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31 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Kitchen Accessories (You Can Buy on Amazon)

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We’ve previously hunted out cheap but expensive-looking accents for your bedroom and your bathroom, and now it’s time to look at the kitchen. For first-time buyers wanting to deck out new digs or a renter looking to add a personal touch, we’ve scoured Amazon find the best cheap (but expensive-looking) accessories. Below, everything from an Art Deco–ish cafetière to a sophisticated-looking knife block.

Premium Organic Bamboo Chopping Board

This extra-large (45-by-30cm) cutting board, made from naturally bacteria-resistant bamboo, is the right size to double as a cheese-and-charcuterie board for your next games night. Unlike plastic, it won’t warp over time.

Le Creuset Wine Accessories Vitesse Wine Fountain

Decanters don’t have to cost an arm and a leg.

Denby Elements 4 Piece Medium Plate Set, Black

Denby used to be your mum’s favourite aesthetic, but now the Derbyshire-based crockery company is kind of heritage. This simple set is now 20% off, so you can get some grown-up plates for Ikea prices.

Stelton 8 Cup Press Coffee Maker, White

Stelton are known for their vacuum flasks, but their cafetière is a stylish accessory in its own right.

Lightweight Wheat Straw Plates - 4 Pack

Not only do these pastel-coloured plates look nice, but they’re made from wheat fibres, so they won’t break if you drop them.

Victorinox Chefs Knife Broad Blade

The secret to buying knives is that unless you’re a butcher, you just need a couple of all-rounders.

La Cafetière Barcelona Ceramic Espresso Cups

These La Cafetière espresso cups in a pale-pistachio shade look premium enough to have come from Nook in Stoke Newington.

O-MED Virgin Olive Oil Arbequina Canister

Bonus points: This oil comes in a fancy canister you could use to store utensils.

Set of 2 White Enamel Mugs

We’re big fans of enamelware at the Strategist, not only for its looks but because of its affordability, too.

LAV Bodega Double Old Fashioned Tumbler Glasses

Perfect for water or a cocktail, and a ridiculously good price, too.

Norpro Cast Aluminum Tortilla Press

Any excuse to introduce more fresh tortillas into your life.

Magicafé Pour Over Coffee Dripper

Keep your morning coffee as simple and minimalist as possible.

Ferm Living 5447 Ripple Carafe Set

The ribbed detail on this hand-blown carafe-and-tumbler set are especially nice.

Berghoff Leo Stoneware Mortar and Pestle Set

A more interesting-looking alternative to the standard pestle-and-mortar sets you see in people’s kitchens.

Georg Jensen Sky Corkscrew

For those who want to open bottles with a little bit of flair.

Nicola Spring 15 Minutes Hourglass

Egg timers don’t just have a job to do in the kitchen — but they look good doing it, too.

Alessi 502 Spaghetti Tongs

There’s a weirdly luxurious energy to these highly specific tongs.

Alessi Spaghetti Measure

Alessi also do a spaghetti measurer that looks like a Henry Moore sculpture.

Kinto Unitea Glass Teapot

Watching fruit teas steep in this teapot from Kinto would be mesmerising.

London Pottery Splash Globe Teapot

This splatterware-y option is also nice and has a whiff of ‘found it in the Tate gift shop’ about it.

Hay Scissors

Hay make everyday things look luxurious, like these brass-finished stainless-steel scissors.

Black Geometric Fruit Bowl

Fruit would look especially cultured in this geometric wire basket.

Plenmor Cotton Linen Table Cloth

Expensive-looking doesn’t always have to mean eclectic — just take this simple white tablecloth.

Berglander 24 Piece Gold Cutlery Set

Yes, you can pull off gold cutlery. No, you don’t need to spend a lot on it.

Vancasso Ceramic Bowl Set

These ceramic bowls are hand-painted, so each one feels special, even when you’re just eating cereal out of them.

INFEI Linen Cotton Napkins

These soft linen napkins come in colours like lavender and coffee, but we think the army-green ones are the nicest looking. These come in a set of 12.

Luxbe Crystal Wineglasses

We like the shape of these wineglasses.

Tezcrt Magnetic Knife Block

*Watches Knives Out once.*

IKICH Electric Water Kettle

This kettle manages to look high-tech and high-end while still being easy on the wallet.

Taylors Cocktail Shaker

No bar cart is complete without a shaker that looks like it was swiped from a cocktail bar.

Breville High Gloss 2-Slice Toaster

A toaster with a strong “The Jetsons via Tom Dixon” aesthetic.

Lunar Oceans Marble and Gold Bottle Opener

Make even a bottle of Corona feel fancy.

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32 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Kitchen Accessories