The holidays are upon us, so I thought I would share some of my favorite galley items. Please note that I am not affiliated with any of these products, nor benefiting from my recommendation. If you are looking for a gift for your favorite sailing or land-based cook, keep reading:
Kuhn Rikon Pressure Cooker- 8 liter
This is the brand I own and cook on. I love mine. Every sailboat cook needs a high quality pressure cooker. It seriously cuts the time needed to cook your food. I use my pressure cooker at least 5 times a week for our family dinners. I cook curry dishes, pulled pork, soups, pasta, chicken, and beef dishes.
Gone are the days when you worried about the pressure cooker exploding. The Kuhn Rikon has a pressure relief valve if you accidentally turn up the heat too high.
Great Foods Fast– This is a terrific pressure cooking recipe book by Bob Warden. Lots of terrific recipes to try out your new pressure cooker on. Several recipes have become family favorites in this book.
Aeropress Coffee Press-
We love coffee and have tried many methods of brewing. Joe is a bit of a coffee snob, though he gets extra brownie points for making me coffee every morning. The Aeropress gives you bitter-free coffee, often a common complaint from drip coffeemakers. We love our Aeropress!
Procter Silex Electric Kettle
For quick brewed water on the boat, I love this gadget because it works so well. I use it for the Aeropress, for tea, hot chocolate for Ethan, and also for quick oatmeal and soups. Combine this with a thermos for those long night watches.
YoGourmet Yogurt Maker–
On board Mahi, we are all big yogurt lovers. Joe happens to be the yogurt maker on board, so I brought along our favorite yogurt maker by YoGourmet. We like to pair yogurt with granola for a quick breakfast.
Grayl Travel Water Purifier
Grayl makes a wonderful water filtration system that is basically a water press. It works like a coffee press, but the Grayl orange travel filter system removes 99.9999% of anything nasty in the water, including viruses, disease causing bacteria, chemicals and heavy metals. I tend to be rather picky about the water I drink, so I bought myself one of these for the boat.
You just fill the bottle, press, then drink. Love it!
Collapsible Dish Drainer
Space is at a premium on our sailboat, so I loved it when I saw this collapsing dish drain at Bed Bath and Beyond. No parts to rust and it collapses down for easy stowing- what’s not to love?
Zing! Folding Silicone Trivet
This is especially helpful for placing hot pans or dishes on your wood salon table. Inexpensive, folds down, plus an added bonus- a play toy for the younger kids! A win-win.
Ok, that it for Part 1. Stay tuned for more galley gadgets.
Fair winds from Carla and Joe