Up Your Cooking Game with These Top 5 Sustainable Kitchen Tools
Looking for sustainable kitchen tools that add some cuteness to your kitchen? An entire world of artists and manufacturers is creating high-quality utensils, dinnerware, and accessories that trade in the use of plastic for more traditional eco-friendly materials. If you’re tired of opting for the same old plastic spatula, we’ve got you covered. Here at eveelife.com, we’ve done the research, so you don’t have to. We found recommendations from Domino Magazine and others and are excited to share with you some of our favorite adorable and sustainable kitchen finds.
Food for Thought for the Eco-Conscious Cook
When thinking about sustainability in the kitchen, it’s not just important to buy items made with eco-friendly materials like bamboo, glass, or wood. It’s also critical to reduce your food waste by making sure you’ve got the right equipment to keep food fresh. For many of the products we’ve curated, not only are the materials better for the environment, but they are also geared toward managing your food to reduce waste—a very noble goal. It’s true! Thoughtful meal prep and eating leftovers is an important part of a sustainable lifestyle. In the United States alone, we throw away about 130 million pounds of food each year. Not only is there a significant loss of water and resources caused by this waste, but all this food rotting in landfills ends up generating greenhouse gasses (GHG), including methane.
Keep reading to explore five of the great kitchen supplies we found to help you sustain your eco-friendly lifestyle.
1. Wooden Kitchen Tools by FOOD52
Five Two Wooden Spoons are a collection of five different spoons, each with a specialized purpose. Not only are these spoons super cute and functional, but they’re also made with teak from Thailand that has been grown and harvested sustainably by government-run farms. In this set, you get a classic mixing spoon, a dual-purpose spoon for mixing, stirring, and tasting, a slotted spoon for lifting food like boiled eggs and ravioli, a flat-edged spoon, and a spatula. Say goodbye to plastic tools and hello to eco-friendly stirrers and servers that are sure to be conversation starters.
2. Bamboo Measuring Cups by Ekobo
We’re a little obsessed with these sleek and multi-functional measuring cups from Ekobo. The bamboo fiber nested cups come with both metric and American measurements, and you can choose from a “Fresh” or “Chic” design in color combinations that include persimmon, off-white, lagoon (a vibrant blue color), black, stone, and lemon. They can be used as handy serving bowls for sauces and snacks. And the best part? These durable (though not unbreakable) cups are made to last with responsibly sourced bamboo fiber, a renewable resource, and 100% food-grade melamine binder.
3. Glass Storage Set by Pyrex
You can’t be a home cook without knowing about Pyrex. This classic must-have has stood the test of time, and you can find the perfect 10-piece storage set at William-Sonoma. We love that it’s made from glass, an environmentally friendly, chemical-free material that makes these containers easy to clean and durable. They’re perfect for storing leftovers, packing lunches, and even meal prep. Ditch those flimsy plastic storage sets that always end up with food stains and upgrade to this elegant option.
4. Reusable Storage Bags from Stasher
Single-use plastic bags are a major no-no so switching to reusable bags is a great move. Our friends at Domino can’t get enough of the Stasher bags. Just one of their bags replaces 260 single-use plastic bags annually. These come in a variety of sizes from half-gallon, quart, sandwich, snack, stand-up mini and mega, and more. They’ve also come out with a set of bowls that range in capacity from one to six cups. And with so many cute designs and colors available, you’ll want to add a few to your collection. Stashers use non-toxic silicone and are dishwasher safe. You can put them in the freezer, fridge, microwave, sous-vide, and oven. These are great resources for your zero-waste journey. Plus, Stasher gives 1% of all their sales each year to environmental nonprofits.
5. Food Huggers
Let’s keep the food storage train going with these very cute and clever Food Huggers. This particular set, exclusively sold by the MoMA Design Store, includes eight of the most popular different Food Huggers to help you store fruits, vegetables, and more without using plastic storage bags. Who hasn’t struggled with that leftover half an onion or lemon in the fridge? This is an ideal solution that allows you to cover and tightly seal food to keep it nice and fresh. This reusable design that comes in bold primary colors uses stretchy 100% BPA- and phthalate-free silicone. Best of all, it’s microwave- and dishwasher-safe.
We just had to include a few other selections that we know you’ll love. For replacing the copious amount of single-use paper towels that you use daily, consider cloth towels like the ones sold by GenerationMe or William Sonoma. Avoid the use of disposable coffee cups or plastic bottles and invest in some quality, durable drinkware. You can choose from the top-of-the-line, nearly indestructible Yeti collection that offers coffee mugs, tumblers, water bottles, and more. Or, if you’re a commuter always on the go, look into this collapsible 16-ounce coffee cup from Stojo. Made from food-grade silicon in a variety of colors, it also comes with a matching reusable straw. Finally, we’ve got a biodegradable dish soap from Mrs. Myers that isn’t just green. It’s also effective. It uses plant-derived degreasers and comes in a variety of delicious scents like apple cider, pear tree, or Iowa pine.
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By incorporating these adorable and sustainable kitchen gadgets into your home, you’ll not only be adding some cute accents to your space, but you’ll also be doing your part to reduce waste and protect the environment.
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By evee Life Contributor
Published January 4, 2023 8:50PM
Eveelife is an eco-oriented lifestyle platform that helps consumers make more purposeful choices about how they live and what they consume. We do it by curating content and products that help them make more conscious, carbon-free choices while amplifying their EV ownership experience.