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The paleo kitchen of your dreams is equipped with what?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 01, 2012 at 6:34 PM

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen these days, and as I cook and read through recipes, I get ideas of utensils or appliances that would make my paleo experience simpler or just plain better, but I don't usually remember these things when it comes time to make a shopping list. Two things I know I want are:

  • a dishwasher! (not going to happen in the near future)
  • a mandoline

What would your dream paleo kitchen have?

27e79ef3308bb5f2d7bd04ee7eea7b79

(2038)

on April 02, 2012
at 08:53 PM

That sounds easier than using a knife to chop cabbage. Now I have something to ask for next Christmas. Thanks!

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

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on April 02, 2012
at 06:30 PM

i use it to slice or shred veggies for salads, primarily. you get beautifully even pieces, and it's soooo quick. i also use it to make veggie "spaghetti" out of zucchini or other squas. i love that thing!

2fd93e91bb14e641a2bac9c6033e84e2

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on April 02, 2012
at 06:19 PM

Love my stick blender! :) +1 for meat grinder, dehydrator, and root cellar- my 3 big wishes at the moment.

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

(3850)

on April 02, 2012
at 05:12 PM

Greenhouse - awesome

27e79ef3308bb5f2d7bd04ee7eea7b79

(2038)

on April 02, 2012
at 04:57 PM

What do you use a mandoline for? I've never thought I needed one and now I want to know what I'm missing.

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

(2178)

on April 02, 2012
at 01:38 PM

my stove is leany too. ughhhh!

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on April 02, 2012
at 08:29 AM

Hey, you stole my answer, I was going to say "floor drain".

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on April 02, 2012
at 06:25 AM

Thanks! Never thought to check a restaurant supply store for that.

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on April 01, 2012
at 10:57 PM

my mandoline is one of the most-used items in the kitchen! you can get them really cheap at restaurant supply stores.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on April 01, 2012
at 10:22 PM

+ 1 for freezers

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on April 01, 2012
at 10:21 PM

Very cool! I am mostly the same way...

4303a65967884e68bfae59817c227351

(1881)

on April 01, 2012
at 07:19 PM

That sounds fantastic! I love the simplicity.

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Bd614f091f0625dea86bad5791471f2d

(775)

on April 01, 2012
at 07:05 PM

A loincloth-clad man with dinner slung over his shoulders.

I don't think they make them anymore, though.

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44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on April 02, 2012
at 05:34 AM

Floor that you can wash with a waterhose :) Like in restaurants.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on April 02, 2012
at 08:29 AM

Hey, you stole my answer, I was going to say "floor drain".

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on April 01, 2012
at 08:25 PM

Funny, my cooking has gotten simpler since going Paleo. All I need these days is a good knife, cutting board, cast iron pan, silicon spatula and a single burner.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on April 01, 2012
at 10:21 PM

Very cool! I am mostly the same way...

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F80aaa96354eb749a8a5efdda3feba7d

on April 01, 2012
at 07:58 PM

I need like 5 freezers and at least 3 fridges.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on April 01, 2012
at 10:22 PM

+ 1 for freezers

4
65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on April 01, 2012
at 06:38 PM

My dream paleo kitchen would have a fire pit next to a clean stream... Preferrably full of wild fish.

4303a65967884e68bfae59817c227351

(1881)

on April 01, 2012
at 07:19 PM

That sounds fantastic! I love the simplicity.

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2a0f1afde303eadc422d015fc22f7512

(1118)

on April 01, 2012
at 10:16 PM

Food Processor

  • chops cauliflower for "rice"
  • purees cauliflower
  • make your own almond flour
  • make your own almond butter
  • shreds veggies like turnips for "fritters" with shredder attachment
  • throw lime juice, cilantro, tomatoes, red onion in and pulse for fresh salsa
  • make homemade mayo

Splatter Guard

  • I use this everyday to keep my stove clean from sauces and bacon splatters

A good chopping block

  • I use this everyday for cutting everything. It lives on the counter and gets washed with a cloth and waxed daily.

One good chefs knife

  • you can cut just about everything with 1 good sharp chefs knife. It will last a lifetime if you take care of it and a good knife takes a lot of the elbow grease work out of cooking by making chopping and cutting easier.

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A115b8aa3c375f10d5bde0c0d06b6143

on April 01, 2012
at 06:55 PM

Vitamix

Amazing food processor

2+ convection ovens (makes a huge difference IMO)

Slow cooker

Cast iron skillet

Biggest and most organized fridge ever

State-of-the-art bacon dispenser

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4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on April 01, 2012
at 06:40 PM

big dreams:

meat grinder/sausage maker

dehydrator

fancy-pants food processor

cool, dark cellar for storing root veggies/preserved veggies

grill

cast iron skillet

for now, i'll settle for a new blender stick ;-)

2fd93e91bb14e641a2bac9c6033e84e2

(1614)

on April 02, 2012
at 06:19 PM

Love my stick blender! :) +1 for meat grinder, dehydrator, and root cellar- my 3 big wishes at the moment.

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on April 02, 2012
at 12:07 PM

A wood-fired oven and grill, with a heavy duty skylight with side-curtains to prevent smoking up the house without using a noisy, power-sucking traditional restaurant hood vent. Viking Gas range, and a dual induction top as well for a total of 8 stove-eyes. One slow-cook oven with the capacity to hold a pair of turkeys or full-sized beef round roasts. One homemade glass Sous Vide rig with a bottom-drain and it's own water-supply- perpetually full of soft-boiled eggs. One double-wide fridge as well as a small "dorm" fridge below the main food prep island that is only used for storing vegetables.

Every surface is a 3"-thick maple cutting board. Every major food prep surface has a cut-away with a fitted container for compost scraps, as well as a cutaway for two ramekins - one full of a small cup of sawdust to sprinkle on the compost so I'm not forced to empty them after every meal, simply once per day, the other full of kosher sea salt.

Backdoor leads to an aquaponics greenhouse with a tilapia and crawfish tank, kale, purslane, peppers, and herbs are the veggies of choice in the greenhouse. Beyond that, a plot of hickory and apple trees routinely harvested for wood for the oven and grill. A bug-zapping trap allows insects to fly (and die) above the tilapia tank. The sump from the tilapia tank gets pumped into the crayfish tank, and that sump goes to a holding tank to remove ammonia, before it's circulated into the hydroponic veggies to eventually end up as clean water circulating back to the fish.

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on April 02, 2012
at 12:55 PM

I just want a non-lopsided stove and an oven that actually reads the correct temperature instead of being moody and doing what it feels like. Apartment living in NY FTW!

Oh! Wait! Seeing how I dropped my Kitchen Aid mixer a few weeks ago, a new one of those. Yes.

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

(2178)

on April 02, 2012
at 01:38 PM

my stove is leany too. ughhhh!

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7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

(5959)

on April 02, 2012
at 12:09 PM

After 18 years with a Kitchen-Aid gas cooktop that was a piece of junk from day one, I finally replaced it with a Viking gas cooktop. OMG! What a difference! The second smallest burner is hotter than the big burners on the old one. And, the electronic ignition actually works properly. Paleo or not, a high-end stove should be in the kitchen of anyone's dreams.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 02, 2012
at 06:51 AM

The paleo kitchen of your dreams is equipped with what?

A good woman.

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78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

on April 02, 2012
at 05:41 AM

Can I have some sort of indoor housing in my kitchen for pastured chickens to keep them safe from predators at night? If so, I'll go with that...I'd like a part of my kitchen closed off for my chickens (which don't exist, sadly) at night.

Oh, and I'd like to add-on a giant greenhouse as part of my kitchen.

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

(3850)

on April 02, 2012
at 05:12 PM

Greenhouse - awesome

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35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

(2485)

on April 02, 2012
at 04:51 PM

  • Food proccessor
  • Gas stove
  • Oven with both convection and dehydrating settings
  • Immersion blender
  • A set of really awesome knives
  • High quality meat slicer to make my own lunchmeat

I have all of the above except the meat slicer... it's on my amazon wishlist for the last birthday AND christmas, but my family haven't gotten the hint yet.

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Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

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on April 02, 2012
at 02:52 PM

We bought our new house -because- of the kitchen. Because of ONE item in the kitchen, actually... a 6-burner gas stove. No fancy stuff. No microwave, no dishwasher, no garbage disposal... just a nice counter for my cutting blocks, two HUGE sinks, a decent fridge with lots of room for meat and veggies, and the stove. (Oh.. and LOTS and LOTS of natural light!!!)

The only OTHER thing I want at this point is a dual-fuel grill with an outdoor, canvas, camping "kitchen"--one side to grill with charcoal, and another to put the pot of blanching water on to can foods from our garden. grins -- so my companion doesn't have a cow when I'm canning food about the mess in the kitchen.

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06c0ce9ada45c9680344e22e28b3960f

on April 02, 2012
at 11:57 AM

A super HOOD. To keep the meat smells at bay. My whole house smells like meat and fish...

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