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recipe box & card kit

by Robbie Cook
Recycled
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Kitchen Helper

With enough space to hold up to 450 cards, this charming maple wood recipe box helps you cook up a storm without the mess of sticky pages and cumbersome cookbooks. Discreetly placed on your countertop, its organized system is the ultimate sous chef, prepared to feed you ideas and ingredients when you need them most. Its smart design allows you to store CDs alongside recipe cards for a mini catalog of foodie hits. Includes 150 cards made from recycled paper. Made in the USA.

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Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
20329
Made from
wood, recycled paper
Measurements
6.5" L x 6.5" W x 6.5" H, Card Dimensions: 5.5"W x 5"H
  • the maker

Robbie Cook

Robbie Cook began his product design career in 2005 with the creation of Knobstoppers - wine stoppers crafted from vintage doorknobs.

He has continued to use his artistic eye to transform vintage pieces into new and functional designs including lighting, hardware and home accessories.

Robbie is a self-taught artist and product designer gathering inspiration from architecture, travel and history. It is important to him to create products that maintain the integrity of the vintage piece while creating a design that is as functional as it is attractive. All of his designs are made the USA.

He resides in Nashville with his wife and business partner, Angie, and his three wonderful boys, Cole, Will and Calvin.

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Recipe Box & Card Kit
 
3.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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2.0

too plain.. not worth the money!

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from boston, ma

Verified Buyer

Comments about Recipe Box & Card Kit:

I bought this for my mom for christmas because she is doing the kitchen over and thought it would look nice as a decorative/useful piece. It is a cute idea, but for [$] it is extremely BLAH. It was the only gift I planned on giving her and now I have to go out and buy her something else, because it looks like I spent about $10 for the thing. It is litterally just a wood box with cards inside- I think if it was stained it would look alot better, I think thats what I'll do to it in hopes of not making it worse!

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5.0

Better than what I expected

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from Flushing, NY

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comes with reicipe cards
  • Just the right size

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Recipe Box & Card Kit:

      It's a great product, just enough space and everything is equiped with it.

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      Q and A

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

      1141votes, 125 comments

      jen
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      The cards don't appear to be a the standard size of an index card. I really don't want to have to copy my recipes from one set of cards to another. The box looks unfinished and prone to staining if left on the counter near the stove.

      Crystal
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Kind of cute but do people use recipe cards anymore?! Price point way too high.

      Kathryn
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      just too expensive

      Lisa
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Expensive wooden box. I'm not big on written recipes - I prefer things saved digitally.

      Angela

      TOO EXPENSIVE.

      Sanriobaby
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Nice retro gift but overpriced.

      Jen
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Nice that the description mentions that CD/DVDs will fit.However, the wood appears to be quite thin and not overly durable. Too expensive for a small box.

      Gigi
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      This is a neat gift and recipe boxes are hard to find.

      Deborah
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Who has recipe boxes anymore? All of mine are either in slick books or on my computer. I do dig the cool graphics, though.

      Teresa
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Way more than I want to spend!

      Mallory
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      My uncle could make this for me, and then it could look however I want it to. I think it needs to be wider so it could hold the average recipe card size and not just ones that look to be the size of post-its.

      Penny
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      ditto my remarks on the recipe book.

      Jessica
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      again, too expensive, and not very useful. We are in a digital world, and as a chef myself, I don't have time to handwrite my recipes. It's all on my computer.

      Deborah
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Doesn't look like much for the money -- a thin wooden box.

      amanda
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Great gift and cool way to store your fav recipes

      Linda
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Pricey for a recipe box,lil too country for me.

      Bibblie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      WAY too pricey!

      Josefina
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Way too expensive.

      Amanda

      This would be way better in a standard 3x5 recipe card size. I like the utensils on top, but it's really impractical. And expensive! I'll stick with my index cards and plain plastic box from Staples...

      Amanda
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I like the idea but would never pay $55 for a simple wooden box

      Bonnie
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I agree, it should have a stain-proof finish. But I love the recycled paper, the cool size, the silverware design is great and it holds CDs and DVD's. I would use it near my computer for meal planning more than in the kitchen.

      Marianne
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I don't think people use recipe cards much anymore

      Katy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I don't get it. What sets this apart from any other recipe box.

      Marty
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Too expensive and it looks like just plain wood without any finish. Not good for the kitchen.

      Marilyn
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      So many out there as it is......I don't use my anymore.

      ASHLEY
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I actually do like recipe cards and good ones are hard to find. There are two problems here: the box is useless and you can only write on one side of the card. Just too expensive for those drawbacks.

      Greta
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Super cute, but a little pricey.

      stephanie
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      too expensive

      Diana
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I agree...should have been standard size but I like the top a lot

      MELISSA
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      love the decor/ design of the cards themselves but for about a tenth of the price! top design (silverware print) is cute, chic,

      Melissa
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Just seems a bit small. I prefer to have recipes larger so I can jot down notes and additional ideas on it.

      Gayle

      Lower the price and you've got a deal!

      Jana
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      contemporary take on a classic design, but it does appear that it would stain easily and it does seem overpriced

      Lauren E.
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      nice gift though very pricey

      Elizabeth
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      price is too high. its looks like it cost 5 dollars to make with a stamp on top.

      Mitzi
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Way to pricey.

      Tina Marie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      cute idea, have seen it many, many times. just wouldn't pay this much for it !!

      Amanda
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      i just dont use recipes enough, and though the "CD/DVDs of your favorite shows" seems practical- who keeps CDs/DVDs in their kitchen... you'd have to take them to the living room to watch them

      Kathleen
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      WAAAY too expensive. It looks like a balsa-wood box. It would get ruined in the first few days of being in a kitchen.

      stacey
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      go paperless

      Jax
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I can buy the parts to put this together for $5

      susi
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Doesn't look easy to store cards and have them easily accessible. Seems too deep. Also over priced for plywood!

      Cathy
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      good gift for a foodie friend -- housewarming or wedding too. a bit pricey -- but like the customizable part of this...

      Jeanne
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      we are moving away from recipe cards toward recipes online and on our computer

      gail

      Great Bridal Shower Gift. Include a blank CD

      thomas
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      WTF?

      Julie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Do they cards just stack? Talk about unorganized! Plus, $55 for a wooden box? Never.

      Kathy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Nonstandard size with a boring box. It looks like 4 pieces of cheap laminate stuck together with a rubber stamp on top. Blah.

      Barbara
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Keep all my recipes on the computer now.

      Celeste

      Great design - WAY too expensive!!!

      K. L.
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      not pratical

      Elizabeth
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Too expensive, plus the odd size means you're out of luck when the cards run out. SHOULD hold standard 3x5 cards instead.

      judy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      The wood box needs to have a finish on it so all those spashes and slops don't perminately mar it.

      mindy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      nothing new, ppl are more electronic now to store recipes.

      Mary
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Too expensive.

      Deborah
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Should be some way to put recipes from the internet on it

      Connie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Not too exciting for price

      debby
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I don't use recipe cards anymore. It seems like an old fashioned idea to me.

      Amy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      We use computers now friends.

      ntm
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      prefer larger recipes instead of cramming wverything into a small space.

      heidi
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      The wood looks lovely, and the print on the top is cute. But I haven't seen anyone use a recipe box in ages. Nor have I seen people store cooking CDs or DVDs in a box. Everything is online. Think epicurious.com, where you can search by ingredients you have on hand, etc.

      Janet
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Really $55 for what looks like balsa wood box and cards?? You can't even use standard cards in the box so you would have to buy more of their size. No thanks!

      Lily
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      too expensive for what it is.

      artylady
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      again way, way too expensive

      kathleen
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      appears too deep for practicallity

      Karen
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Not cute,attractive. Boring!


      Vote: Thumbs down!

      It's easy to find cute recipe boxes- this one looks like nothing! The price is way out of line too

      Karin
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Takes up more counterspace and I don't see how you would find anything in there.

      Amanda
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      too expensive

      Melissa
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Again, who actually writes down recipes anymore?

      Louise
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Wow! This much money for something of very little use?

      Johanna
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I haven't see a receipe box in years - I just print them from websites and put them in a binder. Cute idea, just not practical.

      Eileen
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I see no reason at all for a price that high. It's just not that great or original.

      teresa
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      boring -inconvient--etc

      Debbie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      who still uses cards in this day of computers?

      christina
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Thumbs up!

      Becca
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      why is it so expensive?

      Jessica
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I wanted to give this a thumbs up b/c I think it's adorable, but it's just way too expensive. The one given to me at my shower was probably less than $10.

      Mary
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I like it but when I look at what it is, I would NEVER pay that much!!

      Vanessa
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Again, I need something I can access in a digital format. If this was a way to display recipes stored digitally, great. I need to access recipes when I am at the market, not pull the card, take it with me, lose it, stain it, etc... So 1956!

      Kathleen
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Who has time to write recipes, who has room for another thing on the countertop. In this day and age think computers.

      Steven
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I barely voted 'thumbs up'. I like the box but price is too high.

      Wendy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Okay, you can store CDs alongside the recipe cards, but not the conventional recipe cards we already have. Not practical, unless one is truly starting from scratch in setting up a kitchen.

      Heather
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      What's up with the price of some of these items? A wooden recipe box for $55???

      Kathleen
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Lots of people do actually still save recipes on cards, but not at this price. A pack of index cards for $2 and a little wood or metal box for $6 and you're set.

      Suzanne
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      too expensive, not something I would ever use and I don't know anyone who would

      k
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      lovely product but doesn't seem super practical. -no holder to prop up selected recipe card -limited space and every recipe already have would have to be rewritten on specialized card - and if a wooden box w/ 150 paper cards costs $55, i wouldn't expect refill cards being reasonably priced. -high aesthetic value but i could also go to the craft store and purchase everything i would need to make this for less that $55.it is charming though

      Ruth
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Cute box but weird looking size and priced to high for unfinished look of kit.

      Heather
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Like the silverware design on top, but it just seems very plain otherwise.And these days just not as practical with everyone saving things on their computer.And I think the price would be prohibitive.

      Leslie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      It will get dirty. Too expensive and people just don't collect recipes on cards like they did in the past.

      Jennifer
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Most of my recipes are online any more... not a big writer down of recipes.

      Lauren
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      outdated and expensive. Competing with epicuirious and other online free recipie sites!

      Michelle
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      The box looks like balsa wood....for $55?

      Marion
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      everything is going digital - no more paper.

      Stacy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I really don't undertand the price. Is this made out of Balsa Wood?

      Jessica
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      nothing special about this. Just an expensive wooden box.

      Katie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      too narrow of a demographic for $55.

      Mallory
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Cute idea - WAY too expensive!

      Lori
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      There's an app for that.

      Jessica
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Cute but too expensive

      Ann
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Too expensive, and recipe cards are an odd size. Most ppl use computer recipes or recipe memory/journaling books

      Anne
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Clunky looking

      Alice
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      WAYYYYYY to expensive

      Laurie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      i like to have dividers to organize my written recipes

      Kimberly
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      i gave this a thumbs up but the price seems a bit high for a wood box.

      Kayla
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Too pricey for this item, although I like the recipe box idea. No way I'd spend this much money on this item

      margaret
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I really like this recipe box, but the price seems very high.

      Deborah
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      A bit spendy, but I could use one of these!

      Noel
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Price seems high

      Judith
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Like the size and sleekness of this. Right price, also.

      Delyn
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      This is something my dad could make me and it definitely wouldn't cost $55.00. It's not even finished.

      Lisa
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I need something to help organize and hold all the recipes I print off the Internet - NOT another handwritten card box.

      Jennifer
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      The idea is good, but it doesn't seem practical with the size of the cards. So many recipes now take up a full page in those cooking magazines, how am I going to fit it on one of those cards?

      Marla
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      For those who still want a recipe box, $55 is far too high.

      Joana
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      love item, loath the price tag

      Marisa
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      The box is probably hard to clean, and is priced to high for a simple storage container with index cards.

      Annamarie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      way too expensive for a wood box -

      JAMIE
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      weird size; do people use these anymore?

      Diane
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I hate to buy "projects" that aren't going to greatly improve my life

      SUSAN
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I don't know but $55 for a recipe card box seems a bit expensive. Plus it looks so deep. I don't understand how the cards would work in the box, plus the cards look bigger than the standard 3 x 5's.

      Jessica Kate
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Not practical as everything goes digital

      Gretchen
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      too expensive

      Darshna
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      limited use, and very pricey

      Carolina
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      if it can fit 45o cards, that's exactly how many it should bring instead of only 150

      Annie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      This looks like something I could easily make myself for a fraction of the price.

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