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Misc Kitchen Accessories

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

Source: Via

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.

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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

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

Ovopur’s Ceramic Water Filter

Uh, I might care about my water quality, but I think the price tag of this filter might be more at home in an office setting than my kitchen. That said, it looks pretty darn good for an updated (and improved) water cooler/filter.

Up to 11 liters of tap water is filtered and revitalized with the reusable, multilayer Aquacristal filter cartridge, which removes chemicals and organic pollutants. Water starts with an Activated Carbon layer, neutralizing taste and smell, it absorbs 99% of pharmaceutical residues, phenols, and other nasty elements. Next is the at a layer of KD455, a powder of copper alloy and ultra pure zinc to neutralize 99% of the chlorine, lead and other heavy metals, while fighting buildup of bacteria, algae. Through the third layer water passes through Quartz Crystal, an energy amplifier and conductor that is used to remove any lingering impurities. Lastly, the Microporous Bioceramics absorbs any remaining chemical and organic residues, while active MBs soften and revitalize water by reducing molecules—which ensures maximum hydration for the end user, helps stimulate blood circulation and detox while preventing oxidation. The Results? Delicious! And the ceramic vessel looks irresistible, too.

Holds up to 3 gallons of purified water.
Size: 11″ w x 14″ d x 26″ t

$895.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $895.00
Availability: Buy Ovopur’s Ceramic Water Filter here

DWR Kitchen Basics

If you’re missing any kitchen basics, you might consider DWR’s offerings, as they all look entirely unoffensive. (Has anyone bought the water pitcher? If so, does it work? Please click on title to comment.)

Water Pitcher: $25.00 – $85.00, Buy it here.

Herb Pot: $30.00, Buy it here.

Louella Glass Butter Dish: $25.00, Buy it here.

Steamer Set 1.5 L and 3 L: $155.00, Buy it here.

Ice Cream Scoop, $22.00, Buy it here.

Measuring Cup/Juicer: $30.00, Buy it here.

More information:

View DWR Kitchen Basics here

Compact Dish Rack and Sink Mat

If you’re short on counter space, you certainly don’t want your dish rack to be huge. This 7″x4″ dishrack will do the job in half the space of a regular sized one. If that’s still pushing it too far, maybe go with a sink mat instead.

Compact Stainless Steel Dish Rack, $27.00, Buy it here.
Endurance Stainless Steel Sink Mat, $13.50, Buy it here.

Pot and Pan Rack – Produce

Whoa, if I had an empty wall in my kitchen, I’d certainly want this there (as well as the $2,800 it would take to buy it). It looks like the hooks are located near the outer edge to accommodate larger pan sizes.

Reclaimed pine, steel, magnet
7″h x 60″w x 7″d

$2,800.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,800.00
Availability: Buy Pot and Pan Rack – Produce here

‘Patience’ and ‘Fortitude’ Sponges

I bet many of you can identify with Mr. Seifer and his feelings on dishwashing.

I need patience and fortitude to do my dishes.
Here in New York City I don’t have a dishwasher and my sink is really small.
Sponges arrive flat and expand in water. This is very entertaining to watch. Great for parties. You will receive two identical sponges. They read “patience” on one side and “fortitude” on the other.
Made in USA. –Reed Seifer

2 by 4 inches (5 by 10 cm.)

2 sponges: $8.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Availability: Buy ‘Patience’ and ‘Fortitude’ Sponges here

Faucet Fountain

For those of you who prefer to not grab a glass when thirsty, this contraption will make your life a little bit easier.

turns a faucet into a drinking fountain
easy to install, just slip it on
does not interfere with normal faucet use
use in kitchen or bathroom
fits faucets approximately .75″ diameter
plastic

1.5″w x 2.5″ d x 1.5″h

$3.95, Buy it here.

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No longer available.