There’s a whole world of forged iron and steel tools, and they aren’t just for roasting chestnuts, but also for cooking breads, popcorn, meat, eggs, marshmallows, and even waffles or Italian sandwiches over an open fire. Here are our 10 favorites to put your fireplace to work this winter.
Above: Permanent Collection carries Alice’s Egg Spoon, a version of chef Alice Waters’ hand-forged iron spoon for cooking the perfect egg over an open fire. It’s made by Shawn Lovell in Alameda, California, and is $310 at Permanent Collection. For more, see Object of Desire: Alice Waters’s Egg Spoon from Permanent Collection. Above: Snow Peak’s Tramezzino Sandwich Maker is meant for cooking toasted sandwiches over an open fire; $99.95 at Snow Peak. Above: Use Rome Industries’ Cast Iron Pie Irons to make “pudgie pies” with two slices of bread; $54 for a set of 2 at Sur la Table. Above: The simple Chestnut Roaster made from black-finished iron is £15 at Cast in Style. Above: The Swiss Doro Grill Forks are meant for cooking meat, vegetables, and bread on an open fire. Just attach it to a branch to make the handle; $18.37 each at Swiss Made Direct. Above: The Outdoor Popcorn Popper makes 3 quarts of popcorn in 4 to 5 minutes over a campfire or charcoal or gas grill; $17 at Uncommon Goods. Above: Another tool from Cast in Style, the Toasting Fork made from black-finished iron is £11. Above: The Kadai Chapati Pan is made for toasting Indian chapati and other breads over a fire pit or BBQ; £12 at Cast in Style. Above: Rolla Roaster’s Marshmallow Hot Dog Roasting Forks extend to 42 inches long; a pair is $14.95 at REI. Above: The Cast Iron Waffle Iron is $78 at Terrain.
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