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Kitchen Gifts: Wish List

For the person who loves cooking and entertaining, F&W's Christine Quinlan shares unusual kitchen gifts that are hyper-functional, beautiful and innovative.

Kitchen Gifts: Peg System

Holiday Kitchen Gifts: Peg System by Gorm.

Studio Gorm, John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong


Peg System John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong of Eugene, Oregon's Studio Gorm created their ingenious Peg system out of wood components that can be put together to create tables, stools and even lamps. Sold in sets, everything folds up and hangs on a rail when not in use. (A table, two stools and a bench are $2,200.) In the works: a Peg kitchen system for utensils and cutting boards. studiogorm.com.

Kitchen Gifts: Kitchen Tools

Holiday Kitchen Gifts: Ultra-Efficient Food Mill

Courtesy of Deborah Jones


Food Mill

With its strong, sharp blades, All-Clad's sturdy new food mill allows cooks to make fruit and vegetable purees without having to skin and seed ingredients first. $150; williams-sonoma.com.

Holiday Kitchen Gifts: Minimalist Bottle Opener

Courtesy of Polalee.com


Bottle Opener

Imported from Japan, designer Oji Masanori's minimalist brass opener removes caps with a flick of the wrist. $55; lekkerhome.com.

Holiday Kitchen Gifts: Nutcracker

Courtesy of Roland Products Inc.


Nutcracker

This design from Drosselmeyer cracks nuts and catches the shells. $40; chefini.com.

Holiday Kitchen Gifts: Measuring Cup

Courtesy of Polalee.com


Measuring Cup

Taylor's over-achieving digital measuring-cup scale weighs dry and liquid ingredients in ounces or grams while measuring their volume in fluid ounces or milliliters. Ideal for bakers who crave precision. $35; cooking.com.

Holiday Kitchen Gifts: Pizza Stone

Courtesy of Emile Henry


Pizza Stone

Emile Henry's stone works on the grill or in the oven and looks good enough for the table. $50; emile henryusa.com.

Kitchen Gifts: Bold Backsplashes

Holiday Kitchen Gifts: Modwalls' glass Circles tiles

Courtesy of Henry Road for Modwalls


Modwalls' glass Circles tiles are made with textile patterns from Henry Road. $37 per sq ft; modwalls.com.

Holiday Kitchen Gifts: Custom Mosaics

Courtesy of Artistic Tile


Custom Mosaics Artistic Tile's Esprit Blanc pattern can be cut from nearly any type of stone. $75 per sq ft; artistictile.com.

Kitchen Gifts: Kitchen Gadgets

Holiday Kitchen Gifts: Hurom Juicer Slow Juicer

Courtesy of Roland Products Inc.


Juicer

Hurom's machine extracts in two stages, so there's more juice to drink and less soggy pulp to clean up. $360; amazon.com.

Holiday Kitchen Gifts: Food Dehydrator

Courtesy of 44, Inc.


Dehydrator

Most dehydrators require more than a day; Nesco's FD-37 is faster and can expand to hold seven trays of food. From $40; sears.com.

Holiday Kitchen Gifts: Kitchen Smoker

Courtesy of Polyscience


Smoker

The Smoking Gun infuses everything from cocktails to butter to vegetables with aromatic smoke. $100; cuisinetechnology.com.

Kitchen Gifts: Kohler Prep Island

Holiday Kitchen Gifts: Kohler Prep Island

Courtesy of Kohler Co.


Kohler's new Iron Occasions Island top, with a built-in sink and faucet, is made out of stain-resistant, durable cast iron. Mount it on a set of custom cabinets or on Kohler's stainless-steel base. From $1,677; kohler.com.


Published December 2010
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