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: $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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Economy shipping:
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.
Preferred shipping:
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 469 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (396)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creative & functional (169)
  • Easy to use (138)
  • High quality material (131)
  • Easy to clean (108)
  • Good capacity (108)

Cons

  • Limited capacity (11)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (156)
  • Dinner parties (84)
  • Holidays (75)
  • Special occasions (65)
  • Display (45)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (96), Frequent entertainer (34), Stylish (31), 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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Pistachio Lovers

By 

from Las Vegas NV

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clever And Convenient And
  • Looks Great On The Counte

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Holds Nuts And Shells

Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

Does a great job of keeping nuts and discarded shells separate. Easy to dispose of shells with no mess.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Valentine’s Day

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect solution

By 

from Sterling Heights, MI

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Perfect Gift
  • Quality Product
  • Timeless Design
  • Well Built

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

      It's the perfect gift for the Pistachio connoisseur and for the person that appreciates quality.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday
       
      5.0

      I would definitely buy this again!

      By 

      from Bartlesville

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Cleanup Of Shells
      • Great Looking

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

          My husband loves pistachio's and the shells were always a nuisance. This was the perfect solution for him and he loves it! I love the way it looks and the fact that it is made in the USA!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Valentine’s Day
           
          5.0

          Absolutely the best gift you can give yourself and others!!!

          By 

          from Pittsburgh, Pa

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends With Any Decor
          • Can't Stop Buying Them
          • Clean And Tidy
          • Conversation Piece
          • Everyone Wants One
          • Highly Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertaining
            • Everyday At Home
            • Hostess Gift
            • Housewarming Gift

            Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

            This is one of the most clever and practical items I have ever bought. So far, we have purchased 5 additional Pistashio Pedistals and I know there will be more in the future. Always caches everyone's attention as soon as they walk in the room.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other
             
            5.0

            Exactly what we wanted!

            By 

            from The Woodlands, TX

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cute And Functional
            • Easy To Clean
            • Nice Size

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                Perfect size, exactly what we wanted.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery on time; arrived in good condition.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other
                 
                5.0

                Pretty Pistachio Pedestal!

                By 

                from Texas

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful
                • Functional
                • Materials

                Cons

                • Size

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                  Beautiful. Big hit with my father. Recommend as a gift!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah
                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect Pistachio Product!!

                  By 

                  from Pueblo, CO

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Love This

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Perfect For A Party

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                    My mother in law always loves to have pistachios out but does not know what to do with the shells - this solves that problem - bought this for her as a gift and she loves it!! Now I want one also!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday
                     
                    5.0

                    Valentines Day gift for my husband

                    By 

                    from Charleston, SC

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                    This is a gift for my husband. Looks like it's going to be very helpful for my family. Cant wait to use it. Very attractive and good quality wood.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Valentine’s Day
                     
                    5.0

                    Very useful

                    By 

                    from Michigan

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Works Great

                    Cons

                    • Hand Wash

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                      Worked great at Super Bowl party

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other
                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent

                      By 

                      from Homewood, CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Useful Cute Practical

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Perfect For Shells

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                      Arrived on time and in good packaging

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

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