October 21, 2020

Eco-Friendly Cookware & More Green Kitchen Essentials to Stock Up On

Paul Patterson

In the kitchen, you allow your creative juices to flow freely. At the end of the day, you’re left with a mouthwatering result... and usually a tall stack of dishes. By arming yourself with a set of eco-friendly cookware, you can enjoy all the kitchen has to offer with only a fraction of the environmental impact!

Two people preparing dinner with eco-friendly cookware

From green frypans to sustainable detergent pods, there’s no shortage of useful, quality tools with which you can furnish your kitchen. In fact, you might be surprised at just how ingenious some of these green gadgets are.

Here are six green kitchen essentials to stock up on!

1. Stasher Reusable Plastic Bags

In 2019, more than 70 million Americans used between three and five plastic sandwich bags a week, and more than 30 million used between 10 and 20 bags. The majority of those bags ended up as waste. With Stasher bags, that simply isn’t the case.

Stasher Reusable Storage Bags allow you to store food safely and sustainably. Made of pure platinum silicone, they’re completely free of toxins and perfect for storing anything from pineapple chunks to leftover pizza. The best part? They’re totally microwave- and dishwasher-safe!

2. GreenPan Chatham Frypan

A pinnacle of eco-friendly cookware, the Chatham Frypan by GreenPan offers a uniquely functional and stylish cooking experience. Its signature Thermolon non-stick coating allows you to cook with less oil. It also heats the pan more quickly which saves time, energy, and money.

Additionally, the Chatham Frypan is made without any harmful chemicals so you can heat it without worrying about toxic fumes. These pans are dishwasher safe, too, so you can clean up is quick and easy.

3. Bamboo Cutting Boards by Totally Bamboo

Whether you’re trimming a cut of meat before searing it in a piece of eco-friendly cookware or simply slicing up a fruity afternoon snack, a bamboo cutting board is for you. With a variety of sizes and styles — including dishwasher-safe options — you can cover each of your slicing and dicing needs!

A bamboo cutting board with fresh produce
Image courtesy of Totally Bamboo

If you prefer a more decorative board, Totally Bamboo also offers a line of Destination Boards. These boast detailed maps of U.S. states, Canadian provinces, and more engraved onto fine bamboo cutting boards. Each Destination Board is sure to be a great gift or an intriguing conversation piece!

4. Dropps Dishwasher Detergent Pods

If you’re at all like me, when it comes time to clean your eco-friendly cookware, you’ll let out a heavy sigh. Fortunately, Dropps Dishwasher Detergent Pods will leave even the dirtiest of dishes sparkling clean — as long as they’re dishwasher-safe, of course.

Although these pods are tough on grease, Dropps is carefully formulated to protect even the finest crystal without etching. It’s all delivered right to your door in compostable packaging for less than 30 cents per load when you subscribe!

5. Reel Paper Bamboo Paper Towels

Reel Tree-Free Bamboo Paper Towels

In the heat of culinary passion, you’re bound to make a mess. When you do, you want a tough and absorbent paper towel in your arsenal. Bamboo paper towels are among the most resilient in the business.

Here at Reel Paper, we’ve recently launched a set of our own bamboo paper towels capable of cleaning up the toughest messes and stickiest spills. While they are currently sold out, you can sign up for the waitlist to be notified when they are back in stock. Join the waitlist.

6. The Original Food Huggers

Fresh produce is so good, but so often it goes bad before you can use it. Food Huggers solves that problem. These flexible silicone “lids” keep your perishables from drying out, so that you can continue to cook with your favorite fruits and veggies.

Food Huggers keeping an avocado fresh before it's tossed into a piece of eco-friendly cookware
Image courtesy of Food Huggers

Furthermore, Original Food Huggers fid a wide variety of fruits and veggies. However, they’ve also introduced more shapes and sizes to accommodate even more foodstuffs — like avocados and even aluminum cans!

Top Eco-Friendly Cookware & Kitchen Essentials

Whatever your favorite cuisine may be, there’s a green gadget to make your culinary journey more fun and interesting! The ingenuity behind these tools is truly astounding.

Perhaps you can even use some of these practical tools to prepare some great food you found at your local Farmers’ Market or grew in your own garden!

What’s your favorite green kitchen essential? Share this post on Facebook and let everyone know!

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