Retail Spotlight: Eye-Catching Cutlery, Dinnerware Hit The Shelves

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Shun Cutlery's Premier Gray collection.

Independent gourmet housewares retail stores from across the United States each offer a broad range of quality kitchenware products. Through e-newsletters received by, we offer a look at the specials and unique items independent retail stores are showcasing across a host of kitchenware categories. 

Kitchen Kaboodle – Portland, Ore.
Shun Premier Gray cutlery

There’s a new look for Shun’s Premier line of knives and Kitchen Kaboodle has them. Shun has married the thin, ultra-sharp, Premier cutting steel with grey Pakkawood handles for a striking presentation sure to complement any kitchen. Premier blades are clad in 34 layers of protective alloy — on each side of the blade – and hand sharpened to a narrow 16° angle, giving you the performance you expect from Shun.


Plum Pudding – Aiken, S.C.
Vietri Erbe dinnerware

Something new is blossoming at Plum Pudding. Vietri’s Erbe collection is an eye-catching collection that captures the essence of the most important herbs found in a Tuscan garden. Handpainted in Tuscany by artisan Alessandro Taddei, the tableware features the vibrant greens of basil, rosemary, parsley and sage. 

Cutlery and More – East Dundee, Ill.
Le Creuset Signature 6.75-quart Dutch oven

Offered in Le Creuset’s eye-catching deep teal, the Dutch oven is made in France from enameled cast iron that is said to resist dulling, staining, chipping and cracking. The ergonomic knob and wide-loop handles are designed for easy lifting, while the stainless steel knob is safe at any temperature. The tight-fitting lid is designed to circulate steam and return moisture back to the food.

Ketchum Kitchens – Ketchum, Idaho
Hestan ProBond stainless steel 

Hestan’s ProBond Non-Stick products are designed and engineered to withstand the rigors of professional kitchens with forged steel construction that delivers a thicker base for even heat distribution, thinner sidewalls for lighter weight, and thicker rims for increased durability.

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