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Best kitchen accessories

Whether you're a beginner or a kitchen pro, we've got something for you

Best kitchen accessories
16 January 2020

Learning to cook is one of the most satisfying things do for yourself. There are thousands of new techniques, ingredients and recipes to try – so whether you're a master chef or a humble beginner used to making oven pizzas than haute cuisine, there's always something to learn.

And there are plenty of gadgets and gizmos to help you out, too. From the knife sharpeners that make slicing and dicing a doddle to an avocado pitter that makes brunch problem-free, we've collected the best kitchen accessories available now.

With prices starting at just a few pounds, you'll find some great low-cost presents, for yourself or the cooking fan in your life.

Best kitchen accessories

Best kitchen accessories

1. AnySharp knife sharpener

£8.00
Buy now from Amazon

It may seem simple, but a good, sharp knife is essential for any aspiring chef. A blunt implement will just make chopping more difficult (and therefore a lot more tedious).

This AnySharp knife sharpener does what it says on the tin. Sharpens any knife – even hardened and serrated knives. That dull old bread knife can get an upgrade too. It also has a suction grip, which attaches securely to the surface. A great, and cheap, way to up your cooking game.

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2. OXO Good Grips Mandolin Slicer

£15.99
Buy now from Lakeland

Let's be real – even if you LOVEcooking, slicing vegetables isn't really that fun. But have no fear, this mandolin slicer will take the effort out of the whole procedure. With three thickness settings, you can use it as a hand-held device or over a bowl. Simple as anything.

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3. Floral cake stand

£35.00
Buy now from Oliver Bonas

You've spent hours making a beautiful cake – so you may as well display it properly, right? This gorgeous floral cake stand is the perfect way to showcase your baking chops. It's made of New Bone China, for a high-end look and feel. You can't put it in the dishwasher (or the microwave, as if you'd want to) but it won't take a moment to clean by hand.

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4. Franke ARX Bamboo Chopping Board

£69.00
Buy now from John Lewis

A sturdy chopping board is an essential foundation to any well-equipped kitchen – and you may as well get one that looks good. This simple chopping board is made from bamboo, and is a stylish addition to your repertoire. It measures 42.6 x 23 cm, so doesn't demand a giant kitchen worktop.

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5. Nordic Sea Stoneware Butter Dish

£30.00
Buy now from Trouva

It's always nice to have a bit of quirkiness to your kitchen, and this Nordic sea stoneware butter dish is a great addition. Each piece is hand finished, so you'll be in possession of something completely unique. Manufacturer Broste Copenhagen lends a touch of Scandi class too.

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6. OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

£6.29
Buy now from Amazon

Another fantastically useful OXO product, this avocado slicer splits, pits and slices avocados with ease. Each of the three blade groups has a unique function, and it has a comfortable non-slip grip to ensure safety. You can pop it in the dishwasher when you're done too.

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7. Easy Clean Herb Scissors

£6.99
Buy now on Amazon

Like chopping veg, chopping herbs can be a tedious and sometimes fiddly task. But with these five blade herb scissors, the job's a good'un. They cut quickly and efficiently, allowing you to get on with the good stuff. They're dishwasher safe, too.

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8. Professional Stainless Steel Dough Scraper

£7.99
Buy now from Amazon

This is one of those things you may not know you need but will end up loving more than life itself. For pastry, pizza or any other dough, this is an invaluable tool to make cutting and scraping faster. If you're making something fiddly, there's also an inch measuring guide so you can make your pasta beautiful and uniform.

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9. KitchenCraft French Rolling Pin

£9.95
Buy now from Amazon

There are plenty of obvious benefits to having a French rolling pin versus one containing ball bearings or springs – this one will never break, for one. The French style also has no handles, letting you roll away right to the edge. But, primarily, it's a dream to handle: it looks and feels wonderful. Happy baking.

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