Once you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease, you’ll find some things are just easier, safer and better when made at home. A few of the appliances that are staples in my kitchen are below.
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Cuisinart Programmable Bread Maker - So far, I prefer making gluten free bread at home rather than buying already made. It tastes more authentic in my opinion.
Aroma 8-Cup Digital Rice Cooker - Many rice cookers only allow for about 3 cups. I prefer extra for leftovers, casseroles, etc so I like the option to make more at one time.
Kitchenaid 250W Stand Mixer - Gluten free dough is a unique animal. Trying to manipulate it by hand is not something I’ve mastered.
Cuisinart Food Processor – Whipping up dips and sauces is a breeze and pretty fun with a food processor. This one holds 14 cups, but there are smaller versions depending on your needs.
Cast Iron Skillets - I love using my Grandma’s old cast iron skillets. Some things just brown better and have a great flavor when cooking in cast iron. Plus they can double for oven duty when finishing a dish in the oven. Of course they come in a variety of sizes. I tend to use my 12″ pan the most frequently. These skillets are amazing for making perfectly browned gluten free pancakes.
Toaster - Gluten free bread is just better toasted in my opinion. I prefer a 4-slice toaster as you can designate a gluten free side and a regular side if you wish. Or if it’s deemed completely gluten free, you can pop in enough bread or leftover gluten free pancakes to quickly feed the family in the morning.
Cookbook Stand - This will come in handy if you plan on trying new gluten free recipes from a cookbook. There are many different styles and price ranges, but keep in mind that it should be substantial and sturdy enough to hold a large cookbook without tipping over or forward.