Editor’s Picks – S/S 2017

Üllo Wine Purifier

Sulfites are a contentious issue in winemaking – they’re added to most wines as a preservative – but Üllo’s Selective Sulfite Capture™ technology lets you filter them out of your tipple. Simply place the purifier over your glass and pour through to aerate and restore the natural taste of wine. Designed by a Chemistry graduate in the US, the product was part-funded through Kickstarter.

Wineschool3, $99.99 (filters, which last for one bottle, cost $3 each)

 

Cole Mason Fresh Cut Herb Keeper

We love using fresh herbs, but they seem to turn into a sorry wilted state at the speed of light. Enter Cole Mason’s neat container, which promises to make your herbs last up to 10 days longer. Fitting into the refrigerator door, it waters herbs and allows them to breathe through air vents, with removable dividers to keep your basil, mint and cilantro separate.

Kirk Market, $17.49

 

Beatriz Ball Ocean Seashell Bowl

Bring a token of beach life onto your dining table with a pretty condiment dish from Mexican designer Beatriz Ball. It’s perfect for serving sauces, chutney, jellies and garnishes.

Belle by Celebrations, $68.50

 

Le Creuset 16” Serving Platter

Le Creuset fired its first cast iron pan back in 1925 and continues bringing out vibrant enamel creations that set cooks’ hearts aflutter. On trend for 2017’s Pantone Color of the Year – a zingy green shade – is this serving platter from the Palm collection. Not only a beautiful piece of tableware, you can use it in the oven up to 400F.

Bon Vivant, $64.95

 

Picnic Time 6-Piece Parlor Ice Cream Mixing Set

Kids will love building different ice-cream sundaes with this fun set, featuring a marble slab, two mixing spades and three ceramic dishes set in a bamboo base. Freeze the marble slab for several hours before use to keep your ice-cream or frozen yogurt cool. Then fill the dishes with an array of fruits, sprinkles and sweets, and get stuck in.

Bon Vivant, $58.95

 

KitchenAid Spiralizer

Zucchini noodles have become a favorite low-carb alternative to pasta, and there’s no end of other fruit and veg you can give the spiral treatment. KitchenAid®’s smart version has four spiralizing/slicing blades as well as peel and core attachments. Get creative and reinvent your salads, soups and bakes.

A. L. Thompson, $125

 

Tovolo Silicone Pasta Claw

Not only does this clever little contraption help you scoop up generous portions of pasta with its contoured fingers, the opening in the center measures out single servings of dry pasta, so you can be sure of cooking just the right amount each time.

Kirk Market, $9.99

 

Kitchen IQ 3-Stage Sharpener

If a workman is only as good as his tools, you’re not going to get far in the kitchen with blunt knives. KitchenIQ™ has developed a first-of-its-kind adjustable sharpener to restore any knife back to its original angle – this prolongs the life of the blade by removing less metal, while creating an extremely sharp edge. There are separate slots for everyday polishing, heavy-duty honing and serrated knives.

Bon Vivant, $79.95

 

Primula Flavor It Pitcher 3-in-1 Beverage System

Homemade herbal tea, spiced coffees, lavender-laced lemonade and water pepped up with berries and mint – you can whip up all sorts of delicious infusions in Primula’s shatter-proof pitcher set. There’s a stainless-steel infuser for hot brews, or slot in the icy core to keep soft drinks and cocktails chilled without diluting taste. An eco-friendly alternative to bottled beverages.

Kirk Market, $34.79