18 Essentials To Kickstart Your Kitchen

From a collection of cookware to everyday condiments, here are all of the items you need to feel confident while cooking.

By Rachel Waldman

A highly-styled and well-stocked kitchen doesn’t happen overnight. It requires patience in picking and choosing products that are both useful and spark joy. Certainly, you can’t go wrong with a curated collection of cookware from Potluck—co-founded by Glossier alum, Jessica Sheft-Ason—that comes without a steep price tag or over-the-top fuss. Other indispensable items for the home cook? Pieces like salad servers from Dinosaur Designs and an elevated colander from Ekobo put the ease in entertaining. So if you’re just getting your bearings behind the counter and you’re not quite sure where to start, no problem. From basics without the bells and whistles to essential condiments to always keep at hand, we’ve rounded up the best 18 female-founded products to help make your kitchen feel complete.

Corian & Stoneware Salt Cellar

Jarre

Corian & Stoneware Salt Cellar

Food52, $60

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Ceramic French Press

Yield Design

Ceramic French Press

Need Supply Co., $120

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Large Cast Iron Mortar & Pestle

Frieling

Large Cast Iron Mortar & Pestle

Food52, $40

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Recycled Bamboo Colander & Pour Bowl Set

Ekobo

Recycled Bamboo Colander & Pour Bowl Set

Food52, $39

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2 Cup Round Teapot

Mud Australia

2 Cup Round Teapot

Shop Horne, $185

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Cookware Set

Potluck

Cookware Set

Cook Potluck, $160

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Terrazzo Serving Board – Promo Code: THEHELM15

Hudson Wilder

Terrazzo Serving Board – Promo Code: THEHELM15

Hudson Wilder, $65

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Linen Shop Apron – Promo Code: THEHELM15

Jenni Kayne

Linen Shop Apron – Promo Code: THEHELM15

Jenni Kayne, $85

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Plant Protein + Gut Food

The Nue Co.

Plant Protein + Gut Food

Anthropologie, $70

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Round Nesting Ramekins

Judy Jackson Stoneware

Round Nesting Ramekins

Food52, $95

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Outline Square Trivet

Ferm Living

Outline Square Trivet

2Modern, $30

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Soy-Free Rainbow Starfetti – Promo code: THEHELM15

Supernatural

Soy-Free Rainbow Starfetti – Promo code: THEHELM15

Supernatural Kitchen, $8

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Porcelain Round Tagine

Eurita

Porcelain Round Tagine

Wayfair, $90

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Maple Syrup

ILĀ

Maple Syrup

Need Supply Co., $28

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Turmeric Tonic

Golde

Turmeric Tonic

Free People, $26

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Classic Stone Servers

Dinosaur Designs

Classic Stone Servers

Moda Operandi, $125

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Universal Salt

Jennifer Fisher

Universal Salt

Jennifer Fisher Jewelry, $12

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Handwoven Half-Boxy Apron

SIN

Handwoven Half-Boxy Apron

Food52, $98

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