A stylish and func­tional kitchen is com­plete when paired with the right se­lec­tion of cook­ware and ac­ces­sories.

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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

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