Our Favorite Minimalist Kitchen Essentials

Complete your minimalist kitchen look with these elevated versions of basic kitchen accessories

Whether it’s grabbing a quick bite between Zoom calls or unwinding with a drink after a long day, we know you use your kitchen more than most other rooms in the house.

Unfortunately, many common kitchen items kept on the countertop tend to be an eyesore, making your sleek minimalist countertop look cluttered.

Maybe your kitchen is already designed to your liking, or maybe you’re looking for more accessible ways to achieve the Nordic kitchen look without having to do a full-blown renovation. Either way, this carefully curated list features tons of minimalist kitchen ideas to help you achieve the Nordic kitchen decor vibe you’ve been dreaming about. 

Paper Towel Holders

Craft Paper Towel Holder

Normann Copenhagen | Craft Paper Towel Holder | Batten Home

The Craft Paper Towel Holder is a part of The Craft Collection, Normann Copenhagen’s beautiful collaboration with Danish designer Simon Legald focused on kitchen essentials made for everyday use.

We love the combination of solid oak and stunning marble, giving the Craft Paper Towel Holder a warm and classic look that is easy to match with a modern or contemporary style. 

Norr Paper Towel Holder

Skagerak Norr Paper Towel Holder | Minimalist Paper Towel Holder | Minimalist Kitchen Accessories

This paper towel holder from Skagerak is made from natural oak and features a beautiful natural leather handle that adds warmth and texture to a modern kitchen while also making it easy to grab and move around to various spots around the kitchen depending on where you need it. This holder features a slight edge at the base which keeps paper from unraveling. 

If your kitchen could use some black accents, the black oak version of this paper towel holder would be the perfect fit.

Curvature Paper Towel Holder

Ferm Living Curvature Paper Towel Holder | Minimalist Paper Towel Holder | Minimalist Kitchen Accessories

Featuring hand-formed solid brass and a matte finish, you’ll be happy to run out of paper towels when using Ferm Living’s Curvature Paper Towel Holder. Since each is crafted by hand, no two pieces are alike!

Salt and Pepper Mills

Craft Salt Mill & Craft Pepper Mill 

Normann Copenhagen Craft Salt and Pepper Mill | Batten Home

Normann Copenhagen’s Craft Salt Mill and Craft Pepper Mill match perfectly with the Craft Paper Towel Holder mentioned earlier. Black marble is used for the pepper mill and white marble is used for the salt mill, and when combined with the warmth and texture of natural oak, makes a clean and classic statement piece. 

Both the salt and pepper mills are fitted with ceramic grinders made to last longer than standard mills. Available in two sizes, you can pick whichever size works best for you, or get both sizes and keep the smaller set on display on your kitchen table.

Bottle Grinder Set

MENU Design Bottle Grinder Set | Batten Home Minimalist Kitchen Accessories

This bottle grinder set from MENU is a minimalist’s dream. Their modern shape keeps your counter from looking cluttered.

These grinders are made to last. The base is made out of a combination of steel and ceramic with a plastic and silicone rubber seal topped with either a beech or walnut wood. 

Hammer Grinder

Skagerak Hammer Grinder | Salt & Peppercorn Grinder | Batten Home

Rounding out the stylish grinder options is this sleek Hammer Grinder from Skagerak. We love the curvy lines of this grinder available in oak or oiled teak. This solid wood grinder works great for salts or peppercorns. You can opt to use the oak version as a salt mill and the oiled teak as a pepper mill.

The Hammer Grinders were inspired by the Danish island of Bornholm and the nature found around the old fortress of Hammershus.

Complete the look with this gorgeous Hammer Decanter, also from Skagerak.

More Kitchen Accessories

If you’re looking for more ways to upgrade your kitchen, here are a few more of our favorite minimalist kitchen accessories.

The Peeler

Normann Copenhagen | Modern Minimalist Kitchen Peeler | Batten Home

In addition to being functional and easy to use, The Peeler from Normann Copenhagen has a very sleek design perfect for a minimal kitchen. This peeler doesn’t have to be hidden away in a drawer if you have limited space.

The silicone covering makes it comfortable to use, and the self-adjusting stainless steel blade rotates with use, making it perfect for prepping fresh vegetables.

The Pin Peeler

Normann Copenhagen | Modern Minimalist Pin Peeler | Batten Home

Normann Copenhagen’s Pin Peeler is a simple and functional kitchen accessory that helps you achieve that minimal kitchen aesthetic all the way down to everyday tools. The sleek shape is complemented by a silicone covering that makes cooking and meal prep easy. 

This pin peeler was designed in collaboration with Jan Christian Delfs, a notable household accessory designer who has won many awards for designs ranging from electronics to manual everyday items such as this minimal peeler.

Pizza Wheel

Normann Copenhagen | Pizza Wheel | Batten Home

Pizza and beer are a classic combination, making this Pizza Wheel the perfect tool thanks to its built-in bottle opener. Made with stainless steel and plastic, it’s dishwasher safe.

Craft Mortar & Pestle 

Normann Copenhagen | Craft Mortar and Pestle | Batten Home

Normann Copenhagen’s Craft series, a collaboration with designer Simon Legald, makes an appearance throughout this list for a good reason.

"The mills, mortar with pestle, and rolling pin are all traditional kitchen utensils used for active jobs in the kitchen. Therefore the utensils have to be durable,” explains Legald. “Additionally, the work is done by hand, so for me, it is essential that the quality can not only be seen but also felt when holding the products. The marble and oak served this purpose perfectly." 

Craft Rolling Pin

Normann Copenhagen | Craft Rolling Pin | Batten Home

Yet another favorite from the Craft series, this marble and oak rolling pin makes a perfect present for the at-home baker.

Pebble Boards

Normann Copenhagen | Pebble Boards | Batten Home

With Pebble, Normann Copenhagen worked with designer Simon Legald to give an aesthetic boost to everyday utensils. 

Each board, made from black marble, includes a decorative detail that gives you a place to put your finger when lifting it off the table. Its name comes from the rounded curves and smooth edges of the boards, just like a natural pebble!

Umanoff Wine Rack

MENU Design Umanoff Wine Rack | Batten Home Minimalist Kitchen Accessories

Equal parts sculptural feature and functional object, Arthur Umanoff’s wine rack is ideal for building out a wine cellar or simply a standalone rack in a kitchen or dining room. The black powder-coated steel frame is fitted with lock-stitched leather straps that cushion each bottle and patinate beautifully over time. The Umanoff Wine Rock is one of several Arthur Umanoff pieces reintroduced by MENU Design.

BOTTLIT Dressing Bottles + Canisters

KINTO BOTTLIT Dressing Bottles and Canisters | Batten Home Minimalist Kitchen Accessories

KINTO named the BOTTLIT series based on the simple and satisfying shape of a classic bottle. Each piece is comfortable to grip and easy to tip. The beautiful glass becomes colored by whatever is within, bringing elegance to your kitchen and table in such a refreshingly minimal way.

Bottle-shaped canisters are perfect for storing dried foods like grains, nuts, and spices while the 130ml and 250ml Dressing Bottles are a beautiful way to make and serve your homemade dressings. See more from KINTO here.

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Batten Home carefully curates Scandinavian furniture designs and minimalist decor objects for the modern home. We are inspired by a Scandinavian aesthetic and Danish design philosophies with a new modern design feel we like to call new Nordic design. 

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