Misc Kitchen Accessories

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

1.5″w x 2.5″ d x 1.5″h

$3.95, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Kitchen Sink Brush (Gold Tooth)

Ha. I kind of love this.

“A Kitchen Sink Brush bound to make you smile while doing the chore no one likes…Made in a former school for the blind, the company now employs blind people to produce these extraordinary and function brush items. Made in Germany.”

3 in. W x 3.5 in. H when stacked

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Availability: Buy Kitchen Sink Brush (Gold Tooth) here

Nest (kitchenware)

This set of very colorful kitchenware nests together to save space.

The ultimate collection of practical kitchenware, ‘Nest ‘ is available in a choice of two different sets and includes all the everyday essentials, from non-slip mixing bowls to juicer and measuring cups, all of which nest together, taking up minimal space. Not to mention it looks great too, together or apart.

Designer: morph
Size: 12.8″ x 10.2″ x 5.3″

$57.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $57.00
Availability: Buy Nest (kitchenware) here

Kuro Cube

You gotta love something that absorbs odors and only needs a little bit of sun to ‘reactivate’ its powers…(sounds like a superhero).

Kuro Cube reduces the refrigerator odor
and gives a healthier environment.
Kuro Cube adsorbs gasses and odor
to keep the food fresh longer.
Kuro Cube is made of powdered White Charcoal
and is active for years. Give it a sunbath every now and then to reactivate its powers.

Dimensions: 3″ x 3″ x 3″

$45.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Kuro Cube here


Check out this new kitchen gadget from Fusion Brands:

Heat-resistant silicone fingertongs™ allow you to safely cook with your hands. Controlled flipping and grasping of food while cooking is easy with the flexible fingertongs.

$18.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Availability: Buy fingertongs™ here

Ice Orb

This cooler-slash-icemaker is brilliant.

The world’s first vertical ice tray! It chills. It serves. It stores. The Orb makes 21 ice cubes, and stores another 51 within its removable inner bucket. Or use it to keep bottles or homemade ice cream and other goodies cold. It’s airtight so it keeps contents odor free.

Size: 6″ dia x 5″ t

$16.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Ice Orb here

Ornamented Metal Lace Drain

I love it when someone rethinks something so completely ordinary.

Finally, a product that actually makes you want to look into your old sink drain. Made out of hand-forced and laser-cut stainless steel, The Ornamented Life has created this otherwise utilitarian metal drain with a lace print bringing beauty into the kitchen or bathroom.

Manufacturer: The Ornamented Life, Netherlands
Designer: Joana Meroz
Color: Silver
Size: 2 3/4″ diameter

Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Availability: Buy Ornamented Metal Lace Drain here

Mikoto Knife Blocks

We’ve posted the Mikoto Knife Block in red before, but this black one caught my eye…I love the lacquered look.

By contributing to the preservation of the environment and continually searching for new and innovative ideas to make beautiful products out of bamboo this company has been one of our favorites from day one. The knife blocks are another example of great and functional design; because the blocks are filled with bamboo skewers, all your knives will fit anywhere in the block. All products are designed in France and produced by skillful artisans in Vietnam.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00-$150.00
Availability: Buy Mikoto Knife Blocks here

Bread Bin by morph for Joseph Joseph

Here’s a nice little bread box with a lid that also serves as a bread board.

(Link and price updated February 22, 2011.)

Support BLTD by buying here: $99 at gnr8.biz

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Availability: Buy Bread Bin by morph for Joseph Joseph here

GOOD GRIPS Expanable Utensil Organizer

This expandable organizer seems to be the answer to keep large and small utensils exactly where you want them, thereby providing serenity to those of us more finicky about disorganized flatware.

-Dividers adjust to accommodate all utensil shapes and sizes
-Organize more utensils in one compartment
-Multiple utensils stay neatly stacked even when drawers are opening and closing
-Expands from 9.75” to 16.25” to fit kitchen drawers

15.25” x 9.5” to 16” x 2”

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy GOOD GRIPS Expanable Utensil Organizer here

Crystal Cloud and Pig Cooking Lid

If you haven’t checked out MoMA’s Destination: Japan, head on over there and take a look- it’s kind of fascinating.

Crystal Cloud, Yumiko Yoshimoto, 1979:
“Water in this cloud-shaped glass sculpture creates repeating natural phenomena such as forming water drops, becoming cloudy based on temperature, and shining when the water sways. Created by glass sculptor Yumiko Yoshimoto, each Crystal Cloud is mouth blown and shaped by hand. Made of borosilicate glass filled with distilled water and a polished chromium-plated brass stand. Hand-wash only.”
Size: 2.75h x 3l x 1.5″diam.

$100.00, $90.00 Members, Buy it here.

Pig Cooking Lid, Marna Inc., 2001:
“Made of soft silicone with a pig face in the center, this multipurpose lid can be placed directly over ingredients in a pot to help them cook evenly, releasing steam through the pig’s snout. It can also be used to cover food in the microwave, and as a grip to open lids. Dishwasher and microwave safe.”
Size: 1h x 7″diam.

$18.00, $16.20 Members, Buy it here.