Tuesday’s Trends: Kitchen Accessories for the Chic Chef

Whether you are whipping up culinary creations in your kitchen this Thanksgiving, or looking for a gift to satisfy a gourmet gourmand, turn any kitchen from drab to fab with these six stylish (and functional!) kitchen accessories.

It’s time to toast the holidays…and I don’t mean with Champagne! Pop Art Toaster’s retro-style toaster turns ordinary breakfast items into festive foods. Brand your bagels, English muffins, Pop Tarts, toast, buns and more with a Christmas stamp that’s sure to get even the pickiest eaters to partake! Pop Art also has other varieties of fun kitchen accessories for year-round smiles.

Smeg‘s candy-colored refrigerators are confectionery treats for us design lovers! The 9.22 cubic feet capacity is enough to satisfy your sweet (and savory) tooth, and with ten different hues to choose from (I love the cotton-candy pink, sea green and  bright blue), there’s something for everyone!

This punchy green melamine bowl from Joseph Joseph makes salad serving a cinch. The bowl comes equipped with hand-like servers integrated into the design for a fun and functional twist on entertaining.

For those who enjoy cooking, space is precious in even the roomiest of kitchens, which is why we love this collapsible colander by OXO. The innovative design comes in a chic red or gray, and stands up to all of your straining services. Holding up to three-and-a-half quarts, it can be collapsed down to a mere two inches in height for convenient storage.

For those of looking to create gourmet magic, you’ll need a wand to whip up your culinary creations. This whimsical whisk from Anthropologie is at the top of our list, with a trendy coral-and-turquoise color punch and a twisting coil through the middle for thorough mixing.

When chestnuts are done roasting on an open fire, crack them open with this cubist nutcracker by Charles and Marie. Both functional and stylish, the simple design is much more effective than its metal counterparts. Simply place the nut in an indentation, press the other cube on top and give it a gentle whack. Voila! The nut opens, with the kernel still intact.