Pistachio Pedestal

This solid wood pistachio server is designed to offer an elegant solution for storing discarded shells.
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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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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsPistachio Pedestal
 
4.8

(based on 305 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (247)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Creative & functional (17)
  • High quality material (15)
  • Functional (13)
  • Well made (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (16)
  • Entertaining (9)
  • Pistachios (8)
  • Snack (7)
  • Dinner parties (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (11), Frequent entertainer (4), Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (247), No (41)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (90), Husband (65), Father (52), Self (28), Child (20)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (196), Birthday (44), Other (38), Father's day/dad gift (7), Mother’s day (3)

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5.0

Splendid

By 

from Columbus oh

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Brilliant Finish
  • Creative & Functional
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Capacity

Cons

  • Difficult To Clean

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

We give my father pistachios for just about any occasion. It's been a staple in my childhood. I wanted to be able to give him something to solve that nasty she'll problem for ages

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

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5.0

Clever, elegant, beguiling.

By 

from Atlanta GA

About Me Frequent Entertainer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dinner Parties

    Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

    A great fan of pistachios, the gift-giver's father was charmed.

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

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    3.0

    Little small

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    from Zephyrhills

    About Me Frequent Entertainer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Limited Capacity
    • Too Small for a dining room table

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

      Very nice looking and easy to use and attractive but just too small.

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

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      5.0

      Great Gift

      By 

      from Allentown Pa

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

      thus far I have purchased 7-8 for family and clients that purchased a new home

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

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      5.0

      Beautiful and practical

      By 

      from Seattle, WA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

        Bought for as a gift for a pumpkin-seed-eating husband. He loved it. Uses it regularly. Arrived in good condition. Well mad out of quality wood.

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

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        5.0

        I love this dish!

        By 

        from Palm Desert CA

        About Me Frequent Entertainer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

          For those who love nuts in their shell, you will really like this product. The top holds plenty and the bottom holds the shells. Everyone who sees it loves it

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

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          5.0

          Great Gift

          By 

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Frequent Entertainer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Holidays
            • Special Occasions

            Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

            I gave this to my Dad for Father's Day and he thought it was such a creative piece. It is nice to see a gift being used instead of being additional clutter. I have given away a few of these and they have always been well received and used frequently. It was a bonus that the dish was made locally in VT.

            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Father's Day

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            5.0

            Genius!

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            from Fairburn, GA

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Entertaining
              • Everyday

              Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

              Ordered this for personal use. We love pistachios but hate managing the shells. This does the trick with a lot of style, to boot! Easy to clean and capacity is just right!

              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              5.0

              Love this product!

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              from Covington, Georgia

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                I bought one for my husband last Christmas and we've enjoyed it so much, that I bought another to give as a gift! Great idea...great product!

                • 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

                Love this product

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                from Phoenix, Arizona

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                  Solves a common problem for the pistachio lover.

                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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