Kitchen Accessories

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.

Purchase Information:

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

Tape Kitchen Timer

Inconspicuous enough to leave out on the counter when not in use, this little kitchen timer works like a tape measure (except it’s minutes and seconds instead of inches and centimeters).

Designer : Jozeph Forakis
Measurements : 3 x 3 x 4

$20.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Tape Kitchen Timer 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

Paper Towel Tea Towel

Excellent, a tea towel that looks like notepaper.

A high quality Tea Towel designed to look like a sheet of lined notepaper.
Designed by super-creative London studio I Saw It First.

£10.00, Buy it here.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £10.00
Availability: Buy Paper Towel Tea Towel here

Chocolate Bar Brownie Pan

Any chocolate lovers out there? Now you can have your brownies in the shape of chocolate bars. Cute.

this pan bakes one large brownie in the shape of a chocolate bar, ready to be divided into a dozen pieces, each embossed with the word chocolate. Use your favorite fudge brownie mix or prepare a flourless chocolate cake for a supremely chocolaty experience. Made of cast aluminum with a premium nonstick finish, the pan distributes heat evenly and releases the brownies with ease.

Hand-wash. 13 1/2″ x 6 3/4″ x 1 1/4″ high

$29.95, Buy it here.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $29.95
Availability: Buy Chocolate Bar Brownie Pan 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

Valentine’s Day Cupcake Stencils

That’s right, it’s Valentine’s Day, and for that reason only do you get bombarded with red and heart shaped things that you must purchase in order to appease the gods. Here’s cupcake stencils that are red (ding!) and heart shaped (ding! ding!). There, we did our part.

Decorate cupcakes, cappuccino and other goodies with sprinkles of cocoa, decoratifs, colored or confectioner’s sugar in six different heart motifs.

Set of six stencils. 4″Wx2.75″H

$5.95 $2.95, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2.95
Availability: Buy Valentine’s Day Cupcake Stencils here

Ferm Living Tea Towels

Tea towels are such an inexpensive way freshen up your kitchen…and with all the designs to choose from, it’s hard to pick just one.

These fashionable, functional and fabulous tea towels, printed on 100% cotton, will without a doubt turn doing the dishes into a pleasure. Packaged in cardboard envelopes, they make the perfect present.

100% organic cotton.
19.7 x 27.6 (inches)

$19.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.00
Availability: Buy Ferm Living Tea Towels here

Poach Pods

If you love poached eggs, but hate the poatching, these handy pods will make your day.

The PoachPod is a flexible silicone cooking tool for poaching eggs, baking and molding. The PoachPod allows you to float and poach an egg in boiling water like a lily pad on a pond. When the egg is ready, flip the non-stick pod inside out and gently push the perfectly domed-shaped egg out. Place the pod in the dishwasher for easy clean up…Also perfect for chocolate, puddings, flan, cakes and more.

Set of 2: $9.99, Buy it here.
or Set of 4: $19.95, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.99
Availability: Buy Poach Pods here

Homo Sapien Tool

I think it’s appropriate to say we’ve come full circle, considering we can now purchase a more sophisticated version of a stone for multitasking in the kitchen.

Marie Garnier designed these beautiful sandstone Homo Sapiens that can be used as a knife sharpener, crushing or grinding stone (pestle).

2.75″ x 2″ x 6.5″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00
Availability: Buy Homo Sapien Tool 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.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Cut & Paste – Cutting Board

Here’s a porcelain and maple board that eases the transfer from cutting to pot or plate, though I might say the Rinse and Chop Board seems to do the same with the extra added function of draining.

Cut & Paste is a useful design by Klaus Hackl. Simply cut, slide and pour! Porcelain maple.

Dimensions: 11.25″l x 5.75″ x 2.25″h

$70.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $70.00
Availability: Buy Cut & Paste – Cutting Board here