The Dalton Ruhlman essential kitchen tool bundle. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman.

The Dalton-Ruhlman essential kitchen tool bundle. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman.

When my old friend from high school, Mac Dalton, and I launched a small line of products in December 2010, I called it an experiment. The experiment worked, but not perfectly. The products, while of superlative quality, were nonetheless more expensive than we wanted them to be.

I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve now cleared a threshold that has allowed us to restock our warehouse in enough quantity to lower the prices to what we’ve always wanted them to be.

This means, for instance, that our beloved Badass Perforated (aka Egg) Spoon, which had been $33, is now $19.95. The big bundle of spoons and paddles (above), once $89 is now $59.95.

We hope you’ll have a look at the new catalog, tell friends via Facebook, let me know on Twitter, or, better still, leave subtle hints with loved ones who may be inclined to give you a gift (especially if you’re the one doing the cooking!).

We’re well aware that we have only gotten here because of the many who paid the high prices. To thank you all, those of you who chose to leave your email address, you’ll be receiving a code that will give you 25% off even these new prices for all purchases for the rest of the year.

Also, by request from chefs, we’ve created prices for bulk sales, especially useful for our offset spoons.

Again, many thanks to all. Never stop cooking!

If you liked this post, take a look at these links:

© 2013 Michael Ruhlman. Photo © 2013 Donna Turner Ruhlman. All rights reserved.



51 Wonderful responses to “Dalton-Ruhlman Tools Price Reduction”

  • steve

    Pricing for packages seems a bit off (unless I’m misunderstanding). If I order all the stuff in the Kitchen Tool Bundle individually, it looks like I can get it for $50, but the bundle costs $10 more. What’s more, if I order the Spoon Set and the paddles separately, I can get it all for $40!

    Am I missing something? Is there something else in the Kitchen Tool Bundle?

    I’m all for a bargain, but I also don’t want to see you lose money on this stuff!! Either way, great news on the new pricing. Looks like I’m going to be buying more stuff…

    • kns

      Hi Steve,
      I noticed the price listed under “Catalog” for the Acacia Wood Paddles is $9.95 but that isn’t the price for the set of three. The Spanker bundle (one of each size), which is what you receive in the Kitchen Tool Bundle, is $29.95 bringing the total to $69.85. The Kitchen Tool Bundle is $59.95 so you are saving money. I hope this helps. 🙂

  • Stephanie Clarkson

    I really adore the egg spoon. I had really gotten very, ‘oh, what’s the deal?’ about it, but man it turned out to be exceptionally designed.

  • erik

    sweet! gonna finally get me that egg spoon! and maybe some soup spoons! ive been loving my paddles and offset spoons for a few years already!

  • Susan Pietrocarlo

    Michael, I love my badass egg spoon. With your new pricing and the 25% off since I am leaving my e-mail address will allow me to get your offset spoons and paddles. I have also purchased the mortar and pestle as well as the Ateco pastry cutter from your Open Sky store and am “over the moon” loving using both these items. The 25 % off code and this post reveal that your reputation is of utmost importance above making a “quick buck” through marketing and or endorsing just any product. Thank you. P.S. I have also purchased and use routinely Ratio and Ruhlman’s Twenty so thank you again for these contributions to the “food and cooking world”. Best Regards, Susan

  • Auntie Allyn

    With your badass egg spoon, I’m poaching eggs almost every day! Love all of your products (and books).

  • Natalie Luffer Sztern

    I bought the Bad-Ass egg spoon at regular price and it is the best spoon I own. In fact I finally can make those poached eggs I always love. Opensky is a great place to purchase products and I am glad to say that I am part of their entrance into the Canadian market for all goods.

  • john

    I bought spoon package, quiche ring and cheese set. The decision was a no-brainer. I have enjoyed reading your blog for years, mixed many of your drink recipes, bought your books and watched your smug ; ) attitude on T.V. On top of that, I got a great set of well-made kitchen tools. Thanks for doing what you do.

  • YC

    I love my egg spoon, even at full price. But the coupon code will allow me to get those paddles! Grazie.

  • Marilyn Sherman

    I bought the Badass Egg Spoon more than a year ago and love it

  • Cynthia

    Love my spoons, paddles, and other items I purchased via Open Sky. This is great news as there definitely were other things on the wish list. Also, a request– is it possible to do bundles for the small and large basting-tasting-saucing spoons?? I would LOVE to be able to get sets of those but I already have the set of the medium spoons so the 3-spoon asst is not ideal. Thanks!

  • Gerry

    I don’t regret what I paid for the spanker (or your kitchen towels – I have a drawer full) but I appreciate the discount! Thank you! Gerry

  • Susan

    I have greatly enjoyed my spoon and am looking forward to purchasing a couple for friends. Your cookbook is the best too. Thanks for the additional 25%.

  • jodonnell

    Bought the offset spoon package some time ago. Use them almost every day.Much appreciate making them more accessible.

  • jason

    been eyeballing stuff for quite a while – have requested items as Xmas presents for the last three years but always sold out. Now, I will just cut out the middle man and buy for myself…..

  • Diane

    We use the heck out of your towels and paddles around here. Looking forward to doing the same with the badass spoon.

  • Paul

    Thanks Michael – I bought and love the Badass Egg Spoon, offset spoons and straining cloths. Awesome products. Looking forward to adding to the collection and purchasing a few gifts!

  • Jennifer

    Thank you. I’ve been looking for a way to justify the cost of getting all three spankys because I love my Spankette so much. The 25% off helps a lot!

    • Jenny B.

      Thank you so much for your consideration of past customers — my spankette wandered off somehow and I’ve been hoping for a new one.

  • Victoria

    Thank you, Michael. These have been on my wish-list for so long!

  • Scott

    I have the paddles that I bought. I am looking forward to a little more shopping.

  • El Roberto

    And probably made for pennies in some militarized Chinese factory, where the workers live in barracks, work 12 hour shifts without a meal or break and are paid bare subsistence wages.

    I’ll pass and stick with my French and American made products.

  • Maxine R.

    A few years ago you sold those Therma-Pen (like) thermometers. I bought it when you had it for about $50. I use it constantly and just love it. I’ve wanted the spoon also. Now I’ll be able to get it.

  • Bunnee

    I have ordered and re-ordered the soup spoons and use them all the time. I also have the other offset spoons and the egg spoon and and the spankers – favorites every one. I think the offset spatula and bench scraper are next!

  • Mary Rodas

    Perfect timing – our favorited wooden paddle met with an untimely accident! Off to order!

  • Noah

    I’m wondering if I missed the coupon or if the coupon is still forthcoming? Thanks in advance as I can’t wait to buy the set.

    • Cynthia

      Same here….. patiently waiting so I can do more damage. Thanks for offering to past customers!

  • Jason

    Really appreciate you offering these again to original buyers. We love the offset spoons and paddles, but so does everyone else who visits us. These will make incredible gifts for our friends and family.

  • Julie

    We have the BA egg spoon and it is a fine spoon and so lovely and hefty at the same time. Really is the secret to good poached eggs. We have noticed that the pan used for poaching is nearly impossible to clean afterwards. Any hints on cleanup or type of pan to use?