When you start making more and more raw recipes, appliances become extremely important. Having some or all of the appliances mentioned below will help you with your health journey.  They are not necessary to start out raw but they will make the road less bumpy. 


I think a really good blender is the most versatile appliance for making raw recipes.  A blender like a Vitamix will blend almost anything smooth. A Vitamix is a huge investment but well worth it.  I used my tax refund  to buy mine and I got a refurbished one!


Processors come in all shapes and prices. There are seven, nine, eleven, and fourteen cup (probably more than that too!). If you were to make our banana bread recipe or carrot cake, a seven or nine cup would be kind of small and therefore processing in batches would be best. An eleven and fourteen cup processor would be best if you make a lot of raw recipes.


Having a fresh, great tasting glass of juice in the morning is the best way to start out the day, full of live enzymes and vitamins. There are masticating juicers and centrifugal juicers.  Masticating juicers are slower and usually produce dryer pulp.  They are better at juicing greens as well. I have an Omega and I can do several other things with my juicer.  I love to make sorbets with my juicer by using frozen fruit.  I just run frozen bananas through and it comes out like soft serve banana ice cream (topped with pistachios and maple syrup!). I would recommend doing your research, look at customer reviews and determine what would work best for you. 


A dehydrator can be an extremely handy appliance to help expand your raw menu.  You can make everything from bread to burgers with a dehydrator. You will need one with a temperature control and several trays. Silicone mats also are helpful for dehydrating cookies and burgers.


A spiralizer will make noodles out of vegetables.  Zucchini noodles are the most common, but you can use carrots, beets, sweet potatoes etc.  There are a lot of spiralizers to choose from, but you’ll want one that makes decent sized noodles.  The really cheap ones make noodles similar to angel hair pasta. 

Some of these appliances are definitely an investment that will take some time to save for. Make sure to do your research and check out the warranties offered.  If you partake in Craigslist, I have known a few people to buy and sell some of these on there.  Prepared to be as giddy as a school girl when you get your first appliance.  I am still in love with my Vitamix and I’ve had it for over a year now.