From floors to drawers and counters to cabinets, keep your kitchen stocked with go-to cooking favorites. During prep work, cutlery and knives are key. What’s on the chopping block—fruits, vegetables, bread, meat? Whether paring, peeling, slicing or dicing, there’s a knife to tackle every cutting board task. Find more specialized tools with great gadgets like graters, peelers and mandolines. To hone every ingredient, you’ll need colanders and strainers for easy draining and spice racks for proper seasoning.
For today’s main course, we’re serving up cookware essentials. Have a material in mind? For an eye-catching metal, try silvery stainless steel or colorful copper cores. With bright enamel, sturdy cast iron pots and pans are an even bolder choice. Drawn to a darker look? Find a beautiful black cooking surface in cast iron, nonstick pans or resilient hard-anodize cookware.
Catering to your sweet tooth? Once armed with an apron and oven mitts, start exploring bakeware. With cookie cutters, baking sheets, cake pans and muffin tins, a delicious dessert is only an oven door away. To whip up batter, you’ll need a collection of mixing bowls, measuring cups and measuring spoons. To heat up something savory, bring home a baking dish like a casserole or baker. A timer or thermometer can tell you when a meal’s done. And whether cooling tarts, cupcakes, breads or bundts, keep a trusty trivet standing by.
No oven’s needed when kitchen electrics cover your countertop. Breakfast lovers can whip up morning treats with waffle makers and griddles; batter is easy to make with handy mixers. After the a.m., switch out toasters for do-it-all toaster ovens, or versatile microwaves. Looking for a specialized appliance? A rice cooker masterfully steams rice, rotisseries lock moisture in meats and slow cookers stew soup or chili to perfection. Need a thirst-quencher? Whether to accompany a mouthwatering meal from a grill or deep fryer, brew up hot beverages with coffee makers, espresso machines and tea kettles, or cold drinks in juicers and blenders.
Before dinner is served, find everything you need for casual dining. From tablecloths and runners to placemats and napkins, prime the space with table linens. Create a beautiful place setting with a dinnerware collection that suits your style. For an elegant touch, try a gold or platinum rim. If you like the simple life, a scenic, country design is perfect. Whether solid or patterned, geometric or floral, set the table with great plates and bowls. And don’t forget the drinkware. Mugs handle hot brews; glassware is for cool beverages. Finish the setting with utensils like spoons, forks and knives from flatware sets.
After a meal, cleanup is made simple by floor care tools like vacuums. Whether with a canister vacuum, upright or handheld, sweep every nook and cranny clean. A steam cleaner or mop makes a great broom closet addition as well. Also choose a convenient trashcan to help while you tidy. A dish rack (for washing) and dishtowels (for drying) are a few more cleaning must-haves. And what about leftovers? Find storage canisters and containers for every yummy morsel. If your pantry is full, add a kitchen cart for extra space.
Whether you need a buying guide or culinary council, Macy’s is here with a helping hand for the kitchen.