Kitchen Accessories

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 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

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

Lemon Squeezer

If life gives you lemons…ah, you could use this squeezer to get the juice out easily.

With a simple twist, Rosendahl’s Lemon Squeezer easily and beautifully serves juice directly from the fruit. Made of stainless steel.

Notes: Dishwasher safe.
Material(s): Stainless steel
Dimensions: W 3.5″ H 0.8″ L 0.8″ Dia 0.8″

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.95
Availability: Buy Lemon Squeezer 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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Pumpkin Scoop

You know this will make things easier for you, right? The right tool for the job always does.

For cooking or carving, this pumpkin scoop is just the thing for removing seeds and pulp from pumpkins and other large squash varieties. Also efficiently removes cooked squash from skin and melons from their rinds.

Purchase Information:

Price: $7.95
Availability: Buy Pumpkin Scoop here

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