Utilitarian kitchen utensils

Whether you are serious cook or just love using quality utensils for everyday family life, having lovely things in the kitchen will make you smile every day. I love investing in beautifully made utilitarian utensils. Here are my top ten.

Wood utensil set 

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This teak wood utensil set is ideal for all your cooking tasks.  With 7 different heads, you will have an apparatus for mixing, frying, draining, scooping and more. 

The teak wood means these are heat, scratch and rot resistant ensuring they last you for years to come.  

Ceramic jug

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Handmade from ceramic with an off-white glaze, the Ithaca Jug is made for adding an organic Italian feel to dining tablescapes.

Cross-back linen apron

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This gorgeous pure-linen apron is crafted from natural yarns which have been expertly spun by talented artisans in India and woven into a beautiful fabric. This relaxed design features deep front pockets to store your cooking essentials.

Linen-blend napkins

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Just £8.99 for a set of two light beige/striped linen-blend napkins is a bargain from H&M Home.

Copper cups

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This Smithcraft measuring cups and spoons set in copper is perfect for baking.

Portobello lemon squeezer

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This lemon squeezer is the ideal utensil for squeezing fresh lemon or orange juice, making it essential for breakfast. Made from unique Portuguese clay, this generously sized dish captures freshly squeezed juice and has an easy-use handle and spout, so you can pour juice into a glass, or over pancakes.

Large chopping board 

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Made from solid oak, this is the largest of our Berdoulat’s boards. It works well as a tray to serve food (canapés, crudités) and looks beautiful hung or propped against a wall too.

Titus concrete egg tray

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The concrete Titus Egg Tray is the epitome of cool. Its brutalist design will look so good on the side of your kitchen worktop or on a shelf, mixed in amongst your kitchen utensils.

Sage green kitchen scales

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KitchenCraft Living Nostalgia mechanical kitchen scales have a classic look is inspired by vintage kitchens. This set of scales features an old-fashioned dial, powered by a finely tuned mechanical mechanism. It’s designed to be easy to read, and displays weights in imperial (lbs) and metric (kg) units, so it’s easy to follow those classic recipes from vintage cookbooks.

Clip top Kilner jars

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The Kilner® Clip Top Jar is perfect for preserving healthy, home grown foods. The contemporary square jar shape is space saving making it ideal for pantry storage. Each jar embodies the traditional Kilner® styling with the authentic embossed logo. 

Have I encouraged you to update some of your kitchen basics?