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Favorite Eco Kitchen Items

  • Dec 5, 2010
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Sometimes being Eco-friendly in the kitchen just means avoiding plastic. When you go to other materials for your cooking and baking needs, everyone is better off. On top of my list are glass, stainless steel, and bamboo. I don't have all of these, but I dream of some!
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Emerson Creek Teapot
I use the Emerson Creek pottery large loaf pans about twice a week. The first one was sent to me for review, I loved it so much I bought another one so that I can make two loaves of bread at once. It makes a perfect crust and a perfectly baked bread! Great for banana bread. Ceramic with a non-toxic, Eco-friendly finish, as opposed to the toxic chemical non-stick coated loaf pans sold in most stores. It is also really easy to wash and has never chipped or broken even though I banged it a few times.
See the full review, "A natural alternative to toxic bakeware!".
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Reusable Shopping Bag
I was never a fan of plastic bags even before reusable ones became more mainstream. I guess that's because in Russia we've always used reusable ones, until the Soviet Union fell apart and the west infiltrated - then we were inundated with everything plastic and actually thought it was pretty cool, that is until we realized the bag can't hold much and your groceries fall out the bottom. ;)
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Citizenpip
Lunch in school, lunch at work, this Eco-friendly reusable lunch pack is great for anyone.
See the full review, "Packing a healthy lunch doesn't have to be hard!".
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Glass Dharma Glass Drinking Straws
Why keep throwing out plastic straws when you can have these beautiful ones? They're easy to wash and have a lifetime guarantee, they'll replace it if it breaks!
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Charlie's Soap
I use Charlie's for a lot of heavy duty kitchen cleaning, such as the stove and oven.
See the full review, "My laundry loves Charlie's Soap!".
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Kleen Kanteen Stainless Steel Wide Mouth Water Bottle
No plastic, no lining, no aluminum, just healthy stainless steel.
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flip and tumble 5-Pack Reusable Produce Bags
Now that we've got the grocery bags covered, why not get the reusable produce bags too? I don't have any and every time I'm at the store I remember I need to get some.
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Totally Bamboo Butcher Block 3 Prep Board Honey
I already have a large wood butcher block from IKEA, but if I could have a different one, that would be my first choice. Bamboo is sustainable and I love the design of the handy prep cups.
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Thirstystone Bamboo Coaster Set with Wood Holder
Likewise sustainable and have great reviews on Amazon!
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To-Go Ware 2-Tier Stainless Pyramid Lunch Box
We have the 3 tier version of this and I love packing my husband's lunch in this. Unlike plastic Tupperware, it is a safer material, doesn't discolor, warp, and washed easily.
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Sil-Eco Us Half Size Non-Stick Baking Liner
I'm not sure how safe silicone is, but safer than aluminum foil anyway. This would be on my wish list :)
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Kinetic Go Green GlassLock Square 31 Ounce 6Piece Set
Plastic no matter how safe, can leach chemicals into food. It also gives food a funky smell when stored in there too long. I'm all for glass or stainless containers. These stack well and are space saving.
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Bormioli Rocco Kufra Glass Jug with Ice Container
Safe for any beverages without chemicals in your juice, cocktail, or iced tea!
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Totally Bamboo Dish Rack
A great, long-lasting alternative to plastic or vinyl coated wire. Made from a sustainable material.
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Donvier 837409W 1-Quart Ice Cream Maker
Did you know that ice cream manufacturers do not need to disclose all ingredients? Some are considered 'standard practice' and are not listed on labels. They aren't natural either, chemicals. What to do? Make your own! I'm dreaming of one of these gadgets since my husband can't live without ice cream. No electricity needed!

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December 08, 2010
What an awesome list! I'll definitely have this list on me when I get a place of my own, ^_^
December 10, 2010
Thanks and you're welcome!
 
December 07, 2010
I remember making ice cream growing up. It was always more fun to eat, when you went through all the work of making it. No. 15 looks awesome! Cool list!
December 08, 2010
Thanks!
 
December 07, 2010
I love Bamboo in the kitchen- it can be used for anything and it's sustainable, win-win! I work with an all-natural cookie and ice cream company (Kicks Cookies and Ice Cream) and didn't know about others not listing all the ingredients or how many preservatives were used until I started working with them. But, making your own without electricity? That sounds like a fun activity to do with kids! Thanks for the list :)
December 07, 2010
You're welcome Sam! Yes, that's a perfect way to harness all that kid energy ;)
 
December 07, 2010
I had no idea that reusable produce bags existed but I love that! Every time I go grocery shopping, I feel so bad for so many wasted produce bags and wondered how sanitary it would be for me to bring in old produce bags, so this sounds like an awesome concept and option. I need to get those. Thanks for sharing this great list, Anastasia! :)
December 07, 2010
Welcome Debbie! I need to get some myself too.
 
December 07, 2010
wow! what a great list! Love # 10 and 13. Thanks for this!
December 07, 2010
You're welcome Will!
 
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