Is an automatic pot stirrer really worth it?

I’ve seen these in posts that claim they have the answer to your kitchen and cooking woes, but I can’t quite wrap my my around them. Automatic stirrers are gadgets that take the hassle out of constantly stirring whatever you’ve got going in the kitchen.

Their claim to fame is that they will keep things moving, prevent burning, save time and free you up for other activities. Maybe these are something I should get on board with. Apparently, they are great for stirring sauces and soups and anything else that may need a bit of attention. they come in various forms.

This one attaches to your pot, kind of like a lid. It is adjustable to fit various pot sizes.

This one is a stand alone item that you place in the pot/container and it will just do it’s thing.

I kinda like that stand alone stirrer. It seems more versatile. I am not sure I’m quite sold on the idea just yet but it seems like a nifty device to have on hand. I can imagine though that for folks who may have pain or mobility issues, this may be a big help. What do you think? Would you get an automatic stirrer?

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Have you ever heard of a pot filler?

The internet is a fantastic resource. You can learn a lot scrolling through social media posts on platforms such as Tik Tok and Twitter and Instagram! Like today, I learned about something called a pot filler.

What is a pot filler you ask? Well, a pot filler is a contraption made of pipes that bring water near to your stove. It allows you to then fill your pots without running to the kitchen sink. Consider me, mind blown *boom*.

Image from Deltafaucet.com

I am not sure if this a practical choice in the average home. It is certainly not a cheap choice with prices starting in the hundreds of dollars and going into the thousands. That’s a lot of money to spend on something that you may or may not use often. Additionally, my very brief research made me realise that if your pot filler ever got a leak, it may cause a lot of damage. Can you imagine if you were cooking and forgot to turn the thing off right away? In any case, I actually quite like the idea of a pot filler. I think for people who spend a lot of time in the kitchen, it could be a big help. And as for that leak issue, maybe it doesn’t need to be directly over the stove?

What I want to know is why is this wonderful secret being kept from the world? Why have I not seen it anywhere? Maybe I can chalk it up to lack of exposure to the world of faucets or not enough HGTV. So tell me, have you ever heard of a pot filler? Have you ever seen one in person? Do you have one at home???

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I can’t stop thinking about bottle cleaning tabs

I have spent many hours browsing Buzzfeed gift guides and lists of things to buy (please don’t judge me). And I’ve seen these little effervescent tablets being touted as a god send for cleaning water bottles, travel mugs (here is a link to my favourite mug) and the like. They seem fun to look at and have been said to be very useful and effective. If you’ve never seen them, have a look at this video.

But I cant help but wonder why they’re necessary . You see, these tabs are placed into stained, smelly, or otherwise dirty containers with the aim of restoring them to a clean state. You put the tablet into your container then add hot/warm water and then it works its magic. So far, so good. What’s got me stumped is how the container got that way in the first place!

Let’s say you’ve got a coffee cup that you use everyday. Is it not washed everyday? Let’s say you forgot to wash it or empty its contents, would that be enough to stain the inside of the cup? This seems unlikely to me. From my own experience, once left to soak for a bit and washed thoroughly containers can be revived to their previously glorious, shiny selves.

So then I thought, maybe it’s the cleaning method. Dishwashers aren’t particularly popular in my country, so dishes are generally done by hand. Could this account for the difference? Is a sponge and/or bottle brush more effective than a dishwasher? If so, why not go that route instead of risking stains etc in your cup and then needing an additional cleaning product?

Well, whatever the case is, someone saw the need for this little cleaning gem and clearly this a market for it (It has over 19,000 ratings on Amazon!). Tell me, have you ever tried this (or a similar) product? What lead you to try it? Does it really work? Share your experience and enlighten me!

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