7 top-selling kitchen tools you didn’t know you needed

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Kitchen Tools

Gone are the days of mundane meal prep and dull kitchen routines – today, we’re all about making cooking fun, quick and easy.

Because who has time to fuss around with dull knives and flimsy spatulas? Not you, and certainly not us. That’s why we’re diving headfirst into the world of kitchen tools, uncovering the must-haves that’ll have you wanting to spend more time in the kitchen (not less!).

So, grab your apron and get ready to whip up something delicious. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice, we’ve got the kitchen gadgets and kitchen essentials that’ll take your cooking game to the next level.


  1. Joseph Joseph elevate steel carousel 6-piece utensil set, $170, Amazon (here’s why)
  2. Baccarat Damashiro Mizu knife block, $249.99, Robins Kitchen (here’s why)
  3. Fullstar vegetable chopper, $99, Amazon (here’s why)

The 7 best kitchen tools to shop in Australia 2024

Joseph Joseph Elevate Steel Carousel 6-Piece Utensil Set


Joseph Joseph elevate steel carousel 6-piece utensil set

$170 (usually $249.95) at Amazon

This six-piece carousel set includes a slotted spoon, spaghetti server, solid spoon, slotted turner, flexible turner and a ladle. With integrated tool rests to prevent mess on your countertops and a stainless steel design, it’s both a convenient and stylish addition to any kitchen.

“Joseph Joseph have done it again,” wrote a five-star reviewer. “A beautifully designed utensils carousel that looks great on your counter top, but also really practical. They have all the useful utensils required. And now there’s no longer a messy drawer of utensils in my kitchen.”

Key features:

  • Elevate technology designed to improve hygiene and reduce mess
  • Weighted handles and integrated tool rests prevents tool head from touching the work surface when placed down
  • Durable and heat-resistant stainless-steel tool heads
  • Silicone handles heat-resistant up to 270°C

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Baccarat Damashiro Mizu Knife Block


Baccarat Damashiro Mizu knife block

$249.99 (usually $839.99) at Robins Kitchen

Slice, dice and chop like a pro with the Baccarat Mizu knife block set. Showcasing stunning Damascus-inspired blades and housed in a sleek oak block, this set combines style and functionality for a superior culinary experience.

Reviewers praise the look and size of the set, with one saying: “Item is exactly as expected. Knives are gorgeous, good quality and very sharp.” Another added that it’s the best knife set they’ve ever purchased, writing that it “slices like a dream with little effort.”

Key features:

  • Set includes six essential knives: chef’s knife, bread knife, 2 Santoku knives, utility knife and paring knife
  • Beautiful oak block with side windows to display the distinctive Damascus-inspired blades
  • Blades crafted from Japanese steel 420J2, ice-hardened for superior strength and durability
  • Tapered blades for precise cutting
  • Engineered to meet Rockwell 53 specification for optimal performance
  • Baccarat lifetime guarantee

Available at:

  • $242.49 (usually $839.99) from Kogan
  • $249.99 (usually $839.99) from Catch
  • $249.99 from Brosa (usually $839.99) from Brosa
  • $249.99 from MyDeal (usually $839.99) from MyDeal
Fullstar Vegetable Chopper


Fullstar vegetable chopper

$99 at Amazon

If you’re looking to save (a lot of) time in the kitchen, you can’t go wrong with this veggie chopper which recently went viral online. From chopping to slicing, this kitchen gadget is the ultimate meal prep companion for any home chef.

“The Fullstar vegetable chopper is a game-changer in the realm of kitchen gadgets,” said a reviewer who left five stars. “And its multifunctional design has revolutionised my food preparation routine. This all-in-one tool combines the convenience of a vegetable chopper, spiraliser, and onion chopper, making it a must-have for anyone who values efficiency in the kitchen.”

Key features:

  • Includes four high-quality blades: fine and medium dicer, julienne and ribbon spiraliser
  • Soft grip handle for precise control
  • Non-skid rubberised bottom for stability
  • Accessories include catch tray, blade organiser, cleaning brush, scrapers and finger guard
  • Compact storage design
  • Dishwasher-safe

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Maxwell & Williams Click Salt & Pepper Mill Set


Maxwell & Williams Click 13cm salt & pepper mill set

$59.95 at Myer

Crafted from durable acrylic and equipped with stainless steel mechanisms, these transparent mills promise perfectly ground salt and pepper with every twist. From casual teas to grand dinner parties, this set will bring exceptional quality and timeless design to your table.

“Great size and price,” wrote a reviewer. “Easy to use. Simple and timeless design. Very happy with this purchase.”

Key features:

  • Made from clear acrylic for durability
  • Features a twist top for quick and easy use
  • Classic style will blend seamlessly into any dining setting
  • Stainless steel mechanisms to ensure perfectly ground salt and pepper every time

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Hayes Acacia Timber Servingware


Morgan & Finch Hayes acacia timber servingware

from $18.70 (usually from $24.95) at Bed Bath N’ Table

Take your kitchen aesthetic to the next level with the rustic charm of the Hayes acacia range. Crafted from premium acacia wood, these kitchen essentials seamlessly blend style with functionality. From chopping boards to utensil holders, each piece exudes natural elegance, bringing warmth and character to your space.

Key features:

  • Crafted from premium acacia wood
  • Choose from six pieces
  • Stylish and functiona
  • Hand-wash only
Sunbeam Food Saver Lock & Seal


Sunbeam FoodSaver Lock & Seal

$149 at The Good Guys

Keep your food fresh for up to five times longer with Sunbeam’s FoodSaver Lock & Seal. With one-touch seal and vacuum seal controls and a convenient locking lever, preserving your favourite foods has never been easier. From fruits to meats, maintain their nutritional value and flavour with this innovative vacuum sealer.

Customers love its value for money, ease of use and quality, with one five-star reviewer saying: “I do not know how I lived without this appliance. No more freezer burn! No more food wastage. Easy to use fantastic all round product!”

Key features:

  • Cord storage
  • Locking lever operation
  • Removable drip tray
  • Accessory port
  • Two-year warranty

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The Cooks Collective Cast Iron Seasoned Grill Pan


The Cooks Collective cast iron seasoned grill pan 27cm

$69.95 at Myer

The Cooks Collective’s cast iron pan is the perfect way to unleash your inner grill master. Featuring authentic grill lines and a deep-sided design, it will give you perfectly seared meats and veggies in no time at all.

“You cannot beat cast iron,” said a five-star reviewer. “I can tell the pan will be durable when well looked after and it cooks like a dream. I love the fact I can also bang these pans in the oven.”

Key features:

  • Premium cast iron
  • Seasoned finish
  • Authentic cast grill lines
  • Long and helper handle
  • Deep sided pan with pouring spouts
  • Suitable for all cooktops
  • Oven safe

What kitchen tool is the most useful?

Determining the most useful kitchen tool can vary depending on individual preferences and cooking styles.

Knives, particularly chef’s knives, stand out as indispensable tools for various cutting tasks, from chopping vegetables to slicing meats. Tools and utensils, such as spatulas, spoons and tongs, offer versatility in stirring, flipping and serving dishes.

Beyond that, there are loads more kitchen tools and gadgets that can simplify cooking tasks while making your food taste better than ever!

What should you look for when buying a quality kitchen tool?

When purchasing a quality kitchen tool, several factors are worth considering to ensure you’re investing in a product that meets your needs and expectations.


Look for kitchen tools made from sturdy materials such as stainless steel, cast iron, or high-quality plastics. Ensure the tool feels solid and well-constructed to withstand regular use without breaking or bending.


Consider how well the tool performs its intended function. Whether it’s a knife, utensil, or appliance, it should make cooking tasks easier and more efficient. Look for features such as sharp blades, comfortable handles and ergonomic designs.

Ease of use and maintenance

Choose kitchen tools that are user-friendly and easy to clean. Opt for items that are dishwasher-safe or have smooth surfaces for effortless cleaning. Avoid tools with complex mechanisms or difficult-to-clean crevices.


Select tools that serve multiple purposes to maximise their utility in the kitchen. For example, a chef’s knife can perform various cutting tasks, while a multi-functional utensil can handle stirring, flipping and serving.

Brand reputation and reviews

Research reputable brands known for producing high-quality kitchen tools. Read customer reviews and testimonials to gauge the experiences of other users and ensure you’re investing in a reliable product.

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