Appliances for Plant Based Cooking

by Jill Dalton

These are the main appliances that I use in my kitchen almost every day and why.
Blendtec Professional 800
Crockpot 8 Qt programable crockpot
Quisinart 12 cup Food Processor

Victorinox Knife


My Blendtec blender is the appliance that gets used most in our household, probably about 10 times a day. I am super happy with it mostly for the silent case. These big powerful blenders are VERY noisy so the silent case really helps. It has blunt blades which makes it much safer to clean and it doesn’t chew up your spatula.

The Nutribullet is the second most used appliance in our home. My kids love to make personal smoothies and we also use it to make salad dressings and sauces. It is super easy to clean. Also, it is very affordable if you can’t afford a bigger blender. It is just as powerful as a regular sized blender.

I also enjoy using my Crockpot. It is really convenient to put either beans or soup ingredients in, turn on the timer and leave for the day. Having dinner ready when you get home is great when you are limited on time!

The spiralizer is just plain fun. It helps when you start having salad boredom . It allows you to use other vegetables that you would otherwise have to cook.

My Cuisinart gets used about every other day for making things like cookies, crusts for cheesecakes, or fudge!

AND last but not least you need a quality knife. I have gone through so many knives because I wasn’t willing to spend more than $10. Studies also show that it is safer to have a quality sharp knife because you are less likely to cut yourself. When your knife is dull you press down harder which makes it easier for your fruits or veggies to slip and you end up cutting your fingers. It is also proven that cutting onions with a really sharp knife makes your eyes water less because you are not mashing the cell walls of the onion which is what releases the gas that makes your eyes water!

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Lisa December 1, 2017 - 12:49 am

So what is the brand name of your knife?

Jill Dalton December 1, 2017 - 8:56 pm

It is a Victorinox.^225675118204-device^c-plaid^326386431726-sku^3135472-adType^PLA&gclid=Cj0KCQiAmITRBRCSARIsAEOZmr5Nq70Pk6Ch-Y4mrc-ye2IwxVWo2mXre8LVD75D8EEzNTjI-RzxCDMaAmHOEALw_wcB&cm_ite=[[PLA]%20-%20Manu%20Desk/Tab]

Pauline November 21, 2022 - 9:43 am

You use your Nutri bullet for dry ingredients, the instructions that came with mine says you have to always have to have liquid? It is the Nutri Bullet Pro

Jill Dalton November 23, 2022 - 8:08 am


Karen Barr December 9, 2017 - 9:41 pm

What is the brand of your mandolin slicer?

Jill Dalton December 10, 2017 - 2:38 am

It isn’t marked but I think I just got it at Target.

vincent klug January 30, 2018 - 3:09 am

Is that a Nutri Bullet PRO?

Jill Dalton January 30, 2018 - 3:26 pm


Tyron Rhome May 7, 2018 - 8:09 am

Best blog

Al Conti April 3, 2021 - 8:38 am

Hi Jill,
Do you plan to do an update on kitchen appliances and kitchen tools? My wife Sharon and I have been using our low end, “pre-WFPB diet” appliances and would like to upgrade. We are okay spending more for quality and capability but figuring out what to buy can be challenging. There is so much to choose from! Any advice is greatly appreciated.

And of course we’d like to thank you for helping us begin and continue our healthy WFPB diet!

Jill Dalton April 7, 2021 - 10:31 am

Hello Al,
Here is our Amazon store link that has a majority of the more important things that we use in our kitchen. Of course you don’t have to buy them through Amazon. It is just the easiest way to show you what we use.

Albert Conti April 7, 2021 - 2:21 pm

Thank you!

Lisa Nicolaysen November 17, 2022 - 5:23 pm

I can’t seem to find the hot plate burner you use on your show. I am going to have to use one for about 1 year while I transition to my new home.
Thank you

Jill Dalton November 19, 2022 - 12:10 pm

We just use it to film the show but I wouldn’t really suggest it. It isn’t great


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