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14 Kitchen Must-Have’s

There’s something romantic about a man that can buy you an Instant Pot for your 37th birthday and then say, “Choose anything you want and I’ll cook it for you.” I believe this is the best possible 2-for-1 deal. I was gifted an Instant Pot that I have been wanting for a long time to own AND my husband, Lenny (the Gluten Free Dad) made me an absolutely delicious chicken enchilada chili in under 45 minutes. Instant Pot for the win!

Even though small kitchen appliances, baking dishes and gadgets don’t typically get the biggest shriek of excitement… I can assure you that if you share this beautifully hand-curated kitchen guide with your husband, fiancé, family or really close friend that loves to buy you gifts, you may just have a kitchen full of amazing!

Plus, you’ll be getting the Clean Cuisine approved, non-toxic version which ensures you’re getting the most out of making delicious clean winter recipes.


14 Best Items for the Kitchen





the best non toxic baking ban

1. Rectangular Stone Baking Sheet

Here’s the deal: the absolute greenest baking pan would be a stoneware cookie sheet and we trust Pampered Chef has and their incredible line of unglazed stone cookware that we absolutely love.

We wrote an entire article with the 7 reasons why we believe in using unglazed stoneware. You can find that article here.

Purchase this Rectangular Stone Baking Sheet here.





thrive market

2. Thrive Market Membership

Christmas is coming and a 1-year membership could save you a lot of money when buying organic ingredients… and wine. Yes, they have wine too.

You will also get a $20 shopping credit when you purchase a Thrive Market Membership.

They offer 1 month, 3 month and 12 month memberships.

You can check out Thrive Market here.




Luvele Yogurt Maker

3. Luvele Yogurt Maker

My life (aka: my gut) has been forever changed since I began making my own yogurt. I’ve been dairy free for years, and finding a gut-friendly coconut yogurt in stores seemed like an impossible task.

I love this yogurt maker, because I can choose my own probiotics, recipe, and then ferment for 36 hours. Although we choose to stay dairy/lactose free, Luvele’s Yogurt Maker can be used for dairy, or non-dairy yogurt making!

It’s the perfect snack, and makes an incredible addition to smoothies!

You can find it here.

Also – BIG NEWS: we just found out that Luvele brand has a blender. Even though, yes, we absolutely love the Ninja listed below… if you’ve used their blender, we want to know all about it.





The Pampered Chef Garlic Press4. The Pampered Chef Garlic Press

There’s not one single better garlic press in the world than my trusty garlic press from Pampered Chef. I love learning about garlic and the different health benefits and the ways to use garlic in recipes.

Cleaning this thing is a breeze. That little brush you see — that pushes the extra garlic out of the press and the end of the brush has a scaper tool so you can scrape out the rest of it.

You can find it here.




Old Stone Oven Rectangular Pizza Stone

5. Old Stone Oven Rectangular Pizza Stone

We absolutely love this pizza stone.

Unlike ceramic cookware that can be used for any type of cooking, unglazed Stoneware is used mostly for baking.

Yes, unglazed… and the reason we want to make sure you note this because other stones may look prettier with their glazes, just keep it mind that the glaze typically includes lead. So, truthfully, it is best to choose raw, unglazed stoneware.

You can see the stone here.



Xtrema- Premium 100% Ceramic Cookware Traditions

6. Xtrema- Premium 100% Ceramic Cookware Traditions Skillet W/Lid | Organic, Green, All Natural, Microwave Safe, Dishwasher Safe- 7-Inch

When it comes to healthy cookware, lead-free ceramic is the way to go. And…when it comes to ceramic cookware and bakeware, Xtrema is the brand to trust. From the research we have done here at Clean Cuisine, Xtrema Cookware is truly the healthiest, greenest, and most beautiful cookware out there.

You can find this skillet here.




Ninja Professional Countertop Blender

7. Ninja Professional Countertop Blender

When Aimee’s husband (the Gluten Free Dad) was in college, he worked as a smoothie shop. This pretty much means he knows it all when it comes to smoothie-making and this Ninja that comes with a 72oz glass pitcher and 2 smoothie cups are the best $100 you can spend.

Without hesitation, this 1100watt (Yes, this is NOT the professional one. Save your money because honestly, the 1100 watt delivers all the power you need!) Ninja has the power to handle any blending in the kitchen.

You can see it here.




Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 5-1/2-Quart Round French (Dutch) Oven in Cherry Red

8. Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 5-1/2-Quart Round French (Dutch) Oven in Cherry Red

With this dutch over, you can start your main dishes  on the stove top and then slide it into the oven to finish. It also makes the best chili’s and now I’m hungry.

This is definitely a signature item for a well-used kitchen.

Yes, they are expensive. If you’re looking for a dutch oven for under $50, go with a Lodge brand.

You can find the cherry red dutch oven here.




Instant Pot Duo 60 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Maker, and Warmer, 6-QT, Stainless Steel/Black

9. Instant Pot Duo 60 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Maker, and Warmer, 6-QT, Stainless Steel/Black

Imagine delicious crockpot soups, stews, and meats, but minus about 8 hours.

This pressure cooker makes the most tender, savory stews, in a fraction of the time.

Oh, and it’s incredible to cook up some gut-healing bone broth!

You can get it here.




House Again Tea Ball Infuser & Cooking Infuser

10. House Again Tea Ball Infuser & Cooking Infuser

Some of my favorite tea’s are homemade, and cannot be bought prepackaged.

My go to tea to reduce inflammation is a whole ginger root tea with lemon and honey!  

You can find it here.




Cuisinart Smart Stick

11. Cuisinart Smart Stick

Here at Clean Cuisine we make a lot of soups and with the Cuisinart Smart Stick, you don’t have to dump your soup into a blender and then back again.

For less than $35, the Smart Stick will make our clean cuisine soups much easier to make at home.

You can see it here.




Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 Air Fryer, Toaster Oven, and Rotisserie Oven, 10 Quart

12. Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 Air Fryer, Toaster Oven, and Rotisserie Oven, 10 Quart

This air-fryer is multi-functional, and has a bake, roast, toast, broil, dehydrate and rotisserie option!

Ever since buying one, I’ve barely touched my stove!

From fried chicken, to personal desserts, this kitchen must have has got you covered!

There are 7 Programs: Air Fry, Rotisserie, Roast, Broil, Bake, Reheat, and Dehydrate.

You can get your own right here.




Pyrex Simply Store Glass Storage Starter Set

13. Pyrex Simply Store Glass Storage Starter Set

With all of the amazing recipes on our site, sometimes there are leftovers.

Of course, not in our house because our son is 12 and 5’9″ and my husband lifts daily and plays on two soccer teams.

However, if you’re going to have leftovers, use glass and bpa-free like our favorites from Pyrex.

You can find this set here.



14. High-Fired VitaClay 2-in-1 Rice N Slow Cooker in Clay Pot

If you are into clean eating and you don’t own one already, having a rice cooker can really make your life a whole lot easier. Not only do rice cookers prepare absolutely perfect rice every single time, they also cook every other whole grain to perfection (including quinoa, amaranth, millet, etc.)

With a lead-free and chemical-free clay pot insert, VitaClay is definitely our favorite brand of rice cooker.

You can find the rice cooker here.



Thank you for stopping by to see some of our kitchen favorites. Be sure to use the share icons at the top and the bottom of this page so you can send a copy to your husband, fiancé, family… or even your friends that may just want to add to your kitchen for you!


Madison + Aimee




Aimee Niedosik

Aimee loves to craft delicious, nutrient-dense recipes to share with her family and friends. While in remission from autoimmune diseases and underlying viruses, she still maintains an anti-inflammatory and anti-aging diet. Aimee is a Christian, website designer, autoimmune community leader and lives in North Carolina with her husband, 2 kids and 2 dogs.

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