Cheap-chic kitchen refurb with laboratory glass

Orange magazine has instructions for giving your kitchen a trendy refit by using labratory glass for measuring, serving and storing foodstuffs:

Next, streamline the spice rack by bottling spices in test tubes and racking them. Transfer the spices to 25 x 150mm ($1.20) or 25 x 200mm ($1.60) test tubes, seal them with cork stoppers ($.15 – $.75), and place the vials in a wooden holder ($29.97). Apply simple white labels from a nearby office supply store to each vessel and never again will the nutmeg be mistaken for cinnamon.

After bringing efficiency to the kitchen, give the dining table a laboratory-cum-Moroccan look with volumetric flasks. Ordinarily used in analytical chemistry to produce accurate solutions, the decorative vials are ideal for holding salad dressings or wines. The containers are identifiable by their pear-shaped form, tall slender neck, and ground-glass-stopper crown. Volumetric flasks have a mystical appearance – as Vincent Price himself might concoct potions in them – and range in size from the tiny 25mL ($6) to large 2000ml ($24). Orange advises pouring wine into the flask and consuming within twenty-four hours to avoid oxidation.


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Update: Aaron sez, "Texas actually regulates ownership of some labware; owning an Erlenmeyer, as in the article, can land you in jail (Texas state code, 481.040):"

"Chemical laboratory apparatus" means any item of
equipment designed, made, or adapted to manufacture a controlled
substance or a controlled substance analogue, including:

(A) a

(B) a

(C) a

(D) a
three-neck or distilling