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avocado salt & pepper shakers

by Daina Platais $45.00
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Please Pass The Avocado

Always in seasoning, this glossy avocado shakes up dinner with original design. Cast from real avocados by artist Daina Platais, each earthenware set mimics the ridges and curves of the real thing. Grab its pit to pepper your plate or help yourself to a serving of salt by shaking the avocado. Coated with food-safe glaze. Handmade in Brooklyn.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
20864
Made from
earthenware, food-safe glaze
Measurements
3.75" L x 2.5" W x 1.25" H
Notes
Hand wash only.
  • the maker

Daina Platais

Raised by two scientists, Daina Platais broke the mold, in more ways than one, and headed in the opposite direction professionally. Platais always gravitated towards the spontaneous and exciting and that love of discovery informs her curious ceramic creations, which are aesthetically simple yet functionally complex. collection

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AVOCADO SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS
 
4.4

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (20)
  • Well built / quality (10)
  • Compact (7)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Convenient (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (15)
  • Entertaining (13)
  • Simple meals (6)
  • Small kitchens (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (15), Avid cook (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (7), No (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (6), Self (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (5), Other (5)

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4.0

Perfect house warming gift!

By 

from Martha's Vineyard, MA.

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Unstable

Best Uses

  • Gifts

Comments about AVOCADO SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS:

My only suggestion is that it should have had a small flat area at the bottom for stability. Otherwise , very creative idea.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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5.0

Best S&P Shaker Ever

By 

from Lexington, SC

About Me Casual Cook

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Simple Meals
    • Small Kitchens

    Comments about AVOCADO SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS:

    I actually haven't gotten a chance to use the shaker yet as I am waiting to move into the house my husband and I are saving up for first. Right now, it's being used as decoration because it's so darn adorable that it can stand alone like that. However, I have inspected the plugs and they seem secure. I am confident that when the time comes to use it, it will work as beautifully as it looks. Superb craftsmanship, glossy, lovely, and lifelike.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    The most perfect S&P shaker ever forged

    By 

    from Lexington, SC

    About Me Casual Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Hand-crafted
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Pricey

    Best Uses

    • Simple Meals
    • Small Kitchens

    Comments about AVOCADO SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS:

    Yes, it's pricey but it's gorgeous and handmade so that can be overlooked. I never knew I could be as proud of a salt and pepper shaker as I am of this one. It is adorable, vibrant perfection.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Wonderful gift!

    By 

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Avid Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertaining
      • Gifts

      Comments about AVOCADO SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS:

      Looks great and as described. Product received in a timely fashion and as promised.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Perfect little gift!

      By 

      from Grosse Ile, Mi

      About Me Casual Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertaining
        • Gifts

        Comments about AVOCADO SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS:

        Cool and unique gift! Especially since she likes avacado! Thanks for the great idea Uncommon Goods!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Wife
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Totally creative

        By 

        from New York

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Avocado

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about AVOCADO SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS:

          My mother in law loves avocados and is going to love this gift

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Everything I expected and more

          By 

          from Miami, Florida

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attention To Detail
          • Attractive Design
          • Beautifully Handcrafted
          • Unique And Creative

          Cons

          • Unstable
          • Use Museum Putty To Affix

          Best Uses

          • Clever Alternative
          • Conversation piece
          • Entertaining
          • Gifts

          Comments about AVOCADO SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS:

          I am an avid collector of quirky, cute, unique and special salt and pepper shakers. As soon as I saw this, I knew I had to have it. It made me smile. I was so excited when I finally got it. It was everything I expected and more. It is beautifully handcrafted and the attention to detail is amazing. Very realistic - the artisan is very creative. This unique piece is a little work of beautiful art for your table. The only thing that I suggest is that you invest in some museum putty. I used some to stabilize the set because I felt that it did not sit securely on the table - I shuddered at the thought of it slipping and falling of the table! That's why I affixed it to the table with the putty (which is easily removable and doesn't mark or stain) and the pit inside the cavity of the avocado half.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          5.0

          A salad necessity.

          By 

          from Laurel, Maryland

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about AVOCADO SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS:

                Looking for a meaningful gift for a new grandson-in-law with the Peace Corps in Ethiopia who misses fresh salad ingredients, I liked the idea of providing a reminder of home.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By 

                from California

                About Me Casual Cook

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Compact
                • Convenient
                • Easy To Use
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertaining
                  • Gifts
                  • Small Kitchens

                  Comments about AVOCADO SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS:

                  I had wanted this product for who knows how long and could never bring myself to purchase it for myself. It was just the perfect item for me. Funky and functional. My boyfriend surprised me this Christmas with a set of my own and I couldn't be more pleased. I was instantly in love with it. I can't wait to throw dinner parties so I can pass the avocado around the table.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By 

                  from Fulton, NY

                  About Me Casual Cook

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Compact
                  • Convenient

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts

                    Comments about AVOCADO SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS:

                    I loved the look of this for my brother and soon to be sister in law for their new place in Brooklyn! It is compact, beautiful and worth every penny for two very wonderful vegetarians whom also have tattoos of Avocados! A perfect gift they will enjoy for years to come!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                    Q and A

                    When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                    221votes, 58 comments

                    Seneca
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    This looks like something my Mom would like. She LOVES avacado!

                    amy
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Very cute - but super expensive for a salt and pepper shaker!!

                    Susan
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    VERY cute, but way too expensive!

                    Sanriobaby
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    WAYYYYYY too expensive for a salt and pepper shaker. Would only get this for a collector as a gift.

                    susie
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Very nice set but price is too high. Maybe 30$ it would sell.

                    Vanessa
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I like them, but I would never pay $45 for a set of salt and pepper shakers!

                    Alice
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    fun! And made in the USA! i can see it in a fruit basket on the table! Could be a bit less expensive, though. that's the only drawback. I think $25 would be more appropriate.

                    Chris
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I wish it was a little less expensive, like $30, then I'd probably buy it right now.

                    Jean
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    A little pricy

                    Lark
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Very cute! A bit pricy though...

                    Dee
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Adorable! . . . But I definitely would NOT pay $45 dollars for the pair.

                    Julie
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    LOVE THESE!!! For $45 though? I cant afford that price. If cheaper would allow you to sell more of them, then why not? Hope you change your mind on the price I would def. buy them!

                    natale
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    The only drawback is the price. I saw something similar a few years ago at the MFA gift shop Boston and have been looking for it ever since. Lower the price and I'll buy for myself and as gifts!

                    Synthia
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I agree the price is too high, as is most of the items on this site. However, it's definitely a unique and trendy set! Love it! Please make it more affordable for us:)

                    Robyn
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    very cute, but TOO EXPENSIVE!!!

                    Sima

                    Cute, but too expensive, even as a gift for someone special.

                    Jenny
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I think this is great but the $45 price tag is too high.

                    Christine
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Pricey, but hand made and in the USA, so worth it.

                    trisha
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Kinda reminds me of something I would find in a cheesy souvenior shop.

                    Cortney
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Very cute, but very expensive!

                    Janishare great!ey
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    this is a great item, to cute, I know someone that collects salt and peppers, I will have to tell them about these.T

                    Dana

                    I love Avocado, but way too expensive!

                    Marianne
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    It is a bit pricey though...

                    elizabeth
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Cute but way Too expensive.

                    Susan

                    Not that cute for that much money. You have to REALLy like avacados.

                    Jen
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Perfect for summer, and la buena por las fiestas!

                    Allie
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    love these, but a lower price would make these a have to have.

                    Ali
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I think they are cute and like them but am unlikely to pay $45!! That price is a little steep...

                    Lori

                    I love it but the price is a little high...

                    Mallory
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Cute design, but too much. I think since it isn't going to be very big, it should be cheaper.

                    tel
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Pricey

                    Brandon
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I really like this, but I would not pay $45 for a set of unique salt and pepper shakers.

                    Susan
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    realy like this but, $25.00 is more inline with value.

                    Mary
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Cute, but a bit pricey.

                    NM
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Ew.

                    Stephanie
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    would love to get this for my mom, but at $45 you are stopping the majority of prospect buyers from purchasing this. it's a novelty item, not a necessity....

                    Renee
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Cute idea, but way too pricey for an unecessary item.

                    Jmae88
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    cute novelty item, a bit overpriced.. but how the heck do you hold/grip the seed for use?

                    Grandma B
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Very cute! I like it but don't want to own it.

                    Pat
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    tacky

                    Jayne
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I wouldn't pay $45 tho!!! I love it otherwise.

                    Kat
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    cute but overpriced.

                    Angela
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    who has room for this stuff in their kitchen?

                    Kathleen
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Price is outragous!

                    Lockie
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Love it! Don't love the price so I wouldn't buy it.

                    Maressa
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    OMG SO cute. def NOT worth $45 though. for that much, it better do the laundry too.

                    Lily
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    too expensive

                    Jessica
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Just cute and different

                    Susie
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Cute but should be about half the price.

                    Brittany

                    this is cute love it but a $5 salt and pepper shaker - see ya later plan

                    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                    Hello, Voters! Voting is almost complete for this fine fruit, and we can't wait to find out whether you approved this salt and pepper shaker set. These shakers are handmade by Brooklyn Artist Daina Platais, who actually uses real avocados to mold each ceramic piece, making each unique! Daina is an independent product designer and artist, so the estimated cost factors in not only the materials she uses to handcraft these functional sculptures, but also the time and effort she puts into each piece.

                    Rachel

                    Cute idea but it is too pricey and looks like it will break easily.

                    Michelle

                    This is the least functional looking salt and pepper shaker I've ever seen. Avocados? Really?

                    Elizabeth

                    It's so cool and green! I love it!

                    Alexandra

                    Awesome

                    Laurie

                    Cute. Too pricey which seems to be the theme for Uncommon Goods.

                    denise

                    give me a break, you'd have to LOVE avacados for this one

                    Jc

                    Cute

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