Finnish kitchens come in all shapes and sizes, but if you look hard enough you’ll doubtless find a few common things in each. Don’t believe us? Scroll down to see 9 things we guarantee you’ll find in every Finnish kitchen.
1. A dish-draining cupboard
These handy cupboards are a Finnish invention that make doing dishes quick and simple. Just wash your dishes, put them in the cupboard so they can dry, and any excess water drips into the sink. Genius!
2. Moomin mugs
Every Finnish household has at least one of these collectibles.
3. A plastic bag collection
Plastic bags aren’t free in Finland. Why would we throw them away? Better to stash them for later use.
4. A little coffee
Three or four bags should do it for the week.
5. Fiskars scissors
We bet they’re in the top drawer, too.
6. Cardamom for baking
Many delicious Finnish treats have cardamom in them.
7. A freezer full of wild berries
Hand-picked during the summer, of course.
8. Tons of things from Ikea
Utensils, pans, dish towels, and probably even the table are Ikea because it’s so cheap and easy.
9. … and one thing from Marimekko
Classic but pricey.
What did we leave out? Let us know in the comments below!