Misc Kitchen Accessories

Apron Guides

Just how handy would this apron be in the kitchen? Numeric conversions, cooking times for vegetables, roasting times for birds, freezing instructions, defrosting times, a cooking glossary and more are all printed on the front, making useful information available right at your fingertips.

Available for preorder.
Design by John Caswell

More information:

View Apron Guides here

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Squeeze Bottle by Royal VKB

Thanks to Arian Brekveld for what’s probably the sexiest squeeze bottle I’ve ever seen. I hear it’s dishwasher safe, it’s made of polypropylene plastic with caps in several colors, and for a few extra bucks it’s also available in stainless steel.

Designer: Arian Brekveld
8.2 x 2.3 inches
Design-Plus Award 2006

Purchase Information:

Price: 7.95
Availability: Buy Squeeze Bottle by Royal VKB here

Iceblox by Martin Zampach

Our second free header spot* goes to Martin Zampach. His ICEBLOX look like a lot of fun (note that the silicone mold can be used also for making chocolate, jelly and biscuits), so he gets a little free spot here on BLTD. We asked him a few questions about the design process:

What inspired you to create this product?
Actually inspiration came from my childhood when I was playing tetris like crazy on small one-purpose game handheld. Then It came to my mind again when I was in Moscow in summer 2007. Actually creator of this game is Russian engineer who designed it in 1984. I’ve got the idea that with ice or chocolate cubes could be fun too.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $10.99
Available from: Supermarket

Heavy Duty Citrus Juicer

Enjoy fresh squeezed in a new whole way with this handsome juicer. It’s manually operated, so be prepared to work for your refreshing beverage.

Materials: Cast Zinc
Dimensions: 7 1/2 W x 24 H x 8 1/2 D

[via Uncrate]

Purchase Information:

Price: $89.95
Availability: Buy Heavy Duty Citrus Juicer here

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SodaStream Pure

All types of soda make me turn up my nose up like a big snob (never liked them, never will), but I recognize there are many of you that like them very much. So, for you, here’s this gadget that turns ordinary water into a ‘delicious’ sparkling beverage. It’ll cut down on all those bottles you use. When the two carbonation canisters (that come with) are depleted, you take them to the store for recycling and in exchange for discounted replacement canisters.

Innovative and environmentally friendly SodaStream Pure home soda maker quickly and easily turns ordinary water into delicious sparkling beverages at the touch of a button… brushed stainless steel and high-quality plastic SodaStream requires no batteries or electricity, so its easy to transport. More than 20 custom flavors are available from SodaStream, and carbonation is adjustable.

Includes: One CO2 carbonator, one reusable carbonating bottle
Material: Brushed stainless steel and plastic
Dimensions: 16.7″ Height x 5.7″ Width x 9.4″ Depth

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.95
Availability: Buy SodaStream Pure here

Taste Explosion Salt & Pepper Shakers By Thabto

They’re porcelain grenade salt and pepper shakers. I’m not going to bother with puns, because you’ll get your fair share if you buy them.

Dishwasher and Microwave safe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Taste Explosion Salt & Pepper Shakers By Thabto here

Husmus Recycling Bins

Shopping for recycling bins that fit right in your kitchen space can sometimes be a little difficult. These quite colorful bins were designed to fit under all kitchen sinks, and seeing as you can use any size or type of bag in them (even fit two bags per bin), it offers you a little bit of versatility.

-bins are made by offset printing on recycled plastics, shipped flat and put together by plastic rivets
-The bins or boxes cost between 15 – 22,50 euros.

Purchase Information:

Price: 15.00
Availability: Buy Husmus Recycling Bins here

High & Dry Dishrack

Well, if you have to have a dishrack, why not have one inspired by architecture? Perhaps the most functional features are the spikes for narrow glasses and the flip up spout for optional drainage. Altogether it’s the most ‘modern’ dishrack out there.

A contemporary and highly functional dishrack inspired by architecture. The sculptural shape folds down to a flat compact shape for easy storage. The wave of spikes can be used to hold even your most delicate champagne glasses upright. There is a drainage tray which has an ingenious flip up spout so that you can chose to drain or not, depending on your kitchen set up.

- made from polypropylene and stainless steel
- removeable cutlery holder and draining tray
- individually boxed in unbleached cardboard
- 43.5 x 28.5 x 25cm (43.5 x 28.5 x 6cm when flat)

[via Dwell]

Purchase Information:

Price: 39.00
Availability: Buy High & Dry Dishrack here

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Mosaic Glass Worktop Saver

This worktop saver looks just like the pixel colored pencils I posted a while ago, doesn’t it?

Made from toughened glass and with non-slip rubber feet, this multi-functional board from Joseph Joseph provides a hygienic, odor- and stain-resistant work surface for all types of food preparation. Heat resistant to temperatures up to 500°F, it also makes the perfect trivet. Dishwasher-safe.

11.5″h x 15.75″w

$32.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Availability: Buy Mosaic Glass Worktop Saver here

Jar Tops by Jorre van Ast

For those of you that keep up with the various other design blogs, you might remember when this first hit the stands. These caps fit onto your own saved jars, enabling you to re-use them in various ways. They’re now available for purchase, so if you’re a fan, you can snap some up.

Material: Polypropylene
Jar Tops (Set of 5): Cocoa Shaker Cap: Dia 6.3 cm., Sugar Shaker Cap: Dia 6.3 cm., Long Handled Cap Dia 7 cm., Creamer Cap: Dia 5.8 cm., Oil & Vinegar Cap: 5.8 cm.

Two color choices, charcoal or green.
$25.00, Available at UMA.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Jar Tops by Jorre van Ast here

In-sink Kitchen Cloth Holder by Magisso

Hmm, this Magisso towel/cloth holder looks to be a smart way to store your kitchen dishcloths. A magnet holds it in place, so it’s easy to move/remove, and you can choose between a curved or straight handle.

Magisso Magnetic Kitchen Cloth Holder is developed and designed in Finland.
Available in plastic curved: $19.99
Stainless curved: $49.99
Stainless straight: $49.99

Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.99
Availability: Buy In-sink Kitchen Cloth Holder by Magisso here

Kitchen Scrubbing Cloth

No, it’s not food, so don’t try to eat it. Actually, it is food, but in a recycled sense, so you could try to eat it but it probably wouldn’t do any favors for your tastebuds. They’re kitchen scrubber cloths; they’ll clean up messy dishes without detergent and I’m assuming they’re friendlier to the environment than the plastic alternative. (Let’s be honest here, how many of you would try the taste just out of curiosity? Hmm? What if I gave you $5? Maybe then?)

The natural abrasives in these scrubbing cloths make for a resiliant kitchen utility. No detergent is needed for use, though a tiny dab of soap can be applied for the greasiest of dishes. The scrubbing cloth can be used for several months, gets curlier and softer with use and resists odor and bacteria.

The yellow coarse scrub is made from recycled corn cobs while the red gentle scrub is made from peach pits.

Designer: Hiroki Hayashi, 2008

$11.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $11.00
Availability: Buy Kitchen Scrubbing Cloth here

Tovolo Silicone Perfect Ice Cube Trays

If your attention to detail extends to the shape of ice in your drink, you might appreciate these silicone trays.

The Tovolo perfect cube ice cube trays eliminate messy ice shards melting on your counters and floors. And, they keep your drinks looking perfect.
* Perfect Cube Ice Cube Trays are made from food-grade Silicone, so they won’t absorb odors and colors.
* Cubes pop out perfect every time.
* Sold in sets of two trays of the same color.

Set of 2, $13.99, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $13.99
Availability: Buy Tovolo Silicone Perfect Ice Cube Trays here

Inandout Silicone Trivet

Two sizes in one plus a handful of fun colors to choose from…

This is a trivet for small pots and for large pots in one! All you need to do is turn it inside out and you’ll flip it from the small one to the big one. Made out of silicone, it is not just very durable; it also keeps the color perfectly and adds just the right flexibility to make the flipping an easy task. The diameter of the inside version is 7″ or 18 cm and the outside diameter is 9.4″ or 23,7 cm, so just the right difference.

Colors: Blue, Gray, Olive, Raspberry

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Aurea Dish Rack

Make doing the dishes a little more pleasant with this dish rack by Ernest Perera.

Aurea is a stylish, ingeniously space saving dish rack. Aurea won the Maison & Objets and Elle Décor’s “les Découvertes” award and was first featured in “Elle à table” magazine before catching the editors’ eye at Wallpaper* and Dwell.

Designer: Ernest Perera
Ivory model in stock. Other finishes (wengue, zebra, tiger, light oak, orange, grey) available as special orders.

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Availability: Buy Aurea Dish Rack here