After we first posted
our favorite kitchen items available via Amazon Prime, readers wrote in asking for more. If you’re like us and your design eye reaches far past the contents of the continental US, there are moments when Amazon is a really good thing—and moreover, it’s the individual sellers (who, yes, ship via Prime) on Amazon that are worth noting. When it comes to Japanese design, we look to smaller online shops for those special and rare finds, but the core classics (kettles, Hinoki, enamel) are, surprisingly, available on Amazon. Here are our 15 must-haves—all via Amazon Prime. The Stackable Glass Above: A Remodelista favorite, the Toyo-Sasaki HS Stackable Glass Tumbler is dishwasher safe and saves space thanks to the stackable design; $40.84 for a 6-piece set on Amazon. The Slim Pour-Over Pot Above: An enamel teapot we’re always spotting in the kitchens we photograph and feature, the Tsukiusagishirushi Slim Pot comes in six colors: black (shown), brown, yellow, red, white, and blue; $44.44 to $56 on Amazon. (Note: not all colors are available via Prime shipping, only the yellow and white at the moment.) The Purifier Above: Pop a couple of these Binchotan Activated Charcoal Purifying Sticks into a clear glass pitcher of water for an instant Brita-effect. These are available through Morihata and made from Japanese Ubame oak; $19 for a 1/4 pound of charcoal on Amazon (1/4 pound lasts in water for up to three months). For more on binchotan see our post Japanese Charcoal Roundup. The Expert Pruners Above: The Tobisho Steel Pruning Shears are hand-forged in the Yamagate Prefecture. (I actually have a pair that I bought almost 7 years ago, and I can attest: they are really, really good.) $92.97 on Amazon. These are one of the 10 included in our post 10 Easy Pieces: Garden Pruners on Gardenista. The Enamel Milk Pan Above: A classic pan for warming milk or broth, the Kaico Enamelware Milk Pan designed by Makoto Koizumi has a maple wood handle; $68.72 on Amazon. It’s not the only Kaico available on Amazon; there are pots and pans of all sizes too. The Household Toolbox Above: The good ol’ Trusco Toolbox Y-350 SV 4600, shown in Silver, is just big enough for a selection of household tools—and good for keeping in a utility closet or under the sink; $36.31 on Amazon. The toolbox was one of the 10 included in our post 10 Easy Pieces: Metal Toolboxes on Gardenista. The Everlasting Scrubber Above: Always good to have on hand, the Japanese Kamenoko Tawashi Vegetable Scrub Brush is made from natural materials but pretty robust (this one is “Medium”) for cleaning grime off of cookware and dishes; $14.05 on Amazon.