5 Must-Have Items for a Seriously Haute Kitchen

Whether you are a serious chef, or just want your kitchen to look like you are, these are the best accruements to have counter side.


Peugeot Alaska White Electric Salt & Pepper Mill $140

Peugeot Alaska Pepper mill

Get fresh ground pepper and salt with the press of a button from these sleek Peugeot electric pepper and salt mills. Being Peugeot, they are of course, made in France of the best materials.  To our delight, they come in our favorite new color for kitchen gadgets, icy white. Pepper has three settings while salt is always set at a perfect medium. Available at Chef’s Resource.com.




Lagostina Cookware

Lagostina Cookware

This brand of sexy Italian cookware just arrived on U.S. shores last month and are sure to become new object of lust at your local Bloomingdales.  We’re having trouble choosing which set we like better – the Lagostina Axia Tri-Ply Stainless Steel set ($399 for 13 pieces, shown above) which features a brushed stainless exterior and a satin stainless interior or….

Lagostina Bianca Cookware set


the Lagosina Bianca Set, which is $299 for 10 pieces (shown above) and features a beautiful pearly white non-stick Meteorite Ceramic finish. These easy to clean pots have a five-layer base construction with layers of steel and aluminum that work on all kinds of cook tops from gas to induction. The material is PTFE and PFOA-free ceramic which offers very high heat resistance, just be sure to follow the special care instructions!



 Blendtec Stealth Blender $1,200

Most Expensive Blender by BlendTec

Love your blender but hate the noise? This blender is the quietest on the market—and also the most expensive. It’s got a 15-amp motor, touch pad, USB port to download custom blend cycles and a sound enclosure to keep noise to a whisper. As they say silence is golden.


Miyabi Birchwood 7-piece Knife Set $1,200


Miyabi Knives


Everyone knows knives are a little bit like cars—the Japanese and German ones are some of the best. Each of these knives features 101 layers of forged steel that is hand-honed busing a traditional Japanese process called honbazuke. The edge of the knife evokes Japanese swords. Available at Sure La Table.


Pasquini Livietta Semi Automatic Espresso Machine  $775


Pasquini Livietta Semi Automatic Espresso Machine


The features on this machine are too many to mention, but the most important thing is that you’ll be having a hot cup of espresso in under 2 minutes. Thermoblock technology allows for milk to be steamed and espresso to be brewed at the same time. It will make the foamiest foam and for the odd tea drinker, there is a water dispenser. Takes Illy E.S.E. pods or fresh ground coffee.