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Anybody else got a kitchen supply made in the shape of their State?

ShowUsYourRack Jan 2, 2014 12:37 AM

I was interested in knowing if anyone else had some kind of kitchen supply made in the same shape/form as their State. I can easily imagine things made in the shape of the States of California, Florida & especially Ohio. You know, it's kind of fit that the State of Florida has an area called the Panhandle, so it would be interesting to have the State with the Panhandle actually have something similar to it actually made for it, ya know? Anyways, I've got a few things including a cutting board crafted in the shape of the beautiful State of Ohio. It's truly a perfect fit! Do any of you guys have a related supply to your State too?

  1. breadchick Jan 2, 2014 05:49 AM

    I admit, I wasn't sure what you were talking about at first. I was thinking "who has a kitchen supply store shaped like a state?" LOL.

    Anyway, my sister - a few Christmases ago - gave me and our other sisters cutting boards shaped like Vermont.

    I read an article about this woman who forges cast iron pans shaped in whatever state you want. They look super cool. Here's the link to the site:

    http://felionstudios.com/pans/

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      Kontxesi Jan 2, 2014 07:11 AM

      I saw those a while ago. Not cheap! And Virginia is kind of a useless shape.... Arizona could be usable though.

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        tcamp Jan 2, 2014 07:19 AM

        I was going to weigh in on my state, Virginia. Shape is not at all conducive to kitchen items without rounding edges considerably. And forget about the Eastern Shore.

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          Kontxesi Jan 2, 2014 07:31 AM

          We have the silliest state. I've always thought the Eastern Shore should be part of Maryland....

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            Veggo Jan 2, 2014 09:06 AM

            There can't possibly be a useful item in the shape of Maryland.

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              Antilope Jan 2, 2014 09:16 AM

              Maryland bamboo cutting board. Reminds me of when we were in elementary school mumble years ago. Any failed artwork would become an ashtray. ;-).

              Maryland shaped bamboo cutting board
              http://www.amazon.com/HomeMadeKits-Maryland-State-Cookie-Cutter/dp/B000F959KMMaryland/dp/B00FDN7LAG

              Maryland shaped cookie cutter
              http://www.amazon.com/HomeMadeKits-Ma...

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                Veggo Jan 2, 2014 09:18 AM

                !!! Whoda thunk it.

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                  Chemicalkinetics Jan 2, 2014 05:29 PM

                  Oh my god. I bet the company had a tough time deciding this.

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                    Veggo Jan 2, 2014 05:32 PM

                    Rhode Island would be equally challenging, and I'm not sure about Michigan's upper peninsula.

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                    ShowUsYourRack Jan 2, 2014 08:54 PM

                    That's a good way to teach/influence young kids to smoke early...lol.

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              breadchick Jan 2, 2014 09:33 AM

              Yeah, and NY is one of the pricier ones. I imagine I could put a single sausage in Long Island...

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                Sirrith Jan 9, 2014 12:18 AM

                Most ridiculous skillets are WY and CO. Not the shape, they are the most useful IMO. But $700 for what is, essentially, a simple square skillet.

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                  ShowUsYourRack Jan 9, 2014 12:22 AM

                  Sounds quite a bit too costly for just a custom shaped thing.

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              ratgirlagogo Jan 2, 2014 05:23 PM

              "I admit, I wasn't sure what you were talking about at first. I was thinking "who has a kitchen supply store shaped like a state?" LOL. "
              That's what I thought too.

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                ShowUsYourRack Jan 2, 2014 08:52 PM

                Sounds like fun.

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                foodieX2 Jan 2, 2014 07:34 AM

                I have a cookie cutter in the shape of my state. I have a wooden hot box in the shape of Michigan and a cutting board in the shape of the place I grew up.

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                  ShowUsYourRack Jan 2, 2014 08:56 PM

                  I think that those could work very well for most if not all States. Good for Christmas snacks too.

                2. Antilope Jan 2, 2014 07:35 AM

                  I don't have one, but Amazon sells a California shaped bamboo cutting board:
                  http://www.amazon.com/Totally-Bamboo-...

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                    mikie Jan 2, 2014 09:12 AM

                    We have a cutting board shaped like a buffalo, for Buffalo, NY. I've seen a lot of state shapped items, but I now live in OK which has a panhandle, so every pan is shaped similar haha.

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                      bevwinchester Jan 2, 2014 09:37 AM

                      Yes, Texas is a great shape for kitchen items!

                      1. tcamp Jan 2, 2014 09:40 AM

                        I'm waiting for the Hawaiian people to weigh in....

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                          kaleokahu Jan 2, 2014 10:17 AM

                          Colander.

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                            arashall Jan 2, 2014 10:23 AM

                            Ha! Very clever.

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                            hill food Jan 6, 2014 02:16 PM

                            or Michigan, maybe as a set of chips and dip bowls... (the UP for the dip - duh)

                            although HI would work for riijstaffel.

                          3. Antilope Jan 2, 2014 09:57 AM

                            San Bernardino County, CA would make a nice serving tray for a large family. ;-).

                            1. juliejulez Jan 2, 2014 03:10 PM

                              I live in Colorado so I suppose you could say all my cutting boards are in the shape of my state.

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                                Veggo Jan 2, 2014 03:17 PM

                                Julie, those are actually Wyoming.....:)

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                                  juliejulez Jan 3, 2014 01:14 PM

                                  Ha that's where my SO is from, so they match his home state :)

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                                Daisy.G Jan 2, 2014 03:30 PM

                                Not my state, or even my country, but I love my Texas-shaped egg-ring and toast-cutter (probably not its intended use, but works for me).

                                 
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                                  kizil Jan 2, 2014 03:35 PM

                                  here are some state-shaped cast iron skillets -- not sure what you could do with Rhode Island, though.

                                  http://felionstudios.com/pans/

                                  1. Candy Jan 2, 2014 09:08 PM

                                    Yeah there is someone in northern Indiana who makes small cheese boards in the shape of the state.

                                    1. John E. Jan 3, 2014 06:41 PM

                                      I have seen cookie cutters and cutting boards in the shape of Minnesota but we don't own either of them. I would find such a cutting board to be annoying. I don't even want a cutting board with a handle or a hole for a handle. Why would anyone need such a feature?

                                      1. hill food Jan 4, 2014 09:30 PM

                                        there's a store in DC that used to carry a line of cookie cutters, don't remember if she stocks all 50 + DC, (and they're certainly not to scale)

                                        Hill's Kitchen is the name of the store, she's really nice and could probably help.

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                                          CaliforniaJoseph Jan 5, 2014 06:29 AM

                                          Gift from sister & BIL - Go Bucks!

                                          Now where the hell does one find an Ohio-shaped cake pan?

                                           
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                                            foodieX2 Jan 5, 2014 08:29 AM

                                            I am sure you are probably joking but I have friend who makes all kind in "odd" shaped cakes, the last was the shape of NH. She made a large sheet cake, traced the map of the state on parchment paper. She then laid the parchment paper over the cake and cut it into the shape. It was then decorated with the white mountain ridge, the Appalachian trail, the capital city, etc. Very cool!

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                                              breadchick Jan 5, 2014 09:02 AM

                                              And if you flipped the cake upside down, you have a VT cake! :)

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                                                CaliforniaJoseph Jan 5, 2014 07:17 PM

                                                I wasn't joking. I've been looking for a cake pan shaped like Ohio.

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                                                ShowUsYourRack Jan 8, 2014 11:39 PM

                                                Just go get a Heart one as Ohio is "The Heart Of It All" after all. That will more than suffice.

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                                                wattacetti Jan 6, 2014 12:06 PM

                                                I don't live in the US but I do have a cake pan purportedly shaped like the state of Kansas.

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                                                  John E. Jan 6, 2014 12:45 PM

                                                  We have a couple shaped like North Dakota.

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                                                    wattacetti Jan 6, 2014 01:14 PM

                                                    :-D

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                                                    hill food Jan 6, 2014 02:13 PM

                                                    now Colorado would be rough to source.

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                                                    rasputina Jan 6, 2014 12:55 PM

                                                    I don't personally own one, but they are very popular for my state.

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                                                      swoll50 Jan 6, 2014 02:31 PM

                                                      yeah, you can find pretty much any item manufactured in the shape of Texas. i think we have some cookie cutters and a serving dish. i dont know what happened to it, but somewhere in the garage i have a steak brand shaped like Texas, too.

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                                                        Cheez62 Jan 6, 2014 11:05 PM

                                                        I live in Ohio, but I do have a Texas-shaped holder for cooking stuffed jalapenos on the smoker. This Christmas one of my Texas-living nieces gave me a grilling spatula that is also shaped like that state.

                                                        1. DuchessNukem Jan 9, 2014 12:05 AM

                                                          Texas rules! as evidenced by posts above lol. I've a large blue spatterware-style ceramic serving dish and a cookie cutter.

                                                          You can't swing a dead armadillo here without hitting a hotel that has a Texas-shaped waffle iron. It's an eccentric but very comforting shape.

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                                                            Chemicalkinetics Jan 9, 2014 12:10 AM

                                                            It is eccentric because it is really five states:

                                                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JREkqC...

                                                          2. hill food Jan 16, 2014 07:09 PM

                                                            how timely - forgot I was on her e-mail list: from Leah at Hill's Kitchen (capitol hill, DC - get it?)

                                                            "We are also thrilled to have ordered Epicurean cutting boards in the shape of every state (sorry Hawaii, it just wouldn't be that effective)."

                                                            leah@hillskitchen.com

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                                                              Kelli2006 Jan 16, 2014 09:15 PM

                                                              I have a cookie cutter in the shape of Ohio.

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