Before modern-day kitchen gadgets and appliances were invented, cooking was a lot simpler. People didn’t need an assortment of automated gadgets to cook dinner every day. They used basic hand crank kitchen tools that were surprisingly effective and durable, while also lasting decades.
In addition to their durability, these tools give off grid homeowners another perk. They require zero power draw on our off-grid battery system.
And even if power use doesn't concern you, hand crank kitchen tools often cost less than their automated counterparts. Plus they last much longer.
With that said, everyone should have a few of these basic tools in their homestead kitchen.
Start with these seven tools to lower your power usage and prepare your kitchen for any situation, power, or not.
Today most kitchen processes require electricity. Yet many people love the old-fashioned, homestead-style tools. They're useful and charming. A good choice when you're looking for practical farmhouse decor on a budget.
And for families like ours, who homestead off the grid, it makes sense to keep manual, non-electric options around.
These tools don't take up much space and could prove helpful when the power goes out. And if you just want to reduce your overall power consumption, why not try the old-fashioned way?
Do you have any favorite hand crank kitchen tools? Let us know in the comments below.