Do I need special cooking tools living a Paleo and/or Gluten-Free life style?

Hello to all,

This is a very good question. Do I have to buy new pots, pans, cutlery, etc.?

One word: NO

You can use all your favorite cooking utensils and your favorite pan from way back when :). There is no need to buy anything at all.

I still remember when the low fat wave hit, everybody I knew went out to buy the Foreman Grill – me included. Foreman Grill
It worked nicely. Did I use it? Yes, sometimes. Was it worth it? Honestly said: no, not really. I could have done the same grilling my food in the oven. But many of my friends loved it and are still using it.

All that said, I have added a few things I really like to my kitchen.

First, a cast iron pan. I do all my paleo cooking in my cast iron pan: chicken, steak, vegetables, frittata (recipe soon :)). I love that I can go from the stove top directly into the oven. And the pan is sooo easy to clean.

Paderno Slicer
Second, my favorite: a Vegetable/Fruit Spiralizer. This was the best invention to make pasta from vegetables. I had it for about 1.5 years and use it every week. Read my review here. It is really worth to have it for a paleo and/or gluten free life style.


Third, the NutriBullet. If you love to incorporate vegetable juices in your paleo life style that is the one NutriBullet
to get. I use it for juices, smoothies, grinding nuts, chopping onion, cheese…….. It is extremely versatile.

So, to answer the question “Do I need special cooking tools living a paleo and/or gluten free live style?” I would say: no. But it is nice to have some things like the spiralizer to make our lives easier.

As always, please feel free to comment and ask questions.


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  1. Spiralizer Fan

    Great choices, the spiralizer is a big part of my cooking these days.

    1. Karin (Post author)

      Mine too, just making zucchini pasta right now 🙂


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