We love design and strive for excellence in order to create pots, pans and cooking utensils that meet the highest requirements – those of our customers.
Kuhn Rikon has been employing its own industrial designers since 2004. That we are thereby on the right track is confirmed by the prestigious design awards that our products are regularly awarded.
Even the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has acknowledged this design performance and sells selected Kuhn Rikon products in its own shop.
We promote design, but not as an end in itself. Design and functionality are combined harmoniously according to the motto “Form follows function" - and everyday objects are suddenly more than just pots, knives or a garlic press.
In addition to renowned awards such as the RedDot or the IF, our products have also been awarded audience prizes, such as the French "Grand Prix Table et Cadeau”. Our design not “only” impresses professional juries but is also popular with our target audience. And that pleases us most of all!
The Tabletop Garlic Press not only unites timeless design with high functionality, but is also extremely efficient. Just one movement suffices to press multiple peeled cloves of garlic at the same time. The maple wood base has a grooved surface which prevents the cloves from slipping out of place, whilst the stainless steel lever features a fine grid with more than 100 close-knit, conical holes through which the cloves of garlic are pressed to entirety – finely cut rather than crushed. This allows the full flavor to develop. The garlic press can be operated effortlessly with one hand, making maximum use of the leverage effect.
Winner of the Good Design Award 2018.
The minimalist design is an instant eye-catcher. And as soon as you use it for the first time, you realize that it’s as practical as it is beautiful. Thanks to the special arrangement of stainless steel loops, the flat whisk incorporates far more air into a liquid than a conventional round whisk. As a result, you can whisk egg whites or whipping cream faster – and with virtually no effort. Thanks to its special shape, the whisk is also perfect for reaching into the far corners of pans or small containers. It’s also easier to clean, and can be stored more compactly than conventionally shaped whisks.
Winner of the Good Design Award 2018.
It’s common knowledge that cooking under pressure can reduce the amount of time needed by up to 70% in comparison to conventional methods. And preparing food in the microwave takes only half or a third of the time it would take on the stove. Thanks to reduced cooking times, both methods are better for preserving vitamins and minerals. Microwave cooking does not damage vitamins; rather, vitamins are lost when subjected to heat for a prolonged period. As microwaves heat food much faster than is the case on a stove or in a steamer, this method is regarded as being the best for preserving vitamins and minerals. But what happens if you combine both methods? You get the DUROMATIC® MICRO by Kuhn Rikon – one of the fastest, most energy-efficient and cost-effective cooking methods in the world.
Awarded the Good Design Award 2016.
Handheld and easy to use, our Swiss-Made spiralizers will turn fresh veggies into faux-noodles and elegant ribbons in no time. Simply select the small or large cone and click onto the peeler. For noodle-shapes use cones with a julienne peeler. Select the straight peeler to make elegant ribbons for salad garnish or a hearty gratin.
Awarded the Good Design Award 2017.
“Pressure Cooker for Dummies” – that’s how you could also describe the DUROMATIC® Comfort pressure cooker by Kuhn Rikon. It is connected via Bluetooth using a specially developed app.The free app tells us precisely what is to be done. Simply select all ingredients, their size and quantity on the app and the corresponding cooking times are already being calculated automatically.
Awarded the iF Design Award 2016.
Prep like a pro! This colorful set of 3 is ideal for organizing ingredients when making soups, stews, baked goods and more. Measuring marks help keep prep accurate. The flat edge scoops items from the cutting board making prep fast and easy.
Awarded the iF Design Award 2016.
Ratchet Salad Spinner with powerful and ergonomic ratchet for easy and smooth spinning. The ratchet handle gives you more power with less effort and is easier on hands than other salad spinners.
Awarded the iF Design Award 2016.
These openers do it all! Their sleek and clever design makes opening cans of any kind, bottles and more clean, safe and fun! These new 5-in-1 openers are real multitalents! With their five functions, it opens all types of tins, crown caps, PET bottles as well as ring-pull cans.
5in1 Auto Safety opener: awarded the RedDot Award 2016.
Strength and beauty combine to create Colori® Titanium. The ice-hardened Japanese stainless steel blade guarantees long-lasting sharpness and performance. Ice-hardening the blade allows the steel to reach maximum strength. The Colori® Titanium Knife is ultra sharp in so many ways - quality, performance, color and Swiss design. The stylish non-slip handle fits comfortably in your hand, even when used for long periods of time. The matching sheath is great for safe storage and keeping the blade sharp.
Awarded the RedDot Award 2016.
Sharp, no compromise performers with the etched blade.
Nothing happens in the kitchen without decent knives. They should be sharp and made out of good quality steel. If they also sit perfectly in your hand, even better. Just like the JIU knives by Kuhn Rikon. And the fabulous view of Swiss mountaintops comes free with this easy-cutting ensemble.
Impress your friends with perfect crinkle cuts! Our Krinkle Knife has an ultra-sharp stainless blade and ergonomic handle that makes crinkle cutting potatoes, cucumbers, carrots and more a breeze. Comes with a protective sheath for safe storage.
Tong Tools: See below.
For extra comfort and design.
Cleverly conceived and beautiful to look at are the COLORI®+ knives. They are distinguished by their modern, ergonomic handle design, clearly defined design idiom and sophisticated details. The textured surface on the handle means that the knife will not slip out of the hand. This is why the ultra-sharp, rust-free blade of Japanese stainless steel “glides” all the better and the anti-stick coating of silicon resin ensures that nothing sticks to the blade.
The absolute winning feature of this splash guard in robust and food-safe silicon is its foldable design. This means that we can check on the food being fried, stir it and add ingredients without having to remove the splash guard from the frying pan. Likewise super practical: the snap fastener halves the radius thus enabling compact stowing.
Multifunctionality is also a very important aspect of our Tong Tools. The combination possibilities of the fork/flipper or fork/spoon sets are, depending on the task to be performed, many and varied. The fork can be used as a whisk or to lift out food, and the spoon for serving. Just one flick of the wrist connects both parts into a pair of tongs with which we can, for example, elegantly serve up pasta or salad. Magic? No, just simply well thought-out design!
With the Ratchet Grater of Kuhn Rikon, the grating of cheese succeeds flash fast and especially easily: open chamber, put cheese in. Move the lever back and forth, ready!
Also the Ratchet Grinder works simple, open the front cover, fill in the spices and then go on to the fine tuning: Turn the lower button in a clockwise direction for fine grinding, turn it counter-clockwise for coarse crushing. For grinding, move the ergonomic lever handle back and forth.
A completely convincing product line that was awarded the coveted RedDot 2014.
The Slice & Serve serving knife stands out not only by the playful design, also by the clever 2-in-1 function. The ergonomic handle and sharp stainless steel blade make slicing easy and the flexible wide knife surface makes serving simple.
With the prestigious RedDot 2014 awarded.
Functionality and design go hand in hand with the Dual Knife Sharpeners. A few “run-throughs” between the ceramic-grinding discs are sufficient to restore sharpness to knives. The design is also just as sharp and optimally conceived – this kitchen tool can retract thus saving space and the grinding stones simply stow away in the handle. The 2-in-1 principle is also at the forefront with the Dual Graters, which combine two ultra-sharp, etched stainless steel graters into a compact tool.
The top class expert jury raised their hats to so much cleverness and style and honoured both products with the iF product design award 2014. And we too are absolutely convinced of the quality of these kitchen tools.
Twists corn quickly off the cob without a knife. Food safe silicone and stainless steel. Makes healthy eating fun for everyone.
It was awarded the Good Design Award 2013.
The magic tool for enjoying this fruit: The Kuhn Rikon avocado knife with its flexible, pre-shaped blade and cleverly integrated de-stoner is your secret weapon for opening, de-stoning and peeling this green fruit. Its handle in the shape of stylized avocado not only bears witness to a sense of humour on the part of the Swiss designers but is also ergonomic thus making working with the knife a pleasant experience.
It was awarded the Good Design Award 2012.
Kitchen tools – pans, knives, ladles, can openers, garlic presses – can be found in every household and are in use on a daily basis. And yet no one pays them much attention. After use, they disappear into cupboards and drawers. Design by Kuhn Rikon showcases products designed at Kuhn Rikon in the last five years and which are innovative in function and aesthetics. The photographic staging by Cortis & Sonderegger brings them to the forefront and gives them a protagonist's role in playfully arranged everyday, and not quite everyday, scenes. The photographs are complemented with texts by Claude Lichtenstein, Christof Gassner and Philipp Beyeler, who look at the kitchen as the world writ small, design in the context of cooking and the history of the well-known Swiss manufacturer of kitchen tools.
Awarded the iF Design Award 2012.
Steam & Serve is a special serving dish to serve and keep warm for Gastronorm stainless steel bowls. With professional cookware to cook is sensible and practical, what lacking is the esthetics. Therefore, Kuhn Rikon created a suitable, innovation. Serving and holding a dish in which the ready-prepared delicacies are placed together and served with the stainless steel bowl can. The simple but fascinating design fits perfectly to the classic or modern covered dining table. Thanks to the clever design it keeps the food warm for some time.
Salt & Pepper: Function and design perfectly combined. Its unique ceramic mechanism grinds salt, pepper, curry, chili and much more. Thanks to its clever rack with tilting protection the salt and pepper bottles can be easily transported from the kitchen to the table. Ceramic mechanism stays sharp; easy to refill; adjusts for fine to coarse grinding.
It was awarded the iF Design & RedDot Award 2012.
Oil & Vinegar: Clever tools in the kitchen and on the dining table. Ideal for decorating, refining and seasoning salads, pasta dishess, vegetables and more. You can choose from 3 settings – fine, medium, high liquid flow. No-drip pouring spout; easy to refill; easily transported from kitchen dining table – thanks to tilting protection.
With its smart functionality and contemporary design, the Spice Grinder lets you spice up meals with fresh ground flavor. Its unique ceramic mechanism grinds a lot more than just salt and pepper. The plate at the bottom prevents remains from falling onto the table when putting down the mill. Available in green, red, white and black.
Our chief designer Philipp Beyeler drew inspiration from a tool used by the Inuit (Eskimos) for this latest innovation. The Ulu is to the Inuit what the penknife is to the Swiss: they carry one everywhere. The Kuhn Rikon Kulu knife has a color coated Japanese stainless steel blade and a blade shield. The knife is suitable for both right-handed and left-handed users. Its curved blade cuts quickly and easily like a mezzaluna through herbs, vegetables, fruit and garlic.
The product’s design and functionality have also impressed demanding juries: it was awarded the RedDot Award 2011.
Surprisingly different! For this new cookware Cook & Serve, we have reduced the well-proven Kuhn Rikon «Cook - Serve – Keep warm» system to the essentials. A range was thereby created that impressed though its simple, modern design, clever details and attractive price. The surprising combination of materials and its manufacture in Switzerland also made an environmentally production possible.
A jury consisting of consumers was very enthusiastic about this product - and awarded the range the "Grand Prix des Consommateurs"!
HOTPAN is the clever combination of stew pot and insulating bowl. You only need to briefly heat the food, and it then cooks itself to the end in the HOTPAN in a manner similar to the low heat cooking method. In addition, the food will also stay warm for up to 2 hours without becoming overcooked. This is not only convenient, but is also really healthy, and saves up to 60% of energy at the same time.
The concept is convincing, and the Hotpan has already won three design awards.
Clear proof that even simple everyday objects can become something very special thanks to design and functionality.
The flexible silicone stands can easily fold out from 5.5 to 6.25 inches. Hot pans of different sizes can no longer harm your table.
The Pan Guard also provides a useful service when storing frying pans: It protects from scratching during space-saving stacking.
Two mortars in one: The white porcelain bowl is ideal for the traditional grinding of herbs and spices. The hardened bamboo bowl is ideal for crushing walnuts and pecan nuts, almonds and other hard foods.
The pestle can be elegantly stored across the top of the mortar. This product is an eye-catcher in every kitchen. And this was also the opinion of the juries of the Good Design Awards.
60% less effort is required when using this shapely garlic press. The robust and ergonomically shaped lever takes over most of the work for you. The squeezing of garlic and ginger becomes child's play.
The stainless steel sieve, which can be completely swivelled out of the body, also makes cleaning easy.
Awarded the Design Plus.
No more unevenly prepared sauces and creams. The clever shape of this whisk, with its head fixed on a swivel, ensures you can also stir to the edges of the pan.
The high-quality wire spool mixes very efficiently, and whisk can also be cleaned in a dishwasher.
Awarded the Design Plus Award.