Cooking Tools

Flexible Measuring Cups

This is an excellent improvement on measuring cups and the price seems entirely reasonable.

Made of translucent silicone, these nested measuring cups allow you to form a spout anywhere along the flexible rims for precise pouring. The textured surfaces provide a secure grip, and two clear measurement windows allow you to view the contents. The large size may also be used as a mixing bowl. Microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Set of three. Capacity: one, two, and four cups.

Designer: Ken LeVan, 2008
Size: Smallest: 4.5h x 2.75″diam; Largest: 6.75h x 4″ diam.

$23.40 Members, Buy it here.

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Price: $26.00
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Witches’ Kitchen

Hmm…does anyone else find the set of ‘extra hands’ to be a little bit creepy?

This extensive collection of kitchenware was inspired by the witches and wizards of Western lore. Originally designed by Tord Boontje, each piece was then handcrafted by artisans in one of three South American countries: Colombian artisans hand-molded the black ceramic cookware, Guatemalan craftsmen handcarved the wooden kitchen utensils, and Brazil’s Coopa-Roca women’s cooperative hand-sewed the kitchen couture. Infused with a strong sense of local tradition, this collaborative effort in sustainable design succeeds in preserving the folkloric nature of witchery… without, of course, any of the lingering stigma.

Saucepan & Lid/Bowl: $239.00
Casserole & Lid/Bowl: $369.00
Extra Hands: $329.00
Set of 6 Assorted Utensils: $769

Buy it here.

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Price: $239.00
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Jasper Morrison Kitchen Utensil Set

If a kitchen utensil set can be described as lovely, then this one is.

…his design for his 5-piece Kitchen Utensil Set culminates with different thickness along the laminated handle and has a modern catering feel. Beautiful and highly functional, the set comprises ladle, spoon,fork,spatula and skimmer, in a choice of satin or polished stainless steel.

[via Remodelista]

Purchase Information:

Price: $115.00
Availability: Buy Jasper Morrison Kitchen Utensil Set here

Folding Colander

Space-saving kitchen gadgets are always a smart idea.

“Over 100 prototypes were made before the Folding Colander was finally perfected… but, given its space-saving capacities, it was well worth the wait! 12 polypropylene living hinges are incorporated in the design so that, when you put it away, it can be folded completely flat for easy storage. Looks like practice does make perfect after all…”

Flatt: 16.5″W x 12.75″L x 0.5″H
Folded: 10.5″W x 8.75″L x 5.5″H

Materials: Polypropylene

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Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Folding Colander here

Stick in a Box

While this looks to be very useful, and quite clever considering the shape of both ends, I can’t help but think of chimpanzees using a simple stick to get ants out of a log. It’s much more civilized, of course. The title is what threw me into chimp thoughts.

“This beautiful, functional tool comes in a transparent box featuring a typographic wordplay in black lettering along with suggestions for use. STIR POT – FLIP STEAK – SCOOP JAR – SLICE CAKE – BUTTER TOAST – CHECK SAUCE – SCRAPE BOTTOM – STOP DOOR – SCRATCH BACK – FEEL GOOD. It’s uses are limited only by your imagination.”

[posted by katie]

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S-XL Cake Mold

Have a little slice of genius with your cake. This silicone 11.8″ Cake Mold ‘pre-shapes’ any cake into 15 separate pieces, in a variation of ‘sizes’. From Small, to Extra Large. Also, I love how it really looks like an extruded 3D pie chart.

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Price: $33.00
Availability: Buy S-XL Cake Mold here

Spoontulas (set of 3)

Anyone who has spent time in a kitchen can appreciate the combination of spoon and spatula in one. Smart.

“As their name implies, these utensils combine a spoon and a spatula in a very unique and useful form. They’re made from solid bamboo, which makes them not only beautiful, but also extremely durable.”

100% organically-grown bamboo, natural food-safe wood oil

13″ long

Sold as a set of three.

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Price: $18.00
Availability: Buy Spoontulas (set of 3) here

Small Pestle and Mortar by Sagaform

This looks to be more of a sculpture than a mere kitchen accessory.

“Sagaform is a Swedish company that makes clean, well designed products that are good looking, practical and affordable. This clever small pestle (made from ceramic) and mortar allow for the even crushing of small amounts of spices…”

4.74″ wide x 2″ tall

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Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Small Pestle and Mortar by Sagaform here

Salad Sunrise by Droog

This pyrex oil/vinegar cruet allows you to dress your salad with one hand by virtue of the different molecular structures of each.

Made with pyrex glass.
Dimention : 1.5” x 7”

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Price: $38.00
Availability: Buy Salad Sunrise by Droog here

double walled oil/vinegar pourer by ichendorf

“hand blown carafes made to the highest standard of italian glassmaking. the visual of one container floating inside another is striking.

available in carafe or sfera (round shape) design”

150ml 5″h x 3″dia
250ml 8″h x 5″dia
sfera: 150ml 4″h x 6″

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Price: $18.00
Availability: Buy double walled oil/vinegar pourer by ichendorf here

Ming Oil & Vinegar Set

Quite a clever design:

“The Ming Oil & Vinegar Set from Dutch design firm Jansen + Co. takes the classic form of the wine glass and turns it on its head, literally. We love it, and not just because it’s clever – the stem reduces the flow just the right amount, so it’s easy to measure as you pour. Ships in a stylish box and includes a funnel for easy filling, plus a cleaning brush.”

Dimensions: 3″ x 6.75″

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Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy Ming Oil & Vinegar Set here

Aalto Cookie Cutter

This is kinda cute and really affordable.

Measures 4-1/2″ long x 5/8″ deep.

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Price: $3.50
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Jasper Morrison Kettle

The Jasper Morrison Kettle for Rowenta is currently on sale. Since it is limited to stock on hand I assume that means you better get it while the gettin’s good.

The 12-cup Kettle has an innovative pressure sensor for automatic shut-off.

Limited to Stock on Hand.

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Price: $128.00
Availability: Buy Jasper Morrison Kettle here

Stainless Apple Corer

Sometimes you just need your apples cored. Why not do that with an amazing corer from

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Price: $30
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Sustainable Bambu Utensils

I love my wooden utensils. They’re so kind to my cookware and feel great to use (not like those parvenu silicone utensils of late).

These are handmade in China by manufacturing partners who demonstrate a commitment fair labor practices and environmental standards

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Price: $24.00
Availability: Buy Sustainable Bambu Utensils here