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Why It Is Essential That You Have These Items
Having the best essential items for your kitchen enhances your overall experience. Everything from cooking meals to cleaning your appliances, these essentials are recommended based on our experience, and recommendations we’ve received from our customers and partners.
I have broken down this article into 4 sections; stove items, small appliances, cooking items and appliance cleaning items. All of these categories contain their own essentials which include a link to brands we recommend.
Now lets get started and check out our list.
10 Small Appliances You Must Have
Item #1: Magic Bullet
The Magic Bullet is a excellent and fast blender used for quick shakes like protein shakes, green juice, spice smoothies, and many small quick drinks. Although I wouldn’t recommend using it for large meals, its a great way to get a morning snack.
Our recommended brand is the Magic Bullet brand.
Item #2: Electric Grill
The electric grill is a awesome way to grill your sandwiches, chicken breast, and many other things you would normally toast on a grill.
Our recommended brand would be Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill.
Item #3: Immersion Blender
The immersion blender ultimately achieves a similar goal as the magic bullet, except you can use it for other non-drinking related liquids like tomato sauce, yogurts and many more thick liquid substances.
Our favorite Immersion Blender of choice is the All-Clad Steel Immersion Blender.
Item #4: Kitchen Scale
Sometimes we want to count our calories or at-least measure how much of an ingredient we are adding to our favorite recipe. A kitchen scale is a definite must especially as many of us are trying to eat healthy. Ideally you want to look for a kitchen scale that can measure different units, and also measure in micro-grams.
Our recommended brand is Ozeri Pronto Digital Multi-function Kitchen and Food Scale.
Item #5: Coffee Maker
Why get a coffee from your local coffee franchise when you can make a fresh one right at home. Maybe it won’t taste just like your favorite coffee, but that is why we are introducing our recommended coffee maker which is the Hamilton beach 12-cup programmable 49465R.
Item #6: Food Mixer
A food mixer is used to help to make your favorite dishes. By allowing it to blend thick liquids such as sauce, this is another alternative to the immersion blender.
Our top recommended brand is the Kitchen Aid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart.
Item #7: Slow Cooker
Also known as a crock-pot, is used to cook meals at a very low temperature to help it cook effectively. This is used with a lot of beans such as kidney beans.
One great brand we’ve heard good things about is the Hamilton Beach 6-Quart Temp Tracker.
Item #8: Rice Cooker
For those of us who eat lots of rice, the rice cooker is a saver as it cooks it at the right temperature without it burning on the bottom of the pot. Our favorite rice cooker brand is the Hamilton Beach Rice.
Item #9: Food Processor
Generally used to slice and grand food into pieces, which is greatly used for vegetables, fruits, batter and meat patties. Some of the top food processor brands are the Black & Becker FP4200B-T and Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef 16 Pro.
Item #10: Toaster Oven
Toaster oven is an alternative to your microwave and kitchen oven, as it gets the job done faster than a oven but more efficiently than a microwave. In terms of price, it costs just as much as a microwave and doesn’t take as long nor cost as much to run a typical kitchen oven.
Our top brand for toaster oven is Cuisinart Chef’s Convention Toaster Oven.