Assam and Irish Breakfast (noob mistake on similarities), I'll start on more greens and possibly a white. I can taste why people love green, though it's taking a bit of time to work up to the earthy flavors.
  4. Drinking ~70% less coffee. My mood and stomach are grateful!
  5. In Seattle, Perennial Tea Room is a great place. I try to buy about 50% of my tea locally. Will take local suggestions.
u/cbeeman15 · 5 pointsr/Coffee

If you can spend a little more, try to get a burr grinder, it will make a huge difference, I got my first on used for $50, but I've seen them as low as $30. For the price I'd say either this or this these will be good enough unless you want to try espresso.

You can also get goodish beans at a grocery store. I recomend Peet's. Or you can order very good beans online from companies like stumptown, verve, or counterculture coffee.

Your next upgrade should probably be an aeropress, but if you've been on /r/coffee for more than 5 minutes you know that.

u/uRabbit · 5 pointsr/Coffee

AeroPress, for sure. Here is probably the cheapest setup you can do, and still get the best flavour/experience.

Aerobie AeroPress + Able DISK Fine - $40 (I strongly suggest the DISK Fine over paper filters, but the AeroPress does come with a bunch of filters.)

Pocket Scale - $7

Carafe - $7 (so you press straight into this, and measure yield, as most mugs will not fit on the scale; also great for serving two)

Hario Slim burr grinder - $34 (if you'd rather go electric, the Bodum Bistro burr is a great buy and can be had for $120 new or under $100 used/refurbished)

Bonavita Gooseneck kettle - $50 (You do not need a gooseneck for the AeroPress, but you do for any type of pour over, so why not?)

Good luck, and have fun! Give my video a gander to see how to prepare with the AeroPress. It is fun! Almost as fun as an espresso machine. Ha! Yeah, right! But definitely worth the small coin.

u/RemoveAffiliateLink · 5 pointsr/Homebrewing
u/roastearlyroastoften · 5 pointsr/Coffee

I don't know anything about that hand grinder, sorry. I just find it to be a pain in the ass to hand grind 48g for my wife and I every morning so electric all the way. Hario has some good hand grinders.

I like the Baratza because of the versatility, even grind size, ease of maintenance, and it's well built. For me, it's the perfect "foot in the door" to higher quality grinders. However, yes, you pay for it! You can go cheaper for example but you're going to get real crappy burrs (I think those are plastic...) and something that breaks if you look at it.

Moral of the story good sir or madame is this. Cheaper grinder:

  • Low quality or poorly milled burrs
  • Burrs wear down quicker
  • Maintenance/wear/breaking issues (motor especially, plastic gears, etc)
  • Uneven grind size
  • High fines/particulates
u/iredditinla · 5 pointsr/grilling

Amazingribs is great. So is America's Test Kitchen. And Serious Eats also gives great basic background on how to use a grill.


  • using a chimney as recommended above
  • Buying a meat thermometer (cheap, good one)
  • creating different temperature zones to better utilize direct and indirect heat (also covers covered/uncovered grilling)
  • proper cooking temperatures and internal temperatures for various meats - this also would govern the whole grilling (high heat) vs BBQ (low and slow) conversation

    It's really not that hard. If you want some basic advice from me:

  • I agree on the Weber front wholeheartedly
  • Don't use lighter fluid or any kind of instant-light charcoal
  • Buy cheaper meats and work your way up and use the hell out of that thermometer
  • Brine just about everything but beef (and salt beef)
u/richdoghouse · 5 pointsr/halifax

I just replaced my grinder and was figuring out what to do with the old one (still works fine, but it’s loud and not the best grinder on the market).

Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00018RRRK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_oXDTDb9JZFAFB

If you’re interested let me know. I’m in Fall River but will be in Dartmouth several times this week and could drop it off somewhere.

u/beericane · 5 pointsr/Homebrewing

Not sure - I don't think anyone would say the thermapen isn't a great thermometer.

Although I WOULD say that you can get 95% of the benefits at a fraction of the cost with something like the CDN DTQ450X: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0021AEAG2

That's $17 for a water proof thermometer that gives you a reading within about a 1 second difference of the thermapen. I've personally been using mine for 3 years now regularly for food and beer making. I've dropped it in the mash, had it soaking in the sink by mistake, dropped it, left it outside - pretty shitty conditions and it still rocks on.

I have nothing against the thermapen but I personally wouldn't pay the money for one when something like the CDN is so much cheaper and effectively works exactly the same.

u/nowak1981 · 5 pointsr/gpumining
u/GoldryBluszco · 5 pointsr/WTF

yes indeed, a "datavac electric duster" (first stage of most repair jobs done in my dusty emporium)

u/VZ_Tinman · 5 pointsr/buildapc

I have been using this for a while. It is a pretty great device, a lot of the attachments make cleaning my pc a breeze.

I just don't think it would be worth it though if I ONLY used it for computer dusting. I keep it in the garage and get tons of use out of it for woodworking and cleaning car parts.

If you are only going to use it for computer cleaning. Just stick to compressed air. It would take years to pay you back. And by then it might be out of warranty and broken.

u/Shock4ndAwe · 5 pointsr/pcgaming

If you're referring to this it's fine. If not, I wouldn't risk it. These electronic dusters are designed for the purpose they fulfill.

u/fishandchipocrite · 5 pointsr/loseit

This is the one I have. It's really good!

u/Kaidavis · 5 pointsr/leangains

Howdy OP,

Welcome to /r/leangains! Congratulations on taking control of your health. I have a few questions and a few bits of feedback for you:


  • How much do you want to weigh? How much weight do you want to lose?


    To lose 1lb, you need to 'burn' 3,500 calories. The easiest way to do that? Eat at a caloric deficit and, over a week, run a ~3,500 - 4,000 calorie deficit.

    What's that look like? Let's say your Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE) is ~2,000 calories. That means in a week you'll consumer (2,000 * 7 =) ~14,000 calories. If you want to lose 1lb/week, you'll need to run a 3,500 calorie deficit in a week. That means eating 10,500 calories in a week or 1,500 calories/day.

    That's a 'cut' (or a 'diet'). What can you do to succeed in your cut?

  • Identify a specific goal that you're working towards. We all want abs, but a specific, quantifiable goal like 'Weigh 175lbs' or 'Have 11% Body Fat' is easily attainable. 'Soft' or 'fuzzy' goals like 'Look sexy' are wonderful to identify, but are crap for setting a goal.

    So? What's your specific, quantifiable goal?

  • Calculate your Total Daily Energy Expenditure using this calculator. Note: Set the exercise level as 'No Exercise (Desk Job)

  • What gets measured gets managed - so start measuring your caloric intake. Use the app 'My Fitness Pal' to log your calories. Buy a simple digital kitchen scale to weigh your food. Log everything you eat.

  • Eat at a weekly deficit! Log your weight every 2-3 days. Keep at it for ~4 weeks and check in on your progress. If you've lost ~4lbs, you're on target! If you're losing less than expected, adjust your daily calories down by ~50-100.

    Good luck!
u/carissalf · 5 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Veggie noodle maker = spiralizer. /u/186394 bought me this one, and it works amazingly!

Edit: Thanks for the gold!

u/Aingeala · 5 pointsr/keto

TL;DR A vegetable spiralizer.

My favorite tool I've been using almost daily since last week (when it arrived from amazon) is a vegetable spiralizer. Had I known about this when I started keto, I would have been able to get a lot more veggies into my diet (and helped appease my spouse who gets bored with the same foods easily).

If you are someone who loves pasta, I cannot recommend this nearly enough. I've made a version of shrimp alfredo (avocado garlic sauce is great with zucchini noodles), noodle sidedishes, and last night spaghetti was back in the house.

I also use it to make apple chips and curly fries for the kids. There are all kinds out there, with loads of recipes as well. This is mine.

Other tools that I use pretty much daily: cheese grater, bullet mixer, food scale.

Other tools I have on my amazon wishlist for my keto kitchen: dehydrator, grease catcher/container, whoopie pie pan.

u/Stinky_McDoodooface · 5 pointsr/vegan

Not sure how good these deals are, but they're things I'd love as a vegan

Instapot for $90

Vegetable spiral slicer for $22

Cuisinart Food Processor for $180

Blendtec total blender classic for $400

* edit - it isn't amazon, but Fry's also has a 7/11 sale and has the Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer for $90 (after a promo code you get if you sign up on their website). I hear this is the best rice cooker out there.

u/sufferingcubsfan · 5 pointsr/Homebrewing

No idea why you ended up with bananas in your scale searches.

I love this one for measuring hops, priming sugar, etc (i.e. accurate to one gram): digital kitchen scale

For water chemistry (i.e accurate to .01 gram), I love this one: precision digital scale

Can heartily recommend both.

u/Scrofuloid · 5 pointsr/Coffee
u/Troglophile · 5 pointsr/Coffee

Or if you have a Jetboil you can just get a French press adapter. Or go for the titanium french press. I keep it simple and just do drip coffee with one of these.

BTW, PRzitremedy1, awesome! I think I'll bring my Bialetti for a hike next time!

u/jja619 · 5 pointsr/Coffee

You could just get one of these pour over cones and a reusable metal filter.

u/neovox · 5 pointsr/budgetfood

It's called a Spiralizer.

There's other uses but zucchini noodles are my favorite.

u/GardenGnomeOfEden · 5 pointsr/Bowyer

The Spyderco Sharpmaker is an easy way to get a nice edge. It is pricey at $56, but it should last you for years and years, and you can sharpen damn near anything with it, including scissors, chisels, awls, fishhooks, etc.

Also, /r/knives would be a better place to get answers to this question.

u/bornforleaving · 5 pointsr/AskWomen

It's a kitchen tool that lets you make spiral all the things! My favorites are broccoli, butternut squash and zucchini is my easy go to.

This is the one I have:

My friend has a 20$ one from Wal-Mart that seems to be the exact same quality thus far too.

And this is the website I use for alot of my recipes if you're interested in trying it!

u/EvilDoesIt · 5 pointsr/knives

I think the most idiot-proof sharpening methods are either the Lansky System or the Spyderco Sharpmaker.

I own both and I must say that I prefer the Sharpmaker more. It gets you to a shaving sharp edge in minutes. The Lansky takes more time but I think you will be able to get a sharper edge. More time meaning maybe hours for the initial reprofile.

If you want to learn to freehand, the Smith's Arkansas Tri-Hone is a cheap way to go to experiment. It gives you two decent sized Arkansas stones and a synthetic stone for just over $20.

u/SunBakedMike · 5 pointsr/GoodValue

If you really want to get a block set then try the Victorinox 7 piece set. But honestly building your own is better.

  • Get a universal block like this or this. Avoid wooden blocks, they may look nice but sooner or later unseen crud is going to build up. The Polymer blocks can be taken apart and the insides cleaned out.

  • Victorinox 8 in Chef's Knife best bang for your buck ~$35

  • Mercer Bread 10 in Bread Knife ~$17

  • Victorinox Paring Knife ~ $9. Wusthof is supposed to be better but I'm not spending $40 for a paring knife.

  • Kitchen shears depends on what you are going to do. Light duty shears get a Victorinox Classic ~$14. You'll be able to do all kitchen tasks and occasionally break down a chicken. If you plan to break down chickens more than occasionally then get a Shun Kitchen Shears ~$70. If you plan to break down chickens often then get dedicated heavy duty chicken shears (can't help you with that) and a Victorinox for the light stuff.

  • Get a sharpener. If you're willing to learn how to sharpen get a Spyderco Sharpmaker and a cut resistant glove, if not get a Chef's Choice 4643. The Chef's Choice is a poor 2nd choice I urge you to get a Spyderco, but DO NOT forget the cut resistant glove. Most people after they get good at sharpening become less paranoid about cutting themselves and that's when they cut themselves.

  • Get a honing steel any will do but I like the Wustof 9 in it's magnetic so it'll pick up any metal dust even though I always wipe my knife on a damp towel. Honing and sharpening do two different things. You should hone often, sharpen rarely.

    Here is something from r/ATKgear if you want another opinion.

u/rowdyss · 5 pointsr/Breadit

I would recommend this since the shallow skillet is perfect to use as the base. Easy to score when the bread is in it too.

u/i_floop_the_pig · 5 pointsr/povertyfinance

Idk what cookware you do have but roasts (like a pork loin or whole chicken) tend to be cheap and pretty easy to cook. Eggs is a staple for cheap food. White fish or tuna are cheap too but don't eat tuna more than a couple times a week because of mercury. Protein powder is a very cheap source of protein however the upfront cost can be jarring.

Frozen veggies are my preferred choice but canned is good too.

The only spices you really need are salt and pepper. Kosher salt and a pepper mill are god tier. After that I'd say garlic powder, paprika, cinnamon, cayenne, cumin, ginger powder.

If I had to pick cookware that was reliable af I'd easily choose a cast iron skillet, enameled Dutch Oven and a small nonstick pan. The first two are both Lodge brands and you can do like 95% of cooking in just those two... possibly just the Dutch oven. There's also this 2 in 1 combo that might actually be the best of both worlds.

I'm a big fan of the Dollar Tree for kitchenware. One of the best purchases I made was a micro shredder and I use it for blocks of cheese. Way cheaper that pre-shredded. The only thing I wouldn't buy from there or any shopping center would be a knife. On a budget I love my Kiwi brand knife (~$8) and I've heard great things about Kuma but haven't had the opportunity to try one yet. Most cooks recommend Victorianox Fibrox but I can't recommend that on an extreme budget.

Also replacing breakfast with only coffee is a great way to save money. I had something else to say but I can't think of it at the moment. Cooking delicious on a budget is a hobby of mine.

Edit: oh yeah, DRINK WATER

u/h83r · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife
u/loven329 · 5 pointsr/Drugs

Haha bunk police is about reagent testing. Its more for powders and pills. Actually I don't know if you can reagent test shrooms but my first thought would be probably not. Honestly I've always just trusted my shrooms were psilocybin and they've always been psychedelic (at different potencies). As far as scales go for something like shrooms you probably won't weigh out less than a gram. something like this would be more than fine.

Good Luck, my first mushroom trip was way fucking intense, I'd definitely recommend less than an 1/8th for your first time.

u/rpg25 · 5 pointsr/Silverbugs

All three can be had for cheap from amazon, which is where I got all mine. Check out the links below... It's the setup I have for even cheaper than I paid (closer to $15). Acid is pretty standard and you can't really get "bad" acid (Gerry Garcia may say otheriwse). The scale has been awesome to me (the reviews on amazon are good too). The loupe is pretty cool and has been pretty helpful. It's just a magnifying glass. As such, it's hard to fuck up.

Acid Test Kit



u/alansb1982 · 5 pointsr/keto

Yep, and that'd be high up on my list of things to add (along with a couple gadgety doodads). I left it out because cast iron could be a bit intimidating for a beginner to start out with. I have this Lodge Combo Cooker, which gives me a 10" skillet and a deep walled 3QT dutch oven, all in one for about $35.

u/RedOctobyr · 4 pointsr/sousvide

This should show Amazon's pricing for the WiFi model over the last 6 months:

And the Bluetooth model:

The answer seems to be "somewhat often"?

(Edit: it shows 3 months of history by default, but you can change the amount of time shown in the graph. And sorry, I hadn't realized that your post title was a link to a similar site, so you already had the info that I linked to.)

u/UristMcHolland · 4 pointsr/IAmA

I use one of [these](AccuSharp 001C Knife Sharpener https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004VWKQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fAifAb3Y2NDM1) to sharpen my knives. Is this a bad way of doing it?

u/waynegholder · 4 pointsr/food

I have the Anova sous vide. It's not a whole separate appliance, like some sous vide models, this you just clamp to a pot of water and let it whiz away.

This is the one I use. Take a look, there are similar ones that are cheaper that do the same thing.

EDIT: Another cheap skate tip. No need for a vacuum sealer. Just take a regular freezer bag, put whatever in it, and submerge in the water until you get up to the seal and.... seal... The water will push all the air out and create the same effect. Just don't get any water in the bag of course.

u/Praise_the_boognish · 4 pointsr/Weakpots

My cooking game is on point, no problems there. Trying to decide what my annual tax refund kitchen purchase is going to be this year and I think it's gonna be one of these bad boys.

u/Garak · 4 pointsr/AskCulinary

The King 1000/6000 stone is all you need to get started. The 1000 is coarse enough that you can fix chips in a reasonable amount of time, and the 6000 is fine enough to get a shaving-sharp edge. You don't need a stone holder, a damp kitchen towel will do. You don't even need a nagura. Look up Murray Carter on YouTube—he's a really cool knife maker who uses 1000 and 6000 King stones on his crazy-expensive hand-forged knives. He's got a nice way of rigging up a sharpening station over your sink with a 2x4, although I just use a cutting board that happens to fit nicely in my sink. Carter's videos are more geared toward traditional Japanese knives, so I wouldn't use his exact technique, but his equipment setup is inexpensive and easy to use. Anyway, learn how to use the 1000/6000 to get a shaving-sharp edge (Carter calls it "scary sharp") and you can move on from there to more exotic gear.

All that said, I don't know if whetstones are the best choice for most people. If you really want to get into it for fun, by all means, go nuts. It's a nice relaxing ritual and you can get incredible results if you're willing to put in the time to practice. But if you're only interested in having a reasonably-sharp knife, then there are better options that can get you there with less fuss. A decent two-stage pull-through sharpener (i.e., one with two slots) will get you a knife that can slice paper and cut onions just fine. It won't shave your arm or slice ribbons of newspaper, but it's totally usable. I have a Wusthof one that cost about $30 but it seems Amazon has some higher-rated choices for the same money. They even have a single-stage sharpener that people rave about for $10.

u/WillMunny42 · 4 pointsr/vaporents

Here's what I use
200 degrees for 2 hours (or less some say). No smell as it's sealed (get a foodsaver too). When done, unseal the bag outside for extra stealth.
Also makes fantastic food...
Lots of ideas here:

u/NoraTC · 4 pointsr/Cooking

I have no idea what you ate, but what you are describing is now easily achievable with sous vide. For chicken beer cooler sous vide works until you decide you want a rig. A few years ago I decided to get an Anova and am glad I did. In the summer I use it about once a month; in the winter about once a week; around the holidays, it never gets put away. The cooking style is totally different, so I recommend a slow start with things like the beer cooler method to see if the results are the ones you like, but if you do, the timing freedom for busy folks is a game changer.

u/SpoatieOpie · 4 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter

Anova is usually on sale for like $80. Works great and simple to use

You can use it in a plastic tub or pot. Also, I use a roll of these and cut them with these.
Vacuum sealers are nice to have but not necessary. You can just use a sturdy ziploc bag and water displacement before sealing. Or you can just clip it to the side of the pot, no sealing necessary.

u/GilbertPolytoxic · 4 pointsr/researchchemicals

I said 10.000$. Not 10$.

And here you go


Iam not going too answer any of you shit again ahahaha ignorance is a bliss, I guess.

u/Number1AbeLincolnFan · 4 pointsr/whatisthisthing

FWIW, these kinds of sharpeners are extremely shitty. If you want a one-size-fits-all inexpensive sharpener, the Accusharp is where it's at.

u/kabrch · 4 pointsr/Nootropics

I just received it from ND today as well.

1: It's a typo, 100mg is the dosage.

2: Get a scale. You should not be eyeballing substances. Especially when it's a substance like Polygala. Scale on Amazon

u/Solkre · 4 pointsr/budgetfood

I have that exact one, very unhappy as it spits foamy rice jizz all over no matter what I do. He'd be moving from microwave boilover to countertop boilover.

I upgraded to http://amzn.com/B007WQ9YNO and couldn't be happier. It also has a setting for the brown rice I use, and it comes out perfect! I cook 3 (rice) cups at a time, and store it in the fridge to eat off the next few days.

u/geeklimit · 4 pointsr/Cooking

I have a nice Chicago Cutlery Landmark Santoku knife (geez, name is longer than the knife) and a Kitchenaid Santoku (red).

If you would have asked me a year ago which one was better, I'd say the Chicago knife cuts better but both do okay. However...

Then I got the AccuSharp 001 Sharpener. This thing works so well it makes me fucking terrified of my knives, they're so sharp. Now I very, very much prefer the Chicago knife, just because the extra weight the knife has makes it feel much more under control, and the balance feels like it helps makes cuts more deliberate.

The only comparison I have is a golf driver - sometimes the superlight ones make you hit worse off the tee, because you can muscle them around easily and your swing can go all crazy. With a heavier club, it keeps you on path and is more difficult to go off-plan.

Consider that sharpener basically a throwaway. You'll probably be able to use it for a year with normal household use, flipping the stones halfway through. Toss it and buy a new one instead of trying a sharpener that will last forever.

I decided to teach myself cooking over the last year, and I can say that one good knife will be better than a block of knives. I do 99% of all my work with with 2 knives, a Santoku and a Partoku. I occasionally need a paring knife to carve pumpkins, peppers, etc..and I use a bread knife for my homemade bread, of course, but the bulk is done with the larger one.

If I didn't already have a block of generic-brand IKEA knives from before I started enjoying cooking, I'd have 4 knives, Santoku, Partoku, bread and paring. Get the sharpener I linked and a matching set of knives because they look nice and it'll help you from cutting yourself by getting used to the same balance across them.

My amateur $0.02, interested in any corrections or further insights from the pros.

u/says_hey_nice_cans · 4 pointsr/vegan

I use this rice and this rice steamer.

I made my rice (add rice vinegar, sugar and some salt after it cooks) and put sweet potatoes, mushrooms and asparagus in the steam tray while the rice cooked. Super easy. I then also cut avocado, red pepper and cucumbers. I then left my family choose their insides so they are all different. I also used regular and black sesame seeds. I can't really explain how to roll the sushi since I am so new at it but youtube has a bunch of good videos.

u/Nicadimos · 4 pointsr/Cooking

I have this guy, and it never comes our right. I've tried basmati and jasmine rice. The bottom is always overcooked.

Edit: I lied. THIS is what's actually on my counter.

u/bleepbleepblorpblop · 4 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I just could not cook rice to save my life, I ended up purchasing a rice cooker off of Amazon. I highly recommend the Aroma Rice Cooker. I have been using it at least 2x a week for the past 3 years. Best $30 I've ever spent.

u/baristacat · 4 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse

the only pillow you will ever need

It's marketed toward pregnant women but you need not be one.

u/GizMo_SANHEDRON · 4 pointsr/predaddit

Two pieces of advice that I hope are helpful for you.

First, get a Snoogle... This will help her stay comfortable, and will give her something to wrap around so that she doesn't wake you so much during the night. It's been a life saver for the wife and I, and she'll get more uncomfortable as things progress.

Next, something that's worked for me, when the wife has been passing out early (which has been pretty consistent the entire time she's been pregnant, since she's a bit anemic), is to go lay down with her at 7:30, then when she starts to doze, go find something else to do for a few hours. When you come into the room later on, since hopefully the Snoogle will be keeping her comfy, you can slip into bed without waking her.

The Snoogle will take up a decent amount of space, so unless you have a King bed, you'll be relegated to a smaller portion of the mattress, but hopefully she'll stay sleeping, and you'll be able to get to bed at a more normal time, and sleep through the night.

Hopefully this is helpful, best of luck with everything!

u/lessthanjake · 4 pointsr/Cooking

Hey dude, here's the one I use: Aroma Housewares ARC-914SBD 8-Cup (Cooked) Digital Cool-Touch Rice Cooker and Food Steamer with Stainless Steel Exterior, Silver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007WQ9YNO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_l8RDyb62MNS2K

I cook either 1 or 2 cups of dry rice at a time and it always comes out perfectly. You might even be able to go under 1 C.

u/aimeenew · 4 pointsr/CautiousBB

My husband just bought me a Snoogle as we laid down to bed! I am sooooo excited! I should have it Saturday. I'm a belly sleeper and have had a lot of issues falling asleep so this will be amazing!!! I love him soooo much!

u/kellyjosephprice · 4 pointsr/Coffee

You probably want to spend the majority of that on a grinder. Quick google That's about the minimum, in terms of quality of the grinder, that I would recommend.

u/cwillzz · 4 pointsr/Coffee
  1. You should get a gooseneck kettle. I prefer them to not have hotplate attached (just use stovetop) and to have a built-in thermometer so you can be versatile with what you use it for. Small spouts are much better than larger spouts to control flow, however this may be hard to find when looking. Unfortunately, the one I bought is no longer up for sale on amazon, however this one is very similar: https://www.amazon.com/Coffee-Kettle-Outstanding-Thermometer-40floz/dp/B07GPWZFRW/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1550204612&sr=8-5&keywords=pour+over+kettle+gooseneck
  2. Just a regular food scale should do. This one works and is popular in the coffee community. It's also super cheap. Only problem is that it is battery run and turns off without activity for a minute or so. I use it daily. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IP8KRXS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  3. This is by-far the hardest part. You must get a burr grinder. It's the only way to maintain consistent grinds. You can buy a cheap one for around 30-40$ that do pretty well for a pour over grind but not well for really anything else. The upper end of the cheaper burr grinders would be the baratza encore (https://www.amazon.com/Baratza-Encore-Conical-Coffee-Grinder/dp/B007F183LK/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1550204913&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=baratza+encore+grinder&psc=1), but i probably wouldn't drop the money unless you've got an experienced taste. Honestly, i've made better pour overs with a low budget burr than with a mahlkonig ek43.

    I do have another recommendation. IMO, pour overs are the absolute best way to brew coffee, as they extract flavor the best. For this reason, you want to optimize your setup for better results. You're already doing this by buying a scale, good kettle, and grinder for home. What I would also do is buy a paper filter based system. They are often cheaper or the same price than what you're considering buying. I use this V60 at home (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BA2I7A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and it produces amazing results. Additionally, filters are cheap and probably impact the environment equally to stainless steel filters (due to dumping grounds and excess water use), even though this is usually a big appeal for the permanent filters. Paper is significantly better for taste than the steel filters IMO.

    Buying good beans is also very important. I hate to use price as a reference point, but most high quality specialty beans are going to be around 15-20 for 8 to 12 oz bags. Stick with single origin light roasts. Look locally or online and build a sense for the flavor based on region and processing.


    Feel free to ask any questions!
u/LRose1825 · 4 pointsr/JulyBumpers2017

Snoogle!!! However if I had it to do over again I would have gotten one of the ones with both sides.

u/SheemGlav · 4 pointsr/Coffee

The one I use personally is the Zojirushi 16oz insulated mug. This thing keeps your coffee hot for hours (I normally drink it when I get to the office after 45 mins and it's still hot)

The other one I'd recommend is the Klean Kanteen 20oz insulated which is almost as good. I used to have one but lost it a while back.

Either option would work well though...

u/teadeamon · 4 pointsr/tea

All the people I know who've owned glass tumblers have had them break. I'm usually very careful with my stuff, so I bought one too, but it broke within 6 months. It looked nice while it lasted, but what a waste of $25.

This one from Zojirushi is the best one on the market and a great example of Japanese engineering. They ripped off the design from Nissan, which at the time had the most well-designed tumbler on the market, but they made several modifications that made it even better. The older model maxes out at 16 oz, but the newer model comes in 20 oz. The newer model also has a high quality non-stick lining that should prevent any odors. Also, it's small enough to fit in a BMW cup holder.

They're a little expensive (around $32), but they last forever. My parents have used the older model daily for 3 years, and the mugs still look brand new.

u/life-form_42 · 4 pointsr/funny
u/filthyscrotum · 4 pointsr/EDC

1 (carried) Keychain

2 (on keychain) House key, Car key, Mailbox key, Office key

3 (on keychain) Leatherman Style PS

4 (on keychain) Streamlight Keymate

5 (on keychain) Data Traveler 16gb

6 (front right pocket) Kershaw Scallion

7 (front left pocket) Ronson Jetlite

8 (back right pocket) Chums Bifold

9 (in wallet) Tool Logic Survival Card

10 (in wallet) True Utility Pen

11 (in wallet) Forever Stamps

12 (left wrist) Timex Expedition Watch

13 (back left pocket) iPhone 4 with Mirrored cover

14 (face or neck) Gucci Glasses

15 (carried) Zojirushi insulated water bottle

u/make-me-waffles · 4 pointsr/BabyBumps

It's never too early to invest in a Snoogle! http://amzn.com/B0000635WI

I also started with a chiropractor around maybe 18 weeks and am finding it to be extremely beneficial.

Best of luck to you!! And congratulations!! :)

u/kcrunner · 4 pointsr/rawdenim

TLDR buy this. It's what I use and it's amazeballs for the price.

u/aa_rn · 4 pointsr/nursing

I'm sure she already has basic nursing necessities...the three things I absolutely must have at work are:

u/rogue780 · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

And, for non mobile users, here's the full size amazon page for that mug http://www.amazon.com/Zojirushi-SM-KHE48AG-Stainless-Steel-16-Ounce/dp/B005PO9T44/

u/greggers89 · 4 pointsr/Coffee

The Capresso Infinity is the only one worth buying under $100. If you don't want that, try to buy in half pound bags from a local roaster that will grind the coffee for you.


u/GladysCravesRitz · 4 pointsr/WayOfTheBern

Get in the car. BURN your mouth on the groovy Japanese coffee mug. Burn it again a half hour later. Repeat x 2 . Drive an hour and a half. Eat a fruit cup. Come home and make turkey. This cup is not fucking around. https://www.amazon.com/Zojirushi-SM-KHE48AG-Stainless-Steel-16-Ounce/dp/B005PO9T44

I made this tea at 2 p.m. And its STILL hot 26 hours later

u/PiggypPiggyyYaya · 4 pointsr/vancouver

[Zojirushi definately one of the best vacuum flask coffee mugs out there](ZOJI SM-KHE48-AG Stainless Steel Mug, 16-Ounce, Smoky Blue https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B005PO9T44/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_qNgEybRKEQZ6V)

u/ricecracker420 · 4 pointsr/financialindependence

I can help you with this: http://www.amazon.com/Gaggia-16100-Evolution-Espresso-Cappuccino/dp/B0001KO9RY

Best decently priced entry level semi-automatic espresso machine to get


Best entry level grinder

Get your beans from trader joe's (seriously cheap, but seriously good coffee, you'll find out that starbucks uses over-roasted beans)

I like mine with 2 oz espresso and 10 oz of foamed milk and half a tablespoon of sugar

I basically lived at starbucks for 3 years while studying 12 hours a day 5 days a week, this is the cheaper, tastier and faster version

u/emskow · 4 pointsr/treedibles

I always follow the ediblesonly recipe from the sidebar. Really works! Always decarb first. There are many methods and variations to decarbing, but I usually just wrap my broken up buds in tinfoil and bake it at 230 degrees in the oven for about 30 minutes. The end re^sult should be brownish green and crunchy, dry to the touch. With a mortar and pestle, I pulverize the bud then transfer it to a mason jar with the coconut oil/butter, throw it in the crock pot with water in it at 195 degrees and let it stew for three hours. Take it out, let it cool, then freeze. I usually repeat the process again sometimes twice. Good luck and Happy cooking!

Edit: just saw you want to be smell free, which I have tried before with no smell. Simply skip the tinfoil method and put the broken up buds inside the mason jar you'll be using and increase the time of decarbing. Keep the fans going in your house and I would highly recommend investing in one of these air purifiers: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VGIGVY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kQJAzb3CD7F1Z
I smoke inside my apartment with this running (where we had to sign a clause to not smoke inside) and it leaves my apartment smelling brand new when I have it running for a few hours after smoking. It really helps, especially when wanting to make edibles!

u/Unacceptable_Lemons · 4 pointsr/DIY

Yep, we used to have one like this: http://www.amazon.com/GermGuardian-AC4825-Cleaning-Reduction-22-Inch/dp/B004VGIGVY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1416106412&sr=8-2&keywords=air+filter

but ours was a different brand, "Sharper Image" I think it was. You still had to take the dust catching part outside once in a while, but it sure caught a lot. Assuming you have no major source for new dust, I'd imagine one of these in a medium/small library room would help quite a bit.

u/mspaint_exe · 4 pointsr/tea

I'm bringing this electric kettle with me. Between that and my new Camellia Sinensis tea flask I should be good to go.

u/drumofny · 4 pointsr/Coffee

I've been wanting a goose neck kettle for some time. I've used some cheap alternatives such as oil cans and some tea kettles, but I've wanted a much nicer goose neck kettle for some time. They can cost quite a bit and you have to account for some heat loss if you are pouring it into a gooseneck from whatever container you heated the water in. I've been using a cuisinart variable temperature kettle for a couple of years now. It works great, but it only has presets and I could only choose 200F for coffee. I wanted a kettle that I could choose the exact temperature. This can really help dial in different roasts and help me achieve some great coffee. This should help me dial in some of my teas as well. I believe the going rate for one of these kettles is $90, but I got mine for $80 as part of a preorder. I don't know of a variable temperature kettle that has this functionality that is even close to this price point. I've got high hopes for this kettle.

I've preordered this badboy in May. I was initially slated to drop in July, but got pushed back until early September. I got mine yesterday. It's aesthetically pleasing and has all the functions I want. I do wish it was a touch bigger, but it should do the trick. I'll be sure to do a review in a month or so; after I've had a fair amount of time using it. Cheers.

u/swroasting · 4 pointsr/Coffee

There's a sub for that... /r/roasting

You are correct, the better electric burr grinders are just a bit smaller than a blender and start around the Capresso Infinity for $80 and proceed skyward from there. I thought you might enjoy giggling at our 110 lb, 220V, 3-phase Mahlkonig which can grind 6lbs per minute. For scale, that's a full pound of coffee sitting in front of it.

u/chapkachapka · 4 pointsr/tea

You might want to mention what country you live in. If you’re in the US or another 110v country, your options will be much more limited and the kettles will be much slower.

That said, I’ve been happy with this Cuisinart multi-temp kettle. Pricey, but reliable, and handy if you drink a lot of white/green/Wu long tea.

Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003KYSLNQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_NVoSDbMKAJ0F1

u/bigelliot · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

My parents' house burned down around Thanksgiving and they asked me for pot & pan recommendations as they rebuild. Here's a list I sent them of things that ought to last forever but won't break the bank (no Mauviel, Staub, All-Clad, Le Creuset, etc). #1 on the list is a 12" Lodge skillet, just like the one we have. :)

u/Timbeaux265 · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I always have a cup at my buddies place and love it. Fuck it, I'm going to buy a gourd and order some Yerba right now.

Edit: these were his recommendations:

How to for traditional preparation. This is a little much, but you will get the idea.


A properly made gourd will last all day.

Gourd and bombilla


Good Yerba brand


electric water kettle


Also, need a thermos or insulated coffee cup.

For a quick yerba here is a tea infuser. Its not as effective as traditional, but still does the trick for a quick fix. And you can make it in a coffee pot if you are making a large amount for whatever reason.


u/tocia · 4 pointsr/tea

Maybe it's the cuisinart kettle?

u/TreasureBandit · 4 pointsr/tea

The Cuisinart PerfecTemp is a favorite around here. I've had one for a few years and absolutely love it.

u/painfulmanet · 4 pointsr/Coffee

Well, you really should not buy this grinder: http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-DBM-8-Supreme-Automatic-CCM-16PC1/dp/B00018RRRK

The bouldering is absurd and the fines are ridiculous. I have to grind my beans like four times over to get anything even vaguely reminiscent of a consistent grind, it's loud, ugh. I'm not even making espresso, just pour overs...sigh. Terrible grinder.

I'm going to replace it with the Hario Skerton/Skeleton, I think. I read good things about it somewhere...

u/v3rtex · 4 pointsr/Coffee

Whatever you do, don't get this: https://smile.amazon.com/Cuisinart-DBM-8-Supreme-Grind-Automatic/dp/B00018RRRK


It's too inconsistent if you're picky like me. Well, for drip it probably wouldn't be bad cause the filter will catch everything. All other applications you won't get a uniform size. Also the plastic container that catches the grounds is just a magnet for the grounds.

u/Wannabkate · 4 pointsr/trees

Grinds coffee to an exact size. So I can have the right grind for the brew method I want to use. Aka French press, espresso, cold brew, etc

u/encogneeto · 4 pointsr/Cooking

I've been using this one for several years now without a problem.

u/sharkmuncher · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

Very accurate and very fast. I have one for brewing and cooking, but honestly, I don't think it is worth it just for brewing when you can get a Thermopop or CDN for ~$20. However, for cooking, the thin probe and quick read speed is really, really nice.

u/moses2357 · 4 pointsr/pcgaming

An electric leaf blower more expensive around $30 but will last longer than cans of air. I see people recommend the DataVac Electric Duster but it's more expensive at around $60.

u/GRIFTY_P · 4 pointsr/Coffee


a one time investment will improve the taste of your morning coffee for the rest of your life. i'm not trying to be pushy, but freshly grinding your beans is by far the most important thing to improving your coffee flavor. by far!

u/Mattsoup · 4 pointsr/WTF
u/FairleighBuzzed · 4 pointsr/food

I throw remnants away and slice in utter fear. It's worked for me so far. I got the same one before Christmas last year. Recently I purchased this spiralizer and I really like the fact that I never have to slice in fear. It doesn't do the same things but the stuff it does is amazing.

u/Vauce · 4 pointsr/loseit

If you would like to do this with other vegetables like Zucchini instead of Shirataki, I highly recommend a spiralizer. We finally got one of these after reading about it on the /r/keto forums and it's pretty remarkable how close to noodles many vegetables can be when spiralized.

u/DeathByHives · 4 pointsr/Paleo

I have this one and love it! It does spiraled noodles and straight noodles. It's easy to use and clean. Those are always my top priorities when looking for this kind of kitchen stuff.

u/SoftwareMaven · 4 pointsr/keto

I don't think it would work very well. At best, it would waste a lot of squash. I've got one of these and am quite happy with it for making squash noodles.

u/sillyrubbish · 4 pointsr/1200isplenty

Get a spiralzer and make zoodles aka zucchini noodles! You can spin though a couple of zucchini in minutes and have a full plate of noodles to cook quickly.

This is the spiralizer I have: http://www.amazon.com/Paderno-World-Cuisine-A4982799-Tri-Blade/dp/B0007Y9WHQ

Easy recipie to cook the zoodles: http://elanaspantry.com/how-to-make-zucchini-noodles/

u/LarzHoneytoast · 4 pointsr/IAmA

Actually, scratch that I'll address it right here.

After waking up I might make some White Tea using manuka honey as a sweetener. Sometimes I'll add this or some other mix, either at this point, or with a good coconut water at some other point in the day. Then I might have a parfait made with Sprouted buckwheat, apples, and figs. I make the yogurt out of either brazil nuts or macadamia nuts. As snack I might make this pesto and put it on a raw/ live cracker. Or I might make a trail mix using similar ingredients. Entrees might include my own version of sushi. I make the paté with cauliflower (opposed to rice) tahini and dill. Fillers might be carrot, cucumber, and bell peppers. Although I mostly avoid soy, sometimes I'll top it off with a good tamari. Another Entree might include a pasta made from spiralized zucchini. I'll include tomatoes and either the pesto I mentioned prior or a brazil nut cheese. These are also amazing. For desert I might have a sort of raw cheescake.

u/xanderbuck · 4 pointsr/Coffee

You could look into a French press (I like bodum but all brands work). I also recommend getting a melitta brewing cone, for the $3-$5 it costs it makes insane coffee for the price. Also if you can, never go with pre ground beans, you can actually get a grinder for pretty cheap on amazon or at the least go to your local coffee shop (non Starbucks) and buy a bag of beans from them and ask them to grind it for you. Hope this helps! Excited for your coffee journey!

u/clipperdouglas29 · 4 pointsr/Coffee

Well a funnel strictly speaking isn't the right angle to properly support a coffee filter, making it get lopsided easily and likely fold on itself. Now that said you can get plastic versions of these for about $6 and they're just as good. Although I'm sure you'll get someone complaining about the plastic interfering with the flavor, which is likely bullshit.




In the end tho, look how pretty the porcelain is!

u/Cosmic_Charlie · 4 pointsr/CampingandHiking

Dude, get one of these.

Boil water, and you have drip coffee, with very little extra weight. I've carried mine for thousands of miles.

u/beatenbyrobots · 4 pointsr/foodhacks

This guy nails it. However, instead of a french press I would recommend this cheap-ass, easy-to-clean, impossible-to-break pour over cone. Although Amazon prices it at over $5, I usually see it in stores for $2-4. French presses make great coffee, but I think they're a pain in the ass to clean and oh so easy to break.

u/Digital753 · 4 pointsr/Cooking


It's the spyderco 204 mf get some diamond stones on it and boom you'll never need a razor again

Here is a video with a pretty good explanation. http://youtu.be/-MHe_8wTHmg it does take you about 15 minutes but you will have a mirror edge, and You can widdle hair with it.

I've have used that chefs choice sharpener, it is pretty good but the diamonds (or steel) run out pretty fast. Of I could spend that money again I would definitely gone for the spyderco.

And if you get it don't be cheap! Give yourself that razor edge for the extra $35 http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0019JTNDQ?cache=48955fd73064588b9d00d11d1b3b957a&pi=SY200_QL40&qid=1407287673&sr=8-1#ref=mp_s_a_1_1

Don't be fooled they are sold per 1

u/coconutwaters · 4 pointsr/foodhacks

This item may help.

Courtesy of /r/TheBestOfAmazon

u/menthapiperita · 4 pointsr/Breadit

Agreed with the other poster here, I've had no problems with a Le Creuset enamel Dutch oven at high heat. Generally the handles are the least durable; the stock plastic ones are rated to ~450° iirc.

I bought a Lodge combo cooker Dutch oven for baking, and love it. The low sides on the skillet top make loading a loaf and scoring it super easy. I burned my hand once wrangling a sticky, difficult loaf into my high sided Dutch oven. Here's a link to the lodge [dutch oven](Lodge LCC3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Combo Cooker, 3.2-Quart https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009JKG9M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_8sFYxbAPY4PN1).

u/mroystacatz · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

Here are my personal essentials.

  • Spyderco Delica 4: $60 VG-10 steel, comes in tons of colors
  • Spyderco Endura 4: Larger version of Delica
  • Morakniv Companion: $12-$20 A really awesome fixed blade, outperforms knives triple it's price.
  • Victorinox Tinker: $20-25 classic swiss army knife, really great quality in general. Lots of tools but not too many so it's easily pocket carried.
  • Victorinox Cadet: Smaller Swiss Army Knife, aluminum handles. Lots of colors.
  • Kershaw Cryo, or Cryo 2: $20-40 steel frame lock, Hinderer design, good price, tons of colors. The Cryo 2 is the same as the Cryo just larger.
  • Ontaro Rat 1 or 2: $25-30 Classically shaped folders with a very rugged build for a liner lock. The 2 is a smaller version of the 1.

    Also, you're going to want a sharpening system that works for you in the long run. I personally use the Spyderco Sharpmaker But there are tons of good sharpening options out there.

    P.S: You're going to get a lot of people hating on your Gerbers most likely, that's because they're honestly not worth it in the long run. They use very low quality steel for the price and they don't have the best quality control. I'm not saying your Gerbers are trash or anything. But they definitely won't last very long. Just about all of the knives I listed will last you a lifetime if you treat them right, and oil/sharpen them correctly.
u/hugoniotcurves · 4 pointsr/Cooking

I just bought this combo cooker off Amazon a few weeks ago and I love it. Like everyone says, the more you use it, the better it is. I have used it to sear steak, cook fish, fry bacon and eggs, make skillet potatoes, a giant cookie, a deep dish pizza, etc...and that's just with the LID part of the cooker which doubles as a skillet.

I love the fact that it's two separate pieces that combine to make a dutch oven which I have made some pretty awesome crusty bread in.

Cast iron isn't some magically cooking device and like everyone says...don't listen to the people that say you need to pamper the crap out of it. Just USE it! It's so easy to use, it stays hot and it's easy to move your food into the oven to finish cooking. Did your get stuff stuck to it? No problem! Usually while it's still hot I just poor some water it and it sizzles that stuff right off! If worse comes to worse, I have a scrubber I use only for the pan and after it's dry I just wipe it with some canola oil. It's a lot more low maintenance than people think as long as you use common sense. Don't scrub it with soap and don't leave it sitting in your sink with water in it.

u/SeungOfStorms · 4 pointsr/knives

I would pick up a Spyderco Sharpmaker - it's fairly foolproof to use, and the basic set will take care of most sharpening needs, though it's not great with really messed up edges (though you can buy coarser diamond rods to use as well.) I've been using it for a few years now, and it's taken care of hundreds of resharpenings for me without problem.

u/VanNostrumMD · 4 pointsr/Cooking

$40 Chef's Knife

$15 Cutting Board

$40 Cast Iron Dutch Oven

$10 Stainless Steel Cooking Utensils

$99 Food Processor

$205 is the best I could do.. you could probably get a cheaper cutting board.. but.. that was the best large plastic one I could find..

u/Amygdalailama · 4 pointsr/camping

Lodge has a a Dutch Oven in which the lid is actually another frying pan.

“3.2 Quart Seasoned Cast Iron Combo Cooker. The Lodge Cast Iron Combo Cooker does it all. A deep skillet, a fryer, a Dutch oven in one, plus a lid that doubles as a shallow skillet or griddle. This versatile piece is perfect in the kitchen or great outdoors.”

I loved the versatility aspect. The bonus is you also have a unbreakable container to store precious items when in transit. I think it will be my next purchase.

Here’s a link for you, and happy camping.

u/kuyakew · 4 pointsr/Breadit

I use this dutch oven. Best part is using the flatter part as the bottom so you can just slide your dough onto it.

u/SarcasticOptimist · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Personally, $250 would be a lot for a 16 year old. I'd teach him how to cook for himself...get a Lodge cast iron, season it, and get expensive steaks, bacon, and eggs.

If you go with watches, get one with sapphire crystal. Seiko and Citizen are top brands.

u/Yvels · 3 pointsr/sousvide

So, after hours spent on internet I decided to get myself a 28 quart insulated cooler for my new Anova. I didn't expect it to have "can space" on top but it's a perfect fit. Right now I have 12 New York strip cooking in there for 2.5h.


cooler : https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000MQ63C6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
cooker : https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00UKPBXM4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

note : prices are CDN $

u/wonkay · 3 pointsr/ketorecipes

You can also sous vide the ribs using this amazingribs.com recipe and finish on the grill. Gets you about 90% of the way there for much less investment. Plus you can use it for steak, roasts, chicken, or anything else.

u/VerySkeptikal · 3 pointsr/keto

1 best keto device ever:

Anova Sous Vide immersion circulator. perfect, easy, restaurant-quality food every time at a fraction of the cost.

u/amrcnpsycho · 3 pointsr/cookingvideos

Gahhh looks like I got it on sale for 50 bucks off! But this is the one. Super easy, the blue dial just scrolls up or down to change temp and the play button starts and stops it.

u/Letmefixthatforyouyo · 3 pointsr/Cooking

You can cook them in shell. Set the water bath to 170f, drop eggs directly into water. Remove after 14min or so, and you have perfect poached eggs. Crack to serve.

Sous Vide is slow cooking done perfect. It will give you an exact result, each time. Its consistent, which is a rare feat in most cooking, and makes amazing dishes. Chef steps has some great tutorials and recipes.

I use the Anova in a 10Qt soup pot. Works great. Note that the price does drop to about $130 at times, so if you want to save a bit of money, wait it out. If you want to save a lot of money, you can DIY a sous vide cooker yourself.

u/recklesscharlie · 3 pointsr/atlbeer

I'll probably go with this one, considering the reviews. It'll have to wait until the end of stout season, though. :-)

Anova Culinary PCB-120US-K1 Bluetooth Precision Cooker, 800 Watts, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UKPBXM4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_8ExhybST8H8EC

u/theck01 · 3 pointsr/analog

The one I have is from Anova, it works pretty well. There are less expensive ones out there, I went with this one because of recommendations from friends.

u/learethak · 3 pointsr/AskCulinary

He means in a Sous vide bath. Like Anova Precision Cooker or Chefsteps Joule

u/Anathos117 · 3 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

I have this one. It clamps onto a container (like a pot) rather than being integrated, so it takes up less space. I have had problems with it getting fried by steam rising from the water (an amazingly stupid flaw), but a cheap replacement plan and covering the pot solved that problem. It looks like there's a newer model, so hopefully they've fixed that issue

u/ketokate-o · 3 pointsr/keto

Anova Immersion Circulator

Not totally Keto related, but they're great for cooking all the meats!

u/MannyCoon · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

This may be a bit of an investment, but I use the sous vide method. I have an Anova One immersion circulator cooker that I use as a general kitchen appliance for cooking meat and veggies, etc. I found a method to mash grains using it, here. I've only done this once for my last batch of cream ale, which is fermenting right now, but it appears to be have worked well! It's great at maintaining a temperature without any insulation. I do it right in my brew pot, with the grains in the bag, 3 gallon boil volume. I do 5 gallon batches and add water after the boil. Anova says the volume limit is 4-5 gallons.

Like I said, it's a bit of an investment with a sous vide device costing $150-$200, but you can use it for a lot of other cooking tasks, and it's cheaper than a store-bought 2-cooler mash and sparge setup.

u/real_Penguin · 3 pointsr/DNMUK

This is what I use for measuring out my oregano

u/excitedparrot · 3 pointsr/Nootropics

I paid just under $20 for 15 grams (15000 mg) and the average dose is between 10mg and 30mg. 30 mg was a bit much for me, unless you dose only once a day then it might be better. I take about 10-15mg twice daily.

From what I've read, addiction is unlikely, at least on a chemical level. I strongly suggest using a digital scale that is accurate down to the 0.001g, or 1mg. I use this scale http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ESHDGOI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/Trynds_Third_Nip · 3 pointsr/powerlifting

I bought a mg sensitive scale and picked and chose what raw powders i wanted from NutriVitashop to make my own preworkout dosed how i like it. They sell DMAA also. Currently i'm mixing 400 mg caffeine, 120mg DMAA, 7g beta alanine, 5g creatine hcl, 4g L-Arginine 3 x per day. Feels better than any brand name pre-workout i have tried. If you aren't used to stimulants this will get you wired though, also lower bodyweight people would want to take lower doses, im at 255 bw and am a construction laborer so i need a good kick for energy after work.

u/ransov · 3 pointsr/DMT

This works great for me. Smart Weigh GEM20 High Precision... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ESHDGOI?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

u/Fizzyist · 3 pointsr/trees
u/PsychonaticInstitute · 3 pointsr/Drugs

Pick up a [milligram scale] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ESHDGOI/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_Z08vub1K7NCQ4), pop open that capsule and measure out a smaller dose! Try 20-50mg and see what you think.

I actually like 20mg more than the 30mg I was originally prescribed, but I have ADHD, and I use it as needed to do my homework (not everyday).

u/tw987987987987 · 3 pointsr/reloading

I use a Gemini 20 milligram scale. Dirt cheap so I have a spare in a box somewhere. Plenty accurate. Measures to .02 grain. Minimal shielding so finicky like that $1000 scale.

u/bratwurstzauber · 3 pointsr/germanrc

Die hier hab ich, ist ein Gemini 20 - knockoff. Funktiert seit zwei Jahren einwandfrei!

u/froawaa · 3 pointsr/reloading

you're on the right track. don't buy a kit. they save you like $20, but you end up with $50 of their worst selling crap.

speaking of crap, lose that scale. this is a much better one. and if you ever get a decent powder measure, or trickle, it'll help keep you from going insane.

you might also want a trickler.

if you're not cleaning the brass by hand, you'll need a tumbler and media separator.

nothing wrong with that press, so long as you're not reforming cases. if you do upgrade the press, go to a turret or LNL-AP. not the Lee turret though. not for big rifle cases. it can do it, but you'll be happier with something bigger.

u/Tonnberry_King · 3 pointsr/shrooms

This is all very true, but I'm surprised you didn't even mention a scale when you're dealing with a substance that's active at 5mg. 4-AcO is literally impossible to eyeball cause you're dealing with small amounts of powder, when I bought mine I bought this with it. You NEED an accurate MILLIGRAM 0.000 scale for this substance.

u/vashcarrison117 · 3 pointsr/funny


Good rating too.

Edit: looks like the price is because of my Prime account.

Edit 2: price has changed. More expensive but less than $5 more expensive.

u/AttractiveWhiteWoman · 3 pointsr/financialindependence

I don't really have a recipe, but this is how I'd break it down in a very explicit manner:

  1. Buy a 3-lb bag of frozen chicken thighs (boneless+skinless is easy mode, and frankly, I'm not convinced that it's worth the effort to get the bone+skin version after switching to boneless+skinless). Also buy some BBQ sauce. I usually use Sweet Baby Ray sauce.
  2. 2 days before you want to cook it, put it in the fridge in a big bowl or something (avoid leaks in your fridge).
  3. After ~2 days (you could do 1 probably, they'll just be kinda frozen still), put all of the chicken into your slow cooker (I have a 5-qt one, 4-qt is probably fine too).
  4. Squirt some BBQ sauce on it until the top layer of chicken seems adequately covered. I don't really measure, but I can use a medium-sized bottle like this at least a few times.
  5. Put it on "low", and come back 6 hours later.
  6. Turn slow cooker off and remove chicken. Put it on a cutting board or something. I have a flexible plastic cutting sheet. Rip it up with forks a little bit so it's not in super big chunks. If parts seem dry/unflavored, you can spoon a bit of the cooking liquid onto it. As you're ripping it up, maybe filter out the yucky looking fatty bits and throw 'em out. (When I use the boneless+skinless chicken, I end up with way less "yucky" stuff at the end.)
  7. That's it.

    I have also let it cook for ~30 minutes longer, or let it sit on the "Keep Warm" setting for ~2 hours, without a noticeable change in the results. The "keep warm" is nice if you have a programmable slow cooker and you start it in the morning before going to work.

    Alternatively, this is a very good pulled pork recipe that I've done. What I'm doing now is skipping the soda and applying BBQ right away, and subbing in chicken thighs for the pork for health reasons. Also, I don't think I've never used the full 18oz of BBQ the recipe calls for. Seems like a lot.

    Also, ~30 minutes before the slow cooking is done, you can start up a batch of rice and nuke some veggies. I haven't explored adding the veggies to the slow cooker yet, but that's probably an option too. If you don't have a rice cooker, I have this one and I love it (4 cups of rice is enough for 6-8 meals depending on how much you like rice). Looks like it's cheaper than when I bought it too.

    Lastly, /r/slowcooking is probably worth checking out.
u/Catmoose · 3 pointsr/budgetfood

I bought this Aroma 8-cup Rice Cooker back in July as an impulse buy and I use it probably 3-4 times a week. I've never steamed vegetables in it (even thought it has the option) or use the "Brown Rice" button haha but the little thing has worked like a champ and it wasn't even $30 off amazon. :)

u/anshumanbhatia · 3 pointsr/Cooking

I've had the older one of this for 5 years now, the Aroma Rice Cooker.



Think its pretty gold standard for simple rice cooker. I'm happily giving mine to a friend.


The instant pot is also a good should, but I tend to want something both from the pot and rice...


I'm only now upgrading to a Zor because I got a great deal

u/episton22 · 3 pointsr/cookingforbeginners

I only used aroma rice cookers for a long time for just the two of us. Cause it was cheap. I was able to get a zojrushi for cheap 5 bucks. and I would never go back. But people are right. They are super expensive.

But this rice cooker made amazing rice for Curry’s. I washed it twice and let it dry then add water and cook it. Bam. Flaky rice for Curry’s. I really can’t recommend it enough.

u/witchyz · 3 pointsr/KoreanFood

You don't need a fancy rice cooker to make nice rice. For years I used a random wolfgang puck 2 cup cooker that is now discontinued, then moved to something like this.

However, you can cook it on the stove, too. I think the most important steps are to account for rinsing, setting, and water amounts. I use the knuckle method seen here, because that's how my mom taught me to do it.

u/Expiscor · 3 pointsr/sushi

Alright, so for rice cookers I was looking at this. Cheap and has some pretty good reviews. Do you think I should get the 10 cup version or spend a little few bucks extra on the 20 cup? I was also going to get this "Japanese Rice Washing Bowl"

For a bamboo mat how does this look?

For knives, I have a few thin ceramic blades. Do you think will those work well enough?

EDIT: I saw this knife on one of those weekly threads. I think I may spend some money and buy it.

u/rsb_david · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

Do you have an ALDIs store where you live? If so, you can quite easily eat decently on a budget. If not, then try and look around online for the cheapest store which sells items I am about to mention. I wouldn't go with the Dollar Store/Dollar General as they have higher prices usually. If you have a dented food store, commonly ran by Mennonites, you can save some decent money on food. Make sure to check the dates. I ran across an item before where it was 2 years past expiry.

Do you have a rice cooker by chance? You can pick up an awesome one on Amazon for $30 and it will more than pay for itself. You can also find a decent slow cooker for $50. Once you have these two items, you will never go back to Ramen and Mac.

The trick is to cook once for several days. If you are like me and work 10 hour days, you are pooped out and just want to crash, so having time to cook is rare. You can cook in bulk ahead of time and save time, money, and eat healthier. That $1.50 box of Mac and Cheese can be replaced by a bag of rice and some I currently only have to feed myself and I do it for between $100 and $150 per month on average. This includes things I don't mention here. I don't coupon, but I do watch for sales. I don't know what your budget is or what your dollar store carries, but here are some of the items I eat and what I do.

  • Chicken

    Chicken is a very healthy and affordable protein you can buy to use in many items. I normally buy boneless, skinless breasts or thighs when they are around $1.29 to $1.99 a pound at whatever nearby store. I will buy about 4 packages of them and break them down into meal-sized servings and freeze for later use. The reason I don't go with bone-in chicken because the price difference of boneless makes up for the loss of meat from the weight of the bone and the time spent picking it off when using a slow cooker. However, it is more of your own preference. You can find drumsticks and thighs with the bone for as little as $0.59 per pound.

    Once you have chicken, you can do lots of things. I like to bake it and then slap on some Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce for a few minutes towards the end. You can always saute it with vegetables and make a stir-fry. You can throw it in the slow cooker and make some amazing dumplings while you sleep or at work. You can throw it in a bowl with some rice and a vegetable and cook plenty of meals in advanced. Example.

  • Lentils/Rice

    Lentils and rice are a very good and cheap option as well. A one pound bag is like a dollar and easily covers four meals for a single person. You can make lentils into soup, make and mix with some other protein, or eat with a little bit of salt. Rice can be used in many things. I like making this recipe (with half of the cilantro) and eat it with baked chicken.

  • Pork/Venison Roast

    You can often find pork butt roast on sale for as low as $1.19 per pound. I buy a 5/10 pound roast and split it into 2.5 pound portions to later slow cook. I normally throw some vegetables (carrots, celery, mushrooms, onions, etc) at the bottom of the slow cooker, then throw the slab of meat on top, throw a can of root beer or Dr. Pepper in, and then leave it on to cook when I go to bed/work. Here is what it would look like before I throw it on, but I don't have any after pictures. You can either slice it up, make into stew, or pull it apart and make BBQ sandwiches. This will feed me for several days.

  • Homemade Protein bars

    I work night shift, so I don't have a normal breakfast. Even days I wake up in the morning, I still don't. What I do eat is protein bars which I found a recipe for off of Reddit. I think they were about $0.40 a piece after factoring in all of the ingredients. I eat one for breakfast each night on the way to work and have one spare just in case I end up working through lunch.

  • Simple Freezer Meals

    I came across this Reddit post awhile back. It is really simple to do and cheap. You can mix it up and switch out the vegetable or replace the chicken with beef, and add rice to make each meal more filling. Here is the aftermath of my last round of making these.

    I would write more, but I have been called into work to deal with an emergency. I hope these helped you or at least gave you an idea of items you can do.
u/acekoolus · 3 pointsr/Cooking

for a slightly smaller one of the same version here is the amazon link

u/DingedUpDiveHelmet · 3 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Instant pot is great for large portions. For 1-2 servings I'd recommend getting a smaller rice cooker. I've had this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007WQ9YNO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_tBie2VjX5I8MT for 4 years and used it 5ish times a week. Perfect everytime. Other cheap ones I've tried burn rice.

u/Knute5 · 3 pointsr/loseit

This! Also this. Between steamed veggies, soups and rice, you've got a no-brainer dinner option always at the ready.

u/adaranyx · 3 pointsr/CasualConversation

You should! I recommend this one. Steamer tray, white and brown rice settings, a delay timer.

And there are cookbooks and sites out there with recipes for other things you can cook in a rice cooker. And another tip, wash your rice. It comes out much better.

u/starstuff89 · 3 pointsr/vegan

A few gadgets can help. Get a rice cooker with a steamer basket, microwave, and mini fridge. I could cook probably half my diet with just those things. With the rice cooker you can do rice, quinoa, lentils, pasta, steamed veggies, oatmeal, and some simple soups. A small nutri-bullet style blender will let you make smoothies and some sauces. And never underestimate the classic PB&J.

Edit to add some more:

Vegan rice cooker recipes: http://www.peta.org/living/food/vegan-rice-cooker-recipes-that-arent-just-rice/

Rice cooker recommendation (not an affiliate link- I've just used it for years and like it): https://www.amazon.com/Aroma-Housewares-ARC-914SBD-Cool-Touch-Stainless/dp/B007WQ9YNO/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1484017119&sr=1-1&keywords=rice+cooker

u/Chizzholm · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I was in the same shoes as you, from Canada with a Hario Skerton - which did a fine job at grinding beans consistently in my experience. But who in their right mind is going to get up every morning and manually grind beans, it's gets old.

Bite the bullet. Order yourself a baratza Encore from Amazon. I've never found myself desiring anything more and it is the single best piece in my coffee arsenal

u/givemeyournews · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I think to best answer this request, we'll need a bit more info. Are you ok with a manual grinder, or do you prefer an electric grinder? Do you want a drip brewer or a pour over set up? Are you looking to get into espresso? And, what is your actual budget in your local currency?

And now for a guess at what might work for you...

A [Melitta Plastic Pour Over Dripper](https://www.amazon.com/Melitta-Ready-Single-Coffee-Brewer/dp/B0014CVEH6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527536804&sr=8-1&keywords=mellita) $5 to $6 (a lot of grocery stores carry these in stock)

A box of #2 Cone filters at your local grocery store $2

If you want an automatic drip brewer, and you are making smaller amounts for just you, the [Bonavita 5 cup](https://www.amazon.com/Bonavita-BV1500TS-Carafe-Coffee-Stainless/dp/B00SK5IXPQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1527537674&sr=8-4&keywords=bonavita+brewer) is wroth a look. it runs about $66. I have the 8 cup for the wife and I and we love it.

Filters can be purchased, again, at your local grocery store for about $2.

[Brewista SmartPour Kettle w. Thermometer](https://www.amazon.com/Brewista-Variable-Temperature-Kettle-BKV12S02NA/dp/B01CFBBUVY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527537033&sr=8-1&keywords=brewista%2Bsmart%2Bpour&th=1) $40. There are cheaper ones, but I personally have this one and have loved it.

[Scale](https://www.amazon.com/Jennings-CJ-4000-Compact-Digital-Adapter/dp/B004C3CAB8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527537139&sr=8-1&keywords=Jennings+CJ4000) This is a must. $30

[Bratza Encore](https://www.amazon.com/Baratza-Encore-Conical-Coffee-Grinder/dp/B007F183LK/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1527537371&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=baratza+encore&psc=1&smid=A302OQK4GZWXCC) Grinder is the default recommendation around here, and for good reason. It's high quality, and easily serviceable. New they run $139, but you can save $40 and pick up a [refurb](https://www.baratza.com/product/encore-refurb/) (still with the 1 year warrantee) for $99 direct from Baratza.

If you want a cheaper option, and don't mind a manual hand grinder, there are a few options, but the [Hario Skerton Pro](https://www.amazon.com/Hario-Skerton-Ceramic-Grinder-MMCS-2B/dp/B01MXJI90S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527537536&sr=8-1&keywords=hario+skerton+pro) is about the lowest cost / still decent quality grinders, grinder that most would recommend. It runs about $60, and personally, I'd spend the extra $30 on an Encore refurb.

Happy Mug Beans are a pretty great option. I really enjoy the Big Foot Espresso blend (despite it's name) as a pour over, and even like it in my drip brewer. The Inspirational Artist Blend is a great option too. But really just try them out and see what you like. Their bags (for 1lbs of whole beans) run $11 - $13

Hope that helps.

u/oldmanshakey · 3 pointsr/exmormon

After a year of Starbucks on my walk to work (and adding it up and shaking my head), I reached out to a high school friend and mega coffee nerd, and ultimately went with his recommendation for "best entry level" brew at home set up. It's been great. A little spendy to get into it, but it paid for itself quickly, and I've loved experimenting with different roasts of whole beans and doing the grinding myself.



Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder



Breville BDC450BSS Precision Brewer Thermal Coffee Maker


Storing Beans:

Airscape Coffee Canister


Good luck, and happy brewing!


Edit: Formatting

u/RedditFauxGold · 3 pointsr/Coffee

As noted a couple of times by others... Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007F183LK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_W8IzCbV0EW1FV

u/Schmauf · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Gooseneck kettle is a must for pour overs if that's what you see in your future! I have the Bonavita 1L electric kettle. Looking back, I would have invested in the more expensive version that lets you vary temperature, but I've had great results with mine regardless.

I started out with a v60, then a Chemex, then the Aeropress. Of the 3, I use the Chemex the most often; it gives the best quality brew with the highest quantity (37g @ ~600mL of water). It took me quite a while master the pour, but it was definitely worth it!

Hope this helps and good luck on your coffee journey!

EDIT: For grinders, I have the Hario skerton. It takes a while to grind the beans, but was marvelous for my budget at the time. Once I have the money though, I'm going for the Baratza Encore. It's cheaper than the Virtuoso, but an old roommate had the Encore and I LOVED having all my beans ground in such a short amount of time.

Just some food for thought!

u/linkmodo · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Something that's cheap and reliable:

Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007F183LK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_BJJGDbZW2HR7G

Something that's super cheap (blade grinder)
KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder

u/greenfootballs · 3 pointsr/cafe
u/GeneticRiff · 3 pointsr/Coffee

What is your budget?

The aergrind is possibly the best valued grinder, but it is a manual grinder. This guy can grind espresso quality and will greatly improve your mokapot and aeropress. Their Feld2 is also great but less portable. These expensive manual grinders are much easier to grind than the cheaper ones, you dont need nearly as much force. They grind as good as electrics 4x the cost.

If thats out of your budget you could go for this porlex or mini mill but these produce far less consistent grinds, harder to turn, and cant grind as fine.

If you want electric, the baratza encore is a popular recommendation. This is good enough for everything thats not espresso. This is very easily repairable, so it can last longer than other options.

But honestly the price difference to the bodum bistro isn't worth it. Id go for this if you wanted a cheap electric. Also wont grind espresso, but good enough for just about everything else.

Hope that answers your questions!

u/FranzJosephWannabe · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Ok, so if you want a consistent grind that you can dial in accurately, you're going to want a burr grinder. Really any should be sufficient for a moka pot, because the only problems might be on the extremes of the grind size. Stay away from those whirly-blade spice grinder type of grinders.

For your low-price options, you're going to be looking more at hand grinders. They're perfectly fine (and some think they actually give a more consistent grind than the electric counterparts), they just take a little more work. A good one at a low price point would be the Hario Skerton mill ($31.58).

If you have a bit more to throw around, you might want to try an electric grinder. Some of the better ones in the middle price point are the Bodum Bistro ($140, though you can sometimes find them on a good sale). Or, you could go with the Baratza Encore ($130).

If you're looking for something more than that, I'm probably not the one to ask. But, if you're just doing moka pot coffee, those should do just fine.

Others are more than welcome to weigh in here, though!

u/claxpamn · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I tried a few different mugs before finally getting the Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug when it was on sale. My biggest problem with Contigo and other leak proof mugs was the cleaning as well and the Zojirushi comes apart pretty easily for cleanup.

The only problem, if you consider this a problem, is that it keeps things very hot inside. Drinking hot coffee from the wide spout while moving can potentially cause you to spill on yourself which is why I've seen people recommend pouring the contents into a separate cup. I haven't had any issues with it but still just wanted to give a heads up.

u/chackoc · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

How good of a deal is this? I'm going to stick the link to this thermos in here to hopefully get that PriceZombie bot to respond. Does anyone know if there is a way to poll that information directly?

u/Sulaiman_kh · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Ceramic is like the worst choice for travel mugs, heavy, breakable and somehow it dose affect the liquid taste over time.
I'm using Zojirushi, this one: http://www.amazon.com/Zojirushi-SM-KHE48AG-Stainless-Steel-16-Ounce/dp/B005PO9T44/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1415168515&sr=1-1&keywords=zojirushi
it's a 16-ounce made of stainless steel, the best mug I ever bough.
It does come also in 20-ounce size.
Check this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Coffee/comments/2k1ic3/favorite_travel_mug_why_pictures_or_links_too/

u/meisterdon · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I highly recommend a Zojirushi bottle. It will keep your expresso too hot to drink for most of the day.

Zojirushi SM-KHE48AG Stainless Steel Mug, 16-Ounce, Smoky Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005PO9T44/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ncC2CbX4RV2SA

u/pr1zm · 3 pointsr/ZeroWaste


I've been using my Zojirushi for the last few years. It keeps my coffee hot pretty much all day and can take a beating. It's fallen onto the road while biking a few times and only has a few scuffs and a small dent to show for it. Not only that, but Zojirushi sells replacement parts for their thermoses, including seals and mouthpieces in case you ever need them.

Also, you can get it in a 12oz size if you're sure that's all you'll need.

u/TheEighthGrader · 3 pointsr/Coffee
u/eggzachtly · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Random recommendations from a sophomore in college:

Adidas Shower Shoes - These things have been great. They dry nearly instantly and are adjustable.

Zojirushi Travel Mug - If you drink coffee and would like to have access to it throughout the day, this is by far the best travel mug (and has many recommendations here on BIFL).

Water pitcher - Assuming you will have a fridge (you might not), having access to cold water can be surprisingly convenient. Even if you don't have a fridge, if you don't have a sink, this will be a lot more convenient.

Towels - This is more of a personal preference. For me, department store-bought towels are too soft and absorbent. I found that mine never got totally dry, and replaced them with Turkish peshtemal towels (like these ones from Amazon)

Computer monitor - You will use this all four years, I guarantee it. If you get a big enough one, you can also use it as a TV when friends are over.

Laser printer - do NOT buy an inkjet. You will go crazy when it conveniently runs out of ink before your lab report is due. Brother makes good laser printers. Wireless is nice, but probably not a necessity.

Some kind of noise cancelling headphones - doesn't have to be active noise canceling. College dorms can be noisy. Having a good pair of over-the-ear headphones can be nice, even if you just listen to white noise to drown out your roommate.

Things I didn't need:

A TV - nice, but not necessary

iPad - I don't know why anyone thinks this is necessary or why I have one other than watching Netflix in bed when I'm too lazy to unplug my computer.

u/Atlas26 · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Get this one!


Save you the trouble of going through three or four to find a good one...probably spent 80-100 dollars on them before I found this one, don't even bother with the Contigo. Impossible to clean.

As for aeropress and the one liter thermos, I use it everyday at uni! Electric kettle, two AP scoops of coffee and it comes out great, just fill the aeropress up to the top, press and pour into the thermos, then dilute to the top!

u/pandaeconomics · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

It's a horrible trade-off to make!

Here is the air purifier and I highly recommend getting both the suggested filter and pre-filter. The pre-filters get all of the pet hair and are cheaper so that you only replace those every so often instead of the entire filter. Once the pre-filter gets gray I replace it, about every month, but the actual filter only needs to be replaced a couple times a year in my experience. It depends on how much dust and other things are actually making it through.

Life has been much better with this and if you just need a dog-free space like the bedroom, it'll be even more effective because the space is smaller. :)

Edit: Also, I've had it since December of 2015 and it still works very well!

u/bigmd133 · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

When I still used analog my home office was the only place I smoked in my house. Even after quitting I continue to use this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004VGIGVY?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00 I had stopped using it but I too noticed an odor with using my ecig so much in my office.

u/Gracey11111 · 3 pointsr/legaladvice

We have the Germ Guardian:


It has completely eliminated my son’s dust mite allergen issues. I leave it running all day when he’s at school and when he comes home it’s like a ‘clean room.’

u/DeathKoil · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

> Germ Guardian

This one? https://www.amazon.com/GermGuardian-AC4825-Cleaning-Sanitizer-Reduction/dp/B004VGIGVY It is a little Oval Shaped, but also is a tower.

This one? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V5ZB5WQ/ref=s9_acsd_top_hd_bw_bFgGp_c_x_5_w?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-2&pf_rd_r=H8S53T8NQ3HADCPDVA10&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=d4944677-c52a-52c7-9f81-33cb28e10243&pf_rd_i=3737411 it's definitely a rectangle and not an oval, and definitely a tower.

I vape a lot in my computer room. If an air filter will reduce / eliminate the VG build up on my monitor and stop my fire alarm from going off when I chain a few big puff, seems worth it to me.

u/mstwizted · 3 pointsr/Parenting

In addition, maybe spring for a couple of good air purifiers. You want to find ones with HEPA filters, like this one.

u/DeezjaVu · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

The GermGuardian was mentioned on here not too long ago:

u/biznatch11 · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

I got this one:


When I'm cooking smelly stuff I actually move it to the kitchen. I think it helps.

u/amonsterinside · 3 pointsr/Allergies

You don't need $400.00 for an air purifier. Buy a GermGuardian, they're $80 and spend the rest on new filters every 1-3mo.

Immunotherapy is going to be the best option for your girlfriend. It's also really good to start immunotherapy early if your child develops allergies. Daily antihistamines might be in your favor, Costco is a great place to buy antihistamines for a year and very cheap (sub $15).

All in all, no, you're not doing any disservice to your child by not letting them inhale cigarette second hand smoke or second hand weed. Purify the air if you know it exists. Chances are your child will have allergies if the mother does. It's just the way the world works. I've been exposed to mold, dander, pollen, trees, grass, and played in the dirt and was outside my entire childhood. I'm still allergic to everything. Germ theory makes sense for allergies, but does not always play out in practice. There's something deeper that has yet to be discovered, but for now, do your best to keep your child away from secondhand smoke and don't worry too much about air allergens. They're going to get plenty of allergen exposure at school, the playground, other parts of the house, and just about anywhere you go.

u/simsoy · 3 pointsr/tea

A good varible kettle, electronic from Adagio I haven't used it myself but proper water temperature is very very important if you drink lots of greens or non-black teas. The one I use (Cuisinart CPK-17) is more expensive, but right now it's on sale and within your price range. It has buttons for specific types of tea.

UmiTeaSets has a great selection of gaiwans, I'd reccomend some of the "easy" ones with the little mouth at the end, it makes pouring very easy and very mess free. I also would to point out that 150ml is a lot, especially since in gongfu brewing you do it maybe up to 12 times, which could easily be too much tea for you.

I can't recommend a gawain enough, especially the easy variety. They're great for drinking just the right amount of tea whenever you feel like. It takes five or ten seconds to brew, and with my CPK-17 the water boils quick and stays hot long enough for me to take my time drinking many infusions from my gaiwan. They're also easy to clean and perfect for a single person, if you were making tea for your roommates then I'd say something bigger but for just one person you can't get a more perfect size than 120-150ml.

u/jcbahr · 3 pointsr/tea

I've got the Cuisinart CPK-17 and it's been working wonderfully for me. I've read on a review that the temperatures are pretty accurate.

This one's hold feature only works for half an hour, though, and you can't set in 1° increments. Just showing you an alternative.

u/AdaAstra · 3 pointsr/tea

There are many ways to make green tea, but in all honesty, just drink it the way you like it. This may take some trial and error, but you will eventually find a way you like it. Usually generic brand green tea bags are more "forgiving" than say the higher end green teas that require you to be a little more precise with the temp and steep times. If the tea tastes bitter to you, try steeping it for less time or lower temps. Usually a good starting point is what they put on the package.

Personally, as I hate making tea at the office as I always struggled with getting my teas the right temperature or let it steep too long as I got distracted by a meeting. Now, I just make it in the morning before coming to work using this water kettle and this travel mug. The travel mug usually keeps it at the temperature I want for several hours.

u/DownTrunk · 3 pointsr/tea

I've had the Cuisinart temp control kettle for over 2 years and it works great.


u/ThinkCritically13 · 3 pointsr/tea

Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003KYSLNQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_4RO-wb8T7E0D3

u/SapientSlut · 3 pointsr/weddingplanning

We put this electric kettle on our registry and we use it every day: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003KYSLNQ?colid=1F4292RFY6ZAJ&coliid=I1KRV7C8N20K8U&ref_=hit_wr_dt_vr_md_pt

If you like a variety of teas it'll heat the water to the right temperature, and it heats up SUPER fast :)

u/qnxb · 3 pointsr/tea

You don't have a lot of variable temperature electric kettle options under $50. Cuisinart CPK-17 gets a pretty good Consumer Reports score but is slightly over your budget at $61.19 right now (though earlier this month it was $51.04.) Hamilton Beach 41020R is very similar, and comes in just under your budget at $44.99 (and I see a 25% off coupon. You may not.)

u/ChickenPotPi · 3 pointsr/DIY

I brought a Cusinart Electric Kettle and it boils a 1.75 liter amount in a reasonable time. About 7 minutes. 2 cups in about 2-3 minutes.

http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-CPK-17-PerfecTemp-1-7-Liter-Stainless/dp/B003KYSLNQ/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1393879919&sr=8-2&keywords=cuisinart+kettle I didn't pay that much.

u/sam_bg · 3 pointsr/tea

The Smart Kettle has no plastic that touches the water.

In addition to the Smart Kettle, I also have a UtiliTEA and a Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp. They both have plastic water level windows. Even so, I prefer the Cuisanart over both the Smart Kettle and the UtiliTEA.

You might want to check out Foxxie's comments on a previous kettle thread. Foxxie talks about which kettles have BPA, etc.

u/sewdisney · 3 pointsr/tea

Well I'm obviously slow but here it is. Great deal with Prime.

It's also available at Macy's, which is where mine was sent from as a gift.

u/SnarkDolphin · 3 pointsr/Coffee

It doesn't really come as a "kit," what he's recommending (and something I would suggest myself) is getting a good grinder a kitchen scale (doesn't matter what kind as long as it measures in grams), a kettle (if you really like tea, go ahead and splurge on one with temperature control if not, any old electric kettle will do), and lastly, /r/coffee's hands-down favorite noobie coffee brewer, the aeropress.

The aeropress is, in essence, a big ass syringe with a filter where the needle would go. I won't get into the specifics of any of the umpteen fuckzillion ways to brew with it, but the instructions that come with the aeropress will make something really tasty and a lot like espresso, and there's tons of methods on how to make good, strong black coffee with it.

I'll be honest, it won't be as rock simple as insert pod->push button-> receive coffee-like liquid, and it'll take a little trial and error but the aeropress is much less of a pain in the ass than other brewers (cleanup takes literally two seconds) and once you put a little love into it and learn how to use it properly it'll never seem like a chore. IMO a low-effort method like a french press or aeropress requires no more effort than making a pot of coffee in a regular all-american drip brewer.

Anyhow, if you decide to go with the aeropress or another manual method, I'd suggest also reading this quick and dirty introduction to coffee that I wrote up just to get a basic idea of the methods behind the madness as to why everyone's steering you away from pods and how to get a great cup of coffee.

Hope this all helps!

u/tiffownsthis · 3 pointsr/ExMormonTea

Hey there. If you haven’t already you should browse /r/tea. I know it’s a bit overwhelming, but their tea FAQ breaks down a lot to of good info for beginners.

I currently use a fancy multi temperature electric kettle that my husband bought me (this one by Cuisinart ), but in the past I brewed tea by using a stove top kettle or even just a pan on the stove. How you heat the water is up to your preference. Just make sure you’re heating the water the right temperature and the correct steeping time for the type of tea you’re brewing (covered in the tea FAQ).

If I want more than one cup of tea, my electric kettle actually keeps the water at the correct temperature for 30 mins so I can easily go back and pour another cup. I also have a 6 cup ceramic tea pot that I use and I find it reasonably keeps the tea warm enough, though I usually only use it if I’m drinking tea with someone else. If a tea pot doesn’t seem to keep it warm enough you can knit or crochet or buy a tea cozy to insulate the pot.

I only use loose leaf teas now since the price is better and it’s much fresher than bagged teas. I shop with Asiago since I can order online or go to their shop downtown, but there’s tons of tea shops to choose from.

u/ejchristian86 · 3 pointsr/knitting

I use this one for both business and personal yarn. You probably don't need 1/10ths of a gram for general knitting purposes but I needed it for measuring dye so... yeah. I definitely recommend digital since you can zero and calibrate it pretty easily, and it's a lot more accurate than a standard scale. If you do go standard, I'd recommend one that has a little slider as opposed to just a dial. They're more accurate and less likely to break.

u/Nu_Recovery_ · 3 pointsr/kratom


Gram scales are really cheap online but get kind of expensive when you buy in person. A kitchen scale usually won't measure gram doses very accurately so the one I linked is what I would suggest. I've had it for over a year and it works great. You can get them at smoke shops but they're usually over $20 so I would definitely buy online.

u/redpandaflying93 · 3 pointsr/tea

I use this AWS scale from Amazon

Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done at a fair price

u/tnfootball16 · 3 pointsr/saplings

Have had it for 4 years now and it still weighs perfectly

u/pimaniac · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Here's my kit:

u/bojee · 3 pointsr/keto

The secret? Buy a food scale (this one goes for less than $7 on amazon).

Reading food labels and measuring all of your precooked food, will allow you to keep track (Myfitnesspal app, Loseit app are two popular apps) of exactly how many calories you're eating.

  • For example, I ate a spinach and bacon omelette with cheese (3 eggs, 4 slices of bacon, 4 ounces of shredded mild cheddar, 141 grams of frozen spinach). Total calories - 1,050 (5g net carbs/73 g fat/82 g protein).

    If you go out to eat, you should be able to find out the calorie amounts for different fast-food or restaurants in the tracking apps as well.
u/pockified · 3 pointsr/tea

This AWS 1kg x 0.1g scale would be the perfect addition.

If you travel and don't already have one, a nice thermos could also be valuable. Zojirushi makes my favorite.

Personally, I haven't had too much success buying teas from Amazon.

u/DubbuhDubbuh · 3 pointsr/trees

One of the best investments I've ever made.

u/Reddit-Hivemind · 3 pointsr/Coffee

$50 seems like a ton for a scale. The scale I got off amazon is 1000g max, 0.1g accuracy and cost $9. http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-AWS-1KG-BLK-Signature-Digital/dp/B002SC3LLS/

I can even put my french press on it (about 400g w/ grounds), tare it, then add 700g of water so I know what my coffee:water ratio is.

There are other good, cheap scales on amazon too I think you can take your pick for sub $20. The only thing I would change about mine is to get a slightly larger one-- the small scale size works good for measuring coffee, but may not seat the chemex or french press well enough. I end up using like a coaster to raise the scale bed.

u/Youreahugeidiot · 3 pointsr/Cooking

Cheap: https://amzn.com/B0021AEAG2

Not so cheap: Thermapen

u/Ubel · 3 pointsr/CannabisExtracts

I have an IR temp gun and it doesn't do shit for an enail.

Max temp I could get off it was like 250F and I tried EVERY ANGLE at distances from 1" to at least a foot out.

They say some of them are not accurate over a small area and require a larger area to test due to how they're focused which I'm not sure. They are also supposedly made inaccurate by reflective services which most nails are.

I bought a cheap kitchen probe which is rated to read up to 450F and is calibratable and it seems far more accurate and useful than my IR thermometer.

Useful for low temp dabs only (probably) because I could see one wanting to turn the actual nail's temp up beyond 450F but I feel that is a waste of terpenes.


My enail is currently set to 573F but I get readings of around 405-435F with that probe actually touching my nail depending on where I touch the nail. (it takes close to a minute to get the first full accurate reading as the probe warms but it's worth it)

If I went much below a measured 400F the dabs would pool up some and not vape and that's because it's much closer to the ingredients boiling points and from my research a chemical at its boiling point is just as content staying in a liquid form as it is in a gaseous form (vapor) which is why one needs to have the temp a bit higher than the actual boiling point (THC boiling point is 315F for reference but a common terpene limonene is 350F)

That last bit makes a bit more sense if you think of a pot of water at its boiling point, sure it's putting off vapor (steam) but only slowly, most of the water is still liquid.

Basically I realized I had my nail set almost 100F too high after doing these tests. I thought a setting of 670F was low judging from what others say but on my nail it was not .. lol.

u/ZootKoomie · 3 pointsr/AskCulinary

The last time we had this discussion the CDN DTQ450X ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer came up as a more affordable alternative. I bought one and have found it not too bad. It only has ice water calibration and it's not quite as quick as you'd ideally like, but otherwise I'm happy with it.

u/thelosthansen · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

As for thermometers, I got this one from Amazon and have loved it. Cheap and accurate. Used to have an analog thermometer and it was impossible to get a good reading through the steam of the water/wort

u/francesmcgee · 3 pointsr/Cooking

I guess I could call myself an experienced home cook now and I also would recommend Rachael Ray recipes. A lot of people on reddit seem to hate her because she's not Gordon Ramsey or Alton Brown, but I think that a lot of her recipes are a simple, realistic way to start cooking. Alton Brown, Julia Child, and the like are all great for learning to cook from, but most people don't have the time it takes to cook like them every night. Aim to prepare their recipes once or twice a week, but in the meantime, just gain some experience with the simple stuff.

Definitely get a meat thermometer! I've been using this one for a few years. I've had a few others, and this is the only one that has lasted a while. I used to say that I didn't like meat very much, but when I started using a meat thermometer, I really started to enjoy it. It's a lot better than cutting into it and losing juices, especially since you should let your meat rest for at least 5 minutes after cooking it.

Also, check out this slideshow about the most common cooking mistakes.

u/Mad_Ludvig · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

I'd recommend a digital thermometer. I have this and it's been great so far. If you're doing extract a thermometer isn't quite as critical, but you'll still want to steep grains and pitch yeast at proper temps.

u/ToadLord · 3 pointsr/ATKGear

ATK has often referenced the fact that the Thermapen is their favorite thermometer - $100


They also tested cheaper models:

From Season 11: Fall Favorites

Inexpensive Instant-Read Thermometers
Testing notes

ThermoWorks Super-Fast Waterproof Pocket Thermometer - $24

> An extra-thin probe that allowed for easy temperature checks, even inserted horizontally into chicken breasts, and relatively fast readout times put this model at the top of the rankings. We also liked the location of the readout screen at the side of the wand (as opposed to the end) and the simplicity of its controls. Its few drawbacks are a low maximum temperature, the fact that it can’t be calibrated (reset when accuracy seems off), and its lack of an automatic shutoff.

  • CDN ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer - $16.95

    > Although this bulb-shaped thermometer felt awkward and cheaply made, and testers found it was too easy to hit the small buttons accidentally while gripping the head, it received top marks for speed, accuracy, and temperature range. An automatic shutoff preserved battery life.

u/IonaLee · 3 pointsr/AskCulinary

There's a difference between instant read thermometers and leave in probe thermometers. If there is a plastic/lcd readout directly attached to the metal probe, then no, you cannot leave it in the oven. If the metal probe connects to the readout part via a flexible wire, then yes, it's a leave in probe.

This is an example of a leave-in probe therm:


This is an example of a non-leave in therm:


u/chino_brews · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

This one is a classic, very reliable thermometer for brewing:

u/daksin · 3 pointsr/TheBrewery

We use these guys:

Same accuracy as the thermapens, though not quite as durable, but you can buy five CDNs for the cost of a thermapen. What are you guys doing to these things though? Our head brewer has been using her personal thermapen for five years and it looks brand new.

u/digital_mana · 3 pointsr/slowcooking

Buy yourself a meat thermometer and stop worrying! You'll probably end up cooking meat better than most if you learn to use it.

u/undue-influence · 3 pointsr/Cooking

I don't like cooking boneless, skinless breasts in the oven as they are as you describe, dry or undercooked. I did start using an instant read thermometer to solve the undercooked problem..

But I've used this recipe with great success. I've used it by cutting up the whole chicken and I've used it with just breasts, but ones with skin and bones. And it's come out great - that is moist and done.

I still use the thermometer (this one) to make sure they're done.

Hope this helps...

u/ItsReallyRyRy · 3 pointsr/homelab

The DataVac was probably one the best purchases I've ever made. It's super powerful, I just used it last night to dust my equipment.

u/Kasendou · 3 pointsr/PS4

Just don't turn the can upside down or at any extreme angle when you're spraying it and don't spray it into your PS4 when it's on and running. (Turn it off, unplug it from the wall for a few minutes).

Instead of compressed air, I just bought one of these which has already paid for itself in how much dusting I've done on my electronics.


*and since you're asking about this, some additional tips - you'll want to clean the outside first (with a soft/microfibre rag and q-tips for the inner edges) then maybe use a vaccuum cleaner w/ attachment to suck out any of the loose dust first.

u/Mr_Quackers · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

There is a risk for static and moisture. I recommend buying a specific electronic duster to be the safest.

u/Grphx · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I went through my order history and cannot find it, so I looked on amazon and can't find it either which kinda worries me. I did find similar ones but they are listed as $60. I would pay that in a heartbeat for how well it works and how often I clean my PC.

Looks like this

u/Ghorheed · 3 pointsr/computers

Metro Vacuum ED500P DataVac 500-Watt, .75-HP Electric Duster https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001U899HQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kAMRAbZJYZ8S7

This is all you need. You won't regret it.

u/dan_arth · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I roast with a heat gun in a breadmaker. The breadmaker just stirs the beans while all the heat comes from the heat gun. It is very fun. Clean up kinda sucks, but that's life.

I'd say 5/10 of my roasts are amazing. Better than buying from local professional roasters. I recently got a delicious malted chocolate taste from a Burundi. Seriously yummy. I've gotten blueberry and raspberry from Ethiopians. Sweet and delicious coffee.

4/10 are decent. I'm drinking one right as I type, an Ethiopian, that is... interesting... it has a lime flavor. It's definitely dialed in, not sour or bitter. Not particularly sweet. It's good, but not great. It's about as interesting as what I could buy from a local roaster... a little less interesting/delicious though.

1/10 are disasters. Over or under-done, "off-flavored," just something went completely wrong. Sometimes they're still salvagable... I have a VERY dark-roasted bean that I put a couple in as a blend with other Central/South American non-fruity coffees for dessert drinks. I will probably just cold brew it in a couple weeks. Brewed on its own it is just way too dark for me. It's probably a French roast. I've also roasted one so lightly that it turned pale and never really cracked. Tasted like lipton tea. Had to just toss it.

Overall, I highly recommend heat gun method if you're into the idea at all. It's surprisingly easy and fun once you have your set-up.

PS- you need to make sure you have a cooling solution too. I use a datavac that I already had (https://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500P-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001U899HQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1522274084&sr=8-2&keywords=datavac&dpID=418XjHwHhgL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch)

And I just put the beans in a colander, put a plate on top, and blow the heat off them.

Good luck!

u/orb_king · 3 pointsr/synthesizers

When you're ready to get serious: Metro Vacuum ED500P DataVac 500-Watt, 0.75-HP Electric Duster https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001U899HQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_OfNRDb8Q2K32G

There's an attachment on this that's a brush. It's pretty amazing.

u/chubbysumo · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I would recommend, that instead of spending heinous amounts of money on terrible for you and the environment compressed gas canisters, get a blower, like this, or get a small air compressor and a blower attachment. no noxious gasses, and all dust gets blown away, over and over.

u/laihipp · 3 pointsr/manga

softbrush electric vacuum cleaner, they make them for PC cases, they work well on shelves and tight/delicate spaces

this type of thing:


but the specific one I have is this:


u/thatdudefromak · 3 pointsr/anchorage

Get a Data Vac and do it yourself and never buy canned air again.

u/CrossedZebra · 3 pointsr/techsupport

Get a proper ESD safe unit like a DataVac, seeing as you're going to be using it on customer machines.



It's a bit of an investment, but will probably pay for itself in the long run if you're using it for a business.

u/back2thafold · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/TheMuffnMan · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Metra Air Duster from Amazon and you're done. $70 one time purchase and it's better than the canned air cleaners.

Metro Vacuum ED500P DataVac 500-Watt, .75-HP Electric Duster https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001U899HQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_8OHGybPZM038C

u/airemyn · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

[This] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001N07KUE/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) is the one I have. It's easy to use, accurate, and comes with a little reference guide to get you started. I'm kind of obsessed with it.

u/DubTrollz · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I bought this one last week. So far I have no complaints, it had plenty of good reviews on amazon as well. It seems accurate, I'd say it does the job fine.

u/MootchieFox · 3 pointsr/keto

This is the one I've had since 2013. Accurate, takes up little counter space, clear display in grams, ounces, kilograms, or pounds and I've only had to replace the battery once in the last 3 years. Eatsmart also makes this awesome bathroom scale, which I also have.

u/hojoseph99 · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

I've always liked this scale but haven't really tried anything else. It works pretty well. I bought a new one recently because the one I have that's a couple years old has been acting a little finicky (I'm assuming from getting splashed w/ water or food). I looked at the Ozeri one the other person posted but was dissuaded by a few of the negative reviews.

u/Elafacwen · 3 pointsr/loseit

Hello! I, too, am a female in my early 20's, have always been a fat kid, and came from a family who didn't give a shit about fitness and food. My heaviest weight was over 270lbs, and I have lost a total of 62 pounds since October by simply counting calories. That's all that is really too it.

  1. Join MyFitnessPal It is free and wonderful, and add me as a friend! My Reddit name is the same as my username.

  2. Buy a food scale on Amazon. This is the one I use.

  3. Dig out your measuring cups and spoons.

  4. Start out by MEASURING EVERYTHING you would normally eat using said food scale and measuring spoons. LOG EVERYTHING in MyFitnessPal. This will give you an idea of how many calories you are consuming with your typical food choices and serving size.

  5. Experience second reality check.

  6. Change.

    Start slow, make gradual changes, and stick with it. Once you have a set calorie goal (myfitnesspal will help you with that) you will realize that your current food choices are no longer keeping you satiated and under your calorie goal, and you will soon learn that healthy foods will keep you going longer and keep you under your calorie limit. And allow yourself one cheat day a week!

    Expect hunger pains and cravings for the first few weeks as you start to settle into your new, healthy routine. Once you get actual good food into your system and cut out all the junk, these cravings will diminish. However, be aware that once you eat 'junk food', you will find yourself craving it for a few days afterwards.

    A few awesome things:

    Water-Drink a lot. Coffee (watch the cream serving size and sugar!) helps control hunger when you are starting to shrink your stomach.

    Veggies-Steamed or raw, have them EVERYDAY.

    Non-Processed foods-learn to cook!

    Eggs-Awesome source of protein to keep you going.

    Lean Cuisine Dinners-With a steamed veggie on the side, perfect for a busy or lazy day.

    Don't buy trigger foods-Those bag of chips look good? How about all of those cookie choices? DON'T BUY THEM. If it isn't in the house, you are not going to cheat or binge on it.

    FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU! Experiment, change things up. What works for one person won't always fit the next person.
u/patternfall · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale, Silver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001N07KUE/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_8U-Qwb8C7G7XF

I've beat the shit out of mine. Still good. Still accurate.

u/Simula_crumb · 3 pointsr/diabetes

>Question everything you can - don't take no for an answer, have it explained to you step by step. Learn to count carbs, learn what to look for, question every bit of advice you get and make sure it's completely accurate.

This, 1000 times over.

Some more practical advice (assuming you're in the States):

  • Order a food scale on Amazon tonight so it will be waiting for you when you get out of the hospital. It doesn't need to be anything fancy. Something like this is fine.

  • This is a good starting list of carb factors and an explanation of how to use them. Learning this method will help you have a more normal life as soon as you're home from the hospital, and it is is crucial for pumping.

  • Ask for a Multiclix lancet. It is by far the easiest and most pain-free lancet for kids.

  • Tomorrow, call your local JDRF and ask that they send you a "Bag of Hope." Inside will be a great book on Type 1, a stuffed bear your son can give shots to, and the most accurate BG meter as well as another Multiclix

  • Order this book. While the ones already suggested by others are great, this is the best book specifically for children, IMO. The older edition is just as good, and less expensive, but is lacking some updated research citations and pump info.

    edited to add: if you have other children, ask for them to be enrolled in Trialnet
u/Banner_Free · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Background: I was in a similar situation last year, albeit a bit lighter. 5'6" 175lbs, 27 years old, hadn't exercised at all since a weight training class in high school. I'm now a regular solo gym-goer ... still nowhere near being a fitness expert, but I do know some things and I did go through the "noob" phase very recently.


I can't emphasize enough the importance of good eating habits. In your current situation, losing fat is a major priority, and therefore it is absolutely essential that you adjust your eating habits accordingly. All the exercise your body can handle (at least, in its current state) can't make up for eating at a major calorie surplus every day. (Anecdote: I once lost thirty pounds in four months by maintaining a calorie deficit, and no exercise beyond walking 1mi twice a day.)

Use a TDEE calculator to find out how many calories your body is using, and multiply that number by 0.8 to find out how many you should be eating. Some say subtract 500 instead; you can experiment a bit and figure out what works for you, but the important part is to settle into a healthy and sustainable calorie deficit.

It can be a huge, gigantic, unbelievable pain in the ass to count calories, estimate calories, and deny yourself treats because they have too many calories, but ultimately none of us can escape physics: To lose weight, calories-in must be less than calories-out. It definitely gets easier with time, as what are now strange and inconvenient methods become almost instinctive processes.

Keep a special eye out for liquid calories - it's okay to have some, but make sure they're counted! Coffee with cream and sugar, juice, and alcohol are the three big issues I've seen with people who claim to be counting calories perfectly, setting a healthy deficit, and still not losing weight. It also doesn't help that getting drunk makes it really easy to eat a lot of junk food.

If you don't cook, start cooking. If you do cook, start cooking healthy things with known calorie quantities. A simple $20 kitchen scale is incredibly helpful in putting together meals to target calorie goals.


Hiring a personal trainer was incredibly helpful for me. If you can afford it, do it. If you can't afford it, ask if your gym offers any complimentary or discounted "intro" sessions. When I got back into the gym, I had no idea what to do, and I was afraid that whatever I might do, I would get get wrong. Having a professional helping me out made all the difference in getting me started and establishing the right habits. I used to have the same issues you did - not knowing what to do, not being confident that I could do it right, etc. - and I now work out three times a week on my own with full confidence that I'm "doing it right."

You should definitely decide on a routine and stick with it. The getting started section of the wiki has links to some good programs. I highly recommend either Starting Strength or Stronglifts 5x5. I'm doing SL5x5 now and I really enjoy both the simplicity and the results.

As for needing a spotter: Well, it's helpful, but it's not strictly necessary. Let's use SL as an example. It has five exercises: squat, deadlift, overhead press, bench press, row. If you can't make it through a rep of deadlift, row, or OHP, you can just put the weight back down. If you can't make it through a rep of squat, let the bar sit on the rack and crawl out from underneath. If you can't make it through a rep of bench press, considering the low weights you'll be starting with, just lower the bar to your chest, and roll it down and off your body. (I'm mostly parroting the SL5x5 site right now. It describes this all in much better detail.)

It's also worth noting that you'll be starting at very low weights and gradually increasing them. This will help you develop a sense of when to go for one more rep and how to recognize that your body can't handle another one.

As for your girlfriend's ability to spot you: You'd be surprised. Until you get up to really high weights, a spotter won't have to do a ton of work to help you through a rep you can't finish. Let's say you're trying to do a set of five bench presses at 100 lbs. You make it through four reps but are struggling with the fifth one. At that point, you're still probably capable of pressing something like 80-90 lbs, so she'll just have to help you with the last 10-20 lbs. And of course, if you need your spotter to help you finish a rep, that means the set is over.

Best of luck with your fitness journey, and please feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

u/HarryManilow · 3 pointsr/Coffee

if you're super brand new and dont' even know what your coffee should taste like yet, i'd suggest just starting with something like a cheap Melitta cone and working your way up with kettle, grinder, scale, etc as you go.

u/flatcurve · 3 pointsr/freebies

Or don't get a Keurig brand machine. If you absolutely must have the convenience of single-serving k-cups, there are 3rd party brewers that use the same form factor but without the lockout. They're only screwing themselves here.

If you're not a fan of the thin coffee that comes from K-cups, but you want single serving coffee, my advice is to get either a manual drip cone filter or an aeropress.

The aeropress makes the best coffee, hands down. However it takes a little more work, uses a little more grinds, and is a bit convoluted with all of the different parts. This is what I use at home on the weekends. The manual drip is what I use at work. I've got the routine down:

  • 20g of coffee in a #4 filter. (The cone says to use #2, but #4 sticks out past the edges which prevents grinds from getting in and allows you to pour in more water)
  • 175F (80C) water. My kettle at home can be dialed in, but at work I just let it boil and then sit for a minute or two. In other words: you want very hot, but not boiling water.
  • 12oz cup
  • Pour in water over grinds until water is level with top of the plastic cone.
  • Stir vigorously until water level has dropped to only 1/3rd full.
  • Fill with water again but do not stir, and let it drain. Should be enough to fill the cup.
u/solsangraal · 3 pointsr/coolguides

for a single cup, nothing beats a simple pourover.

u/sympathyfordiscord · 3 pointsr/DiWHY

not really a moka since it doesn't use steam to push water through the grounds. more like a shitty pour over when you dont have 5$ to spend on on this

u/gbeier · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Cheaply-built auto drip machines work against you in a few ways:

  1. Poor temperature control. Some may not ever get close to the sweet spot for your beans. Others are just really inconsistent.

  2. Poor dispersion patterns. They tend not to wet the coffee very evenly. Some are better than others in this regard.

  3. A glass pot sitting on a hot plate does not do good things for coffee flavor.

    So how much does this matter? The first is the most important, IMO, and it varies a lot from cheap machine to cheap machine. How much you care about it varies a lot from coffee to coffee. If you've got a machine that can basically hit a temperature where the coffee you're using tastes good and it's mostly consistent about doing so, you're in luck. Just keep it descaled, because limescale will severely degrade the ability to hit the temperature. I think the dispersion pattern matters less for most coffees, and as long as you get it off the burner right away, it doesn't do too much damage.

    The secret to getting a decent cup from one of these is to use good, fresh beans. Grind them with a good grinder just before you brew. Use water that tastes good before you pour it in.

    All that said, given the same prerequisites (good, fresh beans, a good grinder, good water) you'll be able to produce a better cup than these cheap makers by using the cheapest manual pour cone you can find. By manually heating the water, you control temperature yourself. By manually pouring the water, you can make sure that the grounds are soaked nice and evenly. And by not pouring it into a glass carafe sitting on a burner, you can avoid degrading the coffee by heating it once it's brewed.

u/sorasonline · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Grinder: Hario Slim ~$25 or mini mill ~$29 (looks too expensive to go for the mini mill)

Option 1: Aeropress and filters, may be just under or around $50 with the grinder, might overshoot by a few bucks. ~$29 for Aeropress and paper filters, steel filter available but not within budget (~$15-18).

Option 2: melitta pourover cone and filters, need a pyrex to heat/pour your water, but every kitchen should have one of those anyway. ~$13 for cone and filters.

Looks like going the pourover route (before shipping and whatnot) will cost you a total of ~$38, while the Aeropress will be ~$54. The pourover route will mean you don't have as great a control over the brew (many people like an expensive gooseneck kettle, but whatever), but will be significantly under-budget. The Aeropress will be slightly over budget, but you won't have to worry about pour control.

u/clay_target_clubs · 3 pointsr/Coffee

My story is a simple story of liking coffee then slowly going down the wormhole into a full fledged problem.

I always liked coffee, since high school. Would always drink it black, sometimes would add some cream or milk, but usually just enjoyed a good cup. A good cup from a drip is rare, I didn't know this before, it was good to me.

What started me and my completely normal addiction, was a girl. I had taken a new job out of town, a 3hr drive away, and needed to move. I had just started seeing this girl so nothing was serious and we promised to keep in touch and visit once in a while. Well the relationship never slowed down and we ended up seeing each other every weekend. The problem was, when I went to see her and stay at her place, she didn't drink coffee so she didn't have a coffee machine. I would end up having some tea to hold me over. One day while we were grocery shopping, I ended up finding one of these. I thought $5 well that's not bad I'll be able to at least get a cup of coffee now. No reason to by another mr. coffee just to use twice a week, So I bought it with a bag a ground beans.

The next morning I tried out my purchase, had to boil water in a glass measuring cup in the microwave. Made my cup and tasted it AND..... I don't remember now but it was passable, same as my next few cups. I slowly was getting my coffee:water ratio down and was getting better and better cups. And every so often I would get an amazing cup that would rival anything I had ever tasted, but then the next was ok, weak, or extremely bitter. Couldn't figure out why.

At this time I had just found reddit and found /r/coffee. I started to read some of the How to Coffee links and doing some Google searches. Oh water temp, get a quick read thermometer. Coffee was much better consistently. This was good for a while, finally the GF found a job near me I bought a house and she moved in. Then I had a Kitchen with lots of empty cabinets to fuel my new found addiction. Burr grinder was the next purchase along with a chemex, Coffee is excellent and consistently good.

Now over the next two years I'm always looking for the next best cup, Slowly it consumes the rest of the kitchen. A scale, a electric kettle, Aeropress, french press, vacuum pot, cold brew, Turkish, a goose neck kettle, pop corn popper... My kitchen is now full, once section dedicated to coffee, and every morning I slave over measuring the perfect amount of beans, getting the grind just right, perfect water temp. Timing the bloom with the correct amount of water. Perfecting the pour from the goose neck kettle. All so when I finally get to enjoy a cup I always wonder if I could get it better.

u/tallriktallrik · 3 pointsr/personalfinance

Totally agree! Even a cheap-ish grocery store coffee like Eight O'Clock tastes 100x better than Starbucks drip coffee to me. Especially when you buy the whole bean and grind it yourself before brewing.

I use a simple one-cup pour over cone. I got mine for about $3 at Christmas Tree Shops. I like that it's easier to clean up than a french press. Just grind the beans, put in a paper filter, and pour small amounts of hot water over the beans until the cup is full. Doesn't even compare to Starbucks.

u/CokeCanNinja · 3 pointsr/EDC

I would recommend a Spyderco Sharpmaker over that kit. I have a similar kit to what he posted, and it sucks. The Spyderco Sharpmaker is much better, and cheaper.

u/_snacknuts · 3 pointsr/Cooking

I've been using this SpyderCo Sharpmaker for a couple years and I've been really happy with it. Makes it dead simple to get the proper angle consistently while sharpening.

u/BlendinMediaCorp · 3 pointsr/Cooking

My mini food processor has been surprisingly useful, for dips, spreads, and sauces. I don’t really bake, so between that and my immersion blender, I have most of my blending/whirring/processing needs met.

Life improved after I got 2-3 more cutting boards in big and small sizes. And then maybe 1 more.

A GREAT bread knife is a revelation. Cutting baguettes for a party is no longer a chore I dread.

I got this spinning utensil holder — it’s comically large but I love having my 6 pairs of tongs and all my spatulas and wooden spoons and whisks within easy reach.

My Spyderco knife sharpener is easy to use even for someone with zero experience, and I’m so darn happy every time after I use it because my knives cut so much better. [Edit: one too many words]

u/sandmansleepy · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

A couple whetstones is just about the simplest that you can do, one coarse and one fine. I like using traditional whetstones, and I get great results, but when I am lazy, I use a guided sharpening system of some kind. Pull through sharpeners destroy your blade, making nicks into bigger nicks. Don't use those. I use a spyderco sharpmaker or a lansky system when I am lazy, and for people who don't want to spend hours and hours getting good at freehanding with whetstones, these are probably the best options. Links are below.

If you have more questions, or are truly interested or into knives, come check out /r/knifeclub



u/Detach50 · 3 pointsr/knives

Spyderco sharpmaker! For $100 or less you can get the sharpmaker and the ultra fine rods. After ten minutes, you'll be an expert with a shaving sharp blade.


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u/slasher00141 · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

If you want a good and cheap sharpening system, the smith tri hone Or the venerable lansky guided system if you just need to touch up go for a spyderco sharpmaker

u/unnecessary_axiom · 3 pointsr/knives

I got and use the Spyderco Sharpmaker ($54). It's very easy to use, and sharpens my Tenacious to easily shave arm hair. Comes with an instructional DVD.

u/TOUCHER_OF_SHEEP · 3 pointsr/EDC

It's definitely enough for a nice knife, though you might want to go a bit higher for a great knife. The KaBar BK2 is actually designed with things like batoning (hammering the knife through wood as a kind of faux hatchet using another piece of wood against the blade of the knife as the hammer itself) or chopping. It's a bit over $60, currently available for $69 to be precise, but as long as you don't flat out abuse it (prying heavy things, for example) it'll serve you well and quite possibly for the rest of your natural life.

At a lower price, you can get the Condor Bushlore, which at $35 is a perfectly valid choice that will serve you well indeed.

For an even lower price yet, the Mora Heavy Companion is from one of those few cheaper knife companies that does incredible work. I wouldn't baton with it, honestly, but even if you did it'd probably hold up just fine.

At a more expensive range, the Ontario Rat-5 is an amazing bushcraft knife. The Fallkniven Pilot Survival Knife is also an amazing knife. The Benchmade Bone Collector is spectacular knife made in D2 tool steel, one of the better steels available at that price. Another amazing knife is the Spyderco Bushcraft made in O1 tool steel. Finally, the Benchmade 162 is a pretty amazing knife.

One thing you'll notice about all of these knives with the exception of the Pilot Survival knife and the BM 162 is that they're all carbon steel knives. Carbon steel is a lot tougher than stainless (with a few very, very rare exceptions I'd never trust a long knife to be stainless steel) with the trade off of being a lot more of a hassle to take care of, since it needs to be regularly cleaned and oiled.

If you want a fire starter, carry a magnesium fire starter. With the carbon steel knives, you can probably strike it against the back of the blade to create the sparks you'll want and if not (like with some of the coated ones) you'll be carrying the striker anyway.

For sharpening, you'll want to get a decent sharpening setup and start stropping. A couple of easy sharpening systems would be the superior Spyderco Sharpermaker (usually available on Amazon around the $50 mark) or the Lansky Sharpening system which while cheaper isn't as good. You could take the time to learn how to free hand it, but most casual users don't care that much because it takes a long time to get proficient at freehand sharpening. Stropping is running the blade against something like smooth leather (usually smooth leather, actually) to remove burrs along the blade of a knife made by use and sharpening and the restore a blade to a better edge without removing metal. Stropping allows for a level of sharpness unachievable by sharpening alone and extends a knife's lifetime by allowing sharpness to be achieved for longer without removing metal from the blade. To learn how to strop, watch videos on YouTube or check out guides from the sidebar of /r/knives.

Finally, if you want a whistle, just carry a whistle. If you want a mirror for signaling, carry a small signaling mirror or mirror polish the knife you buy (a process where you sand the blade with increasing grit level sandpaper until it shines like the sun and you can see yourself in the blade).

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

u/UncannyGodot · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

Yes, I certainly do.

On the low end you have some handheld sharpeners. The Smith's model is iconic and cheap. It gives you an acceptable edge, but it's not going to be good, and once it's loaded with metal it's hard to clean. These are mostly for tackle boxes and backpacks, quick solutions. It really wouldn't do a Benchmade justice.

In the middle, you can buy a guided rod system. The Spyderco Sharpmaker is the best I've seen. Lansky makes a few like this one. These systems do a really good job on pocket knives. The Sharpmaker is a great investment if you plan on dealing with knives for any extended period of time. They can keep a knife very sharp for years. Lansky's systems are relatively inexpensive, but aren't as precise as and lack some of the features of a Sharpmaker. I think the Sharpmaker is an ideal solution.

On the high end, you're looking at sharpening stones. There are two classes, oil and water stones. Oil stones are slower, but water stones are used slightly in the course of sharpening (one might last a decade for me) and are more prone to damage. These let you do repair, produce a more customized edge, and work on a knife's geometry behind the edge, something all knives require eventually. The majority of the time you wouldn't need this level of equipment, but when they come in handy they really come in handy. I use water stones on all of my knives. For most pocket knife users it's much easier and less costly to let a professional do this sort of work and maintain the knife with a rod system. No links here; there are dozens if not hundreds of stones on the market and there's no perfect one. Starting costs are around $150.

At the super duper expensive level, you have advanced assisted sharpening systems like the Edge Pro. These things are slick, easy to use, and ridiculously effective. They should be for the cost. Stones are still more versatile and a lot of the people who use these branch out in many ways.

u/KrazyKracks · 3 pointsr/kratom

Red is generally what most use for pain, but I recommend trying a green, white & maybe a gold as well. Gaia ethnobotanicals, socal herbal remedies, canopy, and herbal Rva are all great choices. Search "speciosa" in their shop to find the Kratom. I recommend getting a few ounces of different strains or a sampler pack, as some strains just wont work for you, but some should work great. Also, get a gram scale like this https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000O37TDO/ref=pd_gwm_psimh_0?pf_rd_p=cc000f63-21ee-4dc4-b9b6-9082ebacae63&pf_rd_s=blackjack-personal-1&pf_rd_t=Gateway&pf_rd_i=mobile&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=SB31B4ZH7EK6T2R7YPKE&pd_rd_wg=TskJ5&pd_rd_r=SB31B4ZH7EK6T2R7YPKE&pf_rd_r=SB31B4ZH7EK6T2R7YPKE&pf_rd_p=cc000f63-21ee-4dc4-b9b6-9082ebacae63&pd_rd_w=UpdHd&pd_rd_i=B000O37TDO , so you know how much you're taking and can find how much works for you, without taking too much accidentally and getting nauseas from it. Make sure to drink plenty of water as well, as it dehydrated you and can give you a headache because of that. Hope this helps

u/Profeshed · 3 pointsr/Baking

Coming from a professional: Try weighing your ingredients. It’s common to be a little heavy handed with measuring flour by volume, and more water makes a crust tough. Your problem sounds like too much flour to butter, since liquid should be kept to a bare minimum and you really don’t need much.

Try a vodka crust (look for recipes online), you get to use a little more liquid since the vodka cooks out and it lends to a much nicer crust (NO vodka taste, and the crust is more tender)

Keep ingredients cold. Use ice water. Watch some YouTube videos.


This is my favorite scale. It’s $8 and extremely accurate

u/JerryLupus · 3 pointsr/trees

For those who don't know :)

[600g (0.1g increments) scale $7.90 w/prime delivery] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000O37TDO)

$7.99 - 500g calibration weight (MUST HAVE)

u/Gyldenkrantz · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Love that you're seeing improvement and a higher degree of consistency! Some super simple steps to up your game on a budget would be to time your brewing times on your phone.
In addition, I recommend picking up the American Weigh pocket scale for $6.
Equipped with a scale and a timer you will be able to further improve consistency and avoid over/under extractions.
Hope this helps you out!

Link to the scale: https://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Scales-AWS-600-BLK-Nutrition/dp/B000O37TDO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1526391144&sr=8-3&keywords=american+weight+scales

u/in_the_blind · 3 pointsr/loseit

One idea is to prepare your lunch at home and bring it in.

Amazon has a few possibilities searching for portable scales


u/JeSSeJame · 3 pointsr/kratom

Scale here for $7.04 at Amazon-I have this one and love it. I paid $9.00 for it.

u/Sheng_Gut · 3 pointsr/tea

No worries at all, I'm more than happy to help as much as I can. I'm super passionate about tea and love seeing new people want to try it out, especially gongfu!

Because you've expressed interest in having a full gongfu set up, below I'm going to give you a couple examples of starter-packs consisting of a tea table, gaiwan, pitcher, strainer, and tea cups (and a tea pet if you're really feeling like going all out).

Nearly everything I'm going to list below is from Yunnan Sourcing's US-based website, because that way you won't have to wait for China shipping. Although, don't get used to US shipping. The deeper you get into this hobby, the more you're going to be ordering from vendors who ship directly from China, which generally takes anywhere from 10-15 business days. It's best to accept that fact up front and just get used to it--honestly, now I don't even notice. It shows up when it shows up.

Okay, without further ado, here's the full gongfu package that I'd recommend for one person just getting into gongfu.

Tea Table: ~$45.00USD (US Shipping)

Gaiwan + Teacup: $10.00USD (US Shipping)

Cha Hai (Glass Pitcher): $6.50USD (US Shipping)

Strainer: $3.20USD (US Shipping)

^That will have all the brewing utensils that you'd need to get started with gongfu (though some would argue you don't need the tea table, just use a cloth or a dish or something, but since you seem interested in the full package, that's what I'd go with...that's actually the table I use now!)

Now...when it comes to tea...

I'd first highly recommend picking up a scale (this one from Amazon is only $9.00USD and works really well: https://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Scales-AWS-600-BLK-Nutrition/dp/B000O37TDO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503639369&sr=8-1&keywords=American+weigh+scale

As for strong sweet flavor that doesn't need sugar, I'd recommend starting with oolongs, which are typically very smooth, sweet, floral, and somewhat creamy.

Here are a couple of my personal favorites that are extremely budget-friendly, ship super fast, and are all from Eco-Cha.

Four Seasons Spring Oolong: https://eco-cha.com/collections/all-tea/products/four-seasons-spring-oolong-tea-1

Dong Ding Oolong: https://eco-cha.com/collections/all-tea/products/dong-ding-oolong-tea

Alishan High Mountain Oolong: https://eco-cha.com/collections/all-tea/products/alishan-high-mountain-oolong-tea

If you're feeling adventurous, then I'd definitely pick up some puerh as well. The Basics Puer Tea Sample Set from White2Tea is
one of the best introductions you can ask for. It's $39.99USD for 400g of solid tea (4x100g cakes of Spring, Autumn, Huangpian [large leaf], and 10-year-old tea), and it always comes with a free puerh pick, and ships anywhere in the world for free, which is super nice.

If you purchase everything I listed, you'd spend ~$130.00USD, which would set you up with a tea-set you would grow into, and enough tea to last you roughly 2 months, and that's assuming you drink 10g of tea every day, which is highly unlikely.

If you're on a super tight budget, then I'd recommend ditching the tea table and just getting the gaiwan+teacup, the scale, and the teas. Everything else isn't nearly as important, though if you have the money, it's certainly nice to have the full setup.

u/matrixman92 · 3 pointsr/funkopop
  1. This is the one I see recommended most https://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Scales-AWS-600-BLK-Nutrition/dp/B000O37TDO/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&dpID=41jRR6dsBiL&dpPl=1&keywords=aws%20600%20scale&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&qid=1483226736&ref=plSrch&ref_=mp_s_a_1_1&sr=8-1

  2. Weights should never be taken as concrete, there are a lot of factors that can screw with it. Like some have more plastic wrap around them, glue, and other small factors like that. It is best to combine a scale and layout if possible. But using a scale can be very beneficial for sets that dont have layouts tho.

  3. I really dont think most care. But I personally would not take a scale into a small comic shop and weight out the rares, it just seems awkward to me. Ive also seen people mention that their hot topics are super anal about it and forbid it. I personally havent run into any issues at any store I have done it.
u/DavesBand · 3 pointsr/Silverbugs

American Weigh Scales AWS-600-BLK Digital Personal Nutrition Scale, Pocket Size, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000O37TDO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_vnTURcDBwNe8o

It does up to 500g, has been SUPER accurate for me, and does Troy oz. Love it

u/VooperTrooper · 3 pointsr/saplings

American Weigh Scales AWS-600-BLK Digital Personal Nutrition Scale, Pocket Size, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000O37TDO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_eF1yzbAWXBF81

u/MrMartyJones · 3 pointsr/quittingkratom

> I've ordered a scale ($20) because I've realized how important it is to know your exact GPD. You cannot get that by using spoons. Just knowing your intake is a step forward. From there you can taper

This is THE best advice for getting started. Forget cutting back or your plan. Just start by getting stable at a standard dose for the day (and you have to measure to know what that standard is). Just getting to a point where your intake is stable and not dictated by "well I'm going past the bag, I guess I'll get another scoop" or "I feel like taking another", is a good first step.


And you don't even have to pay $20 for a scale. This one works perfectly fine for $7!


Get started today. Keep a written log. You'll feel better getting it out of your head and onto paper, and that paper can help keep you accountable. You won't know how to get where you're going until you know where you are currently.

u/irritable_sophist · 3 pointsr/tea
  • If you're an engineer and have a little disposable income, one very popular choice is the Bonavita 1l variable temp kettle. Sometimes the lids on these do rust for no apparent reason. Cheap thermometers are cheap, and you might want to have one.

  • A 10-12oz ceramic mug is good for starting out with. There is a Chinese style with a lid that has a lot to recommend it.

  • Tea from good vendors comes in packaging that will keep it adequately fresh for months. You should just drink it up soon enough that you don't need storage.

  • You are missing a basket-style infuser.

  • Not absolutely necessary, if you are sticking with small broken-leaf tea that can easily be measured with a spoon, a small digital scale is inexpensive and useful for measuring tea with large, fancy leaf or tea that has been compressed.

    This is basic gear for so-called "Western-style" brewing for one person. If you decide you want to scale up with this method, there are pots that work with the same principle.
u/winemedineme · 3 pointsr/Cooking

Don't buy a set-- buy individual pieces. You'll save money because you'll only be buying what you need, and not what you won't use. My essentials:

An All-Clad Saute pan. $50 at TJ Maxx, Marshall's or Home Goods. There's not a TON your roommates can do to mess it up.

A Bialetti Aeternum nonstick pan. $19.87 on Amazon. If your roommates mess it up, it's only $19.87 and nonstick doesn't last forever anyway. Plus, this doesn't have any weird chemicals that do who knows what to you.

A saucepan or two from Ikea. Really. They have some nice heavy bottomed ones. They're not terribly expensive either.

A Lodge cast iron skillet. New, they're not that expensive, but I guarantee there are a couple at your local thrift shop. You can reseason it and it will last forever. If your roommates muck it up, reseason it again (I had someone mess mine up housesitting, it took about half a Sunday to fix, but it is fixable).

A stockpot for soups, stews, etc. I'd buy that from Ikea too, or see what's on sale at TJ Maxx.

Oh, this is a great one: http://www.amazon.com/Lodge-LCC3-Pre-Seasoned-Cooker-10-25-inch/dp/B0009JKG9M/ref=pd_sim_hg_4 combo saucepan/cast iron skillet.

u/bunnicula9000 · 3 pointsr/Cooking

Amazon? I'm getting myself this pair for my birthday

u/bakerdadio · 3 pointsr/Breadit
  • Lodge sells direct: Lodge 3 Quart Cast Iron Combo Cooker/Dutch Oven or Amazon ~ 'combo' because lid can be used as a frying pan. I bake using it upside down, putting my dough in lid, easier to drop into the shallow than deeper part. I reserve both parts for bread baking, not to sear meat or other cooking.
  • My go-to video: Lewis Kelly's: Tartine for Dummies
u/towelieee · 3 pointsr/castiron

I don't have one yet, but I've heard good things about this one as well.

Lodge LCC3 Cast Iron Combo Cooker, Pre-Seasoned, 3.2-Quart https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009JKG9M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Reryyb1CTD8RV

u/Revrant · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

I'd like to enter.
I don't deserve it, but I really only have one of these for the moment:

I don't think I want to use it on my $150 benchmade...

u/hubbyofhoarder · 3 pointsr/Cooking

Stainless steel tri-ply pans, well reviewed by Cook's Illustrated and many bloggers:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tramontina-10-Piece-18-10-Stainless-Steel-TriPly-Clad-Cookware-Set/11072505 $229

Victorinox Chef's knife. Cheap, and again very well reviewed by Cook's Illustrated and many bloggers:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000638D3220 $27

Victorinox serrated knife:
http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-47547-4-Inch-Fibrox-Handle/dp/B00093090Y/ref=pd_sim_k_7 $25

Victorinox paring knife:
http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-47508-4-Inch-Paring-Knife/dp/B0001V3UYG/ref=pd_sim_k_2 $8

Cheap and well reviewed knife sharpener:

To round that out: a cheap non-stick pan (they wear out, don't sink money into this), some silicone spatulas, Pyrex bakeware, and maybe a cast iron or mineral steel skillet.

You can see a theme with my recommendations. You can have very high quality kitchen stuff, without breaking the bank.

Best of luck :)

u/majime100 · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

You definitely need the stand version if you want to spiralize harder vegetables like butternut squash. America's Test Kitchen did a review of the best spiralizers and they picked the Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer as the best. It's only $24 on Amazon

u/Andxr · 3 pointsr/SWORDS


This is the easiest way to sharpen a knife/sword if you don't mind having bevel. I have used this to sharpen stainless steel and carbon steel, works great.

u/jkaska · 3 pointsr/vegan

I think we need to know a little bit more about your friend ... does s/he like cooking? - a recipe book or some kitchen gadgets (raw food being all the rage, why not try find a Spiraliser or juicer or something?

u/master_baker_ · 3 pointsr/Paleo

I splurged and got a spiral slicer and made them last night- they were so good!

u/FrenchyRaoul · 3 pointsr/Cooking

I have a slightly cheaper one that does a very good job, as well.

u/legogirl · 3 pointsr/Paleo

I don't know what your budget is, but maybe a spiralizer -- super fun cooking. If your budget is smaller, there are these. I have one, and it works okay.

u/Reinderp · 3 pointsr/keto

Waiting for friday so I can buy this damn thing. Thanks OP!

u/kimsubong · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I like this one a lot. As previously stated, you DO have to sharpen knives occasionally, and I have used one of these successfully for the 5 years I've owned one of those knives to keep it sharp.

u/SpontaneousViolence · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

Spiralizers are great for this if you're making it regularly or for a large group of people. I have one of these which is awesome.

u/YaoPau · 3 pointsr/Cooking

Awww yeah!!! Crazy high ratings on Amazon and for good reason imo.

u/Slamjam2k13 · 3 pointsr/fatpeoplestories

>Easy crock pot recipes


First things first lets get some spices. A good base would be salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, chili powder, oregano, garlic powder/salt whatever also some of the onion variation and seasoning salt.

>Other flavor enhancers

Some sort of vinegar (I use apple cider)

[Liquid Aminos] (http://www.amazon.com/Bragg-Liquid-Amino-32/dp/B0006Z7NNQ) (it is like soy sauce, I add it to dishes at will and it has not failed me yet.)

A soup base(chicken, beef, whatever. You add water and you have soup. You can other things if you feel like it.)

>Other useful Items

Potatoes (last a while and nice to have around)
Onions (Used in a bunch of dishes)
Beans of whatever type(They do not expire quick and you can add them to pretty much anything for dat protein)

Music (To play while you chop things and turn cooking devices on)

A damn knife sharpener (This turned my shitty walmart knife into the ultimate cutting device)


Do not be afraid to stock up on meats especially when they go on sale. I am assuming you have a freezer.

These recipes do not contain exact measurements. Because you are cooking not baking. Easy recipes like this are very forgiving and you can season them to your liking.

Edit. I replied to the wrong post a few times so it is not as organized as I would like, but oh well.

u/Jack_Shid · 3 pointsr/castiron

It can be found for less money.

I love mine, use it constantly. I love that the lid doubles as a skillet.

u/bobsmithhome · 3 pointsr/Cooking

Here's a great knife sharpener: AccuSharp 001 Knife Sharpener.

I tripped upon it in some article about the highest rated items sold at Amazon. I bought it and it is awesome. Here's a link.


u/markcocjin · 3 pointsr/castiron

Your deep skillet is also available in a combo where the lid is a shallow skillet. It's called a combo cooker and if you find a way to purchase that lid/skillet that has its own handle, you've completed the combo.

As an added bonus, the lid also sports a great big Lodge embossed on the bottom.

u/rndmvar · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Five easy steps to a good cup.

  1. Buy only medium or lighter roast WHOLE bean coffee.
    1a. Smell the bag through the pin hole vent before purchase. Bitter coffee will smell bitter or burnt.
  2. Freeze the whole bean coffee in its container.
    2a. It slows the bittering process caused by exposure of the oils to oxygen.
  3. Grind it at home in a BURR MILL grinder.
    3a. Let the beans reach room temperature before grinding, or the grinder will clog (condensation + grinds = paste).
    3b. Only grind enough for one brew at a time.
    3c. Stay clear of CHOPPERS, as they don't increase the surface area of the coffee as much as a BURR MILL does.
  4. Brew using your preferred method.
    4a. Even drip coffee is far better with these steps.
  5. Enjoy.
u/dynamicweight · 3 pointsr/Paleo
u/sefirawings · 3 pointsr/Paleo

Was looking at your mandoline link and then I was browsing and then I found this.

I think I want this.

u/CuteLittleParasite · 3 pointsr/predaddit

Generally if you don't want to use the name around others, the easiest way to avoid slipping up is to not use it much when alone either. I hope the dog is okay with sharing it's lodging for the time being though!!

If your wife doesn't have a Snoogle yet, it might be a way to get back on her good side!

u/kiwimonster · 3 pointsr/Sourdough

I wouldn't use an actual Enamel Dutch Oven for baking sourdough. I did that for a while and it ruined the enamel coating.

I use this now specifically for bread and it works great:


u/superbozo · 3 pointsr/news

Hey. Chronic back pain/herniated disc sufferer here. I've had this problem for about 8 years now. I've been to multiple experts on the subject. Every single one of them suggest that laying on your stomach while you sleep actually worsens your back issues. They make it seem like it is the single worst thing you could do if you have back pain. The best thing you can do is sleep with a pillow inbetween your legs. I actually bought something called a snoogle, and it helped me out immensely.




The only "downside" would be that it's the size of a person. So storing it and washing it can be annoying.

u/iama-canadian-ehma · 3 pointsr/Coffee

It depends a lot on your grounds, some would say even more than your method of extraction. Your French press technique is solid though. You're being very smart by getting coarsely-ground instead of normal drip grind, but the individual flavour notes of coffee beans deteriorate massively within a very short time of being ground. They won't be completely eliminated, but you'll get more of a "generic good coffee" flavour than anything specific like "orange zest, red cherry and cranberry".

However, you can't just use a blade grinder and expect a good cup. I found that out very quickly after getting a grinder with a variable grind. What I have is pretty close to bottom of the pack as coffee gear goes but this big guy is what a lot of people on here started with and it's serving me very well. Whatever you get, though, it's mandatory that it has as consistent of a grind as you can afford. If you don't want to shell out for a decent grinder then keep buying good-quality coarsely ground beans like you already have because I can guarantee that slightly stale beans are much better than beans that are inconsistently ground.

The reason consistency is needed when you're freshly grinding beans at home is mainly for, again, flavour. As I understand it if one ground is bigger than another ground, then the two individual grounds will extract at different rates. This leads to the bigger pieces being underextracted (underextracted coffee is often acidic and unpleasant) and the smaller ones being overextracted (adding bitterness, generally). Not only does this make the end brew very inconsistent the finer bits of grounds (particulates) will clog up the filter in your press or pourover cup.

u/weimarunner · 3 pointsr/artc

This guy. It was a christmas present and I've never been able to justify buying something better when the one I have still works. I need to get back into french press; my sister and her husband only use that and it's always a nice change. I have a moka pot that I just can't figure out, but I keep trying!

u/BralonMando · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Congratulations on becoming a free thinker and embracing everything that life has to offer! Never stop questioning everything! It's all about the beans, it's basically impossible to make good coffee without using freshly ground and good quality beans that have been recently roasted (i.e. not sat on a shelf for months).

You will need 3 things to start making good coffee.

  1. A decent grinder, nothing fancy needed if you're just going to use a french press, but try and avoid ones that use blades, and go for a nice burr grinder, like this one.
  2. a French press
  3. Some nice beans, have a look online for a local roaster in your area and give them your support/love/money!.

    That's pretty much it, just coarsely grind the coffee, put it in the press with water just slightly off the boil, wait a few mins depending on how strong you like it, press down and serve delicious coffee!
u/somebody_said_fire · 3 pointsr/costa_rica

Café de Altura is my go to. Probably not going to find it in every grocery store, but I have good luck at the pulperías near me. The grind is too fine for a French press, so I grind it myself. I use an automatic grinder, that I bought from Amazon.

u/helo034f · 3 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Hey OP i think you may have made a mistake in your title i get from your edit that you don't want advice on beans but in english legumes refers to beans and pulses where in french legumes means vegetables.

sorry i don't really have any advice on prepping vegetables. a worth having tool that i use often is a spiralizer, i use it to make spaghetti out of zucchini it is very quick and makes healthy delicious noodles.

u/mehunno · 3 pointsr/weddingplanning

We registered at Amazon for the selection and convenience. We could find just about anything on amazon, and could add anything else through the universal registry feature. Guests shipped most gifts to our home, which was great since we live across the country from where we were married. I'd heard the return policy was rough, but luckily we didn't have any duplicate purchases. Amazon's registry was perfect for our needs.

Some of the most-used items we received:

u/Sasquatchtration · 3 pointsr/reallifedoodles

Take a look at the Snoogle - it's pretty damn comfy and around $60. Also if you use it every day for a year or more then $100 is actually pretty cheap especially if it improves your sleep every night.


u/whatofit · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

I have an electric burr grinder like this: http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-DBM-8-Supreme-Grind-Automatic/dp/B00018RRRK/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1407271022&sr=1-1

And a kettle like this: http://www.amazon.com/ChefsChoice-Cordless-4-Quart-Electric-Kettle/dp/B001KZH3ZY

My morning routine is literally pressing 2 buttons and waiting. Kettle for a bit, then prep the french press, then press the grinder right when the kettle starts looking ready to go. In go the grounds, in goes the boiling water, and then I mix and wait. I mix it with a bar spoon like this: http://www.amazon.com/Winco-11-inch-Mixing-Stainless-Removable/dp/B000HBOKIA

For the beans themselves, I used to let them make a mess of the cabinet above, but now I store them in a canister next to the grinder. Michael's has some nice glass canisters if you're into that.

u/ThinkingAboutBaby · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I love my Leachco Snoogle. I saw it suggested here earlier in my pregnancy and it’s really gotten me through some bad SPD, SI pain, and even eased my heartburn. Would absolutely recommend to any pregnant person!

I would keep in mind, though, that they are big and awkward and some people think they are a waste because you have to find a place to keep it after you’re pregnant. It’s kind of a physically large item to give as a gift, so I hope you’ve gotten some hints she wants one!

u/teemark · 3 pointsr/randomactsofcoffee

Not sure of your definition of 'cheap'. This is relatively cheap in the world of burr grinders. It's the one I've been using for the last couple years. Cleaning it can be a pain, but it does a decent job for under $50.

u/peacewithcylons · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

For the discomfort, I found a combination of two pillows works swimmingly for me: the Snoogle, and a wedge pillow for under my belly. I just had the Snoogle for a while, but once my belly really started to grow I needed some additional support there. It's crazy how much my tiny wedge pillow helps.

u/SwissArmyDruid · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

It should also be noted that if you do not already own a cast iron pan, Lodge also sells a dutch oven/cast iron pan set. That is to say, the lid to the dutch oven, can be used as a pan.

u/tdragonclaw18 · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I could really use this cast iron skillet to use for cooking both at home and when we go camping. C'mon...gimme a surprise!

u/razorbladecherry · 3 pointsr/tifu

Thanks! I'm 6 months along now, so sleeping is getting harder. I start sleep on my side, but sometimes wake up on my back. I have one of these ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0000635WI?pc_redir=1396582226&robot_redir=1 ) and i use it to prop my legs apart to support my hips, behind me for my back, and under my belly to hold it up. Getting settled in to bed is like assembling a puzzle. Lol

u/baggytheo · 3 pointsr/Paleo

I'm a big fan of using a spiralizer to turn zucchini and yellow squash into long spaghetti-like strands which can be blanched or cooked in the microwave with no added moisture for a few minutes or until soft.

u/disasterific · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I got this in the mail yesterday

I slept like a baby. I really didn't want to get out of bed this morning due to being comfortable. The bladder ruined the moment.

Edit: My everything hurt and I've always wanted something like this even before I got pregnant. The back support makes all the difference.

u/cheesy18 · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This but I totally need it :)

u/Merrickk · 3 pointsr/Cooking

If you want a good inexpensive non teflon pan that will last forever I suggest a lodge cast iron skillet.

This dutch oven has a lid that doubles as a 10" skillet.


If you like the dutch oven you might want to consider the reversible griddle/grill.


10" is a good size for cooking for one or two people. The 12" pans are a lot heavier and so i tend to stick with the 10" unless i really need the surface area, and then i often use the griddle.

u/atlninjachele · 3 pointsr/Paleo

I love them...I stole this vegetable spiraler from my mom that she had in her garage gathering dust...a bit bulky but it does the job

u/dannoffs1 · 3 pointsr/Coffee

You seem to be new here, so I'll help.

If you only have a blade grinder and want minimal investiment, go with a pourover like a hario

If you have a burr grinder pick up a french press(and a hario pourover if you so desire), the bodum presses are great, they have them at target, hell the one from ikea is decent.

If you don't have a grinder, get a grinder. I have the hario mini mill and love it. If you want a decent starter electric burr grinder the capresso infinity is a decent starting point.

u/acatnamedlinda · 3 pointsr/Breadit

I would highly recommend the lodge combo cooker. Works the same way as a Dutch oven, but easier to load and score a loaf without burning yourself.


u/conrthomas · 3 pointsr/Coffee
u/svideo · 3 pointsr/grandrapids

I'd recommend adding a decent burr grinder to your collection and you'll have everything required for first-rate coffee at home. It's not intuitively obvious, but the grinder might be the single most influential bit of coffee gear you buy. You'll never get a solid, consistent brew if your grinder cannot produce a consistent grind.

I've purchased 2 of these Capresso burr grinders to give to family and they work great, super easy to use (helpful for my mother-in-law), and are generally quiet, reliable, and consistent.

u/jimmaaaay · 3 pointsr/Breadit

I use a cast iron combo cooker for my baking. I know you said you own an a cast iron but this combo works great for me. It's $29 which is much cheaper than Dutch Ovens.

This combo cooker was recommended by Chad Robertson in his Tartine bread cookbook.


u/berwyn_urine · 3 pointsr/rawdenim

Duuude. Do it. For $120 you get perfectly ground coffee (of easily adjustable coarseness) in about 20 seconds. Such a game changer.

I've heard good things about this Caspresso and Bodum as well if you want to save a few bucks.

u/thatmarlerguy · 3 pointsr/exmormon

Second the coffee grinder. We use this "burr" grinder from amazon

French press is good coffee, but for everyday use we're still using a cheap 5 cup automatic coffee machine we got for like $15 from Wal mart.

You'll find you can enjoy
A: making the coffee -- so you'll get into all the different ways to brew and grind coffee and have fun with that
B: adding to the coffee -- so you enjoy adding chocolate or spices or rum or making your own flavors up
C: not making coffee at all and you stop by Mcdonalds to grab a $1 caffine fix

or any combination.

u/andrewmhunt · 3 pointsr/keto

I have this one. Have used it for years; does its job well; no complaints.

u/remedios624 · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Grinder and uniform grounds is crucial, burr grinders are known to be the best. I use a capresso $100 burr grinder and has been a powerhouse these past few years (I'll link it below). I recommend paying the premium as well, they offer a $45 burr grinder, however, you get what you pay for. The motor is much weaker and much less consistent grinds.
Also try making the grind closer to coarse rather than medium, French press typically allows more residuals through the filter than any other method, so I would bet it's a contributed to the bitterness.

Capresso 560.01 Infinity Burr Grinder, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000AR7SY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_lseozb168FA9E

Edit: also opt for medium roasts rather than dark more often than not. French press brings out lots of flavors and dark roasts are often over-roasted and losing many of the flavors. Bonus fun fact and reason to go lighter: the lighter the roast, the more caffeine. The longer the bean is roasted, the more caffeine is lost because in the process.u

u/sleepbot · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I'd forgo the steel filter, at least for the time being - paper filters produce great coffee and are dirt cheap. I'd put the money you save either toward a scale or an electric grinder. I use a Capresso Infinity grinder, which is about $93 on Amazon at the moment and an American Weigh Scales digital pocket scale, which is about $20 on Amazon.

u/lpjaok · 3 pointsr/Paleo

For those asking about good spiral slicers (zucchini pasta machines), here's the awesome one that I use, from Paderno: http://amzn.com/B0007Y9WHQ.

u/0x6d1e · 3 pointsr/Coffee

For the French Press, just don't be cheap. You want something made of borosilicate glass and easy to clean. Bodum is probably the most common, and is perfectly fine.

As for grinders... that gets deep really quickly—just look at the wiki and sidebar links. If you want to make great coffee of any kind, you'll want the nicest grinder you can afford.

If you just need something adequate for press, drip, and pourover coffees, you could do worse than the Capresso Infinity. Whatever you do, make sure it's a quality burr grinder, and not one of those with the whirling blade. Those blade ones are horrid.

u/_endimion · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Cool! I really wouldn't want to do this though. I have a shitty spice grinder that I use for coffee and that will do until I can afford a ~fancy~ burr grinder.

probs going to get something like this

what did you get, OP?

u/doctapeppa · 2 pointsr/leangains

I use this one and I love it.

u/KerrickLong · 2 pointsr/keto

> Non-referral link

OP didn't use a referral link. Using their Amazon Associates link checker, I got "Fail: The link above was not tagged or was not a valid Amazon link." (Screenshot)

I checked the following link:


(BTW, what you want to look for in an Amazon Assoicates referral link is tag=, such as tag=kerrlong-20.)

u/Opticks1704 · 2 pointsr/leangains

owning a rice cooker and food scale will make LG 9999x easier and enjoyable:

cooker: http://www.amazon.com/Aroma-ARC-914SBD-Uncooked-Digital-Steamer/dp/B007WQ9YNO

put in 2 cups of uncooked white rice (or more, it's the cheap stuff in big bags), fill to the correct line with water, press power, then press white rice . . . when it finishes it will beep and then start to keep the rice warm until you get to it

scale: http://www.amazon.com/EatSmart-Precision-Digital-Kitchen-Silver/dp/B001N07KUE

i use this for everything, calculating macros is almost effortless.

u/cran · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Workouts won't help you as much as diet. Get good scales; for you and for your food. I love these two:

u/tr1ppn · 2 pointsr/loseit

MFP also has a website, in addition to the app. I like the app for the pie graph of what I ate today, the site for, well, everything else. For each their own.

I had an ankle surgery, so I TOTALLY get "hurts to run". Can you walk at least? If so, go with that. The body is an amazing thing. My ankle was a total mess, but the more I moved it and worked the muscles in the area to make up for the lack of ligament, it wasn't so bad. Might be something to try once you've taken off some weight.

I don't have a kitchen scale right now because poor, but I found this one on Amazon and put it in my wishlist. It's $25 and has a 5* review.

Swimming is an EXCELLENT exercise to do since it works everything. I am an EXTREMELY poor swimmer (childhood trauma), but I know plenty of people who were in the best shape of their lives because of it.

If you're looking for recipes, check out /r/fitmeals. I've found some pretty tasty things there. Otherwise just poke around on the google, or recipe websites. They usually have good things listed. Most spices/seasonings have no-low calories, so flavoring isn't an issue. The cooking method can be, though.

It sounds to me like you're taking a serious look at yourself and want to change. This is WONDERFUL. There's such a huge mental portion of losing weight that being in the wrong mindset can ruin everything.

Take it one step at a time. Today's lunch was 700 calories. Tomorrow you can aim for 350. Drink a lot of water. It will help you feel full/reduce cravings.

It's going to be REALLY tough for the first few days/weeks. It's well worth it though. I'm about a month in of being serious about my weight, and it's just second nature at this point.

Check out the MFP friends thread for some support, and feel free to message me here or on MFP (I'm tr1ppn_ because some jerk stole my regular username).

u/Heeper · 2 pointsr/HealthyFood
u/abnormal_user · 2 pointsr/food

I have this Spiral Slicer
It's amazing for making veggie noodles AND curly fries. It's also nice if you like apples and pears in your salads.

u/enrichmentonly · 2 pointsr/loseit

I use this scale which takes 2 AAA batteries. I use rechargeable batteries and I've only had to recharge them once in three years of use:


u/Kyregan · 2 pointsr/keto

I just got this in the mail today. I read about it online and have been waiting anxiously for it to come. (I bought it off Amazon.ca but I figure most people here are probably from the US.)

u/TrandaBear · 2 pointsr/leangains

Warning Wall of Text.

Personally, I freaking love it. Of all the "diets" I've tried, it has been the easiest to transition into a long term habit. Its also one of the more laid back/forgiving ones despite the numbers. As long as I get 190g protein/day and am reasonable about my carb/fat split, I don't stress. I have definitely strayed and didn't feel a shred of guilt about it. I have seen consistent weight lost with minimal strength reduction on my -30/-10 intake with a 25/75-75/25 macro split. My exercises are a bit different because I'm actually doing this P90X knockoff, but hey if it's working, don't knock it. I don't vocalize my routine often because this sub can be unkind to differences.

I don't know if its my routine or a direct effect of the program, but here are some things that I have noticed. My alcohol tolerance is shit but I sober up quicker. It takes all of two good beers (or four bud lights) per hour to get me drunk and about 1.5 to sober up once I'm at full steam. Mind you, this is a notch above buzzed drunk and not blackout, shitfaced, drunk. The hangovers aren't are non-existent if I chug water before bed. I also have more energy to get up in the mornings. I used to struggle to get up at 8:30a for my 10am job. Now I snap awake before my 7am alarm and do a fasted workout. Again, not sure if routine or direct effect.

As I've progressed, I've seemed to have fallen in a positive feedback loop. I lose a bit of weight, gain self-esteem, which gives me extra energy/willpower to work out harder or muscle through a fast, which helps me lose a more weight. The one thing about LG I want to stress is each macro split has its own set of goals. Since I'm on a cut, am not expecting to make any significant, short term gains in strength. I'm not trying to get swole or push my max, there will be time for that later. I'm simply trying to get rid of all this body fat.

The dietary restrictions have taught me the value of forethought and planning. If I know I'm going to go out, I tend to pad my protein intake with a shake or two, because everything else is usually fat and carbs. But again, if I miscalculate, tomorrow's another day. I've also learned a helluva lot of ways to cook chicken breasts. Link to an earlier post with my favorite chicken recipes. Oh, you'll also want to invest in a decent kitchen scale. I've had this one for over a year and it's still accurate to 5 grams (test it by weighing a nickle).

Eating/Diet Tips:

  • Count net carbs (subtract fiber)
  • Visit /r/keto for great rest day recipes and ideas. Just use leaner cuts
  • They recommend you not drink your calories, but fruit and veggie smoothies make damn tasty and quick carbs.
  • Fresh, baby spinach can go in damn near anything. Even smoothies.

    I'm tired of typing. If you have any additional questions, I'll be glad to answer. Progress pics are coming. I'm hitting the gym to lift heavy shit soon.

    Best of luck, friend.
u/killerbuddhist · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes

I have something similar. Haven't used it for anything but different types of squash but for that job it works really well. The downside is that it is bulky so if your kitchen has limited space, it's another thing getting in the way.

u/TheTrickIsNothing · 2 pointsr/loseit

You have to start mixing and matching to your own tastes. Chicken, ground turkey, rice, pasta,fish. Figure out your macros here and dont put anything into your body unless you know whats in it (calories: protein, carbs, fats). Buy a food scale.

Use this calculator: http://www.1percentedge.com/ifcalc/

Buy this scale and weigh all your food. Using pretty simple math you can find out the macros of anything.


u/eXquared · 2 pointsr/treecomics
u/RebeccaSays · 2 pointsr/food

I try and follow a paleo diet. I still allow myself an indulgence of beer or treat every now and then, but mostly I follow it. I love to cook, and it has really forced me to cook more, which is nice. So far I am down almost 20lbs, and my stomach issues have dwindles (I use to get bloating + crampy after meals). One tip, try not to kill yourself following it to a T, gradually integrate into the diet. Also, get a spiralizer.

u/nightreap3r · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I think getting one of these is a better idea. They're stronger than compressed air and built like a tank. If you're not holding on to it tightly, it will kick itself out of your hand when you turn it on. I tell people who use it for the first time to make sure you have a hold of it before even plugging it in. It's got a long cable so most of the time thats not an issue, and it comes with a few attachments to make cleaning smaller things easier.

Also make sure you put your finger into your fans before hitting them with this thing because it will spin them up quick and spin them faster than they should be. It could destroy the fan or send an electrical current back into your board if you don't. Compressed air can even do that, but this things got some ass on it and will destroy them. I'd say is nearly on par with an air compressor.

u/JonathanSCE · 2 pointsr/computers

I bought an electric duster to save on disposable air cans. Also, don't have to stop every two minutes because the can is too cold or lost of pressure.

u/kolnan · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Air compressers contain moisture I thought? I always avoid using these and actually bought an electric blower to use to clean my pc... no risk of moisture and no depleting/polluting the earth with the canned air. (https://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500P-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001U899HQ/ref=sr_1_sc_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1473697371&sr=8-3-spell&keywords=electric+caned+air) usually you can find these cheaper too

u/DeeDoubs · 2 pointsr/hardware

Vacuum cleaners are supposed to be pretty bad for some reasons, but my mom used one when I was a kid and we never had any problems on that front. These days though, I use one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500P-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001U899HQ


They are a little pricy, but they do a good job and you won't have to deal with replacing canned air.


I'd also recommend a small brush for getting the fans.


EDIT: https://www.amazon.com/Brushes-Portable-Cleaning-Keyboard-Interior/dp/B07CQH78NS


Something like the toothbrush looking one will do good for cleaning fans off. Alternatively you can just use a cheap toothbrush.

u/RedditAccount2416 · 2 pointsr/Tools

How much are you looking to spend?

Metro makes a few products, Datavac. They are around $70- $100, but they aren't heated. I've got This Guy And it's pretty much a mini leaf-blower. Metal housing, not sure it would handle too many "drops", but it seems reasonably well built.

There are some car detailing products are also heated, like the Metro Master Blaster that produced a lot of heated air. Not as hot as like a heat gun, but they will definitely dry things.

u/Low_Pan · 2 pointsr/synthesizers
u/IAmMalfeasance · 2 pointsr/buildapc

If it helps, I've used the metro datavac and it works really well, may be worth looking in to.

u/britjh22 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use my Datavac that I already have from being a computer nerd, great for blowing out my immersion cooler and other lines, and it's nice and portable compared to most air compressors. That does the bulk of getting them dry.

u/SolidBladez · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Most will recommend using a canned air duster (like this). The only thing I hate about them is that they're inefficient for using over long periods of time and aren't cost effective. I'd recommend using a blow vac like this.

u/Romkslrqusz · 2 pointsr/techsupport

My favorite tool for the task is a DataVac - pretty much a high intensity blower. It’s stronger than canned air by a long shot, and even blasts of that extra ‘sticky’ dust. Kinda pricey though ($80 USD)

Dry Fiber + Friction = static so don’t use the wipes you were talking about. Anything you’re going to be rubbing against components should be lightly saturated in rubbing alcohol.

Canned air works alright, especially if you’ve only got a light amount of dust.

u/gehzumteufel · 2 pointsr/sysadmin
u/Poorrusty · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Need for making food fun and food is a need.

Hey you guys. <3 Talk to meh.

u/justsayno2carbs · 2 pointsr/keto

Same thing as This and This. It's popular with both Keto and Paleo. The Paderno seems to be the one people like best.

u/BL24L · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I never had issues with compressed air.

I personally moved to a datavac about 4 years ago and have never looked back. They were $60 at the time but even at $70+ I think they're totally worth it. You can use the things for so much more then just blowing out your pc.



Cheaper alternative

Xpower Airrow

u/Hard_Celery · 2 pointsr/buildapc


Metro also offers products with antistatic options, but I've never been concerned, I don't think it's much of a real danger for PC's maybe if your dealing with extremely sensitive equipment. Otherwise I don't think the air is likely to carry a high enough charge if any at all of PC's.

As for air compressors I'd be more worried about moisture which can be solved by purging the air after every use or getting a filter.

u/admiral_derpness · 2 pointsr/synthesizers
u/TexasNiteowl · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I bought one of these several years ago. Boy has it gone up in price! https://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500P-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001U899HQ/

u/guinnevere · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes



I have both of those, and they've seen me through a year of raw veganism, three of paleo, and now entering into keto.

The first one is more versatile, but we've cut ourselves on the blades a few timesaver nd I think there's quite a bit of core waste. The second one is compact and makes finer pasta, but is a bitch to clean.

u/MikeWaz0wski · 2 pointsr/coffeestations

I usually am brewing Kicking Horse 454 Horsepower mixed with some heavy whipping cream (shoutout /r/keto) and a drip of Irish Cream flavoring., but currently trying some Kona coffee given to me by a friend. (it's smooth!)


Cuisinart DBM-8 - ok-good burr grinder, variable grind size, even grind results, kind of loud though.


Hamilton Beach 49981 - great drip brew for single cup (or thermos, in my case).


Bean storage


u/average_jay · 2 pointsr/grandrapids

I have this one that a friend got as a wedding gift even though she never drank coffee. Obviously everything I grind is coarse but it still kicks out quite a bit of fine powdery dust.

u/PlNKERTON · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Nothing has worked better in my experience than this.


Cannot recommend it enough. I've dusted dozens of computers with it, even dusted out an old piano. The thing works like a champ. I can't go back to canned air.

u/ph3l0n · 2 pointsr/DIY
u/siegewolf · 2 pointsr/videos

Sorry I forgot to link it. It's a total beast. Sorry for the mobile link. To give you a idea of power...it actually has kickback when I turn it on. People have said they use it to blow leaves off their deck. It's pretty awesome.

u/austex_mike · 2 pointsr/Christianity

> I mean, I bought the good grounds and everything.

OK, this is a big warning flag. Are you saying you bought pre-ground coffee? If so, that is your first problem. Never use pre-ground coffee. Once the bean is ground, it is quickly losing flavor and getting bitter, the chemical process of degradation is in motion, so you want to minimize the time between grinding and brewing. I use this grinder. So get yourself some whole beans and a grinder. The reason I use that grinder is because it is a burr grinder which gives a more consistent grind than the blade style grinders, but those are fine too.

Also, find a local roaster in your area. You want as fresh of a roast as possible. Some coffee shops roast their own beans, so try those first. If you can't find that check your local grocery store for a local roaster who has their beans carried on the shelves.

Now, if you want stronger coffee the key is to make sure that you use more coffee and brew it the proper amount of time. The problem is there is no perfect answer to how long or what ratio of coffee to water. You start with a four minute brew, then if you want a stronger taste you can try adding a minute or two to your brewing time, or adjusting the amount of coffee. It is a process to find the right ratios, but usually once you figure it out for your particular brew, then you can make good coffee consistently. I have a rotation of about five coffee bean blends that I like to use, and each one has a different ideal time/amount brewing process. My favorite is a good bean from Yemen, but in recent years I have found it hard to find beans from Yemen in the US.

Source: I have had coffee in 26 countries around the world including the Middle East and East Africa where coffee originated. (The Ethiopians claim they were the first to have coffee, but I have met people from Yemen who swear up and down it was in Yemen first.)

Good Eats Episode about Coffee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K6XA7lh7P_Y

u/DianeBcurious · 2 pointsr/instantpot

You can cook very small portions of most anything in an Instant Pot (especially if using the PiP method for anything liquidy, etc).
Or you can cook larger portions, then just refrigerate or freeze the part you don't eat for nights you don't want to cook or not whole meals.

Cooking PiP (pot in pot, pan in pot) usually means you'd put water in the bottom of the inner pot (usually 1 c or so), then put in a wire rack (or make your own risers) in the pot, and finally put the food in a bowl or on a plate, etc, on top of the rack so it will pressure cook only up in the steam area.

I cook single chicken thighs that way all the time, sometimes adding a bit of salsa or other seasoning, wet or dry, on the chicken.
As long as the walls of the PiP container aren't too tall or too thick, the same pressure time will be used as for one or more thighs put in the bottom of the inner pot (15 min or so, depending on thickness + NR), as long as they're not significantly overlapped.
Cooking PiP also means things like tomato sauce, etc, that would otherwise get hard and prevent pressure cooking on the bottom of the inner pot, are totally fine since they're not down there.

I might put a bit of loose foil or parchment, etc, on the top of the food or container to keep out any moisture that condenses on the underside of the lid and drips down, but often not necessary. If covered too tightly or completely, time would need to be increased.

For a single potato or yam, etc, I'd just put it on top of the rack with the water underneath, and pressure cook it that way.
Many things can be put directly on the bottom of the inner pot too and don't need to be elevated out of the water below, and sometimes that just depends on the diameter of the inner pot being used so the food wouldn't burn, etc.

Many things can be cooked at the same time too. If they don't use the same cooking time, one can be wrapped or enclosed while the other isn't or one can be sliced/cut into thinner pieces, to get the times closer to the same.

If eating meats, you'll definitely either want to buy an instant read thermometer to check interior temps after pressure cooking, or just cut into something like chicken to make sure all the juices run clear, especially before you get used to the regular times/etc for each type of meat (and for the thickness it is...and longer if pieces of meat have been "stacked" on each other effectively making them thicker). This is the one I have, but others will also work:

u/brendanmc6 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I started with the BSG kit, love it. Get an 8 gal (preferably 10 gal) kettle, a mesh brew bag, and this thermometer, then you can jump right in to all-grain Brew In a Bag method (cheaper per batch, better beer than extract, barely more difficult). Your next major gear upgrade should be a temp-controlled fermentation chamber (craigslist fridge + probe temp controller).

u/4Corners2Rise · 2 pointsr/Cooking

I use this one for brewing and cooking. It is a great all purpose thermometer at a great price. It has a very fast response time too.

CDN DTQ450X Digital ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer-NSF Certified https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0021AEAG2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_hLCzxb93WGH0V

u/bigcatohmy · 2 pointsr/Coffee

at first I thought it was a Cuisinart DBM 8 but on second look i'm not so sure here it is

u/iamkevski · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I have one of those classic pot clip thermometers which I leave in the brew pot, and then I also have a quick-read thermometer which is excellent to get very quick, accurate readings. I use them both - the turkey fryer thermometer is not always precise enough for steeping, etc.

[edit] - obviously the other thermometers listed here with separate probes are nicer and way more accurate, but I wasn't willing to jump up to taht price range. If you are, go for those!

u/DrUsual · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Did someone say STEAK???

My favorite steak is made about medium, on the grill behind my house, with shrimp grilling below it. Preferably on a Texian fall day, about 80F, perfect weather to chip golf balls into a bucket in the yard while the steak cooks.

Who would I invite? Geez...there are about three hundred people on here that I'd want to enjoy a steak with. I'll pick three.

/u/NeverPostsJustLurks is invited, because every time we talk we find some other common interest. I imagine he'd hang out by the grill and by the time the steak was done we'd have drawn up plans for a pergola or build a compost tumbler or something.

/u/Stefanienee, because she's one of those rare appreciators of fine music who wouldn't find it odd that the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever is blasting from my house while steak cooks. Yes, I'm secure in my masculinity, and grilling steak.

/u/rubenick. Rubenick MUST visit my back yard, preferably with his bow. I consider a Texas tradition to shoot something while grilling. (Or while frying a turkey.) We can't shoot the guns in my backyard, but there's enough space for us to target shoot some archery.

Edit: forgot the raffle phrase and the link. You got me thinking about steak.

No soup for you!

And check out my [meat thermometer!] (http://www.amazon.com/CDN-DTQ450X-ProAccurate-Quick-Read-Thermometer/dp/B0021AEAG2/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1394498229&sr=1-1) (Oh, that one never gets old...)

u/admiraljohn · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I bought a Cuisinart coffee grinder from Amazon and after I'd had it for maybe eight months the switch went bad, so it would never stop grinding until I pulled out the ground coffee hopper.

I called them, as it was still under warranty, and they sent me a replacement. When I received it, though, I also found a set of cordless salt and pepper grinders in the box as well. When I called Cuisinart to ask them if there was some sort of mistake I was told "No, keep them."

u/cjfourty · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

It does have a small bolt on the back, I may try it out next brew. If you are looking for a good digital thermometer on a budget I have one of these and it works awesome at 1/4 the price of a thermopen!

u/michaelthe · 2 pointsr/Cooking

Instant Read Thermometer's cost under $20 on amazon. I have the second one, the CDN DTQ450X ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer. $17.99 currently.

It's a thin little stick and reads really quick. Just jab it into the center of the meat when you want a reading, then go back to cooking (take the thermometer out!) and check again if it's not done.Small enough that a few jabs wont affect the meat.

I use this for bloody everything. Even frozen corndogs... I don't want to bite in and find a frozen or chilly center.

u/skunk_funk · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing


Been using that for a year, it's accurate and works great. If it breaks, I can buy several more before getting to the price of a thermapen.

u/Fidodo · 2 pointsr/AskCulinary

I have this electric one ($40). It could be finer, but it gets the job done and doesn't break the bank.

u/philthebrewer · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

sure, you can go pretty expensive or relatively cheap. my brewing partner uses a CDN which I think of as a pretty good buy. it works almost as well as my pricey thermapen, but was 1/4 of the cost.

edit- yo u/homebrewfinds didn't you have a good one on the site recently?

u/roanders · 2 pointsr/videos

EatWild.com is a great way to find actual pasture-raised animals, including chickens.

I bought a deep freezer at Costco (only $100-$200), and buy a dozen or so whole chickens at a time. I learned how to roast them (and bought a good quick-read meat thermometer, and haven't looked back!

u/Backstop · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Is there a hole down the center? In that case I agree with /u/PuddnheadAZ that it holds a thermometer. Seen here

u/Warqer · 2 pointsr/Breadit

Lots of exotic flours I have only been able to find in grain form, so this would be useful for that. I've also heard that freshly ground flour is supposed to taste amazing, but I can't personally vouch for that.

What does your mom have now? If she doesn't have an electronic scale definitely get one of those.[This one is good.] (https://www.amazon.com/Kitchen-Scale-Bakers-KD8000-Weight/dp/B00VEKX35Y) I don't know what kind of bread she is baking, but a banneton would be nice if she doesn't have one, they are good for the 'rustic' breads you see here. A good electric thermometer is another one, I like this one. If she isn't baking in a loaf pan or dutch oven, a baking steel or baking stone are useful.

u/gullibleani · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Sheet Pan Suppers are pretty fool proof. This is one of my favorites. http://www.cookingclassy.com/one-pan-autumn-chicken-dinner/

If you're concerned about over or under cooking food get yourself a digital thermometer. This one is great and fairly inexpensive. CDN DTQ450X Digital ProAccurate Instant-Read Thermometer-NSF Certified https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0021AEAG2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_98hIzbBSP3255

Also, google "beginner cooking skills". I'm sure there's tons of info. Cooking is a skill and you're not going to start out great. Even Julia Child was a terrible cook when she began.

u/bluelinebrewing · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

This is the thermometer that usually comes up in discussions of bang-for-buck value: https://www.amazon.com/CDN-DTQ450X-ProAccurate-Quick-Read-Thermometer-NSF/dp/B0021AEAG2

There are reasons why chilling quickly is important (protein break for clearer finished beer, reduced risk of infection, DMS concerns if you're doing all-grain), but for the most part, it won't change the way your beer tastes.

The exact same wort fermented with the same yeast at different temperatures will taste different. Depending on the wort and the yeast and the temperatures, it might not be that different, but the typical ale fermentation temperature range is lower than you want to keep your house. Fermentation creates heat, as well, so if your house is at 68, there's a good chance your beer is cranking away at 76 or 78, which is a great way to get something that tastes like rubbing alcohol and banana Laffy Taffy.

I still recommend getting a wort chiller, but the biggest improvement in the quality of your beer will come from controlling fermentation, and the biggest part of that is controlling the temperature.

u/spacedd · 2 pointsr/Coffee
u/ShinyTile · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Yeah. Good alternative to this piece o' crap.

u/josephtkach · 2 pointsr/cocktails

It looks ugly, and the thermometer is analog.

I love data and I love the idea of measuring the exact temperature of my drinks when I serve them, but for that I will use an actually good thermometer, such as a thermapen or at least one of these.

Pick a spoon based on its aesthetics and how it feels in your hand. By all means, use science to make your drinks better, but don't clumsily graft science onto art.

u/ManaBuilt · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Damn, had no idea coffee grinders could get so expensive. And am I to assume that something like this is not something I should try using to get a great cup of coffee? Or will it work for the time being, as it's what I currently own?

u/mizzrym91 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

True, but it's hard to trust reviews on specialty products.

For example fakespot, the review site you listed, rated this 45 dollar grinder an A also

This is the cuisinart 45 dollar grinder with the ghost burrs. I think most of us know this is a terrible grinder and it works about as well as a 15 dollar blade grinder.

But looking at reviews you could make all of your arguments. It's an easy upsell from a 15 dollar Hamilton beach blade grinder, but it just isn't worth the extra 30 bucks

u/scotland42 · 2 pointsr/exmormon

#1 tip for good coffee is get a good burr grinder and grind fresh. The grind of the coffee is the single most important thing.

I use this one: https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-DBM-8-Supreme-Grind-Automatic/dp/B00018RRRK/ref=sr_1_4


Small tip: after putting the beans in the press, pour just enough water to cover the beans and let it sit for 30 seconds, then fill up the rest of the way. This makes the coffee a little bit less bitter.

u/Cgn38 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

You don't need to spend that much for the same level of quality, contact thermometers come in two varieties the typical kitchen thermometers and ones with thermocouples, thermocouples read fast and are very accurate.

I got this one, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0021AEAG2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

reads just as fast as the 100 buck thermopen, is water resistant, and most importantly can be calabrated, (you just put it in a glass of water and ice and hit calibrate) The one I got read within one degree of our slow fragile but very accurate glass alcohol thermometer.

16.22 on amazon free shipping with 35 bucks worth of stuff with 900 plus reviews. also got this one.


gives you two reading from two standard k type thermocouples (you can order many different varieties all just plug in) large lcd display and can be calibrated.

18.67 I have not used the double thermometer yet but im pretty sure it is going to work well, may have to order longer k type sensors the ones that came with it are only one meter.

Hope this helps. Brew on!

u/Magic_Flying_Monkey · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I use this thermometer with my Hario kettle. Works great! I lift the lid up a bit, stick it in and it gives an accurate reading in roughly 2 seconds.

u/ABQFlyer · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I've used this $15 CDN DTQ450H Thermometer for years. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0021AEAG2/

u/gumbojones1 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I've used this for just about everything. From cooking a steak to brewing beer. It takes a few seconds for it to read, but I think i can afford a few seconds of time. Plus it's waterproof and no moving parts. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0021AEAG2/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/zerostyle · 2 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

As little as possible. The more crap you have, the more it weighs you down.
That said, every home needs some necessities to get by. For me those generally involve cooking, sleeping, and repairs. I just finished watching Parks & Rec and am in a bit of a Ron Swanson mood.

For the kitchen (all recommended by America's Test Kitchen):

Victorinox 8" Chef's Knife

Victorinox Paring knife

CDN Instant Read Thermometer

Lodge 12" skillet - cheap and will last you forever

Crockpot, 6qt - the one kitchen appliance I'd cheat with. Easy delicious meals. Toss in a cheap cut of meat (chuck roast, etc), salt, pepper, garlic, onions, carrots, whatever. Let it sit for 6-8 hours. Dinner for 3 meals.


I'd probably just pick up a cheap set of craftsman stuff (screwdrivers, hammer, sockets, pliers). Splurge on the ratchet and any power tools you need:

Bahco 3/8" ratchet - same as snapon F80 at 1/2 the price

Other misc. tools that are quite handy:

Magnetic stud finder - in a new place you're going to be hanging pictures, installing shelving, and mounting curtain rods. These are dirt cheap and super convenient.

Multimeter - Flukes will last you for life. If you need to do any electrical work, these are great. If you don't want to splurge up front just borrow them or buy a cheap $15 one at home depot.


Get comfortable pillows and nice sheets. Don't get all caught up in the 1000 thread count crap, it's a hoax. Just get at least 400tc or so, and preferably egyptian or pima cotton. My favorite sheets are actually a super cheapo brand that are 60% cotton 40% polyester. I prefer them because they feel more "smooth and cool" rather than "soft and warm".

Obviously get real furniture: dresser, bed with headboard, etc.


I won't go into too much detail here, but consider cutting the cord (/r/cordcutters).

A cheap Roku3 + netflix + an OTA antenna can go a long way.

If you have a lot of pictures/media/etc, don't forget about backups. I'd look into an inexpensive NAS, or at least a USB harddrive. They are dirt cheap and worth the insurance.


Lastly, don't forget renters or homeowners insurance. If you are renting, you can get rather good coverage for quite cheap. I just paid around $50 for 12 months of coverage on my apartment ($15k coverage, $1k deductible). I shopped around at 5 different places and Amica came out the cheapest by FAR.

Other than that, you don't need much. Buy less crap. Don't buy some $50 automatic electronic wine opener when a $1 wine key will do the job. Same for a can opener.

u/tMoneyMoney · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Just switched to this one and it's been a great cheaper option so far.

u/throwaway0109 · 2 pointsr/worldnews

I think they found that 145 was just as safe as 165. The meat is so much more tender/juicy at 145.

IMO I would invest in a thermometer (something like this is fine) then you can figure out where the sweet spot is just by pushing.

u/NapkinDaVinci · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I've had pretty good luck with this grinder. I realize it's a disk grinder... and I DID get it for $5 at a flea market... but all in all, it performs pretty well, and even at regular price it's not a huge investment.

Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00018RRRK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_0FX2BbQS5TVEB

u/yunolisten · 2 pointsr/trees

You shouldn't judge weight by appearance.

Get a scale, they aren't that expensive.


u/evilbadro · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Look under scientific or lab scales on Amazon. There are scales with .1g increments for under $10.

u/NO_NotAgain · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I don't know how much disposable income you have, but I sincerely doubt it's less than what I have as a student. If you're in the US and have access to Amazon, this scale from American Weigh Systems is only $9.00...and measures to tenths of a gram. It's what I use and has stood up for 6+ months so far.

u/frankzzz · 2 pointsr/soylent

This one gets mentioned quite often:
weighs up to 1000g (1kg) at a time in 0.1g (100mg) increments.

Some people get the 500g calibration weight to go with it, too.

u/Almaytan · 2 pointsr/kratom


2 years daily use , stored in my garage in freezing temps , always work sensitively , just changed the batteries it came with ! (2xAAA)

u/saltyteabag · 2 pointsr/tea

This is just about what I was going to suggest as well. I have a 120ml gaiwan that I use mostly for brewing oolongs, and I do about 6-8 grams. My goal is for the expanded tea to just about fill the gaiwan.

I would highly recommend a scale, as 1 teaspoon can vary wildly as to the actual amount of tea in it. I've been using this scale lately, and it works great. If you're a coffee drinker too, it has a wide enough range that you can use it for that too.

u/CrunchyPoem · 2 pointsr/kratom


You need a scale more like this, it's similar to the one that I use. The one that you have is a kitchen scale, and isn't as sensitive and isn't particularly a scale for measuring milligrams.

It's worth the money to get one like the link I posted.

Also if you use a spoon or something, you can set it on the scale before turning it on.. And it will calibrate so that the spoon measures at 0, so you can scoop some Kratom on the spoon and set it on the scale and it will act as though the spoon isn't a factor in the total weight. That way you won't need to make such a mess when measuring😜

u/MoreCoffeeMoreCoffee · 2 pointsr/Coffee

You can, but it'll suck and overall be a waste of your money unless you are upgrading from pre-ground or whirly bean-whacker and even then it'll be a minor upgrade.


u/kitkong · 2 pointsr/Breadit

I've got this and it's great for boules!

u/segasean · 2 pointsr/Coffee

To answer your question, the strength of your coffee is mostly influenced by how much coffee you're using versus how much water. For a strong cup with your Keurig, go with the setting with the smallest amount of water. The Keurig is by no means the "best" method to make coffee, but it will make coffee. If you decide to get a manual brewer (French press, Aeropress, Kalita Wave, etc.) the brew time has some leeway, but I'd recommend just using more coffee than trying to push the recommended brew time too far. Coffee can/should be strong without being bitter, and keeping the water and coffee together too long will create bitterness.

What follows is everything you need to know about making great coffee. Warning, this may be overwhelming:

  1. Freshly ground coffee is going to taste better. Consider coffee like bread. A loaf left on the counter will get stale faster if you slice it up. Freshly roasted is better, but it might be more expensive/harder for you to find and you might not want to dive that deep yet.
  2. Conical burr grinders are better than blade grinders. The problem is that a decent automatic burr grinder is going to be ~$100 and that's a steep price for someone just getting into coffee. Many people will recommend the mini mill, Skerton, or something along those lines that is hand-crank. (Good non-name brand options: 1 and 2) Those are your best bet. Although I wouldn't necessarily recommend it, you can get an automatic blade grinder if you might have an issue with manual grinding/don't want to drop a lot of money. I will mention that darker roasts are easier to grind manually so there's less worry for your wrist. The problem with blade grinders is you get a bunch of differently sized bits, which makes it more difficult to get consistency and figure out a grind size/brew time you like.
  3. Each method of brewing calls for a differently sized grind. This is pretty important. If it's too small, you'll get a bitter cup. If it's too big, you'll get a sour cup. The same goes for brew time. Too long will make a bitter cup, and too short will make a sour cup. However, there's some leeway on both of these to your taste.
  4. There are a bunch of ways to make coffee that change how it tastes. Methods that involve filtering through paper make a cleaner cup, but you lose most of the oils in the coffee. Metal filters leave in these oils, but can also leave a lot of sediment/mud in the bottom of your cup. You might drink this if you drink that last sip, and it isn't really nice.
  5. Weighing your coffee is much more accurate if you want to make a consistent cup. A tablespoon of a darker roast might be 5 grams while a tablespoon of a lighter roast might be 7 grams.
  6. You'll need something to boil water in. If you have a kettle, great. If you don't, you can use a pan or you can buy a kettle. It doesn't need to be a fancy/expensive gooseneck-style one (1 and 2), but you might want one of those if you get into pourover methods.

    I would recommend a French press (1 2 3 4) or Aeropress for someone just getting into coffee. They're much more forgiving than pour-over methods, meaning you're less likely to make a bitter cup. They each have their own drawbacks, too. An Aeropress is easier to clean up, but can only make one cup at a time. A French press takes more time to clean, but can make about 3 cups at a time. (By cups I mean a standard 12-ounce mug.) Definitely get a grinder, too (see above). A scale (1 and 2) is optional but recommended. For beans, seek out a local roaster/coffee shop, but there are tons of online options available, too.

    Welcome to the wonderful (and sometimes crazy) world of coffee!
u/alexandrovic · 2 pointsr/trees

awesome!! and i use mine to make sure i dont get ripped off... something ilke this works perfectly

u/ketonesser · 2 pointsr/xxketo

I have this one at work.

And I'm thinking of either getting another of the same, just for travel or maybe trying this one, instead.

u/binderclips · 2 pointsr/keto

I have this one, works very well. I basically went to Amazon and searched for lots of consistently high reviews <$10.


u/ShatteringFast · 2 pointsr/vaporents

My typo definitely kept the post from being clear, thanks for pointing that out.


I have that scale and it just doesn't seem to accurately measure very small amounts, like anything under a couple grams, even though it displays .01 and all. I should probably try and get another scale. Oh well, maybe later.

u/the1osu · 2 pointsr/trees

I would get this one
I've got it and a bunch of my friends have it and it works just like it should.

u/BlackWind13 · 2 pointsr/saplings
u/BurnAccount1974 · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes

I used this recipe for crack slaw, but I made a few changes.

How I modified the recipe:
I doubled everything except the sesame oil, which got quadrupled (it smelled so good I forgot to stop adding! Which actually helped up the calorie macro, which I needed because I do IF), and I used Marketside Angel Hair Cole Slaw from Wal-Mart instead of the slaw mix, to reduce carbs from carrots. I also opted not to add Sriracha sauce (because I'm a big, wussy baby), and opted for just a dash of chili powder instead. Instead of two Splenda packets I used one Truvia packet (so I used 3g vs 2g), and didn't notice any cooling or terrible sweetness. For the ginger and garlic I used pastes for both (also at Walmart in the produce aisle, brand Gourmet Garden).

How I portioned it:
I got EXACTLY nine 6-oz portions (I used this as a meal prep recipe), and weighed them out using this scale. Since 6 oz is 168 grams, I put a bowl on the scale, turned it on, so it set to zero, weighed out 118 grams, turned the scale off, turned it back on, and weighed 50 grams. I have a 2-lb tiny scale that's analog, but I trust digital more. Each 6-oz portion went into a plastic bag and into the freezer.

To serve:
In order to reach my specific calorie macros for the day (and it still took an Isopure Zero Carb protein shake and about 6 oz of an Americano with heavy cream from Starbucks to get there), I split the portion roughly evenly between two Mission Carb Balance burrito-sized tortillas (the brown ones).

Edited to add I don't know why MFP did the math wrong, but three 10-oz bags of coleslaw should be 15.75 cups, not 16.5. When I updated the information, it didn't change the displayed macros.

u/Killfile · 2 pointsr/Coffee

What are good baselines for this stuff and what kind of adjustments are within the realm of reason.

For example:

I have one of those Cuisinart Electric Kettles. I can do water temps of boiling, 200 F, 190 F and a few lower ones. I'm using 190 F as my baseline but I can really only adjust a little in each direction.

I have a burr grinder (Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill ) which seems like a decent entry level grinder but produces a LOT of grounds, even on its smallest setting. I don't feel like I can easily adjust the amount of coffee I'm using and I really don't feel like I can adjust the grind very much either without getting well into the drip coffee size.

That kind of leaves time and agitation, though I guess I can play with the amount of water. I have no earthly idea what good baselines are for that.

u/dis0riented · 2 pointsr/trees


just trust me, i got ripped off by my old dealer but wasnt sure (id buy a gram and he'd give me .7 or.8) but with my scale, never again. This one works fantastic.

u/whiffypants · 2 pointsr/kratom

Can confirm re: calibration weights.

That particular one doesn't come with a calibration weight, unfortunately. But -- I've tried more than one scale and I got really tired of the calibration hassle, so with the $10 or so I saved on that scale from another I was looking at, I bought a simple set of calibration weights -- and have ended up using them far more frequently than I thought I might.

But for those who don't have a calibration weight, to me it's bonus that the scale actually arrived perfectly calibrated.

I also have a AWS Gemini 20 milligram scale -- great if you're looking for milligrams and very precise -- but far too difficult to use regularly for kratom, IMO, not least because the scale can't use a regular cup, even a plastic condiment cup.

But even if I'd had to pay the convenience store price you mentioned, which was double what I did pay, I couldn't be happier with the scale I bought. As I told my partner at the time, it's the scale that all the others wish they were. :D

u/TommyTeaMorrow · 2 pointsr/tea

I have the same one and I bought it a little over a year ago and I still use it every day. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SC3LLS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 think its the exact same one but well that's the one I got.

u/neg8ivezero · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Another option is to get a cheap burr grinder and a french press. French Press is easy to use, takes less time than brewing, and, if used properly, yields FANTASTIC tasting coffee. Links below.


French Press

u/gingeremily · 2 pointsr/tea

I have this cuisinart one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003KYSLNQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_hVVAyb0SKTBV8

I totally recommend it even if it is way pricey. It has temperature settings specifically for different kinds of teas (green, black, white oolong, herbal)

u/ThetaD8iu · 2 pointsr/Coffee


I fill it to 1.5L or so, set to boil, pour off the boil. I prefer this over a gooseneck, less thermal loss, and the tradeoff is marginally more bed turbulence, but my technique is based on that expectation. I've never really liked goosenecks, so quickly moved away from them.

u/PM_pics_of_your_dogs · 2 pointsr/Coffee

This grind is using the finest setting for a
Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill that I got as a wedding gift. I think it does a great job, especially for the price.

u/NfaNA · 2 pointsr/tea

I can attest that the Cuisinart is an excellent unit and lasts a long time:


I also have experience with the Breville and greatly enjoy it.

I don't think you can go wrong with a traditional Chinese-styled teapot and strainer over a sharing cup. It's simple, cheap to get into, and can well handle many different tea types.

I hope you enjoy exploring tea, it's a wonderful world,

  • Tealos
u/rabidfurby · 2 pointsr/Seattle

The best beans in the world will only go so far if you grind them at the store weeks in advance then run them through a Mr. Coffee. If you want to up your coffee game at home, I'd highly recommend an Aeropress plus a cheap burr grinder (automatic or manual).

u/xaqori · 2 pointsr/Coffee

A little above your price range ($45) but seems to have good reviews.

Plus, it's a Cuisinart...so you know it'll last.

u/atrustyfarmer · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I would advise you to stay clear of any blade grinders because of their lack of consistency. With your budget in mind I would say look at the low end burr grinders like cuisinart or [mr.coffee](http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Coffee-BVMC-BMH23-Automatic- Grinder/dp/B004T6EJS0/ref=sr_1_3?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1393740073&sr=1-3), they may not be ideal but ideal doesn't seem like what you are looking for. I can't speak for either of these products because I have never used them, but I would say that spending a little extra will be worth it in the long run incase you decide to further your coffee arsenal in the future. Hope this helps!

u/ziegfried · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Electric kettles are awesome -- they are much faster than stovetop.

I have this one it has very little plastic exposed to the water, and the buttons are great.

There are 5 buttons for different types of tea, but you could just use the "boil" one for coffee.

The pre-sets are super easy, and you can also choose to have the kettle keep re-heating your water for you if you want.

Electric kettles are safer than stovetop kettles -- they turn off automatically when the water is boiling, and they have boil-dry protection as well. I have ruined a few stove-top kettles this way.

u/tdreyer1 · 2 pointsr/tea

I splurged on this Cuisinart water kettle and I've never regretted it. All metal inside (except a little bit on the removable scale filter) and accurate temperature settings.
Edit: I english no Good well.

u/ccrtea · 2 pointsr/tea

I guess the only Cuisinart I've seen is the one mentioned below in this thread (http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-CPK-17-PerfecTemp-1-7-Liter-Stainless/dp/B003KYSLNQ) which only gives you selections of temperatures rather than specifically setting a temperature. Is there a kettle of theirs I'm missing?

I hadn't seen the Hamilton Beach variable temp though, that does seem like a good low-cost option, even if it isn't perfect.

u/Del_Sol · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Broke college student here, I'm also a barista that's use to having amazing, freshly roasted coffee. So far, no one has lied. AMAZING espresso IS expensive. But can you make a latte as well as your local cafe? With a little practice, time and money, yes.

My current home setup consists of a Delonghi EC155, this is a true espresso machine, it's not steam powered and with a little modification and practice makes good espresso. Modification wise the only thing I'd recommend is depressurizing the portafilter basket, which is easy. If you ever want a better machine but don't want to spend the money you can modify it even more. They're vary popular machines and can be modified to pull amazing shots. They go anywhere from 70-130, however, occasionally things get repacked or the packaging gets damaged in the warehouse. They'll offer them at a hefty discount, I just got mine "reboxed" from amazon for 47 dollars, wait a few days and one will come up. If you use your student email you can get Amazon Prime for free, take advantage of that.


I also got this tamper, works well, it's a little light for my tastes but for home use it's fine. The EC155 has a 52mm basket, if having a 50mm tamper bothers you then pay the extra few bucks for a 52mm tamper. Personally doesn't bother me, and it was only 7 bucks.


Here's a milk frothing cup, you'll need it to properly froth milk. You can poorly froth milk in a microwave but why do that when you can spend an extra 8 dollars and do it properly? I personally got mine for a dollar from a thrift store.


I got one of these grinders years ago for around 20 dollars. I've seen them used, repackaged, and refurbished for about that much. Wait around and a deal will come up. You can also get a Hario Mini and a number of other hand grinders. But this one does just fine. Now out of the box it won't grind fine enough for espresso, however, with about 20 minutes worth of work you can shim it and it'll grind perfectly for espresso. It's not hard and anyone can do it with a screw driver and some tin foil.


At this point if you're willing to wait for a deal on the EC155 you've only spent 107 dollars. Even less if you're willing to wait on a deal for the burr grinder as well. If you want AMAZING coffee you can spend another 27 dollars and get an Aeropress, or wait for a deal and get it for 20 dollars. It will make a coffee concentrate which will taste "okay" for a latte.

At this point, I cannot recommend going to your local coffee houses and asking if you can buy green beans. They typically sell green coffee for 5-8 dollars a pound. You can roast your own coffee with a skillet and a whisk, or a popcorn popper, there are hundreds of ways to do it cheaply and it easy. You'll save money and you'll be drinking tastier coffee.

Don't let these people get you down, good espresso doesn't have to be expensive. Feel free to message me if you have any questions!

u/thespaceVIKING · 2 pointsr/Frugal

just got this on amazon. it's amazing, customizable, and cheap while being expensive enough to qualify for free shipping.


u/LucidDreamer18 · 2 pointsr/tea
u/Stormy_AnalHole · 2 pointsr/tea

I use the Cuisinart CPK 17 and I love it. If you're a big coffee drinker with french presses and expensive drip stuff get the Bonavita Gooseneck, but I love my Cuisinart. Would recommend

u/thecodeboss · 2 pointsr/tea

If you drink tea often you should invest in one! Your way looks really cool - but seems a little impractical. We've had our Cuisinart kettle for over 5 years now, and have used it multiple times every single day. Works flawless, and keeps it at temp!

Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003KYSLNQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_VvfSybAK6T5Q8

u/InterstateExit · 2 pointsr/himynameisjay

The Cuisinart with the measuring/storage thing on top is quite brilliant. Once you have your measurements set up, you can just bap it and it will grind exactly how much you want.

Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00018RRRK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_VcQCybT7HVATC

u/Su_toL · 2 pointsr/tea

Here's the kettle I currently use: https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-CPK-17-PerfecTemp-1-7-Liter-Stainless/dp/B003KYSLNQ

I definitely love having the variable temps for different types of tea straight on the kettle. It makes brewing teas with different temp requirements less of a hassle. Heats quickly with a decent capacity too. Definitely wouldn't say it's the cheapest, but it was a great investment.

u/Neokev · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Something like this-
And this-
Would probably be great for you, based on what you said, and stays in your budget.
You'll probably want to expand eventually, but this is a great starting point.

u/altaholica · 2 pointsr/tea

I have a FORLIFE Crurve teapot, makes three cups of tea and is great.

An electric kettle would be a fantastic part of a gift set. This one appears to be one of the best. Good luck.

u/olddoc · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I only had bad experiences with Cuisinart. A toaster broke very quickly after it came out of guarantee. Then I had two of these Cuisinart kettles in a row. Of the first one the lid mysteriously opened while trying to cook a kettle of water. (The lid just opened between 80° and 90°C.) Exchanged it while under guarantee. The second one always had trouble to stop boiling... sometimes it stopped at 100°C, sometimes it just kept boiling and boiling for minutes unless you turned it off manually.

Last week I chucked it out and bought a kettle from another brand. Maybe Cuisinart was good in the past, but to me they've started making overpriced but nice looking bad products.

u/Mabisakura · 2 pointsr/tea

What model kettle are you using? It looks like my parents want to use mine from now on so I'll either have to divert their attention with a new one or just use a new one myself.

Right now I'm using this, but my main issue is that the lowest temperature will definitely be too high to pour straight into gyokuro.

Pretty much of the ones in this topic are ones I've known about years ago when I bought my kettle.

u/ejb85 · 2 pointsr/AeroPress

I have this variable temp kettle I use for my Aeropress and tea (which makes the variable temperature part more important). I've been really happy with it. http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-CPK-17-PerfecTemp-1-7-Liter-Stainless/dp/B003KYSLNQ

u/TheAmplifier · 2 pointsr/cincinnati

For iced coffee I generally steep in a french press overnight. Plunge & serve/store. Works pretty well. As for grinders, definitely go with a burr:

-Cheaper manual: Hario Skerton

-More expensive automatic: Capresso Infinity

u/anderm3 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

The Capresso Infinity is my goto recommendation for that price point.

u/mbrad501 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

this works pretty well for me

u/Lippy481 · 2 pointsr/tea

Im looking to buy an electric kettle for myself as ill most likely be in a dorm room, as of now im looking at this but some of the lower star reviews had me wondering if there is a better option and whether or not it does loose leaf (im only just starting)

u/safepants2 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I have an Aeropress with a Hairo Skerton Slim grinder and can vouch that it's amazing. The Skerton was supposed to be skeleton but I think it's an Engrish typo thing. Also using 175 degree water helps with flavour. I use this kettle and am very happy with it. http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-CPK-17-PerfecTemp-1-7-Liter-Stainless/dp/B003KYSLNQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346697392&sr=8-1&keywords=cuisnart+kettle

Find a local coffee roaster/shop and ask them to show you the size of the grind to use for inverted Aeropressing. I do it for 2 minutes and the grind is more similar to a french press grind, maybe a tad smaller. I'm drinking it right now and it's delicious.

Also I remember seeing two sizes of the Hairo Skerton, I have the smaller size, the slim, and it's diameter is just a bit smaller than the Aeropress so it's easy to transfer the grounds into the chamber. I think the larger size would require the use of the Aeropress funnel but I could be wrong. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dgarden&field-keywords=Hairo+Skerton

Also, Make a small digital kitchen scale is useful to get the same amount of beans everytime. I personally use between 12-20g depending on what I'm in the mood for. The grounds usually go to the level 2 on the Skerton if that helps.

happy brewing!

edit: fresh beans from a roaster taste better to me. The stuff on the shelves at grocery stores are all stale. Starbucks beans are too burnt for my taste too.

u/UncleTouchUBad · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Yeah, what these guys said. Grinder, I'm 99% sure is a blade grinder which are terrible. ESPECIALLY for espresso. Next up that espresso machine looks very bottom of the barrel quality. and if that's what you're looking for you can probably get a better deal buying separate.
Here this for example is an awful machine I own and was extremely disappointed with but as a set with the milk pitcher $99. Now you can spend $100 on a good grinder (1, 2, 3) and buy 2 espresso cups for $10 or so.

And with this solution at least you will have a decent coffee grinder, two nice espresso cups, and a frustrating yet functional very low quality espresso machine. Much better than being ripped off with the link you offered.

u/ParevArev · 2 pointsr/armenia

I found this. The description says it has a setting for Turkish fine grind, which is basically the same. Otherwise Armenian/Middle Eastern markets should have it.

u/sharkbait76 · 2 pointsr/tea

I have this one from Cuisinart and love it I've had this one for a year and a half or so now and it's still going strong. No issues at all.

u/Gastronautmike · 2 pointsr/bartenders

You can get a relatively inexpensive electric kettle and keep hot water, hot cider, Mulled wine, etc behind the bar. Heats up pretty quickly, and this one you can set a temp so you don't boil over or denature your booze.

I usually preheat my non water ingredients in a small metal tin resting in a tempered pint glass half filled with hot water, so it acts like a hot water bath. That plus preheating your serving vessel (ideally tempered glass too, with a handle) gets you a ripping hot drink.

u/Flam5 · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I agree. If OP has a flashlight, respirator, some sort of eye protection and a ladder, I'd simply take a peak, and take pictures.

Short of that, OP, I'd simply recommend getting an air purifier with a UV filter such as this until it's addressed. If that's too much to deal with until the landlord comes back, I'd just look into shacking up at a friend or family's place for a few days, especially with an infant in the mix, as infants would be more susceptible to health problems due to mold being in the air.

u/Bmorehon · 2 pointsr/BroMoHousekeeping

You need a HEPA filter. I like this one because there are 2 filters, one that catches the hair and big stuff that I can just rinse off, and one that catches the nitty gritty that needs to be replaced every so often. With 3 dogs and 4 cats, this thing is running 90% of the time, even when we aren't home.

Also, when was the last time you changed your AC unit filter?

u/nerd0001 · 2 pointsr/gadgets

The quality of the filter does matter...the higher the rating, the better it will filter out bacteria and other harmful particles. Having a multistage filter with charcoal will further pull odors out of the air. My Dr has one of these in his small office

Here is a guide to the MERV raitings it shows what types of particles each level will generally filter out. The HEPA filters will start at level 17 and have their own scale.

You typical lowes/ homedepot air filters for your home are around a MERV 5 for basic and 11 for the higher end.

u/kbrsuperstar · 2 pointsr/CleaningTips

I like the dusters so much I'm considering trying the dry floor swiffer to tackle the cat hair between vacuuming days. Anyway, I do have suggestions - the purifier I use (which I really like) was discontinued but this one is from the same company and seems to have all the same features. (I have another one on my wish list that has good reviews but I haven't tried.)

u/nos583 · 2 pointsr/Coffee


This was great for me before I upgraded. Used it for 4 years for machine drip and pour overs. Sold it 2 years ago to a friend who still uses it. Great grinder as long as you keep it clean.

Noise depends on your family. I would also check the side bar for other recommendations.

u/tunacanstan81 · 2 pointsr/Asthma

I have severe persistent asthma and cut grass and smoke are my big triggers. A hepa filter is a godsend https://www.amazon.com/GermGuardian-AC4825-Sanitizer-Allergens-Guardian/dp/B004VGIGVY/ref=sr_1_2?hvadid=77927961929488&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=hepa+filter+air+purifier&qid=1569333126&s=hpc&sr=1-2 this is a link to the one I use and It, alongside my meds helps when my crazy redneck neighbor gets smoky.

I hope this helps



u/vvwwvwvwv · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

This item has a UV-C light that kills germs. I love these things because I got allergies too and cats and it's a great multitasker. And white noise for sleeping!

Germ Guardian AC4825 22" 3-in-1 True HEPA Filter Air Purifier for Home, Full Room, UV-C Light Kills Germs, Filters Allergies, Smoke, Dust, Pet Dander, & Odors, 3-Yr Wty, GermGuardian, Grey https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VGIGVY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_VGvDDb62WDK9T

u/Ebiki · 2 pointsr/parrots

This one!

Looks like they recently dropped the price, too. I reccomend it since tiels can be very dusty birds.

u/spilk · 2 pointsr/Coffee

You can get a Capresso Infinity for just under $90. I have the slightly more expensive chrome version and it's been working great for me for the past 6 years.

u/Paulievouz · 2 pointsr/cat

I had crazy allergies too when I first got my cat Roo. You do eventually build up an immunity, but to be fair it took me months and I was even considering seeing an allergist for shots.

The only thing that helped was taking claritin or zyrtec with a purifier I bought on amazon:

I also tried tapering off the claritin to every other day until I was finally exhibiting mild symptoms such as occasional sneezing and coughing, which I had a proair to combat.

See your doctor for allergy prescriptions or an allergist if you want to take the shot route. Other than that it'll definitely go away.

u/NeeshXD · 2 pointsr/vancouverwa

We got an air filter. We had to spend a little but it's worked out extremely well. This is the one we got: http://www.amazon.com/GermGuardian-AC4825-Cleaning-Reduction-22-Inch/dp/B004VGIGVY

u/djh3315 · 2 pointsr/chinchilla

I have a HEPA air filter tower fan (http://www.amazon.com/GermGuardian-AC4825-Cleaning-Reduction-22-Inch/dp/B004VGIGVY/ref=sr_1_32_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1457712944&sr=8-32&keywords=tower+fan) which i would highly recommend. It is quiet and helps filter a lot of the dust/hair out of the air. Be prepared to clean out the filter weekly!

u/budgiefacedkiller · 2 pointsr/parrots

I'm pretty poor (lol) so my favorite "budget" HEPA filter is this Germ Guardian tower. The smaller one was perfect for a 1 bedroom apartment. We tried a cheap Honeywell before this one and it was SO NOISY.

For a water filter we have an under-sink filter (like this) and it is awesome! No more changing a filter every 3 months. And it does a really good job filtering our super hard well water.

u/davestar · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Here's a summary of the good automatic drip machines.

If you can lower the "easy" threshold just a bit and give up the programmable timer feature, you can get very good coffee for under $250. Pick up a $70-$90 burr grinder and the well-reviewed (from the first link) Bonavita machine for $130.

u/ecib · 2 pointsr/Coffee

OP, regarding your Burr Grinder, I have this one:


It has been absolutely stellar, and I believe they have it at Bed Bath and Beyond which I think has a 20% off coupon going right now. Just thought I'd throw that out there since it's quite a bit cheaper than the one you list.

Grinds everything from French Press to a fine Turkish Coffee grind.

u/PopWhatMagnitude · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Can't comment on the for life aspect but I bought this one 14 months ago and have had no problems leaving it on low 24/7. For $100 I am happy with it. And I should admit I have only replaced the filter once and it has still held up.

GermGuardian AC4825, 3-in-1 Air Cleaning System with True HEPA, UV-C and Odor Reduction, 22-Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VGIGVY/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_tDEHub0FY3HJ3

u/wrelam · 2 pointsr/Coffee

What equipment do you currently have and how much are you willing to spend?

I decent entry level setup for pour overs would be:

  • Fresh beans (local or online)
  • V60 Starter Kit
  • Baratza Encore Grinder
  • Bonavita Variable Temperature Kettle

    This is in the order I'd suggest purchasing them as well. You'll get the best initial quality increase from fresh beans, the grinder will ensure you're getting well ground (i.e. more consistent sized granules) coffee, and the kettle is more of a nice-to-have but it's a great piece of kit.
u/oakgrove · 2 pointsr/Atlanta

Buy this chef's knife and this sharpener and a cheap set of steak knives you can abuse and you're done with knives!

u/sportscrazed2 · 2 pointsr/loseit

I'd ask for a piece of exercise equipment second hand is usually pretty cheap. Or maybe ask for something that will allow you to cook something healthy for yourself easily. I've had my eye on this lately http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00UKPBXM4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1450105470&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=suvee+cooker&dpPl=1&dpID=31qzlpLHQcL&ref=plSrch

u/Xammox · 2 pointsr/food

I use the Anova with bluetooth. Although I do not use the bluetooth function...


I usually buy 1" thick steaks, sous vide for about 60-90 min at 59* with thyme in the bag. Then I heavily season with Kosher salt and black pepper. After seasoning, I sear both sides in a cast iron skillet with black or white truffle butter for 3 min and also try to sear the edges as much as possible. I have had great results with this process.

u/tsdguy · 2 pointsr/Cooking

I recommend an Accusharp draw sharpener. It's cheap and highly effective - keeps my Victorinox chef, filet and utility knives very sharp with little effort.

I have no issue with folks using stones and such to sharpen but that's a skill that takes time to develop and seems unnecessary with a utilitarian (ie, inexpensive) knife like the Victorinox.

I've been using it for several years and have noticed no knife damage or excessive metal loss.

u/reddit455 · 2 pointsr/instantpot


IP is not meant for certain cuts.

(unless you just want to sautee it)

cuts with lots of fat are best. lean cuts will dry and toughen.


i'd slather it in olive oil and garlic, maybe tyme or oregano then broil it for ~6 minutes on each side..

but if you must..

add ~5 mins for frozen meat

you want perfect steaks and pork chops get a sous vide cooker. -

hang this thing on the side of a pot, and cook your food in a water bath.. (food is in baggies) https://www.amazon.com/Anova-Culinary-Precision-Adjustment-Circulator/dp/B00UKPBXM4

NOT quick, the opposite, the secret is low temperature for long time, so you CANT overcook.. I'll never make steaks any other way now.. but it takes about 2 hours but the meat is perfectly (rare, med, well)


u/xaplexus · 2 pointsr/steak
u/jellybellybutton · 2 pointsr/steak

You use an immersion circulator. (Some people just call it a sous vide, but "sous vide" in French literally means "under vacuum", because typically you vacuum seal the food before it goes in the water.) This is the one I have: https://www.amazon.com/Anova-Culinary-PCB-120US-K1-Bluetooth-Precision/dp/B00UKPBXM4/ref=dp_ob_title_kitchen and this is a popular one that came out recently: https://www.chefsteps.com/joule

u/aforest4688 · 2 pointsr/food

I have a Anova sous vide machine and it is great and it is 30 bucks cheaper then the joule and does the exact same thing. I highly suggest it, I use it with a 5 gallon bucket and it works great.

u/attractivenuisance_ · 2 pointsr/OkCupid
u/SWEGEN4LYFE · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Like say, this one, which is both cheap and highly rated.

u/ab2650 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

If you like sharp knifes, an AccuSharp ($8.50 on Amazon) is the cheapest, fastest, bestest way to keep them sharp.

u/PeabodyJFranklin · 2 pointsr/grilling

This: https://www.amazon.com/Anova-Culinary-PCB-120US-K1-Bluetooth-Precision/dp/B00UKPBXM4

The bluetooth capabilities aren't so important to me, it was just on-sale when I had a bunch of BB Reward Zone points to redeem before why expired. What I like is it's compact, and self contained.

u/Burrito6920 · 2 pointsr/StonerEngineering

Hey, since you've been so involved with this I thought I would update you.

So I've discovered you can decarb weed with a sous vide, which is essentially keeping water at a precise temperature and putting a vacuum sealed bag with what you're "cooking" in the water.

In this case just at the temperature for decarbing, The THCA in cannabis begins to decarboxylate at approximately 220 degrees Fahrenheit, for about an hour or two.

Different things have said different times, but I can get 80-100% decarb with it. At that point I can cook it into a butter and get some good butter. That can be done on a stove.

A camping stove. Now the important part about that, is that there's an oven you can get that works with camping stoves. (Linked at the bottom) Sous vide, because it's vacuum sealed, has little to no smell, so the only part I would have to do at home shouldn't smell, and no electricity required for the rest!

Camping Stove Oven
Sous Vide Device

u/idlephase · 2 pointsr/sousvide
u/slyphox · 2 pointsr/smoking

I'm using the Anova Precision Cooker. I'd also recommend looking at the Joule by Chef Steps

u/captainblackout · 2 pointsr/Cooking

Immersion circulators have become increasingly affordable in recent years, and can hold highly stable temperatures by means of a controlled water bath. I use a pair of Anova models, and have been quite satisfied thus far. They have occasional sales that drop the price for that particular model down to around $100. There are a number of similar products presently on the market.

Look into "Sous Vide" cooking.

u/IAmBellerophon · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I tried using an electric bucket heater to assist boiling 6 gallons on my electric stovetop, but wasn't able to get quite enough juice to get a heavy rolling boil. YMMV depending on your stovetop power and boil volume and other such parameters, obviously. But I'd imagine with a temp controller hooked up it'd work well for mash temps, probably even on it's own without the stove power.

That said, what I did after the bucket heater failed to hit a rolling boil was buy one of these purpose-built Hot Rods. I got the 1500w stainless element + cable and plug from them, and paid the labor charge they offer to put it all together for me. Works great, boiling 6+ gallons in combo with my stovetop in under an hour.

For the mashing end, what I recently did for my mash that worked really well was to use a Sous Vide cooker (like this one) in place of my Hot Rod. A Sous Vide cooker is basically a heating element + temp control + water circulator all in one. It's meant to be used for precision temperature cooking of food immersed in water in vacuum-sealed bags...so it seemed like a perfect fit for a mash. And it really was! I do BIAB, so the grain stayed separated from the Sous Vide device to not clog the circulator. In my open-topped kettle I was able to maintain a mash temp of 151.5 degrees +/- 1 degree for the full 60 minute mash. And the bonus is I can still use it for it's intended food cooking purpose!

u/mf_dk43 · 2 pointsr/AskRedditFood

Don’t ever fucking use a blunt knife, always try to keep it sharpened.

Here’s a link to a very easy to use sharpener that I always use this cheap but very good knife sharpener

u/spit-evil-olive-tips · 2 pointsr/SeattleWA

Buy a vacuum sealer. Here's the model I have.

You can buy the big bulk "we got 14 kids" packages, then vacuum seal and freeze them in meal-size portions. Throw a bit of marinade in the bag with the pork chops or whatever, then your meal prep can be taking a bag from the freezer and letting it thaw in the fridge overnight.

If you want to get real fancy, get a sous vide machine and the vacuum sealed bags can go from your freezer straight to the water bath.

u/nyomnyom · 2 pointsr/sousvide

wow it looked so cheap.... but then i check on amazon canada T.T

the container is $33
lid is a nutty 50$
and the anova is 160+35 shipping
so it's a total of $278 :(

u/somerandomguy1 · 2 pointsr/sousvide

I get that you had a bad experience with a Gourmia, I've seen you post about it on here a couple times, but as this post attests, units from any manufacturer can go bad. If you compare:

Anova: $125, 800W, 4.2 stars, 84% 3-5 star rating

Gourmia: $70, 1200W, 3.9 stars, 75% 3-5 star rating

Those numbers hardly indicate that either product is junk, nor do your experience or OP's, necessarily. Just wanted to point this out since aggrieved consumers tend to be loud while the contented majority stay quiet.

CC: /r/hailcorporate /r/shills

u/Valeen · 2 pointsr/ProgrammerHumor

Obviously not all of them do, but check out the reviews for this one on Amazon

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker | Bluetooth | 800W | Anova App Included https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UKPBXM4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_VOmnDb4KZ662E

Even if they did walk it back, several people at that company thought it was a great idea to integrate FB. No thanks.

u/bouchard · 2 pointsr/shittykickstarters
u/IxNaruto · 2 pointsr/sousvide

hmmm i'm a low tier beast at Sous Vide I started out with Anova but making the switch to Joule.

Joule is gonna be all app based to start and stop with it no buttons on the device itself. So that may be annoying to some.

Anova is a great company as is Joule


Joule has a crazy deal for Prime day I would say go with them as they are top tier and that's such a sick price.

You can't go wrong with Anova though and even with no deal its a bit cheaper at the moment than the Joule and has buttons on it for stop and start which some may prefer.



End of the day you are just heating up water in a container also make sure you grab a container and a lid

Let me know if you need links to that as well.

Let me know if you need anything else. Like I said though you can't go wrong with Anova or Joule two top tier companies.

u/Dwalker0212 · 2 pointsr/Hunting

I have a Anova immersion cooker. It is my go to way to cook venison, beef, pork, and veggies


u/HearForBear · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday
u/JEEPERS183 · 2 pointsr/KratomKorner

I'll be bumping my dose up to 30 mg this weekend and 900mg on the Choline since they recommend a 1/3 ratio.

I picked This one up on amazon for $25 with Prime and its been pretty solidly accurate, unless I breath on it that is.

u/LuckXIII · 2 pointsr/AskCulinary
  • Ah this is actually a big topic.
  • For a hone, you have three options. A basic grooved steel, a ceramic rod, or a diamond coated steel. The grooved (most common) and the diamond will hone your edge but will also sharpen for better and for worst your edge at the same time due to the courseness of the grooving / diamond coating. The ceramic will do the same, however because it's smooth, it's usually designed to give you a very fine grit at most in it's "sharpening" process ie removes as little metal as possible, maybe at most polish the edge a bit which favors most nicer knife owners. For a western style knife such as yours, and especially stamped blade with a low hardness, your edge usually will roll and fairly often and thus a hone is actually best for you to own and use on a somewhat daily basis. I recommend any non diamond, grooved steel although I find that diamond steels grind far too much metal at inaccurate angles (due to the very wild free hand motion of steeling) but does help give you a quick toothy edge. My personal one of use is ceramic.
  • As for sharpening, while I don't like pull through or machine sharpeners at all and personally use stones, I don't exactly recommend them for you. The reason is I just don't see the time spend hand sharpening on stones worth the blade/blade material. That is, your knife isn't designed to hold an extremely keen edge, nor is it designed to hold an edge for an insane amount of time, thus for me, when I use a nox or a stamped blade a pull through or a machine sharpener is fine by me. As recommended the accusharp , or any of the decent chefchoice sharpeners will work very well for you. However if you want to progress and learn, then I recommend a low to medium grit combo stone. Say 600 and 1000/2000 so that if you feel like it, you can reset the bevel and then give your knife a decent working edge.
  • Now say if you upgrade to nicer blades, then by all means stones is the way to go if not an Edge Pro system. Reason for it is that your paying for very nice metal on your blade and thus the very aggressive grinding actions of machine and pull thru sharpeners hurts your investment far more than helps it. Further more, you control the angle and the fineness of your blade. Have Super Blue core steel? Hap40? Bring that sucker down to 9-10 degrees a side with a 20k mirror polished edge. I like to see a machine do that. Plus, usually, with these 'nicer blades' your often running into Japanese knives. J knives are usually made with pretty hard metals, hrc 60+ which does not work with many steels on the market since J knives aren't designed for that to begin with. J knives are designed to have keen, hard , steep edges that are meant to be held for a long time and most likely to chip than roll so whenever it's time to touch up, it's by stones only.
  • Anyways thats likely more than you ever wanted to know, so to answer your OP, for a steel I recommend the Tojiro Sharpening steel, if you prefer the ideal of a diamond steel giving you a toothy edge while your hone then a DMT fine will suit you. If you want your hone to just hone and not sharpen, then the Idahone fine is pretty much everyone's favorite.
  • For sharpeners the AccuSharp is my favorite pull thru sharpener, the Spydero sharpmaker wasn't too bad and any of the common electric sharpeners will give you a working edge pesto pesto "pro" or get a basic combo stone
u/Ziribbit · 2 pointsr/AskDrugNerds

Smart Weigh GEM20 High Precision Digital Milligram Scale 20 x 0.001g Reloading, Jewelry and Gems Scale https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ESHDGOI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_VJt0DbC3FRR9N

u/AdiposeFin · 2 pointsr/canadaguns

I ordered this digital scale from amazon.ca

$30, free shipping, measures in grains. Once it gets here I'll get the boys in the lab to test how accurate it really is. I suspect it will be more than accurate enough for my powder measure purposes.

u/Draskuul · 2 pointsr/reloading

I like Lee, but I can tell you that I wouldn't buy a kit with one. You will replace most of the kit almost immediately. I ditched the scale for a digital one (GEM20 large platform version. I replaced the powder measure with an RCBS. I got a Lyman case prep hand tool. Eventually I also got a Frankford case prep machine as well. You'll also want a powder trickler.

Stuff like the RCBS and Hornady kits do include some of these better components in the kit, though still seem to use mechanical scales (personally I greatly prefer digital).

u/Ferduckin · 2 pointsr/Kratom411

I would suggest gwtting a small jewelry scale that can weigh grams. I like this one,but there are cheaper ones too. Depending on how much Suboxone she was taking, I would start with 2 or 3 grams per dose and then increasing by 1 gram every hour that she feels crappy until she gets some relief. Reds are perfect for detoxing.

Also water is key! Kratom is very dehydrating. She also might want to try something like Agmantine which is supposed to help with tolerance,

Best of luck.

Edit: Added link.

u/soggybottomman · 2 pointsr/reloading


It's 20 bucks, and holds one hell of a zero. From what I've seen, there's a wide gulf between that, and the 'recommended' scales, maybe 80-100$ difference. Can't justify that myself. Also, since most of my stuff is run through a progressive, I only use a scale for spot checking charges. Just do yourself a favor if you get this...get a real pan. The one that comes with it is junk. I use an old RCBS gold pan, works great, but no one seems to have it in stock anymore. Shame.

u/kc1328 · 2 pointsr/CanadianMOMs

I have two:
Smart Weigh GEM20 High Precision Digital Milligram Scale 20 x 0.001g Reloading, Jewelry and Gems Scale https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00ESHDGOI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_z3uLDb99K398Z

If your weighing weed to smoke, under 2g this is great.

If your weighing out bags 7,14, 28g you need a bigger scale.
Weigh Gram Digital Pocket Scale, 600g x 0.1g,Grams Scale, Jewelry Scale, Food Scale, Kitchen Scale, TOP-600 (Black) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06ZY1BSYL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Q6uLDbMHQ3CD3

But this is accurate only to .10 of a gram and under 1g it seems even less accurate.

u/AzulKat · 2 pointsr/kratom

I don't think most kitchen scales are meant to be accurate at low weights. They are often just accurate to within 1g. The scale I have is accurate to .001g, and it seems to work well. I got the more accurate scale because I use it for other supplements where I need weights under 100mg (.1g) If you are just going to use it for kratom, ,01 or even .1 should be fine. With the potential variation in alkaloids, being off by 50mg isn't going to make much of a difference. There are some kitchen scales in that range, but a jewellery/gem scale will also work, if you are just using it for kratom.

If you search Amazon for scale .001g (or .01), you will find many options. This is the one I have.
Smart Weigh GEM20 High Precision Digital Milligram Scale 20 x 0.001g Reloading, Jewelry and Gems Scale https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ESHDGOI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_X-BWBbK8MB2PQ

u/cannellbd · 2 pointsr/KitchenConfidential

I've been using a 7" Victorinox Santoku for the last two years with no complaints. It's very light and thin, and I like it more than my chef's knife because I'm far less likely to stab my fingers. I haven't touched any of my other knifes (apart from a boning knife used to clean steaks) since Easter.

At the same time, I also ordered an AccuSharp Knife Sharpener to go into my kit and my Santoku is just as sharp now as it was brand new even after two years of almost constant use.

u/PowerZgueg · 2 pointsr/DMT

this https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Weigh-GEM20-Precision-Milligram/dp/B00ESHDGOI is what I use, it's perfect, you won't find better for a better price, trust me

u/consciousmimd · 2 pointsr/shrooms

Smart Weigh GEM20 High Precision Digital Milligram Scale 20 x 0.001g Reloading, Jewelry and Gems Scale https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ESHDGOI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ww06CbGHZH9MH

u/Pensai · 2 pointsr/ottawa

I believe this is what you're looking for.

u/threeinchesoffury · 2 pointsr/MDMA
u/heyitslongdude · 2 pointsr/AskCulinary

For an everyday home kitchen use, spending an extra $100 or $200 won't do much for you. Some brands are really nice and they can keep their edge so you don't need to sharpen it as often, but you can still do the same with a decent one. Just don't go to Walmart and think you found a good knife. You can find a decent Wustoff knife online or even better, at your local restaurant supply store.
As for whetstones, they work but for me personally it does take quite a bit of time and you can get the same affect from using something like this http://www.amazon.com/AccuSharp-1-001-Knife-Sharpener/dp/B00004VWKQ.

u/engmia · 2 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

0.01 scale for 16 pounds

0.001 scale for 20 pounds

They are accurate (checked with coins, and you can get calibration weights). I just don't see how eyeballing the level on the syringe would be more accurate than a 0.01g scale.

I guess speed is relative and up to personal preference. For me personally, using a scale is much faster and less materials to waste.

u/JM91Six · 2 pointsr/benzorecovery

Smart Weigh GEM20 High Precision Digital Milligram Scale 20 x 0.001g Reloading, Jewelry and Gems Scale https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ESHDGOI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_wZOiDbAYPB7FZ

A scale to begin if you want.

Yes because it’s more consistent and weight isn’t brought into the equation. You can make smaller cuts.

“The mixture is 1:2:8. You mix 1 mg benzo to 2 ml vodka. Benzo dissolves. You may need to stir with Benzo to speed it along. Add 8 ml water. Master mix is done.”

This was a quote to me when I was figuring out how to dose mine . So for 2.5mg I would believe 2.5mg benzo 5ml alcohol and 20ml of water ... but for the liquid taper I would result to someone else since I’m just about to start.

u/blue_solid · 2 pointsr/microdosing

trying to dilute psylocybin powder doesnt really work well.
The problem is your scale.
You need this one which I personally use, works like a charm.

Smart Weigh High Precision... https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00ESHDGOI?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

u/Sometimes_Lies · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

I ended up getting this scale, though I forget if I found it recommended here or if it was a semi-random purchase. My first order was from NootropicsDepot, and that's the scale they sell -- although I bought it from Amazon, since it's a bit cheaper there.

It seems to work pretty well, or at least I don't have any complaints. Just, like I said, be sure to wash the tray before using it -- it could very well have been coincidence, but I got quite sick the first day I used the scale. Washing/drying a tiny scrap of metal is easy enough that there's no point in taking chances, though.

u/HawKarma · 2 pointsr/budgetfood

I have this exact knife and I'm very, very happy with it. I also got the AccuSharp sharpener, which I use about once a month to keep the knife at its best.

u/Jhoppa · 2 pointsr/askdrugs

Really? I honestly always figured it was going to be some really odd denomination, like £3 or eighty pence. Those British and their archaic imperial measurements: furlongs and stone and gills and troy ounces...

Anyway: fifteen quid

u/kebab_effect · 2 pointsr/DNMUK

A decent set of scales cost £20, if you can afford potent RCs, then you can afford scales! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Smart-Weigh-Precision-Milligram-Calibration/dp/B00ESHDGOI

We couldn't possibly tell you how much was in your line. Different powders have different densities, meaming that 100mg of ketamine would look different to 100mg of cola.

Perhaps in the future it would be best asking if you're going to die, before you've sniffed the drugs? Like, seriously, what good would it have done if someone told you that you had taken too much?

u/Kwada · 2 pointsr/2cb

US: https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Weigh-GEM20-Precision-Milligram/dp/B00ESHDGOI/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_ssp

EU: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Philonext-Digital-Milligram-Scale-0-001g/dp/B072K4FCRY/ref=mp_s_a_1_5

Or anything similar. Scales cheap as 15$ are good too since it's just Rebranding from China. Don't mesure anything less than 7/10mg and you should have accurate results.

u/ablasdell · 2 pointsr/steroidsxx

I used this scale and measure out my doses this way. Dumped out all the powder and kept it in a Tupperware container. When it came time to take my dose I put it in a cup and dissolved it in a tiny bit of low sugar Gatorade to mask the taste. It was so much easier than trying to only pouring out so much from the capsules.

Smart Weigh GEM20 High Precision Digital Milligram Scale 20 x 0.001g Reloading, Jewelry and Gems Scale https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ESHDGOI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_fBQzDbNW7W19N

u/ellendar · 2 pointsr/SWORDS

Yeah I totally feel you on that. An option if you don't want to send it out and don't have access to a belt grinder is to buy an "accusharp" http://www.amazon.com/AccuSharp-1-001-Knife-Sharpener/dp/B00004VWKQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1452262053&sr=8-1&keywords=accusharp+tool+sharpener It obviously isn't ideal, but it does a pretty good job and is mostly idiot proof.

u/pursehook · 2 pointsr/boulder

Fortune Prod 001 AccuSharp Knife and Tool Sharpener $7.50

I have this one. It seems to work fine -- it is crazy cheap -- but I don't have major sharpening needs.

A friend who used to work in a kitchen was once over cooking and sharpened a bunch of my knives with ceramic -- the bottom of a tea cup. Just a tip, if anyone wants to show off sometime. :)

u/physixer · 2 pointsr/Cooking

This one. Doesn't have a slow cooker button, or even plus/minus for manual timing.

u/_LilBill · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I recently got the digital stainless steel 8-cup Aroma Rice Cooker & Steamer from Walmart

Which is also available on Amazon: https://amzn.com/B007WQ9YNO
The white version is also slightly cheaper ($1): https://amzn.com/B007WQ9YNE

I find it perfect for personal uses and great for steaming other vegetables.

u/ofeedr · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

https://www.amzn.com/B007WQ9YNO/ I have this one, works great!

u/professor_doom · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy
u/jhchawk · 2 pointsr/Cooking

If you're going to just buy a cheap knife and sharpen it, this $8 handheld sharpener will get it razor sharp every time. It just takes off a ton of material with every sharpening.

I would never use it on my nice knives, but it's effective. I use it to sharpen fish filleting knives.

u/the_sweet_life_ · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I bought a rice cooker 2 years ago and it's still going strong for even less than this deal. It's from amazon so no shipping charges either:


u/princessJJ · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

There are rice cookers that you can steam fish, chicken and vegetables while cooking the rice, or make a little soup/stew it's an entire meal quick, easy and cheap. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B007WQ9YNO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Rice is really cheap, if there is an Aldi near you that would be gold otherwise walmart is a good cheap option. Get salt and pepper in the grinders, it is stronger so you don't need to use as much.
Defiantly toilet paper, paper towels, rice, black beans, flour, beef and chicken broth cubes (there are a million little soups you can make with these, they don't require refrigeration), hard candies, carrots and broccoli (these don't need refrigeration and can be steamed or eaten raw), drink flavor squirts or the packets to put in water bottles (you're not always going to want plain water), hot tea bags and/or coffee, peanut butter and jelly, dried fruit, cereal bars, oatmeal, olive oil or cooking pan spray, quinoa and/or couscous (again if you are near Aldi, these are very cheap and easy to make).

u/DocAtDuq · 2 pointsr/Cooking

I had originally bought a cheapo black and decker one where you put the rice in, and water and pushed down a button. When the pot hit a certain weight the button popped up and that's was the end of it. It had a shitty coating and burnt rice on warm all the time.

I picked up this one at my local ollies for $15 it works so much better. No burnt rice and the coating has yet to peel in my 4 years of ownership.

u/babyraspberry · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My favorite kitchen appliance is my cute little rice cooker/food steamer! It makes the perfect amount of rice for 2 and only takes 10 minutes to do so. I also use it to steam delicious shrimp dumplings.

u/TheRealSuperman · 2 pointsr/howto

What's your opinion on this? I got one based on the good reviews but I'm not that impressed. Seems to make the knives go dull very quickly. Will this system keep them sharper longer?

u/Spanktervision · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Get a large rice cooker that has a removable plate to steam chicken and veggies.

u/verylate · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think I got this right...

$0-5: Sharpie Pens these are currently waaaaaaay marked down, hopefully they stay that way for the duration of the contest EDIT: booooo the price went back off, I've got nada for this category.

$5-10: A wind-up Tardis

$10-20: The Avengers Pre-order everyone wants that

$20-50: Rice Cooker!

u/Agricola86 · 2 pointsr/vegan

Rice cooker my friend! They're great and super easy. Just load it up with stuff like rice, lentils, beans and add some spices and you've got some really easy on the go food that can be made in your dorm. In a real hurry there's always nuts and fruit.

Like you say, dairy and eggs are just a habit you have and habits can be changed and replaced with new ones. If you're motivated to go vegan (which is awesome!) I recommend just trying to make some changes and see what works. Try a tofu scramble in the mornings super fast and super easy. And just keep trying different veggies and different fruits prepared different ways. You'll find there are so many great foods out there that given some time and experimentation going vegan can be a breeze!

u/GrahamJCracker · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I mean, you have literally the cheapest, most basic rice cooker made. I have this Aroma one for $35 that cooks perfect rice every time, brown or white. The keep warm function does dry out the rice, but only after an hour or so. And it's never burned it. Plus you can steam things in it.

u/Openworldgamer47 · 2 pointsr/vegan

> Sabra

Actually that is the only hummus I've tried. After I ate it I almost gagged, so I'll try another brand.

> rice cooker

Yes I've been hearing this suggestion frequently around here. Does this one look ok? I'll order it now if it does. It looks pretty awesome. Assuming your right about just throwing stuff in there and putting some water in that is. So veggies will be cooked in there too without external help?

u/Starrail · 2 pointsr/Celiac

Sorry to hear. That sucks so hard.

If you're going to have to make meals in you room dorm style (again sorry), a rice cooker like this one can really help. Also mass cooking while their away after cleaning the main kitchen and freezing individual "microwave dinners" is a lifesaver.

u/Re_Re_Think · 2 pointsr/vegan

Here's what you do for each of these problems:

> Rice constantly sticks

Get one with a non-stick pot. Don't ever scrape it with something metal, always use a wooden or plastic spoon to remove the rice. Add enough water so it doesn't burn on the bottom. Usually this will be enough, but some high end cookers allow you to control the exact temperature they cook at, in which case, you'd use a lower temperature and cook for longer.

> it leaks

Hinge-top cookers tend to leak less than lid-top ones all else the same, but the big problem here is using too much water when cooking. Ideally, you want to use as little water as possible, just enough to cook the rice through. Maybe even a little less, leaving a tiny "bite" in the middle, like al dente pasta. So experiment by using: the same amount of rice, the same brand and type of rice, and the same cooker- but reduce the amount of water you use until you reach that "just cooked through point". This should 1) Use a bit less water 2) Cook a bit faster 3) Leak a little to a lot less 4) Make rice with a little more interesting texture

> it's difficult to clean

Knowing which are easy to clean or not really requires looking at the inside of the cooker and seeing where water and steam are allowed to go. Hinge top can control what happens more, but you also look for large overflow inserts. (You also clean out the overflow insert thingys every time you cook). In the cooker I linked, it's hard to see, but it's a clear, plastic, thin "cup" on the right side of the first and second last pictures. They pop out of the side of the cooker for easy cleaning, and their purpose is to catch overflowing water/steam.

> only makes 2 cups of rice (uncooked)

Buy a larger cooker.


I recommend Aroma cookers for this price range. I've had a lot of success with them over the years.

8-cup capacity is probably what you want, but if you need to cook really large quantities of rice every day and counter space isn't an issue, they also have a 20-cup capacity one for not much more money.

They have: the capacities you're looking for, non-stick pots that work, overflow insert cups for if you do add too much water, and two different settings for white and brown rice, which is nice.

Anything under 100$ doesn't really do anything better than this. If you really want a cheaper option than the Aroma, go with the cheapest glass lid one you can find, and really work on getting the water added right (minimized), would be my only advice.

And if instead you wanted a more expensive one, you could spring for a Zojirushi, which have a really good reputation for consistent cooking, and have some neat features and stuff (I don't know I haven't used many of them), but are usually quite a bit above 100$.

u/changtronic · 2 pointsr/AskCulinary

The ones that the other people linked are good, but not exactly cheap. When I moved out of my parents' house, I bought this one and it does a good job. 1/3 the price of the ones previously linked. It's not a huge cooker. It's only me and my fiancee, but it can comfortably make enough for 6 servings for us in one go. I would get a bigger one if you are feeding a family. I am also Asian, if that helps.

u/ManiacalV · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing

A honing steel doesn't sharpen, but is more for putting an edge back on an already sharp knife - but if you're truly dull it's not going to do much. I say a video once where he made a foil version of a closeup of the blade's edge. As you use it, the thin foil on the edge gets pushed down. Rubbing it down the steel unfolds those super thin and sharp edge bits. Honing shouldn't remove metal while sharpening will.

I don't have really expensive knives, so I have a little ceramic sharpener I use for when I get dull and then my honing steel to keep them happy the rest of the time.

I know a lot of people with $500 Chef's knives will wince at this, but it works great for me when I need to sharpen.


u/kendallvarent · 2 pointsr/Cooking

Which is weird, because as far as I can tell it is a US company (San Diego). Otherwise their devices on sale in Japan would have been localised to compete with the models here. Also, the same model is [12,000 JPY on Amazon Japan] (http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%80%90%E4%B8%A6%E8%A1%8C%E8%BC%B8%E5%85%A5%E3%80%91Aroma-Digital-Rice-Cooker-Steamer%E3%80%80%E3%83%87%E3%82%B8%E3%82%BF%E3%83%AB%E7%82%8A%E9%A3%AF%E5%99%A8%E3%80%80%E9%A3%9F%E5%93%81%E3%82%B9%E3%83%81%E3%83%BC%E3%83%9E%E3%83%BC/dp/B007WQ9YNO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1457593812&sr=8-1&keywords=aroma+%E7%82%8A%E9%A3%AF%E5%99%A8).

I mean I live in Japan so I can get one from a second hand shop for under $20, but it's still a ridiculous difference. 166gbp is less than you can get their gigantic 60-cup cooker for in the US. Rage.

u/MaveDustaine · 2 pointsr/loseit

I've only been steaming it so far. I use this rice cooker for literally everything: http://smile.amazon.com/Aroma-UNCOOKED-Stainless-Exterior-ARC-914SBD/dp/B007WQ9YNO?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00

Cooks chicken thoroughly in about 30~35 minutes, and salmon in 45 minutes. I love it!

u/KingKoil · 2 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

If “lots and lots of pillows” and “build a pillow fort” haven’t worked for you, there are specially shaped body pillows for pregnant women. Expensive, but some swear by them. Here’s an example:


u/-life_starts_now- · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I actually tried this with my crockpot with just water on high for 4 hours, and I tested the temperature and it was only 165. So I would
be extremely careful with this. This was a $25 crock pot branded crockpot as well.

If you want a good slow cooker that has absolutely no issue boiling water, I'd recommend the Aroma 5 in 1 from Amazon. Just set your beans on steam for 30 minutes, and then slow cook. It will boil water for 30 minutes that way. Works great, but it does take 6 hours or so to cook beans.

u/gravrain · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

I got my wife one of these pregnancy pillows when she was at 6 months and it completely changed things for her. She could actually get comfortable in bed and sleep well. She resisted buying one initially because she didn't think it would make that big of a difference. But it totally did.

I also took up grilling everything outside on our porch for the last two months of her pregnancy.

u/tippytoez · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps
u/CarpetFibers · 2 pointsr/JapaneseFood

Cheap rice cookers don't have to be terrible. I use this one and it cooks the rice perfectly every time. My 8-year-old Zojirushi recently gave out, and I had a stash of Amazon points so I figured why not. It definitely keeps up with the Zojirushi. Granted, I haven't had it for 8 years so it may not last as long, but for $30 I really have no complaints.

u/alehar · 2 pointsr/Cooking

Easiest way by far. Just throw in the right ratio after rinsing the rice, sub in stock instead of water if you want a specific flavor, and let it go. It'll even sit on warm while you make the rest of the meal.

I use this one. No issues yet!

u/PM_M3_YOUR_BITTIES · 2 pointsr/RandomKindness

I'm about to move out of my parents house and someone suggested me to buy a rice cooker. I'm broke right now so this would make an awesome gift.

Thanks for your generosity OP, you rock!

u/nutmegtell · 2 pointsr/popping

Gosh, I'm so sorry. If it really is a pilonidal cyst, you need to have the whole area removed. They should have taken the whole thing out the first time. If it is a PC, the recovery may be uncomfortable for a few months, but if you don't take care of it now it will get more painful, and can become infected causing more painful and expensive surgeries.

Here's my free advice (lengthy but worth every penny lol)

-Make sure your surgeon understands what they are talking about, and are current with what these cysts are and treatment. Don't be afraid to get a second opinion. Ask about the length of hospital stay and post op wound care. If they want to suture it closed, get out of there. That's a good way to have a reoccurrence and infection. Which I'm guessing you don't want.

-The wound is basically like taking an ice cream scoop out of your back. It may go to the bone. It will need to be left open and will heal from the inside out. Your body will create 'granular tissue' that fills it in. In a couple of months, skin will grow to cover it. You will NOT have a lasting scar at all!

-They may offer you either 'packing' or a wound Vac. Go for the Wound Vac. It gently pulls your tissue up, and in recent studies it's been shown that the wound will heal the granular tissue faster and with less pain and trauma to that area. They will have them at the hospital, and will give you a portable one for at home. My daughter carried it in a backpack so it wasn't really noticeable. But it does make a farting sound every so often. Not awesome for a 14 y/o shy freshman :/ )

-My husband had his wound packed with gauze (back in 1983). He had to have his mom change it twice a day for 6 weeks. If this is your only option make sure you get strong pain meds. I suggest for the first month or two go to the wound care clinic and have them do it.

While at the hospital:

-Get as much information as you can. Bring someone who can be your advocate. Obviously, in our case, as her mom that was me. It has to be someone who has a cool head and can listen to the care team to process what they are saying to help you. If you don't have a person to help, keep some note cards or a journal next to you and write down all of your questions as they come to you. Make sure they are answered in a way you understand. Don't be afraid to ask more than once or twice. My thoughts on hospital staff- If you're nice, ask the nurses about their families and don't yell at them you'll get much better care. Be assertive but not aggressive.

-Take any and all pain meds you need. It might start with (most likely) morphine, but they have everything available. Don't be afraid to ask. If you have a history of abuse, they can help monitor so you don't get on fragile ground. They gave my daughter an rx for morphine patches, Vicodin and Xanax for wound changes. Because they caused her severe pain but also anxiety. She never needed the patches and she stopped needing the others after two months. She takes a Tylenol or Motrin every few weeks now. Her granular tissue is healed, her skin is getting thicker, but it's still a bit tender.

Post surgery:
You won't be able to sit on your bottom or lie on your back for a few weeks. Get this body pillow - called the Snoogle was recommended by her Physical Therapist while in the hospital. You could get one now, it might help release the pain in your lower back before surgery. It was VERY helpful and worth the trip to the baby store on the way home. These inflatable waffle pads are also great for when you can lay on your back without putting pressure on the coccyx -- and far better than the inflatable doughnuts they give to some people.

You won't be able to get it wet, so get some dry spray shampoo, and you can use these disposable wash cloths to bathe yourself as needed. Showering wasn't too hard, the wound Vac is sealed and I just set it outside the shower while she was in it. Once she was done with the wound Vac and able to shower again the wound care team recommended this tea tree body wash from Trader Joe's .

I have a list of post op necessities, I can post if want (even more) information lol. I figure knowledge is power, so if you go in knowing what you want, what to ask about, and knowing what's coming up, you'll feel more in charge and have control/agency over your own care.

Best of luck, let me know how it goes! Maybe it's not this at all :) 🤞

u/GraphCat · 2 pointsr/vegan

I got this one a few months ago and I love it!

u/Froggie_JJ · 2 pointsr/Coffee
u/MissBee123 · 2 pointsr/ECEProfessionals

I had a student teacher who bought me this thermos. On my life it is the single best teaching gift I've ever received. This thermos is otherworldly. It keeps all beverages piping hot for the full day and I now never have to drink room temperature coffee or tea. I once filled it and put it in the fridge overnight so I could take iced coffee to work the next day. The next morning I took a swig...and burnt my tongue. If you put chilled beverages in with ice...the ice is still in the thermos at the end of the day. It also comes with a locking cap so I never spill. It's. Just. Amazing. I didn't know a good thermos could change my life but it absolutely has!

u/RruinerR · 2 pointsr/camping

Modern MRE bags will have a bag that you add water to and a chemical pouch it has and it heats the food pouch. You dont want to drink that water but you could possibly have a water pouch that gets heated instead of the food pouch.

A bit convoluted to get hot water but...its possible.

As for a thermos
I have had good luck with these. My dad uses them more then I do and he swears by them. Makes coffee at 4am and it's still HOT at 3pm that day.

u/Immoscas · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0000635WI/ref=mp_s_a_1_2_a_it?qid=1463603649&sr=8-2&keywords=amazon+body+pillow&pi=SX200_QL40 my sister just had her baby and this is all she asked me for for Christmas haha she will appreciate it

u/bebop0812 · 2 pointsr/tea

So there was already a comment about a Zojirushi water boiler and warmer. But I'm here to advocate for the Zojirushi thermos! When at work I go down to the cafeteria and fill it with hot water (and no, I have not needed to preheat it). Keeps my water hot for 4 hours. And it is super easy to clean too.


u/creon · 2 pointsr/daddit

Omg my wife would kick me out of bed if I didn't tend to grumpy newborn.. then again I am also notorious for being sent at 3 - 4 am to get something to eat for her midnight crazy cravings.. And each pregnancy I make sure she has a snoogle. Every preggo needs a nice body pillow

u/Legallybrunette09 · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I am just about where you are, and have been having the same issues. For me, not being able to sleep on my back aggravates the back pain, so I got this from amazon, it has helped SO MUCH, plus using a supportive pillow while sitting: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000635WI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01#

u/beardedroman · 2 pointsr/yerbamate

I have been drinking yerba mate for decades, and had many different kinds. The one that I have found not only keeps water at the same temperature consistently; but, is the best made and easiest to use is this: https://www.amazon.com/Zojirushi-SM-KHE48AG-Stainless-Steel-16-Ounce/dp/B005PO9T44/ref=sr_1_12?keywords=thermos&qid=1574196053&sr=8-12

u/bkrock81 · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Hey due date buddy! So excited about the halfway mark too! I switched from the pillow fort to a snoogle (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0000635WI)and i would highly recommend it if you are tired of dealing with all those pillows!

u/toastytreat · 2 pointsr/tea

I brew my tea at home in my pot, then pour it into my travel mug before I leave for work in the morning. This is the travel mug I use. Keeps my tea hot even if I can't get to it right away. It's so hot straight from the mug that I usually pour it into my work teacup and drink it that way.

u/10maxpower01 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I use a french press and sediment is totally fine by me. What I didn't like is that it basically took away all the convenience of using the Keurig. I used it a couple times and switched to just brewing it at home and bringing it to work in a thermos. Well... Technically it's a Zojirushi.

If you're okay spending ~10 minutes getting it in the machine and whatnot then cleaning it out then it's a pretty good investment. It does make good coffee. It's just a bit more work than I expected.

u/HelloMrThompson · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I own one, and three months in, I've got no complaints whatsoever. It was definitely a step up from my Skerton. It offers a much more consistent grind. I'd say go for it, but I'd also look into the Capresso Infinity 560 for that price range.

u/orange_teapots · 2 pointsr/Coffee

This is the one I have

u/cassinonorth · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

Regards with Q2: normal breakfast of eggs and toast every morning and I always go with my Zojirushi Mug which keeps my coffee too hot. If I don't get to it by 2 or 3 pm it's still too hot to drink so I have to let it cool down.

u/47u2caryj · 2 pointsr/AeroPress

Yes I did and my travel mug is still too small. The mug I have is this one, which I really enjoy, except for this situation.

u/TIFUbyResponding · 2 pointsr/personalfinance

Trader Joe's costa rican is amazing as well, but about double the price I believe.

My suggestion:


Along with


Or a french press. You'll have awesome coffee to take with you in a thermos every day.

u/PRbox · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Mind providing a link of which one you like?

edit: Is it this one?

Zojirushi SM-KHE48AG Stainless Steel Mug, 16-Ounce, $23.99, 4.5 stars based on 3k+ reviews

u/ineverpayretail · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I initially used this, but it was TOO HOT to drink . go figure.

I use this daily now.

Thinking about switching, as I get a weird taste imparted when using the press and sip top, I normally just screw off the cap and drink it from there.

EDIT: You're in luck, both are on sale right now. The Zojirushi isn't but a competitor "Tiger", they are both asian brands with reputable thermal insulation, is on sale.

The amazon link should show a lower price of 11.77. Pretty good price, normally around 15-20

u/DoodlesAndSuch · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm very glad I took my chances on this one. It was one of the cheapest ones with good ratings, but it's been beautiful! If you're interested

u/Dacvak · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Hey man, let me hit you with my personal coffee journey. It worked super well for me, and it starts pretty entry-level. I highly recommend.

So, first and foremost, you need to start with pourover. Here's a pretty cheap starter set. Then you'll also need a kitchen scale, here's one of the smallest, most accurate ones I've found.

I'd also recommend getting an automatic burr grinder, which isn't exactly entry level, so it could be a secondary purchase if you find that you really want to get ball-deep into coffee. I started off with the Infinity Grinder, which worked well for me until I got an espresso machine (more on that later). But for pourover and most other methods (aeropress, coffee maker, even shit like siphon coffee, it's perfectly fine). Having an electric grinder is just going to make your life easier overall. But if you don't want to jump right into that, you could use the grinder included in the set I listed (I've never used it - it's probably not great, but I'm sure it'll work).

And that's all you need to make one god damn good cup of coffee. I've spent thousands of dollars on coffee equipment over the years, but for me, the best way to brew a simple cup of coffee is using a pourover method. And it's incredibly fun!

Now, once you've got a few months of pourover under your belt, it may be time to move onto other methods of brewing. Grab yourself an Aeropress. Aeropress effectively is the midpoint between normal coffee and espresso. It absolutely does not make real espresso, regardless of what anyone tells you, but that doesn't mean what it makes isn't super delicious. Plus it lets you start experimenting with the closest thing you'll be able to get to cappuccinos, and other fun things like flavored lattes when you have company over and want to impress them with some tasty java.

The Aeropress is fantastic, and it's ridiculously easy to clean. It's a nice way to be able to travel with a decent coffee maker, too.

Then, once you've got a couple years of delicious coffee down, it's time to get into the big leagues. Espresso.

Holy fuck dude. Espresso is complicated, and you really have to throw away everything you thought you knew about coffee. I know how pretentious that sounds, but it's super true. What I went with was a Crossland CC1, which was mainly because I got it for cheap on Craigslist for $400. But, warning, the Infinity Grinder will not grind accurate enough for espresso. For that you'll need something like a Baratza Hario or Sette 270 (I went with the Sette 270).

Anyway, that's waaaaaaaaay in your future. I'd highly recommend just starting off with pourover and some great beans (check locally, or order from Intelligentsia).

Enjoy your journey, bro. It's a great world out there.

u/Kinaestheticsz · 2 pointsr/AnimeFigures

Get a room air purified and just run it on low all the time. It will cut down the dust SIGNIFICANTLY in such a small, enclosed space as your figures are in. Something like this would do the trick, and for not that much money overall. It would allow you to be, as you state that you want to, really really lazy :P!

u/gratarian · 2 pointsr/AeroPress

I use a Capresso Infinity and typically use the left most "Fine" grind setting as I find the Extra Find to be too hard to press. But it is definitely something to play with as you may find a coarser grind gives you the flavor and taste you prefer.