Let’s face it, we all like to collect shiny new kitchen appliances. Whether they are big or small, kitchen appliances are a ubiquitous presence in every household. Some of us can go so far as to dedicate our whole kitchen to displaying various small kitchen appliances, many of which we seldom use.
Why might that be, you wonder? For some of us, the small kitchen appliances simply accumulated after the wedding. You may have even ended up with different versions of the same appliance and parting with wedding gifts given with the best of wishes might be more than you can emotionally handle. For others, collecting the latest in small kitchen
appliances might simply be a hobby. Still, others, end up accumulating small kitchen appliances in the hopes of an efficient cooking experience.
No matter which category you belong to, your kitchen should be your cooking haven and not a shrine for small kitchen appliances. Your small kitchen appliances should be just the right amount to suit your everyday culinary needs. Small kitchen appliances should be:
- a) Easy to operate;
- b) Durable;
- c) Used regularly
This last one is the key to selecting every piece of small kitchen appliances. Small kitchen appliances come in a range of prices and are designed for every level of cooking expertise. Don’t let yourself be seduced by glowing reviews of an appliance that is designed to be used by a Michelin star chef.
Selecting the small kitchen appliances that suit your needs best can be overwhelming. We have compiled a list of must-have small kitchen appliances to alleviate some of your confusion.
- Coffee Maker
In many households, the day does not really start until this appliance is turned on. Coffee makers come in as many varieties as there are coffee drinkers. When choosing a coffee maker, you must carefully consider not only your budget but also your preferences.
For those looking for a less costly coffeemaker, Cuisinart PerfecTemp DCC-2800 is the best performer on the market.
Whether you like hand blender or stand blender, the versatility of a blender makes is a necessity. From making smoothies to whipping up pureeing sauces, a blender is a great kitchen-aid. Ninja personal blender is great for making smoothies, is durable and doesn’t break the bank.
With features that include bagel settings, defrost, reheat, and bagel settings, Krups 2-slice the toaster has quickly become a user favorite. Not only is this model aesthetically designed it also produces evenly browned toast. Batch after batch. If you are looking for a four-slice model, we recommend Cuisinart toaster.
Just like blenders, mixers also come in various varieties. Whichever mixer you select, chances are that you will be using it for a long time so special attention should be given to durability. Kitchen Aid’s durable and versatile stand mixer is a personal favorite.
- Food Processor
Food processors come in handy when you need to chop up a large number of vegetables and fruits. Many food processors come with a variety of attachments and choosing the one that suits you best would depend on which assortment of attachments best suit your needs. We recommend the Breville Sous Chef.
- Slow Cooker
From sauteing vegetables to searing meat, slow cooker helps in the preparation of many dishes.
3-Quart Crock Pot is an excellent option for those looking for a smaller under-budget cooker. For those looking for digital programming options, we recommend the versatile Crock Pot 6-Quart Slow Cooker.
- Rice Cooker
If you are a rice lover, then Aroma Cool Rice Cooker is a must in your kitchen. Not only does it produces cooks rice without any prep time, it also produces perfectly cooked rice every time.
- Knife Sharpener
Whether you are a novice in the world of cooking or an expert, a knife sharpener is a must. From chopping vegetables to slicing meet, a sharp knife is crucial. We recommend
Chefs Choice Professional Knife Sharpener whose magnets hold the knives at the correct angle while sharpening your knives.
A microwave is the essential small kitchen appliance. Many kitchens suits come pre-equipped with this small kitchen appliance. They are not only easy to operate but also durable.
- Frying pans
From frying eggs to make French fries, frying pans are bound to make an appearance while preparing at least one meal of the day. Zwilling non-stick frying pans are affordable and produce a consistent cooking experience.