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Creative kitchen setup: Inspiriting ideas for a functional culinary space

Anna

A little bit of everything: Media specialist Anna is always interested in new trends. Be it interior design, fashion, nutrition or lifestyle. She likes to keep herself informed and try out new things. In her free time, you can always find her with a good book. Anna loves to share her knowledge and as a passionate hobby blogger she regularly writes new articles for Relax Mag.

Your kitchen holds a significant position in the workings of your household. It's the space where you come together with family, share cherished traditions and create lasting memories. Whether you're an experienced culinary maestro or a passionate beginner, the arrangement, tools and atmosphere of your kitchen all play a crucial role in shaping your culinary adventures.

A well-designed kitchen begins with a practical layout. Begin to evaluate the available space and what can be done with it. Prioritise the "kitchen work triangle" concept, which arranges the stove, sink and refrigerator in a triangular formation, optimising efficiency during preparation and cooking. Maximise storage by integrating ample cabinets and drawers, strategically placing them for easy access to utensils, cookware and ingredients. Utilise counter space wisely, ensuring sufficient room for food prep, cooking and even casual dining. Incorporate proper lighting to illuminate work areas and enhance the ambiance. The overall aesthetic should reflect your personal style while maintaining harmony with the rest of the home.

Another cornerstone for enjoyable cooking experiences is setting up a kitchen which is fully equipped with everything you may need. Here are some of our recommendations for essential tools and equipment:
  1. Cookware basics
  • Frying pan
  • Saucepan / pot
  • Baking tray
  1. Utensils for every task
  • Wooden spoon
  • Silicone / metal spatula
  • Whisk
  1. Food prep essentials
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Colander/strainer
  1. Baking must-haves
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking dish
  • Oven gloves
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Streamlined storage: Helpful tips for organising and easy meal prep

Beyond its culinary role, your kitchen transforms into a realm of organisation and preparation. Elevate this vital space with our innovative strategies designed to enhance ingredient storage and streamline meal preparation:
  1. Organising counter tops
  • Keep frequently used items (like cutting boards, knife blocks, and mixing bowls) within easy reach.
  • Use decorative baskets or containers to collect items like fresh fruits, vegetables or snacks.
  • Minimise clutter by only keeping essential appliances on the counter.
  1. Organising the fridge
  • Use clear storage containers to group similar items (dairy, condiments, snacks) and keep them organised.
  • Label leftovers with dates to help reduce food waste.
  • Create a designated spot for items that need to be used soon to avoid forgetting about them.
  1. Utilising wall and door space
  • Install hooks or pegboards to hang kitchen tools, pots and pans.
  • Use a wall-mounted magnetic strip for storing knives and other metal utentils.
Food storage also plays an integral role in kitchen organisation. Here are a few great tools which help store and keep food fresh!:
  • Clear containers
  • Spice jars
  • Egg holder
  • Zip-lock bags
  • Bread box
  • Ice cube trays
From learning the ropes to becoming a kitchen pro, how you set up this space really does matter. So whether you're juggling pots and pans or just grabbing a quick snack, remember that your kitchen isn't just about tools and cabinets; it's about the memories you create and the flavours you explore. Here's to a kitchen that's not just a place to cook, but a canvas for your culinary journey – where every sizzle and stir tells a story that's uniquely yours.

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