For me, cooking isn’t always fun. But, there are particular times when things get somewhat frustrating, and by frustrating that means anything related to baking (for me, anyway). Regardless of our culinary flaws, we should never take anything too badly. Another deflated self — errr, souffle? I believe that it’s time to get some comic relief! I’m a firm believer in playing along with your meals. Here are my favorite picks for whimsical and marginally over-the-top fantastical kitchen accessories.
— Kristin from The Cuisinerd
Glove And Hate Oven Glove Pair – GBP 24
I’m becoming a bit tough love on my (lack of) success in carbonated. These certainly need to make a permanent appearance hanging out of my kitchen countertop.
Tea Rules The World Sugar Bowl And Creamer By Takae Mizutani And Sons – $71.88
Is it the golden detailing or the simple fact that there is a unicorn? OK, it is certainly the fact that you is a unicorn. I’m obsessed!
Dollhouse Brush And Dustpan Set – $15
I’m having a hard time thinking that this beautiful lady will not immediately pop into life and help wash crumbs like Mrs. Butterworth. She is delightful!
A di Alessi Paradise Bird Milk Jug – $32
I’m afraid if I buy this milk jug I might have morning discussions with it on cereal. Heck, that really sounds fantastic!
Dino Salad Servers – GBP 18.95
What did the dino salad fork say to another dino salad ? You know there’s a joke in there someplace. These are beyond enchanting.
Banana Josephine Timer By Stefano Giovannoni For Alessi – $54
Who better to tell you when the frozen pizza is more prepared than a monkey wearing banana rings?
Showtime Vase two – $267
I love everything about this vase, largely it looks like a Teletubby room suit. I need so badly to get a tulip poking from the chest pocket.
Beater Whisk – $18
These candy-colored whisks could cure the bluest of days. So will the brownies you make together. Now my only trouble is that color to select! They are absolutely gorgeous.
“Paper Boat” Table Top Serving Set – $25
How playful are these boat serving dishes? The little spoon oars! The salt and pepper buoys! Tabletops never seemed so fun.
Distortion Candlestick – $24
This candlestick immediately sends you on a magical carpet ride to Alice In Wonderland. I love every little quirky bend into it!
Animal Wine Stopper – $24
Giraffe bottoms are the black and clearly my first pick for corking wine. I can not quit laughing.
Buddha Butter Dish – $26
Buddha Butter? Try saying that five times fast.
Crow Bottle Opener – $29
This bottle opener is modern, sleek and with purpose, but nevertheless provides a giggle. I believe this is as magnificent as it’s silly. Who has a bottle to open? I need to put this birdie to do the job!
Boston Warehouse Brandon Green Veggie Peeler – $9.95
Have you got 10 lbs of sausage looking at you needing peeling? Something tells me that this feisty little lady might make that job a bit more entertaining.
I adore this trivet so much, I would hate to cover this up with a hot pot. It is cheerful, lively and even shaped like a smile.
Toucan Can Opener – $19.99
It is wonderful how just a little play with color can transform a regular object. Having trouble prying open that tin of tomatoes? Toucan take action!
White Octopus Dish Scrubbers – $17.99
I’m a firm believer that putting eyes on any inanimate object is instantaneous comedy. This octopus scrubber is no exception.
Use My Beehive Tea Towel – GBP 11.20
Washing dishes might be the least favourite activity in the kitchen. This is probably the final towel I’d use for the task, as it’s just too adorable. Showcased hanging around the oven door it’s!
Crushed Glass – $14
I have started a collection of small”paper cup” glasses in my cupboard. This crushed version may need to join the ring. I love it!
Goldfish Egg Cup By Stefano Giovannoni – $30
There is not any limit to my amusement with egg cups. This one wins not only the color, but also the ability to make a fish look like a manga character. I will take five.
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