Kitchen Accessories

Blue Bell Apron

We didn’t do any kind of Father’s Day gift guide this year, mainly because there weren’t a lot of requests, but mostly because we didn’t feel it necessary. You know what to get your father, right? No? Well, if your father figure likes cooking or grilling, I recommend this apron by Winter Session. It’s made from raw, unwashed denim and has the look of brand new overalls. Plus, there’s several pockets for tools and such.

Purchase Information:

Price: $68.00
Available from: The Vitrine

Milky Way Minor Cheese Knives

If the La Via Lattea Cheese Knife Set was way too rich for your wallet (at $400, I’d say that’s likely), but you loooove your cheese enough to treat it to something sort of special, check out these puppies. Designed by the very same Mr. and Mrs. Gasparini, this series was intended as lower priced option for an “interested public but not necessarily to experts.”
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Purchase Information:

Price: $112.00
Available from: Switch Modern

Flow Measuring Cups

These stoneware measuring cups are probably best suited for a weekend cook who has the time to use measuring cups without handles. I’m not sure how practical they are but I do think they’re lovely. Since I barely cook or bake I’d be fine using them, but they may not be suitable for someone that spends a lot of time in the kitchen.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.00
Available from: West Elm

Click ‘N Cook Spatula System

Hmm, take a look at these kitchen utensils. You’re seeing a modular spatula system sourced from Quirky, which features several attachments that snap into a universal handle and are released by clicking the button. Not being all that adept in the kitchen, I’m not sure of the pros and cons, but it does appear to be a good idea.

Included in the set: storage block, ergonomic handle, and five detachable spatula heads.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Available from: MODULE R

VIPP Dishwashing Set

Dishwashing is one of those chores few look forward to doing. However, it could be just a little bit more enjoyable for the rest of us with this set by VIPP. Rubber moulded steel protects your more fragile dishes and the brush has an easily exchangeable head. A handy bracket is included to hide everything away inside a cabinet door (though I suppose you could put it on view if you wanted).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $89.00
Available from: 2modern

Wood Glass Canisters

Storage containers are probably one of the lesser exciting things to shop for, especially when you consider all the other accessories and gadgets it takes to make a house a home. These containers would fit well within the kitchen, office or bathroom, corralling all manner of small things in a tidy silhouette of wood and glass. An optional rubber lip can be slipped on to create airtight storage.

Small ($20) or Large ($23).
(Ack! Small is out of stock, fyi.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: Merchant No. 4

Polar Ice Tray

What is this thingamajig, you say? Well, I know someone very picky about their ice cubes, and that someone would be quite happy to hear that this thingamajig is an ice tray that makes crystal clear ice. An insulated base allows air and impurities to compress at the bottom of the tray, leaving a block of clear ice at the top. Break apart for drinks or freeze flowers for decoration (does anyone do that?).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $66.00
Available from: A+R Store

The OCD Chef Cutting Board

If you and yours obsess over getting your ingredients exactly right, this cutting board is right up your alley. Though it’s worth noting that even if you’re nowhere near being OCD, this cutting board could possibly push you to be more obsessive than normal. It looks like it’s not available right away, but you can sign up to receive an email notice once it’s available for purchase.

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Scholten & Baijings Tea Towels

You might be familiar with the blankets and cushions of Scholten & Baijings, which are entirely amazing and retail anywhere from ~$250 per pillow and ~$700 – $1,700 per blanket (expensive, but, as I said, a-maze-ing). These graphic tea towels for Hay Denmark are an affordable way to enjoy the design duo’s fluorescent patterns; the towels cost $32 for a set of 2.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Available from: A+R Store

Menu Steam Tower

Similar to bamboo asian steamers, this tower can cook fish, meat, vegetables in the oven at the same time. Steaming preserves natural vitamins and minerals, so you’ll have a healthier meal too. A recipe book by Chef Morten Koster is included.

Also available from Scandi Living for £59.95.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Available from: arrango design

RETAIL FACILITY – Knife Rack

Whether you’re a die hard minimalist or just someone who appreciates simple no-frills kitchen accessories, you might like this bamboo knife rack by Taylors Eye Witness. See video below for closeups and installation.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £39.00
Available from: Retail Facility

London Fog Tea Towel

These tea towels from zakka nouveau are done in soft colors with the simplest of raindrops for a pattern… more than tempted to snap up the whole set, which runs $60 for all three.

First Kiss and London Fog shown above.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Kitchen Organizer

Holy, this Kitchen Organizer used to have the price tag of $699, and now it’s on sale for $349. Much more affordable, and could be just the thing to get your kitchen sorted.

from Design Within Reach.

Was: $699.00USD
Now:$349.50USD

Purchase Information:

Price: $349.50
Available from: Design Within Reach

Cut and Paste Cutting Boards

White and wood is used so often in product design because it always looks great and its style is timeless. Designer Klaus Hackl implements the two-tone palette in Maple and porcelain for his series of Cut & Paste cutting boards. I think they’re a bit small for serious kitchen use, but are just perfect for the dining table. The medium size measures 11 x 5.7, and the large is 17 x 8.5.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $21.05
Availability: Buy Cut and Paste Cutting Boards here

Source: Swiss Miss

Mysqueeze Citrus Squeezer

From our archives (originally published September 24, 2010), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.

If you love your lemons, feast your eyes upon this citrus squeezer by Roland Kreiter. The innovative torpedo shape allows both sides to be utilized at once, making short work of enough juice for lemonade or your favorite cocktail.

Mysqueeze Citrus Squeezer was a winning entry in mydeco’s “Pure Creativity” competition juried by Philippe Starck.

Also, if you’re interested, Mark Tintner won the pure creativity competition to make a viral film based on the mysqueeze. See it on Vimeo.

Purchase Information:

Price: $67.00
Available from: arango