Kitchen Stocking Stuffers

Kitchen Stocking Stuffers

Kyocera Ceramic Mandolin
Find it at: Artichoke (OTR)
A great alternative to bulky, multipart mandoline slicers that take up extra storage space in a cabinet, this slim version features a super-sharp ceramic blade and adjusts for four different thicknesses. Perfect for preparing that fancy potato gratin side dish for your holiday table.

Bee’s Wrap
Find it at: Chocolate Bee (Northside), Dorothy Lane Market (Dayton)
What an elegant food storage solution: pure cotton infused with beeswax and other natural coatings. Bee’s Wrap preserves cheese, bread, sandwiches, and more. Reusable, washable, sustainable, compostable. Bee’s Wraps are available in various useful sizes (and as sandwich bags) in sets of 3.

Stainless Measuring Spoons
Find it at: Cooks’Wares
Why have we not used these before? Rectangular measuring spoons dip easily into the smallest spice jar, and an extra 1/8 teaspoon measure is surprisingly useful. A great gift for the bakers in your life, who may repay your generosity with a batch of goodies.

Stainless Straw 4-pack
Find it at: Park + Vine
Sustainable, reusable, and sturdy, these stainless drinking straws add an upscale touch to milkshakes or gin-and-tonics. We love the bent shape that recalls flexible paper straws from our childhood. Ideal for mixologists, smoothie-junkies, and people who never quite managed to grow up.

Buttercup Butter Maker
Find it at: Cooks’Wares
Edible editor Bryn Mooth is a fan of homemade butter, and this small-batch butter maker is a wonder. Great for kids who love playing in the kitchen. Just add 1 cup of heavy cream, cover, and shake; a built-in mesh bottom strains off the buttermilk, and a twist-off ramekin stores that fresh sweet butter.

Bryn’s long career in publishing took a left turn sometime around 2010, when she discovered the joy of food writing. Since then, she’s found professional nirvana as the editor of Edible Ohio Valley, author of The Findlay Market Cookbook, and occasional instructor at The Cooking School at Jungle Jim’s. Find her seasonal recipes at