Wooden utensils and kitchen accessories are timeless, and are at home in contemporary and traditional settings. But their ongoing popularity is not just down to aesthetic appeal – wood is a durable, practical and heat-resistant material that is incredibly useful. We have compiled a shortlist of our top five wooden kitchen gadgets that no kitchen is complete without!
In most cases, worktops are incredibly durable. Our solid wood and laminate worktops are designed for years, but you can minimise the risk of scratches and damage occurring by using a chopping board. Our solid wood chopping boards are stylish, low-maintenance and the perfect complement to your kitchen. We offer a huge range of different timber types, which have all been cut from our worktop stock. Choose to match your chopping board to your worktop for a cohesive look, or order a contrasting board to add a lively touch.
Spice It Up
If you love cooking, you will want your most-used herbs and spices readily available – whether you keep them on display, or hide them inside a cabinet door. Using one of our stunning three-tier solid oak spice racks will place your seasonings within easy and convenient reach. With these spice racks being created from the same wood as our worktops and chopping boards, you may want to display them – however – if you are looking to de-clutter your countertop, these spice racks can easily be fixed to cabinet walls.
Hold It Steady
It can be frustrating trying to keep recipe books flat when you are following the instructions in them. Download the recipe onto your phone or tablet and use one of these holders instead. Supplied by our sister company Worktop Express, these tablet holders will keep your device securely in place to allow you to concentrate on weighing out ingredients. If you are entertaining guests, these holders are perfect for controlling music via Bluetooth.
If you cook regularly, you will likely use salt and pepper grinders often. Shakers and grinders are available at any budget, and wooden ones will be a fantastic accessory for wooden worktops or cabinets. In a recent consumer test, these Peugeot salt and pepper grinders scored highly. Peugeot may be most famous for producing cars, but in fact it has been producing grinders since 1842! These particular grinders are not the most budget-friendly on sale, but look smart and are said to grind very well.
You may not consider utensils to be wooden kitchen gadgets, but they are an important addition to any cooking area. Whether you use it for baking, cooking or to prevent damage to non-stick pans, most will be used on a very regular basis, as they are heat-resistant and versatile. Utensils tend to be inexpensive and will last a long time.