Magnets make utensil set easier to find

The Joseph Joseph Nest Utensils have magnets embedded in the handles. Nesting together, the set is designed to be kept on the countertop.

The Joseph Joseph Nest Utensils are hard to miss.
The Joseph Joseph Nest Utensils are hard to miss. Sur La Table

Kitchen tools and gadgets come in all shapes and sizes. While the variety may do wonders for being able to use the right tool for the job, it doesn't necessarily make it any easier to find the right tool for the job.

Hiding in plain sight, the Joseph Joseph Nest Utensils stands out on the counter, in terms of both its at-the-ready design as well as its vibrant color palette. The set of five utensils consists of a slotted spatula, a spaghetti server, a slotted spoon, and a solid spoon--all of which nest inside the business end of a ladle. The whole contraption is held together with a series of magnets embedded in the handles.

Bright colors and the fancy self-standing design certainly enhance the visual appeal of the set, but the utility it offers makes it more than just a conversation piece. Of course, in use the utensil set will present its own particular set of problems. For example when using the ladle it is going to be rather tempting to temporarily store the remaining pieces in a nearby drawer. And then it would be back to square one--rooting around a drawer trying to find that darn spatula. At least it will be easy to see with its bright color.

About the author

    Brian is the author of the culinary based novel Stealing Food Road. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.


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