MADE WITH LOVE
A stylish and functional kitchen is complete when paired with the right selection of cookware and accessories.
The kitchen is the heart of the home and it’s where we spend a significant amount of time preparing meals for our loved ones, so make sure you deck it out with the right tools and tableware.
Japanese lifestyle store Muji is well-loved for its expansive range of minimalist yet stylish furniture, furnishings, clothing, travel accessories, as well as kitchenware. Developed with a user-centric philosophy in mind, you’ll never have to worry about complicated features or functions. The fuss-free designs are not only beautiful to behold, but they also feel great in the hand and are easy to use. Take for example, the stainless steel
kettle, which comes in 1.1- and 2-litre options. Shaped with a broad base and stout body, these features maximise heat efficiency and bring water to a boil quickly. The slightly slanted, wide handle provides a sturdy grip while pouring, and reduces the strain on your wrist by minimising the angle of the tilt.
If you’re a home baker, you will know how important it is to be exact with your ingredients. For example, if you’re too heavy-handed with butter, you might have a cake that’s too moist or does not rise. Invest in a quality cooking scale that is precise, and you’ll be able to achieve better cooking results. Muji’s solar cooking scale is an electric digital model powered by a solar and button battery. It’s smart enough to operate only on solar battery when placed in a bright location, so it does not deplete the energy of the button battery. Its lid can also be flipped to double as a pasta measuring tool.
Cook your pasta and stew a delicious meat sauce in Muji’s stainless steel aluminium three-layer saucepan (right) — available in 1.5-, 2-, 3- and 4.5-litre options. Designed to adapt to various heat sources, it is flexible for use over gas stoves and induction hobs, and can even be placed directly into the oven.
If you are keen to explore clay pot recipes, check out Muji’s earthen
furnace. With it, you can even cook rice easily over a direct flame in just 15 minutes.
When setting the table, stylish tableware is just as important as plating. Serve up your dishes in beautiful acacia bowls (left), which have intricate woodgrains and are hand-carved by craftsmen in the Philippines. They’re perfect as sharing bowls, too!
Now armed with these useful and sleek kitchen tools, you’re ready to whip up a feast!
Stainless steel kettle
Solar cooking scale