Stove Windscreen

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

Can’t keep your stove lit as wind comes through the galley and keeps blowing it out? Use a windscreen — here’s a couple of ideas.

Another Idea for Draining Dishes

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Great idea for a small dish drainer to hold small items (or just a few dishes for a single-hander) and doubles as a colander.

Manual Food Processor

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Reader Elizabeth Aristeguieta tells why she LOVES her Kitchen King Pro Complete Food Preparation Station — an economical manual food processor and mixer that is perfect on a boat!

LED Worklights

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Little flashlights are good, but sometimes you just need more light — but without a huge power draw. These will do it!

Cockpit Light or Night Light

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Whether it’s for a romantic evening in the cockpit or a middle-of-the-night trip to the head, sometimes all you want is a little bit of light. Here’s a great solution with no drain on the boat’s power supply, no fire hazard and no heat in the cabin!

Gamma Seal Lids

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Need a large air- and watertight storage container? Keep dog food, cat litter, spare baking supplies and more in heavy-duty buckets and storage bins, yet easily accessible with Gamma Lids.

Leak-Proof Ice Cube Tray

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Looking for a horizontal ice cube tray where the water can’t slosh out? Try this idea . . . brilliant thinking outside the box from a TBG reader!

Govino Unbreakable Wine Glasses

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

The GoVino wine glasses have their good points and bad points. Are they right for you?

Flashlights That Work When You Need Them To

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Flashlights are critical gear on boats for finding what’s in the back corner of the locker, checking where that strange noise is coming from and so much more. We went through a bunch before finding ones that just worked!

Aeropress Coffee Maker

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

No electricity needed, no glass and great coffee — what could be better for mornings on the boat?

More Ice Cubes

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Got a freezer on your boat? But don’t see how you have enough space to fit a whole tray of ice cubes in there along with everything else you want? Here’s what some readers are using!

Vino2Go — a sippy cup for wine

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Combining a sippy cup with an unbreakable wine glass, Vino2Go is another great wine glass option for boaters!

Twist Whisk

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Like to use a whisk but trying to find a way to store it in a drawer? And what about getting it truly clean when washing by hand — and not wanting to use 5 gallons of water? This ingenious design solves the problems!

Spaghetti Scrubber

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

A pan scrubber that doesn’t get stinky and food rinses right out of!

Storage Containers

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Another good choice for plastic storage containers, particularly if you’re not crossing oceans and don’t need the added protection that locking lids give.

The Gecko Grip

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

A great new non-slip non-tip product developed by a liveaboard . . . and equally useful ashore!

Tools in the Galley

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Do some of your galley tools find themselves standing in for “real tools?” A quick tip on how to save them!

Fire Blanket

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

For many cooking fires, a fire blanket will do a better job of extinguishing it without all the mess to clean up. Few boats carry one, although they’re not expensive. Take a look . . .

Great Gifts $10 to $25

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

More really useful gift ideas for boaters — 7 items that almost anyone will love to have aboard their boat and don’t cost a fortune!

SoLite Solar Cockpit Lights

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

These ingenious solar lights can be hung almost anywhere to produce 6+ hours of soft light in the cockpit — or wherever else you’d like. No power needed!

7 Galley Gifts Under $10

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Great gifts don’t have to cost a lot! Here are seven things that many people don’t even know about but will love using.

Insulated Mugs

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

A great vacuum-insulated mug will keep your coffee hot for hours, and won’t leak even if you toss it in the bottom of the dinghy or the day pack.

Non-Rusting Dish Drainers

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Two more good choices for dish drainers if you have a double sink — these won’t rust, take no storage space, and allow air drying even when underway!

Electric Drip Coffeemaker with Stainless Carafe

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

If you like to “start it and forget about it” and your main concern is not having a glass pot on the boat, an electric drip coffeemaker with a thermal carafe may be the answer you’re looking for!

Electric Drip Coffee Maker

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Everybody is familiar with the “Mr. Coffee” style coffee maker. And if you’ve got enough power and are willing to have a glass pot on board, it works well!

Electric Percolator

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

If you’re willing to use electricity, an electric percolator is a great option — start it and forget it, smaller than other options, and no glass pot!

Stovetop Percolator

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

A stovetop percolator can work well on a boat IF you remember to turn the fire down just as it begins perking so that the grounds don’t end up in the coffee.

French Press Coffee Maker

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Thinking about getting a French press for your galley? Here are the pros and cons and a few models that are less likely to break, along with a few safety tips.

Manual Drip Cone Coffee

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

While a manual drip cone takes more attention than an automatic one (such as a Mr. Coffee), it doesn’t require electricity or a glass pot. And the coffee is great!

Flexible Cutting Sheets

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Got a wooden cutting board over the stove or sink? Reduce the risk of cross contamination and keep the wood from turning black with flexible cutting sheets.

Muffin Pans

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

I really like my silicone muffin pan . . . or maybe I should say that I really like my second one! Here’s what I learned about buying one, along with my recommendation.

A Great Fillet Knife

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

We just “lucked into” the best fillet knife I’ve ever used. Whether filleting fish, boning a chicken breast or turning a tenderloin into steaks, it’s great!

Individual Ice Cubes

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Got just a TINY bit of room in your freezer? Not enough for a full ice cube tray, but enough to make just one or two ice cubes? Here’s how you can do it!

PB2 – Fantastic Powdered Peanut Butter

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

PB2 has 1/3 the weight, 85% less fat, half the sodium, and one-quarter the calories of “low fat” peanut butter . . . but all the taste!

Cookbooks for Nook

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Six of my favorite cookbooks are available for the Nook . . . and since they take no extra weight or storage space you can take a bunch!

Food Storage Containers

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Food storage containers are the cornerstone to safely stowing your provisions. Here’s what I look for and my recommendations.

Six Tools for Easy Galley Clean Up

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Cleaning up without a dishwasher can be a chore. But these six (inexpensive!) tools will make it a lot easier.

Tree Frog Pads — better sticky pads!

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Tree Frog Pads are absolutely incredible sticky pads! Even on a rocking and rolling boat, stuff just doesn’t slide.

Collapsible Silicone Gear

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

There’s lots of collapsible silicone kitchen gear available. It’s a great choice for the galley, taking up less space and not rattling!

Kuhn-Rikon 4th Burner Multi-Pot

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

The Multi-Pot isn’t going to replace a skillet or saucepan on your boat. But if you have room for just one more pan, this would be a great choice.

Sealing Bags

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Chip clips just don’t do a great job of sealing bags in the humidity aboard a boat. These bags seals are a snap to use and really do form an airtight seal!

Manual Coffee Grinder

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Want a great cup of coffee, but don’t have the power for an electric coffee grinder? This manual coffee grinder works well and won’t wear you out!

A Dishrag That Doesn’t Get Stinky!

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

These dish rags work better than any others I’ve used to get dishes clean, with the added bonus of just never smelling nasty. No need to use a fresh rag every day! One of the most popular items with TBG readers.

Coffee Grinder

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Okay, I’ve always heard that a great cup of coffee begins with grinding your own beans. I finally believe it . . . and love this grinder!

A Better Mixing “Spoon”

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

It’s hard to find a good hand-mixing spoon. This funny-looking implement does a better job than any spoon I’ve had!

Bread Pan

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Are there really differences in pans? YES! Do you have to spend a fortune to get a good one? NO! Here’s my experience . . .

Egg Cartons

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Keep your eggs from breaking with these egg cartons — they’re tough so eggs don’t break even if something falls on top of it, and they lock so the eggs won’t fall out.

Keep Zippers Working

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

I used to get so frustrated with stuck zippers on the boat. I finally found a cheap product that eliminated the problem!

Engel Portable Freezer – Refrigerator

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Don’t have a refrigerator? freezer? or want more space in yours? The Engle line of portable refrigerator/freezers and drop-in units might be the answer — super-easy to install and very energy efficient!

Sticky Pads

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Tired of setting your camera, cell phone, sunglasses or pen down, just to see it skitter across the table and onto the floor as the boat moves? Sticky pads to the rescue!