I reach a fair bit of cooking demos and I’m glad to tell I don’t bring a lot of fancy health-cooking gizmos along. Just some simple, affordable basics. It’s best to pin afterward natural materials- wood, bamboo, glass and ceramic/stone. Not without help are they more natural and risk less contamination to your foods, but they lend more natural beauty to your kitchen as well.
So what are some of the essential wholesome eating kitchen tools that I recommend, that most anyone can afford?
Wooden or bamboo critical boards- avoid plastic and synthetics. I in imitation of having a little board designated for onions and garlic, and a larger board for fruits and veggies. Alternatively you could mark one side of a board for onions/garlic and the additional side for fruits/veggies.
Bamboo cooking utensils- quite inexpensive, easy to tidy and for that reason handsome in the kitchen!
A large chef’s knife- great for critical onions and large fruits and veggies. Mine isn’t everything fancy- just from a department store. most likely a $75.00 knife is worth it, but I just can’t bring myself to make the investment to locate out.
Smaller serrated and paring knifes- for mordant fruit and veggies
Vegetable peeler- theOXO brand peeler is great.
A garlic press- I love my Pampered cook garlic press.
Glass or ceramic mixing bowls- don’t interact later the ingredients in the bowl.
Glass measuring pitchers- a 2 mug and a 4 cup. These are really within reach for measuring ingredients, for measuring water and to use later mixing up little amounts of ingredients or the damp ingredients for a recipe.
Measuring cups and spoons- in general, I don’t when any fancy measuring tools- especially not the malleable measuring cups and spoons. They might be available to use, but can be miserable to clean. I keep two sets of measuring cups benefit two to three sets of measuring spoons in surgically remove little bins in a drawer at my island (where I complete most of my food prep). I toss the « 1/2 Tbsp. » proceedings (they understand occurring express and are used fittingly infrequently).
Glass canning jars (1/2 pint for drinking, pint for drinking and storage and quart-size for storage and sprouting)
Spoonula- for that reason clear for mixing and scraping. This is the unaccompanied silicone tool I use (I’ll probably persuade myself out of using it soon).
Salad spinner- a little pricier purchase, but enormously Kitchen Sink for you it if you’re going to be preparing salads regularly. I suggest the OXO brand.
Baking stones- a little bit of a splurge here. These are not the cheapest items, but are a wholesome complement to your kitchen and allow for simple clean-up. Check online and at yardsales for good buys on these.
And, last but not least, one of my favorites: the push-up measuring cup! This is good for oily or sticky ingredients (nut butters, coconut oil, honey, molasses, etc.). You usefully charisma the inner cup down to the marking for the amount you desire, amass the then again messy ingredient and then push the inner liner from the bottom. No scooping and scraping out of a normal cup. Also, you can continue to reuse it for more messy ingredients in the similar recipe without washing. And it cleans stirring easily in the dishwasher.