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Top 100 Kitchen Trends of 2012

From Spill-Proof Drinking Glasses to Captivating Clustered Cutlery

— January 18, 2013 — Art & Design
Top kitchen trends in 2012 included products that encouraged playing with one's food and many dishware items intended for some delicious concoctions.

For example, the Udon Noodle Box is designed to create the perfect amount of pasta so you don't have to concern yourself with wasting food. The focus, then, goes into the extra ingredients and spices to make your meal mouthwatering. Another great item, which is designed for a younger audience, are the Fun Safari Friends containers. These adorable holders store baby food in rubber toy animals to help add an extra bit of flair and fun to a kitchen.

Our Kitchen Trend Report is a great source of analysis on this topic, and is ideal for companies looking to supercharge ideas when it comes to kitchenware.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Instant Pizza Buttons
Instant Pizza Buttons
Order Pie With a Push of the VIP Fridge Magnet
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99
Cheerful Ceramic Chalices
Cheerful Ceramic Chalices
The Pigeon Toe 'Optimist Tumbler' is for Positive Drinkers
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98
Tomato-Based Bowls
Tomato-Based Bowls
These Edible Food Nests are Made from Fruits and Meant to be Eaten Too
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97
Food Peeper Ads
Food Peeper Ads
The LG Fridge Voyeur Campaign Promotes its Door in Door Refrigerator
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96
Expandable Cooking Containers
Expandable Cooking Containers
The Flexible Chef^4 Caters to Any Style of Food Preparation
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95
Deformed Molded Lighting
Deformed Molded Lighting
The Frozen Plastic Collection is the Result of a Science Experiment
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94
Divvied Dessert Clocks
Divvied Dessert Clocks
The Pie Timer by DesignWright Displays a Slice to Signify Cooking Time
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93
Paint Chip Kitchens
Paint Chip Kitchens
Pantone Universe Home Appliances Render the Phrase "White Goods" Meaningless
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92
Affixing Flask Lids
Affixing Flask Lids
The Magnetic Top Water Bottle Enables Hands-Free Hydration
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91
Trampoline-Like Salvers
Trampoline-Like Salvers
The Hook n' Loop Stretchy Bowl Expands to Hold an Increasing Harvest
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90
Cutting-Edge Kitchen Gauges
Cutting-Edge Kitchen Gauges
The Okka Sensitive Scale Set Assists the Scrupulous Cook
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89
Java-Made Furniture
Java-Made Furniture
The Raul Laurì Decafé Collection Breathes New Life into Coffee Groun
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88
Encapsulated Kitchen Tables
Encapsulated Kitchen Tables
This Modular Dining Table Transforms into a Five-Seater Buffet
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87
Buttonless Coffeepots
Buttonless Coffeepots
The 'MEM-COFFEE Set' is Touch-Activated
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86
Digit-Imprinted Drinking Glasses
Digit-Imprinted Drinking Glasses
Finger-In Cups Provide Added Grip Through an Invisible Hand
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85
Bifunctional Bottle Stoppers
Bifunctional Bottle Stoppers
The Vino Cork by Studio Macura Seals and Serves Your Drink
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84
Spherical Ice Molds
Spherical Ice Molds
The Williams-Sonoma Japanese Ice Maker Will Blow Your Mind
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83
Garlic Clove Caddies
Garlic Clove Caddies
The Ajori Cruet is a Condiment Container Inspired by the Elegant Edible
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82
Calligraphic Eating Utensils
Calligraphic Eating Utensils
The Shou Jing Ti Cutlery Set is Inspired by the Written Hand
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81
Downward-Dispensing Bread Browners
Downward-Dispensing Bread Browners
The QuickServe Toaster Reduces the Risk of Singed Fingers
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80
Fridge-Less Produce Preservers
Fridge-Less Produce Preservers
The Save Food From the Refrigerator Project Saves Energy
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79
Twiggy Eating Utensils
Twiggy Eating Utensils
S & S by Sharon Myoung Merges Contemporary Tools with Woodland Offerings
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78
Minimalistic All-White Planters
Minimalistic All-White Planters
'224porcelain Pottery' is an Adorable Alternative for Home Plants
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77
H2O-Cooling Canteens
H2O-Cooling Canteens
The Cool Runnings Water Bottle Promises Chilled Liquid on a Hot Day
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76
Plant-Feeding Plate Racks
Plant-Feeding Plate Racks
Fluidity by DesignLibero Employs Excess Water for Herb Irrigation
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75
Mouthwatering Sweet Illustrations
Mouthwatering Sweet Illustrations
The Luigi Benedicenti Photorealist Dessert Paintings are Divine
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74
Escaping Pot Accessories
Escaping Pot Accessories
The Lid Sid by Luka Or Lets Off Some Steam in the Kitchen
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73
Sleeveless Coffee Cups
Sleeveless Coffee Cups
Salih Kucukaga Designs Beverage Holders that are Innately Heat Resistant
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72
Donut Rinsing Dishes
Donut Rinsing Dishes
The Ring Fruit Bowl is a Clever Contraption for Cleaning Your Food
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71
Off-Centered Glassware
Off-Centered Glassware
The Decales Collection by Laurence Brabant is Quirkily Balanced
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70
Faux Furniture Appliances
Faux Furniture Appliances
The La Cornue W Collection is Chic, Sophisticated and Practical
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69
Shadow-Casting Teacups
Shadow-Casting Teacups
TAZZOMBRA's Saucer is its Oblong Silhouette
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68
Minimalist Tea Tongs
Minimalist Tea Tongs
The STEA Tea Infuser Simply Keeps Fingers Dry and Unsinged
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67
Translucent Runner Tabletops
Translucent Runner Tabletops
The Deco Dining Table Integrates a Delicate Floral Design
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66
Peculiar Pasta Cookers
Peculiar Pasta Cookers
The Udon Noodle Box Modernizes Form and Function by the Mouthful
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65
Scooping Blade Accessories
Scooping Blade Accessories
The Pour-Smart Knife Attachment Makes it Easy to Pick Up Diced Veggies
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64
Turntable Stovetops
Turntable Stovetops
The DJ Cooker Busts Beats as You Saute Your Eats
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63
Captivating Clustered Cutlery
Captivating Clustered Cutlery
The Designnobis Attention! Magnetic Stemware Sticks Together
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62
Cluttered Kitchen Captures
Cluttered Kitchen Captures
The Erik Klein Wolterink 'Kitchens of Amsterdam' Series Is Fresh
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61
Flower Petal Teacups
Flower Petal Teacups
The Wavy Tea Set by Patricia Wong Celebrates the Source of its Contents
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60
Taste-Testing Spoons
Taste-Testing Spoons
The Electrolux Ingresure
 Examines the Balance of Flavors in Your Recip
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59
Pegged Chopping Boards
Pegged Chopping Boards
The Pego Cutting Board Keeps Fingers Away from Sharp Blades
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58
Minimalist Organic Kitchenware
Minimalist Organic Kitchenware
Food Work by Kristine Bjaadal is Part of a Larger Exhibit
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57
Secluded EMS Homes
Secluded EMS Homes
The Ambulance Garage House by Doepel Strijkers is an Orange Haven
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56
Slotted Cup Sleeves
Slotted Cup Sleeves
The Vario Cup Holder Turns Disposable Demitasses into Grippable Glasses
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55
Colorful Edible Sculptures
Colorful Edible Sculptures
The Food Art by Dan Cretu Transforms Fruits and Veggies into Artwork
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54
Plaything Food Protectors
Plaything Food Protectors
The Fun Safari Friends Containers Hold Fragile Jars of Baby Food
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53
Communicative Cookery Branding
Communicative Cookery Branding
Zing! Packaging Discloses its Contents with Friendly Callouts
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52
Paint Chip Crockery
Paint Chip Crockery
Pantone Universe Kitchen Accessories Bring Aesthetic Flavor to the Table
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51
Fresh Food Satchels
Fresh Food Satchels
'For a Healthier Lunch Break' Encourages al Fresco Eating at the Office
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50
Spongey Stone Drink Mats
Spongey Stone Drink Mats
The Kalki'd Water Absorbent Concrete Coaster is a Natural Marvel
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49
Multifarious Cuppa Collections
Multifarious Cuppa Collections
The Chai-Set Comes Equipped to Create Your Own Unique Brew
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48
Eerie Skeleton Mugs
Eerie Skeleton Mugs
The Patty Mara Collection is Inspired by Salvador Dali
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47
Severely Contorted Tumblers
Severely Contorted Tumblers
Tipsy Glasses by Loris & Livia Make You Feel Five Drinks Ahead
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46
Contorted Coffee Cup Handles
Contorted Coffee Cup Handles
The Kruzhkus Mug is Ergonomically Designed to Be Held With One Finger
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45
Transportable Techie Toasters
Transportable Techie Toasters
The Torradeira de Bolso is a Countertop Appliance for Your Desktop
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44
Automatic-Infusing Mugs
Automatic-Infusing Mugs
The Time Your Tea Thermos Steeps Your Beverage to Perfection
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43
Mobile Motorbike Pizzerias
Mobile Motorbike Pizzerias
The Cydecar Cooks Up a Higher Standard for Fresh Delivered Dishes
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42
Sink-Sized Dish Cleaners
Sink-Sized Dish Cleaners
The SOAK Dishwasher Runs Off of Tap Water
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41
Lifestyle Suited Lunchboxes
Lifestyle Suited Lunchboxes
The NuLunch Ceramic Dish Set is Compact and Microwave-Safe
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40
Clever Couple Coffee Cups
Clever Couple Coffee Cups
The Wandersketch Vintage Mugs are Modernly Fantastic
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39
Whimsical Hipster Dishware
Whimsical Hipster Dishware
These Ceramic Hand-Painted Mugs by Asleep From Day are Gorgeous
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38
Winsome Wind-Up Mugs
Winsome Wind-Up Mugs
The 'Power for Brain' Cup Energizes Your Head with a Dose of Caffeine
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37
Pantone Chip Branding
Pantone Chip Branding
The Toscatti Packaging is Categorized by Color for Customer Convenience
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36
Compact Accessible Cooktops
Compact Accessible Cooktops
The Prometheus Stove Promotes Ease of Use and Culinary Independence
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35
Porcelain Coffee Makers
Porcelain Coffee Makers
The Seppl Espresso Machine by Arvid Hausser is Stunningly Sculptural
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34
Cinder Block Stoves
Cinder Block Stoves
Pita Bread Toaster by Adi Zaffran Matches the Elementary Makeup of Toast
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33
Swiss Army Silverware
Swiss Army Silverware
This Cutlery Set Has a Drawer's Worth of Utensils to Fit Inside Your Pocket
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32
Attitude-Filled Dinnerware
Attitude-Filled Dinnerware
The 'Intervention-ware' Plate Series Provides Quirky Sayings
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31
Musical Meal Warmers
Musical Meal Warmers
The C-Orby Composer Cooker Stimulates Another Human Sense at Supper
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30
Slim Sleeve Ovens
Slim Sleeve Ovens
The Electrolux Angoria Cooker Looks Better Fit as a Desktop Device
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29
Moisture-Collecting Carafes
Moisture-Collecting Carafes
The NJORD Portable Water Creator Forms a Drink From Humid Air
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28
Inset Mug Sleeves
Inset Mug Sleeves
The Dreps Porcelain Cup Has a Mod Visual Accent that Protects Hands from Heat
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27
Futuristic Fungi Espresso Machines
Futuristic Fungi Espresso Machines
The Mushroomy Electrolux Memory Scans Hands for Personal Brews
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26
Computer-Powered Microwaves
Computer-Powered Microwaves
My Lunchbox Leaves the Task of Heating Meals to Your Office Desktop
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25
Productive Produce-Chopping Blocks
Productive Produce-Chopping Blocks
The Curtis Stone Workbench Cutting Board is Seriously Organized
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24
Undulating Drying Racks
Undulating Drying Racks
The Herbst 'Wave Dishnest' is a Funky and Simple Solution
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23
Cerebral Cupcakes
Cerebral Cupcakes
The Bloody Zombie Brains Cupcakes are Spooky
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22
Side Stemmed Glassware
Side Stemmed Glassware
The rEvolution Wine Glass is Sipped and Set Askew
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21
Multipurpose Mixing Bowls
Multipurpose Mixing Bowls
The 'SmartMix' Makes Baking Faster and Easier
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20
Matryoshka-Molded Jugs
Matryoshka-Molded Jugs
Jodja Product Design Makes Funky Kitchenware
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19
Smokeless Stovetop Barbecues
Smokeless Stovetop Barbecues
The Element BBQ Lets You Cook from the Convenience of Your Kitchen
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18
Sensory-Stimulating Utensils
Sensory-Stimulating Utensils
The Tableware by Jinhyun Jeon Appeals to More of Your Senses
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17
Complete Kitchen Contraptions
Complete Kitchen Contraptions
The E-Cook System is a Compact and Entirely Equipped Culinary Setup
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16
Living Dead Ice Cubes
Living Dead Ice Cubes
The Vampire Fang Ice Tray will Add Some Spookiness to a Halloween Party
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15
Clever Cutting Board Organizers
Clever Cutting Board Organizers
The Mocubo by Quirky Brings Order to the Chaos of Cooking
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14
Heat-Maintaining Mugs
Heat-Maintaining Mugs
The Burning Cup Keeps Your Coffee Hot With No Need to Microwave
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13
Fridge-Adorning Panels
Fridge-Adorning Panels
The Kudu Magnets Will Change the Look of Your Kitchen
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12
Cutting-Edge Compact Ovens
Cutting-Edge Compact Ovens
The Electrolux Cooik Practically Prepares Supper for You
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11
Hair-Raising Dessert Molds
Hair-Raising Dessert Molds
The 3D Skull Cake Pan Will Make the Perfect Halloween Treat
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10
Lunchbox Maki Makers
Lunchbox Maki Makers
The Wakasu Portable Sushi Maker Molds Homemade Meals into Fun
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9
Mobile Meal Organizers
Mobile Meal Organizers
The Dabba Lunchbox Improves Transport, Portion Control and Presentation
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8
Clutchable Cup Sheaths
Clutchable Cup Sheaths
The Muggie Disposable Sleeve Makes it Easier to Clasp Your Hot Coffee
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7
Rustic Baking-Inspired Restaurant Décor
Rustic Baking-Inspired Restaurant Décor
Pizza Farro Adorns The Ceilings With Vintage Rolling
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6
Hi-Tech Countertop Planters
Hi-Tech Countertop Planters
The BB Little Garden is a Culinary Appliance For Growing
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5
Wall-Mounted Slice Slots
Wall-Mounted Slice Slots
The Slim Toaster is a Space Age Solution to Reducing Countertop Clutter
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4
Pre-Made IKEA Abodes
Pre-Made IKEA Abodes
Aktiv Provides Users with a House From the Retail Giant
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3
Spill-Proof Drinking Glasses
Spill-Proof Drinking Glasses
The VINO2GO Wine Sippy Cup Prevents Dripping and Stains
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2
Tap Water Packaging
Tap Water Packaging
Faucet Face Urges the Reuse of Bottles to Save the Earth and Aid the Thirsty
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1
DIY Glowing Containers
DIY Glowing Containers
The 'From Panka with Love' Blog Shows How to Make Glow-in-the-Dark Jars
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