Marion Caulet's Cooking Tools capture the act of kitchen multitasking with colorful and compact meal prep essentials. Complete with a timer than can monitor three different tasks at once and a set of stackable spatulas, the end result is a super-efficient—and nice-looking—way to prepare a meal for one or a crowd.
The concept—a group project for Evolution, a cookware brand by Mauviel Cookware—takes the different processes in making a meal and assigns a tool for each one.
First up are the seasoning pipes. The shape makes them easy to hold and the simple, clean look makes it acceptable to tote to the dinner table for some mid-meal spice. The base acts as a bowl where the seasoning is stored. When you're ready to add some to your ingredients, twist the cork top (which opens the pipes) and flip the bowl to fill the pipes. Flip it rightside up, twist the cork to seal the seasoning, grab a seasoning stick and you're good to go. The pipes come in different sizes depending on the amount of spice you need.
The shaker is made up of two parts: a plug and an easy squeeze body. Use it for adding dressing to a salad or and oil-based pasta sauce. This tool seems like it may be best for light spritzing—leave the heavy-duty work to another tool. But the easy-squeeze capability is a one up on the usual guessing game you play with adding dressings and sauces to dinner.
The stackable nature of this four-piece spatula set is a selling point in itself. Spatulas seems to disappear as quickly as widowed socks show up in a laundry basket. The wooden spoons are pretty enough to use a serving tools, too.
The measuring tool in this set covers small and large quantities. The silicon band around the glass helps measure out larger batches of flour and liquid ingredients. The smaller bowl measures out tablespoons. The wooden funnel makes it easy to add ingredients without making a massive, flour-y mess.
The centerpiece of the set is the three-function timer. With the ability to synchronize and time three menu items at once (or single ingredients), it's not a chore trying to get everything on the table at the same time. The eye-catching hands on the timer make keeping an eye on prep times simple (and less mathematical for us number haters).
While it seems that this set hasn't hit the market yet, the concept seems solid. Check out more of Marion's projects on Coroflot here.
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