Every day, new products hit the market. It’s part of the circle of life, and if you’re having trouble keeping track of all the latest stuff, we’re right there with you. That’s why we decided to make a list of the new home, kitchen, and travel goods that look especially promising (or just plain interesting). This week, our finds include a hot pot mix from fan favorite Fly By Jing, a pot from the folks who brought you the Always Pan, some luggage for people who shop too much, and more.
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Fly By Jing Fire Hot Pot Base
If you haven’t tried Fly By Jing’s Sichuan Chili Crisp yet, get on that. (It’s a new pantry staple.) Once you pick up a jar or two, try the company’s new Fire Hot Pot Base. As the name suggests, this hot pot soup mix is spicy and numbing — and it’s officially at the top of our must-order list.
Our Place Perfect Pot
Our Place is on a mission to de-clutter your kitchen. Their Always Pan can replace eight pieces of cookware all by itself (and, surprisingly, it’s not a just gimmick), and now they have something called the Perfect Pot that can steam, roast, boil, braise, and more. The easy-pour spout looks like something we’ll appreciate, and the built-in strainer already seems like it should be a more common feature on pot lids. Check back soon for a full test drive.
Staub Stackable 4-Piece Set
We love cast-iron cookware, and you should too. The only real downside is that cast-iron pots and pans are inevitably heavy and bulky, and they can take up a good chunk of your cabinet space. But now Staub — a favorite of ours when it comes to enameled cast iron — has a line of Dutch ovens, braisers, and grill pans that stack together for easy storage.
Jot Ultra Coffee Dark
Jot is a coffee concentrate that can help you make your own iced coffee or lattes at home, and it’s perfect for anyone who likes to control the strength of their pick-me-ups. The original flavor is plenty robust, although they just introduced a dark version for “those who enjoy their coffee on the bolder side,” and we’ll probably wind up caffeinating ourselves with it.
Away Flex Luggage
The next time you visit the airport, count the number of Away suitcases you see. You’ll probably lose track. This brand is popular for a reason, and now they have a line of expandable luggage that’s ideal for anyone who shops more than they should on vacation. Choose from several different sizes, including a few carry-on options.
Clevr Flower Sprinkles
If you gave us 1000 years to invent as many things as we could, we probably wouldn’t get to flower sprinkles until year 900. So we’re impressed by the ingenuity here. These seem great for livening up a salad, cocktail, or baked good, and you can sprinkle them on top of a latte as well.
Made In x Tecovas
Here’s one collaboration you definitely weren’t expecting. Cookware startup Made In and the cowboy boot specialists at Tecovas (both Austin-based companies) now have a line of cookware and camping supplies including a carving knife, a grill pan to throw on your campfire, and a knife roll to transport your cutlery. Most of these items are limited edition, so get them while you can.
Kosterina Everyday Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Kosterina’s small-batch olive oil (made from Koroneiki olives in southern Greece) is some of the best you’ll find. If you haven’t given it a shot yet, try this new entry-level Everyday Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It’s still organic and high in polyphenols, but it’s significantly cheaper than Kosterina’s original oil.
Strawberry Basil Haus
Haus exists in a unique middle ground that you could call “medium-to-low ABV.” Their apéritifs are perfect for when you don’t necessarily want a full 80-proof spirit, and they come in a bunch of fun flavors like Lemon Lavender and Grapefruit Jalapeño. Strawberry Basil is their latest variety, and it sounds like it’d be great over ice with a lemon twist.
YETI's New Fall Color Collections
Typically, we don’t get excited about new colors of coolers. But we’ll make an exception for YETI. This top-of-the-line cooler company just released their fall collection, and it includes a few limited-edition colors inspired by Montana, wine harvests, and the Scottish coast. We’re partial to Highlands Olive (pictured above).
The reBowl From Material
If, like us, you’re a fan of Material’s reBoard, you’ll be happy to know that the reBowl now exists. Just like the reBoard, this bowl is made from recycled plastic and renewable sugarcane (and it doesn’t use any virgin plastic). Use it for prep or mixing, or just make a big salad and get yourself a fork.
Misen Kitchen Shears
You should have some kitchen shears. They’re a cooking essential just like a chef’s knife or a frying pan, and Misen just released their own version. Judging by the quality of the rest of their cookware, the $15 price tag seems very reasonable.
Misen Dutch Oven
Misen also has a Dutch oven now. We’ll be testing it out very soon, but until you hear our final verdict, you should know that this enameled cast-iron Dutch oven has a 7-quart capacity, comes with an optional grill lid, and is available in five different colors.
Brightland Lush Strawberry Vinegar
Brightland just released a limited edition strawberry vinegar in collaboration with Oishii (purveyors of the Omakase Berry), and... it’s already sold out. You can add your name to the waitlist, however, and you can always get some of Brightland’s fruit-forward Rapture vinegar in the meantime.
McConnell's Dairy-Free Cookies And Cream Ice Cream
Despite the return of whole milk, not everyone wants to (or can) eat dairy. Most lactose-free ice cream is either gummy, too coconut-y, or too icy but these oat milk-based ones from McConnell’s taste like the real thing. Their cookies and cream flavor is reminiscent of a Carvel cake, with all of its dark chocolate bits. At $12 a pint, it’s definitely pricey but worth it for a stomach ache-free scoop.