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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Inspiration in a Nutshell

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


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UncommonGoodsPistachio Pedestal
 
4.8

(based on 586 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (495)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creative & functional (281)
  • Easy to use (236)
  • High quality material (211)
  • Easy to clean (174)
  • Good capacity (166)

Cons

  • Limited capacity (25)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (260)
  • Dinner parties (130)
  • Holidays (127)
  • Special occasions (104)
  • Display (72)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (157), Stylish (57), Frequent entertainer (50), Budget shopper (11)
    • 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

Just in time

By 

from Maryland

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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 Pistachio Pedestal:

    Everything is self-contained. No fuss, no bother in a stylish setting.

     
    5.0

    Awesome gift my husband loved.

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    from New Hartford Connecticut

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    Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

    My husband loved it. He thought it was a unique way to display pistachios elegantly.

     
    5.0

    Christmas Gift

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    from San Diego, CA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Capacity
    • High Quality Material

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Display
      • Everyday
      • Holidays

      Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

      Very stylish. My dad loved it! He uses it all the time!

       
      5.0

      We eat way more pistachios now...

      By 

      from Canton, MI

      About Me Frequent Entertainer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Difficult To Clean
      • Limited Capacity

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

      We eat way more pistachios now. The convenience is great and never have any more shells all over the place.

       
      5.0

      Perfect!

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      from Western North Carolina

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Get Togethers
        • Everyday
        • Holidays

        Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

        My husband eats pistachios several nights a week while we watch our favorite shows on TV. For years he has been using a plate or bowl and rummaging through the nutshells to find a whole pistachio. Drove me "nuts". So this is the perfect solution for us both! The best part is it is he loved his gift. It super well made. A little pricey but it will last forever and it is worth the price in my opinion.

         
        4.0

        Bought this for Christmas presents for my family. Great gift

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        from Houston, Tx

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creative & Functional
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

          The boys love it because they can keep shells separate

           
          5.0

          I was so happy to receive this gift

          By 

          from Paradise Valley

          About Me Stylish

          Pros

          • Creative & Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

            I leave this on my counter for daily use. All my family and guests love it.

             
            5.0

            A fun gift to give and receive.

            By 

            from Lincoln Hills, CA

            About Me Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Display
              • Everyday

              Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

              Son-in -law loved this gift! He is wild about pistachios and my daughter was thrilled about the no mess way this piece served its purpose!

               
              5.0

              Quality product

              By 

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Creative & Functional
              • High Quality Material

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                I loved the quality and the function of this gift

                 
                5.0

                A fabulous gift for the pistachio lover!

                By 

                from Michigan

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                  Love this and the finish! Only wish it was a little bigger.

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