The trouble with wooden kitchen utensils is over time they stain if not washed thoroughly. Enter the Red Dot design award-winning 20-piece Kitchen by Thomas range from German porcelain manufacturer Rosenthal. Here, the designers – Hong Kong-based Office For Product Design – have cleverly joined wood with silicone in their attractive “kitchen assistants” line. This means that the head of each piece, available in green or grey, is heat-resistant up to 220°C, non-stick and scratch-resistant (with the exception of the milk frother). Brogue also likes the eminently sensible folding trivet which magnetically locks into a stable triangle for use, then folds back to a smaller size for storage.

From €9.90 rosenthal.de

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