5 Handy Kitchen Tools

Reader Contribution by Mother Earth Living Staff
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Photo courtesy ECOlunchbox

1. Lunch Love

Ditch disposable bags and plastic containers with the handy and stylish ECOlunchbox Three-in-One. Its stacking food containers and separate snack pod keep midday meals tidy and fresh, and the food-grade stainless steel container and plastic-free lid are dishwasher safe.

To Buy: $26


Photo courtesy Uncommon Goods

2. A Better Beverage

Avoid artificially flavored beverages and make your own infused waters and tasty drinks with this glass carafe, which makes a party-sized batch of infused water, cocktails or coolers. It also comes with plastic-free attachments for muddling, juicing and straining fruit.

To Buy: $40


Photo courtesy Pickle Pipe

3. Pickle Pal

The Pickle Pipe is a one-piece, reusable silicon fermentation airlock meant to simplify the fermentation process by eliminating the need for daily maintenance of fermentation jars. Able to screw on to any wide-mouth Mason jar, The Pickle Pipe’s design also makes it easy to clean, and allows for years of use.

To Buy: $22 for a set of three


Photo courtesy Abeego

4. Wrap Without Waste

Try this reusable plastic wrap alternative made from hemp and cotton fabric coated with beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil. Self-adhesive Abeego Flats can be used to cover dishes, wrap sandwiches and more.

To Buy: $18 for three (varying sizes) or a set of 6 small wraps


Photo courtesy Stasher

5. Bag It Up

Cut down on trash and save money with this reusable, plastic-free alternative to sandwich and freezer bags. Made of food-grade silicone, Stasher bags are freezable, microwavable and dishwasher-safe. The nonporous surface also inhibits bacterial growth, extending the life of leftovers.

To Buy: $12