Tool Library

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Tools to help with food self-sufficiency in the garden and kitchen

The Food Hub Tool Library offers a wide variety of culinary tools to help with food self-sufficiency in the garden and kitchen. Tools are available to all residents of Kaslo and RDCK area D (Ainsworth to Gerrard).

  • Tool rental period is 1 week

  • Suggested tool rental rate of $5-$10* sliding scale for most items (see exceptions in tool description)

*We aim to serve everyone. Tools also available on a pay-what-you-can basis.

To rent a tool contact the Kaslo Food Hub:

  • 250-353-7120
  • Basement of St. Andrew’s Hall, 500 4th St., Kaslo, BC
  • Open Tuesdays from 10am to 1pm

Rototiller—Tecumseh engine, 22” wide, rear-tine rototiller can help you loosen soil and prep your garden. Comes with instructions and a quick lesson from Patrick if you wish. (Suggested rental rate for this item is $20)


Seed Cleaning Screens—For the gardener. Six different screens in wood frames. Separate seed from chaff and up your seed-saving game.

Seed Cleaning Screens

Food Sealer—Preserve foods by vacuum-sealing. Great for preparing meals to take camping.

Food Sealer

Pressure Canner—All-American Pressure Cooker/Canner holds 19 pint jars or 7 quart jars at one time. Speeds the time involved in cooking or canning.

Pressure canner

Water-bath Canner—The most simple canner for home canned-goods. Comes with jar-lifting tongs.

Waterbath canner

Food Processor—Kenmore MultiPro Food Processor does it all! It’s a food processor, juicer, grinder and blender. Includes multiple size bowls,blender, whisk attachments, dough tool and different size disks for shredding, julienne and more.

Food processor

Dehydrator—The 9-rack Excalibur dehydrator allows you to dry lots of fruit, quickly. Also dries herbs, vegetables, fish, meats and jerky.

Excalibur dehydrator

Smoker—Big Chief Electric Smokehouse allows you to smoke, cure and preserve meat, fish, cheese, nuts and more. Comes with instructions and recipe book.


Electric Grain Mill—L’equip Nutrimill is a compact, table top flour mill that quickly grinds a wide variety of grains and beans.

Nutrimill grain mill

Apple Press—The Maximizer apple press and fruit crusher is ideal for juicing apples or grapes. Non-electric, manually operated grinder and fruit press. (Suggested rental rate for this item is $20)

Apple press

Breville Juicer—High quality centrifugal juicer handles fruits and vegetables. Choose juice or puree settings (where the pulp is not separated from the juice).

Breville juicer

Crock-Pot—This slow-cooker prepares your meal while you’re away so you can return home to delicious, hot food.

Crockpot slow cooker

Meat Grinder—Hand-crank meat grinder allows you to quickly grind meat in preparation for sausage making or just to enjoy as ground meat.

meat grinder

Kitchen in a Box—Short on kitchen items but want to process food? This box includes sauce pan, casserole pan, cookie sheets, stockpot, cutting boards, measuring cups, kitchen utensils, knives, graters and more.

Kitchen in a Box

Steam Juicer—The Mehu-Liisa stove-top juicer extracts juice from fruits and vegetables. Fruits with pits or stones do not need stones removed.

Steam juicer

Juicer/Grinder combo—The Omega Fruit and Vegetable Juicer is a masticating style juicer that extracts maximum juice from fruits and veg.  Can also be used for grinding grain into flour, or nuts and seeds into butters.

Omega juicer

Oil Press—Piteba Oil Expeller is a manually operated oil press for nuts and seeds. Make culinary oils from sunflower, walnut, mustard and more.

Oil Press

Electric Spice Mill—Quickly grinds spices for that marathon food processing weekend!

Spice mill

Thank you to our Tool Library funders:

  • Columbia Basin Trust

  • Province of BC

  • Individual Donors