Counter-worthy kitchen accessories
Whether you're a professionally trained chef or a microwave master, having a well-equiped kitchen is the beginning to enjoying delicious food. Choosing the right appliances, gadgets and accessories can make a world of difference, not only in your cooking, but also to you decor! Even if you have enough storage, you can proudly display any of these kitchen accessories on your countertop as they are not only functional but stylish, too!
Breville Smart Grill and Griddle
If you love the look of stainless steel in a kitchen, you'll fall in love with this grill and griddle. The stainless steel body, cast-aluminum grates, and titanium-infused nonstick finish make this one heavy duty kitchen tool. Use it three ways: open grill, flat griddle or panini press. It's a good thing it looks so slick on your countertop because you'll be using it all the time! Williams-Sonoma, $299.95 (on sale).
Index chopping boards
Organization is key in the kitchen, especially when it comes to possible food contamination. The Index system provides four colour-coded cutting boards that are kept in a standing storage case. Each one is tabbed for cutting fish, meat, vegetables, and cooked foods. It's an efficient kitchen accessory that's sleek enough to keep on your countertop and within easy reach. aplusrstore.com, $65 US.
Antique-silver 3-tier stand
Whether you fill this stand with appetizers, desserts, fruit, or just decor accessories it will look stunning on your kitchen countertop. Made to have an aged look, it's an elegant addition to a vintage serveware collection. Pottery Barn, $166.41.
Palace Battistero coffee, tea and biscuit set
This exquisite Palace Battistero set does double duty as kitchen decor and storage. While it looks like a miniature palace monument, it actually separates into two layers. The top layer is a large bowl, while the bottom divides into six mugs, a creamer and sugar bowl. The Future Perfect, $529 US.
Bodum Eileen French press coffee maker
For a durable, chic french press the Bodum Eileen is a fabulous option! The geometric, chrome-plated steel exterior adds instant glam to your kitchen countertop, while also protecting the glass. Bodum, $39.95.
KitchenAid Artisan Series stand mixer
No matter what your culinary talent is, make your life easier and your kitchen better equipped with a stand mixer. With all the different attachments it becomes a powerful whipping, mashing, whisking machine! With over 10 different colours to choose from you can make sure it fits right in with your kitchen decor. KitchenAid, approx. $549.99.