When it comes to kitchen tools, we tend to be pretty big advocates for the well-made basics that don't create clutter. But that doesn't mean we are completely immune to the charms of quirky novelty items. And if there's one brand that sums up non-essential but incredibly tempting, it's Fred & Friends. In a nutshell, the company makes home goods that are designed to be equal parts cheeky, affordable, and useful (read: the brand sells lots of things you don't technically need, but could totally use).
Here are three fun buys that are currently on sale on Amazon, making it even harder to resist them.
Need an excuse to buy oven mitts that are shaped like bear paws? Here is a joke you can tell when you wear them: A polar bear walks into a bar and says, "I'd like ... a beer." The bartender says, "What's with the big pause?" and he replies, "I'm a polar bear!" And that's when you wave your giant bear paws around for emphasis — then get your casserole out of the oven.
Have a little bit more fun with your next baking project. I mean, how cute would muffins, cupcakes, and little breads look in these flexible baking molds? Even if you don't feel like baking, the box would make a great gift for your friends or family members who love hitting up the farmers market.
This whale-shaped strainer allows you to bypass the colander when draining pasta. Plus, it's shaped like a whale!