Food & Drink

Stormtrooper Decanter & Shot Glass

Color accuracy would dictate you fill them with milk. Still, some sort of spirit would be a far better fit for either the Stormtrooper Decanter or Stormtrooper Shot Glass. Both are based on the authentic and original Stormtrooper helmet molds created by Andrew Ainsworth back in 1976 when his industrial design studio was commissioned to make props for a then unknown sci-fi movie. The Super Flint Glass decanter boasts a 750ml capacity while the shot glass actually holds far more than a standard shot at 150ml (a touch over 5 fluid ounces). If Imperial troops use these to throw back then that explains their aim.

Find them at The Fowndry – roughly $15 (shot) to $28 (decanter)

GET IT: ~$15+



Frywall keeps the sizzling confined to a pan without having to invest in a giant wok or wasting your time with ineffective splatter screens that stop working when lifted up. It doesn’t obstruct your pan whatsoever; instead, Frywall simply extends the edges of your pan by about 6 inches, catching virtually all airborne oil drops to spare you the trouble of cleaning them off your oven afterwards. Installation is as simple as lowering the silicone ring over your pan to rest it halfway down the rim, just slightly above the cooking surface, and when you’re done and it’s clean — throw it in a dishwasher if you’re feeling lazy — it rolls up compact for storage. Available in two sizes: Frywall 10, which fits pans with inside rim diameters of about 9.6 to 10.5 inches, and Frywall 12 for larger pans with diameters of 11.6 to 12.5 inches.

Pick one up at Amazon or Frywall – $22 to $29

GET IT: $22+


Polygons Flat Measuring Spoon

The spoon hasn’t changed much in the last few millennia. But the measuring spoon is about to with Rahul Agarwal’s Polygons Flat Measuring Spoon. Polygons is just a flat rectangle made of polypropylene with a variety of flush thermoplastic rubber hinges running across. When you need to measure, fold it at the corresponding lines to form a spoon with the exact volume required. Each set includes two Polygons — one in the tablespoon range and the other in the teaspoon range — which work just as well with liquids, viscous products like honey, or powdered goods. Since they sit flat when unfolded they’re easy to clean and store, and curb the messiness of storing a dozen traditional measuring spoons.

Find it at Kickstarter – $12

GET IT: $12


Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin Plus

Normally, rolling pins are stupidly simple cylinders that result in thinner dough as you increase rolling pressure. And that’s fine most of the time, but if extreme consistency matters to you then the Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin Plus might be a worthy add to your repertoire. Cleverly, the rolling ping features four removable color-coded disks on either end that stay in contact with the countertop and result in very even dough at four thicknesses: 1/16, 1/6, 1/4, and 3/8 inches. The 16.5-inch long pin also has width measurements etched in if you’re going for a particular diameter of dough as well. Of course the adjustability of the pin breaks down when using it to make dough with a very large diameter but worst case remove all four disks and just use it as a standard rolling pin.

Find it at Amazon – $16 [via]

GET IT: $16

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Vremi Olive Oil Dispenser

Oil containers are typically low-tech affairs, with a reservoir, a spout, and not much else, even in terms of thought put into them. Vremi’s Olive Oil Dispenser spares you the trouble of using a measuring cup or spoon since it’s cleverly equipped with a transparent measuring segment that fills with a squeeze or two of its rubber pump buttons on either side. Measurements are in teaspoons, tablespoons, and millilitres, and once you’ve filled it up to the right amount just pour it all out of its no-drip spout. Which means there’s going to be less to clean less often, considering we use oil just about every time we pull out a pan or make a salad. And it works just as well with other oils or vinegars.

Learn more at Amazon – $19 [via]

GET IT: $19

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The Bartender’s Knife

You probably already know W&P Design from their carry-on cocktail kits, convenient for whipping up a quick cocktail on a flight. Turns out they also want to help you drink at home and The Bartender’s Knife proves it. The full tang knife is forged from high quality steel and features a blade that’s equally good at slicing and picking and that ends in a gorgeous and shapely hardwood handle with brass rivets. Each also includes a fine-grain sharpening stone in the box along with instructions to use it, enabling you to keep the blade razor sharp without much effort.

Find it at Amazon or W&P Design – $40

GET IT: $40


Cakedozer Cake Server

In the history of the world we sincerely doubt a single piece of cake has ever been served upright, considering the degree with which these sticky, sugar-filled concoctions adhere to most cake servers. Cakedozer makes attempting upright cake delivery far easier thanks to a small bulldozer that helps you push the cake off of the server and onto the plate by sliding its lever forward with your thumb, improving presentation, at least as compared to plopping the cake or pie sideways onto the plate. It solves a first world problem but an important one if you really care about desserts.

Learn more at Peleg Design – $16.50

GET IT: $16.50

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Cheese Degrees

Obsessively cutting your cheese into perfectly even and fair slices just got easier with Cheese Degrees. The lightweight bamboo board is adorned with engraved measurements and lines to help make perfect cubes, chunks, slivers, slices, and slabs, as well as a protractor up top for producing multiple uniform wedges. Serve straight on the board, or don’t if you want your guests to think you’ve just got a perfect eye for evenness.

Arriving shortly. Learn more at Fred & Friends – $20 [via]

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Getting a perfect sear with a blowtorch requires some mastery (and likely results in many wrecked dishes along the way). Searzall makes the process far more reliable. Attach one to a blowtorch and its flame is diffused through two layers of fine temperature-resistant wire mesh, creating a consistent and even flame to be used for attaining professional quality sears on a variety of meats or for making crème brûlée, melting cheese, and plenty more. It’s particularly useful for adding a bit of color to food cooked via sous vide and won’t imbue your grub with any of the off-putting flavors a bare blowtorch can. You will though also need a Bernzomatic TS8000 torch head and a 16.4-ounce tank of propane.

Pick one up at Amazon – $75 [image: Ben Addonizio]

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Predictably — and like any good toaster — Toasteroid toasts bread. But it’s also equipped with a precisely controllable toasting grid that can burn in custom images onto your toast, sent from a Bluetooth-connected smartphone. Doodle your message by hand on the app or stamp on today’s weather conditions at the touch of a button, then wait for it to toast before eating your doomed creation. Both mini (toasts two slices but prints on one) and standard (toasts and prints on two slices) versions are available, with extra wide slots to fit even thicker breads, and their minimal, die-cast aluminum design will fit right in with more modern kitchens.

Find it at Kickstarter – $60 to $80


BuchholzBerlin Branch Knife Rack

Products made of wood are normally shaped and sculpted but still show off their natural grain through their finishing. BuchholzBerlin’s collection of Branch Knife Racks takes it one step further, maintaining everything about the branches used in their products. The knife racks come in three sizes which sport three, four, or five powerful magnets onto which to affix some knives and mounting hardware on the back. They’re particularly fitting for rustically styled homes or cottages. And if the price is too steep for your already suffering wallet, we figure making your own can’t be all that difficult.

Find it at BuchholzBerlin – $155+

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It takes a bit longer than brewing coffee, but making your own hard cider with an Alchema is about as easy. This countertop device simplifies the process to browsing an app for a recipe, adding ingredients — notably fruits, sugar, and water — before adding a yeast packet and turning on the machine to kickstart the process. Alchema takes care of the rest, creating the proper conditions for the fermentation process while monitoring air pressure, alcohol content, and the weight of its contents as time passes. When your 0.6 gallon batch is ready the device notifies you via its app, and a built-in medical grade UV-C LED light sanitizes the container before each of your next uses. And if you’re in the mood for mead or wine it can do that too, the former within a week and the latter requiring at least sixteen.

Find it at Kickstarter – $360+

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Fellow Raven Stovetop Kettle

It’ll work well for your pour-over coffee. But the Fellow Raven Stovetop Kettle is really optimized for steeping tea. This handsomely modern kettle is equipped with a weighted handle, a stainless steel body (that’s compatible with gas, electric, and induction ranges), and an integrated steep-range thermometer on its silicone lid that indicates at a glance ideal steeping temperatures for green/white, oolong, and black teas by way of color-coded ranges. It also boasts a 1 litre boiling capacity and comes in either black (shown) or polished steel.

Learn more at Fellow – $70 to $80