Welp, we’ve just been browsing our favorite department store’s site, and we can’t stop adding to cart. (We’re calling it “Nordstrom and chill.”) It turns out the site is a treasure trove of “how did I live without this?!” gadgets, from a $15 tool to make meals more nutritious to a dog bed that is a dupe for an upscale ottoman. Here are the things we can’t stop raving about, and—fair warning—once you see them, you’ll realize you need at least one of these 15 items immediately.
Nordstrom’s Home Collection Is Filled with the Most Random & Useful Products You Didn't Know You Need in Your Life (or Kitchen)
1. ullo Wine Purifier
Wine contains sulfites—artificial preservatives added when the wine is made. Once your bottle is opened, though, you don’t need these bitter-tasting elements in your wine. (There’s also a hotly debated belief in wine circles that sulfites cause headaches.) This wine purifier helps with that, since it’s a proprietary polymer filter that you pour your wine through, filtering out the sulfites while letting the other flavor-enhancing parts of your wine make it into the glass.
8. lekue Pickling Kit
You know those house-made little pickled veggies that make bistro sandwiches and cheffy plating so delicious and fancy? Now you can masterfully whip up your own batches at home, without worrying about assembling a whole range of expensive equipment. These two glass jars come with valve lids, a pair of pressing discs and a pair of tongs. Together, you can keep your pickled whatevers safely submerged until they’re ready, guaranteeing an anaerobic, perfect-pickling environment.
9. lekue Citrus Juice Sprayer Set
A large and a small sprayer are ready to twist right into your citrus, keeping a tight seal so that you’re keeping vitamins in there and oxidations out of there. Then you can just use your fruit like a spray bottle (say, to sprinkle over your one-pan roasted salmon before serving). And between uses, your lemon just sits up on its own little tray in the fridge.
15. frywall Medium Pan Splatter Guard
Not only is this silicone guard able to withstand heat up to 450 degrees (so it’s going to catch all those oil splatters from your spicy sauté), it also helps you keep, say, a tall pile of Swiss chard or spinach in the pan til it has a chance to fit down. How did we ever cook without this?