You may find as you are spending some more time in the kitchen cooking your keto-friendly meals there will be some kitchen equipment that will make life easier. We have created a list of the equipment we use all the time when cooking, so you too can cook amazing keto meals.
We love having a range of sizes of these containers available for any meal prep we do and also for our packed lunches for work. They can go in the freezer and in the oven so are very versatile. Quite often when preparing dinner, I will make an additional cheesy cauliflower bake in a pyrex dish, and prior to baking pop the lid on and put it straight in the freezer. Then on a night when I have less time or can’t be bothered cooking I can grab it out take the lid off and pop it straight in the oven. I prefer storing and heating my food in glass over plastic due to the potential chemical exposure.
We love having glass jars to store our nuts and any baking ingredients like nut flours. It keeps your pantry tidy, ingredients fresh and everything easy to see and access. We also use them to store our homemade condiments and salad dressings in the fridge. We keep jars from tomato sauces etc and clean off the label and recycle them. I prefer storing everything in glass over plastic due to the potential chemical exposure.
A good knife set is an essential for any home cook. We recommend investing in a good set to assist with all your keto food prep.
A must have for any butter lover (like me)!
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We use our scales most days to measure out ingredients when following a recipe or for the purpose of tracking macros. Make sure yours allows you to tare and also switch to ounces for US recipes.
These are very popular for making bulletproof drinks, as you can then drink straight out of the blender cup. I have seen versions that chop veggies as well, which look handy.
Food processor/ Stick blender
We love our stick blender (which is like this one) as it is so versatile. You can use it to whizz up your bulletproof coffee and it is much less cleaning up compared to using a blender. The bowl attachment is so handy as it is a mini food processer, without taking up all the cupboard space of a traditional food processor.
Perfect for making zoodles or zughetti at home! We like this one.
We use ours to make bone broth year round and in winter to make stews and braises. So easy to be able to chuck all the ingredients in and switch it on in the morning and come home to dinner ready!
These appliances we have accumulated over time. We don’t recommend that you rush out and buy all of these things on day one. This is designed to give you an idea of things you may want to add as you progress with your keto lifestyle.
Now that you are more prepared in the kitchen, check out our ketogenic book resources list to see some of our favourite cookbooks.
Is there any essentials you have in your kitchen we may have missed? Let us know what your favourite kitchen essentials are in the comments.
Check out the other posts in our Keto Essentials series to help with stocking your pantry and grocery shopping –
- Keto Essentials: Kitchen Equipment
- Keto Essentials: Fridge
- Keto Essentials: Pantry
- Keto Essentials: Shopping Tips
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