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21 covetable kitchen items

Of all the rooms in the house, the kitchen is surely the one that demands the most gadgets and tools. So that you can get optimal use and enjoyment out of your culinary space, we've rounded up 21 items, appliances and utensils to fill it with this season.

1. sweet-toothed tea towel

We love the philosophy that this new 'Eat Cake for Breakfast' tea towel from Zana lives by. It's certainly a positive addition to a kitchen. teatowel

2. cheerful side plates

The Nomadic Lux stoneware side plates from Woolworths' new winter 2016 homeware collection bring festive cheer to the kitchen table bound to brighten up gloomy days. They're available in three different colourful patterns. nomadicfinal

3. a flawless frother

If you're an avid cappuccino or latte drinker, you need to have Nespresso's new Aeroccino 4 milk frother in your kitchen - it whips up two types of hot foam (airy or dense), cold foam and hot milk at the touch of a button. nespressoaeroccino

Read more about the Aeroccino 4.


4. a butter dish with personality

Every block of butter deserves a good home, right? And we think the ceramic dishes by local venture Sugar & Vice, with their quirky, tattoo-like illustrations, make for especially stylish shelters for your spread. butter

5. instant hot chocolate

We're confident you won't disagree that a must-have item for the kitchen this winter is hot chocolate. There's just no getting through those cold nights without it. Award-winning brand NOMU has recently released a box of Just Add Water sachets filled with delicious goodness and deserving of a place right next to your kettle. nomu

6. vegetable pasta maker

With the rising popularity of the Banting diet, this nifty tool from Banks Kitchen Boutique has become a covetable one in many a South African's kitchen. Use it to quickly and easily make anything from zucchini spaghetti to cucumber ribbon noodles. veggiepastatool

7. mini bite bowls

Love Milo's gorgeous snack bowl sets, which comprise three porcelain bowls, a wooden platter and in some cases three small spoons, are the perfect trios in which to serve guests little morsels. lovemilo

8. playful aprons

Bring Skinny laMinx's eye-catching prints into your kitchen with a cheeky skirt apron that'll keep your clothes clean in style. They're available in a range of designs, including the Airborne pattern below. apron

9. slicing power

Every kitchen needs a few great knives, and these carefully designed handmade beauts from local venture Lowry Blade Works are among the best. They're tip-top all-rounder knives and we're fairly fond of the details on the handles too. lowry

10. helpful spoon saver

How cute is this little silicone spoon saver from Monkey Business? It holds onto your cooking utensils tightly so that they don't slip into your boiling soups or stews. Get him locally at Superbalist. hugdoug

11. sleek milk jug

The gold drip detailing on this ceramic milk jug from Urchin Art lends an everyday object a touch of regal glam. Teatime is bound to be a special affair with this buy and what's more, it's right on trend for 2016. milkjug

Read how gold is making a comeback in the world of fashion and design.


12. graphic toaster

Perfect for anyone with a sense of humour, this vibrant, playful toaster from Pylones will add a hint of cheer to your kitchen and put a smile on your face every time you brown some bread. toaster

13. a pedestal for cheese

When you're not serving Camembert and Brie on this marble and mango wood cheese board from Weylandts, you can use it as a display item in your kitchen - it's certainly handsome enough. cheeseboard

14. master herb choppers

With multiple joined blades, these herb scissors make chopping up basil and fennel a breeze. Get them via Takealot. multiblade

15. whistling kettle

Woolworths' new winter 2016 homeware collection includes this polished whistling stovetop kettle that matches hot looks with quaint acoustics. whistlingkettle

16. stainless steel tools

With Le Creuset's range of high-quality stainless steel utensils (it includes whisks, a potato masher, strainers, a wire skimmer and a slotted turner), you'll have every weapon you need to fight any sort of culinary battle in the kitchen. lecreuset

17. beautiful brewer

Not only is the hourglass-shaped Chemex coffee maker elegant and sophisticated, but when combined with a cone-shaped filter, it reportedly creates rich, flavourful java too. You can get it online via Bean There. Chemex

18. wooden tool set

This three-piece solid Beechwood set (it includes a spatula and a small and large spoon) from Kitchen Craft is one of those essential companions in the kitchen. Locally, you can buy the set in red, green or blue from Superbalist. spoons

19. smooth operator

No kitchen would be complete without one of Smeg's gorgeous appliances. We're hankering after this sexy blender in the brand's 50s retro-style aesthetic. smeg

If you're really after something bling in the kitchen, take a look at this Smeg fridge in gold with Swarovski crystal embellishment.


20. thermic double-walled glasses

Luigi Bormioli double-walled Thermic glasses maintain the temperature of the beverage within them while also making it look as though the drink is floating in mid-air. They're certainly stylish assets for the kitchen. Find them at Yuppiechef. thermic

21. quirky shakers

Flick Inc is responsible for creating these cute salt and pepper shakers, which not only pay homage to the beloved rhino but serve to add a touch of quirk and playfulness to a kitchen. shakers