Whether you’re a cooking newbie or enthusiast, equipping your vegan kitchen with the right tools will make your culinary experience easier, tastier, and a lot more fun, these are all items that I personally love using in my kitchen & I know you will too! 💚
💚Every item has earned at least a 4 or 5 carrot rating!
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What I love about this: There is good reason why KitchenAid Stand Mixers have been treasured items in kitchens for generations. With all of the amazing attachments and features, the sky is the limit with what you can create. They’re simply the most useful and versatile appliance EVER! And the prettiest too! Figuring out which gorgeous color to choose is the only tough decision you’ll encounter when buying one!
What I love about these: 100% cotton, super quality and ultra-absorbent I’ve washed mine a zillion times and they still look great. And they’re gingham. Hello.
What I love about this: Fresh green salads aren’t just for vegans, but boy do we love them! I learned long ago, the best way to keep lettuce crisp is to thoroughly wash and dry it, then store it in an airtight container or bag. When I was a kid, we would rinse our lettuce inside a mesh stainless steel basket and then swing it around, outdoors, in a 360 degree circle – like a fast-pitch softball pitcher. Makes my shoulder hurt just to think about it. Today, it’s so much easier, particularly with this awesome salad spinner. Easy to use and clean, you can even store your freshly washed greens in it.
What I love about these: They’re durable, easy to use, eco-friendly, AND they won’t end up in the ocean! I really appreciate the convenience of having the Tare weights on each bag, it makes it much easier at checkout. My veggies stay fresh & I feel good knowing I’m not harming the environment or sea life. Added benefit: You can use them for a lot more than storing produce!
What I love about this: You’ve got to trust a company that has been in business for more than 200 years, since the time of Napoleon’s reign in France. This is the same brand that built their reputation on creating bicycles and machinery, and later, autos. I bought my first Peugeot pepper mill more than 35 years ago & still use it every day. That’s a lot of grinds – you do the math. This new one has some really nice added features, including 6 grind options (Extra Fine – Extra Coarse) and it’s much easier to load than my old one. I love the classic shape and smooth satiny chocolate finish. Need a pepper mill? I suggest you get this one.
What I love about this: The petite size is just right for small batches & it’s so easy to use, without a lot of extra parts and pieces to deal with. It’s available in other colors, even pink!
What I love about this: Cooking just became a lot. less complicated & measuring a lot more accurate with this wonderful little food scale. Not only does it work great, it looks great (available in lots of colors) and is priced under $15. Plus, with more than 15,000 positive reviews on Amazon, this scale is worth its weight in gold!
What I love about this: First of all, they’re beautifully crafted in polished stainless steel. Secondly, and equally important, the tablespoon actually fits into every spice jar or tin I have in my cabinet. Plus, there’s 6 different sizes, including a ¾ and 1/8 teaspoon. Hint: Remove spoons from ring before washing in dishwasher.
What I love about these: The bar has now been raised with veggie peelers. This 3-piece set is exactly the design and quality you expect from OXO, but they’ve made them even better by including a serrated peeler, a swivel peeler, AND a julienne peeler. Stainless steel and dishwasher safe. The safety covers are such a smart idea. No more cut fingers while searching around in the utensil drawer! And those colors!
What I love about this: What a difference the right tool can make! I was really excited when I bought this & decided I would put it to the test, so I gathered a variety of ingredients I’d typically grate using different kitchen utensils. Well, this one tool has officially replaced the others. It creates perfect lemon or lime zest, beautifully shreds ginger, and finely grates nutmeg and hard vegan parmesan. The super sharp, well designed 18/8 stainless blade is made in the USA, is dishwasher safe, and comes with a protective cover. Did I mention it comes in 13 fabulous colors and has more than 1,700 5-star reviews?
What I love about these: Reusable, washable, biodegradable, super absorbent, & so much better than paper towels, plus, look at those adorable prints! There’s even a super cute kitty print for all of us crazy cat people.
What I love about this: My husband John is madly in love with this kitchen tool. He’s one of those people who really does his homework before making a buying decision, so when he went on a search for a mandoline, this is the one that spoke to him. Let me tell you, he’s so crazy about this slicer that he has demonstrated all of its remarkable features to several of our friends, more than once. I joke with him and tell him he could always get a side job doing product demonstrations at trade shows. With its variety of blades and 4 different slice thicknesses, you can count on perfect, precise slices every time! Just ask John.
What I love about this: Winner, winner, tofu dinner! The secret to preparing a great tofu dish is making sure to first drain the water from the tofu. I’ve tried many different techniques, each which required either too much effort or wasting a lot of paper towels. So, I went on a mission to find a great but super simple tofu press and voila! I found the EZ Tofu Press. I’ve had mine for years and it still looks and works like it did when it was new. It’s easy, quick, dishwasher safe, and made in the USA. Bet you’ll love tofu even more now!
What I love about this: Well, whoever came up with this design is a genius. No more guesswork when rolling out cookie dough or pie crust. Baking just got a whole lot easier!
What I love about this: You can instantly transform a tabletop or kitchen counter into a perfect surface for rolling pastry. With templates for every size pie plate, you can create a precision pie crust every time!
What I love about this: Every home cook needs at least one really good wooden spoon. A wellmade spoon can last for generations. I still use my mom’s big spoon she used to stir soups and sauces. The beauty about wood is it won’t scratch the interior of your enameled pots and pans. This particular spoon is beautifully crafted from olive wood and has an extra-long handle, perfect for those deep pots of soup.
What I love about this: When I create soups, stews, or chili, I always make really big batches, so I need a really big pot to handle all the ingredients without boiling over or burning on the bottom. One of the reasons I’m such a fan of cast iron cookware is the even heat distribution. Unlike thinner metal cookware, cast iron doesn’t get “hotspots” that scorch easily. Recently, I decided to invest in a new cast iron Dutch oven. I looked at several brands and checked out the reviews. This one consistently ranks at the top, right next to its very similar, but much pricier French competitor.
What I love about this: Everything! Before I bought my Vitamix, I found myself replacing worn-out blenders at least every two years. When I realized how much money I was spending buying new ones, I finally decided to get a Vitamix. Best decision ever. It’s my dream blender. We’ve been together for years now, and it is just as strong and good looking as the day I fell in love with it at the store.
What I love about this: Years ago, I was a tabletop buyer for a department store. I’ve always loved decorative serving ware and love having a variety of small bowls. These caught my eye immediately and are not only colorful & pretty but are the perfect size for individual servings of rice, desserts, dips, yogurt. Plus, they’re beautifully made and very durable.
What I love about this: The perfect replacement for plastic straws, I can’t think of a more earth-friendly way to enjoy sipping! They’re even dishwasher-safe!