Having the most essential items in your kitchen will make life so much easier. While the kitchen world releases a new, exciting gadget every day, you don't need to buy them all. Instead, shop smart, looking for quality reusable kitchenware, like some of the examples listed below.
The eco-friendly attributes of bamboo are the primary reason bamboo kitchen utensils have become so popular among eco-conscious people. Besides being environmentally friendly, bamboo cookware is highly functional and pleasant to use. Bamboo reusable utensils are lightweight, 100% biodegradable, won't scratch non-stick finishes, and won't damage your finest cookware. Bamboo cookware is also very affordable.
Your kitchen should include a variety of bamboo plates (and other bamboo essentials). Bamboo has the strength of steel but is lightweight, naturally stain-resistant, and easy to clean. Because it is one of the most sustainable, non-toxic materials in the world, you can feel safe using it daily. Bamboo plates are perfect to use for kids' tableware, combining playful shapes with anti-microbial and anti-bacterial qualities.
kid-friendly bamboo plate with a suction base.
Food wraps provide a waste-free way to keep produce and other perishables fresh for a lot longer than toxic, plastic food bags and wraps. Food wraps are highly reusable - Just Wrap - Wash - Dry and Repeat. Wraps are available in a fun variety of colors and prints.
Reusable Wraps - Good for your food. Good for the earth.
Reusable Snack Bags
The reusable snack bags are a great alternative to single-use plastic versions. Investing in reusable snack or storage bags is more budget-friendly (and eco-friendly) than reusing traditional plastic baggies, given that they'll last a lot longer. You also won't need to worry about the plastic degrading. The simple act of switching to reusable snack bags can take the place of using hundreds of single-use plastic bags, reducing the amount that ends up in our oceans and landfills.
These reusable snack bags are Canadian-made, stain resistant and contain waterproof fabric. Great for nuts, cookies, veggies and more.
Reusable Dish Cloths
When you spill something in the kitchen or need to wipe something down, what do you reach for first? Probably paper towels. There's actually a more affordable, less-wasteful alternative - reusable dish cloths! They also do a much better job of cleaning up, soaking up messes like a sponge.
Whether you're a beginner or a pro, the items listed here are "must-haves" in a budget and eco-friendly kitchen.