Archive for Kitchen Equipment

In My Kitchen…

If you are just starting the transition from store bought, processed foods to whole foods and cooking from scratch, don’t be overwhelmed by the list of equipment or the cost.  I didn’t start with all of these tools, but slowly acquired them over the years.  I am probably one of the few women who told their husband, and in fact in some cases pleaded with him, to buy me a kitchen appliance for my birthday, Valentine’s day or Christmas.  Personally, I think the old saying should be “A Vita-Mix is a girl’s best friend”.  As my husband likes to paraphrase from Toy Story, “You’re a sad, strange little woman.”

Be that as it may, I have slowly retired my inventory of inexpensive, disposable appliances from the local discount super-store and replaced them with stronger, higher quality and more durable (and yes, more expensive) tools.   In case you are wondering…yes, they really do make a big difference.  For example, a Vita-Mix blender is about three times as powerful as a typical retail kitchen blender.

Always use the right tool for the job…here are mine:

Vita-Mix Blender

Bosch Universal Mixer/Kitchen Machine

K-Tec Grain Grinder

Nutrimill Grain Grinder (replacing my K-Tec)

Cuisinart Food Processor

Excalibur Food Dehydrator

Omega Juicer

Saladacco Slicer – Coming Soon!

GE One-Touch Coffee Grinder (not for coffee)

Cuisinart coffee maker and Barista espresso machine:  Okay, these really just feed my coffee and mocha addictions…but I do use raw milk and cream, organic sugar or stevia, and my own homemade chocolate/cocoa.