Founded in Belgium in 1930, this family-owned brand was one of the first companies in Europe to manufacture electric toasters. Nowadays it is one of the continent’s leading suppliers of small household appliances. Kitchen goods may be its best-known offerings, but it also produces fans, vacuum cleaners, irons and heaters that combine über-sleek design with high-tech innovation.
When you’re shopping for kitchen essentials for a new home, it can take quite a bit of time to write out your list and then motor around to a bunch of stores to check everything off. Instead, we did the work for you. Here’s our list of essentials (and little luxuries) that’ll make your kitchen well stocked — and quite nice-looking, if we might add.