The Best Kitchen Tools for Detoxing and Clean Cooking
Cookware, appliances, prep heroes, and pantry sets that make clean eating and cooking infinitely easier. They’re the pieces we lean on year-round, and they have a way of making our Annual New Year Detox a particularly joyful cooking endeavor.
Whether you’re meal prepping for the entire week or tackling your mise en place on the daily, better prep tools will make it more efficient and enjoyable.
Microplane Premium Classic Zester goop, $15SHOP NOW
Make this year the year you add fresh citrus zest to everything. It adds instant brightness. Try it in salad dressing, marinades, and salsa verde.
Zwilling Garlic Press goop, $30SHOP NOW
A garlic press is essentially a garlic enabler, and this one is the reason we’re taking liberties and adding extra cloves to every recipe.
Cuisipro Handheld Mandoline goop, $48SHOP NOW
The texture of uniformly thin sliced veggies is so satisfying—try using a mandoline for slaws, salads, and homemade pickles.
Epicurean Butcher’s Board goop, $70SHOP NOW
A good amount of space will make for safer knifework.
Rosti Mepal Margrethe Nested Mixing Bowl goop, $60SHOP NOW
That spout makes pouring pancake or waffle batter a no-mess affair.
Cuisipro Spiralizer Set goop, $12SHOP NOW
Anything can be a noodle with this handy gadget. Sweet potatoes, zucchini, even butternut squash. Bonus points for being easy to clean.
The pieces we reach for again and again: versatile, high performance, and easy to clean. (Are you sensing a theme with that last one? Less cleanup in 2022, please.)
goop Home Oval Roaster goop, $150SHOP NOW
This roaster has form and function—safe to use on the stove and in the oven, and pretty to bring to the table.
goop Home 5QT Covered Casserole goop, $150SHOP NOW
Don’t let the name fool you; this pot has uses well beyond casseroles. We love to use it to make big batches of bone broth, hearty stews, and savory oats.
Caraway Ceramic Cookware Set goop, $395SHOP NOW
A perfect Teflon-free all-rounder for your everyday cooking needs.
Nordic Ware Baking Sheet Set goop, $38SHOP NOW
Three words: Sheet. Pan. Dinners. It doesn’t get simpler or more delicious than that. (Also, all in one pan means minimal cleanup. And you know how we feel about cleanup.)
APPLIANCES THAT DO IT ALL
We rarely have the helping hand of an assistant or sous chef in the kitchen, but these appliances always come through with the assist when you need it.
Beast Health Beast Blender + Hydration System goop, $185SHOP NOW
The chicest blender set. If smoothies on the run are your style: The blender base conveniently doubles as a to-go cup.
Vitamix Vitamix Ascent Series 3500 Blender goop, $600SHOP NOW
The gold standard for most chefs, this blender can do it all: nut milk, smoothies, pesto, salad dressing, hummus, and soups, to name a few.
Vitamix 12-Cup Food Processor Attachment goop, $200SHOP NOW
If you’re hesitant about growing your appliance collection, adding a compatible attachment to an appliance you already own might be the way to go. If you’ve taken the Vitamix plunge, a food processor add-on is a smart move.
Smeg Hand Blender goop, $240SHOP NOW
For smaller tasks like dressings or for safely blending hot foods directly in the pot they’re cooking in.
CLEANING AND ORGANIZATIONAL TOOLS
The four words pro chefs live by: Clean as you go.
Ninjaplast Essential Home Bundle goop, $44SHOP NOW
Store your leftovers in these PVC- and BPA-free zip bags and plastic wrap.
Blisshaus x goop goop Essential Pantry Set goop, $335SHOP NOW
Switching over to these pretty glass jars has so many benefits. You can shop package-free at the bulk bins and reduce food waste in your home by being able to see what exactly you have on hand at a glance.
L’AVANT Collective Modern Essentials Bundle goop, $75SHOP NOW
Nontoxic plant-based cleaning products that smell lovely and are a pleasure to use. Even the packaging is beautiful.
Vitamix FoodCycler FC-50 goop, $400SHOP NOW
Small enough to live on your counter and strong enough to break down all your food scraps into odorless homemade fertilizer. Brilliant.
EXTRA CREDIT: A MODERN HOME GARDEN
Eating your greens is easier when you’re growing them at home.
Lettuce Grow The Farmstand goop, $547SHOP NOW
Great for both indoor and outdoor use: a self-watering and self-fertilizing vertical garden that can fit up to twenty-four plants—no soil needed.
Gardyn Gardyn Home Kit goop, $649SHOP NOW
Manage your high-tech garden via an app—it’s about as close to effortless gardening as it gets.
Hamama Microgreen Starter Kit goop, $39SHOP NOW
If you just want to dip your toes into the home garden world, this is a safe option. It’s not overly complicated, just a windowsill box and a two seed quilts to get you started. Microgreens are delicious and an easy addition to your favorite dishes.