Pistachio Pedestal

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

$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: $9.15
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Bennington County: $9.82


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 390 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (329)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creative & functional (96)
  • Easy to use (84)
  • High quality material (77)
  • Good capacity (66)
  • Easy to clean (63)

Cons

  • Limited capacity (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (94)
  • Dinner parties (51)
  • Holidays (51)
  • Special occasions (42)
  • Display (33)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (62), Frequent entertainer (18), Stylish (14), Budget shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (322), No (51)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (266), Birthday (49), Other (45), Father's day/dad gift (7), Anniversary (3)

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5.0

Perfect solution

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from Los Angles

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Holidays
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

    My brother in law always has pistachios out for company and I've seen various attempts to make accommodation for the empty shells. He flipped at this attractive, practical, easy to use solution.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Just what she didn't know she wanted

    By 

    from Silver Spring, MD

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    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Good Capacity

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

      I bought this as a gift for my fiance because she never has a place to put the shells.
      The top level sits on the lower level (they are not attached to each other.) This makes for much easier cleanup. The only issue that I had with it is that the distance between the two levels is a little small, but you get used to it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      So so Handy!

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      from New Braunfels, TX

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      Pros

      • Creative & Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

        I bought this for my husband as part of his anniversary gift....We are really trying to eat better and do love pistachios......But I hated putting pistachios in a bowl and then having to have another out for the shells. The compact arrangement of this pistachio pedestal is perfect & we get lots of questions as to where it came from....It is a unique item and very practical. So I can keep this out whether we have company or not and we reach for a pistachio instead of something else out of the pantry that we should not be eating!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Anniversary

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        5.0

        Why didn't I think of this?

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        from Ohio

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

          Both my daughter and grandson love to eat pistachios. She said this was such a thoughtful gift.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          Love it

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          from Virginia Beach, VA

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          Pros

          • Brilliant Finish
          • Creative & Functional
          • Easy To Clean
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Capacity
          • Great Design - has multiple uses
          • High Quality Material

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Big Events
            • Dinner Parties
            • Everyday
            • Holidays
            • Special Occasions

            Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

            Now my husband and 5 yr old son can easily eat pistachios together. Can also use for other items such as a cheese/cracker display...

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            5.0

            Best gift ever for any pistachio lover!

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            from Garnet Valley PA

            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
              • Special Occasions

              Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

              My husband said this is the best gift I ever gave him! He is a pistachio lover.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              5.0

              He LOVES this as much as the pistachios!

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              from Avon Lake, Ohio

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Display
                • Everyday

                Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                Very simplistic design that is not only functional but looks great in the family room. My hubby loves it, perfect gift paired with pistachios!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

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                5.0

                They loved it!

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                from Dallas

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                    I bought this as a gift for my in-laws. They love it. They are a couple that has everything they could want so buying a gift for them is a challenge. It is easy to put together and take apart for cleaning. This only small downside is that I wish it was a little bigger.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                    5.0

                    Super pleased with this product!

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                    from Houston, TX

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                    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:

                      I wasn't sure if there was an inset to the under piece of the top tray to help it stay on. There is. I worried that the top section Would just slide off, but it doesn't.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                      5.0

                      Pistachio Pedestal

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                      from Brooklyn, CT

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday
                        • every day

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                        I gave each of my 2 grandsons one and they loved it and so did their mother!!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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