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These Are the Year’s Best-Designed Kitchen Tools

It’s time to upgrade your kitchen.


Every year, since 1955, an international jury of experts and academics has come together in Essen, Germany, to vote on the best-designed products of the year. Their goal? To determine Red Dot winners — the design community’s version of the Oscars.

Submissions to the jury vary greatly, across 31 different categories, such as consumer electronics, watches and the outdoors. For 2016, companies from 57 countries submitted roughly 5,200 products. Earlier this week, 1,300 of them received a 2016 “Red Dot: Product Design” award, while just 79 were badged as their category’s “Best of the Best”, given only “to outstanding products in a category that win the jury members over with groundbreaking design.” They include things large as aircrafts and those as small as pocket knives. Below you’ll find a curated selection of GP’s favorite winners from a small category with a lot of love: “Tableware and Cooking Utensils.”

Vertu One Pressure Cooker by Pong Nyun Learn More

One-o-One Travel Mug by Acera Learn More

Bottle Opener by Belle-V Learn More

Outdoor Wineglasses by Parqer Glass Learn More

Rice Smart Dispenser by Tupperware Learn More

Milk Pot and Saucer by Arita Porcelain Lab Learn More

Wine Decantiere by Vagnbys Learn More

Thermal Pro Banquet Skillet by Breville Learn More

Full Moon Tableware Set by Damoon Learn More

Swift Dry Salad Spinner by Zyliss Learn More

Seismographic Vases by Dua Learn More

Concept Cookware by Woll Learn More

Unbreakable Sorona Plate and Bowl Collection by Palm Learn More

Peili Bowls by Zone Learn More

Prep+ Collection by Loveramics Learn More

Jack Seemer is the deputy editor at Gear Patrol.
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