Minimalist Kitchen Must Haves

March 13, 2018

Even though we are rustic minimalists, we still require many items to create delicious meals for our family. Typically when people think about minimalism, they think this is a person with very little belongings when it really has nothing to do with the number of items we own but how we spend our time. Minimalism is a way of life, and even we need to cook!

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Today, I wanted to take you into our kitchen to go through our minimalist kitchen must haves. We also try to limit our household waste and use as little plastic as possible, so some of these items are kind of important to make that all happen! Now, these are all items we actually own, right down to the model, and we love them! Check them out!

1. KitchenAid Mixer

We would be lost without our KitchenAid Mixer. Actually, we have been! When we moved from another province, we got rid of our stand mixer in a flash with a rash decision to make our load lighter. And boy, did we ever regret it!

We now have another, (Thanks hubs & Kat) and we use it stand mixer daily, for making bread, my famous Cranberry Orange Muffins to making the best mashed potatoes ever! And like most recipes we throw together, we only dirty the mixer bowl. One bowl recipes are amazing are are also great for RV living or tiny living! This is the exact KitchenAid Mixer we have!


We love our morning joe and with our Stainless Steel Pour Over Coffee Filter we can make it guilt free because it has a micro-mesh filter inside rather than using a paper filter each time. Our coffee making is pretty much sustainable because it is stainless steel! I doubt we will ever have to replace it, and this one comes with a coffee bag clip and scoop.

3. The Multi Usage Bakeware

Because we are tiny living, like to cook our meals out of our toaster oven, and try to reduce the use of plastic and trash, we use these Pyrex Bakeware Sets. We have the rectangle set, and a round set. Here is why I love them: they can be used for food storage in the fridge and have reusable lids (no plastic wrap!) , AND you can totally bake with them! The rectangle bakeware sets are perfect for brownies or chicken dinners!

4. The Toaster Oven!

We do all of our baking in the toaster oven because we live tiny, I'm even writing an eBook on cooking with a toaster oven. This is our exact toaster oven, which can fit a medium sized pizza in it because the back kind of bumps out (you have to see it to know what I'm saying..) We love it because it is our oven, our toaster, our microwave.

5. The Kettle

Having an electric kettle actually saves power because you don't need to wait for the stove to heat up, then the pot to heat up, then the water to heat up. It's usually faster to boil water with an electric kettle anyway!

This is it, other than the spoons and bowls, these are all our must-haves! Of course there is the Stainless Steel Ikea colander, nesting stainless steel bowls, measuring cups which are also stainless steel. I know, that's a lot of steel but it will last us a lifetime and it will never need to be replaced!

Thanks for reading!

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