A Gentler Nutcracker From Ralf Krämer

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I’ve always thought of walnut-cracking as a way to work out one’s frustrations in the kitchen, and a hammer as useful as a walnut-cracker to get the job done. But this sleek stainless steel mono pico walnut cracker puts the zen in nut-cracking…

To use this pretty gadget designed by Ralf Krämer in 2000, just slip the point into the walnut shell seam and turn it like a key — and presto, your walnut shell will be perfectly split in two, each half intact for decorating baked goods or other uses.

It also comes on a long leather band and can be worn as a necklace when not in use!

Available in Europe here and in the U.S. here.

– Kristin Hohenadel blogging from Paris. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com