Kitchens are undoubtedly the most highly-used area in the average family home. It’s a place to cook, eat and socialise – particularly if you are fortunate enough to have an open-plan kitchen with an island for friends and family to gather around.
When it comes to sprucing up the look and feel of your own kitchen, there are plenty of key utensils and other accessories that can add character and charm to the interior of oak kitchens.
Whilst you may not need all the utensils and accessories available now, think about how you plan to use the kitchen in the future, too. If you have considered taking up bakery, you may need a different set of utensils to those that you would typically use when rustling up a meal.
Kitchen utensils and accessories vary wildly in price, from economic products that are often made from bamboo and other hard-wearing (but widely available) materials, to those that are made from stainless steel and more exotic hardwoods; these tend to be more expensive but may last considerably longer.
Every kitchen needs them – spoons, spatulas, whisks and various other utensils no one really knows the names of.
These utensils are the staples of most kitchens, but they don’t have to be boring. Many are available in funky designs to brighten up your kitchen’s design.
Often an entire drawer is devoted to storing utensils, whilst the most used might be kept in a holder on your worktop. Consider our solid wood cutlery drawer inserts to keep your cutlery and utensils tidy. They are available in a range of widths to suit drawers from 400mm up to 1000mm wide.
Quality Chopping Boards
Along with some quality utensils, a sturdy chopping board is a kitchen staple: and we can’t help but recommending the solid wood boards available from our sister company, Worktop Express®.
They are available in a variety of timbers, including oak, walnut, maple, and many more, are hard-wearing and are the perfect size for food preparation and cutting.
Unusual Kitchen Accessories
If you shop around enough, you’ll find a kitchen utensil or accessory to do almost every culinary task you can think of.
Like this tomato / mozzarella slicer, many of these utensils are a luxurious extra; and whilst they may make the preparation part of the meal a little bit easier, they can lead to a lot more washing up!
There is a huge range of utensils available for your kitchen, but before filling your kitchen with too many culinary gadgets, do think carefully about whether they will really make life easier, or whether they will use up an unnecessary amount of space. If you’re looking for some of more unusual kitchen accessories, then we highly recommend viewing the ‘Kitchen Gadget’ boards on our Pinterest page.