Every kitchen has its essentials, those must-haves that keep the daily culinary machine churning. But beyond the basics, there’s a category of kitchen designs that elevate your cooking endeavours, launching you to the next level.

In this exploration of kitchen essentials and nice-to-haves, we share the tools that not only make your kitchen efficient but transform it into a space of function and flair. From stainless steel sponge caddies to curvily crafted paper towel holders, each item serves a purpose, and yet, is more than just a tool – it’s a statement, an accessory, a charming addition to your culinary domain.

Join us on this journey, and pick yourself (and your kitchen) up a must-have, and maybe an indulgent nice-to-have too.

The Must Haves

This stainless steel sponge holder is a real game-changer for your kitchen. It not only keeps things neat and tidy but also plays a crucial role in maintaining hygiene by preventing the spread of bacteria. With its sleek design and space-saving features, it’s a must-have for a well-organised and efficient kitchen setup.

The Grater Slicer from EVA SOLO is a kitchen essential that takes the hassle out of meal preparation. With its anti-slip rubber base providing stability, this versatile grater effortlessly handles a range of ingredients, from veggies like cucumbers and carrots to hard cheeses, chocolate, and truffles (oooh, fancy).

The Natural Cellulose and Sisal Scourer Sponge isn’t just a cleaning tool; it’s a kitchen essential. Its formidable sisal fibres effortlessly tackle grease and grime, ensuring your kitchen surfaces are not just clean but spotless. What sets it apart as a must-have is its eco-friendly design – made from sustainable materials, it aligns with your green lifestyle while delivering unmatched cleaning performance.

The Hale Kitchen Tea Towel in Olive/Green isn’t just a kitchen accessory; it’s a must-have for several reasons. Crafted from a luxurious blend of natural linen and cotton, it brings a touch of sophistication to your kitchen. Yarn-dyed, the tea towel not only introduces a lush mix of colours but also blends tradition with contemporary design. Beyond its stylish appearance, its functionality shines through, providing a practical and beautiful solution to keep your kitchen in order.

Stretch Lids are a kitchen essential, offering a sustainable and reusable alternative to single-use plastics. Crafted from premium clear-view silicone, these lids stretch and cling to various containers, providing an airtight seal to keep food fresh and eliminating the need for disposable cling wrap and foil. Their versatility, eco-friendly design, and ease of use make them a total must-have (and no-brainer) for practical and sustainable food storage.

The Nice To Haves

The Carbonator 3 is a nice-to-have in the kitchen, offering a minimalist and compact design that seamlessly fits into various spaces. Its stainless-steel construction, precision nozzle, and revamped internal safety features not only enhance its aesthetic appeal but also ensure durability and controlled performance. While not essential, this sparkling water maker combines style and sustainability, making it a stunning addition for those who value both form and function in their kitchen.

Transforming your kitchen routine, ferm LIVING’s Day Cloths are quite the kitchen nice-to-have, seamlessly blending practicality and aesthetic appeal. Crafted from GOTS certified organic cotton, these finely rib-knitted cloths are labelled for each day, letting you create a bit of a cycle. They also come in a thoughtfully designed box (a little charming, some may say) making the Day Cloths a convenient addition to your kitchen.

A mortar and pestle may not be an everyday kitchen essential, but gosh, they come in handy. Enter the Petra Mortar & Pestle Quartz – a kitchen nice-to-have that’s not just practical but a statement piece. Crafted from a single piece of durable quartz, it celebrates the raw beauty of natural materials while maintaining its functionality. This mortar and pestle combo isn’t just for herbs and spices; it’s a design object that adds flair to your kitchen and makes aromatic tapenades a breeze. It’s the kind of kitchen tool you didn’t know you needed until you have it

Sure, you can eyeball your ingredients with some culinary success, but have you experienced the result of a meal cooked up with pinpoint accuracy? That’s where EVA SOLO’s Green Tool Kitchen Scale comes in as a kitchen nice-to-have. Its built-in display in the handle makes reading weights a breeze, adapting to your cooking pot or mixing bowl size. The rubber base keeps it steady, and with measurements in grams, pounds, ounces, and millilitres, along with a handy tare/zero option, it’s a versatile ally for precise cooking. The slim design saves drawer space, and the included batteries ensure you’re ready to weigh up to 10 kg with 1-gram intervals – a small investment for culinary perfection.

Every kitchen has paper towels, obviously a must-have. But when it comes to, dare we say, “displaying” the handiest of rolls, you’ve got yourself a few choices. Enter the Curvature Paper Towel Holder – not just a kitchen accessory but a nice-to-have that adds a little bit of artistry to your space. Crafted by hand in solid brass with a matte finish, its whimsical curves bring a sculptural and functional charm to your kitchen counter. It’s not just about convenience; it’s about turning the everyday into an artistic statement, making your paper towels a stylish part of your kitchen decor.

As we wrap up this exploration of kitchen essentials and nice-to-haves, it’s clear that the heart of any culinary haven goes beyond the basics. From the sleek stainless steel sponge holder ensuring hygiene and order, to the whimsically crafted paper towel holder turning everyday necessities into artistry, each item in your kitchen serves not only a practical purpose but also contributes to the overall look and feel of the space.

So, whether you’re embracing the must-haves or indulging in the nice-to-haves, your kitchen is not just a functional space – it’s a reflection of your taste, style, and the joy you find in daily kitchen tasks and culinary creation.

Happy cooking!