Top 12 kitchen appliances for vegan food
Posted by IWantSunshine at 02/21/2014
Dehydrators, frozen dessert makers and others... Although a good knife can be enough for preparing nice vegan food, the below appliances could help a lot :-) Here is my list - please post yours, your comments, etc.
1) A quality food processor - for chopping and mixing food, preparing vegan fruity/nutty chocolate etc.
2) A quality blender - for preparing mixes, shakes, smoothies
3) A quality grater - for preparing salads etc
4) A quality slicer - for preparing salads etc; I have very good experience with the Selkin Borner V1 V
5) A quality dehydrator - for preparing dried fruits, snacks, biscuits etc.; I love the nine-tray Excallibur dehydrator; set the thermostat to 35C/95F and your food will be dried overnight while still remains raw!
6) A quality "frozen dessert maker" - my favourite is the Yonanas frozen dessert maker; just put frozen banana with frozen strawberry or other fruit into it, turn it on, and in a few minutes you have all-vegan ice cream; I would suggest buying the stronger pro version though
7) A quality steamer - for steaming vegetables
8) A quality "multicooker" - check out this link ( www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1500-Watt-Multi-
pt=UK_HGKitchen_SmallApp_RL&hash=item51b17d4e88 ) to see what I mean - it is so convenient, so much faster than your usual fireplace/grill, you can use it to cook, bake, fry, roast, even "grill" ... even without any oil added
9) A fridge with nice size freezer :-)
10) A quality "whole orange presser" - for quickly pressing oranges, lemons, grapefruits etc. - I like the semi-professional ones that make the job in one go as you pull down the arm/lever
11) A quality "whole fruit juicer" - for juicing various fruits; usually the larger and the more powerful the machine is the better
12) A "wheat grass juicer" - if you grow you own wheat grass this can be very useful
What do you think? What appliances do you use everyday? What appliances did you buy but never really use? Any more to the list? Any models and makes you prefer?
Great list, seems you like your kitchen appliances (which I can totally understand)
For me, it is the quality blender (Vitamix), the Juicer and the grater, other than that, cutting boards and knives go a long way to help me...
Fridge - actually I have 2 fridges instead of one.
Whole orange presser is great, but if you only want to juice one or two oranges, you spend more time cleaning than juicing ... so it's the simple plastic thingy for me that normally does the job.
I would add a quality can opener...
It is definitely the most used appliance in our kitchen (apart from the knives and cutting boards)
Redheaded Vegan04/02/2014 13:07:58
I also recommend that everyone have a couple of good, quality pressure cookers. I have Kuhn Rikon. They are pricey but, again, they aren't made in China. They are Made in Switzerland.
Manpans. These are the best pans on earth. They have a proprietary, water based seal that protects you from the aluminum and they are guaranteed for twenty years. They are also Made in the USA.
You will want a few juicers. I recommend mastication ones as they will extract your juice at the lowest rpm and this means a higher nutrient juice.
My favorite vertical juicers are Tribest Slowstar and Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer.
A couple of knives are good. I like the ceramic knives. Try to avoid the Chinese made ones and spend extra for the ones made in Japan.
Coffee Grinder is a must. You will use it for grinding herbs, seeds, etc.
One other thing that no one has mentioned. A water distiller. Most of the states in the U.S. fluoridate our water. This is involuntary poison. Pure Water Inc. make the best water distillers on earth and they come with a ten year warranty to back up that claim. Yes, it's more expensive then it's cheaper counterparts but it is 100% stainless steel and Made in the USA. If you're just one person go for the smaller one. I believe it's around $500. Trust me, it's worth saving for or putting on your wish list. If you have more then one person then look at Pure Water's sister line: Aqua Nui. They come with the same awesome warranty and have several configurations. Again, they are pricey but they're Made in the USA and Stainless Steel. Also, I use my distiller daily.
A raw foods guru who is huge on liquid raw food and smoothies mentioned that the Vitamix has so much horsepower that your body doesn't have to expend so much energy digesting the food. The machine does it for you. I'm going to save for the blender I think it's like giving a gift back to yourself.