These Game-Changing Kitchen Tools Might Just Make You a Morning Person
If you're anything like us and good coffee and a good breakfast are two of the biggest motivators to not snooze your alarm, these kitchen products will help set your morning routine in motion.
Photo By: Jeff S. Saxman
Coffee Alarm Clock
Whether you take it black or just like a touch of coffee in your cream, there is no denying that coffee is a literal lifesaver. Jumpstart your morning by waking up to the enticing aroma of fresh-brewed coffee with a fully programmable coffeemaker. Just fill it the night before, set it and forget it.
Buy It: Williams Sonoma, $99.95
Too Hot to Handle
Speaking of coffee, there is no worse feeling than pouring a cup of coffee just how you like it and then, before you know it, it’s ice-cold. That’s where this Ember ceramic mug comes in. Enjoy perfect-temperature coffee from first sip to final drop with this app-activated mug. The heated, waterproof base lets you save your ideal temp as a preset in an app on your smartphone. No more reheating coffee over and over while you get ready for the day.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $79.95
Homemade Fast Food
Instead of grabbing a boring granola bar or stopping for an unhealthy fast-food breakfast, choose a quick-and-easy, delicious homemade meal instead. This dual breakfast sandwich maker will have you feeling like a professional chef all before leaving the house. Just fill it with all of your desired ingredients, and in about five minutes, you can have two breakfast sandwiches ready to go. With dishwasher-safe removable parts, it’s super low-mess as well, meaning no returning home to a sink full of dishes.
Buy It: Walmart, $36.00
Waffle Wake-Up Call
Sometimes, waking up in a hotel can be so refreshing. Probably because there is a hot waffle iron just waiting for you in the lobby. This heart-shaped waffle iron is sure to put a smile on your face, and the best part: it’s stove top ready. That means no awkward, half-asleep struggle to get the clunky waffle iron out of the cabinets in the morning.
Buy It: Food52, $58.00
Be Your Own Barista
If your ideal morning involves a stop at your local coffee shop, we get it. There is nothing quite like the velvety smooth milk in a latte or cafe au lait. However, you can have it in your home and skip the line and five-dollar coffee. For less than the price of one latte, you could be frothing your own milk like it's your job.
Buy It: Ikea, $2.99
Awakening your inner-morning person is a lot easier when you have something to look forward to in the morning. So if you have more energy at night, pack yourself a morning kick starter. This beautiful bento box has all the right space and aesthetic for your power breakfast. Enjoy it first thing, in the car or at the office.
Buy It: Food52, $35
Smoothies are quick, nutritious and oh-so-refreshing. Whether you’re just giving morning smoothies a try or want to perfect your smoothie game, a personal blender is a game-changer. Just fill it the night before with all your favorites, top it off with your liquid of choice in the morning and give it a quick blend for the ultimate fast morning pick-me-up.
Buy It: Amazon, $53.99
Cold Brew on Tap
Low acidity, high-caffeine content and rich flavor are just a few of the things cold brew brings to the table. Most notably, cold brew is incredibly easy to make, and this cold brewer makes it even more simple. The wire-mesh filter allows you to easily steep and strain your coffee grounds. The glass and stainless-steel construction make it a breeze to clean, but our favorite feature is the tap. Just brew your coffee, place it in the fridge and grab yourself a little caffeine kick whenever you need it.
Buy It: Amazon, $74.88
A Butter Idea
There is no debate. Real butter is SO much better than margarine but so much harder to spread when cold. This Japanese butter knife has changed the game. The tiny holes and thoughtful design of this butter knife allow even the toughest butter to easily become spreadable liquid gold. Your morning toast will thank you.
Buy It: Food52, $28.00
Standing Up for Stand Mixers
Breakfast prep that takes more than 5 minutes is a no-go if you're not a morning person. Protein-packed muffins, soufflés and homemade waffle mix are just a click away though with a stand mixer. Your morning self will thank your weekend self for preparing a batch of breakfast goodies ahead of time to enjoy throughout the week.
Buy It: Williams Sonoma, $299.95