Keys to The Kitchen was born in 1988, to nourish a need in the fast-growing Kennebunks for aspiring cooks that wanted a local shop for their cooking requirements. The store was founded by Dodie Phillips, along with her longtime colleague Daisy Arnold.
Opening next to Dodie’s husband Brian’s’ store, Port Hardware, on Route 35 in Lower Village, the shop is true to its name and sells items for use in everyday kitchens. Everything, in fact, but the kitchen sink! Keys to the Kitchen is stuffed with hundreds of gadgets to help make life in the kitchen a fun experience.
Today, not much has changed. We celebrated 25 years of being the heart of the home. We’ve become a mainstay to locals and tourists alike, and a friendly face for advice! Our very knowledgeable staff is ready to help with any cooking dilemma that comes your way. And, through much input over 2 decades, the store is even more packed with kitchen gadgets galore, linens for entertaining, American bakeware, rugs, a huge variety of cookbooks, and that hard-to-find hostess gift.
We are currently closed for the season.