Kitchen tools

5 kitchen utensils to inspire home cooking

Even the finest kitchens can be improved with innovative tools. Get inspired with these products from local shops

Everything except …
This attractive sink setup promises to “reinvent your kitchen.” The galley is a modular workstation that replaces a traditional kitchen sink with a system of cutting boards, dump stations, prep bowls and drying areas. There’s even a bartender add-on that includes a tray for serving toppings. From $ 4000. AstroDesignCentre.com

Colorful cookware
Dansk combines style and function with its iconic Scandinavian-inspired classics, such as this two-quart casserole dish. The teak handle not only looks good, but also keeps the pot safe to handle at high temperatures. Available in a variety of colors. $ 138. PotandPantry.ca

Fresh and fast
Keep produce close at hand and in an optimal environment with these containers, which have basket inserts that allow moisture to drain out and air to circulate (these are handy colanders too). Plus, the lids feature an adjustable vent and a replaceable carbon filter, both of which help slow down the ripening process. $ 22.50. LeeValley.com

Scrolling menu
This compact desk isn’t exactly made for the kitchen, but we think it’s a great way to keep recipes (and other misplaced items) safe. Inspired by travel cases from the 1960s, it can be kept open and used as a wall shelf or closed to keep clutter out of sight. $ 2,500. HomeSociete.ca

Safe slicer
This knife is designed for children. The blade is rounded and the storage sheath can also be used as a finger guard, designed to hold food securely and guide the cutting action. It can be used from the age of three but always under the supervision of an adult. Plus, it comes with a fun instruction manual and kid-friendly recipes. $ 50. ChefsParadise.ca