Pistachio Pedestal

This solid wood pistachio server is designed to offer an elegant solution for storing discarded shells.
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Uncommon Collection

$48.00

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Shell Casing

With a nod to the form and colors of pistachios in the shell, this two-tiered server is perfectly designed to solve the nut's perennial problem: the leftover debris that piles up in your hand, in your pocket, or in the aftermath of a party. Featuring an organically coordinated, pistachio-green rim, the upper tier holds 8 ounces of whole nuts, while the lower, broader level offers an elegant solution to stash the shells without fumbling for a makeshift discard dish. It's routed from solid, sustainable North American Maple, hand sanded and finished with teak oil for a smooth, food-safe finish. The tiers come apart for easy, tidy shell disposal. Made in Dorset, Vermont.

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Pair your Pistachio Pedestal with our Roasted and Salted Pistachios.

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Made in Vermont

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

The UncommonGoods Product Development team identified a problem inherent to serving pistachios—the mess produced by the discarded shells—and sought a design solution that was easy to present, serve, and clean. With guidance from our team, J.K. Adams developed and produced the Pistacho Pedestal. The design enables you to serve pistachios in the shell in a convenient and attractive way that incorporates space to dispose of the shells.

The J.K. Adams Company was founded in Dorset, VT in 1944, by Josiah Adams. In 1949, the Cooper family purchased the company and has owned it ever since. In the early years, the company produced wooden drafting equipment, slide rules, and surveying equipment. The company also did contract wood manufacturing and produced products such as wooden shoe shine boxes. As technology started to replace many of these products, the company started to design and manufacture cutting boards and other housewares. Some of the houseware innovations attributed to J.K. Adams are angled knife blocks, in-drawer knife racks and numerous innovative cutting board designs. The company now employs 48 people, many of whom have been with the company for over twenty years. The company has been from it founding and remains committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Pistachio Pedestal qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

The Pistachio Pedestal design elegantly responds to the downside of whole pistachios—the leftover shells. The upper tier of the connecting, two-piece design holds whole nuts in an attractive server rimmed in pistachio green, while the lower tier stows discarded shells in a convenient, unobtrusive space until easy disposal.

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

"Our mission is to put a J.K. Adams product in the hands of every person who is passionate about their kitchen, about the food they make, and about the connections made while entertaining with good food and good friends. We will design and produce products that are exceptional from a functional, aesthetic, and quality standpoint and will always stand by them with a full 100% replacement guarantee. We will continually work to prove that well run companies with committed and customer focused employees can grow and prosper by producing high quality products in an environmentally and socially responsible manner in the United States."


fair wage

J.K. Adams pays employees a starting wage of $12/hr., which exceeds Bennington County's living wage.

- Local (Vermont State) minimum wage: $10
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Bennington County: $10.18


paid time off

All full time employees receive 9 paid holidays and earn PTO based on years of service, from 1 to 4 weeks. They also receive 3 paid personal days off per year, available on January 1st and to be used within the calendar year.


recycling primary/secondary materials

J.K. Adams recycles all of its primary material (wood). All of their scrap and by-product pieces of wood are collected and burned in one of two wood-burning furnaces, which in turn reduces their dependence on fossil fuels. The sawdust they generate is collected in two 20-foot containers and sold to local dairy farms.


charitable giving

J.K. Adams has a long history of supporting local charities. These non-profit organizations include their local library, an organization focused on their local forests, a local theater, and organizations focused on numerous health and educational issues. In 2014, they provided these organizations with financial and product donations for events and auctions totaling $10,000.

The company supports local farmers and producers. During the summer months, a local farm operates a produce stand two days a week from in front of their building, and in the winter, they host the Sunday Dorset Farmers Market in their manufacturing facility


Environmentally Friendly Materials

Teak oil, North American native wood (natural source materials), and milk paint.

Resourceful Packaging

The Pistachio Pedestal is packaged in a partially recycled and recyclable/compostable corrugated box, with partially recycled and recyclable/ compostable paper fill.

Exclusivity

There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Pistachio Pedestal: UncommonGoods.

Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
maple, teak oil, milk paint
Measurements
Entire Pistachio Pedestal: 9" L x 9" W x 2.2" H
Top Piece: 6.5" L x 6.5" W x 1" H; Capacity: 8 oz of whole nuts
Care
Wash with warm soapy water and dry immediately. For long term care, apply mineral oil or beeswax wood conditioner every few months.

Help condition and preserve your board with mineral oil.
Item ID
22405

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
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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UncommonGoodsPistachio Pedestal
 
4.8

(based on 500 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (418)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creative & functional (199)
  • Easy to use (167)
  • High quality material (150)
  • Easy to clean (132)
  • Good capacity (126)

Cons

  • Limited capacity (15)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (185)
  • Dinner parties (96)
  • Holidays (86)
  • Special occasions (76)
  • Display (53)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (117), Frequent entertainer (39), Stylish (35), Budget shopper (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (353), No (54)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Quality and Useful

This is a quality product that could be put out in any room of a house. It is very sturdy and attractive.

The best thing I like is its utility. ...Read complete review

This is a quality product that could be put out in any room of a house. It is very sturdy and attractive.

The best thing I like is its utility. When I used to eat pistachios I had two bowls..one for the nuts, and one for shells. This was awkward. Now I just pour my nuts in the top bowl and toss the shells below.

When I finish, I merely dump out the shells and wipe the bowl with a clean damp cloth. What could be easier.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Rough Edges

I am disappointed with the quality of this item. As another reviewer pointed out, there are significant rough edges where the wood was not completely sanded, are rough and have notches. Further,...Read complete review

I am disappointed with the quality of this item. As another reviewer pointed out, there are significant rough edges where the wood was not completely sanded, are rough and have notches. Further, ours arrived with wood dust as though it had not been properly finished. My husband sanded the internal corners and we finished it with Boos wood cream. It's presentable, but still has rough spots. This is a quality issue, not an element of uniqueness.

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5.0

Handy Nuts!

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from San Diego, CA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Big Events
    • Dinner Parties
    • Display
    • Everyday
    • Holidays
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

    Use it every day for snacking on pistachio nuts.

     
    4.0

    Unique gift for my special (but fussy) son

    By 

    from Superior, Mt

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dinner Parties
      • Holidays

      Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

      This is a unique but practical gift...I hope he thinks it's very clever and uses it a lot.

       
      5.0

      A perfect score

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      from Idaho

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dinner Parties
        • Everyday
        • Holidays
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

        Was a great hit with my pistachio loving friend. Loves the look and the ample space for shells

         
        5.0

        No mess, no fuss snacking

        By 

        from Saint Louis, MO

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

          see above comments

           
          5.0

          Have given this product 3 times for a gift, rave reviews!

          By 

          from Massachusetts

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Creative & Functional
          • Easy To Clean
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Capacity
          • High Quality Material
          • perfect for someone who is hard to shop for

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Display
            • Everyday
            • Holidays
            • Special Occasions
            • watching tv

            Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

            When you have a dad in his 80's it's hard to find gifts that are useful and appreciated. This and a bag of pistachios made his day! Well packaged, too....he almost left the pistachios in the box!

            Service and delivery comments:

            Everything delivered as scheduled in excellent shape.

             
            5.0

            Big hit

            By 

            from Atlanta, GA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

              Perfect gift for the pistachio lover.

               
              4.0

              Good gift for nutheads

              By 

              from TN

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Creative & Functional
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Limited Capacity

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

              Pretty functional. Wish the bottom dish was larger.

               
              5.0

              Fabulous! Great gift for my parents.

              By 

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Frequent Entertainer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Big Events
                • Dinner Parties
                • Display
                • Everyday
                • Holidays
                • Special Occasions

                Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                My parents love this gift! My stepfather eats pistachios all day and my mother loves the easy clean up! The trays separate for easy disposal of shells so it keeps the presentation clean (pun intended) at all times!

                 
                4.0

                Practical

                By 

                from Ny,ny

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Creative & Functional
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Limited Capacity

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                Use for intended purpose

                 
                5.0

                One of the best ideas I have seen on the market. Many uses.

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                from Boulder, CO

                About Me Frequent Entertainer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Dinner Parties
                • Everyday
                • Friday afternoon club
                • Holidays
                • Special Occasions

                Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                Bought 3. A friend admired mine. She doesn't know I have one for her for Christmas. May get more for gifts.

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