Killer Details: 5 Designer Kitchen Accessories

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Are you planning a makeover for your kitchen but have no ideas coming to mind? Getting a few unique accessories for your kitchen can boost its appearance. You can even take advantage of the Kohler promo code on the online shop, where you can get up to 75 percent discount off several products.

If you have no idea of the type of domestic appliances that will give your kitchen that ‘oomph’ you seek, here are five examples of designer kitchen accessories:

Food processor

Owning a food processor with switchable blades/disks is one of the must-have kitchen accessories that will elevate the look of your kitchen. Many owners consider this innovative kitchen item a cook's best friend.

You can use this kitchen gadget to slice stick pepperoni or shred block cheese, which is less expensive than buying pre-sliced cheese or pre-shredded pepperoni.

Food processors can also be used for making peanut butter, whipped cream, and mayonnaise. You can also slice or chop several vegetables within a few minutes. In addition, this nifty gadget helps you make dips and pates and mixes creamy and smooth deli-style tuna fish.

You can also use your food processor to make amazing guacamole or hummus in minutes. This is ideal for when you prepare guacamole deviled egg appetizers. Food processors are incredibly easy to clean and will save you loads of time when you use them consistently in your day-to-day kitchen activities. You will even discover more uses for this kitchen accessory to save time in your cooking.

Drawer systems

Drawer systems should be one of the go-to kitchen accessories for anyone that utilizes the space beneath the counter. Drawers always trump bottom cabinets for optimal use of space and ease of use. It is always an excellent idea to store a few items under your counter, especially if you own a small kitchen.

Box drawer systems provide deep and shallow storage space and may have strong metal sides that open out so every item is visible.

Rice cooker

A rice cooker is another must-have kitchen accessory that should grace the cooking area of every home. Rice is one of the staples of many frugal cooks’ pantries, and this kitchen gadget is the most energy-efficient – and the best – way to cook your rice. It doesn’t matter whether you love cooking brown or white rice – the outcome is nothing short of perfection each time you use this impressive gizmo.

Tall units

Tall units should be an essential part of your designer kitchen. This is crucial, especially if you’re the type that likes storing large quantities of groceries with extended shelf lives. Moreover, these versatile kitchen accessories use vertical spaces remarkably well and function excellently like a pantry.

When closed, your modular kitchen storage units should look like part of your kitchen wall. This will give your kitchen a super-clean look while housing several miscellaneous items such as seasonings, oil, wine, and more.

Every storage unit will have different sizes of shelves and drawers capable of housing several containers with essential kitchen ingredients. 

A pro tip is that these hideaway kitchen storage units can be used as a dry, cool place to preserve delicate kitchen items. This protects the kitchen items from moisture, sunlight, and excess heat.

Corner solutions

Most homeowners don't use the corner spaces in their kitchens, mainly because they are usually hard to reach. However, accessing even the most superfluous corners should be a breeze only when you utilize sophisticated kitchen accessories like the LeMans corner.

The LeMans corner features carefully-designed, oval-shaped pull-out shelves that usually rotate beyond the typical 90 degrees such that they fully retract smoothly into the back.

Moreover, finding other corner units shouldn't be too difficult. You can get deep diagonal drawers that make excellent use of corner spaces. Clever, easy-to-access units – such as Magic corner, Dee tray, etc. – are perfect additions to your kitchen, especially if it's small.

An excellent tip you should deploy is installing corner units in the upper and lower cabinets. But this is primarily based on how you organize things in your own kitchen.

These are some top examples of designer kitchen accessories you should consider when giving your cooking area a makeover. They are inexpensive, and you can get everything fixed within a day or two without spending an arm and a leg. 

If you're looking for something more permanent, consider installing a new countertop or backsplash. These updates can instantly transform the look and feel of your kitchen, adding a modern touch and making it much easier to keep clean. If you're unsure what style would best suit your space, consult an interior designer to get their expert opinion.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.