Best Wood Kitchen Products
From sustainable bamboo and ipe to classic American hardwoods, wood's durability and beauty is undeniable. Here, a selection of some of our favorite wooden kitchen products.
Flippable, stackable, and shakeable, these tapered salt and pepper dispensers ($35) from Teroforma do it all. And when you place one atop the other (an attractive way to stow and keep the duo together), it won't come tumbling down: small magnets hold the pair in place. To order, visit teroforma.com
These plates designed by David Rasmussen are functional Danish modern art for your dinner table. Available in hard walnut and maple, each plate is trimmed with a slick pop of color and finished with food-safe oil.
Stunning and deceptively simple, the Karmi tea canister, made in the century's old Yamanaka tradition, can take over a year to complete. Craftsmen carve each groove in the cherry birch by hand; each piece is carefully dried over several months.
This chic, reusable cutlery is made from organic, food-safe bamboo and water-based adhesives, and finished with premium natural oils. Enjoy the perfect picnic in safe, natural style.
There are knife racks, and there are knife racks. Handmade to order from solid FSC-Certified walnut and wall mounted, this extra large, timeless piece could be hung on the wall as art in itself but also serves as a sturdy utilitarian mount for prized kitchen blades.
Designer Araya Jensen hand-dips each hand-carved bowl in synthetic rubber, so no two bowls are exactly alike. The cheerful result is a tactile, unique piece.
Well, this is handy. Wood blocks that only offer one slot per knife might leave you stabbing around hoping to find the one that fits, and they don't offer much versatility for accommodating new blades. Ute (short for utilitarian) Australian Design eliminated the individual slits on their carbonized bamboo base, giving a happy home to your parers, cleavers, and everything in between.
Consider it a dream come true, an honest-to-goodness marshmallow tree. This decorative piece would make a nibble-worthy presentation when the party is in full swing and the hors d'oeuvres are in bloom, that can also double as decoration when its brances are bare.