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5 Ways to Kit Out Your Kitchen

Kitting out your kitchen in an attempt to become the next best home chef? Enter our kitchen essentials checklist.

Kitting out your kitchen in an attempt to become the next best home chef? Look no further.

From cult kitchenware brands to functional utensils and cooking essentials, make your kitchen the heart of the home where friends and family come together to cook, socialise and feast.

With HAY’s cult appliances and Phaidon’s seasonal recipe books, our list of kitchen essentials for the design lover have mealtime made easy whatever kind of cook you are.

1. Yes, Chef

There’s no reason for your mid-week meals to be boring. With our curated edit of cookbooks, you can transform whatever is left in your fridge into a nutritious, hearty meal in no time. Making space for cookbooks in the kitchen will ensure you reach for them more frequently and elevate your meals. Never again will you experience the Wednesday dinner time slump with the likes of Ottolenghi, Nigel Slater and Leon on your kitchen shelf.

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2. Coffee Connoisseurs

Nothing beats a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee on a Sunday morning to perk you up. Whatever your preference - instant, cafetiere or drip, make sure you have the right equipment. For design led coffee storage, Wrap’s coffee tins come with a smart scoop to make sure you get the right measurement. HAY’s cafetieres will brighten up your brew while the more experienced baristas among us might want to invest in a Moccamaster coffee machine. The finishing touch? HKliving’s 70s coffee mugs will really enhance that morning ritual.

3. Stylish Serveware

Ensure you’re the host with the most, with bold serveware that is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing. Scanpan’s copper pans are sophisticated enough to take your carbonara, curry or casserole from hob to table. For an injection of spring pastels, Rice’s scalloped oven dishes are handmade in Portugal and prove that practicality doesn’t need to compromise on style - you can even pop it in the dishwasher.

4. The Cook’s Toolkit

Anything that makes mealtimes quicker and easier is a winner. Whether that’s investing in a good set of kitchen knives from Robert Welch or a hardworking garlic press. Think about the everyday tools that contribute to your cooking that you just couldn’t be without. Upgrade your old plastic utensils with eco-friendly wooden options that will last you for years to come. Likewise, a handy wooden chopping board from Madam Stoltz will make dicing ingredients easier.

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5. Great Gadgets

Make sure that whatever is out permanently on the worktop looks the part. An Imperia pasta machine will make it look like you know your way around the kitchen, even if it only gets used once every few months. Mix and match your kettle and toaster and make a statement with HAY’s bold coloured Sowden collection. For sleek Italian design, Alessi has all bases covered.

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