How to Buy Kitchen Accessories

Three Methods:

Accessories for the kitchen can be replacement or extra parts for appliances, such as a refrigerator's water filter or spare trash compactor bags. Appliances themselves, examples being espresso machines and stand mixers, may also be considered kitchen accessories, as can decorative pieces for the room. Depending on the type of accessory you want, you may need to know the model number of your appliance or buy accessories based on a pattern or theme. Try these steps to buy kitchen accessories.

Method 1

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    Know the model number of your appliance. This can help you find the specific part(s) you need for your kitchen appliance(s).
    • Try looking inside a door of a major appliance or on the bottom of a counter-top appliance to find its model number. The number may be printed on an adhesive label.
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    Visit the manufacturer's website for your appliance. Find its "Accessories" webpage if needed. Search for the model number of your appliance if possible.
    • Indicate the style of your specific appliance, if necessary, to find the correct accessories. For refrigerator parts, for example, you may need to specify your refrigerator's configuration (freezer being on the top or bottom, whether it has side doors, French doors, is under the counter, etc.)
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    Order and pay for your accessories from the manufacturer's website.

Method 2

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    Consider what features you need for your appliance(s). Make a list of the functions and/or features you need a kitchen appliance to have.
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    Research the appliance(s). Read customer reviews and product information. Consider its durability and energy-saving or efficiency qualities along with its included features or other qualities that concern you.
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    Buy free-standing appliances. You can rearrange the appliances around more easily or take them with you if you move.
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    Consider getting appliances that combine functions. These will save room in the kitchen and be less expensive than buying the appliances separately. An example is a combination coffee and espresso maker.

Method 3

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    Consider your existing kitchen furniture, colors and appliances. If you have a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, for example, you might want to pick decorative pieces made of cool steel or glass. You can also choose accessories that complement and contrast with the rest of your kitchen.
    • If you have a dark-colored kitchen, try choosing light-colored accessories for it and vice versa.
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    Decide on a common theme or pattern for your accessories. This could be a decorating style, a color, a design, feel, etc.
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    Find pieces that are decorative and functional. You may be able to use your accessories every day in your kitchen. Examples are bread boxes, pitchers, or a container for holding cooking utensils.
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    Purchase accessories online or in a store. KitchenAid and Williams-Sonoma are 2 brands that make kitchen accessories. Look in department stores and/or discount stores for accessories.


  • Consider mixing subtle and bold patterns within a common theme or style when finding decorative accessories to buy.
  • If buying tablecloths, cloth napkins, or other kitchen linens, choose ones that are washable and easy to care for and maintain.
  • Hang a mirror in your kitchen to make the room appear larger.
  • To save money on appliances, ask a store employee if they still have the previous model in stock and consider buying that instead of the latest design. White appliances can also cost less than those in a stainless steel or chrome finish.

Things You'll Need

  • Appliance model number
  • Appliance manufacturer's website
  • Appliance style or configuration
  • List of needed functions or features
  • Research on appliances
  • Free-standing appliances
  • Combination appliances
  • Existing kitchen d�cor and components
  • Theme or pattern for accessories
  • Decorative and functional accessories
  • Local or online stores carrying accessories

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Categories: Care and Use of Cooking Equipment