Cooking Tools

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.

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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 Twisk™! 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, Twisk™ is also perfect to use as a conventional whisk for thicker liquids and batters.

Dishwasher safe.

$15.50, Buy it here.

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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.

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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.

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Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Compact Herb Chopper here

Tape Kitchen Timer

Inconspicuous enough to leave out on the counter when not in use, this little kitchen timer works like a tape measure (except it’s minutes and seconds instead of inches and centimeters).

Designer : Jozeph Forakis
Measurements : 3 x 3 x 4

$20.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Tape Kitchen Timer here

Chocolate Bar Brownie Pan

Any chocolate lovers out there? Now you can have your brownies in the shape of chocolate bars. Cute.

this pan bakes one large brownie in the shape of a chocolate bar, ready to be divided into a dozen pieces, each embossed with the word chocolate. Use your favorite fudge brownie mix or prepare a flourless chocolate cake for a supremely chocolaty experience. Made of cast aluminum with a premium nonstick finish, the pan distributes heat evenly and releases the brownies with ease.

Hand-wash. 13 1/2″ x 6 3/4″ x 1 1/4″ high

$29.95, Buy it here.

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Price: $29.95
Availability: Buy Chocolate Bar Brownie Pan here

Valentine’s Day Cupcake Stencils

That’s right, it’s Valentine’s Day, and for that reason only do you get bombarded with red and heart shaped things that you must purchase in order to appease the gods. Here’s cupcake stencils that are red (ding!) and heart shaped (ding! ding!). There, we did our part.

Decorate cupcakes, cappuccino and other goodies with sprinkles of cocoa, decoratifs, colored or confectioner’s sugar in six different heart motifs.

Set of six stencils. 4″Wx2.75″H

$5.95 $2.95, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2.95
Availability: Buy Valentine’s Day Cupcake Stencils here

Poach Pods

If you love poached eggs, but hate the poatching, these handy pods will make your day.

The PoachPod is a flexible silicone cooking tool for poaching eggs, baking and molding. The PoachPod allows you to float and poach an egg in boiling water like a lily pad on a pond. When the egg is ready, flip the non-stick pod inside out and gently push the perfectly domed-shaped egg out. Place the pod in the dishwasher for easy clean up…Also perfect for chocolate, puddings, flan, cakes and more.

Set of 2: $9.99, Buy it here.
or Set of 4: $19.95, Buy it here.

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Price: $9.99
Availability: Buy Poach Pods here

Homo Sapien Tool

I think it’s appropriate to say we’ve come full circle, considering we can now purchase a more sophisticated version of a stone for multitasking in the kitchen.

Marie Garnier designed these beautiful sandstone Homo Sapiens that can be used as a knife sharpener, crushing or grinding stone (pestle).

2.75″ x 2″ x 6.5″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00
Availability: Buy Homo Sapien Tool here

Wooden Kitchen Spoon

I’m not much of a cook, but I have spent enough time in front of a stove to realize that this spoon would be a convenient thing to have.

Side by Side Tipping cooking spoon with weighted end

$35.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $35.00
Availability: Buy Wooden Kitchen Spoon here

Steamer Basket

My favorite items are simple, beautiful, and functional…all of which apply to this basket.

“When we found this steamer basket we each thought, wow, cool basket, what is it for and then each of us came up with a variety of things to do with it: holding papers, fruit basket, beautiful object for the shelf, steaming food etc. Technically it is designed for steaming food by placing it in a pot with a small amount of water underneath, just as one would with any steamer. It is also nice for serving tempura with a small white paper between the basket and the tempura. We can think of a 100 ways to use this basket and are certain you will too. At the end of the day it is a beautiful object that takes on many applications.”
-Alisa Grifo, founder Kiosk

Materials: Bamboo

$45.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $45.00
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Birthday Cake Mould

I like the idea of this ‘happy birthday’ cake mold, though I guess you’d have to leave off the frosting?

This food grade silicon mould creates the cake that says it all. Non-stick silicone bakeware. Oven safe to 570 degrees C. Dishwasher safe. Microwave safe. Freezer safe.

Designer: Sam & Jude
Dimensions: 8.5″dia x 2.16″H

$35.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $35.00
Availability: Buy Birthday Cake Mould here

Hola Ola No 1

This looks like such a handy thing to put all sorts of food stuffs in.

A pre-molded soft silicone pot, 2″ wide and 3.5″ high (50 x 87 mm) that you squeeze, it opens, you fill it, you release the pressure, it closes. You need it? Squeeze it, it opens, a little shake and it pours, release it and it closes again. So smart.

Colors: Black, Lilac, Transparent – sold out, White, Yellow

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Hola Ola No 1 here

Keru Keru

I’m not one to claim I know my way around the kitchen, but I can honestly say that this looks to be pretty handy.

Just transfer your liquids into the bottle, a flick of the wrist has the liquid in the cap and you are perfectly positioned to transfer perfect amounts into what ever you are cooking up. Whether it’s hot or cold, they work like a charm and because they are glass and silicone, they love your dishwasher and exit in pristine condition…

Colors: Soy Brown, Chili Red, Kalamata Olive, Milky White

$20.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Keru Keru here