Pistachio Pedestal

This solid wood pistachio server is designed to offer an elegant solution for storing discarded shells.
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$48.00

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Shell Casing

With a nod to the form and colors of pistachios in the shell, this two-tiered server is perfectly designed to solve the nut's perennial problem: the leftover debris that piles up in your hand, in your pocket, or in the aftermath of a party. Featuring an organically coordinated, pistachio-green rim, the upper tier holds 8 ounces of whole nuts, while the lower, broader level offers an elegant solution to stash the shells without fumbling for a makeshift discard dish. It's routed from solid, sustainable North American Maple, hand sanded and finished with teak oil for a smooth, food-safe finish. The tiers come apart for easy, tidy shell disposal. Made in Dorset, Vermont.

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Pair your Pistachio Pedestal with our Roasted and Salted Pistachios.

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Made in Vermont

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

The UncommonGoods Product Development team identified a problem inherent to serving pistachios—the mess produced by the discarded shells—and sought a design solution that was easy to present, serve, and clean. With guidance from our team, J.K. Adams developed and produced the Pistacho Pedestal. The design enables you to serve pistachios in the shell in a convenient and attractive way that incorporates space to dispose of the shells.

The J.K. Adams Company was founded in Dorset, VT in 1944, by Josiah Adams. In 1949, the Cooper family purchased the company and has owned it ever since. In the early years, the company produced wooden drafting equipment, slide rules, and surveying equipment. The company also did contract wood manufacturing and produced products such as wooden shoe shine boxes. As technology started to replace many of these products, the company started to design and manufacture cutting boards and other housewares. Some of the houseware innovations attributed to J.K. Adams are angled knife blocks, in-drawer knife racks and numerous innovative cutting board designs. The company now employs 48 people, many of whom have been with the company for over twenty years. The company has been from it founding and remains committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Pistachio Pedestal qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

The Pistachio Pedestal design elegantly responds to the downside of whole pistachios—the leftover shells. The upper tier of the connecting, two-piece design holds whole nuts in an attractive server rimmed in pistachio green, while the lower tier stows discarded shells in a convenient, unobtrusive space until easy disposal.

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

"Our mission is to put a J.K. Adams product in the hands of every person who is passionate about their kitchen, about the food they make, and about the connections made while entertaining with good food and good friends. We will design and produce products that are exceptional from a functional, aesthetic, and quality standpoint and will always stand by them with a full 100% replacement guarantee. We will continually work to prove that well run companies with committed and customer focused employees can grow and prosper by producing high quality products in an environmentally and socially responsible manner in the United States."


fair wage

J.K. Adams pays employees a starting wage of $12/hr., which exceeds Bennington County's living wage.

- Local (Vermont State) minimum wage: $10
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Bennington County: $10.18


paid time off

All full time employees receive 9 paid holidays and earn PTO based on years of service, from 1 to 4 weeks. They also receive 3 paid personal days off per year, available on January 1st and to be used within the calendar year.


recycling primary/secondary materials

J.K. Adams recycles all of its primary material (wood). All of their scrap and by-product pieces of wood are collected and burned in one of two wood-burning furnaces, which in turn reduces their dependence on fossil fuels. The sawdust they generate is collected in two 20-foot containers and sold to local dairy farms.


charitable giving

J.K. Adams has a long history of supporting local charities. These non-profit organizations include their local library, an organization focused on their local forests, a local theater, and organizations focused on numerous health and educational issues. In 2014, they provided these organizations with financial and product donations for events and auctions totaling $10,000.

The company supports local farmers and producers. During the summer months, a local farm operates a produce stand two days a week from in front of their building, and in the winter, they host the Sunday Dorset Farmers Market in their manufacturing facility


Environmentally Friendly Materials

Teak oil, North American native wood (natural source materials), and milk paint.

Resourceful Packaging

The Pistachio Pedestal is packaged in a partially recycled and recyclable/compostable corrugated box, with partially recycled and recyclable/ compostable paper fill.

Exclusivity

There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Pistachio Pedestal: UncommonGoods.

Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
maple, teak oil, milk paint
Measurements
Entire Pistachio Pedestal: 9" L x 9" W x 2.2" H
Top Piece: 6.5" L x 6.5" W x 1" H; Capacity: 8 oz of whole nuts
Care
Wash with warm soapy water and dry immediately. For long term care, apply mineral oil or beeswax wood conditioner every few months.

Help condition and preserve your board with mineral oil.
Item ID
22405

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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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UncommonGoodsPistachio Pedestal
 
4.8

(based on 442 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (374)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creative & functional (145)
  • Easy to use (120)
  • High quality material (113)
  • Good capacity (94)
  • Easy to clean (90)

Cons

  • Limited capacity (8)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (132)
  • Dinner parties (74)
  • Holidays (68)
  • Special occasions (58)
  • Display (40)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (82), Frequent entertainer (31), Stylish (22), Budget shopper (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (353), No (54)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (292), Birthday (52), Other (45), Father's day/dad gift (7), Mother’s day (3)

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5.0

Husband loves this gift.

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from Texas

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Brilliant Finish
  • Creative & Functional
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Capacity
  • High Quality Material

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

    Fantastic gift.

     
    5.0

    Why didn't I think,of that!

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    from Nashville TN

    About Me Stylish

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    Pros

    • Creative & Functional
    • Easy To Clean
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Capacity
    • High Quality Material

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dinner Parties
      • Everyday
      • Holidays
      • Special Occasions

      Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

      Just a really cool product! Creative, very well made and stylish. Practical way to serve and enjoy nuts in the shell.

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By 

      from Arlington Heights, IL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Creative & Functional
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dinner Parties
        • Holidays
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

        Bought one as a gift and now considering buying it for myself!

         
        5.0

        Perfect solution!

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        from Baltimore, MD

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        Pros

        • Creative & Functional
        • High Quality Material

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

          I love pistachios and this beautiful bowl provides the perfect solution for discarding the shells. It looks beautiful on my coffee table. Everyone who sees it wants one!

           
          5.0

          Finally a dish for the nuts and shells Love it

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          from California

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          Pros

          • Creative & Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

            I received it as a Christmas gift. I like it so well I gave it as a birthday gift

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again!

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            from Sarasota, FL

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Creative & Functional
            • Easy To Clean
            • Easy To Use
            • High Quality Material

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dinner Parties
              • Everyday

              Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

              My brother-in-law LOVES pistachios, has them around all the time. My sister is always complaining that he uses a little coffee cup to put the shells in. When his 70th birthday came around, we looked for something unique yet useful. We were delighted to come across this dish on Uncommon Good's website. We also purchased a bag of pistachios to go with it. John loves using it and my sister says that it's beautiful!

               
              5.0

              My husband loved this item. Great Christmas gift!

              By 

              from Birmingham, Alabama

              About Me Frequent Entertainer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Brilliant Finish
              • Creative & Functional
              • Easy To Clean
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Capacity
              • High Quality Material

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dinner Parties
                • Everyday
                • Holidays

                Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                He loves this pedestal. It was always a pain to have shells mixed in with nuts or have a separate bowl for shells which was just unattractive. It is perfect for everyday but it also interesting enough to serve as a snack for parties.

                 
                5.0

                Absolutely Beautiful work of art!

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                from georgia

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Brilliant Finish
                • Creative & Functional
                • Easy To Use
                • High Quality Material

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dinner Parties
                  • Everyday
                  • Holidays
                  • Special Occasions

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                  I was so very impressed with the superb craftsmanship! It was a gift, but I had it shipped to me so I could see what I had paid for. Wonderful! and Practical! So glad I purchased this and I ordered the Pistachio nuts to go along with it.

                   
                  4.0

                  I would buy this again

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                  from Milwaukee, WI

                  About Me Frequent Entertainer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Creative & Functional
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Capacity

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Big Events
                    • Everyday

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                    We have had many compliments on the pedestal. It is great and easy to use; easy to see if nuts are still in the shells, and much more organized than 2 bowls!

                     
                    5.0

                    If you love pistachios, this is really cool!

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                    from Piqua, Ohio

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Creative & Functional
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Capacity
                    • High Quality Material

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dinner Parties
                      • Display
                      • Everyday
                      • Holidays
                      • Special Occasions

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                      My daughter in law loved this pistachio pedestal. It was just as described, and we were very pleased!

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