There’s nothing nice about teabags. Both the name & the drinking experience they deliver leave a bit to be desired. This teapot from Denmark design house, Menu, will make you forget about the bag. Its smooth glass form is classic Scandinavian design—functional beauty. The tea ball raises and lowers out of the tea for a perfect steep with every pot, while the gorgeous lines of this kettle elevate the tea drinking experience high above the vulgarities of teabagging.
Form perfect “stuffable” burgers with this innovative kitchen tool from the gourmands at Williams-Sonoma. Yes, you can hide stuff inside the burger. For starters, you can load it with cheese, bacon, chili, onions, peppers, all that. Or make dinner a little more fun by playing sick pranks on the kids. Put a decapitated Barbie head or hermit crab inside their burgers and see what happens. PS, keep your camera handy.
Most of the time you’re cooking for one or two, right? Save some gas, electricity—and time. With 9 menu functions & precise cooking elements, this little oven will keep you from burning your dinner, while using 30% less energy than the big oven. Plus it’s quick to preheat, meaning you’re eating dinner sooner.
This hand-forged, German kitchen knife looks like it survived a nuclear blast or was dredged up from a shipwreck, but clearly the blade’s finish is perfectly precise. Hammered into shape from one molten chunk of steel, this knife has been stripped of all but the essentials. The maker’s mark is a grasshopper, a symbol of the Luneburg Black Forge.
Like most guys, you’re pretty serious about your tools. You need the right one for the job, no matter what you’re working on. And if the project happens to be a gourmet meal, Stelton’s Pure Black knife collection is what you need. They’re sculpted from a single slab of stainless steel and treated to stay sharp enough to lop off a digit in one quick slice. They also feature a hygienic coating for easy cleaning if you do happen to lose a finger.
We know the job of sharpening your household knives is pretty dull. Gotcha! But really, when you’ve got chef’s knives and fine cutlery, you want it sharp. And you don’t want to harm the blades in the process or break a sweat honing them up. Logically, the Austrians came up with a simple, functional design for a sharpener that mounts to your countertop with four suction cup feet.
Since one of your reject buddies already put a nice chip in your custom countertop, it might seem kinda too little, too late to get this handy beer opener fridge magnet. But it’s so easy; so right. It just sticks to your fridge, right there where even a guy who’s a few brain cells shy of a 12-pack could find it. And hey, if you won’t buy it … we bet your lady will.
Italians know their wine and their design. The two are stylishly paired in this space-saving and chic wall-mounted wine rack. Designed by Antonio Lages & Angela Ladeiro for Italian homegoods brand, Legonart, the rack is made of solid Ash wood and aluminum. Easy to mount and holds ten bottles.
What’s better than a steaming hot espresso in an instant? This donut-shaped unit from Krups uses little pods to pop you out a hot one in under a minute. There are a dozen different blends & flavors for the perfect cup when you get up. The unique rounded design uses minimal counter space and comes in a color to match your kitchen.
Every week you put how many wine bottles out with the recycling? Yeah, lots. So does everyone else. It took the simple genius of Bottle Hood to reclaim these bottles & upcycle them back to your dinner table. Hefty glass wine bottles are cut and polished to make chunky, funky wine tumblers that, upon refilling, will not only make you feel better, but will also conserve the resources used in the glass recycling process. See…simpler is better.