I know, kitchen items can be quite broad. I am referring to those items that you need to make a kitchen function in the home: items like cutlery, glasses and cooking equipment to name. Optional items would include blenders and food processors for example. Where is the best place in Sydney to buy those kitchen essentials?
I agree with you Justine, Victoria's Basement is brilliant.
IKEA is also really great for cheaper pieces i.e. plates, glasses, utensils, pans and trays. Also they have a lot of great ideas for fitting out smaller kitchens.
Brilliant. Definitely Victoria's Basement at the QVB. The range is so extensive - from creme brulee ramekins, to a set of drawers for your knives and forks. All necessary cutlery, crockery and cooking items can be found here for a great price. Peters at Kensington is popular too.
For electric items I usually just stick to Big W, Target or Kmart because you can get good brands for great prices. For smaller bits I like to check out some op shops like my local Vinnies - I've picked up some amazing oversized green wine glasses, a few teacup sets and even a marble mortar and pestle there for bargain prices. Homewares and gift stores can be fun for more decorative pieces as well, like The Storehouse at Mosman.
Ikea is great - it's dangerous that there's one so close by now! Their cutlery and crockery selection is cheap and chic, which I love. You can also buy an entire kitchen there... so why go anywhere else?
I love Peters of Kensington for all things that come from the kitchen, and if you check them out online you can usually score very good prices. There are also a lot of factory outlet type shops in and around Sydney, for example here in Alexandria we have a Sunbeam outlet on McEvoy St, and the prices are always great, usually giving you what you want in terms of appliances etc. If you're furnishing a whole place or even an entire room, throwing in small appliances such as blenders etc can work out to be a great deal as they usually give discounts at places like Bing Lee and Harvey Norman too. Worth considering in my opinion.