In general, we’re not big on orange as a motif for Halloween. But black? That, we can get behind. Here are eight iron accessories and tools for the kitchen that we would be happy to welcome into our homes—any time of the year.
Above: Made in Sweden, the Skeppshult Cast-Iron Mortar and Pestle is $85 from March. Above: The hand-forged iron Alice’s Egg Spoon is $250 at Permanent Collection. Read The Legendary Egg Spoon of Alice Waters and Fanny Singer for more on its origins. Above: This footed Cast Iron Bowl by Alyson Fox for Hawkins New York is $40 at The Primary Essentials. Above: The swinging handle of the Tetu Cast Iron Kettle by Koizumi Studio can be folded down, making it easy to remove the lid; $550 at Nalata Nalata. Above: The Japanese-made Cast Iron Bird Bottle Opener, in the shape of an abstract crow (perfect for Halloween), has a lacquer glaze called urushi to prevent rust; $28 at Canoe. Above: The nesting Simple Cast Iron Bowls from Hawkins New York are made in India. The largest has a diameter of four inches; $35 for set of three at The Line. Above: Hand-forged by artist Mitsuhiro Konishi, the Butter Spreader (left) and Butter Knife are $38 each at Nalata Nalata. Above: Made in Japan by the late ironware craftsman Rikuchou Ogasawara, the Iron Trivet With Handle is 2,500 yen at Analogue Life. Above: The Skeppshult Cast Iron Spice Grinder with cork top is $60 via March.
More kitchen tools, dark and moody edition: