- 1 Why Are OXO Products So Great, Anyway?
- 2 OXO On Barista Brain 9-Cup Coffee Maker
- 3 OXO Good Grips Leakproof On-The-Go Salad Container
- 4 OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker
- 5 OXO 10-Piece Good Grips Pop Containers Set
- 6 OXO Good Grips 3-Blade Spiralizer with StrongHold Suction
- 7 OXO On Conical Burr Coffee Grinder with Intelligent Dosing Scale
- 8 OXO Good Grips 7-Piece Nesting Measuring Beaker Set
- 9 OXO On Digital Hand Mixer with Illuminating Headlight
- 10 OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer
If you have ever been to Bed Bath and Beyond, shopped for cookware on Amazon, or been in any kitchen in the United States for that matter, you have probably come across an OXO Good Grips product that caught your eye. Since their founding in 1990, OXO has becomes synonymous with expertly designed and comfortable kitchen tools and cookware. In fact, the company was created when founder Sam Farber’s wife started suffering from arthritis and he saw an opportunity in the market to create better and generally more awesome kitchen tools that hadn’t seen upgrades or improvements for decades. Over the years, OXO has expanded it’s catalog into over 1,000 user-focused products in all areas of the home including cookware and kitchen tools, general organization, bedroom, bath, baby products, office products and more.
Since 1,000 products is a lot to sift through, we thought it would be cool to list and review our Top 10 favorite OXO Good Grips Products. Obviously, this is far from a complete list, but these are the products that we use the most, absolutely love, and think would make a great addition to any home or kitchen.
Why Are OXO Products So Great, Anyway?
Before we get started, lets cover what makes the OXO Good Grip product line so impressive:
- 1,000+ products cover all areas of home.
- Every product is well priced and affordable.
- Built for quality and everyday use.
- Upgraded designs of common kitchen tools and household staples.
- Founded on the philosophy of Universal Design, which means that the products are designed for everyone (lefties, righties, young, and old).
- Their products have won numerous design awards and are even featured in permanent museum collections.
OXO On Barista Brain 9-Cup Coffee Maker
When most people think of OXO kitchen products, the first thing that probably comes to mind are vegetable peelers and rubberized can openers. While they do make those, thankfully this isn’t all, and the Barista Brain 9-cup coffee maker is one of their solid entries into the home coffee market. What makes the Barista Brain so special is that it replicates the pour over method used in high-end coffee shops to make expertly brewed coffee. It’s seriously like having a live-in barista and you can totally taste the difference between an OXO cup of coffee and a drip coffee maker like Hamilton Beach or similar brand.
OXO knows the importance of proper water temperature in a seriously good cup of coffee and that’s why the Barista Brain 9-cup heats it to 197-204 degrees, the ideal water temp for perfectly extracted coffee. Just like in the coffee shop, the water is poured slowly and evenly over the coffee grounds with the coffee maker’s “rainmaker” shower-head. There is an LED screen that gives you all the info you need to know about your brew and a single, easy to use dial lets you change how many cups you want to make in a snap. The same dial also allows you to set the delay timer for that morning cup. We have reviewed a ton of coffee machines on Miss Mamie’s and this is one of our absolute favorites.
Update: Check out our full review of the Barista Brain Brewing System here.
OXO Good Grips Leakproof On-The-Go Salad Container
These are the absolute best for packing salads to go or bringing them to work for lunch. It really stinks when lunchtime comes around, and the salad you carefully prepared is soggy and mushy because the ingredients have been sitting together mixed for the last few hours. The OXO two-level salad container deals with this with a wonderfully designed stacking tray system that keeps the ingredients separated into three different levels until it’s time to eat.
I know what you’re thinking: what about the salad dressing? OXO has you covered there as well with the included removable, downright leak-proof 2-ounce container for dressings. If you are just looking for stylish, airtight storage, the center plate, which also doubles as a serving dish, can be removed and left out. We have taken this thing everywhere and the snapping tabs have never even come close to popping open on us.
OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker
When we were looking for a simple cold brew coffee maker that was easy to use and also made superior cold brew coffee, the OXO kept coming up in our research. We did also buy and test both the Toddy Cold Brew Coffee Maker and the Bruer Slow Drip Coffee System, but the OXO is the one we ended up using every day for about a year. Overall, the OXO maker was easier to use and didn’t have the little quarks that the Toddy and Bruer did. The OXO cold brew coffee maker makes a really tasty coffee concentrate that has almost no acid and ends up being really smooth. Once the concentrate has brewed, you can either pour it over ice and add water for a refreshing cold brew, or add hot water for a sweet and non-bitter tasting cup of hot coffee.
Making the cold brew coffee could not be simpler. Just add the ground coffee into the top of the unit, add the correct amount of water with the included glass beaker, and let is sit for anywhere from 8-12 hours (we prefer closer to 8). Once the time is up, you drain the concentrate into that same beaker which comes with an airtight lid for storage and can be popped right into the fridge. Super simple and so good.
OXO 10-Piece Good Grips Pop Containers Set
The 10-piece container set from OXO is incredibly handy and because of it’s modular stacking system, ends up taking very littler space for how much storage you actually get. We mostly use these in our kitchen for things like flour, sugar and cereal, but they can also be great for extra storage and organization in your office, kids play room, bathroom, or wherever you might need them.
The containers feature a really cool and unique pop up button which releases the airtight lid from the container and also doubles as a handle. Because the lids are so easy to operate, it makes them ideal for kid’s playroom storage. Like many OXO products, the containers are made from a high-quality BPA-free plastic that is better off being hand washed instead of in the dishwasher. Since the set is 10 pieces, you get a nice variety of sizes, which should be able to satisfy all your storage needs.
OXO Good Grips 3-Blade Spiralizer with StrongHold Suction
If you have ever wrestled with a cheap vegetable spiral cutter that doesn’t stay put and ends up being more of a hassle than it’s worth, the OXO Spiralizer is here to save the day. We have had a few different versions of this tool from various manufacturers over the years, and the OXO is by far the best. The spiralizer comes with three blades of various thicknesses which can achieve a spaghetti cut, fettucini cut or ribbon cut noodles. It also comes with a little box for storing your blades when you are not using it.
The best part about the spiralizer is that the suction cups meant to keep it in place actually work, and no matter how hard we tried we couldn’t get it to budge. We use ours for everything from salads and curly fries to desserts and fun kids meals.
OXO On Conical Burr Coffee Grinder with Intelligent Dosing Scale
You don’t need to spend much time on Miss Mamie’s to know that we love coffee and take its preparation pretty seriously. After all a proper grind and reliable brew method can make all the difference in the world. That’s why we were so excited to try the conical burr grinder after hearing such good things about it.
There are few standout features of the OXO burr grinder, the main one being a built-in scale that measures the grounds be ground by weight, instead of an arbitrary time. This way, as soon as you have the amount you need, the grinder automatically turns off and there is no excess waste sitting around waiting to go stale. We all know that the grinder wouldn’t be worth it’s salt if it didn’t’ produce a consistent grind and with up to 38 settings the OXO grinder certainly delivers. The motor has various speeds which means that at no point are you at risk of overheating the beans and ruining the flavor. This also ensures that you get as much life out of the motor as possible and like all of our other OXO products, this grinder has lasted us forever under daily use.
The hopper on the top of the grinder can hold up to 16 ounces of whole bean and the grounds container can take up to 125 grams. That’s a ton of coffee and more than we ever need ground at one time. If you are looking for a great grinder, this is a very safe bet and also makes a wonderful gift.
OXO Good Grips 7-Piece Nesting Measuring Beaker Set
This nesting measuring cup set has seriously saved so much space in our kitchen. Gone are the days of having random measuring cups scattered around and taking up an absurd amount of cabinet space. The measuring cups are good for everything and we use them daily for cooking, baking and measuring out large amounts of liquids and even precise, small amounts of vanilla extract.
The set comes with 1-cup, 2/3-cup, 1/2-cup, 2-oz, 1-oz, 1-Tsp and 1-tsp so you are pretty much covered no matter what you need to measure out, and they all feature a spout on the side of the lip for easy and controlled pouring. The base of each beaker is nice and solid so you can measure out different ingredients ahead of time and set them aside for when their time has come. I don’t’ have the best eyesight and the larger markings are easy for even me to read.
If you have little ones, here’s a pro-tip: these also make great bath time toys and playing scientist!
OXO On Digital Hand Mixer with Illuminating Headlight
If you do a lot of baking and cooking at home, you know how much the consistency of a mixture can affect the outcome of your final product. We have tried a lot of different hand mixers in our day, and for the money, the OXO On Digital Hand Mixer is the champ. No matter what you’re mixing, the intuitive controls on the top allow you to slowly advance through different mixing speed (there are a total of six) and the engine stay’s 100% consistent no matter how thick your dough or batter is. You can really feel the control and power when using this mixer.
There is also a headlight so you can really monitor the consistency of your mixture closely which is an awesome touch because even in good lighting it can be hard to really see down into a deep bowl. And of course, it wouldn’t be an OXO product if it didn’t store extremely well and the digital hand mixer is no exception here. The beaters come out and fit snugly on the body of the mixer and you can take the cord and easily wrap it around the base. They also include a nice set of dough hooks for when you really need extra horsepower.
OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer
Not only is the OXO avocado slicer really cool looking, but also incredibly useful if you love eating and cooking with avocados like we do. As the 3-in-1 name would imply, the slicer can split, pit and slice avocados with ease. You may be asking yourself why you wouldn’t just use a knife, and while you certainly can, consider that the OXO avocado tool has no sharp blades or edges, making them not only safer but kid-friendly, too. Our kids are always in the kitchen helping us cook and this creates an additional fun and rewarding task for them. It also performs with more precision that hacking at it with a knife and spoon.
As a bonus, the slicer can also remove the skin from avocados without tearing it and is dishwasher safe. This has always been one of our biggest pet peeves when dealing with large amounts of avocados and the OXO slicer handles it flawlessly.