Cooking Tools

Click ‘N Cook Spatula System

Hmm, take a look at these kitchen utensils. You’re seeing a modular spatula system sourced from Quirky, which features several attachments that snap into a universal handle and are released by clicking the button. Not being all that adept in the kitchen, I’m not sure of the pros and cons, but it does appear to be a good idea.

Included in the set: storage block, ergonomic handle, and five detachable spatula heads.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Available from: MODULE R

Menu Steam Tower

Similar to bamboo asian steamers, this tower can cook fish, meat, vegetables in the oven at the same time. Steaming preserves natural vitamins and minerals, so you’ll have a healthier meal too. A recipe book by Chef Morten Koster is included.

Also available from Scandi Living for £59.95.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Available from: arrango design

Trio Herb Pot

From our archives (originally published March 14, 2008), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.

I can picture this quite clearly upon my kitchen windowsill.

“Scandinavian in its simple, unadorned and practical design, this ceramic pot is an ingenious way of enjoying fresh herbs much like flowers: Insert a bunch in the enlarged opening, and keep hydrated by pouring water into the corner hole. The broad base ensures that all those little stalks have access to water, while allowing air to circulate so herbs keep from becoming limp and waterlogged. Easy to take apart for cleaning.”

15.75″ l x 5″ w

Purchase Information:

Price: $52.00
Available from: A+R Store

Boomerang Wok

If you love stir-frying your food, check out this Boomerang Wok by Nikolai Carels. The unique cupped edge allows for you to turn/stir your ingredients with a simple movement while reducing possible mess. Smart, right? Now we just need some product reviews to confirm it works well.

Designed by Nikolai Carels
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Purchase Information:

Price: €79.00
Availability: Buy Boomerang Wok here

Royal VKB Herb Garden

Organize all your fresh herbs together in one spot, with scissors at the ready to cut however much you need.

Material: Melamine
Dimensions: 15.4″ x 6.9″h x 4.5

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Availability: Buy Royal VKB Herb Garden here

Serving Dish with Dual Handles

There’s nothing quite like a new piece of kitchen gadgetry to motivate you to spend more time in the kitchen, right? This Eva Solo serving dish might not look fancy, but it sure sounds handy to have. The stainless steel handles allow you to hold the dish in one hand and serve with the other, or, as the case may be, serve the dish straight from the table and rest assured that the silicone ends will keep your table protected. Plus, it’s fireproof porcelain, so it can handle whatever heat you throw at it.

Dimensions: 14″ l x 11″ w x 2.5″ d

Purchase Information:

Price: $113.00
Available from: A+R Store

Oyster Glove by Carl Mertens

There’s a certain fabulousness about chainmail, especially considering the success of Christophe Decarnin’s Spring 2010 collection for Balmain. Now we can bring a little bit of that glamour home and put it to good use in the kitchen. Carl Merten’s Oyster Glove is perfect for protecting your hands while de-boning, filleting, slicing, and shucking. Is it also good for a night out on the town? You’re on your own with that one.

One size fits all.
Also available at Cooking.com for $139.95.

Purchase Information:

Price: €199.00
Availability: Buy Oyster Glove by Carl Mertens here

Source: ARTINFO

Elevate Kitchen Tools by Joseph and Joseph

Smart collection of kitchen tools that keep your utensils elevated whilst cooking…

The Elevate™ range of kitchen tools are designed to improve hygiene and minimize the mess made by placing mucky utensils onto kitchen surfaces. An innovative weighted handle with an integrated tool rest ensures that when an Elevate™ utensil is placed down, the head is always raised off the work surface. The Elevate™ range comprises of 6 essential tools, available individually or as a boxed gift set.

Dishwasher safe.
Available individually (£8.00) or as a boxed gift set (£40.00).

[via Holycool.net]

Purchase Information:

Price: £8.00
Availability: Buy Elevate Kitchen Tools by Joseph and Joseph here

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Slowcooker by Margriet Foolen

Start the new year out right with this slowcooker. It’s simple: place your fresh ingredients in the bowl, put it in the oven, and then wait for your meal to be steamed and cooked. Steaming (instead of boiling) preserves nutrients and vitamins, so you’ll get points for being healthy.  

materials: terra cotta, silicone
dimensions: 8.4″dia. x 6″

Also available from here for £39.95

Purchase Information:

Price: $66.00
Availability: Buy Slowcooker by Margriet Foolen here

Chemex Glass Water Kettle

Maybe you remember seeing Peter Schlumbohm’s Chemex Coffee Maker? The same functional simplicity is found in this water kettle.

Handblown from heat proof borosilicate glass, the kettle has no lid, yet is nearly completely enclosed. The silicone stopper ensures that steam escapes without coming into contact with the glass neck, allowing it to be used as a handle. Part of the Museum of Modern Art New York’s Permanent Collection.

Design: Peter Schlumbohm, USA, 1944
Dimensions: 8.5″D x 13″H
(or you can buy it here for $69.99.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Chemex Glass Water Kettle here

Cubic Timer by IDEA

Nice. With this timer you simply turn it to the number you want and it starts ticking down. Might not seem like the most genius thing, but when your hands are covered in cooking ingredients, you don’t really want to mess around with tiny buttons or switches.

Keeping time in the kitchen is no longer a crap shoot with this dice-like timer by Japanese design collective IDEA. Want a 3-minute egg? Simply turn the timer so the number 3 faces up, and instantly time starts ticking down. Beep! C’est fini. Or count down from 10, 30 or 60 minutes.

Size: 2.4″ x 2.4″ x 2.4″

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.00
Availability: Buy Cubic Timer by IDEA here

Jug and Measuring Spoon

Well, take a look at this kitchen contraption. A double duty item, this ‘jug’ is a carafe or pitcher when not in use as a measuring device. Could be a handy sort of thing for making mixed drinks in bulk (for a few friends… or for yourself after a very bad day at work).

Jug and measuring spoon for liquid measuring. Spoon is printed with a scale of measurement. Read the measurement off the spoon when it is placed in the jug with the contents. The spoon has ounces and milliliters on it… Jug may also be used separately as a carafe or pitcher.

Measures up to 1000 ml or 32 oz.
Dimension: 8.5 in. H x 4.5 in. Diam.
Designer: WAT Design

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Availability: Buy Jug and Measuring Spoon here

Drip Stop Spoon Holder + Kitchen pencil

Not sure how often you’re struck with inspiration whilst stirring away in the kitchen, but this spoon/pencil/spoon holder combo is a smart way to ensure that if it does you’ll be prepared.

update: Looks like this is no longer available as a set. However, the Drip Stop Spoon Holder is available from twentytwentyone.com for £7.00 or at Fitzu.com for $18.00, and the Kitchen Pencil is available at buysebastianbergne.com (designer’s site) for £12.00 and at Fitzu.com for $25.00.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Drip Stop Spoon Holder + Kitchen pencil here

Sagaform Oval Oak Mezzaluna

Kitchen accessories that fold flat or fit together to save space always catch my eye, and this mezzaluna with accompanying board have me itching to chop up some herbs or something equally appropriate.

Stainless steel and oak.
Design by Lovisa Wattman
size: 11 3/4 x 7 7/8 x 5/8

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Available from: Amazon

Lemon Squeezer

If life gives you lemons…ah, you could use this squeezer to get the juice out easily.

With a simple twist, Rosendahl’s Lemon Squeezer easily and beautifully serves juice directly from the fruit. Made of stainless steel.

Notes: Dishwasher safe.
Material(s): Stainless steel
Dimensions: W 3.5″ H 0.8″ L 0.8″ Dia 0.8″

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.95
Availability: Buy Lemon Squeezer here