Our at-home kitchen game has never been stronger, and now’s the time to indulge in some top tools, gadgets and products that will make cooking beautiful, nourishing food easier, more efficient and overall more enjoyable. And who doesn’t want that? Here are 8 kitchen must-haves every home chef needs.
If you’re a matcha fiend like us, Cuzen’s fan-favorite Matcha Maker Starter Kit is a no-brainer investment. The state-of-the-art machine stores, grinds and whisks the company’s organic tea leaf blends — shade-grown in Japan, might I add — into the freshest matcha you can get with the touch of a button. Good morning, indeed.
Yes, we all know the importance of sharp knives, but what about beautiful ones? We’re strong believers that beautiful tools yield beautiful meals. Hast’s 8-inch designer chef’s knife will be your go-to for everyday slicing, dicing and chopping, and you won’t be able to resist displaying it in all its sleek bold gold or black matte glory.
Paella can be an intimidating dish to prepare, but not so with Fourneau’s cast-iron paella pan. This bestseller heats evenly on the stovetop or grill and is uber versatile, dubbing as a griddle, plancha or roasting pan. And it’s handsome enough to serve as the centerpiece on the dining table, too.
Food prep — washing, chopping and the like — is a big part of the cooking process. So why not make it enjoyable? Stella Falone’s stunning large reversible cutting board, crafted from responsibly sourced West African ebony, gives you plenty of room to work. Plus it features a carved edge grip for easy handling and a juice groove on one side.
Move over Le Creuset. The only individually owned U.S. cookware company, Chantal has been churning out high-end wares since 1971. The brand’s new and improved enameled cast-iron Dutch oven requires no seasoning, heats evenly and is easy to clean. The 3-quart size won’t overwhelm your cupboard, but there are also 5-quart and 7-quart options if you think bigger is better.
Luxe textiles aren’t just for the bedroom and bathroom. Delilah Home brings plush softness to the kitchen with its organic Turkish cotton towels that balance fashion with function, thanks to their oversize and absorbent qualities. And the company has a sweet story, named for the dog who survived 62 days in the North Carolina mountains before being reunited with her family, reflecting the brand’s pillars of sustainability, impact and community.
If you’re going to be feasting on high-quality fare, you need to be using high-quality cutlery. Viking’s Professional Steak Knife Set comes with four knives made of durable German stainless steel with a Rockwell hardness rating of 55-56. That means they’re super sharp, super strong and super long-lasting.
Our final pick technically takes you out of the kitchen — but that’s the whole point. Want to have a festival alfresco fete but don’t have time to curate a dreamy tablescape? Casamia has you covered. Whether you need the enamel dinner plates, the acrylic wine goblets or the entire thing (including plates, goblets, napkins, and candlesticks and holders), the Al Fresco collection is sure to create a convivial atmosphere for you and your guests.