- The American kitchen is a complicated affair.
Without the oven mitt, fingertips would be forever singed, palms would bear the wounds of meals made over a hot stove, and handling hot pots and pans would be an act of faith. Fortunately, these cotton gloves not only protect your hands from the perils of preparing food, but look cool hanging off the side of the oven or fridge when they're off-duty. Envelop has a bunch of great designs to choose from.
- For more than a decade, London-based design company Black+Blum has been cranking out beautiful, sometimes quirky or humorous, and always functional products for the home.
Cocottes from classic cookery company Staub come in a variety of hues in the Vitamin collection; You'll happily spend time on your tasty homemade meals, which will no doubt turn out as lovely as the containers they were prepared in.
- We love a challenge and we're here to prove that hosting a holiday cocktail party in a small space is not only doable but can be totally chic as well.
If you enjoy the experience of preparing food as much as you do the meal at the end of the process, an Aga might suit your tastes and habits perfectly. The cast-iron cooker is always at the ready, constantly transfering heat between the ovens—baking, roasting, and warming—and hotplates, while becoming a warm central hub in your kitchen. We swear the oatmeal made overnight in an Aga is the best we've ever had (and we've eaten a lot of oatmeal).
Though Italians use it traditionally for storing olive oil, you could use the stainless steel fusti to dispense anything from iced tea to mulled wine, depending on the season and occasion. Its industrial design is a great accent to your kitchen décor and is excellent for serving large groups.
Weight: 7.5 pounds / 3.4 kilograms
-Height to shoulder: 12.4 inches / 31.5 centimeters
-Height overall: 14.6 inches / 37 centimeters
-Diameter: 14.75 inches / 37.5 centimeters
-Neck Diameter: 7.8 inches / 20 centimeters
-Volume: 6.6 gallons / 25 liters
The traditional tagine gets a modern Dutch makeover with Margriet Foolen's slow cooker for Royal VKB. Making a tasty meal is as simple as tossing all your fresh ingredients in and putting the entire terra cotta container in the oven; The silicone ring on the bottom means that when everything's ready it can do double duty as a serving dish.