9 Must-Have Kitchen Countertop Appliances

We all need small appliances for the kitchen that will help us in our daily needs. Choosing a perfect kitchen appliance is essential as it complements our needs and lifestyle. Consider these convenient countertop appliances when renovating or considering buying new appliances for your kitchen:

  • Blenders 

Are you a smoothie person? Are you in need of high power machines? Then blenders will be perfect for you. From frozen margaritas to smoothies, blenders help to crush, mix food perfectly.

  • Slow Cookers 

Are you a person with the hectic schedule and generally do not get time to cook? Then slow cookers will be perfect for you. All you have to do is throw all of your ingredients in there and leave it for a day after setting it up. It is that easy. It will be the best appliance for potluck dinners and one pot meals. There are some pressure cookers too which you can use in your kitchen.

  • Stand Mixers 

Homeowners at some point in time will be in a need of a stand mixer. It is the best appliance when it comes to baking or mixing of ingredients. Stand mixers come in so many varieties and flexibility that you can easily buy as per your needs and willingness to invest. With a stand mixer, you won’t only save a lot of time but you will be able to do multitasking as well.

  • Coffee Makers 

We all drink coffee and it is not an easy task to grind the coffee and prepare a cup for yourself on a daily basis. For this purpose, it is the best to buy a coffee maker, especially a drip maker. All you will have to do with it is set it at night, and you can wake up to a freshly made coffee the next day that would be stored in a drip maker. You can also opt for a thermal carafe that keeps coffee hot for hours.

  • Espresso Machines

Tired of the hissing steam? The espresso machines are perfect for you. It is a high-quality machine which gives a high-quality coffee that grinds and brews for you. Apart from that, another advantage of having an espresso machine is that instead of making only one cup at a time it brews continuously.

  • Food Processors

The food processor can do multitasking for you without the need to worry about cleanliness. It can do slicing, chopping, blending, kneading, etc. it is a perfect appliance for the kitchen tasks which will not only speed up the work but will also do it with efficiency.

  • Toaster Ovens

Toaster ovens provide flexibility for preheating cookies, cakes, pasta etc. It just takes five minutes which is a luxury to have if you have an extra space in the kitchen.

  • Wine Coolers

Wine coolers are sure not for everyone, but it is one of that fun and gadgety tool for wine lovers that serves great wines quickly. It allows you to keep the bottles separately and preserve wine which will allow you to have the wine for at least a week without worrying about its quality getting degraded.

  • Soda Makers

Soda makers have the capability to use refillable carbon dioxide and serve freshly made flavored sodas which are far fewer additives than mass-marketed products.

Kitchen Appliances You Don’t Need | Save Money and Space

So, we juggle between several appliances in the kitchen. We spend a lot of time cooking and we realize there are many kitchen appliances that are just lying in the corner and we don’t actually need them. There are also many kitchen appliances that just comes and goes randomly. Some are purchased without giving much of a though and some are gifted.

The best way to buy a kitchen appliance is when it can do more than just one task. Below there is a list of kitchen appliances that you don’t actually need

·      Yogurt Maker

We all make our own yogurt. Yogurt can also be made with the help of a cooler or even the oven. Due to this, yogurt maker won’t help you much as it just does only one task, takes space in the kitchen for just this one task, when on the other hand money can be saved by making a yogurt on your own and that money can be invested into buying another kitchen appliance.

·      Pastry Cutter

Pastry cutter can be used for more than one thing sure, from chopping of vegetables to cutting boiled eggs. It has several uses that can make dinner biscuits light. But pastry cutter can be easily replaced by a spatula, knife or a fork.

These appliances do not even take much of a space in the kitchen as compared to a pastry cutter. Apart from this, knife and fork are used for multiple purposes, and can also be used to put butter, jam on the bread.

Pasta and Pastry Cutter

·      Zester

The zester is a kitchen utensil that is usually four inches long and is used to obtain zest from lemons and citrus fruits. But this appliance is mostly left to be unused and usually lies around in the kitchen cabinet unfruitfully.

Instead of using a zester a knife can be easily used to slice off the zest of lemon and citrus fruit. An alternate to knife can be a cheese grater that gives you the option of peeling large zest or a smaller one as well.

·      Baby Food Maker

Do you have an old baby maker that you don’t really need and forgot about it as it is lying somewhere in the corner for years now? Yes, I had a same scenario wherein I did not really need the baby food maker.

I only needed them when the kids were little to make small food through the processor. An alternative to a baby food maker is boiling, roasting and steaming the baby food instead of using a baby food maker. It is a simple and effective technique.

·      Rice Cooker

Yes yes, I know many people like rice makers. But I feel that a stove can be used well for cooking rice as well. This gives me the freedom to not find an extra space to store my rice cooker as well.

Rice Cooker