Tools All Vegans Should Have In Their Kitchen
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Tools All Vegans Should Have In Their Kitchen

Nov 17, 2023

Spice up your vegan kitchen with these items.

Vegan cooking is more popular and celebrated than ever before. Hundreds of vegan cookbooks are now available to teach you how to cook everything from faux roasts for the holidays to gourmet French dishes. Then there are thousands of online recipes right at your fingertips.

No matter what you want to cook or bake, every vegan needs the right tools to make their time in the kitchen easier, more productive and more fun. Make sure your kitchen has these appliances and accessories for a good time making great vegan food.

Tofu Press

Long before there were seemingly limitless vegan convenience foods on the market, tofu was a staple in vegan kitchens. It's a delicious and versatile ingredient. You can use it in everything from stir-fry dishes to plant-based ice cream. Having a tofu press will enable you to prepare your tofu for use in many recipes and ensure the tofu optimally takes on the flavors it is cooked in. This tofu press by ToFuture works by removing excess water from a block of tofu. If you want, you can also use the press to create your own homemade tofu.

Ninja MEGA Kitchen System BL770

A blender is a must for any vegan kitchen, and the Ninja MEGA Kitchen System BL7702 does so much more. It empowers you to easily and quickly use it as an eight-cup food processor bowl. It can also be used for juicing and blending frozen drinks. Additionally, you can use it as a single-serve blender, utilizing its professional blender performance with a single-serve cup for easy creating mixed drinks on the go. Use it to make two pounds of dough in under 30 seconds. The device simplifies things in the kitchen and can save you a lot of time while making vegan essentials.

Architec Eco Smart Eco Marble Every-Day Cutting Board

Cutting boards are sometimes seen as the domain of chefs who are slicing and dicing meats and cheeses. However, chopping boards often get even more use in a vegan kitchen. For one thing, you don't have to get multiple chopping boards to make sure that you separate ingredients. Instead, choose one high-quality board and put it to work. The Architec EcoSmart Eco-Marble Cutting Board is 12-by-16-by-3/8 inches and looks like marble, but doesn't cost like it. It's so attractive that it can be double as a serving tray, too.

Cube Spice Rack

Whether you want to add flavor to a frozen meal or season a tofu scramble that you made from scratch, spices need to be within easy reach. In fact, all vegan kitchens should have a nice spice rack. Created for Macy's, the Martha Stewart Collection Cube Spice Rack contains many of the basic spices that are frequently used in plant-based cooking. These spices include celery salt, fennel seed, crushed mint, bay leaves, basil, chives, coriander, oregano, parsley, rosemary and sea salt. The set has 16 compact cubed jars arranged in a bamboo rack.

Adjustable Stainless Steel Mandoline Food Slicer

The adjustable stainless steel mandoline food slicer from the Gramercy Kitchen Company is a high-quality tool for safely slicing vegetables. It will help you easily prepare potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, onions and other vegetables. It has an adjustable blade dial to enable you to cut a variety of things without having to use accessories. In fact, you never will have to touch the blades, and the system comes with a blade guard as a safety precaution for when you store the slicer.

Wüsthof Gourmet 7-Piece Starter Block Set

The Wüsthof Gourmet 7-Piece Starter Block Set is a high-quality set of knives that's just right for a vegan kitchen. Every knife in the set was laser-cut from one piece of high-carbon stainless steel. The result is a knife with a sharp edge, and it is then tested to ensure that it is sharp and has the right cutting angle. This set comes with a paring knife for mincing garlic or coring veggies, a utility knife for slicing tomatoes and a serrated utility knife that works well on onions. The chef's knife can be used to chop, mince, slice or dice a wide array of veggies. The set also comes with a honing steel, kitchen shears and the nine-slot wood storage block.

OXO Stainless Steel Can Opener

No matter how much you may try to cook fresh meals from scratch without processed ingredients, most vegans need to rely on convenience foods sometimes. Keep an OXO Stainless Steel Can Opener on hand for opening vegan soups, sauces and other canned foods. This can opener from OXO International is designed with large, cushioned handles that will increase your grip and help you maximize the strength that's used for opening each can. Its sharp cutting wheel is made of stainless steel, and the high-quality opener is made to last for many years of use. As a plus, it also has a built-in bottle opener.

Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker

From plant-based enchilada casseroles to breaded mac and cashew cheese, vegan casseroles are typically delectable creations that don't take too much prep work. Having the 3.5-quart Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker on hand can take the guesswork out of a lot of convenient dinners. If you go to a lot of vegan potluck gatherings or otherwise often take dishes on the go, the cook and carry locking lid system is perfect for cooking the dish and then quickly taking it with you. The removable stoneware is oven-safe, too.

7-Speed Stand Mixer

With chickpea-based aquafaba empowering vegan bakers to design all kinds of spectacularly decorated cakes and plant-based cupcakes, vegan baking is in its prime. Be sure your kitchen is equipped to handle some fun vegan baking adventures by getting a stand mixer. Available in silver, black, blue and red, the Hamilton Beach 7-Speed Stand Mixer is a must-have tool for the vegan kitchen. Its mixing action covers all the batter in the bowl. The mixer includes a flat beater, dough book and whisk. Choose from seven speeds based on what you want to mix.

Epicurean Garlic Press

Garlic is a nutrient-rich staple of vegan cooking. Its distinct, delicious taste makes it a good ingredient for everything from pasta dishes to casseroles to pizza. So a good garlic press is essential for any vegan who's going to be cooking with it. The Kuhn Rikon Epicurean Garlic Press is made of stainless steel. It is easy to use since it has a lever that does most of the work. Use it to press either unpeeled or peeled garlic cloves.