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 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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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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UncommonGoodsBerry Buddy
 
4.9

(based on 113 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (103)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (49)
  • Easy to use (46)
  • Convenient (37)
  • Well built / quality (37)
  • Dishwasher safe (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (32)
  • Small kitchens (30)
  • Simple meals (26)
  • Entertaining (21)
  • Large kitchen (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (35), Avid cook (9)
    • 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

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.

     
    5.0

    Sturdy and functional

    By 

    from Tempe, Arizona

    About Me Avid Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commercial Kitchens
      • Entertaining
      • Gifts
      • Simple Meals
      • Small Kitchens

      Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

      It's heavy but the material is sturdy and beautiful, not flimsy and generic.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Functional and Beautiful

      By 

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Avid Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertaining
        • Simple Meals

        Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

        I've looked for a nice berry colander for years. This one is great for rinsing berries & doesn't drip. Beautiful to serve from as well.

         
        5.0

        Beautiful!

        By 

        from Dallas

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

          Great quality and very nice.

           
          5.0

          I will buy this product as a gift

          By 

          from Greenfield, WI

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Convenient
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • rough bottom/not sure if it will scratch counter

          Best Uses

          • Entertaining
          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

          rinse berries and can leave them in the bowl.

          Service and delivery comments:

          delivery was prompt and it was it good condition

           
          5.0

          Great Gift

          By 

          from Denver, CO

          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
            • Small Kitchens

            Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

            I have received all great feedback from those that received the Berry Buddy. I want one!

            Service and delivery comments:

            Quick and packed well.

             
            5.0

            What a Gem!

            By 

            from Taneytown, MD

            About Me Casual Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Simple Meals

              Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

              I love grapes and cherries, and now I can use this beautiful ceramic strainer to wash the fruit and then leave it on the counter for everyone to enjoy. This strainer allows the fruit to drain, but the fruit doesn't sit in water.

              Service and delivery comments:

              I was so pleased when the box arrived, everything was securely packed and arrived in one piece.

               
              5.0

              Beautiful and Practical

              By 

              from Katy, TX

              About Me Avid Cook

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts
                • Large Kitchens
                • Simple Meals
                • Small Kitchens

                Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

                I love how it washes and drains the fruit, so I don't have to find a plate to put my colander on. My mom loved the card telling about the artist, and the glaze on the pottery.

                 
                5.0

                Everyone who Eats, Needs One of These!!

                By 

                from Vermillion, SD

                About Me Casual Cook

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Busy Families who want clean fruit or veggies.
                  • Elaborate Meals
                  • Entertaining
                  • Gifts
                  • Simple Meals
                  • Small Kitchens

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Berry Buddy:

                  I've always wanted a bowl like this. It is very practical and will be used everyday.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Delivery was very prompt with no problems. Packaging was excellent.

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