There are so many great ways to personalize your kitchen, creating a fresh, organized design that is warm and inviting and at the same time clutter-free. But as I am sure you will agree, the most important thing for your kitchen is to make sure it functions well and has all of the appliances you use on a regular basis to hand. Without the right appliances, making even the simplest of meals can take ages and that can be extremely frustrating and time-consuming.
This article has been designed to provide you with a handy guide listing the most important small appliances for your kitchen. Make sure you have got these appliances to ensure your kitchen is up and running smoothly in time for guests to visit!
A kettle is number one on our list as it is one of the most useful tools to get everything up and running speedily in the kitchen. If you are looking to kick start your pasta, make boiled potatoes or anything else, you will need a kettle to get everything going. With a kettle by your side, you will be able to start meals faster and as a result, get them finished quicker. Those hungry bellies will not be able to keep up with you!
Not only is a kettle great for starting meals, but it is also key for getting the day going. What would breakfast be without a steaming hot mug of coffee? Or a drizzly weekend evening without a cup of your favorite herbal tea? Why heat your water in pots on the stove when you could have the convenience of a kettle on your kitchen work surface? Hot beverages in a jiffy!
Number two on our list is the modern blender. Blenders come with such a wide range of options and functions that they can perform, but even the most basic blender out there will be ideal for making a delicious milkshake or smoothie. Are you looking for a way to get your five a day in before you get out of the door in the morning? And what about something tasty for the kids to sip on once they have come back from school? I am sure they will love rushing to the kitchen and gulping down a wild berry smoothie with a little banana and a couple of spoons of honey.
Blenders, like the one on this site have really come a long way, with some models giving you the option to make purees, knead dough, make nut butter and even make a hot soup! Who couldn’t do with a helping hand in the kitchen? So make sure you treat yourself to a modern blender with some of the most awesome features that will help you whizz together something scrumptious for the family to enjoy this weekend.
3. Slow Cooker
Weighing in at number three is the slow cooker – one of the most important kitchen appliances for those with busy schedules.
How do you like the sound of chopping your dinner ingredients, throwing them into the slow cooker and then coming back a few hours later to find dinner ready? That is what the slow cooker is all about. The great thing about this appliance is that it requires minimal babysitting, simply slide the food in, pop on the lid and forget about it! Check up on your food every few hours to see how it is getting on and add extra ingredients if the recipe requires.
Not only does a slow cooker mean you get to spend less time in the kitchen, but the long cooking process helps the food gather more flavor and also will make your food more succulent once it has finished. There is nothing better than fall off the bone lamb that melts in your mouth or even a family favorite pulled pork that is immensely tender and juicy. All of this and more await you on using a slow cooker to make your meals. Prepare yourself for the tastiest dinners you could imagine! Your family will not be able to get enough!
If you are looking for a way to get out of the door faster in the mornings, then your kitchen simply cannot be without a toaster. Toasters are essential for making speedy and delicious breakfasts. The nice thing about a toaster is that they are super easy to operate, even your kids will be able to get their own breakfast sorted in time to catch the school bus!
Do not despair! A toaster does far more than heat your bog-standard sandwich bread! There are plenty of smart toasters out there that provide the user with various browning settings, give you the option to reheat your bread, defrost it and even keep it warm! Some toasters come with extra-wide slots that are ideal for toasting artisan bread and also have a special bagel setting that will toast the bread only on one side.
Toasters have also become family friendly with some models boasting a cool-touch exterior. Most good models also come equipped with a crumb removal tray that makes the unit easier to clean. It has never been a better time to invest in a toaster with all of the modern features!
5. Other Important Small Appliances
Although the appliances listed above are the most important for a smooth running kitchen, there are also some other appliances that you should consider purchasing to complement your kitchen. Take a look at the list below.
- Waffle maker – make waffles faster than ever and with a timer that will tell you when they are ready!
- Microwave oven – heat up last night’s leftovers. A microwave is also essential for microwave popcorn! Did someone say stay at home movie night?
- Food processor – get meals prepared ready for cooking.
- Coffee maker – do you fancy that coffee shop freshly ground beans taste in the morning? Then treat yourself to a coffee maker!
- Mixer – get baking! A mixer will help you out with your dough, save yourself from all of the tiring kneading and whisking!