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Gift Guide 2015: Kitchen Items

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Opulent Bar Spoon

Photo: KC Slagle

This is a gold-plated repro of a Hoffman House bar spoon, named for the bygone Madison Square hotel where the dark-booze-based Modern Cocktail was invented.

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A Naughty Nutcracker

Photo: Bobby Doherty

A leg-shaped vintage brass piece your party host can put out with the chestnuts.

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An Italian Colander

Photo: Courtesy of the Vendor

Handmade in Monte­pulciano by Bottega del Rame coppersmiths, in business since 1857.

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The Ferrari of Immersion Blenders

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The Electrolux Masterpiece has an exceptional (and easy-to-clean) titanium-coated blade and comes in a sleek brushed-stainless-steel finish.

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Beer Foamer

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This gadget will give a better head to your bottle of IPA, so you can feel like you’re in the pub.

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Everything Grater

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Microplane’s cube grater has three blades and a transparent measuring-cup cover to catch and count in one swift, convenient motion.

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Optimized Espresso

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The Pulcina espresso machine has an innovative hourglass-shaped heater that automatically stops filtering coffee before it enters the final eruption stage that causes a burned aftertaste.

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Hunky Napkins

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A collaboration between the late homoerotic-fetish artist Tom of Finland’s foundation and textile line Finlayson.

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Cutting-Board Tonic

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An all-natural moisturizer for cleaning wooden kitchen surfaces, courtesy of Christophe Pourny.

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’80s Shakers

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Etsy shop Regarding sells salt and pepper shakers in Dorothy Hafner’s original design from the early ’80s.

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Champagne Bong

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Why should your sorority sisters sip sparkling beverages out of a boring flute? The Chambong has a small pipe attached to allow for more rapid consumption (or shotgunning).

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Cake Tester

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Hang by the oven, pluck out a strand of corn straw, and check if the banana bread is ready.

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Beer Glasses

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Each is specifically designed to hold one type of beer (IPA, pilsner, pint, or 12-ounce) based on its carbonation level.

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2016 Kitchen Organizer

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This utensil holder has an iPad slot for easy access to food blogs and inspirational foodstagrams.

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A Marble Server

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Keep cheese on the wood and crackers on the marble, or separate the parts for individual use.

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A Perfect Spoon

Photo: Rocky Luten

The right-angled edge scoops out extra bits in hard-to-reach corners of the jar; plus, it measures a nearly exact tablespoon.

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Viennese Tumblers

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Early-19th-century society people are hand-painted in fine enamel on mouth-blown crystal in eight different tableaux.

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Tea For One

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Upgrade the morning Earl Grey with a gold-leaf cup, spoon, and saucer crafted by a 13th-generation Japanese lacquer artist.

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Lettuceware

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A reissue of Palm Beach potter Dodie Thayer’s classic leafy tureen for Tory Burch.

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A Gluten Detector

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Rather than harass the waiter, your “gluten-sensitive” friend can place a small sample of her food in the Nima Sensor; in two minutes, the device will detect any trace of the evil substance.

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Heirloom Grapefruit Spoon

Photo: Bobby Doherty

To be passed down to the grandkids. A reissue of a classic Georg Jensen piece, originally designed in 1915 by Johan Rohde for the Danish silversmith’s Acorn collection.

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DIY Moonshine

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Whatever their poison — whiskey, vodka, moonshine — it can be distilled at home in these copper stills.

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