Salt and Pepper Shakers

Salt and Pepper Shakers

Season in style

By Michele Foley

Salt and pepper shakers are serious business for some. There are books and clubs devoted to collecting them. We just think they add personality to the table.

SALT & PLAYTIME, $8.95

These shakers taunt you to play with your food. Made from hand-finished maple.

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MAGNITO, $9.50

It looks like a spinning top, but pulling apart the ends reveals one side is salt and the other is pepper. The holes of each are strategically placed to avoid any spice mixing.

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GOOD CHEMISTRY, $16

Brush up on your chemistry: These shakers bring molecular gastronomy to the table.

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MR. P BROTHER, $20

Mr. P and his brother smile as you season. Remove their teeth to fill.

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TASTE OF TALKING, $22

Dutch designer Henk Stallinga reclaimed mouthpieces from vintage telephones and turn signal covers from original Morris Minis for these clever shakers.

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BIRDS, $25

Here are a couple of birds that won’t steal your food. Their tails are different colors so you can tell your salt from your pepper.

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HUG, $25

Salt and pepper, together forever. Alberto Mantilla designed these interlocking shakers.

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WOBBLE, $32

Give them a push and they weeble and wobble, never managing to tip over or spill.

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RIF AND RAFF, $34

Quirky and cute, these porcelain shakers will liven up any table.

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Michele Foley is an associate editor at CHOW.