Have you thought about going off the grid but wondered about how you were ever going to cook? Or other basic food preparation? Well, wonder no more, here is a round-up of some of the most common needed off-grid kitchen appliances.
Off-Grid Kitchen Appliances, Basic and Not So-Basic
An ice crusher would be an amazing thing to have. We don’t even have an electric one, other than the one attached to our refrigerator. With my Hurricane and her love of frozen treats, I will probably need to invest in one of these! If for no other reason than on a camping trip. Having one of these and some flavored syrups will equal up to one happy Hurricane!
A hand crank meat grinder. I suppose it could be used for grains. I remember my mom using HER mom’s (I now own it!!) grinder for grinding up left over roasts and baked potatoes. She was making hash. I’ve also used one of these to grind up cooked soy beans. In order to make tofu.
Hand crank grain mill. This is more my style for when it comes to grinding grain. I want efficiency!
Food Preservation, Off-Grid Style
If purchasing one like this isn’t your cup of tea, how about making one? Check out these two dehydrator plans.
This one can be found at Mother Earth News
This one you can find at Instructables
One Last Thing
A non-electric clothes washing machine. While this doesn’t belong in the kitchen, it is certainly something that would be good to have on hand! I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t like washing clothes by hand. Give me a hand crank any day! Well, honestly, I’d be giving it to the kidlets to work!
No matter your reasons for wanting off-grid kitchen appliances. Whether it be for an electrical outage or for living without electricity for longer periods. Having some of these on hand is well worth your time!