Kitchen Essentials

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We help you to source kitchen essentials which are healthy solutions for your home. If safety is a priority for you, and creating a healthy kitchen is at the top of your list, let us show you how. Your list should include everything from non-toxic cookware, juicers or blenders to plates and cutlery. Our goal is to help you to make informed choices about what cookware and other kitchen items to get rid of, and what non-toxic ones to buy. If you’re all about naturally-inspired living, then look no further.

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Safe Kitchen Essentials

Choose safe kitchen essentials made from non-toxic materials like cast iron, carbon steel, ceramic, porcelain enamel, glass and stoneware. These materials have health benefits, so, use them for cooking and for serving your food on.
If you're going to take the time to source and create healthy meals, it makes sense to cook them in the right kind of vessels. However, many of us still use conventional non-stick coated cookware containing Teflon, PTFE and PFOA. Other conventional cookware also includes items made of aluminium and copper. Non-stick cookware contains perfluorooctanoic acid, a dangerous chemical that leaches into your food. Copper and nickel are toxic heavy metals which are found in copper cookware. This also leaches into food.

We urge you to buy kitchen essentials that are top of the line for safety. The cookware that we recommend boasts superior cooking performance and sustainability. Read more about the other benefits below.

Other Kitchen Essentials
  • Bamboo Steamers: natural, quick and healthy way to cook, easy-to-use, lock in nutrients/vitamins/ minerals and save energy.
    If you’re after low-tech, the bamboo steamer is perfect for creating delicious and nutritious meals in no time at all. Bamboo steamers will also retain the shape and colour of your food.
  • Juicers & blenders: enable you to consume more vegetables and fruit, juicing separates the juice from the fibre, great for detoxing and dieting, supports your brain health, helps keep your body.
    Why not make juicing or blending part of your wellness journey? Juicing and blending are beneficial practices. Juicing is probably better if you have a weak digestive system though. It separates the pulp (insoluble fibre), which will then enable you to absorb the nutrients more easily. If you use a juicer you will still get the soluble fibre though. So, it doesn't matter which one you choose, they both can help you to dramatically increase your fruit and vegetable consumption.
Safe Cookware Benefits
  • Cast Iron Cookware: natural, tough, safe, extremely durable, inexpensive, easy to maintain, heats food evenly and produces a great grill taste.
  • Stoneware: safe, toxin-free, durable, keeps food warm for a long time, dishwasher safe, very easy to maintain/clean and cost-effective. You can also store it in the fridge or freezer.
  • Ceramic Cookware: easy to use and clean, no toxic fumes, doesn't leach, even heat distribution, doesn't crack under high temperatures, it’s durable and it looks great.
  • Tempered Glass Cookware: very durable, safe, no leaching of chemicals, it doesn't stain, it’s dishwasher safe, you can cook/bake at high temperatures and freeze, refrigerate and serve in the same glass vessel.
  • Stainless Steel Cookware: safe, durable, heats quickly, uses less energy, cooks food evenly, it's inexpensive and dishwasher safe.

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Healthy Cookware Guide

The Best Safe Kitchen Essentials

Cast iron cookware - It’s natural and people have been using it for thousands of years. It’s safe, tough, heavy and extremely durable. What’s more, it’s inexpensive and so easy to maintain. With a synthetic-free non-stick coating, what more could you ask for? Research has shown that the use of cast iron cookware can impact the level of iron in your food. Seasoned iron will cook your food fabulously. It will heat your food evenly and give it that great grill taste!
Ceramic Cookware - Although the cookware, plates and tableware are more expensive, it’ll be money well spent. You’ll find it easy to cook with and clean. It doesn't emit any toxic fumes and it certainly won’t leach any heavy metal into your food. You can safely use it in the oven, on top of your stove and even on the barbecue.
Tempered Glass Cookware - This is so durable and great for cooking or baking at high temperatures. When you've finished cooking in it, you can safely store it in your fridge. Be sure to buy lead-free tempered glass cookware.
Stainless Steel Cookware - It's safe, durable and heats quickly, so, you’ll end up using less energy. Your food will cook evenly, it’s relatively inexpensive and dishwasher safe. Your food shouldn't stick when you’re cooking either, so long as you use of oil and season your pans first.