Top 20 Minimalist Kitchen Essentials

This minimalist kitchen starter set was specifically designed to encourage making homemade meals. If you have the basic essentials at your fingertips, it’s the first step in helping to discourage that quick run to the local fast food restaurant or grabbing that canned soup from the grocery story. Making meals from scratch can be as simple as cutting up some vegetables to as complex as simmering chicken bones for a healthy and beneficial bone broth, which is actually not complex at all.Ā šŸ˜

Homemade meals don’t have to be complex. Fresh vegetable juice and/or a fruit smoothie for breakfast, a hearty meat and potatoes with more vegetables for lunch and a steaming bowl of oatmeal with nuts and raisins for supper are all simple and delicious homemade meals. If you’re hungry in between meals, grab some fresh fruit or vegetables to munch on throughout the day. I have a weekly meal plan video already available on my channel here:Ā WHAT WE EAT IN A WEEK. Those are just a few suggestions to get you started.

Below you will find a complete list (including the one item I forgot to put in the video) and as many links as I could find on where to purchase them. In some cases they won’t be the exact item because some of these products I’ve had for years and couldn’t find them online. If you have any questions about any of them, please let me know in the comments below! Thank you and have a super healthy and happy day!


1 / a single place setting (plate, bowl, fork, knife, spoon purchased locally)Ā  2 / stainless steel turnerĀ  3 / stainless steel serving spoonĀ  4 / chef knifeĀ  5 / steak knifeĀ  6 / cutting boardĀ  7 / 5.8 quart potĀ  8 / cast iron panĀ  9 / measuring spoon setĀ  10 / glass measuring cupĀ  11 / colanderĀ  12 / graterĀ  13 / peelerĀ  14 / glass bowl (for storage or mixing)Ā  15 / 32 oz. jarĀ  16 / 64 oz. jarĀ  17 / espresso makerĀ  18 / blenderĀ  19 / grain millĀ  20 / vegetable juicer

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  1. Laurie says:

    perfectly enough, you basically described our kitchen lol,, I sort of go with the less is more lol,, at least I try to convince my husband that,, he would have a tool for everything …

  2. Melissa Lynn Harnish says:

    Love you all

  3. Julie Howard says:

    Absolutely loved this blog post and video. I totally agree with this simple kitchen (coming from a kitchen gadget person). Our kitchen, of course, is not minimal by any stretch of the imagination. We did, however, remove a lot from our kitchen yesterday but we are a far cry from minimalism. I tried to get rid of a number of knives but then we have the knives we need for when we butcher, just as an example. Could use a merry maid who would come over and just minimalize (not a word?) around here.
    haha My husband would hate it but I would love it. Cannot keep up with maximalism. (also not a word?) Thanks for all your joyful posts and videos. As you know, I love them.

  4. Gina says:

    Alton Brown used to always warn about tools that only had one use on his show Good Eats. I once had a tool that took the stem off the strawberry. It took up space in my drawer until I realized I could do the same thing with a grapefruit spoon! Multitasking tools are much better!

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