What do you have in your kitchen? There are some kitchen appliances that everyone must have, whether you are a frozen dinner connoisseur or an expert chef. Here are some of the gadgets you’ll want to keep handy in your kitchen for all your cooking needs.
Simply put, blenders are extremely useful. The great thing about them is that you can, as the name implies, blend more than one ingredient together. You can easily put together healthy fruit smoothies, or you can create sauces or soups for lunch or for your evening meal. However, the blades tend to be less sharp than those of a food processor, so a blender is best suited for liquids.
Toaster and Sandwich Maker
Toasters make it extremely easy to crisp bread and bagels, perfect for breakfast or whenever. Similarly, toasters or sandwich makers are perfect for toasting sandwiches, melting cheese and baking in conveniently small quantities so you don’t have to use your full-sized oven.
Slow cookers are the perfect appliance for anyone who wants to create a hearty meal but doesn’t have the time to watch a pan all day. It’s as easy as throwing in all your ingredients, turning the appliance on and then going about your day without worrying about whether your food is burning or sticking to the bottom. From creating comforting soups to mouth-watering casseroles, there’s lots you can make with a slow cooker.
(Check out these 8 slow cooker recipes to warm up your belly this autumn.)
Nowadays, it’s hard to enter any kitchen and not see microwave, and that’s for good reason. Microwaves are convenient and quick for warming up your food in a pinch. You can reheat your leftovers or rewarm your cold cuppa whenever you want. It’s fairly easy to clean a dirty microwave as well. You can even break out your creative chef hat and create inventive recipes using your microwave, such as a cup cake (literally!) or an omelette in a mug.
Whether you’re an amateur baker or you regularly whip up cakes and pies like nobody’s business, you’ll want to invest in a good mixer to keep in your kitchen. If you’ve baked before, then you know how physically difficult it can be to mix ingredients sometimes, so a good mixer will definitely help you out in the future when you need to mix together wet and dry ingredients.
Enjoy the delicious flavours of a charcoal grill without the eye-watering smoke or the indoor fire risks. An electric grill allows you to have all the best perks of a regular outdoor charcoal grill, all in the comfort of your own kitchen. Small, portable and easy to clean, an electric grill can help you prepare food that tends to be much healthier than pan fried food.
If you own several wine bottles, it may be time to invest in a wine cooler to keep them safe, organised and properly chilled. Warm temperatures can affect the quality of your wine, so a dedicated cooler can give you peace of mind.
(Have a nosey at some of the wine coolers on our website here.)