Luxury kitchens are not complete without a few added extras. Both practical and stylish, these are some of the top kitchen gadgets that are by no means a necessity, but you won’t be able to live without once you have them.

Stand mixer

Baking is meant to be a relaxing and pleasurable activity, but with the elbow grease needed, sometimes it feels a lot more like a work-out. A stand mixer makes it feel like a hobby again. They come in a variety of shapes and colours, so finding one that fits in well with your colour scheme and size constraints shouldn’t be a problem. More than anything, though, it gives your kitchen a touch of ‘The Great British Bake Off’, and we love that.

 

Coffee machine

Once reserved for cafés, coffee machines have recently become a must-have in kitchens all over the UK. The smell of coffee drifting around the kitchen in the morning is the perfect way to ease us awake and to start the day. Depending on your level of coffee sophistication, you can go as simple or advanced as you’d like. Some models only need a capsule and a click of a button, and others allow us to go full-barista. Coffee machines give a touch of elegance and style to any modern or traditional kitchen.

Smart speakers

Believe it or not, but the days of opening a recipe book are quickly declining, and even googling it has been taken to the next level. A smart speaker, such as Amazon’s Echo or the Apple HomePod, will be your new best friend in the kitchen. With a hands-free voice assistant on your kitchen worktop, you can ask it to find you a delicious recipe and then read it out step by step. And then whilst you are cooking away, you can ask the speaker to convert units, get cooking times or to even recommend the perfect wine to go with your meal.

Boiling water tap

Truly the most practical kitchen gadget there is, a boiling water tap means no more waiting around for the kettle to boil, and using that extra time for the more important things. They’re great for cooking, making hot drinks, and cleaning pots and pans (making sure you’re very careful, of course). You can choose between a separate boiling water tap or an all in one cold-hot-boiling tap. Manufacturers have made sure that safety comes first with childproof push-and-turn handles and a fine spray rather than a solid jet. By ridding of kettles, you are saving space on work surfaces and making room for more exciting gadgets.

Wine cooler

Whether you’re a frequent dinner party host, or just a lover of good wine, a wine cooler is the ultimate kitchen installation. There are some wines which aren’t for just any occasion and if you’re planning on keeping it for more than a couple of months, then you need to make sure that it’s maturing in the correct way. A common misconception is that they can only be used to cool whites and rosé, but reds can also be put in wine coolers, not forgetting champagne! They are a statement of sophistication which reflects on you and your kitchen.

Visit one of our Optiplan showrooms to see how we can help you give these modern kitchen gadgets a similarly fresh and stylish new home.

Luxury kitchens are not complete without a few added extras. Both practical and stylish, these are some of the top kitchen gadgets that are by no means a necessity, but you won’t be able to live without once you have them.

Stand mixer

Baking is meant to be a relaxing and pleasurable activity, but with the elbow grease needed, sometimes it feels a lot more like a work-out. A stand mixer makes it feel like a hobby again. They come in a variety of shapes and colours, so finding one that fits in well with your colour scheme and size constraints shouldn’t be a problem. More than anything, though, it gives your kitchen a touch of ‘The Great British Bake Off’, and we love that.

 

Coffee machine

Once reserved for cafés, coffee machines have recently become a must-have in kitchens all over the UK. The smell of coffee drifting around the kitchen in the morning is the perfect way to ease us awake and to start the day. Depending on your level of coffee sophistication, you can go as simple or advanced as you’d like. Some models only need a capsule and a click of a button, and others allow us to go full-barista. Coffee machines give a touch of elegance and style to any modern or traditional kitchen.

Smart speakers

Believe it or not, but the days of opening a recipe book are quickly declining, and even googling it has been taken to the next level. A smart speaker, such as Amazon’s Echo or the Apple HomePod, will be your new best friend in the kitchen. With a hands-free voice assistant on your kitchen worktop, you can ask it to find you a delicious recipe and then read it out step by step. And then whilst you are cooking away, you can ask the speaker to convert units, get cooking times or to even recommend the perfect wine to go with your meal.

Boiling water tap

Truly the most practical kitchen gadget there is, a boiling water tap means no more waiting around for the kettle to boil, and using that extra time for the more important things. They’re great for cooking, making hot drinks, and cleaning pots and pans (making sure you’re very careful, of course). You can choose between a separate boiling water tap or an all in one cold-hot-boiling tap. Manufacturers have made sure that safety comes first with childproof push-and-turn handles and a fine spray rather than a solid jet. By ridding of kettles, you are saving space on work surfaces and making room for more exciting gadgets.

Wine cooler

Whether you’re a frequent dinner party host, or just a lover of good wine, a wine cooler is the ultimate kitchen installation. There are some wines which aren’t for just any occasion and if you’re planning on keeping it for more than a couple of months, then you need to make sure that it’s maturing in the correct way. A common misconception is that they can only be used to cool whites and rosé, but reds can also be put in wine coolers, not forgetting champagne! They are a statement of sophistication which reflects on you and your kitchen.

Visit one of our Optiplan showrooms to see how we can help you give these modern kitchen gadgets a similarly fresh and stylish new home.