Kitchen Accessories

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

Silverware Dishtowels at Anthropologie

Sure! Go ahead and eat with your hands. You’ll look totally civilized as long as you have these French-made, waffle-weave, spoon-and-fork cotton towels nearby. They’re a little pricey at $38 each, but they’re beautifully crisp, refreshingly white, and good at soaking up spills.

27.5 x 19.75 inches

Fork available here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $38.00
Availability: Buy Silverware Dishtowels at Anthropologie here

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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Elevate Kitchen Tools by Joseph and Joseph

Smart collection of kitchen tools that keep your utensils elevated whilst cooking…

The Elevate™ range of kitchen tools are designed to improve hygiene and minimize the mess made by placing mucky utensils onto kitchen surfaces. An innovative weighted handle with an integrated tool rest ensures that when an Elevate™ utensil is placed down, the head is always raised off the work surface. The Elevate™ range comprises of 6 essential tools, available individually or as a boxed gift set.

Dishwasher safe.
Available individually (£8.00) or as a boxed gift set (£40.00).

[via Holycool.net]

Purchase Information:

Price: £8.00
Availability: Buy Elevate Kitchen Tools by Joseph and Joseph here

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Slowcooker by Margriet Foolen

Start the new year out right with this slowcooker. It’s simple: place your fresh ingredients in the bowl, put it in the oven, and then wait for your meal to be steamed and cooked. Steaming (instead of boiling) preserves nutrients and vitamins, so you’ll get points for being healthy.  

materials: terra cotta, silicone
dimensions: 8.4″dia. x 6″

Also available from here for £39.95

Purchase Information:

Price: $66.00
Availability: Buy Slowcooker by Margriet Foolen here

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 it’s 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

Chemex Glass Water Kettle

Maybe you remember seeing Peter Schlumbohm’s Chemex Coffee Maker? The same functional simplicity is found in this water kettle.

Handblown from heat proof borosilicate glass, the kettle has no lid, yet is nearly completely enclosed. The silicone stopper ensures that steam escapes without coming into contact with the glass neck, allowing it to be used as a handle. Part of the Museum of Modern Art New York’s Permanent Collection.

Design: Peter Schlumbohm, USA, 1944
Dimensions: 8.5″D x 13″H
(or you can buy it here for $69.99.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Chemex Glass Water Kettle 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

Cubic Timer by IDEA

Nice. With this timer you simply turn it to the number you want and it starts ticking down. Might not seem like the most genius thing, but when your hands are covered in cooking ingredients, you don’t really want to mess around with tiny buttons or switches.

Keeping time in the kitchen is no longer a crap shoot with this dice-like timer by Japanese design collective IDEA. Want a 3-minute egg? Simply turn the timer so the number 3 faces up, and instantly time starts ticking down. Beep! C’est fini. Or count down from 10, 30 or 60 minutes.

Size: 2.4″ x 2.4″ x 2.4″

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.00
Availability: Buy Cubic Timer by IDEA here

Jug and Measuring Spoon

Well, take a look at this kitchen contraption. A double duty item, this ‘jug’ is a carafe or pitcher when not in use as a measuring device. Could be a handy sort of thing for making mixed drinks in bulk (for a few friends… or for yourself after a very bad day at work).

Jug and measuring spoon for liquid measuring. Spoon is printed with a scale of measurement. Read the measurement off the spoon when it is placed in the jug with the contents. The spoon has ounces and milliliters on it… Jug may also be used separately as a carafe or pitcher.

Measures up to 1000 ml or 32 oz.
Dimension: 8.5 in. H x 4.5 in. Diam.
Designer: WAT Design

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Availability: Buy Jug and Measuring Spoon here

Drip Stop Spoon Holder + Kitchen pencil

Not sure how often you’re struck with inspiration whilst stirring away in the kitchen, but this spoon/pencil/spoon holder combo is a smart way to ensure that if it does you’ll be prepared.

update: Looks like this is no longer available as a set. However, the Drip Stop Spoon Holder is available from twentytwentyone.com for £7.00 or at Fitzu.com for $18.00, and the Kitchen Pencil is available at buysebastianbergne.com (designer’s site) for £12.00 and at Fitzu.com for $25.00.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Drip Stop Spoon Holder + Kitchen pencil here

Useful Towel

Lovely useful dish towel from Bailey Doesn’t Bark, via swissmiss. (See also from them the Wall Plates posted last year.)

white flour sack, black design.
Care: Warm/Cold. Tumble dry.
{Hand}Made in USA.
Design: Bailey Doesn’t Bark

Purchase Information:

Price: $22.00
Available from: Bailey Doesn't Bark

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Sagaform Oval Oak Mezzaluna

Kitchen accessories that fold flat or fit together to save space always catch my eye, and this mezzaluna with accompanying board have me itching to chop up some herbs or something equally appropriate.

Stainless steel and oak.
Design by Lovisa Wattman
size: 11 3/4 x 7 7/8 x 5/8

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Available from: Amazon