Here’s a list of my favorite appliances and kitchen tools. If you order through these links I will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support! ♥, Kelly
Kitchen Appliances and Tools
|Blendtec Total Blender with WildSide Jar
I’ve been using BlendTec blender several times a day since 2007. I think it’s the best blender around. See a comparison video.
|Cuisinart Food Processor
I use my food processor constantly.
|Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
This is the ice cream machine I have always used, just a updated model that comes in pretty colors.
|Benriner Turner Slicer
This hand-cranked spiralizer is great for turning zucchini and sweet potatoes into noodles. I think you get what you pay for with spiralizers. This one has stood the test of time for us.
|Cuisinart Hand Blender
I don’t use my emersion blender very often, but it’s a nice little tool.
This is the smaller, less expensive Excalibur dehydrator.
This is the dehydrator I used for 5 years before I dropped the base and broke it. I loved it and I need to replace it. Or switch to the Excalibur. Haven’t decided yet
|Size 40 Scoop
A scoop like this is fantastic for making regular-sized cookies, meatballs, etc. I use it every week.
These are the best for homemade almond milk, or any nut milk.
|BPA-Free Freezer Tray
I adore these ice cube trays. I’ve been using them for at least 6 years. I mainly freeze almond milk and pudding in them to use in smoothies and shakes. Don’t put the lids in the dishwasher and you’ll have these trays forever.
|BPA-Free Ice Pop Molds
We use these for pudding pops and fruit pops. You can also use popsicle sticks in place of the sticks they come with if you want a more rustic look. This company Tovolo has a lot of fun ice cream and ice pop molds. Just look around their “Sweet Treats” category on their website.
|LifeFactory glass sippy Bottle
Ginger is obsessed with her LifeFactory glass sippy bottle. It’s so much healthier than BPA-Free plastic bottles, and better for the environment. We’ve had the same one for going on 3 years now, and it’s fallen dozens of times without breaking.
|Now Designs Ecologie Bamboo Dinner Plates, Side Plates, and Bowls
These plates, bowls, and cups made from bamboo and rice are a great alternative to plastic. Amazon doesn’t seem to sell the cups, but I’ve seen them at stores like ACE and Target.
|Nut Milk Bag
You can use a cheesecloth to strain nut meal to make nut milks, but I prefer these nut milk bags.
|Stainless Steel Drinking Straws
Plastic drinking straws are a terrible waste, so I give my kids these stainless steel straws. We also tried these Dharma Decorative glass straws. They’re cute, but not so great for kids (they dropped and broke them).
|Clean-Burning Soy Candles by Beanpod
A candle isn’t a necessary kitchen tool, but I just love having them once in a while. These soy-based candles are great because they are clean-burning. Traditional parafin wax candles are derived from petroleum and pollute the air in your house!