Choosing greener accessories for your eco kitchen
If you’ve chosen the perfect eco kitchen design for your home, the next step is to add clever accessories that are environmentally conscious.
As kitchen designers, we understand the important role we play in preserving our planet. Our kitchen designs incorporate high quality and long lasting materials to ensure that they can be enjoyed for many years to come. Our customers are very environmentally aware as well, and look for eco-friendly kitchen products to reflect their values.
We’ve put together
a list of five great ideas for eco-friendly accessories for your kitchen.
Choose bamboo for utensils and tableware
Not just a delicious snack for pandas, bamboo is an ideal material for use in the kitchen. Kitchen utensils made from bamboo are heat, stain, and water-resistant. Bamboo doesn’t tend to absorb odours and is easy to clean.
Bamboo is considered a renewable resource as it can be grown without pesticides and with very little water.
Linen tea towels, table cloths and napkins
We love linen in kitchens, both for its rustic traditional look and its environmental credentials. Linen is crafted from flax, which requires fewer pesticides and less water to grow than cotton. It stands up well to laundering and is ideal for busy family kitchens.
Look for linen napkins and tablecloths to replace single-use paper alternatives in your kitchen.
Beeswax wraps are a wonderful reusable alternative to aluminium foil and cling film. Sustainable fabric is coated in beeswax to make a breathable wrapping material that can be moulded with just the heat from your hands.
It can be washed in cold water and reused up to 100 times. We particularly love it for keeping sandwiches fresh in lunchboxes.
A row of mason jars packed with dry goods is enough to give anyone a bit of pantry envy. They’re the perfect vessel for storing rice, pasta, flours, cereals and anything that benefits from being kept free from moisture in your cupboards. They can double up as a rustic impromptu cocktail glass or vase as well.
The Mason jar was invented back in 1858 by John Landis Mason. It was originally created for home canning enthusiasts but is embraced today by anyone looking for stylish and sustainable kitchen storage.
Stainless steel food containers and straws
Stainless steel is a far better material for food containers than traditional plastic. As well as being better for the environment, it won’t discolour or pick up odours either. We love the handy tiffin-style lunchboxes from The Elephant Box, which can be used for food storage and cooking as well!
Following current COVID-19 guidelines, the Willow Kitchens showroom in the heart of Buckingham has now reopened by appointment only. We’re keen to welcome back our customers and will also be carrying out consultations online and by phone. Give us a call on 01280 822749 to begin bringing your dream kitchen to life.