GEAR & GADGETS
These clever culinary items bring style, functionality and a touch of whimsy to the kitchen.
SIPS TO GO
With the Zoku 3-in-1 Stainless Steel Tumbler, water, coffee, juice or tea can be kept cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 6 hours. It’s equipped with a silicone straw hole and a secure lid to prevent spills while you’re on the go. $26, zokuhome.com
BIRD’S EYE VIEW
Add some cheer to your table with this cute blue bird and robin egg, part of the Bird and Nest Salt and Pepper Shaker Set. $20, pier1.com
Featuring a removable stone top, the Lagrange Grill’ Pierre Hot Stone Deluxe heats to the ideal temperature in minutes. This cooking surface for meats and veggies can be made nonstick with just a sprinkle of salt – no oils or fats are required. $180, bedbathandbeyond.com
The Dreamfarm Teafu speeds up the process of brewing tea – to only 22 seconds, to be exact! Add tea leaves to infuser then immerse it in a mug of hot water to steep, squeezing the handles a couple of times. Simply squeeze out excess water over top of mug to remove it, drip-free.
FRENCH PRESS IN DISGUISE
Inspired by watercolor, the Mimira French Press by Suite One Studio is finished with genuine gold flecks for an absolutely stunning addition to your counter top. $58, anthropologie.com
Tired of cranking out veggie noodles by hand? You can have zucchini noodles ready for a veggie spaghetti in 10 seconds or make curly carrot fries in under a minute. The Veggie Bullet even shreds and slices. $130, veggiebullet.com
The Black and Blum Sandwich Box goes beyond sandwiches to house salads, grains and proteins. It has a stainless steel body, silicone strap and bamboo lid, plus the lid doubles as a plate or cutting board. $35, food52.com
SHARPEST KNIVES ON THE BLOCK
The Sabatier 12-Piece Edgekeeper Pro Self-Sharpening Knife Block Set comes with built-in knife sharpeners and 11 high-carbon stainless steel knives ranging in size from 31/2 to 8 inches. $100, amazon.com
A TASTE OF JAPAN
Constructed of a high-quality stainless steel with a natural wood handle, the lightweight Yukihira Saucepan is dimpled by hand to enhance heat retention, adding both function and style to your cooking. $45, momastore.org