Kitchen Essentials, gourmet kitchen store, has been a treat to the noses, taste buds and souls of shoppers alike at the City Mall since their launch in July 2013.
It was a combination of a long line of passion for cooking and the acknowledgment of a gap in the local market that led Becki Bryson, owner, to open the gadget-filled store.
“It hit me while I was Christmas shopping one year that there was no store like Kitchen Essentials between Fort Smith and Little Rock where you could buy everything in one place,” said Bryson.
Bryson credits the success of the store to employees she can trust and enjoy working around, Molly Hood and Tiffany Pritchett, and the customers who have become family.
With Christmas right around the corner Kitchen Essentials is preparing to knock your socks off with all kinds of deals and steals this holiday season. But they would also like to remind the community to shop local, not only with them, but with everyone in the City Mall. “It is nice to have a family in the other businesses here,” said Bryson.
To save you the trouble of picking out what to buy the people on your nice list, Becki has put together the top five things you need for the Christmas or Thanksgiving.
CAMERONS STOVETOP SMOKER
Cook and smoke your meats and vegetables on top of the stove in a minimal amount of time with Kitchen Essential’s best-selling item! Becki’s go-to dish with her smoker is pork tenderloin that can be cooked with the smoker in just 35 minutes.
COFFEES + CIDERS
With the temperatures dropping, it is time to bring out all of those smells of the season. One of the best being the coffees and ciders that come with fall and winter. With 24 flavors of whole beans sold by the half-pound and pound, there’s a flavor for everyone. Not to mention, Becki just got Aspen cider, the unofficial cider of holidays.
The name sells itself, but if you have never bought anything from this 90-year-old company they offer a lifetime warranty on the majority of their products. “With the Dutch oven, it is nearly impossible to burn something,” said Bryson. Brightly colored and the chosen cookware of many celebrity chefs, this brand packs a lot of punch and will help decorate your table with every use.
When carving your cooked-to-perfection turkeys the next few months, trust the job can be done with Wusthof knives, a German company with 200 years of business under their belt. Kitchen Essentials carries the classics and can order any other style you would like. When you stop in to check out the knives be sure to lay your eyes on the beautifully crafted cutting boards carried by Becki.
Adorn your pies with perfectly placed crust cut out by the seasonal cookie cutters from Kitchen Essentials!
BECKI’S FAVORITE ITEM: USA PANS
Commercial quality, silicone coated pans that can be used to cook both your turkey and your cookies. They come in many sizes and can keep up with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, as nothing that burns on them sticks!
Be sure to add your favorites to a wish list at the store!