Three food prints in black frames hang on a wall. One is a print of a burger, the next is a bowl of spaghetti and the final one is a sushi roll

The best kitchen gadgets and accessories 2019

Our guide to the coolest kitchen gear to buy in 2019, from handmade textiles to pretty ceramics and even a kitchen bin to treasure

Check out our guide to the best kitchen gadgets and kitchen accessories to ensure you have the best kitchen design… 

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Barware

Reactive cocktail shaker. Shimmering, iridescent surfaces and a pretty agate-embellished lid make this handmade piece stylish enough to show off on your shelves rather than stash away in the cupboards. £52, anthropologie.com

Reactive Cocktail Shaker Anthropologie

Croft Collection cocktail shaker. Give your martini-making sessions an art deco vibe with this architectural glass-bottomed shaker. £25, johnlewis.com

An art deco style glass cocktail shaker

Kulta cocktail shaker. An unusual, curved silhouette and a high-shine finish give this tool a retro yet futuristic feel – think The Jetsons in cocktail shaker form. £34, oliverbonas.com

A cocktail shaker with a cured silhouette and a high-shine finish

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, carosomerset.com

Carosomerset.com Hip Flask

Oliver Bonas Le Flore set of four tumblers. With its frosted glass and ice-cream shades, what’s not to love about this set of tumblers? You can even put tealights in them to cast a colourful glow across your dining room. £14, oliverbonas.com 

Le Flore - Set of 4 Tumblers


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, redcandy.co.uk

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Crockery

Porcelain plate. Boiled, fried or scrambled, use this quirky plate for your next plate of eggs. £25, store.wallpaper.com

A pale blue plate with a painting of a fried egg on top

Ceramic vase. Fill this bright, hand-painted vessel with spring blooms. £35, amara.com

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Watermelon salt and pepper shakers. Shake things up at the last of the summer BBQs with these vibrant ceramics. £24, notonthehighstreet.com

One salt and one pepper shaker shaped like watermelons. They are red with black spots and a white trim around the bottom

Stoneware cafetiere. Brew your coffee in ultra violet style. £57, lecreuset.co.uk

Le Creuset Coffee Pot

Ceramic mug. Sip your morning coffee in this Picasso-esque piece. £12, oliverbonas.com

Oliver Bonas orange faces mug

Llama egg cup. How everyone eats their boiled eggs in the Andes. £14, notonthehighstreet.com

Llama Egg Cup

Dinosaurs salt and pepper shakers. This duo of dolomite dinos comes in two shades of peach with gold foiling detail. £14.50, oliverbonas.com

Dinosaurs Salt and Pepper Shakers

Georgi dinner plate. This hand-painted, multicoloured plate is glazed to give a subtle sheen. £20, anthropologie.com

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Boho femme plate. Dusky pink is so hot right now — and this glazed plate will make a stylish addition to your kitchen. Pile high with freshly made cinnamon buns. £24, urbanoutfitters.com

Urban Outfitters pastel plate

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, lanebypost.com

Lane and Parkwood pottery speckled white mug. lanebypost.com


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, midgleygreen.com

Small slip bowl - MidgleyGreen.com


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, thenewcraftsmen.com

Silvia K terracotta small plate. thenewcraftsmen.com


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

Kana spoons

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, vietri.com

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Bake and ovenware

Cast-iron casserole. Le Creuset’s new collection features this smouldering volcanic shade of orange in a shallow 26cm casserole. Pretty enough to take straight from oven to table. £235, lecreuset.co.uk

Le Creuset volcanic shallow casserole dish

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, lecreuset.co.uk

LeCreuset


Textiles

Cotton tote bag. Dodge the plastic bag levy and support the #chefsagainstplastic campaign by carrying your shopping home in this Nelly-themed saffronyellow reuseable tote bag. £7, habitat.co.uk

Elephant Cotton Tote Bag

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, happyandco.com 

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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, linenme.com

Hang in there

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

Amelia Pot Holder

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

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

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

HAY Tea Towel layer dots

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

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

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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, zazzle.co.uk

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Usva napkins. These delicate linen napkins are as chic as they are practical – and will complement most neutral table schemes. £10 each, skandium.com

Lapuan Kankurit Usva napkins

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, ulsterweavers.com

Lobster cotton tea towel. ulsterweavers.com

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

Finecellwork.co.uk Black Apron

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

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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, selfridges.com

Paper Napkins

Gadgets and equipment

Retro stand mixer. Celebrate 100 years of KitchenAid style with this misty blue heritage mixer. £699, John Lewis

A misty blue kitchenaid mixer with a glass bowl is stood on a work surface. On the work surface is a tray of muffins

Microplane spice mill

What is it? A handheld mill featuring an ultra-sharp blade, designed to quickly grate whole spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon into fine shavings.

Features: We can’t live without Microplane’s essential zester blades at olive, and this spice mill features the same photo-etched, stainless-steel blade. It’s a simple case of pulling off the top, dropping in the whole spice, popping the top back on and gently pushing the contents against the blade as you grind. The top also unscrews to double as an airtight container for storing unused whole spices, and a rubber base cap protects the blade when not in use.

Why buy it? This is a well designed, compact alternative to an electric spice grinder, that even works on whole seeds such as cumin and coriander. And no need to worry about losing your fingertips next time you grate nutmeg. £24.95, hartsofstur.com


Tala wooden pepper mills. We love this combo of beechwood and matte pastel colours. Plus, you can be sure they’ll last – Tala have been in the business since 1899! £22.50, Ocado

The daily grind, pepper mill. Ocado

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, lakeland.co.uk

Krups coffee grinder

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.co.uk

Hario olive coffee grinder

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

John Lewis KitchenAid Green Apple £549.95

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, workshopcoffee.com

Porlex coffee grinder

Books

Forager’s calendar. Learn what’s in season, where to find it and how to use it in your cooking. £11.89, amazon.co.uk

A book cover has a colourful illustrative drawing of two people walking through a forest. The colours on the cover are red, green and brown and there are drawings of trees and plants

Breakfast cookbook. Shake up your mornings with cardamom buns, green banana porridge and roti prata. £35, amazon.co.uk

Breakfast Cookbook

Picnicware

Salad servers. These bamboo spoons are red gloss-lacquered for durability. £12, habitat.co.uk

Two salad servers made from bamboo wood with orange handles

Bamboo forks.Take these eco-friendly eating irons on your next outing for a picture-perfect picnic spread. They’re made from sturdy bamboo so you can pop them in the dishwasher after. £7.74 for a set of six, smallable.com

Bamboo forks - set of 6

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

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Miko the Panda bowl. This sweet bowl is made from sustainable bamboo. £3.95, dotcomgiftshop.com

Miko the Panda Bowl

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

Alphabet street cutlery

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, smallable.com

Red apple melamine plate

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, futureandfound.com

Playtime Beat mug futureandfound.com

Homeware

Retro prints. Splash burgers, spaghetti and sushi across your walls. £23.95, etsy.com

Three food prints in black frames hang on a wall. One is a print of a burger, the next is a bowl of spaghetti and the final one is a sushi roll

Terracotta pot. Brighten up your windowsill with this mini rustic-looking, hand-painted pot. £6, anthropologie.com

An orange terracotta pot with green leaf print and crackle glaze effect with a tree planted in it

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

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

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

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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, firedearth.com

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Checked storage tin. Pop baked goods into these contemporary tins for safe keeping; hungry housemates, kids and partners won’t even know they’re hiding inside. £18.50 for a set of three, carosomerset.com

Caro Storage Tins

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, papastour.com

Napkin rings papastour.com


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, temperstudio.com

Plane chopping board.temperstudio.com


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, madeofsundays.com 

Donut Society key ring

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, osmology.co

Nomad Society Banana pancakes candle

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, iamfy.co

Perfect foodies pencil

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

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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, clippings.com

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

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