The Loop strainer is designed to perform double duty in the kitchen and cut down on the number of dirty utensils in the sink. The gadget doubles as a strainer and spoon and features an easy-to-remove mesh lid.
A range of colanders bring new functionality to the kitchen favorite. Crate & Barrel's over-the-sink mesh colander is designed for convenience, as is the Chef'n Berry Basket by Williams-Sonoma, a combination strainer and storage container that comes with a lid. Form and function meet in Alessi's Max le Chinois colander by Philippe Starck, an artistic variation on the kitchen tool.
A flexible silicone sink strainer, the Tweak sits on regular strainers, adding a second layer of protection to keep drains clear for those without a garbage disposal. A built-in raised handle lets users securely grasp the strainer. The Tweak is currently raising funds via Kickstarter and is expected to become available in August.
Danish design company KiBiSi has come with a set of kitchen utensils to help prevent messes. The set, which includes spoons and spatulas, are outfitted with notches that allow users to hang the utensils from the side of cooking pots.
Designer Bozzai Krisztina has come up with an all-in-one utensil design that can be used to consume a variety of foods. The utensil, shaped like a spoon, can be snapped in half for use as a fork and knife.