These kitchen implements and accessories are for the cook who has absolutely everything – including a sense of humour. While some products are more novel than others, each one promises to put a smile on your face, not to mention make your cooking space all the more appetizing (and stylish).
Cheery Travel Mug
When everyone else forgets to greet you in the morning, you’ll always have this friendly travel companion. Made of stoneware, the takeaway looker is topped with a silicone lid. The original design is the talented work of US ceramicist Molly Hatch. Find her website here. Sweet Salutation Travel Mug, $13 US.
Toronto-based Janet Hinkle of Hinkleville Handmade crafts adorable planters that are loved by so many. We’re smitten by this trio, which are perfect for smaller plants. And they’re guaranteed to make you smile, especially if you pop in quirky wispy-haired foliage. Heart Planter Set, $110 per set of 3.
Clever Cutting Board
A sleek, reversible chopping board with a motivational saying is exactly what you need when you’re holding back tears from dicing onions. Made of maple, the laser-engraved design is finished with peanut-free oil and vegan wax. The piece is the crafty work of Ontario-based artist Tricia O. Chop it Real Good Cutting Board/Serving Board, $50.
Savvy Pasta Pot
It’s incredibly annoying to dirty more dishes then you need to, which is why this crafty pot is so genius. The design accommodates noodles without breakage and the interior is non-stick for easy cleaning. It also has stay-cool handles, so there’s no fear of burning yourself. Bialetti 5 Quart Pasta Pot, $40.
Who’s going to smile up at you like these happy guys while you’re serving salad? Not many! The playful utensils are crafted from natural bamboo and make a chipper addition to any kitchen. Bamboo Serving Utensils, $14.
Every well-curated cupboard requires a cheeky mug or two, reserved for those mornings when leaving bed feels entirely off the table. Next time, you can reach for this witty Snoop Dogg-approved find. Drop It Like It’s Hot Mug, $10.
These totally adorable long-necked soup ladles that poke out of broth are instant pick-me-ups. The set includes a ladle, a strainer… and a lifetime of pleasure. Nessie Loch Ness Monster Ladles, $12 per set of 2.
It’s almost a shame to soil these three-ply paper napkins, because they’re so darn cute. And the typewriter font is très trendy. Paper Napkins, $4 per set of 20.
What better way to heat things up in the kitchen than with these lip-patterned linen tea towels? They’re a stylish culinary staple, as far as we’re concerned. Blush Pink Hot Lips Tea Towel, $24 per set of 2.
Stylish Coffee Companion
Handblown, shapely and the perfect companion to your Chemex coffee maker, this stylish set is sure to please when your fashionista friends drop by. Chemex Cream and Sugar Set, $55.
Magnetic Cutting Board
Do you keep your cutting boards clumsily leaning against the backsplash? Not anymore, you don’t. This clever product consists of two solid wood cutting boards that magnetically connect to two sides of a knife rack. It’s a nifty new design that offers a perfect place to store and dry your boards. Its base also keeps the stand stable. Chops, $65.
It makes about as much sense as those square watermelons that occasionally crop up in grocery stores. It’s a device that centres your wobbly egg by creating corners. It’s silly, but never again will your hard-boiled egg roll away from you. Eddingtons Egg Cuber, $16.
We’re often told that cooking is something of an art form, and this quirky painter’s palette-inspired cheese tray really seals the deal. Fishs Eddy Cheese Tray, $30 US.
For the person who needs nice storage for every single food item, there’s this stylish number. And, hey, without the cereal box, people will never be able to tell that you’re mowing down on Cap’n Crunch for breakfast. OXO Countertop Cereal Dispenser, $46.
You’ve heard of snakes on a plane, now there’s snails on wine glasses. But the insects aren’t picky. They’ll cling to any rims, whether they’re glasses or mugs. A 12-piece pack comes in a variety of colours and helps distinguish your glass from your guest’s. Cute Snail Wineglass Label, $15 per set of 12.
Shiny and striking, this electric juicer isn’t just about its good looks. The machine makes fresh-squeezed orange juice faster than you can open a carton of the stuff and pour it into a glass. Bugatti Vita Professional Juicer, $350.
Click-Worthy Waffle Iron
Are you still eating those dull, square Belgian waffles? Get with the times with this nutty yet spectacularly designed waffle iron that turns batter into a keyboard. Control-Alt-Delete yourself to a fun breakfast. The Keyboard Waffle Iron, $65.
No more messing around with goopy yolks and whites that rarely come apart perfectly. You’ve got a big-mouth silicone rubber fish to help out in the kitchen, and he’s not only funny-looking – he really works. He also has a YolkPig relative, which you can check out here. Peleg Design Yolkfish Egg Separator, $9.
It’s no fun when bacon is misbehaving. Sometimes, it curls up in a pan when all you want is for the juicy strips to sit nice and flat in preparation for that BLT. And for that you’ll need this heavy-duty gadget that minimizes bacon shrinkage. It also boasts a cool-touch wooden handle. Cast-Iron Bacon Press, $15 US.
Sea Urchin Toothpick Holder
Handmade by North Carolina-based sculptor Shandi McConnell, this bulbous accessory is made for the fishophile in your life, or should that be seafoodophile? Either way, it’s pretty cool. Sea Urchin Toothpick Holder, $40.
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