Being vegan comes with a need to be a little handy in the kitchen. Sure, there’s a vegan convenience option for everything, but for a balanced diet that doesn’t cost the Earth, it’s a great idea to embrace culinary creativity.
To help you get set up for success, we’ve got the lowdown on the five kitchen tools most recommended by vegan foodies:
1. A Good Set Of Pans
You’re going to be cooking up a storm in your kitchen, so you’re going to need pots and pans that can truly take the heat. Your sauces, your jus, your stews, curries, broths, paellas, pan pizzas, pancakes, and more will depend on it. Look for high-quality induction cookware that is designed to be durable, efficient, and easy to clean.
2. A Strong Blender
A top-quality blender is another important tool for a vegan kitchen. It’s your best friend for getting any extra vitamins in with a daily smoothie. We like to chuck any vitamins we take into the blender along with:
- A handful of spinach
- A thumb of peeled ginger
- A handful of frozen pineapple
- Two cored apples
- Two large bananas
- The juice of one lime
It’s the perfect warming, zingy and nutritious tummy cleanser to get your day off to a great start.
You can also use your blender to make creamy and delicious protein shakes, soups, and dairy-free milk alternatives. Buy the best you can afford and pay for the strong base, but don’t worry about any unnecessary accessories. It’s a
3. An Excellent Knife Set
Skip the endless fiddly spiralizers, blenders with multiple chopping parts, and other overly complex kitchen clutter, and instead invest in a fantastic knife set. Statistics suggest that cooking utensils like knives are the item over 50% of us are likely to purchase in the next year. That is because we need these important handheld tools to make kitchen magic.
Cutting all the veggies, splitting open fragrant garlic, bashing herbs, peeling juicy fruit – it all happens with a good knife set. Next time you’re in the market to invest in a new utensil for your vegan kitchen, make it a high-end knife, and your future self will thank you.
4. A Powerful Food Processor
Some of the most delicious vegan treats require the help of a good food processor. Hummus, pesto, seitan mix, wet banana bread mix, raw bar mix, soup – there’s a world of tasty treats to be made with this tool.
Just make sure that it is strong, and you’re paying for a good base processor rather than a cheaper one with all kinds of accessories that you probably won’t need. We love whipping up mouthwatering red pepper hummus with our trusty processor.
5. Kitchen Scales
When you go vegan, you never stop being creative and experimental with food. There’s something about veganism that opens up the floodgates for new tastes, flavors, and textures, and the desire for newness never really goes away after that. For that reason, having kitchen scales is really important.
To follow recipes properly, you need to be able to measure the ingredients out accurately. A good set of digital or top produce scale is an essential vegan foodie tool, and if they will be on display, get a colorful set! Stunning pastel and bold color scales will give you that important measuring facility whilst giving your kitchen some pizazz at the same time.
Fill your kitchen with the vegan tools we mentioned above, and have some fun creating your plant-based masterpieces!