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13 German-Made Essentials for the Kitchen

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13 German-Made Essentials for the Kitchen

February 26, 2018

The BMWs and Mercedeses of the precision kitchen world, courtesy of the Germans. Here are 13 kitchen essentials we’re coveting, from cooking tools to trash cans.

the famos vegetable peeler is \$8.93 from amazon (one of many remodelista favor 9
Above: The Famos Vegetable Peeler is $8.93 from Amazon (one of many Remodelista Favorites on Amazon Prime).
stainless steel kitchen scissors, made by the \275 year old j. a. henckels comp 10
Above: Stainless steel Kitchen Scissors, made by the 275-year-old J. A. Henckels company, are $59.99.
messermeister knives are made of carbon steel alloy using the original hot drop 11
Above: Messermeister Knives are made of carbon steel alloy using the original hot-drop, hammer-forged manufacturing process. We especially like the knives in the Oliva Elité series, which feature Italian olive wood handles (prices start at $69.95 for the Spear Point Paring Knife).
 our favorite all purpose jars for the kitchen: the weck 74\2 mold jar (left) 12
Above: Our favorite all-purpose jars for the kitchen: the Weck 742 Mold Jar (left) by German company Weck; $29.99 for a set of six on Amazon.
the oil / vinegar drizzlers are made of laboratory glass by jenaer glas; €3\2 13
Above: The Oil / Vinegar Drizzlers are made of laboratory glass by Jenaer Glas; €32 for the small and €38 for the large from Manufactum. The design was singled out in Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home in the Remodelista 100, our roundup of favorite everyday things. Look-alike Glass Cruets are available from Chef’s Planet starting at $20.
the wagenfeld tea pot, designed by wilhelm wagenfeld in \193\1 and manufacture 14
Above: The Wagenfeld Tea Pot, designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld in 1931 and manufactured by Jenaer Glas, is $175 from Connox. (N.B.: It’s currently out of stock at Connox but available via Bed, Bath & Beyond for $149.99.)
a favorite with european hoteliers, the alfi thermal carafe is available in thr 15
Above: A favorite with European hoteliers, the Alfi Thermal Carafe is available in three sizes from Williams Sonoma; prices start at $199.95 for the small size.
from venerable german company wesco, the wesco grandy bread box is available in 16
Above: From venerable German company Wesco, the Wesco Grandy Bread Box is available in four colors on Amazon from $72.99. The slightly larger Wesco Grandy Bread Bin is also at Amara in a range of colors for $94, and a Mini Grandy Bread Bin (shown) is $51 from Amara. (Update: A sharp-eyed reader pointed out that while these products are designed in Germany, they are manufactured in China.)
the german made dustpan and broom set by redecker is \$68 at joinery. 17
Above: The German-made Dustpan and Broom Set by Redecker is $68 at Joinery.
the dark galvanized metal redecker wash bucket is \$55 for the large size from  18
Above: The dark galvanized metal Redecker Wash Bucket is $55 for the large size from Father Rabbit. (For more of our favorites, see 7 Favorites: Classic Utility Buckets over on The Organized Home.)
another favorite trash bin: the german made wesco single boy 3.4 gallon trash c 19
Above: Another favorite trash bin: the German-made Wesco Single Boy 3.4-Gallon Trash Can is $119.95 at Williams Sonoma.
we also like erpa metall trash bins, which have been made for 80 years in nor 20
Above: We also like Erpa Metall trash bins, which have been made for 80 years in northwest Germany. The 20-Liter Metal Pedal Bin (far left) is €194; the 15-Liter Metal Pedal Bin (center) is €164, both from Manufactum.
the german made maier nonstick pan cleaning brush is \$4.50 from williams sonom 21
Above: The German-made Maier Nonstick Pan Cleaning Brush is $4.50 from Williams Sonoma.
For more, see 10 Easy Pieces: German-Made Cleaning Staples and Award-Winning German Glass for the Kitchen. Are you as obsessed with everyday objects as we are? See:

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran in March 2014 as part of our Kitchen Composition issue. Featured photograph via Kiosk.

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