Purple cookware and kitchen utensils

by EmpressFelicity

Purple isn't the first color you'd think of for your kitchen utensils/accessories, but it can look surprisingly good

The colour purple isn't necessarily the first one you might think of when decorating a kitchen.  Red, green or brown perhaps, or black/white/shades of grey, but not purple.  This is a shame, because accessorising your kitchen with purple cookware is a great way to stamp your personality on it - it's less "girly" than pink, although there's nothing wrong with being girly!  And there is a surprisingly large choice of purple kitchen cookware and utensils available to buy online, as this hub will demonstrate.  You can have your pick of all shades of purple too, from lilac/lavender to royal purple to aubergine/cassis; the choice is yours. 

Purple cookware

Le Creuset cast iron cookware has a long-standing reputation - this French company has been making cookware since 1925. The 5.5 quart French oven shown in the in the capsule below is oven safe up to 325 deg. F, and can be used with any heat source including induction. The colour shown is "cassis", which is a gorgeous blackcurranty shade, and it comes in a rainbow of other colours too. If 5.5 quarts isn't big enough, then they also do larger versions too, and you can also go smaller. If you want a saucepan shape rather than a French oven, the Le Creuset 2.25 quart cast iron saucepan measures 16.5 x 8.8 x 5 inches..

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Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 5-1/2-Quart Round French Oven, Cassis

Le Creuset 5 1/2 Quart Round French Oven - Only Le Creuset offers such a wide range of unique shapes and designs. This product offers unrivalled flexibility of use, excellent ...

Only $320.00
Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 2-1/4-Quart Saucier Pan, Cassis

Forged and crafted by hand since 1925, Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron cookware is a masterpiece. Each pieces is formed in its own sand mold and skillfully hand finished by more ...

$290.00  $229.95

Purple plastic containers, lunch boxes and tumblers

As you might expect, Tupperware can be relied on to provide a great choice of purple kitchen containers and lunchboxes (as well as the odd sandwich box or two).  For example, their "Smidgets" are tiny one ounce plastic bowls with lids, designed to store the odd spoonful of left over sauce, grated Parmesan or whatever. Another option is the Bento Buddies range by Laptop Lunches; this is dishwasher safe and made in the USA. It's also free from PVC, phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA). Do note that the containers can be used in the microwave, but not the lids. The set comprises an extra large container (6 by 5 by 2 inches); a large container (4.75 by 3.12 by 2 inches); a medium container (3.12 by 2.5 by 2 inches); and a small container (2 by 1.5 by 1.5 inches).

Tupperware Smidgets 1 Oz Bowl Set of 5 Purple

1oz each

Only $9.99
Bento Buddies 2.0 Set of 4 Lidded Containers, Purple Party

Laptop Lunch Bento Buddies are a set of four lidded containers that can be used on their own directly inside a lunchbox or inside Bento 2.0 for additional configurations. The ...

Only $15.74

Other purple kitchen utensils

The Pure Komachi sandwich knife is actually made of stainless steel; the purple colour comes from FDA-approved resin which is bonded to the blade!  It's not just for sandwiches - it also cuts through fruit and vegetables, and the wide blade will help you scoop mayonnaise out of jars. Comes in a range of other colours too.  Along similar lines is Kuhn Rikon's paring knife, which has a handy plastic sheath to protect the blade (and your fingers when you reach inside the drawer).

Oneida's purple cutting board is make of high density polypropylene and comes in several other colours - if food safety is your priority, you could buy one of each and (for example) use the green one for cutting fruit/vegetables, the orange or red one for raw meat and the purple one for bread and cake. Grande Epicure also does cutting boards, which come in purple amongst other colours.

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Pure Komachi 2 Series Scalloped Sandwich Knife

Brilliant Monochromatic colors make the pure komachi 2 series a real eye-catcher. But all that fun-loving color has a serious purpose too. The color-coding makes it easy to ...

$11.06  $8.89
Kuhn Rikon 4-Inch Nonstick Colori Paring Knife, Purple

Kuhn Rikon Paring Knife in eye-popping Pink. Under all that color is a 4-inch carbon steel blade sheathed in nonstick color coating. Slices slide right off the blade, making ...

$11.50  $7.99
Colour Grip 16-inch Cutting Board, Purple

Provides both a durable cutting surface and a splash of color to your kitchen.

Only $13.95
Grande Epicure M6502109 Polypropylene 10-Inch by 13-1/2-Inch by 8-1/2mm Utility Board, Purple

The grande epicure color poly is an economical and nontoxic cutting board won’t dull your knives. Color polypropylene so you can keep boards for specific tasks and avoid cross ...

Only $8.99
All Natural Handmade "Beehive" Infuser Tea/Coffee Cup, Lavender

Perfect for the road, the office, hiking or the home. Makes a great gift for family and friends.

Only $49.99
Bodum New Brazil 8-Cup French Press Coffee Maker, Purple

The New Brazil 34-ounce French press coffee maker incorporates the BODUM motto beautifully: good design doesn’t have to be expensive. After all, we want to give everybody a ...

Only $37.50

An intriguing item is Cozee World's "Beehive" ceramic tea/coffee mug, which holds 12 oz of liquid and comes with an infuser and lid!  There's also a smaller 8 oz version.  Bodum's 8-cup French press coffee maker comes in other colours (e.g. green and pink), and would be a stylish kitchen accessory for any coffee lover.

© Empress Felicity October 2010

Updated: 11/27/2011, EmpressFelicity
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