Kitchen accessories have a dual purpose to serve in today’s fast paced world. One is of course the functional purpose, to make cooking easier, less time-consuming, and a more enjoyable experience, in general. The other purpose is that it should add to the aesthetics and the décor of your kitchen. And so, here we are with an assorted list of 15 such kitchen accessories which are both functionally helpful and aesthetically-pleasing. While buying kitchen-appliances, one must be mindful of a few parameters like, safety, affordability, utility, energy-consumption, and operational or maintenance-cost.
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A number of times, one tends to buy a cheaper alternative to a kitchen-appliance. Instead, one should look at such kitchen accessories or appliances as a one-time investment. Not only should one look at the price but also at its power-consumption and expected maintenance charges, because, eventually all of that becomes a part of the cost. If you go for a relatively expensive but a branded product with low energy-consumption, it will prove to be a cheaper and a better option in the longer-run. One should be very careful about the safety factor of all kitchen-appliances. Lastly, the cost-benefit analysis of a given kitchen accessory should also be done, to see if it will actually prove beneficial to the buyer. This can depend upon a lot of different factors. One such factor can be, the frequency of use. To give a simple example, for a small family of four, which does not hosts guest very often, and does not grill very often, it would make little fiscal sense to invest INR 2000/- or more in an electric grill. Other factors include add-ons, warranty-period, exchange-offers, and so on. These factors can differ from person-to-person and families-to-families. The list below tries to assimilate all the above factors present a list of most commonly required kitchen accessories, which most buyers and families will find useful for their kitchens.
1. Sunstar 3-Speed Electric Coconut Scraper –
When was the last time you wanted to make that delicious coconut-chutney and dropped the idea thinking about the cumbersome task of scrapping a coconut? Well, we have found just the product for you. This electric coconut-scraper comes with a three-mode speed knob, allowing you to regulate the speed as per your requirement and convenience. It is pertinent to mention that this is a patented device made exclusively for the purpose of scrapping coconut. Hence, it has been fitted with a sharp, water-resistant, and rust-free blade. This blade does not become dull even after a long use. Its skid-free vacuum base ensures a mess-free and efficient coconut-scrapping experience. Not only does this safe to use gadget come with a 1-year warranty, it also comes fitted with a sturdy motor built for lasting a long duration.
2. Lifetime Kitchen Rack Organizer With Removable Drip Tray
This kitchen-rack organizer comes with two well-spaces sections. Its steel-frame with anti-rust coating makes it a viable option, considering the possibility of regular contact with water. Each of the two sections have further slots, allowing you to place and hold dishes separately in them. There are a total of 15 such slots for dishes. In addition, there are 6 slots for cups and a spoon-cluster in the corner. This organizer is a one-stop-solution for a small family of four. It can easily accommodate all the cutleries for a small family. You can choose to either hang it on your kitchen wall or place it on the kitchen-floor or the platform. This is a great space-saver for our modern-day compact homes.
3. AmazonBasics Glass Oblong Baking Dishes
This set of two baking dishes are the perfect choice if you are annoyed by having to use different containers to bake, serve, and store in. The functionality and aesthetics of this kitchen-accessory make it the versatile and multipurpose solution you have always been looking for. Its material is such that it is can endure frequent and immediate temperature-changes without cracking. What is more is that it is both microwave and dishwasher-safe. Honestly, what more could you ask for in a baking dish-set!
4. ExclusiveLane”Twelve Blends” Spice Box with 12 Containers & Spoon in Sheesham Wood
With this spice-box, I do not even know where to begin! Its exquisite sheesham wooden-texture is a reason enough in itself for anyone to just place the order for it already. An even more beautiful feature is that it being a hand-made product, no two pieces are exactly-alike! All in all, it is a great addition to your kitchen, both for its aesthetics and the practical purpose it serves. It has 12 cubical, removable containers for storing different spices and condiments. It comes with an equally beautiful-looking wooden spoon. We Indians are known for our love of spices, so go ahead and order this perfect spice-box for that perfect assortment of Indian spices.
5. AmazonBasics 18-Piece Dinnerware Set
Growing up in a middle-class Indian household, I distinctly remember the ‘fancy’ dinnerware that was set aside and only taken out for special occasions or when we had special guests over. The delicate dinnerware was kept out of the reach of us children, lest we should break it. Owing to this very reason, we did not eat out of the delicate dinnerware every day. This dinnerware set, however, has a different story to tell. Its high-quality porcelain and advanced design, increase its strength and durability, making it feasible to use on a daily-basis. Having discussed its functionality, now is the time to mention a few things about its aesthetics. It is both sleek and light-weight. Its white-background with minimal design make it perfect accompaniment to table-runners and the dining-room décor of any color and kind.
6. AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Knife Set with High-Carbon Blades and Pine Wood Block, 14 Pieces
This stunning assortment of 14 knives comes inside an equally breathtaking wooden-holder. These blades are all made of stainless-steel and the handlebars are made of plastic-over-molded (POM) material, providing an excellent grip. This collection has knives for all kinds of different kitchen-requirements. From a chef’s knife to a slicing knife, this collection has it all.
7. Slings 12 Pcs Easy Flow Kitchen Plastic Container Set for Cereals, Rice, Pulses
Are you still using steel-containers to store your cereals, rice, and pulses? It is time for you to switch to this easy-flow container-set. One of its major pros is that is transparent. Meaning that you do not have to open the lids of different containers every-time you want to fetch a particular thing. The easy-flow feature ensures that you do not have to remove the lid entirely and then manually take out the contents of the container. Lastly, it makes your kitchen-area look more pleasing and organized.
8. Nirlon Non-Stick Aluminium Stain Resistance Non-Induction 3 Piece Kitchen Essential Combo Item Gift Set with Premium Quality
This non-stick pan-set is a must for every kitchen. This set has three different non-stick constituents, a flat tawa, a concave tawa, and a tapper pan. It is easy to clean, thanks to its material. In a lot of other pans, the non-stick coating is very thin and the metal stands exposed after only a few days of use. With Nirlon however, the coating is far too thick to ever occasion the metal getting exposed. Its scratch-resistant and heat-resistant make it a perfect non-stick choice for anyone.
9. Indian Decor 3325 Over Door Kitchen Cabinet Organizer/Kitchen Space Saver/Kitchen Storage Organizer
In today’s compact urban homes, space-economy is the name of the game. This unique product does exactly that, it saves space. With the help of the two durable-hooks provided at the back, you can easily latch this organizer onto any cabinet door. It design is such that it does not hinder the regular movement of the cabinet door nor does it present any great difficulty in closing the cabinet-door properly. This is a great accessory for vertically storing kitchen-items like, freshly-washed dishes, allowing the water to drain out properly, leaving no water-stains behind. One can even use it for storing chopping boards.
12. iLife™ Apple Peeler Slicer Corer
This product is every millennial’s dream-come-true. It is immensely helpful for those of us with an inclination for a healthy diet involving fruits but a lack of time or a lack of willingness to take up the tumultuous task of peeling and slicing the fruits before eating them. You can use this product for a variety of fruits including apples, oranges, melons, and so forth. The only condition is that the fruit or vegetable should be well-rounded enough. This is a great handy and safe tool to use. Its child-friendly built allows you to involve your young-adults into the kitchen and spend some quality time with them without having to worry about knife-cuts. Its innovativeness and resourcefulness make it a perfect wedding or housewarming gift. Its non-skid and durable-bottom ensure that it does not slip while you are operating it. Quite honestly, in this price-segment, this is simply one of the most convenient and safe-to-use kitchen gadgets. One should definitely add this to one’s kitchen-gadget collection. As mentioned above, this gadget is a great yet safe of inducting your small kids into the world of cooking and training them to be self-reliant when it comes to fixing their own selves a meal. This gadget basically leaves knives and knife-based peelers out of the equation, making it perfectly kid-friendly.
11. Indian Décor Stainless Steel 2-Tier Dish Draining Rack
This 2-tier dish draining rack is an essential accessory for any modern-day kitchen. The trend these days is to use porcelain dinnerware on an every-day basis. If one does not dry porcelain or any other dinnerware properly after washing, it can leave behind water-stains. One might ask, why invest in a special draining rack when simply placing the dishes against the wall on the platform can do the trick. Well, the wire-design of this rack allows proper circulation of water and proper dripping of water, thereby quickly drying the dishes.
12. GTC Serving Tray Set of 2 for Dining Tableware, Table Decor, Kitchen Serveware Dining Accessory, Breakfast Coffee Table Tray, Butler Serving Tray
This tray-set comes with one medium-sized and one large-sized serving tray. The unique selling point of this set of trays is that they are break-resistant! Its sleek and elegant look adds to the décor of the kitchen or lounge. It double-sided coating makes sure that it does not flake off. It is recommended for both domestic and office use. It would even make a great wedding-gift.
13. Borosil Prima 10 L OTG, with 3 Cooking Modes, 1000 W
This oven has three functional settings. It can be used to bake, grill, or toast. It is compact, allowing you to place it anywhere in the kitchen. It heats up quickly, thanks to its quartz heating element. This saves you time and allows you to reheat your food quickly. It is one of the most affordable ovens in its segment. Even though its compact, the cavity of this oven is reasonably big to allow you to cook or reheat considerably large quantities of food at once.
14. Incrizma Glass Kettle/Teapot with Stainless Steel Infuser & Lid, Borosilicate Glass Tea Kettle Stovetop Safe, Blooming & Loose Leaf Teapot
If you are a self-professed tea-lover, this teapot is for you. This beautiful-looking teapot is made a high-heat resistant glass that makes it safe to use it on stovetop. What is more is that it is not just stovetop safe but also microwave and dishwasher-safe. There is literally nothing else you could ask for in a teapot. You can leave it in the fridge should there be any leftover brewed-tea. Washing this teapot is a cakewalk, thanks to its design. You can brew up to 6 cups of tea at once.