It's no secret that I don't really like the look of the kitchen in our apartment. The powder blue laminate counter tops paired with the weird maple cabinets just is not my kind of combination. That said, I have a kitchen with a dishwasher, and everything works, so it's difficult to complain too much about it. Overall, it works, is a decently sized room, and I'm happy to have it. Besides all of that, to me, it's really the little things that make a kitchen more functional. These are my favorite essentials currently in my kitchen.
Pour Over Coffee: Need the pour over + an electric kettle to make this happen. A little bit slower than your average coffee maker, but so worth it. Makes amazing coffee that strong and awesome.
Popcorn maker: I've loved popcorn forever. When I was younger, we'd do the microwaveable kind. As I got older and realized just how terrible that was for me, finding an alternative became paramount. Now I have the air-pop popcorn maker which still allows me to enjoy popcorn just a healthier kind.
NutriBullet: Perfect for morning and post-run smoothies.