Plane chopping

The best kitchen gadgets and accessories | 2017

Our guide to the coolest kitchen gear to buy in 2017, from barking mad dog plates to modern lighting and a kitchen bin to treasure

Put a ring on it

Napkin rings. Papa Stour showcases Scottish designers and artisans, and the website is a great place to find unique products for your kitchen. We love these stoneware napkin rings that also double up as rustic eggcups. £3.50 each, 


Napkin rings

Stone works

Lane and Parkwood pottery speckled white mug. A stylish addition to the breakfast table, these stone mugs are handmade in Derbyshire. Their pretty speckled white glaze and natural sand-brown base give them a unique look. £16,

Lane and Parkwood pottery speckled white mug.

Wheel cool

Small slip bowl. With influences from the East, clay from Cornwall and the fact they were thrown on a potter’s wheel in Wales, make Tim Lake’s contemporary slip bowls truly unique. From £42,

Small slip bowl -

Flat earth news

Silvia K terracotta small platter. Grey, dark green and teal tin glazes coat these earthy terracotta platters. The subtle speckled finish from the clay is stunning. From £64,

Silvia K terracotta small plate.

Go with the grain

Plane chopping board. British artisans use a hand-planing process to create super-smooth chopping boards that let the character of oak, beech and sycamore shine through. They’re handmade to order, and every piece is unique. From £45,

Plane chopping

Shell out

Lobster cotton tea towel. Add some colour to your kitchen with a lobster or two. Ulster Weavers have specialised in textiles since 1880, so its 100% cotton tea towels are worth snapping up. £6.50,

Lobster cotton tea towel.

Dig it!

Kana spoons.These hand-shaped and pressed wooden spoons are glazed with imperfect patterns to give them plenty of character. From £8, 

Kana spoons

Work your angles

We love these mouth-blown, crystal glass geometric tumblers. Simple but special enough to add a finishing touch to your table, they’re designed to sit up or on their side (reducing the chance of spilling), and are perfect for water or after-dinner digestifs. £24/a pair,


The write lines

Perfect foodies pencils. Not sure whether to pair gin and eggs or bacon and tonic? It’s unlikely you’ll ever muddle those classic combos, especially with this pencil set. £12,

Perfect foodies pencil

Cover up

Black organic cotton apron. Get on message (Virginia Woolf’s in this case) with this smart chalkboard-style apron. £29, Black Apron

Drink up

Three Sheets To The Wind hip flask. Toast your wellbeing with an engraved stainless steel hip flask. Whether you fill it with wheatgrass or whisky is up to you. £25, Hip Flask

Alphabet street

Children’s melamine cutlery set. Spoon-feed them their ABCs with this classic cutlery set from Danish typography whizzes Design Letters. £25,

Alphabet street cutlery

Lock in

Donut Society key ring. Not everything  is for sharing. Whether the key to your heart lies with doughnuts or diamonds, keep it safe on this motel-style ring. €11, 

Donut Society key ring

Flipping ‘Eck

Nomad Society Banana Pancakes candle. Light up one of these small-batch soy wax candles and tell your other half exactly what you fancy for brunch. From £15,

Nomad Society Banana pancakes candle

Doctor away

Red apple melamine plate.  Do as the plate states and start your day right – though you might want to peel it first if your apple is as prickly as this one. £11.18,

Red apple melamine plate

Beat it

Beat mugs. Ease gently into the morning after with a cuppa in one of these handleless porcelain mugs by Copenhagen type foundry, Playtype. £15 each,

Playtime Beat mug

Beating the daily grind

Porlex – A firm favourite among coffee aficionados, this stainless steel, Japanese-made grinder features replaceable ceramic burrs and a simple mechanism that allows you to easily tweak the grind size to suit your brewing style. It’s also small enough to fit inside an Aeropress, if you’re short on storage. £43,

Porlex coffee grinder

Shade of green

Marimekko apron. Super stylish as well as practical, the bold Ruutu-Unikko square poppy print makes a real statement while you’re cooking. £39,


Cutlery chronicles

DITO Flatware set. This 24-piece cutlery set makes any mealtime a bit more cheery and perfectly matches Pantone’s greenery hue. £11,


Glazing over green

VIETRI Forma Leaf stoneware. With a soft green glaze, VIETRI’s Forma Leaf collection will suit any kitchen. Made in Veneto, Italy, the range includes uniquely shaped pitchers, cereal bowls and pretty plates. From $26,


Funk is in the house

Funky Paper Napkins. Designed by the leading American textile designer, Alexander Girard, these stylish napkins bring a really visual element to your table. £4.90,

Paper Napkins

Home comforts

Le Creuset casserole dish. We smartened-up our koji roast chicken in the March issue with Le Creuset’s latest colour, rosemary. Make your food look even more appealing and serve straight to the table. From £159,


Spin the arrow

Camilla Engdahl Triangles tea jar. Swedish ceramicist Camilla Engdahl has designed a bold and bright treasury for your loose-leaf tea, coffee or favourite sweets. It’s decorated by hand and has a cork stopper for a handmade feel. £32.11,


Olive in style!

Hario – If a grinder’s style is just as important to you as the grounds it produces, this Hario ceramic and olive wood coffee grinder is something you’d be proud to have out on the worktop. A combination of the ever-popular Skerton and Mini mill, it’s hand-made and ergonomically designed with adjustable ceramic burrs. £99,

Hario olive coffee grinder

Mix it up

Kitchen Aid stand mixer. Brighten up your kitchen with the freshness of spring with Kitchen Aid’s green apple stand mixer. £549.95,

John Lewis KitchenAid Green Apple £549.95

Cool breeze

Textured glass jug. Add a breezy Mediterranean feel to your kitchen table with the subtle turquoise hue of this beaut jug. £12.99,


Personalised caffeine fix

Krups – Easy to use, with burr grinders and 17 different settings to suit every type of coffee maker, this electric machine also has a cup capacity selector so you only grind what you need. £36,

Krups coffee grinder

Stamp duty

Mixed coast four-pack napkins.These chic monochrome napkins are screen-printed by hand and 10% of all profit made on them goes to the Happy & Co Farm in Cambodia. £20, 


Hang in there

Lara linen apron.Made with 100% linen, this apron is super soft, primed for spillages, and you can buy matching tea towels, all in a range of colours. £29.99,

Hang in there

Potting around

Amelia pot holder.Because your pots want to be kept toasty this winter, too. £14,

Amelia Pot Holder

Like a glove

House of Hackney Palmeral oven glove. Step away from the wet tea towel – a stylish oven glove is what you really need. £22,


Green with envy

Issey Miyake table flower. Coaster, table mat, decorative thingymajig – however you decide to use this table flower, it will look bloomin’ beautiful. £42,


Hay ho, let’s go!

Scholten & Baijings for Hay tea towel set. We’re dotty about this set… get it? £18,

HAY Tea Towel layer dots

Say what you sea

Sea Green Raffia Placemat (set of two). Just the ticket to set off those natural earthenware bowls you’ve been collecting… £11.99,


Table talk

Patterned tablecloth.>White is so 2016. Make your crockery sing with this organic cotton number. £12.99, H&M

Tablecloth- 12.99

Hello, is it me you’re looking for?

Hello Coat Rack. Suitable for coats, aprons, bags and naughty children. Maybe not the latter. £38,


Dog days are over

Ben de Lisi Home Yellow Dog Oven Mitt. No burnt paws here. £8,


Lighten up

E27 pendant light by Mattias Ståhlbom. The modern Scandi equivalent of a chandelier for your dining table. It’s available in 11 colours but we love mustard and yellow best. From £55,


On the tiles

Encaustic. If you’re really buying into the whole ‘new year, new you’ thing, update your kitchen properly with these handmade Portuguese tiles for the walls or floor. £8.99/tile,


Zig and zag

Freesia Yellow Chevron Zigzag kitchen towel. Because if you’re landed with the drying up, you’ll need something jazzy to cheer you up. £11.85 each,


Barking rad

Barking side plate. Because what else would you want to serve your morning sausage sarnie from? £9.95,


Big sitter

Daisy Dining Chair Yellow. A classic design in a very on trend pastel palette. £39,


Nice pear

Pear print. Modern art by a modern British printmaker, Claire Spencer. £19.95,


Bin it

Alto Saffron Yellow Kitchen Bin 32L. One person’s trash (can) is another person’s treasure. £30,