All of us have stuff that we’ve purchased ourselves — or requested others to purchase for us — that makes us comfortable, even when we suspect our mates might not perceive why it’s so nice. It could possibly be a $100-plus espresso cup that retains your liquid on the actual proper temperature. Or a online game that you just’ve been taking part in for years. Or a hair styler that’s means costly however would make you look fabulous.

We requested the employees of The Verge what a few of their responsible pleasures are, and the braver amongst us volunteered some solutions. Right here they’re.

GE Opal 2.0 ice machine

I’m hesitant to name it a “guilty” pleasure as a result of I’ve used this $550 (or extra) GE Opal 2.0 ice machine each day for practically a full 12 months and never as soon as have I felt guilt about spending such an obscene amount of money on a kitchen gadget that does precisely one factor. However the GE Opal offers me the “good” ice, alternatively often known as “nugget” or “Sonic” ice. Moreover being essential for genuine Tiki drinks, this ice simply feels prefer it courses up each drink it touches. I ended shopping for iced espresso elsewhere as a result of mine at all times simply got here out fancier — and seemingly tastier. Juice feels luxurious poured over these chewy little ice nugs. Sodas sparkle when confronted with a lot floor space. Even a glass of water feels prefer it’s costlier.

The GE Opal prices $550 for those who’re fortunate (it goes on sale typically) however often retails for $579 to $679. It comes with Bluetooth and an atrocious app I closed instantly after opening. It’s noisy — the churn of ice being made is offering a background rhythm whilst I kind this. However each day I exploit this machine I really feel slightly trill of pleasure — so it won’t be a responsible pleasure for me, however relying in your love of drinks, mileage will fluctuate. —Alex Cranz, managing editor


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