Ask The Expert: The Kitchen Essentials Every Foodie Needs At Home

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Ask The Expert: The Kitchen Essentials Every Foodie Needs At Home
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Kitchen Knives Homestore & More
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Multi-Coloured Knives

From Homestore & More €14.99

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Ask The Expert: The Kitchen Essentials Every Foodie Needs At Home
Kitchen Decor

From Hooked On Houses

Cookware Set Pots And Pans Ikea
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Annons 5 Piece Cookware Set

From Ikea €7.75

Meadows & Byrne Wooden Chopping Boards
Ask The Expert: The Kitchen Essentials Every Foodie Needs At Home
Wooden Chopping Boards

From Meadows & Byrne €35

Plastic Chopping Board Ikea
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Matlust Chopping Board

From Ikea €5

Lush Home Kitchen Design Decor
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Kitchen Design

From Lush Home

Measuring Cups Ikea
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Measuring Cup

From Ikea €9

Measuring Jug Homestore & More
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Measuring Jug

From Homestore & More €10.99

Electroni Weighing Scales Meadows & Byrne
Ask The Expert: The Kitchen Essentials Every Foodie Needs At Home
Weighing Scales

From Meadows & Byrne €21.95

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Kitchen Design

From HGTV.com

Food Processor Argos Kenwood
Ask The Expert: The Kitchen Essentials Every Foodie Needs At Home
Kenwood Processor

From Argos €119.99

Baking Tray Tin Ikea
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Baking Tray

From Ikea €6.50

Baking Tray Roasting Tin Meadows & Byrne
Ask The Expert: The Kitchen Essentials Every Foodie Needs At Home
Baking Tray

From Meadows & Byrne €27.95

Kitchen Tiles Winchester Tile Company
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Kitchen Tiles

From The Winchester Tile Company

Vitamix Blender
Ask The Expert: The Kitchen Essentials Every Foodie Needs At Home
Vitamix

Vitamix Blender From $249

Kitchen Storage Blog Lovin'
Ask The Expert: The Kitchen Essentials Every Foodie Needs At Home
Kitchen Storage

From Blog Lovin'

Food Storage Containers Meadows & Byrne
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Food Containers

From Meadows & Byrne €65

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Ask The Expert: The Kitchen Essentials Every Foodie Needs At Home
Kitchen Drawer Essentials

From Martha Stweart

Lemon Press Meadows & Byrne
Ask The Expert: The Kitchen Essentials Every Foodie Needs At Home
Lemon Press

From Meadows & Byrne €7.95

Mixing Bowl Ikea
Ask The Expert: The Kitchen Essentials Every Foodie Needs At Home
Allehanda Mixing Bowl

From Ikea €9

Mixing Bowl Homestore & More
Ask The Expert: The Kitchen Essentials Every Foodie Needs At Home
Mixing Bowl

From Homestore & More €7.99

Honest Kitchen is an Instagram hero and an incredible new wholefoods grocery and delicatessen store nestled in the heart of Knocknacarra, Galway. Since setting up shop, founder Rebecca Fahy has been hard at work providing those nearby with honest healthy food that’s almost too pretty to eat. (Seriously, check out their Instagram; their social media game is strong). Though Honest Kitchen has a gorgeous homely feel and the kind of comfort food you’d associate with home, they need the best in the business when it comes to high-functioning kitchen essentials. Whether you’re a fellow foodie enthusiast, or you’re looking for a definitive kitchen list for moving home, Rebecca’s got you covered.

Knives

My number one kitchen essential is definitely a good set of knives. You could have an amazing kitchen filled up with gadgets but if your knives aren’t up to scratch then you’re wasting your time. If you are going to invest in a good set of blades, certainly buy a knife sharpener as well.

Kitchen Knives

Saucepans & frying pans

I recently got a really decent set of saucepans for an induction hob in IKEA. They have a little glass panel in the lid which is steam resistant so it allows you to monitor the contents of the pot without having to remove the lid. I find that 2-3 saucepans are all that you’ll ever really need, along with a good frying pan. Stainless steel is by far the best. While copper pots look so pretty, they stain very easily from gas and it almost breaks your heart to use them.

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Annons 5 Piece Cookware Set From IKEA €7.75

Chopping Boards

I also love having a large wooden board which is great for cutting bread and chopping herbs as well as just looking nice sitting on the kitchen counter. If your existing set of chopping boards are slippy on the counter, put a damp tea towel between the board and the counter to stop it slipping.

Dip Dye Wooden Chopping Boards From Meadows & Byrne €35
Dip Dye Wooden Chopping Boards From Meadows & Byrne €35

Weighing Scales & Cup Measure

A weighing scales is essential for baking; flat scales are a great space saver and you aren’t limited by which bowl you use on it. I’ve found in the last few years that I am using cup measures a lot more frequently as I’m following American and Australian recipes online. I got a really nice cup measure in HomeStore & More which also has milliliters measured on the inside.

Food Processor

The more I introduce salads into my daily menu, the more I’m using my food processor. I got a new Kenwood one in Argos; very reasonably priced and Kenwood machines are known for their reliability.

Baking Trays

Having two baking trays should see you through most dishes. A larger one for roasting large joints of meat or a lot of vegetables and a smaller one for making tray bakes.

Sieve

Essential for a lot of baking dishes and can double as a cauldron to strain pasta, rinse grains etc.

Totally not an essential but a luxury buy; Vitamix

I got one for the shop and it has taken my hummus to a new level. The blades work so fast and get such a smooth paste. It has various settings some of which include Soup, Smoothie & Ice Cream.

Honest Kitchen Smoothie
Green Smoothie Bowl From Honest Kitchen

Storage

It’s always so much easier to keep your kitchen in order if your storage game is strong. I like to use the small Chinese takeaway containers. They are available to buy from the Asian supermarket on Drury Street in Dublin. They are cheap, stack nicely, a good size and also are freezer and microwave safe for food use. I also keep any used jars and recycle them as storage solutions; great for keeping nuts and seeds fresh.

Gadget

My current favourite kitchen gadget is a citrus squeezer. They totally take the pain out of squeezing limes and lemons, and you get so much more juice from the fruit.

Kitchen drawer essentials

Vegetable peeler, pastry brush, can opener, garlic crusher, spatula, wooden spoon, ladle, fish slice, tongs (lots of them) and freezer bags.

kitchen drawer

A good big mixing bowl

(HomeStore & More have really big ones – amazing for making salads and baking)

My favourite kitchen essential spots are Stock on Clarendon Street, HomeStore & More, IKEA, TK Maxx & Nisbets online (wholesale prices available to the public). I love buying delph and serving dishes in charity shops; it gives a nice eclectic feel to the kitchen.

Browse our massive gallery of products above – all recommended by Rebecca – and don’t forget to follow Honest Kitchen on social.

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