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

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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
Care
Microwave, dishwasher and oven safe.
Item ID
26400

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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsBerry Buddy
 
4.8

(based on 121 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (108)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (56)
  • Easy to use (51)
  • Convenient (42)
  • Well built / quality (41)
  • Dishwasher safe (18)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (35)
  • Small kitchens (35)
  • Simple meals (29)
  • Entertaining (24)
  • Large kitchen (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (39), Avid cook (12)
    • 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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works well, Looks good

By 

from CA

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Kitchens
    • Simple Meals
    • Small Kitchens

    Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

    It arrived safely packaged and ready to use. Works great and has a nice look. I love the spout, which similar products lack.
    I guess it's going to be a little tricky to store with the handle, but given that it's summer, I've yet to try to put it away

    Service and delivery comments:

    Shipped promptly and arrived intact

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I love this product and recommend it to everyone!

    By 

    from NYC

    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:

      Nothing bad to say about this product. It's attractive, versatile and looks great on a counter or table.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Arrived on time in good condition and no need to contact customer service.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      top quality, just love what you can use it for, very handy

      By 

      from colorado city, co.

      About Me Avid Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • none found

      Best Uses

      • Elaborate Meals
      • Entertaining
      • Gifts
      • Small Kitchens

      Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

      it iis used to wash berrys and veg. then can go to table

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Received broken

      By 

      from PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

          I am worried about how durable this item will be since it was received broken.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Smart Design

          By 

          from Palm Harbor, FL.

          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:

            This is such a smart design. I like the smaller size of this as compared to a big colander. Pretty as well as functional.

             
            5.0

            I broke it,so I had to buy it again...love it

            By 

            from Michigan

            About Me Avid Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Convenient

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

                This was a great idea..love it

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                A bit smaller than I expected

                By 

                from Richmond, VA

                About Me Casual Cook

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Functionality

                Cons

                • A bit small

                Best Uses

                • Small Kitchens

                Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

                I like to buy grapes during the summer and leave them in the fridge after washing. I really loved that this had a handle, looked easy to drain, and would hold the grapes. It's nicely made, it works fine, it's just a bit smaller than I thought it would be. Much better for rinsing blueberries or raspberries (it would even be a bit small for strawberries). I have a small colander that works well, but I have to put a plate under it - I like that I this is "all in one."

                 
                3.0

                Great functionality but craftsmanship slightly disappointing

                By 

                from Virginia

                About Me Avid Cook

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Convenient
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

                    Have wanted this for ages and it is so helpful! So much better than a drippy colander. Similar ones locally didn't have the bottom plate attached so this was great. Easy to use and clean and attractive. However, having bought handmade pottery for years, I was disappointed by the unevenness of the product. Given the return cost, I ended up keeping it, but if I had seen it in person I might not have bought it. It looks more like a "seconds" pottery piece, in that the bowl and plate parts are not even. Not hideous but not as perfect as the products I have bought in the past locally. Colors were nice enough and finish is fine. Just not extraordinarily beautiful for the price. Not as heavy either.

                     
                    5.0

                    Father's Day gift

                    By 

                    from Tampa

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts
                      • Simple Meals

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

                      My dad is a practical man that loves berries! My mom appreciated that she could leave the bowl on the counter like a piece of art.

                       
                      5.0

                      Unique, beautiful AND useful

                      By 

                      from Williamsburg, VA

                      About Me Casual Cook

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Not dishwasher safe

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts
                      • Simple Meals
                      • Small Kitchens

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

                      I selected this item using a gift card that a friend kindly gave me for my birthday. Following a vegan diet can mean many hours in the kitchen preparing food, especially washing and slicing vegetables and fruit. How delightful to use this cleverly designed bowl to wash berries and small vegetables -- so easily and conveniently! It's MUCH faster and more enjoyable than using a colander for the same purpose. Plus, the lovely shape and glaze make this something that I leave on the counter, instead of having to find space for it in one of my crowded cupboards. I have already received several compliments on it when friends see it in my kitchen, and they are quite impressed when I show them how it works. Given how often I make salads and fruit smoothies, this couldn't have been a more appropriate or enjoyed birthday gift.

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