OXO - Good Grips Zester
OXO Good Grips Knives are thoughtfully designed to provide the perfect balance of feel and function. The contours of the handle and curved bolster encourage you to hold the Knife in a way that is both comfortable and efficient, no matter where you choose to grip. Each knife features a full tang blade for balance and control during all tasks, from simple slices to complicated cuts. Forged from high-carbon, German stainless steel for superior strength and edge retention, OXO Good Grips Knives are made to have a long life in your kitchen, no matter what you’re slicing or dicing.
OXO is dedicated to providing innovative consumer products that make everyday living easier. They study people—lefties and righties, male and female, young and old—interacting with products and they identify opportunities for meaningful improvement. Their thoughtful, “question everything” process and relentless attention to detail uncover the best solutions for life’s everyday tasks.
The Meaning of Gloves
Have you ever seen a single glove on the street and wondered who lost it? They have too. As a reminder of the different hands their products need to comfortably fit, OXO employees collect lost gloves around New York City and the world. These gloves are prominently displayed in their office.
OXO was founded on the philosophy of Universal Design, which means the design of products usable by as many people as possible. Today, OXO offers 1,000+ products covering many areas of the home, all created based on this principle. The company has been recognized globally as an example of how a well-executed Universal Design philosophy not only creates products that are beneficial to end users but is also a sensible business model.
More than 25 years ago, Sam Farber noticed his wife Betsey was having trouble comfortably holding her peeler due to arthritis. This got Sam thinking: why do ordinary kitchen tools hurt your hands? Why can’t there be wonderfully comfortable, easy-to-use tools? Sam saw an opportunity to create more thoughtful cooking tools that would benefit all users and promised Betsey that he would create a better peeler.
OXO Is Born
In 1990, after extensive research, hundreds of models and dozens of design iterations, the first 15 OXO Good Grips kitchen tools, including the now iconic peeler, were introduced to the US market. These ergonomically-designed, transgenerational tools set a new standard for the industry and raised the bar of consumer expectation and performance.
Today, OXO has more than 1,000 products that cover multiple areas of the home, all of them tied together by their thoughtful design, innovative features and comfort and reliability. OXO products have won numerous design awards and are included in the permanent collections of many museums worldwide.