FRED & Friends makes quirky, playful, family-friendly products for the table and the kitchen, and they are always one of the first places I visit at the Housewares Show. They are a friendly bunch of people, too, with well-developed senses of humor. Here are a few new things from this year — all playful and a little silly, and awfully fun for the kitchen.
None of these things are going to revolutionize your kitchen, but they may bring a bit of whimsy in.
OCD Chef Cutting Board - If you really care about your 1/2-inch dice this might the right board for you. (Nice for pastry, too.)
Yumbots - Silicone cups for square cupcakes. Hello there, robot-themed birthday party.
Lunch Bugs - Stay away, lunch bag thief. There's a bug in this bag.
More little silicone cups. Usually I'm not so into silicone bakeware, but these are just so fun and vibrant in person. They would be good for more than just baking — think of serving pudding in them!
Hatched - Fabulously big and solid ice cubes (for truly good cocktails) come from this silicone mold with chickens on the other side. Chickens hatching egg ice cubes — get it?
Related: Fill Up Your Brain: Equal Measure Cup from FRED
(Images: Faith Durand)