Cooking Made Chic with Mastrad Paris

The old adage says that if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. We say get Mastrad Paris instead. The French company, known for high quality, function, and design, revealed its latest and most popular culinary offerings during the 2012 New York International Gift Fair. Among the mix were a bamboo and stainless steel mortar that stored three slicers in a hidden compartment; thin yet durable chopping boards that are labeled to prevent cross-contamination; and the new TopChips Chips Maker that'll have you whipping up fat and gluten-free chips in 5 minutes flat! What's best is that you don't have to sacrifice your sense of style for drab, matronly kitchen tools. You can still invest in time-saving, easy-to-store products that look good and are reasonably priced. Don't believe us? Check out our faves below for an array of tools to make you the coolest chef on the block.

Insulated Bread Basket, available October 2012.

Chicken Cutting Board, $10, available October 2012. (Shop boards for meat, fish, and veggies here).

Colored TopChips Chips Maker, $30 at Sur La Table. (Also available in black at Target. Don't forget the $5.99 seasonings!).

Mortar/Grater, $70, available October 2012. (Shop this $30 version now).

Fondue Set, $14.99 at Target.

Insulated Travel Mug, $20, available October 2012.

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