Ditch the Pits Server

Designed to solve the olive's perennial problem: Where to put the pits?
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Uncommon Collection

$40.00

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Seek & Hide

Designed to solve the olive's perennial problem: Where to put the pits? Fill the ceramic server with your favorite olives—pimento, kalamata, the delicious little wrinkly ones—and hide unsightly pits in the removable compartment, which hooks onto the bowl. Gone is the separate, all-too-familiar "pit bowl", and in its place is a modern design that's easy to clean and sure to make other snack servers green (and black) with envy. Designed by Thomas Both. Handmade in Mexico.

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Made in Mexico

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

After working for a few years as a mechanical engineer out of college, Thomas felt the need to feed his right brain, and so he enrolled in design school at Stanford University and went on to teach at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. When creating his ceramic pieces, no functional detail is left untested. “I work much more as a designer now than an engineer,” he says, “but both play a part.” Gorky Gonzalez was born in the city of Morelia, Michoacan. His main interest has always been rescuing the traditional majolica, a lost craft of the Guanajuato region. In the process, Gorky met Hisato Murayama, a profound connoisseur of pottery technique who encouraged him to continue his studies in Japan. There, he not only learned diverse pottery techniques like Shigaraki and bizen-Yaki, but also met his wife, Toshiko. In December 1992, Gorky was awarded the National Award of Arts and Tradicional ¨for his exceptional contribution to Mexican Folk Art."

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Ditch the Pits Server qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

Designed to solve the olive’s perennial problem: Where to put the pits? Fill the ceramic server with your favorite olives—pimento, kalamata, the delicious little wrinkly ones—and hide unsightly pits in the removable compartment, which hooks onto the bowl. Gone is the separate, all-too-familiar “pit bowl”, and in its place is a modern design that’s easy to clean and sure to make other snack servers green (and black) with envy.

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

Alfareria Tradicional's mission is to preserve the manufacturing of handmade majolica pieces in the city of Guanajuato. In this way, they preserve a tradition that the city has had for many centuries.


fair wage

Alfareria Tradicional's starting wage is nearly twice the minimum wage of Mexico. Employees on average earn three times the minimum.


paid time off

All receive vacation time (minimum six days if they have been working for a minimum of one year, and 15 days of Christmas holiday time off).


recycling primary/secondary materials

Water used to wash and prepare the clay is recycled. Pieces that did not pass quality control on the bisque before they are fired are recycled. Broken pieces from the bisque are recycled, and some are used to cover gardens or dirt roads.


charitable giving

Alfareria Tradicional does not have a charitable giving program, but meet all other Collection criteria.


Environmentally Friendly Materials

Ceramic, a natural source material

Resourceful Packaging

Corrugated boxes are made from recycled materials and recyclable. Recyclable bubble wrap is used to protect the pieces.

Exclusivity

There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Olive Server & Pit Bowl: UncommonGoods.

Handmade Exclusive
Made from
earthenware
Measurements
3" H x 6" dia; approx. 14 fl. oz. capacity
Ingredients
Care
Top rack dishwasher safe.
Item ID
45106

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsDitch the Pits Server
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creative & functional (9)
  • Easy to clean (5)
  • Good capacity (5)
  • Finish (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Dinner parties (8)
  • Everyday (5)
  • Holidays (4)
  • Special occasions (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (6), Stylish (3)

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4.0

Yes

By 

from East Coast

About Me Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Creative & Functional
  • Easy To Clean
  • Good Capacity

Cons

  • "Pit" bowl separates from main bowl while moving

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about UncommonGoods Ditch the Pits Server:

Would have given 5 stars if the 2 bowls could stay together while using.

Service and delivery comments:

Arrived promptly and undamaged.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By 

from Los Angeles

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creative & Functional

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

  • Dinner Parties

Comments about UncommonGoods Ditch the Pits Server:

I assembled the pitt receptacle backward and it worked perfectly. When I saw the photo of the product again, I realized I had it backward, but it works the same either way. So if pitts too close to fresh olives bothers anyone, just turn the pitt receptacle backward! Kind of fun. Wonder if anyone will ever come up with a similar bowl for shrimp and shrimp tails? :-)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for entertaining

By 

from Sacramento, California

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Pros

  • Creative & Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Big Events
    • Dinner Parties
    • Holidays
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about UncommonGoods Ditch the Pits Server:

    My Dad said it doesn't stay together when you try to move it. His suggestion is to have it 'click' into place or something like that so you can pick it up or slide it over without its coming apart. He said it shouldn't be hard to take apart but it should stay together if you slide it over on the table.

     
    5.0

    Olive bowl

    By 

    from NY

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Brilliant Finish
    • Creative & Functional
    • Easy To Clean
    • Good Capacity

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dinner Parties
      • Everyday

      Comments about UncommonGoods Ditch the Pits Server:

      Not something you see everyday.

       
      5.0

      Great bowl

      By 

      from Weston Florida

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      Pros

      • Brilliant Finish
      • Creative & Functional
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Capacity
      • High Quality Material

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dinner Parties
        • Everyday
        • Holidays
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about UncommonGoods Ditch the Pits Server:

        Most of our friends eat olives and this is a great solution for a pit problem.

         
        5.0

        Love this!

        By 

        from Oregon

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creative & Functional
        • Easy To Clean
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Capacity

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dinner Parties
          • Everyday

          Comments about UncommonGoods Ditch the Pits Server:

          This serves olives in a fun and practical way.

           
          5.0

          Exactly as shown

          By 

          from Bloomington, IN

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Brilliant Finish
          • Creative & Functional
          • High Quality Material

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dinner Parties
            • Everyday

            Comments about UncommonGoods Ditch the Pits Server:

            This bowl is very nice looking. I love that the pits are hidden. It was a perfect gift for an olive lover.

             
            5.0

            Love this item!

            By 

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Brilliant Finish
            • Creative & Functional
            • Easy To Clean

            Cons

            • Breaks Easily

            Best Uses

            • Dinner Parties
            • Holidays
            • Special Occasions

            Comments about UncommonGoods Ditch the Pits Server:

            Used this item at Thanksgiving and know I will use it often, especially when entertaining!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works Great

            By 

            from Charlotte NC

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            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Creative & Functional
            • Good Capacity

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Big Events
              • Dinner Parties
              • Holidays
              • Special Occasions

              Comments about UncommonGoods Ditch the Pits Server:

              Product is cool. Place for the olives and separate spot for the pits. Nice for entertaining. Only downside is you have to be careful because it is two separate pieces.

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