Salt and Pepper Shakers Buying Guide
Salt and pepper shakers might always be found on your table but because they should be something you are excited to display. Some of the great Judaica designers like Yair Emanuel, Dorit Judaica, Agayof, and Adi Sidler have also contributed to the tableware section, especially because salt is used every Shabbat when Motzi is made. Not all of these are your standard shakers, some are bowls and some look like a work of art. Salt and pepper shakers are a great as part of a wedding gift or housewarming gift, and the best part is, you can never have too many since you can always have a different set for every occasion.
Anodized Aluminum & Aluminum
Anodized aluminum and aluminum salt and pepper shakers are by far the most colorful options out there. Each one comes in a single bold color or a color-block look with some kind of design embedded into the shaker or holder. Some of the more interesting looks include pomegranates, salt bowls with the blessing for HaMotzi around it, and Agayof's contemporary circle shaker. The classic style salt and pepper shakers come as tall cylinders or rectangles, decorated in silver or gold, with pomegranates or Jerusalem, and with bright colors like teal and maroon, or gray for something that will match your tableware.
Ceramic shakers are often handmade, so no two are exactly the same but each one is beautifully crafted. Michal Ben Yosef's stunning works are mainly featured in this section, with salt and pepper shaker sets made just for Shabbat, like with this Lecha Dodi one, and those filled with blessings. Nature has often been an inspiration to Michal Ben Yosef, so it is not unusal to find a little piece of the great outdoors portrayed on her shakers, like palm trees and pomegranates, or a shaker itself shaped like this ancient fruit. Ceramic salt and pepper shakers show craftsmanship, and any one of these would look beautiful on a table for anytime.
Crystal & Glass
Elegance and class seem to almost go hand in hand with crystal and glass. These shakers and bowls are impressive with their metal cut-outs and gorgeous prints, one of which are even decorated with Swarovski crystals. One shaker set by Yair Emanuel comes with a gorgeous stand made to look like a pomegranate tree with gold fruit that is truely a work of art for your dining room table. Others include magnificent prints featuring pomegranates in a variety of ways, like through stripes, branches, and those featuring just the fruit, one of which is bound to match your decor. Some of the shaker prints are based off of art deco, flowers, and the unique baroque print for something that will really stand out.
Metals & Stainless Steel
Metallic salt and pepper shakers will never chip or fade which makes them ideal. Pewter, nickel, stainless steel, or metal, these shiny shakers will not disappoint. A selection of these include a pomegranate theme to them, whether they are dishes, shakers with a pomegranate branch going across it, or in the shape of pomegranate fruit. Some salt and pepper holders include a bit of color, like with the classic shaker or this dish set. Metallic salt and pepper shakers will always look good no matter what.
The wood salt and pepper shaker collection is dominated by Yair Emanuel. Each one is hand-painted and done cut in a wavy style so that the two mesh together to create a beautiful image. From flowers like roses and lilies to birds on branches and peacocks, and biblical themes like the Garden of Eden and the seven species. These wooden salt and pepper shakers are a favorite and truly something special from the Yair Emanuel collection.