Berry Buddy

Give farm fresh berries a rinse with this beautiful stoneware strainer, handcrafted by Brian Kunkelman.
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Give farm fresh berries a rinse with this beautiful stoneware strainer, known as the Berry Buddy® handcrafted by Brian Kunkelman. An all-in-one design, this prep essential offers a built-in drip catcher and spout for easy clean up. The organic finish and homespun silhouette make this a timeless addition to your kitchen. Handmade in Pennsylvania.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Pennsylvania

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Brian Kunkelman

created by

Brian Kunkelman

location

Pennsylvania

“Each pot requires the same care and attention, whether you're making one or a hundred...and I try to be conscious that this pot's going to be part of someone's life.”

“There’s a fine line between a rut and a groove,” potter Brian Kunkelman likes to say. This sentiment underscores the delicate balance required to hand-throw his designs with the right mix of consistency and hand-crafted variation that makes each piece one-of-a-kind. Brian is a potter who seems to go with the flow, a metaphor that runs through his studio and craft—from the water that flows through the cultivated pond outside his studio window, to the variety of music that flows through his speakers (equidistant from his potter’s wheel), and the meditative motion of working with stoneware clay. Using little more than his hands and his trusty, powered foot wheel, he deftly coaxes clay into clever bowls that meld organic elegance with utility.

Read a Q&A with Brian on our blog.

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
stoneware
Measurements
Approximately 9.5" L x 7.5" W x 3.38" H; 32 fl. oz. capacity
Ingredients
Care
Microwave, dishwasher and oven safe.
Item ID
26400

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UncommonGoodsBerry Buddy
 
4.8

(based on 135 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (122)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (68)
  • Easy to use (63)
  • Convenient (51)
  • Well built / quality (51)
  • Dishwasher safe (26)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (44)
  • Small kitchens (43)
  • Simple meals (36)
  • Entertaining (32)
  • Large kitchen (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (51), Avid cook (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (64), No (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Berry Best!

This gift was perfect! This was my first holiday with my boyfriend's family and I wanted to bring something for his parents. I didn't want to go overboard and wanted to keep it...Read complete review

This gift was perfect! This was my first holiday with my boyfriend's family and I wanted to bring something for his parents. I didn't want to go overboard and wanted to keep it practical. They love having family and friends over and always have food on the table to pick at - including fresh berries! However, they never had any proper serving dishes for them - if you put them in a bowl, they might get mushy on the bottom and if you leave them in the strainer, it doesn't look very pretty. This bowl was the perfect fix for this! The color really sets off the red and blues of the berries, they don't have to sit in any water since it drains off, and it's small enough that it doesn't take up a ton of room. It is incredibly thick and durable as well. As soon as they opened the gift, his mother brought it right into the kitchen and switched out the dish her fruit was sitting in with the Berry Bowl. It has been out on their counter every time since I've come back and my boyfriend said they rave about the ingenuity of this gift. Great gift if you're looking for something simple, pretty, and practical.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Love the design and usability but there were some minor flaw

I bought 5 of these because I loved the idea of a pretty bowl in which one could wash and drain berries/fruit/cherry tomatoes,etc.leave it on the counter and then store as is...Read complete review

I bought 5 of these because I loved the idea of a pretty bowl in which one could wash and drain berries/fruit/cherry tomatoes,etc.leave it on the counter and then store as is in the refrigerator. I bought one for myself and the others for presents. I am using mine and it would be all I hoped for except that there is a sharp rough area on the pour spout and there is an area where the glaze did not take under the handle. This does not affect its functionality and I still like it, but I hope the other 4 that I am giving as presents do not have similar problems.. If mine is the only one with a problem, I would recommend it to others.

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5.0

My Clients LOVE it!

By 

from Bossier City, LA 71112

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Compact
  • Convenient
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertaining
    • Gifts
    • Large Kitchens
    • Simple Meals
    • Small Kitchens

    Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

    I have not used but my clients were really excited about it. It looks, in person, as great as it did on line.

     
    5.0

    Beautiful piece of pottery

    By 

    from Silver Spring MD

    About Me Casual Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

        Useful esp for all the summer fruit/veggie washing and still pretty enough to sit on counter. Slightly smaller than I thought it would be, but works.

         
        5.0

        Perfect gift

        By 

        from CT

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Convenient
        • Dishwasher Safe
        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertaining
          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

          I use the berry bowl regularly

           
          5.0

          This berry buddy is awesome!

          By 

          from Knoxville, TN

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Convenient
          • Dishwasher Safe
          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • I wish it was offered in other colors.

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Large Kitchens
          • Simple Meals
          • Simplicity and saves time.

          Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

          I use it wherever I buy grapes, berries, etc., which is a couple time a week. It saves me time since the berries can be rinsed and stored in the same container. This saves time and requires less "washing up" of dishes.

           
          5.0

          Beautifully functional

          By 

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Convenient
          • Dishwasher Safe
          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Simple Meals
            • Small Kitchens

            Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

            The berry buddy was perfect for breakfast and snacking berries. Holds the berries, rinses the berries, serves the berries. Convenient, quick, easy to rinse and go, not to mention attractive, organic.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Quality execution of a thoughtful design

            By 

            from New York City

            About Me Avid Cook

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Convenient
            • Dishwasher Safe
            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertaining
              • Gifts
              • Small Kitchens
              • Solo Snacking

              Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

              Hefty, attractive, and quite useful! Really well designed - the bowl is deep enough that the contents don't spill out when you're draining, there is a flattened piece of the handle to give your thumb a better grip, and the "saucer" that it sits in prevents residual water from getting everywhere and also has a little spout that makes for easy emptying. Fun to use, and it makes me want to eat more fruit!

               
              5.0

              I liked this bowl

              By 

              from Omaha

              About Me Casual Cook

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

                This was a handy way to wash and serve berries

                 
                5.0

                I have bought this several times

                By 

                from The Colony

                About Me Casual Cook

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Compact
                • Convenient
                • Dishwasher Safe
                • Easy To Use
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Elaborate Meals
                  • Entertaining
                  • Gifts
                  • Large Kitchens
                  • Simple Meals
                  • Small Kitchens

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

                  Every person we've gifted this to has loved it. We love ours and it's been in use every day unless we were just in between shopping trips. This is our GO TO GIFT for new friends, wedding & housewarming gifts, sometimes birthdays too.

                   
                  5.0

                  very nice bowl

                  By 

                  from Arlington MA.

                  About Me Gourmet Chef

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Convenient
                  • Dishwasher Safe

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • everyday use
                    • Gifts

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

                    to rinse and serve berry, grapes and cherries.

                     
                    5.0

                    Berry Nice!

                    By 

                    from San Luis Obispo

                    About Me Casual Cook

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertaining
                      • Simple Meals
                      • Small Kitchens

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

                      Add the berries, rinse and put out for all to enjoy.

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