Continuing the love-fest for all things British, we reached out to our Brit friends to see what kitchen brands we may be missing out on. Fortunately, thanks to the wonders of the world wide web and international shipping, most British and European brands are fairly accessible Stateside. But there are a few that are pretty rare over here.
Here are the five brands that came up the most in our informal poll.
1. AGA Ranges
This is the iconic range in the United Kingdom, and the one brand every single friend mentioned. The oven is always on, unlike our U.S. ovens, which crank on and off. "It's an entirely different way of cooking!" declared one ex-pat in London. Plus, the squared-off design is just plain chic.
A purveyor of small appliances, a friend called the Dualit toaster an "iconic" addition to any UK kitchen. It's got that cute curve on one side and toast holes that run widthwise instead of lengthwise. You can find these in the States, but they're a British favorite.
Buy: Dualit NewGen 2-Slice Toaster, $240 at Sur la Table
Lakeland is a bakeware brand with all of the typically British pan shapes. We're talking Yorkshire pudding tins and pie plates that are oval-shaped, instead of round. Adorable, right?
4. Cath Kidston
Known for its whimsical floral designs, this lifestyle brand fills many a kitchen with cheerful prints on tea towels, oven mitts, aprons, and more. And they ship to the United States!
5. Mason Cash
The origins of this company can be traced back to an English pottery in 1800. This bowl design has been in production since 1901 and remains a classic in kitchens today. Fun fact: It also stars in Downton Abbey!
Buy: Mason Cash Mixing Bowls, from $12 at Bed Bath & Beyond
Any other British favorites you think we're missing out on? Leave them in the comments below!