Create an Instagrammable and clutter-free kitchen with the Vitra Uten.Silo organiser. Designed by Dorothee Becker in 1969, this classic wall-mounted storage is equipped with clips, hooks and containers in various shapes and sizes. There’s a space for every bit and bob, from recipe chits and spatulas to the pretty tea towel you’d rather display than use. Uten.Silo is available in black, white and red.
Find the Uten.Silo organiser at Vitra by Grafunkt, #02-32 Millenia Walk, tel: 6266-3369.
Le Creuset ushers in spring with the newest hue for its stoneware collection: Ballerina Pink. Inspired by the shades of pink in garden flowers, the spring collection imbues joy and femininity into kitchens. The collection includes mugs, rice bowls and utensil crocks. It is resistant to utensil marks and scratches, and finished with Le Creuset’s signature three-ring accent.
Find the Le Creuset Ballerina Pink collection at Isetan, Robinsons and Takashimaya.
Dim sum, anyone? Traditionally, steamer baskets are made of bamboo, but this modern Jia Inc rendition is made of fireproof ceramic, which is heat-resistant and does not crack even at high temperatures. It doubles as a pot over open flame, and is suitable for use in microwave ovens, too.
The Jia Inc large steamer set is designed by Hong Kong studio Office For Product Design, and retails for $195 at Bibliotek.
Spring is here again and in Japan, it’s time for hanami – flower viewing or, more specifically, cherry blossom viewing. Bring the beauty of the season into your kitchen, with the Christofle Constellation collection of tableware, designed in collaboration with Japanese studio Nendo. Spruce up your kitchen countertop with hand-blown vases in pink and green glass, or enjoy your meals using chopsticks with engravings of sakura motifs.
See the Constellation collection at Christofle’s showroom, #02-11/12 Hilton Shopping Gallery.
Not even a serial plant killer can fail with this electronic smartpot by Click & Grow. Growing your own fresh herbs, flowers and salad greens becomes an effortless endeavour with its NASA-inspired Smart Soil and special LED grow lights that ensure plants will thrive. Just set it up and wait a mere one week to see your food sprout!
The Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 retails for $169 and plant capsules retail for $19.90 at Tangs, www.tangs.com.
A staple in any kitchen, this set of five measuring spoons ranges in size from 1/8 to 1 tablespoon, and comes with a convenient storage clip to keep them together. They are designed with a slim oval shape for easy fit into the openings of narrow spice jars and other small containers.
The Cuisipro stainless steel measuring spoon set retails for $23 at Tangs, www.tangs.com.
With a retro appeal and vibrant selection of colours, the Smeg stand mixer is a must-have not only for its unique and eye-catching aesthetics, but its multifunctionality, too. An all-purpose machine that comes with various attachments including a whisk, beater and pasta maker, it’ll make an effective and trusty kitchen appliance to have for all your parties.
Smeg’s stand mixer is available at Robinsons the Heeren.
Achieve the classic and elegant restaurant look in the kitchen with this oil and vinegar holder set; it makes pouring oil and vinegar convenient, while ensuring minimal spillage. For a tasty appetiser, serve the oil and vinegar with Ciabatta bread.
The Elemental Kitchen Oil and Vinegar Set retails for $20.90 at Tangs at Tang Plaza, 310 Orchard Road, tel: 6737-5500, www.tangs.com.
Add a touch of luxury to your kitchen as you brew your favourite tea blend in the TWG Tea Design Orchid teapot, which comes in a luxurious gold finish. Made of ceramic, the pot is specially designed with a removable filter and can be fitted with a stainless steel warmer for added convenience.
The Design Orchid teapot in gold retails from $150 at all TWG tea salon and boutiques, www.twgtea.com.
The grey speckled design makes this cutting board resemble smooth granite, but it is actually high-quality plastic. The 45cm by 30cm board is designed with a useful cut-out handle and grooves that serve as nooks to collect food waste.
The WMF Schneidbrett cutting board retails for $129 at Tangs, www.tangs.com.
Tiffany & Co.’s coveted diamond and silver jewellery don’t only look good on your neck, but in the kitchen, too. Its line of ornate home accessories turns your everyday tasks into little luxuries! This includes the Twisted Crazy Straws – available in yellow, rose gold vermeil, and hand-finished sterling silver – as well as tins and porcelain cups.
The Home & Accessories collection is available at Tiffany & Co. stores.
Part of Hurom’s Alpha series of Cold Press Juicers, this machine also makes ice-cream and smoothies. Using its patented Slow Squeeze Technology, the juicer rotates at 43 revolutions per minute to mimic the motion of a hand squeezing fruit, making sure you get every single drop of juice.
The Hurom HAA2600 juicer retails for $588 at Tangs Plaza, www.tangs.com.
Unlike traditionally bulky ice kacang machines, WMF’s ice crusher is designed to offer a convenient way to crush ice from a compact, sleek and lightweight device that will still look cool in your modern kitchen, thanks to its cast metal, minimalist-style body.
The WMF ice crusher retails for $179 at Robinsons the Heeren.
If you’re a baker, you’ll know that the whisk is one of the more cumbersome kitchen utensils to store due to its irregular shape and size. The Normann Copenhagen beater whisk is the solution to this problem. A Red Dot Design Award winner, this nylon whisk is collapsible and resembles a pack of straws when folded together. This hanging accessory also comes in eight colours.
The Normann Copenhagen beater whisk retails for $28 at Bibliotek.
There’s nothing more attractive than someone who knows what they’re doing in the kitchen, but if you need a little help to cook a delicious steak, this is a must-have tool. The Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker circulates water in the pot to ensure uniform temperature, preventing overcooking. Simply clamp down the cooker onto a pot, set the time and temperature on the Anova app, and wait as it cooks your food to perfection.
The Anova Precision Cooker is available at http://sg.anovaculinary.com at $289.
Using the same rapid air technology found in air fryers, this compact and efficient air oven saves you 20 per cent of your usual cooking time, while maintaining the flavour and nutrition of regularly cooked food. It comes installed with 12 pre-set programmes, so even absolute cooking novices need not break a sweat when preparing meals.
The Mayer Air Oven retails for $199 at Tangs Plaza, www.tangs.com.