est Managing Editor’s Eight Kitchen Essentials

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    We’re pinpointing est managing editor Megan Rawson’s eight kitchen essentials, for a family-friendly and quality-assured hub of the home.

    Every family needs a kitchen filled with hardworking essentials, ready to stand the test of time. This particularly rings true for est managing editor Megan Rawson and her family of four. As the heart of the home, Meg knows this zone must work hard to accommodate the bustle of breakfast time and family dinner after a long day. 

    While functional bones such as layout and storage are imperative, fixtures, appliances and accessories are no less important to meeting a family’s needs in the kitchen. Drawing inspiration from the bespoke soft timber, white-washed brick kitchen inside the Banksia Home by AP Design House, Meg has handpicked eight reliable kitchen essentials – from the bench top to the kettle.

    Produced in partnership with Abey

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    “Much like AP House, my own kitchen has white walls, one of which is a painted brick wall which offers a clean yet textural space from which my kitchen hardware and appliances add plenty of personality.”

    – est managing editor Megan Rawson

    Tink-D Pull Out Kitchen Mixer Abey

    Tink-D Pull Out Kitchen Mixer

    The unsung hero of a family kitchen is the reliable kitchen mixer. Wading through the myriad of finishes and styles available, Meg’s pick for the kitchen is the Italian-made Tink-D Pull out Kitchen Mixer available at Abey, as seen in a white finish in the Banksia Home.

    “My kitchen informs our family’s open-plan living space, so it’s important to us that the appliances that we choose are kept clean-lined and minimal,” says Meg. “This is why I’m drawn to the modern silhouette of Abey’s Tink-D Pull Out Kitchen Mixer.”

    Alessi Kettle 9091

    Reminiscent of the classic stove-top kettle, the Alessi Kettle 9091 is a time-honoured choice for the family home. Designed by Richard Sapper and launched in 1982, the Alessi Kettle is made from mirror-polished stainless steel, featuring two brass whistles that gently sound when boiling.

    While elevating the style of your family kitchen, Meg says the Alessi is both a fun and functional investment, particularly when the opportunity for a quiet cup of tea arises.

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    Barazza Mood 65cm built in Hob for Abey

    MOOD Built-in Hob

    We have smart appliances like the MOOD Built-in Hob to thank when it comes to mealtime. Creating a seamless built-in aesthetic, the MOOD Built-in Hob, available at Abey, promotes cutting edge technology through eco-designed gas burners and soft-touch cast iron pan supports and burner caps.

    Promoting precise heat control and powerful heat-ups, the MOOD Built-in Hob is Meg’s reliable design choice for gas stove-top cooking. 

    SHOCK Typos 1 & 3/4 Bowl Sink

    Design doesn’t go down the drain when your kitchen boasts a SHOCK Typos 1 & 3/4 Bowl Sink. SHOCK have designed their Typos 1 & 3/4 Bowl Sink to be unblemished by the rigours of everyday use, made from their signature, durable CRISTALITE material that’s derived from 80 per cent natural quartz sand.

    Think easy-care, odour-free, heat-resistant, stain-repellant and food-safe qualities, ready to take on the demands of dozens of family dishes. AP Design House sure think so too, as they’ve selected the Typos 1 & 3/4 Bowl Sink in Alpina finish for their Banksia Home.

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    Barazza Black Velvet Oven

    Meg trusts Italian expertise when it comes to a sleek, modern and easily-integrated oven. The Barazza Black Velvet Oven combines Italian heritage with technological excellence, offering an interactive and intuitive oven with 10 functions, 16 automatic cooking programs, touch screen functionality and heat-reflecting glass. It’s a fitting family choice, being easy to clean with a safety switch-off, electronic child-safety lock, and blackout memory.

    La Marzocco Linea Mini Coffee Machine

    There’s no denying any parent deserves a state-of-the-art appliance to serve their caffeine habits. This is especially true for Meg, one of Melbourne’s specialty coffee aficionados. Inviting the barista in-house, the La Marzocco Linea Mini Coffee Machine is a petite version of what your local cafe offers, but with no shortcuts on quality.

    Linea Mini Espresso Machine Stainless Steel | La Marzocco
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    Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine

    Bring a taste of an iconic Danish restaurant into your own kitchen through insights from chef René Redzepi inside Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine. This culinary read is not only a kitchen essential for Meg but almost every home featured on est.

    Celebrating the restaurant crowned best in the world by Restaurant Magazine, Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine relays the importance of sourcing quality, fresh ingredients in Meg’s kitchen, across 90 recipes.

    Barazza Made to Measure Stainless Steel

    For the ultimate kitchen bench top, Meg doesn’t look past Barazza Made to Measure Stainless Steel. “What’s important in my kitchen, first and foremost, is durability and hygiene,” says Meg. “That’s why I’m a fan of sleek, durable, innovative and antibacterial stainless steel, which makes for a sophisticated countertop option that’s both design-led and practical for our family of four.”

    Barazza Made to Measure Stainless Steel Abey

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