25 Kitchen Essentials Under 25 Dollars to help you properly equip your kitchen without breaking the bank.
We all know a plant-based diet makes for a healthier lifestyle. But, equipping your kitchen properly is important in helping you achieve and sustain that lifestyle. Cooking with crappy utensils or not having the right tools can be frustrating and discouraging.
I’m going to help ease your frustration and fears of equipping your kitchen. I’ve put together a list of what I consider to be essential kitchen “must-haves.” And, the good news? They’re all relatively cheap! All of these items are under 25 dollars.
Ready? Let’s SHOP!
25 Kitchen Essentials Under 25 Dollars
1. Mixing Bowls
A good set of mixing bowls is not only handy, but necessary. You’ll find yourself in need of a small or large mixing bowl more often than not – and this set covers both. I prefer plastic, especially if you have kids:) Check them out HERE!
2. Wooden Spoons
Wooden spoons are great because they are sturdy, durable and great and won’t damage your pans. It’s great to have an assortment of these. CHECK THEM OUT HERE!
3. Silicone Spatulas
These are great many levels. They’re great for cooking, baking and mixing. They’re also non-stick, heat resistant and won’t damage your nice non-stick cookware. Check them out HERE!
4. Wooden Cutting Board
A must-have for cutting fruits and veggies. And, it saves your counter tops. GET IT HERE!
5. Turner Spatula
I know it should go without saying, but you need one of these. And, I don’t recommend steel because it can damage your pans. Buy HERE!
6. Baking Pans
Good baking pans are essential for healthy, plant-based cooking. You’re going to be roasting and baking a lot. And, you want a pan that will hold up and get the job done. These are my personal favorites. PURCHASE HERE!
7. Silicone Baking Mats
I LOVE THESE silicone baking mats! They eliminate the need for oils, grease, sprays, aluminum foil, butter, and parchment paper. Game changer! Check them out!
8. 8-inch Square Cake Pans
These are great on a couple of levels because they are versatile. Use them for baking your favorite dessert, but also things like veggie meatloaves and other hearty dishes. They’re non-stick so you don’t have to use any oil. BUY NOW!
9. Muffin Tin
OK, this one is actually a little over $25 by .95 cents. I apologize. But, in good conscience I can only recommend what I believe to be the best and this one is my favorite. Everyone needs a good non-stick muffin tin. Because you JUST DO! Check it out!
10. Oven Mitts
I know it should go without saying, but most people just don’t realize how important it is to have GOOD oven mitts. Don’t you dare skimp on these. BUY HERE!
11. Veggie Peeler
Honestly, I never owned one of these until just a few years ago. But, I can tell you it’s an absolute game changer when it comes to saving both time and your fingers. BUY HERE!
12. Citrus Juicer
I LOVE this thing! Just like the veggie peeler, it’s a game changer. I hate squeezing lemons and dropping seeds in everything. A must have! CHECK IT OUT!
13. Fine Mesh Strainers
These are great on a couple of levels. Rinsing beans, salads, pasta, etc. and not having to worry about anything going down the drain. GET THEM HERE!
It’s pretty bush league for people to come over and see you mixing your pancakes with a fork. Don’t underestimate the importance of a good whisk. Check it out!
IF YOU DON’T BUY ANYTHING ELSE…GET THESE! If you have ever stuck your hand in a hot oven thinking you could flip your potatoes, you realize how important these things really are.
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16. Cookie Scoop
A cookie scoop is always one of those things you never buy because you’re convinced you don’t need it. Then, all the sudden you discover it’d be great to have one. So, just go ahead and get one…you’ll thank me later. And, you can use them for other things, not just for cookies. BUY HERE!
17. Pie Dish
Always have a good pie dish on hand. PURCHASE HERE!
18. Can Opener
Don’t skimp on a can opener. I LOVE this Pampered Chef Smooth Can Opener. It actually removes the lid without the sharp edges and has a little “grabber” that takes the lid off for you as well. GET THIS NOW!
19. Silicone Muffin Pan
I mentioned a muffin tin earlier, but this is a silicone muffin pan. You don’t have to worry about it ever rusting, getting bent, etc. GET ONE HERE!
20. Measuring Cups & Spoons
Measuring cups and spoons are a must unless you’re a math prodigy and instinctively see measurements in your head. These are cheap but durable and come as a set of measuring cups and spoons. Perfect of dry spices and flour. BUY THEM HERE!
21. Set of Liquid Measuring Cups
Having a good set of liquid measuring cups is vital to accurate cooking and baking. And, get a “set”, not just one. It will save you time and headaches. GET THESE HERE!
22. Round Cake Pans
Because not everyone wants a square cake. BUY THEM HERE!
23. Knife Set
Having a good set of knives is a must for your kitchen. REALLY good knives can be super expensive, but unless your a professional chef, a set like this is just fine. BUY HERE!
24. Box Grater
This OXO Good Grips Box Grater is a slicer and 3 graters in one compact tool. It also comes with a plastic container that attaches to the bottom to conveniently catch the grated bits. BUY HERE!
25. Pyrex Baking Dish With Cover
A baking dish is essential for any kitchen. And, one with a cover is even better. This will allow you to leave the uneaten portion of your dish in the container and save in the fridge for later. Less mess, less work, less stress. BUY HERE!
Well, there you have it. 25 Kitchen Essential Under 25 Dollars…I hope this has helped in some small way to show you that updating your kitchen with the proper tools doesn’t have to be overly expensive and complicated.