There’s something about the beginning of fall that has us all wanting to pull out the cookbooks and start cooking again. Changing focus from outdoor cooking to preparing meals from autumn’s bounty means it’s time to take stock of our kitchen utensils. From chef’s grade knives to whimsical kitchen accessories, we encourage you to shop our unique collection of tools for the kitchen.
Chefs and home cooks alike are fans of Shun knives handcrafted in Japan. Their razor-sharp blades offer top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-MAX steel, which provides incredible edge retention, is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then ground and bead-blasted, revealing the flowing pattern of the layered steel. The result is a beautiful line of knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant. A century-old tradition of Japanese blade-making excellence, combined with the newest technology and the most advanced materials, make every Shun knife a functional work of art.
Measuring spoons are measuring spoons, right? But exact measurements in baking are essential and with Dreamfarm’s innovative Levoons you can level your ingredients with just a squeeze. The spring loaded spoons have a scraper that removes excess ingredients. Designed by the creative minds at Dreamfarm in Brisbane, Australia, this ingenious nesting set of four spoons was a selection for the Good Design award.
Nest Utensils Plus
At an early age, twins Antony and Richard Joseph, were fascinated by design. In 2003 the English brothers launched Joseph Joseph. With their goal to create functional, problem-solving household products, they began creating “brilliantly useful designs” for the home. Each piece, from small kitchen tools, to cutting boards and utensil holders, are thoughtfully conceived. Attention is paid to form, colour, materials, and how the piece will be used and stored. The Nest Utensils Plus is part of their popular Nest space saving kitchen collection. Five essential kitchen tools – slotted spatula, spaghetti server, slotted spoon, solid spoon, and ladle – stack together and are magnetically held in place on its stand. Without taking up a lot of real estate on your counter, the most important cooking tools are always easy to access and close at hand. Nest comes in rainbow hues and their new palette, Editions Sky, inspired by the changing colours of the sky.
Micheal Graves Kitchen Timer
Legendary architect Michael Graves may be best known for projects such as the Portland Building and the Denver Public Library, but he will also be remembered for his much-loved product designs. His iconic, best-selling 9093 Kettle, first designed over 30 years ago for Alessi, is still found in kitchens around the world. Building on motifs found in the kettle, his Kitchen Timer is a must-have in the kitchen for its simple functionality and sophisticated design. Yes, you can use the timer on your phone or microwave, but where’s the fun in that!