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Top 40 Kitchen Ideas in October

From Portable Culinary Cooktops to Cake Pop Molds

— October 29, 2014 — Art & Design
The top October 2014 kitchen ideas range from highly practical to purely quirky, appealing to professionals and amateurs alike and making time spent in the kitchen more efficient as well as more fun.

Some of the most novel concepts include whimsical iterations of traditional tableware like salt and pepper shakers, coasters, bottle poppers and measuring spoons, reimagining them in playful shapes that are just as visually appealing as they are functional. One of the best examples of this is a Twitter-inspired ice cube tray that lets you freeze liquids in the shapes of hashtags, which is very of-the-moment.

On the serious side, some intriguing concepts that go beyond the surface include ones like The Kitchen Library, which lets people rent out culinary equipment just as you would a book at the library, or Hacking Households, a system where you can manipulate the programming of home appliances.

A great example of where serious meets silly in the kitchen is a kitchen design by Darren Morgan that features a wavy counter that looks like it belongs in a funhouse.
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Herbal Dish Soaps
Herbal Dish Soaps
This Healthy DIY Dish Soap Recipe is Infused with Rosemary
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Open-Sourced Appliances
Open-Sourced Appliances
Hacking Households Designs Appliances Like One Would Software
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38
Tutoring Frying Pans
Tutoring Frying Pans
This Smart Frying Pan Provides Real-Time Guidance When Cooking
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37
Chip-Mimicking Mats
Chip-Mimicking Mats
The Silly Wavy Chip Silicone Coaster Set Makes Entertaining More Fun
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36
Quantitative Wine Decanters
Quantitative Wine Decanters
The TAKE? Carafe Helps You Serve Your Beverages with Precision
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35
Pixelated Breakfast Molds
Pixelated Breakfast Molds
This Conceptual Insert Allows You To Create a Retro Waffle Pattern
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34
Neo-Luxe Housewares
Neo-Luxe Housewares
The Finell Collection Focuses Modernized Everyday Decor
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33
Icy Water Basins
Icy Water Basins
KO+KO Architects' Unique Bathroom Sink Has a Cool Appearance
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32
Stone-Shaped Spice Dispensers
Stone-Shaped Spice Dispensers
These Pebble Salt and Pepper Shakers from POKETO are Unglazed
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Aerating Alcohol Tumblers
Aerating Alcohol Tumblers
Sempli's Frosted Drinking Glasses are Shaped Like Spinning Tops
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30
Cooking Appliance Rentals
Cooking Appliance Rentals
The Kitchen Library Allows Members to Take Out Culinary Equipment
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29
Hashtag Ice Makers
Hashtag Ice Makers
These Twitter Themed Ice Cube Trays are Cool for Social Media Enthusiasts
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28
Separated Purifying Pitchers
Separated Purifying Pitchers
The KOR Drip Water Filter Allows You To Fill Multiple Containers
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27
Hole Hollowed Trays
Hole Hollowed Trays
Martin Jakobsen's Peli Tray Features Small Dots to Hold Food Skewers Upright
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Portable Propane Carriers
Portable Propane Carriers
The No-Tip Propane Tank Caddy Helps Make Grilling-on-the-Go Easier
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25
Folding Measuring Spoons
Folding Measuring Spoons
This Creative Measuring Spoon Shape Stems from Origami
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Limiting Eating Implements
Limiting Eating Implements
The Very Specific Cutlery Set Solves Only Particular Dining Dilemmas
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23
Energy-Efficient Cookware
Energy-Efficient Cookware
The Flare Pan by Dr. Thomas Povey Reinvents the Traditional Cooking Pot
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Disney Character Cookware
Disney Character Cookware
These Japanese Food Pots are Shaped Like Mickey Mouse and Friends
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21
4 Hour Coffee Makers
4 Hour Coffee Makers
The Proper Coffee Imperial Drip Uses Traditional Japanese Drip Brew Methods
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20
Mug-Warming Coffee Machines
Mug-Warming Coffee Machines
The Jura Cup Warmer Keeps Coffee Cups Toasty
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Portable Culinary Cooktops
Portable Culinary Cooktops
The Mobile Kitchen Helps to Feed Frequent Apartment Hoppers
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Chemistry Spice Shakers
Chemistry Spice Shakers
Pretend Your a Flavor Scientist With this Lab Spice Rack
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Cake Pop Molds
Cake Pop Molds
This Handy Baking Gadget Turns Helps You Make Perfectly Round Cake Treats
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Turn Table Culinary Tools
Turn Table Culinary Tools
This Cheese Grater Design Combines Pasta-Making and Electronic Music
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App-Controlled Coffee Machines
App-Controlled Coffee Machines
Saeco's Smart Coffee Machine Connects to a Tablet for Customization
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14
Encircled Culinary Collections
Encircled Culinary Collections
The Hotpot-Set Rearranges the Chinese Meal for Mess-Free Sharing
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13
Illusory Kitchen Ads
Illusory Kitchen Ads
This Creative Newspaper Advertisement Hides a Kitchen in Text Blocks
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12
Modular Titanium Knives
Modular Titanium Knives
The Furtif Evercut Kitchen Knife Set Stays Sharp Through Years of Cooking
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11
Kernel-Filtering Bowls
Kernel-Filtering Bowls
This Popcorn Bowl Features a Bottom Filter to Catch Stray Kernels
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10
Duo-Sided Tablet Blocks
Duo-Sided Tablet Blocks
This Butcher Block Design Has Slots on Both Sides for Tablet Use
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9
Natural Defrosting Trays
Natural Defrosting Trays
Thawthat Defrosts Your Meat Faster and Without Electricity
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8
Strainer Washing Bowls
Strainer Washing Bowls
The Soak and Strain Washing Bowl is Ideal for Cleaning Fruits and Veggies
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7
Nerdy Dice Dishware
Nerdy Dice Dishware
This Nerdtastic D20 Bowl Set Design is Inspired by Dungeons and Dragons
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Unfolding Underwear Serviettes
Unfolding Underwear Serviettes
This Napkin Design Gives the Impression of Pants-less-ness
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5
Folding Digital Scales
Folding Digital Scales
The TriScale is Small Enough to Fit in Your Kitchen Drawer
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4
Oenophile Ice Cubes
Oenophile Ice Cubes
Wine Twirls Keep Your Champagne Chilly Right to the Last Sip
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3
Sustainable Juice Containers
Sustainable Juice Containers
These Reusable Juice Boxes Help Reduce the Need for Discarded Waste
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2
Dice Themed Cake Molds
Dice Themed Cake Molds
This Dungeons and Dragons-Inspired Cake Mold Creates 20-Sided Desserts
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1
Twisted Kitchen Counters
Twisted Kitchen Counters
This Contemporary Kitchen Design Adds a Modern Touch to Homes
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