Kitchen accessories for creative cooks The kitchen is often a hive of activity - as you’d expect, being the most used room in our homes. This busy space needs to be well equipped to handle modern living, which means having easy access to the equipment and kitchen accessories you need, when you need them. Regardless of how you use your kitchen, how often you cook and the type of dishes you make, you’re likely to have a handful of utensils and accessories that you can rely on to make your meals, your way. From your favourite frying pan and wok utensils to that cake tin that always turns out the fluffiest sponges, there are some kitchen accessories we just couldn’t be without. You’ll find all the accessories you need - and lots you didn’t know you needed until now - right here at Lakeland. What kitchen accessories do you need? There’s no easy answer, because everyone has their own unique preferences for styles of cooking and the ingredients they use. Then there’s space to consider, and whether there’s enough kitchen storage to house an arsenal of accessories or if it’s a case of opting for core items and prioritising quality over quantity. At the baseline, though, every kitchen can benefit from some key accessories, such as chopping boards, knives, cookware and utensils like wooden spoons, a vegetable peeler and a spatula or two. Cook your way Build up from the basics depending on how ambitious a cook you are and what you like to create in the kitchen. If you enjoy recreating world flavours, kitchen accessories like a bamboo steamer, rice cooker and chopsticks could be investments you’ll use again and again. If you’re a batch cook, a slow cooker could be a boon, along with plenty of food containers you can pop into the freezer. When life gets busy - and we know how often that happens - microwaveable bowls and plate covers are handy for making meals in minutes without any mess. Or, if you’re into entertaining, serving boards and platters, cake slices and cheese knives can all add a touch of finesse to fine dining. Baking essentials Perhaps you’re a passionate baker, in which case you’ll need to stock up on baking essentials from time to time. Pastry brushes, muffin tins, cake rings and piping bags are just some of the baking accessories you might need, and here at Lakeland, we have them all under one roof. Whether you’re creating sweet treats, bread, pizza bases or quiches, our wide range of accessories includes everything you could possibly want to kit out your kitchen for baking or pastry making. Clean and clear After a big baking session or a family meal, the kitchen is likely to be in need of a little TLC. Washing, wiping and putting away are tasks that many of us love to hate, but the right kitchen accessories can be handy helpers for cleaning and organising. Dish drying racks, sink-side organisers and self-draining bowls take the strain out of washing up. Make cupboard organisation easier with shelves and stackable wire baskets, too, so everything’s easier to find next time you put it away.