Anya’s Recommendations: Kitchen Equipment

Kitchen Equipment

Here are some pieces of equipment that I recommend. I use most of these personally. Just click on the image to buy from Amazon.

Blenders

Vitamix TNC

vitamix TNC total nutrition centre black blender raw food

A Vitamix is THE ultimate blender – every true foodies must-have. The TNC is the affordable option and has great power. Easily grinds up nuts into a super smooth cream and makes hot pumpkin soup.

Vitamix Professional 750

Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender 010337 stainless steel blender for raw vegan food

If you’re looking to get your blending up to the next level, then the Vitamix Professional series is the way to go! If you thought the TNC was a beast, then you’ll love this baby!

Blendtec Classic 575

Personally, I would always choose the Vitamix since the price difference isn’t that big, but the Blendtec is the next best blender, imo.

Nutribullet Pro 900

NutriBullet Pro 900 blender

This tiny little blender is great if you’re travelling or if you want something significantly cheaper. Of course, the quality won’t be the same, you’ll have “bits” in your smoothie, but good for beginner smoothies.

Food Processors

Breville Kitchen Wizz Pro

Breville / Sage Kitchen Wizz Pro Food Processor

The Breville (or Sage in the UK) Kitchen Wizz Pro is the ultimate food processor. For a full in-depth review (totally genuine, not sponsored), click here.

Kenwood FPM810

Kenwood FPM810 Multi-Pro Sense food processor

For a cheaper option, I would go for a Kenwood processor and blender in-one. It won’t be as sturdy as the Breville, but it will do most jobs. I’ve even made almond butter in this (veeeery slowly)

Dehydrators

Sedona Combo

Sedona Combo sd-p9150 Dehydrator for raw vegan food

This is my favourite dehydrator. There’s even a “raw” button that stops it from overheating, thus keeping your food full of living nutrients. You’ll need this to make my famous granola.

Excalibur with 26hr timer

Excalibur Food Dehydrator 9 tray, raw vegan food

For a slightly cheaper and very simple version, the Excalibur is pretty great. In fact, I think my Excalibur will outlive my Sedona! Definitely go for the 9-trays, you will regret getting a smaller one.

Excalibur FPTH0159

Excalibur FPTH0159 raw food dehydrator

This digital Excalibur is very different to its “basic” analog brother. Get this one if you want something more professional and sturdy, but be prepared for the price.

Knives

Shun

Shun knives are my weakness. Yes, they’re expensive, but once you cut something with a Shun, you won’t want anything else! There are many to choose from, here’s a starter set for most needs.

Victorinox Chef’s Knife

Victorinox chefs knife

This is a great 20cm knife and very affordable. Perfect for those just starting out. You won’t be disappointed.

Wüsthof classic set

Wüsthof CLASSIC Knife block

If you want to upgrade to a great set of knives, go for the Wüsthof classic set. They’re a pure joy to use and definitely worth the price.

Kyocera, ceramic

Kyocera FK Series White Ceramic 18cm Cooks Knife

If you’re into ceramic knives, then don’t get anything other than Kyocera. All others will break and stain, but these knives are awesome, I love my ceramics.

Other Accessories

Spatula

Spatulas are a must in every kitchen. Personally, I love these double-sided ones as it makes sauces easier to take out of the Vitamix.

OXO Mandoline Slicer

OXO Good Grips Chefs Mandoline Slicer

I just love the OXO mandoline. It’s super sharp and makes the perfect zucchini “lasagne” slices. Can adjust the size efficiently and can get them super thin, like these beetroot slices.

Spiralizer

A spiralizer is a fun bit of kit to have. If you want to make my delicious Pad Thai recipe, then you’ll need this.

Nut milk bag

LoveTree nut milk bag

This is essential if you want to make almond milk, cashew milk etc. Very simple to use.

0.6L Water bottle

It was always so hard for me to find a water bottle that I love, and this one’s my favourite!

350ml Water bottle

And here’s a smaller version, in case the big one doesn’t fit in your bag.

For Chocolatiers

Melanger / Stone Grinder

Surprisingly affordable and comfortable to use, this is an essential piece of equipment if you’ve got a small chocolate business. Also good for making nut butters and grinding up pulses.

Polycarbonate Moulds

If you’re looking to make chocolate professionally or even for yourself but want it to have the best look, then you’ll need polycarbonate moulds.

Digital Thermometer

KKmoon Professional Grade Non-Contact LCD IR Infrared Digital Thermometer Laser Point

Getting your chocolate to JUST the right temperature is ESSENTIAL. This thermo gun will let you test the temperature without touching the chocolate.

Steel Bowls

Sterline Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set of 4 w/ Lids, Non-Slip Mixing Bowls .75, 1.5, 3, & 5-Quarts w/ Measurement Displayed Inside, Small-Large Nesting Bowls, Cooking and Kitchen Essentials, Silver

Stainless steel bowls are great for bringing the temperature down of your chocolate, and these are non-slip and have lids – because anything related to chocolate must be sterile.

Healthy Products & Books

Supplements & Powders

Markus Europe unique health products, protein powders

High-quality vegan protein, vitamins & unique health products

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