Cooking Tools

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

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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

Pumpkin Scoop

You know this will make things easier for you, right? The right tool for the job always does.

For cooking or carving, this pumpkin scoop is just the thing for removing seeds and pulp from pumpkins and other large squash varieties. Also efficiently removes cooked squash from skin and melons from their rinds.

Purchase Information:

Price: $7.95
Availability: Buy Pumpkin Scoop here

Twisk

By squeezing the handle, the whisk head rotates… hmm, looks like it might be an improvement to the traditional whisk, but it’s the sort of thing you have to actually try to see if it works well. No endorsements by users on retailer’s site yet, so we’ll wait and see.

Give your wrist a rest with the amazing, inventive power of the Twiskâ„¢! The unique design of this mechanical whisk makes whisking light liquids faster and easier. Using one hand to squeeze the handle, the whisk head rotates to create the perfect peak on your egg whites – leaving your free hand to grip the bowl. Due to its sleek shape, Twiskâ„¢ is also perfect to use as a conventional whisk for thicker liquids and batters.

Dishwasher safe.

$15.50, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.50
Availability: Buy Twisk here

Nizor Scissors

With ergonomically designed handles and an anti-slip rubber grip, these kitchen scissors are much fancier than the pair I have at home…and, when taken apart, it becomes a paring knife, which kicks the living daylights out of my kitchen scissors.

Nizor is a simple idea, a kitchen utility scissor that when taken apart, becomes a fully functioning paring knife. Whether cutting paper, snipping flowers, chopping herbs, seafood or poultry, Nizor scissor knife adapts to your needs. The design features professional grade blades made of the highest quality stainless steel – a sharp lower cutting edge and notched upper blade for griping meat or herbs. Product is dishwasher and food safe.

Designer: Rama Chorpash for CulinHome

$25.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Nizor Scissors here

Compact Herb Chopper

Simplify your herb preparation with this handy little chopper that stores the blade when not in use.

Clever, compact design in a handy package. That’s the simple premise for this herb chopper by UK’s critically acclaimed Joseph Joseph. The soft-handled, double-bladed cutter slides from the non-slip chopping base. Effortlessly and neatly, dice nuts, chocolate, herbs or garlic cloves. Then sweep them right off the base and into the mix. Wipe clean and safely store the blade back into the compartment.

Size: 6.9″ dia x 1.6″ t

$25.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Compact Herb Chopper here