There’s no reason not to use 3D printed kitchen gadgets, whether for food preparation or as storage containers. If they’re 3D printed from food-safe materials, that is. If you’d like to know more about food-safe filament, read this article first.
Once you’ve considered your options in food-safe 3D printing materials, which kitchen accessories should you print? Where do you get the ready-to-print model, and how easy is the printing going to be? We’ve compiled a bunch of things you will find useful in the kitchen.
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Usefulness: This 3d printed kitchen tool is part of Project RE_, an exploration about upcycling. The idea to reuse as many items that would be thrown away. This handle is designed for use with a European classic: the jar from “Bonne Maman” jelly.
Designer: le FabShop
Download: For free at Thingiverse.
Printability: Easy to medium.
Usefulness: High. It’s a handy 3d printed kitchen tool. Roll the pasta dough into thin sheets. Place one of them over the Ravioli Maker. Gently push down the sheet a little to make a dent for your filling. Scoop your favorite filling into the dents. Place another sheet of pasta over the filling and cover the entire thing. Poke your fingers through the holes to help release the Ravioli. Easy.
Usefulness: High. Let‘s face it: You love sushi, but you have trouble getting a good roll? This 3D printed asian kitchen tool can help you a lot. All you need are the ingredients (and a 3D printer). This useful kitchen toool comes in 4 different shapes (large rectangle, small rectangle, round and heart shaped sushi).
Printability: Medium – you’ve got a lot of parts to print.
Usefulness: High, also outside the kitchen. This was designed as a spice jar you could fill with your favorite spice and stick on your refrigerator. In addition to setting the size and tilt, the customizer lets you add holes for magnets, add a label to the jar or lid, or add holes in the lid to use it as a salt/pepper shaker.
Designer: Walter Hsiao
Printability: Easy to medium.
Usefulness: Depends on your usage. Prism is a modular backsplash system. It is designed for a kitchen sink, or any sink for that matter. The idea is that anyone can create a custom “geometric” patterned backsplash display using the 3D printable pieces. With this, you can connect other signature pieces such as a planter, utensil holder, and even towel hooks.
Designer: Nate Ferris
Printability: Varying easy to advanced.
Usefulness: High. Ever burned your fingers getting a slice of toast out because the slice was too hot to touch? Well, here’s a toast gripper now. Don’t ever use this 3D printed kitchen tool when the toaster‘s still hot, unless you want to end with molten plastic for breakfast.
Designer: Murray Clark
Usefulness: Medium. It’s one of those great 3d printed kids kitchen which will be useful for some time. Also, it will save you some time of cleaning a gooey mess from the kitchen table.
Usefulness: High, especially if you belong to the male half of the world. Sitting on the sofa, popping a cold one, enjoying some popcorn or crisps, and you just need a third hand to get comfortable, reach the remote, or lay your arm around your partner? This bowl that sits on your beer will come in handy. A 3D printed tool for those nice, cozy TV evenings.
Designer: R turcotte
Usefulness: This cute little pig lives in your fridge and is a cute companion on your table. Easy butter dosage in slices or ready to spread, or for decoration. Make sure you print it in food safe material, though.
Printability: Medium. Assembly required.
Did we forget any great kitchen devices here? Please add them to the discussion!
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