OXO Good Grips

 

OXO began with a few simple questions – Why do ordinary kitchen tools hurt your hands? Why can’t there be wonderfully comfortable tools that are easy to use?

The man who asked these questions was Sam Farber, an entrepreneur in the housewares industry. Noticing that his wife Betsey was having difficulty gripping ordinary kitchen tools due to a slight case of arthritis in her hands, he saw an opportunity to create more comfortable cooking tools that would benefit all users. Sam came out of retirement and approached the design firm Smart Design with that challenge.

After hundreds of models, dozens of design iterations, and extensive research, OXO was born in 1990. These ergonomically-designed, transgenerational tools set a new standard for the industry and raised the bar of consumer expectation for comfort and performance.

Today, OXO offers over 850 products covering many areas of the home. Each was developed based on the concept of Universal Design (also known as Inclusive Design), a philosophy of making products that are usable by as many people as possible. The concept of Universal Design makes room for all users by taking as many needs as possible into consideration in the design process.

Below you’ll find a checklist of OXO products we think are essential in putting together your new home. Whether you’re a novice or gourmet chef, an organization dud or dynamo, with OXO you’ll find the tools you’ll hold on to.

 

Cooking & Baking

Peelers
Salad Spinner
Can, Jar & Bottle Openers
Strainers & Colanders
Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Thermometers
Timers
Oven Mitts & Potholders
Knives
Cutting Boards
Mandoline
Graters
Serving Utensils
Turners
Spatulas
Tongs
Whisks
Mixing Bowls

Food Storage
OXO Good Grips Knives and Bowls
Pantry & Countertop Storage
Refrigerator & Freezer Storage

Serving & Entertaining
Ice Cream Scoops
Tea Kettles
Barbeque
Pizza
Cheese Tools
Barware
Wine Tools
Ice Cube Trays & Ice Buckets

Organization
Pantry & Countertop Storage
Refrigerator & Freezer Storage
Dish Racks and Drying Mats
Drawer Organizers
Cabinet Organizers
Turntables
Paper Towel Holders
Utensil Holders
Spoon Rest
Bath

Note: OXO Good Grips sold through Herma’s are only for sale to Canadian buyers.