The Best Kitchen Gadgets For A Healthy Gluten Free Paleo Kitchen

I'm often asked what are our best kitchen gadgets, I may have a bit of a reputation as a gadget queen you see!

Over the years I have tried and tested quite a range of kitchen gadgets, often having to choose lower end ones due to the constraints of a tight budget. 

We've gathered together a collection of our best kitchen gadgets - and show you what our dream kitchen would contain over at CreativelyPaleo.com

In my opinion, it is always best to buy the best you can afford, IF you think you are going to get a lot of use out of the item in question.

If you have a habit of being enthusiastic for a week or two, before leaving the gadget to gather dust, then try out a

budget model first, and if you use it all the time, upgrade to a better quality model when you can afford it. I may be speaking from experience here...

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My Top Ten Best Kitchen Gadgets

#1 George Foreman Grill

In the top spot for best kitchen gadgets is a new comer to our household, but I honestly don't know how I ever managed without it. As a rule I don't like non stick products, but with silicon kitchen tools to prevent the surface scratching you can't really go wrong with a George Foreman grill.

It's currently almost half the price I paid for it too!


If I had the counter space I would buy this one with the side griddle as it would be far better for cooking eggs with.

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#2 Immersion Blenders

2.  I've recently found out that what I have always referred to as *the whizzy thing* are actually known as immersion blenders! 

I have been using these little gadgets in various forms for over 20 years, and I would not be without one.

You can pick these up for under £5 in most supermarkets, but you will probably find that they will be made of plastic and warp in hot liquids like soup. (That's my experience anyway!) 

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My current version has detachable attachments which makes cleaning much easier and safer. Variable speeds are also incredibly useful, particularly when using the whisk attachment - think splattered ceilings!

#3 Dehydrator

I've owned a dehydrator for years, since the days of our experiments with raw veganism. It has really come into its own in the last 9 months, and particularly since I've been making my own sweet potato flour. I was surprised that I use it more for our paleo diet than we ever did whilst vegan! This one is very similar to the one I have, except it has the benefit of a variable temperature gauge.


If you have a little bit more money to spend then this is a better option than the first one as it also has a timer (very handy!) and I'm guessing that it will be made of a safer plastic material than the first one. 

My dream dehydrator would be an Excalibur dehydrator like this one. You guys in the US are so lucky! The prices are way better over there *jealous face*



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#4 Power Blender

I have a tornado power blender which I have had for a number of years. The one on the right is the closest thing I can find to it. I love my blender, it is great for making smoothies, pestos, hummus, sugar free jam, the list is endless really. It doesn't get as much use as the immersion blender, but it is definitely a best kitchen gadget being a total boon in the kitchen, it makes lighter work of blending less liquid items than the immersion blender does.


In my dreams I would have a vitamix. These are a very expensive item, but they are far more versatile than a standard blender, and would effectively take the place of several kitchen gadgets, so would prove to be economical over the longer term I think.

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#5 Mincer and Sausage Maker

A nifty little gadget that is brilliant for making your own burgers - our chicken burgers were made using our mincer, and if you fancy whipping up some sausages that you know will be more meat and less filler this is great.

We've always made the sausages without skins, but if you like skins they are available to buy to enable you to make a more traditional sausage.

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#6 Silicon Equipment 

I could wax lyrical about silicon kitchen equipment! It really does make life so much easier, and ti should probably feature much higher in out top ten best kitchen gadgets!

I really like the baking trays and dishes from Wellbake, and this set is excellent value for money. You can get cheaper versions, but my experience proves that it is false economy.


I made our popular lemon bundt cakes in these wellbake bundt cake moulds.

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Using measuring cups and spoons means that my recipes work well for my readers across the pond, and being made of silicon means that they don't hold on to much if any of the sticky ingredients like maple syrup or honey.


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#7 Nut and Seed Grinder

A grinder is really handy to have when you want to make your own sweet potato flour  or want to grind seeds (or nuts, we can't eat them though) for things like our pancakes and granola. This is the one I currently use, it's not perfect, and if I had the money I would replace it with the vitamix, but it does the job well enough.

It is a bit of a pain to clean, I use a pastry brush (not a silicon one as they are too bendy, you need something that is pretty unyielding) but I read a lot of reviews and this seemed to be the best of a bad bunch. 

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#8 Spiralizer

I have a traditional spiralizer which I use mostly to make courgettie spaghetti or zoodles with. In truth it takes up a lot of cupboard space and is something of a pain to use.


I am tempted to replace it with this.

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#9 Actifry

I can't wait to try this out to see how it works with our samosa recipe, and scotch eggs. I will let you know how I get on with it, but I honestly think it could be almost as life changing as the george foreman grill!

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#10 Juicer

I don't use my juicer much these days, but when we were dealing with my husband's cancer it was used on a daily basis. I need to get back into using it more than I do now. 

I did a lot of research before buying it and it doesn't just juice, you can use it to make seed oils, banana icecream, noodles, and much more. Oh. I've just read that it grinds too... erm... Off to experiement now!

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Well that rounds up our top ten best kitchen gadgets, we may add more as we think of them, so do check back regularly! We'd love to hear all about your best kitchen gadgets too, why not connect with us on facebook or twitter?


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