Finex’s Design-Forward Cast Iron Pots + Pans

An age-old material meets modern aesthetics and technology for premium cookware

Founded back in 2012, Portland, Oregon’s Finex was successfully funded both through private capital and Kickstarter and became a darling of the culinary community for its labored-over quality and style. The brand’s goal from the start was decidedly low-volume perfection, and it was such a success that heritage cast iron brand Lodge acquired the brand in 2019. Lodge now makes Finex in its own Tennessee …

Anyday’s Microwave Cookware

Four bowls with features designed to enhance the capabilities of the countertop appliance

While neither new nor fancy, the microwave is one of Anyday founder Steph Chen’s favorite appliances. Pots and pans for ovens and stoves are too numerous to count, but there aren’t many cookware collections designed especially for the microwave—despite them inhabiting 90% of kitchens. Chen aimed to change that through Anyday, with the goal “to make it much easier and faster for people to cook delicious, …

China’s Ningbo Fotile Kitchen Ware Co Reimagines the Dishwasher

With their Fotile 3-in-1 Sink Dishwasher, Chinese appliance company Ningbo Fotile Kitchen Ware Co embeds the unit right into the countertop, directly beside a complementary sink. Its name references the fact that the equipment doesn’t just wash dishes—it also safely cleans produce and seafood. One variation of the dishwasher features touch-sensitive controls on the lid, which were designed to respond to dry or wet hands. …