3 Kitchen Utensils Every Whole30-er / Paleo-er Should Own

After completing the Whole30 challenge, I decided to share with you a few of the kitchen contraptions that helped me survive!

In no particular order: 

1. Mandolin Slicer

This was an interesting purchase, recommended by Leah of Naturally, Leah. It came in handy for making zoodles (zucchini / courgette noodles) which were the replacement for pasta in my life. The mandolin slicer also sliced plantain thin enough to make plantain crisps baked in the oven and sliced my cucumbers in a record time for my salads.

2. A Decent Frying Pan

A good pan is a life saver when you are pretty much cooking every meal, every day. This pan comes in most useful when making breakfast for one.

I’ve recently upgraded to one of Joe Wicks’ pans / skillets and it’s just beautiful – non stick (more so when you use oil – my favourite being coconut oil), perfect weight, a dash of colour and free of any harmful chemicals which usually make cookware non stick! It’s super easy and quick to clean which helps me get out the kitchen that little bit quicker. They’re available pretty cheap from Very.co.uk and also some exclusively pieces can be found at John Lewis.

3. 10 million in 1 blender

…just kidding! But my handheld blender has like 3 or 4 attachments! The blender in a jug is my favourite – it helps making guacamole a breeze.

It also comes with a whisk attachment and the hand blender is perfect for making soups. This one by Braun looks like a good (and reasonably priced) option.

What kitchen contraptions could you not live without?!

Elle 🙂 



  1. Elena Sonnino
    October 7, 2014 / 10:44

    I have a spiralizer that I could not live without – although I had not thought of using a mandolin slicer.

    • Elle Linton
      October 15, 2014 / 20:48

      Me niether! It works so perfectly though! Love it for slicing cucumber in salads too 🙂

  2. GiGi Eats Celebrities
    October 8, 2014 / 03:13

    I CANNOT for one second LIVE WITHOUT… MY OVEN ha ha ah! But I also cannot live without my skillet/ or a baking/broiling pan… And a KNIFE!! ha!

    • Elle Linton
      October 15, 2014 / 20:49

      hahahaha! life without our ovens is unthinkable! …I remember when I bought my favourite knife! life changing! 😀

    • Charlotte
      June 23, 2016 / 03:54

      I'm a bit like that too, 4 things that are necessities!Charlottethekitchen.site

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