Kitchen Accessories

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

Twisk

By squeezing the handle, the whisk head rotates… hmm, looks like it might be an improvement to the traditional whisk, but it’s the sort of thing you have to actually try to see if it works well. No endorsements by users on retailer’s site yet, so we’ll wait and see.

Give your wrist a rest with the amazing, inventive power of the Twisk™! The unique design of this mechanical whisk makes whisking light liquids faster and easier. Using one hand to squeeze the handle, the whisk head rotates to create the perfect peak on your egg whites – leaving your free hand to grip the bowl. Due to its sleek shape, Twisk™ is also perfect to use as a conventional whisk for thicker liquids and batters.

Dishwasher safe.

$15.50, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.50
Availability: Buy Twisk here

Nizor Scissors

With ergonomically designed handles and an anti-slip rubber grip, these kitchen scissors are much fancier than the pair I have at home…and, when taken apart, it becomes a paring knife, which kicks the living daylights out of my kitchen scissors.

Nizor is a simple idea, a kitchen utility scissor that when taken apart, becomes a fully functioning paring knife. Whether cutting paper, snipping flowers, chopping herbs, seafood or poultry, Nizor scissor knife adapts to your needs. The design features professional grade blades made of the highest quality stainless steel – a sharp lower cutting edge and notched upper blade for griping meat or herbs. Product is dishwasher and food safe.

Designer: Rama Chorpash for CulinHome

$25.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Nizor Scissors 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

Tea Towels by Donna Wilson

The whimsical nature of Donna Wilson’s designs never cease to enthrall. Luckily, if you don’t have room for pillows or poofs, there are tea towels.

Approx. 48 x 80cm.

£16.50, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: £16.50
Availability: Buy Tea Towels by Donna Wilson here