My kitchen wish list

Summer brings many things.

Warm weather, holiday envy, strawberries, Wimbledon and an unending desire for ice cream.

Oh, and the Great British Bake Off.

Can you believe it? I am a self-confessed cake addict and last year was the first time I’d ever watched GBBO? I know: it’s a travesty.

But the 2015 Bake Off is coming soon – and the BBC has even released a faboo trailer with the stars of the show lip syncing to a Sound of Music spoof.

Last year, I watched in awe as the amateur bakers battled it out for the title (and an engraved cake stand). I was awed by Luis’s amazing designs, giggled at Norman’s commentary and was inspired to try my own version of entremets after seeing Richard’s mouth-watering creations.

But, do you know what I really oohed and ahhed over?

The gorgeous kitchens. The pretty pastel Kitchen-aids, the lovely ceramic mixing bowls, the super-cool ovens with doors that magically disappear and the proving drawers.

Oh! The proving drawers! 

My kitchen? It’s tiny. It’s currently a mess and all the equipment is very well used loved.

It needs more storage space – there are plans for new shelving, but what my poor kitchen really needs is to double in size. However, we live in a flat and I don’t think my neighbour would think too highly of us knocking down the wall and invading his living room, just so I can have a proving drawer. And an island. And a tumble dryer.

Since more space isn’t an option (sorry, proving drawer dreams), I’ll continue making things work and I can slowly upgrade the items that I have. So, even if I don’t have the perfect kitchen, at least it will be well equipped with nice things.

Here are a few items I’d love to add to my collection:

A nice measuring cup

While I tend to be a throw-it-all-in-and-hope-for-the-best sort of chef, sometimes I need to measure something properly and for that I need a good measuring cup.

IWM measuring jug

This one is from the Imperial War Museum’s gift shop. I know, the IWM doesn’t seem like the place to go for kitchenware, but they have a lovely collection of vintage-style items – so go have a look.

A ceramic mixing bowl

I don’t know what it is about ceramic mixing bowls, but they seem so homey. The colours are usually gorgeous and I love the detail in the designs.

wilko mixing bowl

I’ve been eyeing this one up for a while now. It’s available from Wilkinson’s and also comes in blue.

Some fancy measuring spoons

I first discovered Ganz measuring spoons while we were on holiday last month. I saw them in a gift shop and almost bought a set then.

Ganz measuring spoons

They’re made of stainless steel with a silver effect and are available in a huge range of designs – all are extremely detailed and some even have coloured enamel bits. Pretty and practical! Plus, I’d have them out on display, meaning they’d be easy to find when I needed them (not shoved to the back of a drawer).

New tea towels

Our tea towels are ancient. Full of holes, stained, colours faded and whites turned a dull shade of grey.

Marram studio tea towels

I love the colours and patterns in the range of tea towels available from Marram Studio. Their designs are inspired the nature of Scotland, which is probably one of the reasons I like them so much.

To be honest, my kitchen wish-list could cover 10 pages, so I’ll stop day-dreaming for now and maybe go start a load of dishes instead.

My Kitchen Wish List

What’s on your kitchen wish list? Tell me about it in the comments below!

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3 Comments on "My kitchen wish list"

  1. I hate to cook, but have coveted those silver measuring spoons for quite some time. They also make them as measuring cups! There’s an R2D2 set of measuring cups that make me think of you (really Daddy-man) every time I see them. I’m somewhat surprised if you don’t already have them.

    My most wanted kitchen equipment would be a personal chef who also cleans up after himself. If he has green eyes, well then, that’s a bonus.

  2. I love this! I’m a kitchen gadget/utensil nerd, at least I used to be before giving up work and having a baby (I got my first KitchenAid as my wedding present from Ben. I say first as I have two now!)

    My big Kitchen lust item at the moment (although to be fair the list is getting pretty huge, having bought nothing in ages) is a Mason Cash mixing bowl. In beige. All mums have to have one. My mum had one, her mum had one, Ben’s mum and gran had one. I somehow feel I wont be a proper mum until I get one. It’s on the Christmas list 😉 .

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  3. Eeek kitchen utensil porn!! Love your choices and that bowl is just lovely, in fact I have one just like it.

    I am Great British Bake Off obsessed and I cannot wait for the new series.

    🙂 xx
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