People often ask me what it’s like to be a working mum with four kids. And there’s really only one word that comes to mind: intense. You see, life is set to a default setting of “busy” when you’re wrangling multiple little people. But when you add work pressures, social commitments, school obligations and extended family activities into the mix, it really redefines “busy”. I loathe not only the word “busy” but also the state of being “busy.” I don’t have all the answers to the terrible modern affliction of being busy, but I do love a time-saving hack and gadget.
When I received an email inviting me to trial two of Sunbeam’s newest premium products I jumped at the chance. I am a long-time fan of Sunbeam and the timing was fortuitous. Let me start with the MOST welcome addition to my kitchen and life – it is the machine that caffeinates me daily and enables me to function. I can’t survive without my daily intake of coffee and I don’t have time to go out and buy one. Introducing….the Sunbeam Barista Max Espresso Machine.
Sunbeam Barista Max Espresso Machine with Integrated Grinder
The Sunbeam Barista Max Espresso Machine with Integrated Grinder is a modern, sleek and cleverly designed espresso machine, which produces quality café-style coffee in the comfort of my own home. I can’t survive without my daily intake of coffee (can any mum??) and I don’t have time to go out and buy one. This machine does it all for me. My favourite feature is the integrated grinder, which saves space on the kitchen bench. Using exclusive Tap & Go™ technology, it allows an easy, on-demand one-touch grind system to deliver fresh beans for every cup. Plus, it saves space on the kitchen bench. So It’s both a time saver and a bench space saver. The powerful café-style steam wand creates velvety microfoam milk for delicious lattes, flat whites and cappuccinos.
Sunbeam High Performance Power Blender
We have a Sunday morning ritual at our place that we call Slow Sunday. I’ve written about the Slow Sunday philosophy before on this blog. Sometimes we can’t manage an entire day of Slow, but we always ensure the morning is free from commitments or activities. And it begins with a healthy fruit juice/smoothie. The Sunbeam High Performance Power Blender is the ultimate, versatile kitchen appliance that powers through a range of ingredients for perfectly blended drinks. It is fast, efficient and sleek. It has three pre-programmed settings (purees, emulsifies and blends) for convenience and versatility. But I like to dial things up and the 8 variable dial speed allows for control and precision. Finally, and thankfully, jug is BPA free and dishwasher safe to make clean-up a breeze. Major tick.
Tell me about what kitchen gadgets/appliances make your life easier or better? And please confess, how many times a day do you caffeinate?
Disclaimer: Sunbeam provided these two products for me for the purpose of this review. All opinions my own.