Kitchen Accessories

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.

Purchase Information:

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

Wooden Kitchen Spoon

I’m not much of a cook, but I have spent enough time in front of a stove to realize that this spoon would be a convenient thing to have.

Side by Side Tipping cooking spoon with weighted end

$35.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Availability: Buy Wooden Kitchen Spoon here

Kitchen Sink Brush (Gold Tooth)

Ha. I kind of love this.

“A Kitchen Sink Brush bound to make you smile while doing the chore no one likes…Made in a former school for the blind, the company now employs blind people to produce these extraordinary and function brush items. Made in Germany.”

3 in. W x 3.5 in. H when stacked

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Availability: Buy Kitchen Sink Brush (Gold Tooth) here

Steamer Basket

My favorite items are simple, beautiful, and functional…all of which apply to this basket.

“When we found this steamer basket we each thought, wow, cool basket, what is it for and then each of us came up with a variety of things to do with it: holding papers, fruit basket, beautiful object for the shelf, steaming food etc. Technically it is designed for steaming food by placing it in a pot with a small amount of water underneath, just as one would with any steamer. It is also nice for serving tempura with a small white paper between the basket and the tempura. We can think of a 100 ways to use this basket and are certain you will too. At the end of the day it is a beautiful object that takes on many applications.”
-Alisa Grifo, founder Kiosk

Materials: Bamboo

$45.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Steamer Basket here

Rinse and Chop Board

This is an excellent design for the kitchen- chop, then rinse and drain all with the same board.

This clever chopping board features a hinged top that folds flat into a chute, thereby creating a colander at one end. After chopping fruits or vegetables, lock the board into position to rinse and drain. Made of polypropylene with a non-slip rubber grip. Dishwasher Safe.

25h x 17l x 11″w

$24.00 ($19.20 Members), Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Availability: Buy Rinse and Chop Board here

Nest (kitchenware)

This set of very colorful kitchenware nests together to save space.

The ultimate collection of practical kitchenware, ‘Nest ‘ is available in a choice of two different sets and includes all the everyday essentials, from non-slip mixing bowls to juicer and measuring cups, all of which nest together, taking up minimal space. Not to mention it looks great too, together or apart.

Designer: morph
Size: 12.8″ x 10.2″ x 5.3″

$57.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $57.00
Availability: Buy Nest (kitchenware) here

Birthday Cake Mould

I like the idea of this ‘happy birthday’ cake mold, though I guess you’d have to leave off the frosting?

This food grade silicon mould creates the cake that says it all. Non-stick silicone bakeware. Oven safe to 570 degrees C. Dishwasher safe. Microwave safe. Freezer safe.

Designer: Sam & Jude
Dimensions: 8.5″dia x 2.16″H

$35.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Availability: Buy Birthday Cake Mould here

Hola Ola No 1

This looks like such a handy thing to put all sorts of food stuffs in.

A pre-molded soft silicone pot, 2″ wide and 3.5″ high (50 x 87 mm) that you squeeze, it opens, you fill it, you release the pressure, it closes. You need it? Squeeze it, it opens, a little shake and it pours, release it and it closes again. So smart.

Colors: Black, Lilac, Transparent – sold out, White, Yellow

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Hola Ola No 1 here

Flex Trivet

Kitchen gadgets: the things you don’t know you need until you do…

“It’s a trivet, it’s a jar opener, it’s a kitchen snake, it’s just a hot gadget. Flex is…well, flexible. 18″ long with a touch of the blomus stainless on the end for the German flair.”

(Link and price updated June 17, 2013.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Available from: AllModern

Keru Keru

I’m not one to claim I know my way around the kitchen, but I can honestly say that this looks to be pretty handy.

Just transfer your liquids into the bottle, a flick of the wrist has the liquid in the cap and you are perfectly positioned to transfer perfect amounts into what ever you are cooking up. Whether it’s hot or cold, they work like a charm and because they are glass and silicone, they love your dishwasher and exit in pristine condition…

Colors: Soy Brown, Chili Red, Kalamata Olive, Milky White

$20.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Keru Keru here

Kuro Cube

You gotta love something that absorbs odors and only needs a little bit of sun to ‘reactivate’ its powers…(sounds like a superhero).

Kuro Cube reduces the refrigerator odor
and gives a healthier environment.
Kuro Cube adsorbs gasses and odor
to keep the food fresh longer.
Kuro Cube is made of powdered White Charcoal
and is active for years. Give it a sunbath every now and then to reactivate its powers.

Dimensions: 3″ x 3″ x 3″

$45.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Kuro Cube here

fingertongs™

Check out this new kitchen gadget from Fusion Brands:

Heat-resistant silicone fingertongs™ allow you to safely cook with your hands. Controlled flipping and grasping of food while cooking is easy with the flexible fingertongs.

$18.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Availability: Buy fingertongs™ here