Gluten-free Kitchen Tool Gift Guide

Gluten-free Kitchen Tool Gift Guide

Don’t let gluten-free cooking stand in your way of being a happy cook in the kitchen! Without the proper tools, going gluten-free can be frustrating. Having all the right tools and an organized kitchen is equivalent to being given a whole new lease on life. Not only does it reduce the time I spend cooking, but it also makes gluten-free cooking an enjoyable experience with a lot better results. And if that’s not enough, most of these tools will pay for themselves in a very short period of time. How, you ask? Read on.

  1. Pastry Brush: Finding a good quality pastry brush without the bristles falling out into your food is essential. I have both a classic wooden pastry brush and silicon brush for different purposes. The wooden pastry brushes with natural bristles are much easier to use if you want to brush gluten-free flour (powder). The fine natural bristles get the work done much better and quicker than the silicon or plastic ones.
  2. Wonder Mill: This is absolutely a must-have tool for your kitchen if you want to make your own gluten-free flour. Here is why: It’ll cost you $1.5/pound for homemade gluten -free flour vs. $3.0/pound and up for store-bought flour. The flour will be fresher and without any preservatives. You can leave out unwanted ingredients, such as xanthan and guar gum. Better yet, you can use it to mill legumes, such as chickpeas, lentils, soybeans, etc. and dried spices.
  3. Kitchen Scale: I received this kitchen scale as a review product from this company. I absolutely love it because it can handle up to 15 pounds in weight. The large digital readings and big weighing surface make it so easy to use. It has both gram and ounce scales, with the gram scale giving a more precise measurement.
  4. Airtight container: If you are making your own gluten-free flour from grains, these airtight containers are your best choice for storing the grains. These containers keep the grains dry and fresh.
  5. Rice cooker: Rice is the most consumed grain for our gluten-free family. In addition to rice, it also cooks millet, brown rice, and quinoa. It will make your gluten-free cooking much easier by taking care of itself after you add the rice and water.
  6. Timer: Having this handy little device is like magic. It will transform your old simple rice cooker or slow cooker into a deluxe programmable timed cooker. It’s very easy to use. You simply plug the cooker into it and set the start and stop time. The food is hot and cooked to perfection when you get home. How convenient!
  7. Cast-iron Skillet: When making flat bread or a small pizza crust, it’s important to place the prepared dough directly onto a hot pan to create a crispy bottom. Cast-iron skillet is your best choice. You can preheat it on a stovetop and then transfer it directly into the oven for baking. It maintains the heat evenly, giving you excellent results.
  8. Baking Mat: This set is so handy for baking. I use them for making kale chips, beet chips, cookies, and baked potatoes. They are easy to clean, and I don’t need to buy parchment paper anymore.
  9. Pressure Cooker: I use this on a daily basis. It’s fantastic for cooking legumes and grains. I also use it to make millet porridge for breakfast. It’s a big time and energy saver.
  10. Food processor: We had our food processor for almost 9 years and use it regularly. It is fantastic for chopping vegetables, making hummus, banana puree, etc.   You can’t go wrong buying this versatile tool.
  11. Mini chopper: I use this to grind cumin seeds, Sichuan peppercorn, and chili peppers. Occasionally I use it to chop garlic and ginger. It works much better than a coffee grinder. It’s much easier to clean as well.
  12. Turntables for spices: We received these as Christmas gifts last year, and we absolutely love them. It fits in a standard depth wall cupboard perfectly and organizes all my spice jars, making them all easily accessible.
  13. Popcorn Popper: Homemade popcorn is one of the best gluten-free snacks, especially for kids. Make your own, so you don’t have to worry about any preservatives and extra salt. It’s so easy to add your favorite flavors, such as chocolate, parmesan cheese, or garlic. My 3-year-old loves to watch the popcorn pop out from the machine, adding to the excitement.
  14. Vegetable Spiralizer: This is an amazing tool for make vegetable spaghetti. Not only can you make zucchini spaghetti, but also white potato, beet, and sweet potato. You’ll enjoy making your own plant-based, gluten-free spaghetti.

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