Kitchen Accessories

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Be Nice or Leave Dishtowel

Here’s a simple enough message for those that enter your kitchen. There’s also another dishtowel with a less subtle message should you need it. (I love how dishtowels are becoming popular again.)

A fabulous giant 20 inches wide x 28 inches tall, all cotton dish towel, hand-woven in India by Fabindia and screenprinted with water-based, non-toxic inks.

$9.99, Buy it here.

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Price: $9.99
Availability: Buy Be Nice or Leave Dishtowel here

Cork Cutting Boards

Here’s a slight summer sale on some cork cutting boards. As you probably already know, cork is a renewable resource, so it’s a smart and friendly sort of material to use for all sorts of things.

We love these cork cutting boards for chopping and as presentation platters. Made from durable, high-density cork, the surface is resistant to wear. Cork is slip-resistant and lightweight, and it cushions knife blades and keeps them sharp.

Small: 8.5″ long x 6″ wide, $12.00 $9.60
Medium: 12″ long x 8″ wide, $22.00 $19.60
Large: 14″ long x 10″ wide, $28.00 $25.60
Buy it here.

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Compact Herb Chopper

Simplify your herb preparation with this handy little chopper that stores the blade when not in use.

Clever, compact design in a handy package. That’s the simple premise for this herb chopper by UK’s critically acclaimed Joseph Joseph. The soft-handled, double-bladed cutter slides from the non-slip chopping base. Effortlessly and neatly, dice nuts, chocolate, herbs or garlic cloves. Then sweep them right off the base and into the mix. Wipe clean and safely store the blade back into the compartment.

Size: 6.9″ dia x 1.6″ t

$25.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Compact Herb Chopper here

Tovolo Silicone Perfect Ice Cube Trays

If your attention to detail extends to the shape of ice in your drink, you might appreciate these silicone trays.

The Tovolo perfect cube ice cube trays eliminate messy ice shards melting on your counters and floors. And, they keep your drinks looking perfect.
* Perfect Cube Ice Cube Trays are made from food-grade Silicone, so they won’t absorb odors and colors.
* Cubes pop out perfect every time.
* Sold in sets of two trays of the same color.

Set of 2, $13.99, Buy it here.

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Price: $13.99
Availability: Buy Tovolo Silicone Perfect Ice Cube Trays here

Inandout Silicone Trivet

Two sizes in one plus a handful of fun colors to choose from…

This is a trivet for small pots and for large pots in one! All you need to do is turn it inside out and you’ll flip it from the small one to the big one. Made out of silicone, it is not just very durable; it also keeps the color perfectly and adds just the right flexibility to make the flipping an easy task. The diameter of the inside version is 7″ or 18 cm and the outside diameter is 9.4″ or 23,7 cm, so just the right difference.

Colors: Blue, Gray, Olive, Raspberry

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No longer available.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.