Building your vegan kitchen for everyday cooking and baking? From cookware to appliances, these vegan kitchen essentials will get you started.
A good chefs knife is all you really need for the majority of your recipes.
It doesn't need to be expensive either—you can get a well-made chef's knife for $15-20.
if you're following recipes, learning to cook, or love baking, measuring cups and spoons are important!
A big wooden cutting board for slicing fruit, veggies, bread, and meat alternatives is essential.
Once you go cast iron, it'll be your go-to pan!
Cast iron is excellent for sautéing, pan frying, stir frying, and getting a nice crispy edge on your tofu, seitan, and veggies.
Even if you're not a baker, baking sheets are great for roasting vegetables and potatoes, making baked tofu, and baking bread.
I do most of my everyday cooking in a medium saucepan with a strainer lid
A Microplane grater is so useful for zesting citrus, and grating garlic, fresh ginger, and spices.
If you do a lot of baking, you'll love how easy it is to grate lemon zest and fresh nutmeg.
Food processors are excellent for making smooth sauces, homemade hummus, pesto, and purees like pumpkin puree.
You need to press the water out of tofu before cooking for the best texture and flavor. Tofu presses make it quick and mess free,
Are you on team BlendTec or Vitamix?
If you like making the smoothest smoothies, or have delved into the world of making homemade sauces, vegan mayo, or vegan cashew cheese, a high-speed blender is a worthwhile investment.